Tag: schools

November 1, 2022
Reimagining Education Policy

Reimagining Education Policy

The Armenian government has recently attempted to reconfigure the country’s educational system, with the stated goal of increasing efficiency and enhancing quality. While this is a noble effort, without quantified analysis, it leads to more questions than answers.

February 9, 2022
Innovative Teaching Tools

Innovative Teaching Tools

Back in 2020, the Paradigma Education Foundation published the “Guidebook on History Teaching: Why, How?” for teachers in Armenia the purpose of which is to develop active historical thinking. This year, they launched another innovative tool for teachers—a gender history pack—called History #5. Co-founder Narek Manukyan speaks to EVN Report about the idea, the journey and the purpose of this new tool.

December 16, 2020

HALO Trust: Clearing the Way

HALO Trust is working to clear unexploded ordnance from schools, homes, gardens, fields and public spaces in Stepanakert and other towns and cities following the 2020 Artsakh War. Nick Smart, Regional Director, Europe for HALO Trust talks about the situation, the challenges and needs in the coming years to ensure the land is safe.

March 17, 2020
Distance Education in Times of Coronavirus

Distance Education in Times of Coronavirus

Educational institutions around the world are moving to online learning as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc. Narek Manukyan examines the Armenian education system’s preparedness for distance learning following the government’s announcement of a one-month state of emergency in the country.

November 18, 2019
Making Sense of the ‘Controversy’ Behind Education Reforms

Making Sense of the ‘Controversy’ Behind Education Reforms

Protests erupted after a draft education reform agenda was publicized that sought to make Armenian language, literature and history courses optional in universities. However, there are a number of other proposed reforms that could potentially undermine the independence of universities that have been left out of the public discourse.

March 31, 2019

The Armenian Footprint of Isfahan

Isfahan is more than just a place with an abundance of blue, hospitality and diplomacy, Isfahan is also Julfa, the old Armenian neighborhood where the domes of churches are not pointed but rather round like a Mosque’s, where an Armenian community, since 1605, continues to exist and has become an inseparable part of the fabric of this city once built to be the center of the world.

November 13, 2018
Hayk Daveyan

The Challenges of National Educational Assessments in Armenia

While Armenia has participated in several international comparative educational assessments, and has designed national assessment tools, neither have been implemented properly. Today, more than ever, there is a great need to properly analyze existing data that can inform educational policy making and curriculum development.