Israel Education Discovery Tour

field-school: may 28 – june 2
Exploratory field-school is dedicated to the topic of innovative educational projects in Israel. We will get acquainted with Israeli colleagues, their organizations, we will see examples of alternative approaches to education system: from school without lessons to the concept of the city as an educational space.

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how schools of alternative pedagogy work in practice
you will learn
what are the unique challenges and innovative solutions in education
and also get to know Israeli educators and take part at Beit Berl College month conference
what makes Israel a country of start-ups, how to adopt this experience and implement it in your work
There may be changes in the program, which we will inform you in advance
daily plan suggestion:
08:00 — 08:45 — Breakfast
08:45 — 09:30 — Morning session – Diving the subject of the day
09:30 — 10:00 — On the way to our destination
10:00 — 13:30 — 1-2 stops in schools/places*
13:30 — 14:15 — Shared lunch
14:30 — 17:00 — Meeting people/more places to see*
17:00 — 18:00 — Reflection of the day
19:00 — 00:00 — Free time
* listed in the "Program" block.
program leaders and speakers
Katia Melikhova
program leader, educational entrepreneur, founder of "Kavardak" kids art residency
Organised workshops by Henry Redhead (Summerhill, UK) and Yaacov Hecht (Democratic School of Hadera, Education Cities, Israel) in Russia, took part in International Democratic Education Conferences (IDEC). Professional facilitator and coach.
Amit Lavi
program leader, a respected Israeli educator and researcher in the field of education
He promotes innovative and alternative education frameworks through his teaching and writing. Amit taught for a year in nine alternative and unique frameworks around Europe and wrote about them in a major Israeli newspaper. Amit is also an expert in technology and education and has trained teachers and accompanied schools in this area. He holds a Master’s degree in education administration and a teaching certificate in humanities and democratic education. He has won innovation awards for his educational initiatives.
Yaacov Hecht
speaker, an Israeli educator and worldwide pioneer of democratic education
Founder of IDEC Conference and Education Cities — the Art of Collaborations organisation, an advisor to 6 Ministers of Education in Israel (including the present minister). TED talks.
Kiran Sethi
speaker, founder of the Riverside School in Ahmedabad
Kiran Sethi has launched an initiative to make our cities more child-friendly. TED Talks.

The true purpose of education is to cultivate in individuals a love for learning, and a passion for making a positive difference in the world.

as a result
create a vision for your big goal in education
immerse yourself in Israel's community of humanistic educators and assemble an image of the Israeli educational landscape for yourself
new professional connections and insights that you can apply in your work and in your country
certificate of participation in the School of Education research program
founder of a private school or educational center (all Russian-speaking countries, not only Russia)
the program is right if you
any specialist in education who wants to navigate the educational space of Israel and gain new knowledge and ideas
an educator who is interested in the Israeli education system and models of alternative pedagogy
program start place
* Hotel accommodation is not included in the price. A bus will start from this hotel, so we advise you to stay in this hotel or within walking distance of it.
** Photos from
Brown Seaside a member of Brown Hotels is located just 50 meters from Tel Aviv’s beach and marina. It is steps away from the Ben Gurion House Museum and a 5-minute walk from the popular Dizengoff Street with shops, cafes and restaurants.

There are options for single and double occupancy.
Brown Seaside
about school
alumni programs
>1 000
School of Education is a school for educators who explore classical and develop new approaches to humanistic education. We have created training programs that unite the professional community and provide new tools for development.

Our school is a project created by the Universal University, a major Russian university for creative industries. For 20 years, the university has researched and implemented many progressive methods in the field of creative education and proved their effectiveness.
professional retraining diplomas issued
successful Russian and foreign teachers-practitioners
120 000 *
* including VAT
Payment from individuals and legal entities is possible. When paying for the participation of 3 or more employees, a discount is provided. Discounts are not cumulative.

All photos are taken from the personal archives of the curators of the program.
аpplications are accepted until May 26, 2023
price includes:
  • program for  6 days
  • all transfers within the program
  • school visits and participation in conferences as part of the program
120 000