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Which Is Better: American or Asian Education?

  After spending several months studying in America, these are the differences I’ve noticed between the two systems. By Jessie Yang, University of Hong Kong While I was studying in Taiwan, I heard a lot about the advantages of a U.S. education. Scholars would...

UK: Morning best for learning maths: study

Schools could see their maths scores rise if they schedule lessons in the morning, research suggests. But youngsters do better in history if they have classes in the subject after lunch. The study, by an academic at Royal Holloway, University of London looked at...

US: Library revolutionized: New space ‘sparks’ learning

Imagine this: you walk into a room filled with some of the latest technologies, tools, and software available. You can design a cup to accommodate an individual with Parkinson’s and have it in your hands moments later after printing it on a 3D printer. You can record...

US: Hip-hop education aims to engage students

MADISON, Wis. – Educators from throughout the Midwest came to Madison on Monday to learn how they can better serve their students through the art of hip-hop. The Hip Hop in the Heartland training session focused on the need to move beyond just access and...

The Importance Of Intrinsic Motivation

What motivates students? And further, what motivates them to be engaged at school? The answers here vary dramaticallym and can have a huge impact on each and every student. Let’s start with the obvious line of answers. “everyone goes to school,” or “everyone needs an...

Education – the best healthy start you can get

Today is World Health day. Here are several reasons why we hope education is going to be on the tip of everyone’s tongues as they discuss how to reach the SDG goal 3 to “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.” Several targets in that goal...

When Students Stop and Think About What They’re Learning

I remember all-nighters in college, staying awake on stimulants so I could cram for an exam. The next day, my mind foggy with relief and exhaustion, whatever “knowledge” I had crammed in slipped swiftly away. These memories come with regret and embarrassment: It was...

[Video] Design Thinking: Prioritizing Process Skills

Watch kids become master problem solvers and collaborators by designing, building, and iterating on prototypes. This is part of our Schools That Work series, which features key practices from Birmingham Covington School....

US: Birmingham Covington: Building a Student-Centered School

A group of middle school students in full beekeeping gear examines one of the hives their school keeps in the woods nearby. “Ooh, there’s honey!” says one excitedly. “I see nectar!” says another. These eager fifth and sixth graders from Birmingham Covington, a public...

Can pre-school children learn to do science?

There are few words more misunderstood than the term “science”. If you relied on the subject categories in some media outlets, you’d be forgiven for taking home the message that “science” is gadgets and technology, or pretty pictures of flowers and insects, or the...

How inequalities in acquiring skills evolve

Since 2000, the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) has been a key source of information on how well societies and education systems have equipped 15-year-old students with the knowledge and skills that are essential for full participation in...

Develop a Global Outlook in the Early Years

From international trade deals and global production lines to the boundless internet, the interconnectedness of the 21st century makes a global outlook critical to success. As American business and diplomacy engage countries around the world, it is increasingly...

Growth Mindset Is Not Enough

We educators may be tempted to believe that once students develop growth mindset, they are adequately prepared to face life’s challenges and changes. But growth mindset is not nearly enough by itself to thoroughly outfit anyone with all it takes to attain their full...

The Lost Years

After years of hearing how kindergarten has been turned into the new first grade, you’d think at the other end of the K-12 pipeline we would find highly advanced students. And yet ― not so much. I am not going to waltz you through the “research,” because the available...

New test to assess global competence of teenagers worldwide

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has announced that its annual tests of 15-year-olds worldwide will soon include the assessment of global competence. (Up to now the assessment focused on math, science and reading.) How will these...

Why high-flying Singapore is scrapping grades

Singapore is in top place in the international rankings for education. But it wants the next upgrade of its school system to focus on keeping students positive and resilient. Dr Lim Lai Cheng, former head of the prestigious Raffles Institution school in Singapore and...

Romania: Why students in Moldova are performing better

­ Why students in Moldova are performing better | Education Following years of investment in the education sector, Moldova has made a major leap in student performance. Photo: Jutta Benzenberg / World Bank “If you want one year of prosperity, grow grain. If you...

Schools to play ‘games’ to ease learning

The UAE is aggressively pursuing gamification in schools Children are known to have short attention spans, so as a way to make learning more interesting for students; the UAE is aggressively pursuing gamification in schools. This new classroom concept is beginning to...

Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills

About this course: This MOOC is designed principally for practicing teachers who are wondering exactly how they can incorporate teaching and assessment of 21st century skills into their classrooms, labs or workshops. It will also be useful to trainee teachers, school...
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