The Archive for Education recently celebrated its second birthday and received tons of praise. Flemish Minister of Education Hilde Crevits and a couple of wildly enthusiastic teachers explain why the platform is such an asset in the classroom: ‘Teaching the way we did 50 years ago belongs to the past.’ But how do these teachers captivate their classroom?
Two years since the launch of The Archive for Education, 46.000 users can use audiovisual material from 32 Flemish archives in their classroom thanks to this imagebank. Some of them share their experiences in the clip above.
One of the major benefits of the archive is that the clips are handpicked by teachers for teachers. Durability is also an important factor, which is why The Archive for Education uses permanent links. Clips selected by a teacher during the preparation for his lessons this year, can be found using the the same link the next year. Surely a lot of new material will also have become available by then: the image archive is continuously enriched with items based on requests from teachers and collaborations with several partners. Since January, the project KLAAR for example makes current, complex subjects understandable for younger students.