The newly-crowned Global Teacher of the Year has used her award to highlight some of the harsh living conditions faced by the children she teaches in inner-city London. Art and textiles teacher Andria Zafirakou is the first UK winner of the US $1 million Global Teacher Prize, which is presented annually to an exceptional teacher who has made an ‘outstanding contribution...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

What students can learn from studying videogames

Are videogames the missing element in the English curriculum? Debates about the purpose of English are not new. Perhaps the most highly politicised subject in the curriculum, English is tasked with developing literacy skills so today’s...Read more
|Comment|author: Dr Alex Bacalja

Building inclusive play spaces

Anne-Marie Spencer argues building inclusive play spaces is possible when we consider the whole child, whole environment, and whole community. Inclusive play. Ask 10 people what it means and it’s quite possible you’ll get 10 different...Read more
|2 comments|author: Anne-Marie Spencer

South Korea: designing safer cities for children

With 32 percent fewer traffic accidents involving children, Seoul, South Korea is one example of how changing street design can improve road safety. According to a 2008 World Health Organization (WHO) report, 21 percent of all...Read more
|Comment|author: Claudia Adriazola-Steil, Wei Li and Ben Welle

Transforming everyday urban spaces into playgrounds

Urban Thinkscape provides children from low-income families with mental stimulation by embedding play and learning opportunities in public spaces. A group of psychologists, architects and educators are behind the project. Based in Philadelphia, Urban Thinkspace creatively...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo

New conference board Child in the City

Child in the City will have a new conference board. The Child in the City Foundation together with the City of Vienna will form the new conference programme committee for the upcoming World Conference. To ensure...Read more
|Comment|author: Johan Haarhuis

An urban understanding of cyberbullying

Research has found that in many countries around the world cyberbullying rates have actually tripled over the last few years. That means that 87 percent of today’s youth have encountered or witnessed some form of...Read more
|Comment|author: Charlotte Williams