Articles: Education

Learn More - looking at the start of year (13 June 2017)

Learn More - looking at the start of year (13 June 2017)

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On this week's Learn More, Sean Power - head of the Institut Florimont - looks at how the schools prepare for the new academic year. That preparation is going on now - even before the end of th...

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Learn More - Leadership (23 May 2017)

Learn More - Leadership (23 May 2017)

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On this edition of Learn More, Sean Power from the Institut Florimont looks at how to give children today direction on how to be leaders.

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Learn More: Keeping parents up to date (10 May 2017)

Learn More: Keeping parents up to date (10 May 2017)

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On this week's Learn More, Sean Power from the Institut Florimont tells us how schools make sure the parents are kept right up to date on their child's progress and the wider range of subje...

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Learn More: Keeping track of objectives (3 May 2017)

Learn More: Keeping track of objectives (3 May 2017)

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On this week's edition of Learn More, Sean Power from the Institute Florimont looks at how schools make sure the kids are keeping up with the class.

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Toastmasters; Winning in Winterthur

Toastmasters; Winning in Winterthur

Mid Morning Mix

Ulrike Laubner is a keen Toastmaster and organiser of the Winning in Winterthur event.

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Learn More: What makes a good private school? (26 April 2017)

Learn More: What makes a good private school? (26 April 2017)

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On this week's Learn More, Sean Power, director at Institut Florimont looks at what makes a good private school.

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Word of Mouth - Handwriting, remember it?

Word of Mouth - Handwriting, remember it?

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Today Garry Littman is talking about handwriting. Remember that? Hand-writing, yes it was a combination of a hand-held, low tech instrument called a pen which could be applied to vegetal prod...

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Learn More: Extra programmes  (17 April 2017)

Learn More: Extra programmes (17 April 2017)

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On this week's show, Sean Power looks at how private schools are maintaining extra programmes - such as music - when public schools are cutting back

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Learn More: Why good grades are not enough  (10 April 2017)

Learn More: Why good grades are not enough (10 April 2017)

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On this week's show, Sean Power from the Institut Florimont says getting good grades may not be enough - many universities want more from their prospective students

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Learn More: preparing for the future (3 April 2017)

Learn More: preparing for the future (3 April 2017)

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On this week's show, Sean Power from the Institut Florimont looks at how schools need to make sure today's children are ready for the changes the future will surely bring

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Learn More: Exchange programmes (27 March 2017)

Learn More: Exchange programmes (27 March 2017)

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On this week's edition of Learn More, Sean Power from the Institut Florimont looks at how exchange programmes can benefit children - on each side.

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Word of Mouth - Breaking in, breaking out and breaking up

Word of Mouth - Breaking in, breaking out and breaking up

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The English language is relatively simple, according to many, especially when compared with French verbs and the unnecessary complications of learning whether a table or a wall is feminine or mascu...

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Whats on at the UN? African Artists for Development

Whats on at the UN? African Artists for Development

UN Roundup

Human Rights Council enters its final week with updates and debates on Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Haiti, Libya, Ukraine, Sri Lanka. Daniel Johnson explains th...

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Word of Mouth - Brian is in the kitchen...

Word of Mouth - Brian is in the kitchen...

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A question for you. Where is Brian? Brian is in the kitchen. And... my tailor is rich. Here are two phrases that may inspire a groan or a sigh for a French speaker learning English. They ...

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Learn More: Holistic Education (15 March 2017)

Learn More: Holistic Education (15 March 2017)

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On this edition of Learn More, Sean Power from the Institut Florimont explains what he means by a 'Holistic Education'.

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Learn More: Educational Philosophy (8 March 2017)

Learn More: Educational Philosophy (8 March 2017)

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On this edition of Learn More, Sean Power from the Institut Florimont tells us his educational philosophy.

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Word of Mouth - "Anthony & Cleopatra!" - Who am I?

Word of Mouth - "Anthony & Cleopatra!" - Who am I?

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This week Garry has a riddle for you. A little 'who am I...?' Can you guess?

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Word of Mouth - The criminal lunatic who wrote the dictionary

Word of Mouth - The criminal lunatic who wrote the dictionary

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Work began in 1857 on the book that would later be known as the Oxford English Dictionary. After five years, the project had reached the word 'ant'. Why so slow? The project called on volunt...

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Learn More: The importance of teachers (27 February 2017)

Learn More: The importance of teachers (27 February 2017)

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On this week's edition of Learn More, Sean Power from the Institut Florimont tells us what he looks for when recruiting new staff.

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Learn More: changes over the past 12 years  (20 February 2017)

Learn More: changes over the past 12 years (20 February 2017)

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In this week's edition of Learn More, Sean Power from the Institut Florimont in Geneva takes a look at how the school has changed over the past 12 years - and the improved choices for parents and s...

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Word of Mouth - Let absinthe take the blame

Word of Mouth - Let absinthe take the blame

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The absinthe heyday came to a rather unfortunate end...

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Word of Mouth - Absinthe; the drink of artists

Word of Mouth - Absinthe; the drink of artists

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Welcome to part two of three episodes about the infamous drink absinthe which began its life in a small village near Neuchatel in Switzerland in 1792.

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Word of Mouth - When absinthe was cheaper than wine

Word of Mouth - When absinthe was cheaper than wine

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This is the first of three episodes from Garry Littman about the cult drink absinthe. It’s a story that begins well and ends rather badly.

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What's on at the UN? Holocaust remembrance

What's on at the UN? Holocaust remembrance

UN Roundup

Daniel Johnson from the UN is with us once again to run through the week's events. We'll start with a recap on last week, hear from Stephen O'Brien and get to the bottom of more of those UN acronym...

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