Updated: Fri 29.Jan 2016
Eta Chapter – Iceland
News from Eta chapter in Iceland 2013-2014
The Eta chapter board decided to focus on the 7th purpose of DKG: To inform members of current economic, social, political and educational issues so that they may participate effectively in a world society.
One meeting was dedicated to the work on a new constitution for Iceland, the innovative process involved and the reason why there was no political agreement to continue with the process. Another meeting focused on the unprecedented growth in the tourist industry and what it takes in terms of protecting sensitive areas from overcrowding as well as offering the best service possible. Both these issues have been hotly debated around Iceland and the discussions following introductions by experts were lively.
One meeting was held in a school known for innovative teaching approaches. The headmaster is a member of Eta. We were informed about the ways learner autonomy and democratic work methods are practised with students with positive results.
We always have a traditional Christmas meeting and the highlight is a visit from an author who has recently published a book that has got favourable reviews.
Apart from the professional agenda, Eta sisters also emphasize having fun together. There are now 28 members and we are in the process of expanding.
President of Eta Iceland