f educational and professional development opportunities in the field of Cultural Diplomacy and related fields, to be hosted by the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy in partnership with other leading organizations. You can learn more about these opportunities and programs by reading the information shown below. We would be extremely grateful if this announcement could be shared with your colleagues, students and other interested parties by forwarding the information provided below. To view the complete recently announced ICD calendar of programs and events for 2014, please click here For any further information or further enquiries, you are welcome to send us an email at email@example.com With warm regards, Mark Donfried Director General Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) Genthiner Str. 20; Berlin, Germany-10785 Phone: 00.49.(0)30.2360-7680 Facebook »; Twitter »; You Tube » firstname.lastname@example.org; www.culturaldiplomacy.org
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The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies
The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (of the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy) offers educational and professional development opportunities for individuals interested in pursuing further education and careers in academia, diplomacy, government, and/or the private sector. The CCDS focuses in particular on exploring the balance between hard and soft power, the process of globalization in an interdependent world, international economics & business multiculturalism, intercultural dialogue & exchange, human rights, religion, and the ability for culturally based initiatives to further mutual understanding and in turn to foster global peace and stability. The information enclosed below provides further details on the programs and events of the CCDS.
BA, MA & PhD Programs in Cultural Diplomacy
In cooperation with: the Furtwangen University (HFU), Germany; the University of Siena, Italy; the University of Bucharest, Romania; the Babes-Bolyai University (BBU), Romania
(Berlin; Program Start for Fall Semester: November 17th, 2014 /// Winter Semester: January 5th, 2015; February 16th, 2015 /// Spring Semester: March 30th, 2015; May 11th, 2015)
The Degree Programs operate under a joint partnership between the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy and leading European universities. The Degrees are all awarded by the Universities, which are recognized as fully accredited institutions of higher education with the right to award university degrees. The CCDS is currently accepting applications for the following programs:
BA Program in Political Science with concentration on Cultural Diplomacy
Combined BA-MA Program in Political Science, Global Governance and Cultural Diplomacy
One Year MA in Global Governance & Cultural Diplomacy
MA in Globalization & Cultural Diplomacy with concentration on International Relations
MA in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy
MA in International Economics, Business & Cultural Diplomacy
Online MA in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy
PhD Program in International Relation & Cultural Diplomacy
To apply please submit the online application form found HERE.
The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2014 "A World without Walls": Opportunities for Peace Building in a Time of Global Insecurity" (Berlin; November 7th - 10th, 2014 - Held Parallel to the Berlin Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall") www.berlinwall25.org To apply please submit the online application form found HERE Berlin Economic Forum 2014-24 " Sustainable Economies, Sustainable Technologies, Sustainable Industries " (Berlin; November 8th - 12th, 2014) www.berlin-forum.org To apply please submit the online application form found HERE
Certificate Programs in Cultural Diplomacy
(Berlin; Next Programs Start: November 3rd - 14th, 2014)
The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies has developed the Certificate Programs in Cultural Diplomacy in order to offer and provide participants with comprehensive, tailored learning opportunities in a number of related fields. Each program features lectures, seminars and workshops lead by experts from the fields of international politics, diplomacy, academia, civil society, and the private sector. The CCDS is currently accepting applications for the following programs: To apply please submit the online application form found HERE.
International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy
Global Governance & Cultural Diplomacy
Cultural Diplomacy & Conflict Zone Mediation
Cultural Diplomacy, Sustainable Development & the Global Markets
Cultural Diplomacy & the European-African Alliance
Weeklong Seminars in Cultural Diplomacy
E-Learning Programs in Cultural Diplomacy
Professional Development Programs in Cultural Diplomacy
(Next Starting Dates: October 1st - 30th, 2014; November 1st - 30th, 2014; December 1st - 31st, 2014; January 1st - 31st, 2015)
The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies has developed the E-Learning Programs in order to offer individuals interested in the field of Cultural Diplomacy and related areas the opportunity to increase their knowledge and experience in this fascinating and expanding field. The E-Learning Programs have been designed to be studied at a distance, giving students the flexibility to study from any location in the world within a structured and supportive framework. The CCDS is currently accepting applications for the following programs: To apply please submit the online application form found HERE.
International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy
Global Governance & Cultural Diplomacy
Cultural Diplomacy, Sustainable Development & the Global Markets
Cultural Diplomacy & the New Media
Cultural Diplomacy & Conflict Zone Mediation
Cultural Diplomacy for Diplomats
Organization for Youth Education & Development Young Leaders' Forums
(Forthcoming Weeklong Seminars & Conferences)
(Next Programs for Fall 2014: Berlin, November 5th - 10th, 2014)
The OYED Young Leaders' Forums are international networks of like-minded young individuals with an interest in developing, supporting, and sustaining intercultural relations. Over the past decade, the OYED Young Leaders' Forums have grown to become one of Europe’s largest independent, cultural exchange organizations, hosting programs which facilitate interaction among young individuals of all cultural, academic, and professional backgrounds from across the world. To view the Calendar of the forthcoming forums, please click HERE. To apply please submit the online application form found HERE. …
mber this year. For those who are interested in the range of opinions people have expressed these past few months, here's a good place to start: http://www.scoop.it/t/badges-for-lifelong-learning
Even if you don't plan to apply, we value (and read!) every opinion we find online, and want to know what you think. If you do plan to apply, or just want to catch up with all this talk about badges, I've pasted a short version of the call for proposals below. (We are also hosting an informational webinar today, Tuesday, October 25 at 3pm EST.)
Tell us what you think about badges and learning, either here or over on the Badges group on HASTAC.org. We're listening!
-----Timeline for the HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition has been extended. Stage One deadline is now November 14th at 5pm PST----
Full information at: http://www.dmlcompetition.netThe Fourth HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition is now accepting Stage One applications from institutions/organizations with compelling learning content for which a badge or set of badges would be useful for recognizing and making visible learning that takes place in a particular area or topic. Stage One applications are now due November 14th, see information below. This year’s Competition, held in collaboration with the Mozilla Foundation, focuses on badges for lifelong learning and explores digital badges as a means to inspire learning, confirm accomplishment, and/or validate the acquisition of knowledge or skills.
If you are planning on submitting an application and have questions, please join us October 25th at 3pm EST for Digital Media and Learning Competition:Application and Process webinar during which we will be taking questions from applicants. You can register at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/416674326.Awards will be made in two separate, but related competitions:
Badges Competition (three stages) (http://dmlcompetition.net/Competition/4/badges-competition-cfp.php)
Awards: $10,000 to $200,000
The Badges Competition is designed to encourage the creation of digital badges and badge systems that support, identify, recognize, measure, and account for new skills, competencies, knowledge, and achievements for 21st century learners wherever and whenever learning takes place. It is comprised of three stages, with finalists being chosen in Stages One and Two, and ultimately forming a collaborative team in Stage Three. It is this collaborative Stage Three proposal that is subject to award. Institutional/organizational applicants from outside of the United States are welcome to apply in any stage.
Stage One: Identify Badge Learning Content and Programs (http://dmlcompetition.net/Competition/4/badges-stage-1.php)
Deadline: November 14, 2011
Who should apply: Institutions/organizations/legal entities from any sector and of any size--from a small non-profit to a large corporation--with compelling learning content, activities, or programs for which a badge or set of badges would be useful for recognizing and making visible learning that takes place in a particular area or topic.
Stage Two: Badge Design and Technical Proposals (http://dmlcompetition.net/Competition/4/badges-stage-2.php)
Deadline: January 12, 2012
Who should apply: Organizations, teams, or individuals skilled in the design of badge systems and implementation of badge technology. These applicants will focus their designs on the content and programs proposed by either Stage One applicants or Digital Media and Learning Competition collaborators.
Stage Three: Match-making and Finals (http://dmlcompetition.net/Competition/4/badges-stage-3.php)
Stage 3 Meeting: February 28, 2012
No application needed--finalists from Stages One and Two will be selected to advance. Stage Three pairs Stage Two finalists with Stage One finalists and/or collaborators, to form comprehensive teams who will work together to finalize collaborative badge proposals.
Badges, Trophies, and Achievements:
Recognition and Accreditation for Informal and Interest-Driven Learning
5 awards, $5,000-80,000
Research Grant: $60,000; Workshop/Working Group funding, in addition: $20,000Doctoral Student Grants (2): $20,000Student Prize: $5,000Faculty Prize: $5,000
Deadline: November 28, 2011
Online networks, digital resources, and gaming environments provide rich opportunities for learning that is demand-driven and learner-centered. More and more people are turning to networked knowledge communities, online tutorials, and other digital resources for wide ranging learning needs. While learning is migrating to these more informal and non-institutionalized kinds of contexts, we still have little research that examines how people assess, recognize, and display the learning that happens in these settings. What are the emerging techniques and practices for managing reputation and recognizing learning? What are the broad historical and structural understandings of how accreditation operates in our changing social and cultural environment? What systems exist for recognizing learning outside of formal degree and training programs? How do credentials and other displays of achievement operate in the digital and networked world? What kinds of skills and experiences have not been well captured by existing credentialing and recognition systems? How is the landscape of credentialing changing (or not) with the shift to digital and networked society?
We seek empirical and theoretical research focusing on these questions. Studies should focus on areas such as:
Ranking, badging, and achievement systems in games, clubs, competitions, and other forms of interest-driven activities.
Accreditation and certificates outside of formal degree programs, including areas such as work skills training, language, writing and critical capabilities, arts, crafts, and other trades.
The role of credentials, badges, and other recognitions of achievement in career and reputation development.
Empirical, theoretical, and critical studies of how companies, groups, institutions, and individuals produce, utilize, and exploit various credentialing and reputation systems.
Informational WebinarsWe invite you to learn more about open badges and this Competition during a series of interactive webinars hosted by the Mozilla Foundation and the HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media & Learning Competition.
For full webinar schedule visit http://www.dmlcompetition.net/Blog/2011/10/webinarinformational-sessions-sched...--------------------Additional Resourceshttp://hastac.org/groups/badges-lifelong-learninghttp://hastac.org/forums/have-questions-about-badgeshttp://openbadges.org/http://planet.openbadges.org/http://www.scoop.it/t/badges-for-lifelong-learning
Connect with the Digital Media and Learning Competition
Web: www.dmlcompetition.netTwitter: www.twitter.com/dmlCompFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DMLcompLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Digital-Media-Learning-Competition-3935137
Online English teacher, blogger and writer.
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Sylvia's English Online
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English Teachers but is suitable for all teaching subjects
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The power of harnessing learning management systems to inspire fun, creativity, and brain-friendly learning while making a difference in the larger scheme of things.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
I've been doing a lot of research and practice into learning management systems and collaborative learning recently, and I'm inspired by the 'hidden benefits' of global platforms for social/emotional learning, interactivity through multi-media and how novel experiences enhance creativity and lateral thinking.
There are psychological factors to do with sharing, 'aha' moments, and insights that naturally evolve in the right circumstances and build ongoing momentum for a class, a blended learning set-up, global collaboration between schools, or massive online courses.
The humanistic element is naturally inherent in this type of planning and can bring lasting change and inter-cultural understanding.
Learning management systems give us the power to facilitate groups of learners asynchronously and reach out across the world.
But what does that really mean?
What does it entail?
How far can imagination take you?
How can it be streamlined, simple and build up its own momentum?
I will explore these questions while giving examples of:
- simple learning management systems
- creative activities that empower learners
- social and emotional glue to inspire
- promoting transformative learning outcomes
- promoting peace, inclusiveness and humanistic connectivity regardless of 'what' you teach.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:
I have own personal website and blog, and I also blog for an online platform called WizIQ.
A lot of my relevant articles are on WizIQ so I'm adding this link also and a pinterest link to related articles.
How To Turn Your Learning Management system Into An Online Playground. from Sylvia's English Online…
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“complexification of human circumstances” has made the nexus between complexityand education a timely and purposeful subject for examination.
On The Horizon announces a Special Issue on “Complexity and the Future of Education,” and invites authors to submit papers addressing the implications of an increasingly complex, problematic and uncertain future for today’s didactic and determinist educational processes.
contact: Tom P. Abeles, editor1"">
critical dates: 15 October 2010 – 1 page proposals due
1 November 2010 – Notice of Acceptance
1 January 2011 – Draft of Papers due
1 February 2011 – Final Paper due
paper parameters: Papers should be in essay style, conforming to basic guidelines under the author section of the publisher, Emerald. www.emeraldinsight.com Length may be up to 5,000 words, with structured abstracts, key words, and footnotes as appropriate; and it may include links to Websites. Submissions must be sent in MSWord as an e-mail attachment.
theme: The media today routinely describes both the major problems confronting humankind and their potential solutions as being “complex.” Some educational boosters have even begun to cite “increasing complexity” as yet another reason why we must produce more graduates in science, math and technology. Critics counter that the modern sciences fail to acknowledge the complexity of the real world, and foster a misleading certainty of expectations that leads people to pursue simple solutions for complex problems,and to discount contrarian ideas and “inconvenient truths.”
Practitioners in many disciplines are sharply divided over the potential role of the current model of formal education in preparing society to live and work in a complex world. Some, in leadership development, for example, believe that only a small fraction of the population possess the natural “cognitive competence” to coherently address complex issues. These people, they argue, should be identified by testing in early childhood and given special schooling that nurtures their rare innate abilities for the good of us all.
On the other hand, some educators believe that “ordinary” people can be taught practical skills for addressing complex issues, and that young people today are already learning to deal with complexity through their experience with computer games and simulations. But scholars of complexity science counter that simply adding analytical skills to traditional curricula would be wholly insufficient to convey a general understanding of complex phenomena. They foresee the need for a complete restructuring of established epistemology.
Meanwhile, technophiles are embracing the “singularity” scenario, in which the complexity of a growing share of important decisions exceeds human reasoning capacity, and where significant problems are delegated to artificial intelligences and “humachine” hybrids. uppercase"">If all our intellectual “heavy lifting” were assigned to
smart machines, would education focus on the humanities and creative arts as a means of enriching lives made routine and predictable by intelligent decision-making systems?
Alternatively others argue that spontaneous cyber-collaboration will enable us to mobilize humanity’s collective competencies and sensibilities to master our increasingly complex circumstances without ceding control of our destiny to smart machines. This vision of the future suggests an entirely different mission for educators.
While education is clearly a major influence on how we deal with complexity today, how we eventually arrange to cope with increasing complexity will just as clearly influence the content and delivery of education in the not-too-distant future.
*Papers submitted in response to this Call for Papers will also be considered for inclusion in a 2-day Forum on the Future of Education co-sponsored by On the Horizon and the World Future Society in Vancouver, B.C. in July 2011.
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