Cloud 08 Diversity and Equality in Different Contexts


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Research and practice concerned with improving learning must consider diversity and equality for both the education, and other corporate, workforces as well as the professional training routes to enter them. Diversity and equality are not options. UNESCO’s declaration, “Towards 2030: a new vision for education” directs us to “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. The cloud offers an arena for practitioners and researchers in all types of educational organizations and corporate learning and development settings to present and share ideas and knowledge through research projects, practices and models encompassing national contexts, organizational structures, cultures and practices, and in individual praxis and interaction. The network supports work in broad contexts including, but also going beyond, gender, ethnicity and race, whilst being open to questioning whether these categories are immutable in professional settings seeking to improve learning. Discussions and research about this theme can raise sensitive and challenging issues therefore the cloud encourages practices and ideas that enhance individuals’ participation and feelings of belonging by encouraging diversity of thought.

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Upcoming: Cloud 8 webinar on 'Digital competences and inclusion'

We are happy to invite you to the upcoming Cloud 8 webinar, "Digital Competences and Inclusion," scheduled for Friday, September 20th, 2024, from 10:30 to 13:00 CET. Enjoy two insightful presentations by

1) Dilek Dede, Istanbul University, Türkiye ‘The views of talented and gifted students on technology-assistive Mathematics learning in Turkey within the digital inclusion lens’

2) Eila Burns, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland ‘Considering the effects of cultural diversity on digital competence’

There will be dedicated time for questions and discussions, ensuring a dynamic and interactive experience. There is no fee to join the event (the registration payment will be €0) but registration is necessary to receive event details and ZOOM link.

We hope to see you there!

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We are happy to share the three presentations from the Cloud 8 webinar "Challenging ideas, new methods and different fields for diversity and equality" with you! You can consult the insightful presentations from April 2024 below.

‘Focusing on diverse user needs and personas: inclusive tourism as business generator’ by Nele Bylios (PXL University of Applied Sciences, Belgium)

Capturing equal educational opportunities: a photovoice exploration of secondary schools’ by Katrien Hermans (University of Hasselt, Belgium)

‘Promoting human dignity in culturally diverse teams’ by Danaë Huijser (University of Humanistic Studies, The Netherlands)