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Ger Graus

  • Ger Graus has been at HSE University since 2019.

Responsibilities

Visiting professor at the Institute of Education Higher School of Economics, global director of education at KidZania, an expert on educational innovation and community engagement, advisor and council member of the expert groups from various international organizations and projects: BETT, Junior Achievement Worldwide, OECD and Council of Europe (Digital Citizenship Education Expert Group) https://www.bettshow.com/global-education-council/dr-ger-graus-obe

Publications1

Article Гер Г., Косарецкий С. Г., Кудрявцева А. А., Поливанова К. Н., Сивак Е. В., Иванов И. Ю. Эдьютейнмент-центры как образовательный феномен. Кейс Кидзании // Вопросы образования. 2021. № 2. С. 243-260. doi

Employment history

 - February 2017 - Present: Global Director of Education at KidZania

- November 2014 - June 2018: Director of Education & Partnerships at KidZania

- April 2007 - October 2014: Group Chief Executive at Children's University (CU Trust and CU Trading)

- January 2000 - March 2007: Director at the Wythenshawe Education Action Zones (WyEAZs)

- February 1996 - December 1999: Senior Inspector/Ofsted Inspector at Salford City Council Education Department

- September 1991 - January 1996: Adviser for Modern Foreign Languages at Manchester City Council Education Department

- April 1988 - August 1991: Head of Modern Foreign Languages at Winifred Holtby School

- September 1983 - March 1988: Teacher of German at Taverham High School


Membership

Memberships

  • Dubai Future Council on Education (by invitation of His Highness Sheikh Hamadan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Price of Dubai) Education Member, 2019 - Present
  • BETT Global Education Council Advisor, 2019 - Present
  • Junior Achievement Worldwide Global Council Member, 2019 - Present
  • Graduate Fog Advisory Board Member, 2019 - Present
  • Beaconhouse School System Chair of the Advisory Board, 2018 - Present
  • The Week Junior Columnist, 2018 - Present
  • India STEM Alliance Advisory Board Member, 2018 - Present
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Education 2030 Adviser, 2017 - Present
  • Council of Europe Digital Citizenship Education Expert Group, 2017 - Present
  • Dr Ger Graus OBE Consulting Ltd Director, 2017 - Present
  • TutuDesk Campaign Education Adviser, 2017 - Present
  • Tribal Planet Inc Chief Education Adviser, 2017 - Present
  • Ashoka Adviser: Global Strategy, 2016 - Present
  • Dorling Kindersley (DK) Education Adviser, 2016 - Present
  • Times Educational Supplement Guest Columnist, 2016 – Present
  • The Book Depository Global Education Adviser, 2017 - 2019
  • Upbeat Nigeria Senior Education Adviser, 2017 - 2019
  • Britvic Education Adviser, 2017 - 2018
  • Highbrow Chair, 2016 - 2019
  • The Cornerstone Partnership Non-Executive Director and Adviser, 2016 - 2017
  • KIDsorted Adviser, 2015 - 2017
  • Third Sector Excellence Awards Member of the Jury, 2013
  • National Union of Teachers (NUT) Member of the National Working Group on Conflict Resolution in the Classroom, 2013
  • National Education Trust (NET) Leading Thinker, 2012 - 2014
  • KidZania UK Chief Education Adviser, 2012 - 2014
  • Achievement For All 3As Member of the National Partnership Board, 2010 - 2013

A ‘Digital Professor’ on How to Combine Education with Entertainment

Dr. Ger Graus, Global Director of Education at KidZania, is a visiting lecturer invited to work remotely with HSE University students. Last academic year, Dr. Graus conducted a series of seminars on ‘Schooling vs Education’ for students of the Master's programme in Educational Administration.

The Age of Edutainment: Exploring the Case of KidZania

Understanding the role of children’s interactive environments that blend learning and entertainment in modern-day educational ecosystems.