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Variation in the “how” and authentic tasks are key to student motivation

As a school leader, I think a lot about what motivates the students at my school. Of course, our work is greatly informed by current educational research on this topic. Yet, I am left to ponder how does this scientific … 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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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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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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Students learn when they have to defend their ideas – MEPBSR in Helsinki

Ten students from VRG participated in Model European Parliament in the Baltic Sea Region (MEPBSR) in Helsinki, Finland April 13 – 18.  This program allows students the opportunity to participate in a parliament simulation program. As representatives of Sweden, these … Continue reading

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Culture shock in Turkey leads to new knowledge about Europe …

From May 6th to 11th, four VRG students (Frida Råhlander, Erik Lewenhaupt, Jacqueline Björklund, and Hanna Thunegård) participated in the 9th international Istanbul Youth Forum. Students from all over the EU and Turkey met to discuss issues of importance such … Continue reading

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Teams from VRGD competed in the Kungsholmens Cup in Debate last Saturday

Three teams of three competed in the annual KG Cup at Kungholmens Gymnasiet last Saturday. VRGD has a newly formed Debating Society and this was one of our first competitions. The full results can be seen here>> More info about debate … Continue reading

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Rhetoric students debate with each other …

At VRG, many students study rhetoric.  This week the two rhetoric courses took on each other in a friendly competition in the form of serious and disciplined debate. Practicing what they have learned in rhetorics class – how to make … Continue reading

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2 VR students will represent the Stockholm region in the Eurasian Schools Debating Championship in Istanbul, Turkey

Congratulations to Sara Tabari (Djursholm) and     Axel Nordlöf (Odenplan) for winning places on the Stockholm debate team.  Their team will soon compete in Turkey. Five students from the Stockholm area won prestigious spots on an all-star debate team … Continue reading

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Debate starts at VRG

The 2013 Swedish National Debate Championship was held in Göteborg at the end of October.  For the first time, VRGD took a team . . . VRGD signed up a team and was accompanied by coach Micheline Grönlund. The members … Continue reading

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