The use of data in education provides knowledge about the reality of teaching and allows planning actions

Students performance and presence in class are some of the information that can be collected; crossing and monitoring indicators and setting goals are essential in the process

Integrating projects into teenage classes

The idea of using project-work with teenagers is not new and it seems it will be around for a while. This popularity did not come by accident; after all, projects have a number of benefits for the learning process and for the development of the teenager as a whole. Since different schools and language institutes have different procedures, teaching beliefs and syllabus to be followed, the teaching context itself may raise different issues related to the successful implementation of projects. [...]

Rio Global Child Programme

Interview with Gláucia Morais, an English teacher from the municipal network of Rio de Janeiro who works in bilingual schools of the Rio Global Child Programme since the first experimental units were implemented in 2013. She tells her experiences along this path, as the project became a public policy and what are the impacts on the lives of the students served, who live in conflicted areas of the capital of Rio.

Public policies for English teaching: an overview of Brazilian public network experience

Public policies for English teaching: an overview of Brazilian public network experience is the result of a diagnosis carried out by Move Social exclusively for the British Council. The publication is the first comprehensive study of how Brazilian states are creating baselines for compulsory English teaching and learning, investigating aspects such as level of structure and […]

Shakespeare Lives (para escolas de ensino básico)

Shakespeare Lives is a major program of events and activities celebrating Shakespeare’s work on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016. William Shakespeare, English poet, playwright and actor, wrote approximately 38 plays among his work. The plays are divided into genres of comedy, history and tragedy. The year of 2016 marks […]

Learning English in Brazil

The report "Teaching English in Brazilian Public Education", prepared by the CDE Plan for the British Council, aimed to understand the main characteristics of teaching English in Basic Public Education in the Brazilian network. The research comprehends the context of teaching English in Brazil, covering from public policies to everyday practices, collecting information from the various actors involved.

Wikipedia as an open educational resource

Wikipedia is part of daily life in our society. Although it is widely used by students, including university students, it can often be disregarded and its use neglected even by professionals in an educational context. However, this scenario has evolved positively, since in some countries there is a growing number of scholars who recognize its […]

Virtual museum as a teaching resource in history classes

The  teaching of history  should be  done in a way that includes the new methodologies and to make use of technology , a feature that makes room for new approaches to historical processes. Among the resources that can be used are  virtual museums , a new possibility that allows an analysis of historical events through a relationship with cultural heritage. Few museums […]