Learning Outcomes

Experts Agree that Lifelong Learning is the Key to Career Success

Nov 3rd, 2017 With the rapid pace of technological and societal change, it is no longer sufficient to rely purely on formal education and college degrees when seeking employment.  We all need to be learning all the time as we adapt to changing conditions in the job,...

Inquiry and the Research Process

Tips for ensuring that your students’ research fosters genuine inquiry. By Beth Holland October 26, 2017 Over the summer, I had a fascinating conversation with a group of educators. After spending several days discussing ways to encourage student inquiry, a technology...

Piloting mother-tongue curriculum to improve literacy in Niger

October 02, 2017 by GPE Secretariat In the third-grade classroom at Ecole Patti, near Makalondi in Niger’s Tilaberri Region, four Fulani girls huddle around a single textbook. Asked by the teacher to read aloud, their fingers point to the words on the page one by...

Afghan students create global connections through literacy

BY Briana Vannozzi, Correspondent | October 24, 2017, 5PM EST In the U.S., you can find one in every town, every school and every college. Free libraries are ubiquitous to the American landscape and often taken for granted. “But, in Afghanistan unfortunately, people...

Building a Sense of Community—With Math

By Alessandra King October 13, 2017 MathMobs are friendly competitions that tap into middle school students’ motivation to play to engage them in math. It’s well known that children learn by playing and that playing has numerous cognitive benefits, including...

Suspensions Don’t Teach

By Ryan Wheeler October 11, 2017 Restorative practices—an alternative to punitive justice—keep kids in school, where they can learn how their behavior affects others. The world of education is alive with buzzwords like innovation, inclusion, and mindfulness; another...

What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn?

By Katrina Schwartz MARCH 13, 2014 Educators have lots of ideas about how to improve education, to better reach learners and to give students the skills they’ll need in college and beyond the classroom. But often those conversations remain between adults. The real...

Brain-Based Strategies to Reduce Test Stress

By Judy Willis MD April 7, 2017 A neurologist shares ideas for beating stress before and during test time. We live in a stressful world, and the stress is heightened for students and educators when it’s time to prepare for high-stakes tests. When test scores are tied...

Brain waves reflect different types of learning

Becky Ham | MIT News correspondent October 11, 2017 For the first time, researchers have identified neural signatures of explicit and implicit learning. Figuring out how to pedal a bike and memorizing the rules of chess require two different types of learning, and now...

The Future Of Your Career Depends On Lifelong Learning

The world of work is undergoing a massive shift. Entire occupations and industries are expanding and contracting at an alarming pace, and the skills needed to keep up in almost any job are churning at a faster rate. Average human knowledge is doubling every 13 months,...

How Making an Impact on the World Motivates Students

Many schools are moving to project-based learning as a way to help students make meaning about content in deeper and more lasting ways than a lecture can provide. While those goals are clear to educators, and inspiring examples of schools successfully implementing the...

Lifelong learning key to Smart Nation

Behavioural economics as important as development of technical skills In his National Day Rally speech, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong underlined Singapore's vision to be a Smart Nation. The Smart Nation master plan favourably positions the country economically and...

Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative

Technological change demands stronger and more continuous connections between education and employment, says Andrew Palmer. The faint outlines of such a system are now emerging THE RECEPTION AREA contains a segment of a decommissioned Underground train carriage, where...

Pisa developing ‘creativity’ tests for pupils

Work on how to assess pupils' ability to imagine and create will be led by academics in Britain and the US Teenagers worldwide could be ranked on their creative thinking, under proposals for the 2021 Pisa tests. The Programme for International Student Assessment...

A learning crisis in the developing world

For some time now, we have known that an unacceptably large number of Indian children are attending school but not learning enough. Now, research shows that this is not just an Indian problem but a global epidemic that threatens several low- and middle-income...

US: 3 ways to strategically incorporate creativity in schools

How do you weave creativity into the fabric of school curriculum? School leaders are tasked with this expectation in order to prepare our students for the demands of 21st century workforce skills. But how can this be accomplished? As the arts integration officer of...

Australia: Why it matters if you can’t read this

Adults who lack basic skills – literacy and numeracy – are penalised both in professional and private life. They are more likely to be unemployed or in precarious jobs, earn lower wages, have more health issues, trust others less, and engage less often in community...

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