Principal Tom Horn, a self-described "hippie kid from Eugene," has transformed a troubled alternative high school in Oregon—not to mention his teachers' job descriptions—by introducing a radical project-based learning model.
While it is true that we can certainly learn from foreign systems and use them as backdrops for better understanding of our own, we cannot simply replicate them. What, then, can’t the United States learn from Finland?
Tom Whitby; For years I served on the board of directors of The New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education, a group known to most as NYSCATE.As professionals we need to stop separating out technology from learning.
In learning and in education we can choose an objective framework that measures particles of learning, or we can choose a relational framework that ties the child to matters of community, character, family, nation, leading the child to a sense wholeness within that matrix.
In a growing market, the UK is slipping down the global games development league table and the UK's visual effects industry is turning down millions of pounds in business each year.A very big part of the problem, common to both industries, lies in their skills gaps and shortages.
We simply cannot hire enough computer scientists and this seems madness at a time of such high youth unemployment.
Over the last twelve months the way I view my (physical) classroom has changed significantly. These days I encourage my students to align their physical learning space with their mental learning space.
We seek out these obsessives, maniacs and eccentrics because they can help us get to big, breakthrough ideas. Some of them can show us how mainstream consumers will behave in a few years. Some of them have extreme needs that no product on the market can meet--so they modify them, or make their own.
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