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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

The new Dalton international research from Austria's Sternschule, author: Ruth Knox

The new Dalton International  research is conducted currently in Austria. The research is conducted in association with the Pädagogische Hochschule Oberösterreich and concerns English language Teaching and Learning with Dalton elements (using House, Lab, Assignment, Freedom, Cooperation, Respect). The program derives a lot of elements from the Original Dalton Plan by Helen Parkhurst, such as "pocket interests"- special calls.

The main structure of the program will be presented during the conference in Deventer. The period of study, implementation and research: 2018.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018


Postgraduate studies at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan,  Poland:

Alternative Education in the field of Dalton Plan
The studies are for teachers and educators interested in supporting independent, responsible, cooperative and reflective functioning of pupils. They prepare for work in kindergartens and schools implementing the pedagogical objectives of the Dalton Plan. Studies are an attractive offer for teachers looking for non-standard, innovative educational solutions, a unique methodology and an individualized and holistic approach to students.

Studies are made in cooperation with Dalton International in the Netherlands and the Polish Dalton Association.
The chair of the studies: Professor Renata Michalak, University of Poznan, member of Dalton International Research Platform

Curriculum of the studies:


• Psycho-pedagogical basics of development

• Model of modern education

• Dalton Plan in the context of reformed educational activities at home and abroad

• Pedagogical value of the Dalton Plan

• The Dalton teacher

• Shaping the competence of cooperation

• Distribution of tasks and monitoring of educational processes

• Methodology of work at Dalton kindergarten

• Methodology of work at Dalton school

• Practical projects

• Internships at Dalton sites

Studies provide the graduates with a certificate “International Dalton Teacher” from Dalton International foundation from The Netherlands,

For more information visit the website:

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Our Dalton Platform

Leader of the platform Dr Agata Sowinska
International researchers:
Austria Henrietee Steinhauer - Akademie der Diözese Linz
Holland Drs Annemarie Wenke - Wenke Perspektief
Poland Prof.  Renata Michalak Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan

Friday, 15 June 2018

Article in Dalton Visie, the magazine of Dutch Dalton Association

Dalton Culture Corner

We are proud to announce that our next research project "Dalton Culture Corner" will be soon implemented and researched in some Dalton schools worldwide. The effects will be measured during the next year.  The new pilot schools taken part in the program will be soon announced.

Scope and conditions of the program:

Innovation is carried out in primary schools in English language classes. The presented innovation includes topics on British and American culture, based on the traditional elements of  'The Dalton Laboratory Plan', types of intelligences, different learning styles, Bloom's taxonomy stages. This innovative program is directed to children in primary education aged 8-11.
Assignements can be implemented in the educational schedules of the schools. The project consists of five cultural topics. The program includes ready- to- implement materials for children and lesson descriptions for teachers.

Tools of evaluation:

  • observation of the work and involvement of program participants;
  • analysis of the effects of  students’ assignments;
  • making project portfolios (portfolios are designed by International Dalton Consultancy);
  • questionnaire addressed to teachers;
  • interview with the teachers in Dalton pilot schools  worldwide;
  • connecting pilot schools worldwide by the use of webcam.
Authors of the program: Agata Sowinska: Roel Röhner,

International Dalton Conference in Deventer. Organized by the Dutch Dalton Association in cooperation with Dalton International

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Early English Program "Let's Daltonize English" in Xinhua Dalton School

We would like to share with you the photos, send by the chair of the Department of Foreign languages in Schenzhen Dalton Xinhua School Apple Ka, where our research has just started. We are currently researching the quality and effectiveness of our new method of Early Engish Teaching, based on educational Dalton pillars. We are leading the  research in action, which will help us to improve the new program  and implement it in more and more schools worldwide.