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Transforming education with The Golden Teacher

19th Jul 2022

Originally launched by OLT, following advice from UNESCO in 2013, The Golden Teacher (GT) was developed as part of a commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Now established as a charitable incorporated organisation, independent of OLT, the GT seeks to transform education and reach as many teachers as possible in developing countries. This is part of a social commitment to “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all"(UN Sustainable Development Goals SDG4).

What is the Golden Teacher?

The Golden Teacher (GT) is a web resource for teachers that is designed to work on basic web-enabled feature phones and smart phones. The delivery platform was chosen, following advice from UNESCO, to make it accessible in developing countries.

Due to the limitations of feature phones and differences in national educational policies no curriculum content is included. Instead, the GT takes teachers through a step-by-step process of formative assessment that enables them to design, deliver and evaluate a learning experience for a student or students.

Since 2017 the Golden Teacher have attended and presented at several UNESCO events, with Ben Clench, the project leader, currently promoting and networking in UNESCO headquarters in Paris at the Transforming Education Pre-Summit in preparation for the main summit in September 2022.

Find out more and donate

Find out how you or your organisation can help to transform education for developing countries and help provide an inclusive education for all by visiting the GT website

Individuals and organisations can also play their part and donate online by visiting the Funding page.

You can also like and follow the work of the Golden Teacher on Facebook

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OLT Australian data milestones

03/03/2022 23:14:02

Major milestones have been reached in OLT courses here in Australia.

Congratulations to all of the course participants, tutors and OLT leads around the country for their important role in this.

As of 23 August;

  • course enrolments-  over 120,000 course enrolments and 80,020 people having taken one or more course
  • course passes- 100,017 courses passed.
  • around 20,000 people are currently taking a course.
  • courses undertaken by staff in over 8,700 Australian schools.

Well done everyone and congratulations!

Trish Rymer, Education consultant-  OLT Australia



Data update for OLT course enrolments across Australia

03/03/2022 20:38:05

Enrolments and course completions for our tutored courses have continued to be very encouraging over the last six months. Despite the severe disruption to school systems around the country, there have been high levels of engagement with the OLT tutored blended courses.

At 1 March 2022:

  • course enrolment total for Australia 125,500+ and 82,300+ individual people have taken one or more courses
  • this is an increase of 5,500+ enrolments in the 6 months since 1 August 2021
  • total course passes- 101,700+
  • 23,800+ people are currently taking a course- this is higher than in the previous 6 months.

Well done to all of the hard working education system leads, the tutors and the course participants.

Trish Rymer, Education Consultant-  OLT Australia

3 March, 2022



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