(MA) is the editor of ELM Magazine.
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Development aid a must for building democracy in Palestine
Anne Tastula, in her column, brings attention to an important matter: the allocation of development aid to the Palestinian territories. Concerns about the potential misappropriation of funds and their alleged connection to terrorist groups have raised questions about the sustainability of aid from European countries. However, Tastula emphasizes the imperative need to recognise the crucial role that development aid plays in addressing the stability of the area.
Want to be a part of a herd of makers?
We talked to people involved in maker communities across Europe. Whatever the activity is, being creative together is what really matters.
Community Engagement as a pillar of degree programmes in Palestine
Pursuing higher education can be the only way to spend time, if there is no work or other possibilities. Palestinian university engages students by offering engagement with the community.
Open online education ensures education for all
Two education experts share their visions on the democratic potential of the open online education and resources.
Three reasons for taking adult education out of the classroom
Using outdoors as a learning environment for children and youth has become more popular. Should we follow the same path with adult education?
Making up the empathy deficit
Empathy is a necessary skill in the future, when humankind is solving more and more complex global problems together. Increasing empathy in societies has become a more prominent issue.
Tools for democratic education
Three educators and innovators introduce their methods for more democratic learning and creating.
How to lie with statistics
Statistics are used for clarifying big data and making it more comprehensible. They can also be used in misleading ways, either by accident or in order to influence us. Do we actually understand statistics and the numbers behind all the news?
How does stress affect our learning abilities?
Facing an unexpected situation causes a stress reaction that can physiologically be compared to fear. These changes have an impact on what we memorise and how we learn.
Improvising the unexpected
An improv mindset, which professionals of numerous fields train by applying methods from stage improv, helps them to become more observant and cooperative. Facing the unexpected is less stressful with the right attitude and energy.