Effective educational program with the example of our Youth Time Summer School 2014 participant
Tomas Zahradnik has participated in the Youth Time Summer School. He can be rightfully considered as a local celebrity in his hometown. The Czech newspapers had published some articles about this young man, naming him a true asset of the educational system reforms. Tomas has recently graduated from high school where he, unlike many of us, never yawned life away and studied only the subjects that really appealed to him. Zahradnik is one of the founders of a web portal for high school students called prostredoskolaky.cz, and, perhaps, he is a good role model for all European youth.
Informal education is just an idea promoted by Youth Time in this edition but is already underway in some of the projects envisioned by our active YT members. From our Youth Map portal where young participants have been studiously expressing and engaging their ideas online, we have selected some projects related to informal education to share with our readers this month.
In August 11 – 13, 2014 the Youth Time Magazine representatives took part in the largest professionals-only game industry event in Europe.
The GDC Europe was held in Cologne (Germany) in conjunction with gamescom, the leading European consumer show, creating a full week of activity and opportunity for the games industry.
This confluence of industry professionals allows GDC Europe to address the development community at a central location in the heart of Europe, and command the critical mass of the European games sector. GDC Europe is the essential platform for learning, inspiration and networking for the creators of computer, console, handheld, mobile, social, and online games in Europe.
GDC Europe is hosted by UBM Tech Game Network. UBM Tech Game Network offers market-defining content, and drives community through its award-winning lineup of print, online, and event products and services, including Gamasutra.com.
More about GDC you can find here http://www.gdceurope.com/
On Thursday 7th August, Youth Time joined in the International Academic Conference in Prague to see for ourselves what the great minds of renowned scholars, educators and pHd students had to say on the pressing matters of education.
The scientific topics were as wide and varied as the enthusiastic participants and included such interesting spheres as emerging technologies, distance education, barriers to learning, indigenous issues, psychology and Erasmus exchange programs.
Talks on wireless applications, virtual learning environments and internet technologies supplied the invigorating proceedings with an extremely relevant touch of modernity as the speakers moved beyond the often redundant techniques of years gone by.
The participants themselves came from a surprisingly large background with a welcoming diversity across age, nationality, specialization which lended itself to the multicultural, dynamic and engaging atmosphere of the proceedings.
Youth Time Magazine was extremely grateful to the organizers and for the opportunity to take part in this captivating event which is highly relevant to our upcoming new issue on informal and non-formal education available next month!