STUDYING IN SWITZERLAND 2014

News

Better chances for Swiss schools abroad

28.11.14 / Educational politics

1st January 2015, the law on Swiss schools abraod is becoming effective. For the schools this means more operational flexibility and encouragement of vocational education as well as a possibility for new schools. Simultaneously Swiss schools abroad promote Swiss culture and education worldwide.

www.news.admin.ch (German)

Expo 2015: Learn, Develop, Share

21.11.14 / Event / School project

In May the Expo 2015 will open with the theme «Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life». In this context, The Swiss Embassy and the Italian Ministry of Education created an innovative school project for upper secondary pupils. The project comes in four languages and includes an APP competition.

www.expoitaliasvizzera.it

Student computer and information literacy study

20.11.14 / Media competence / Publication

This new ICILS study on media competence offers the first international comparison on student computer and information literacy in 20 countries. Results: Swiss girls and boys alike, in grade 8, have an average knowledge of computer and internet literacy compared to other participating countries.

icils2013.acer.edu.au

Results of JAMES Study 2014

03.11.14 / Publication

97% of young mobile phone users in Switzerland own a smartphone, which they use more frequently for multimedia purposes and for browsing the internet than for making phone calls. These are the results of the latest JAMES Study by ZHAW and Swisscom among 1000 young Swiss aged between 12 and 19.

www.swisscom.ch

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Agenda

Swiss Handycap 2014

28.11.14 - 29.11.14 / Lucerne Fair

Fair

Swiss Handicap 2014 is a national exhibition dedicated to the needs and concerns of people suffering from a disability or an illness of a mental, physical, psychological or sensory nature. Visitors are brought up to date by a wide range of lectures and workshops on current topics, products, services and developments.

www.swiss-handicap.ch

DETAILS

Event languages: German, French, English
School Grades: Special needs education

ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN

03.12.14 - 05.12.14 / Berlin

Conference

ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN is the largest global conference on technology supported learning and training for the corporate, education and public service sectors. This years motto evolves around Changing Learning, two words inextricably linked in our transformative digital age.

www.online-educa.com

DETAILS

Event languages: English
School Grades: Independent of levels

Educating the Educators

15.12.14 - 16.12.14 / Essen, Germany

Conference

This international conference will connect researchers and practitioners engaged in the field of maths and science education in order to discuss concepts of scaling-up teacher professional development. A special feature of this conference is that it will initiate an exchange between teacher education centres in the different countries.

educating-the-educators.ph-freiburg.de

DETAILS

Event languages: English
School Grades: Independent of levels

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