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How Do They Do It In...?

What can we learn from other countries' teaching methods, education system and classroom experiences? Alongside sharing some interesting ideas, these programmes teach much about different cultures and ways of living.

There are 21 videos in this series.

30 mins School Dinners - How Do They Do it in Rome?
See how schools in Rome transformed their school meals from awful offerings into some of the best school meals in Europe.
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30 mins Black School Leadership - How Do They Do It In Chicago?
Discover the barriers that many black and Hispanic candidates face when applying for headteacher and school-leader roles in Chicago, and see the strategies that are being implemented to help them.
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30 mins Germany - Vocational Education
This comparative CPD video for vocational 14-19 providers shows Germany's approach to vocational training, following three young people at various stages in their education in Bremen.
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30 mins Japan - Teaching Science
As in the UK, Japan is seeing a shortage of science learners. See how the Japanese government is reversing this worrying trend, and how the subject is taught at schools across the country.
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30 mins Cuba - Performing Arts
This video explores how performing arts, visual arts and cultural learning are taught in three Cuban schools: a primary, a secondary and a school for young art instructors.
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30 mins China - Sport and PE
A fascinating and visually spectacular programme providing unique insights into how Chinese schools, and the country at large, value physical education.
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30 mins Sweden - Early Years
This comparative-CPD video for Early Years providers reveals Sweden's approach to nursery education, their secret to success and the factors that combine to help Swedish children perform so well in European literacy tables.
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15 mins Holland - Sex Education 2
Find out about Long Live Love - Holland's most widely-taught sex education programme for 12-to-15-year-olds.
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15 mins Holland - Sex Education
Teenagers in Holland practise safe sex and less than one per cent of them get pregnant every year compared to six per cent in England. Can the Dutch approach to sex education take the credit?
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30 mins Hungary - Primary Maths
Hungary's successful approach to teaching primary maths has pupils absorbing concepts early on, manipulating objects, using visual models and learning mental maths techniques. They begin written maths later than in the UK.
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30 mins Norway - Anti Bullying
Norway has reduced bullying in some schools by 50 per cent. Here you can find out why Norwegians are such pioneers in tackling bullying, and explore the key features of their successful approach.
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15 mins France - Teaching Handwriting
An educational philosophy encompassing all creative subjects backs up the teaching of handwriting in France.
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30 mins Bosnia - Teaching History
This video reveals the importance of history in shaping national identity, by looking at how history is taught in Bosnia.
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45 mins South Africa - Teaching Singing
The UK's National Ambassador for Singing, Howard Goodall, finds out how rural and urban schools in South Africa use singing in everyday learning.
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30 mins India - Teaching Empire
With the British Empire being a Key Stage 3 history topic, this video looks at the other side of the coin by exploring how the subject is taught in India.
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15 mins Scotland - CPD
Find out how the Scottish education system manages CPD, and hear two Chartered Teachers explain how their status works for them.
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30 mins Germany - Early Years Engineering
To inspire young people who may have lost interest in science and technology, engineering companies in Germany are producing teaching resources, and training kindergarten teachers to help encourage skills and interest in the subjects from Early Years ...
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30 mins The USA - Global Citizenship post 9/11
This comparative CPD resource for primary and secondary teachers reveals a US school district's pioneering approach to inspiring students to learn about foreign affairs, with innovative global citizenship lessons.
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30 mins Vietnam - Teaching the Vietnam War
Vietnamese teaching about the Vietnam War is in crisis, despite its close proximity and abundance of local sources. This comparative CPD resource for KS3/KS4 history teachers reveals the challenges with teaching the subject.
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30 mins Russia - Teaching World War II
Two Russian schools, from cities that were German-occupied during the second world war, show how they teach about the conflict and its impact on their country, in this comparative CPD resource for KS3/KS4 history teachers.
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30 mins Japan - Teaching Respect and Manners
Discover the role of Japanese education in encouraging children to have good manners and respect for others, in this comparative CPD resource for KS1/KS2/KS3 global citizenship teachers.
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