Currently we are very busy and consequently workshops, conferences or training are only being organised at the request of the client.
Galina has been training in Russia. The Russian teachers recognised that Key to Learning was an ideal curriculum for delivering their new early years programme. As a result Galina has been training in many regions and a large number of kindergartens are going to use the program for the teaching of English as a foreign language.
The Far East continues to develop at a pace. A large number of schools in Singapore and Indonesia have adopted some of the modules and many teachers have been trained in how to deliver the modules. This process is ongoing and we will be training teachers in other parts of Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand in the months and years ahead.
The considerable presence in Poland continues to grow steadily. There are many training opportunities during the year, mostly led by our very experienced Polish partner Ida Winiarek. Occasionally Galina will lead masterclasses.
In 2016 we made a second visit to Puerto Rico where we now have Key to Learning partners (see About Us for further details). Galina trained a number of people as trainers of the Key to Learning curriculum. Currently we have our programs being delivered and evaluated by the University of Puerto Rico.
Our South African partners have started training sessions and schools have started implementing several of the modules.
Our recent visit to Asia was very successful. We met representatives of the Philippines who are interested in bringing the curriculum to their country. It was also an opportunity to meet and work with our new Australian partner Sunny Yapar (see About Us for further details), and we will keep you informed about developments in Australia. The teacher training took place is Surabaya where Rufina Soelisto has opened the Key to Learning Academy.
Galina’s new book
Galina’s new book was published in the autumn and is titled Story Grammar – Goldilocks and the Three Bears the Art of Story Telling. Details of the book and how to order are found in Our Shop.
Key to Learning at Home
We now have a partner Katie Burns who is developing the programme to be used at home by parents who are either Home-Schoolers or parents who wish to supplement the development of their child at home. This will be a subscription website and should be available early in 2017. More details and how to register can be found at www.keytolearningathome.com
The articles in the following newspapers and magazines have appeared in the last few years (all PDF documents):
The Times (11th May 2010)
Playing Games Makes Your Child Clever – edited version of the article by Helen Rumbelow.
NAGC Magazine (Autumn 2009)
The Vygotskian Developmental Cognitive Curriculum for Early Years “Key to Learning” – Developing learning abilities, unlocking possibilities
Improvement – Aspect Magazine (Autumn 2008)
Nick Wright publishes his interview with Galina Dolya ‘Never too Late to Learn, Never too Early to Teach’.
Child Education Plus (September 2008)
Sue Palmer Reviews Galina’s book ‘ The Technology of Child Development in the article ‘Viva Vygotsky!’
Eye Magazine (November 2008) – Constructing Maths: a Vygotskian Approach.