Category Archives: international

SGLI 2017 – Becoming peacemakers with friends from around the world

Guest bloggers:  Robin Nordström, Alice Corneliusson, Sahand Salary For the eighth year in a row, the Student Global Leadership Institute (SGLI) brought more than 70 high school students from 23 schools in 9 countries to Hawaii. The three high school students … Continue reading

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Students say MEPNL was “eye-opening and enlightening”

Students say participating in #MEPNL was both eye-opening and enlightening … #learningbydoing #simulationisreal #authenticlearning Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cities – Year 2 Spets project

Student authors of this blog post are: Anna Winberg, Astrid Körmendi, Clara Bergström, Ellinor Myrman and Liv Havander Every year after Christmas break VRG Djursholm has two weeks reserved from regular school work. These two weeks are often referred to as … Continue reading

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Student exchange leads to real learning – reflections from our Tanzanian guests

During the past two weeks, we have had the honor to host 8 students and 1 teacher from our partner school, Barbro Johansson School in Tanzania.  During their visit, they have visited classes, played in the snow, tried winter sports, … Continue reading

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Learning about issues we have never considered before through debate …

(guest bloggers: Kristine, Malva and Felicia) Over this past weekend, we had the opportunity to attend a Pro-Am BP debating tournament at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia. We traveled there as representatives of VRGD but also in … Continue reading

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We’ve been #benchlearning about Innovative Learning Environments in Denmark

In early October, all of the VRG Djusholm teachers traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark to think about and discuss how to create innovative learning environments (ILE).  Through literature studies, school visits and disciplined dialogue in cross-curricular teacher teams, we were able … Continue reading

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International Relations students involve whole campus in their studies

During a recent assignment, students in our International Relations (IR) class involved our whole campus in their assignment regarding NGOs (non-government organizations). As a part of their elective course, IR, students were asked to investigate how NGOs work – structure, … Continue reading

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What we learned on our study trip to Tanzania …

(This blog entry is written by many students – a collaborative effort of all the students who participated in this study trip …) Day 1 -2: Environmental Field Studies in Selous Our group of 14 students and two teachers land in … Continue reading

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What can you learn at a debate tournament?

Guest blog author:  Alexander Käll Debate is a great way to improve analytical thinking and public speaking skills. Debate is a platform which allows for intellectual competition and meeting people from different backgrounds and cultures. Myself (Alexander Käll), Lovisa Hökstrand, … Continue reading

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Sahar El-Nadi shares her “Book of Joy” and the idea of “Ikigai” with English 7 students

How can we promote peace and tolerance? How can we understand and communicate with persons from different cultures?   On Monday, November 9th, we were lucky enough to welcome Sahar El-Nadi to our English 7 classes to discuss and brainstorm … Continue reading

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