Wallonia events: Out of the Books Festival in September

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OUT OF THE BOOKS

In our regular Wallonia events pages we highlight an excellent initiative.

“Changing tomorrow’s world of education together is everybody’s responsibility.” This is the basis for the organisation of the Out of the Books Festival which will take place in Waterloo during the weekend of the 15 and 16 September 2018 at the Ferme de Mont-Saint-Jean.

Out of the Books Festival was created through the desire to discover the tools and new technologies involving the world of education in order to improve practices. In a society that is in constant flux, the education system needs to be re-thought and take the needs of the new generation into account. Schools are too often focused on competition and results and we want to rediscover the pleasure of learning and promote the blossoming creativeness of our children.

We are sure that the sharing of ideas and the cooperation between our different participants are crucial to the success of such a project.

The Out of the Books Festival aims to provide a meeting place in the charming surroundings of the Ferme de Mont-Saint-Jean in Waterloo.

Back to nature and back to basic values!

THE FESTIVAL’S PATRON
Adrien Devyver is the patron of our project: “as patron of the TDA/H Belgique Association I give 100% support to the Out of the Books Festival which is a real spotlight on the amazing initiatives in education.”

ORGANISATION
Over two days the participants will roam around freely in order to see the different stands and may also attend the numerous lectures.

The Festival will kick off with a showing of the Julien Peron film “What is happiness for you? 7 million individuals, 7 million definitions.” which is a true source of inspiration for the society of tomorrow.

Five themes have been chosen as a guide line:

– Schools and active teaching

– Classes in a different way

– Well-being at school

– New technologies to promote learning

– Being parents

These different themes will be presented by well-known speakers and will also be addressed in the different stands.

List of speakers:

FRANCOISE ROEMERS-POUMAY, RENAUD KEYMEULEN, CATHERINE DELHAISE, ALAIN THIRY, CATHERINE SCHWENNICKE, MARIE-CECILE VERBIST, PERRINE BIGOT,  VINCENZO BIANCA, ALEXANDRE A.J. BUYSSE, CHRISTOPHE BUTSTRAEN, VALENTINE ANCIAUX, FABIENNE DE BROECK, CATHERINE VANHAM, SOPHIE GODARD, FREDERIC HARDY, …

10 educational projects under the spotlight:
Thousands of great ideas are put in place in schools and classes. Sadly, they are rarely shared around. Ten original and creative teaching projects will be selected and presented during the festival. The purpose is to promote the work of teachers and to open up for sharing and cooperation.

What? The Out of the Books Festival

For whom? Teachers in nursery, primary, secondary as well as parents and children

When? Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September 2018

Where? At the Ferme de Mont-Saint-Jean in Waterloo – Chaussée de Charleroi 591, 1410 Waterloo

Entrance fee? Free for under-18s. €20 Weekend Pass or €15 for 1 day.

More information and on-line ticketing on www.festivalootb.com

Join us on www.facebook.com/festivaloutofthebooks and discover the videos of our speakers