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How Math Is Taught In South Korea | Edudemic

How Math Is Taught In South Korea | Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
As we all know from the results of The Learning Curve 2014, released by Pearson, South Korea’s education system has all rights to be called the best one in the world. Their ability to prepare young people for the workplace in the modern world is something we all should use as the example to follow …

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Inside Finnish Classrooms

Inside Finnish Classrooms | Education Matters | Scoop.it
     When I creaked open the door to a first grade classroom, I noticed a dozen seven-year-olds sprawled around the room. About half of them were sitting at rectangular tables while the others...

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Ludgero Rego's curator insight, November 3, 2013 1:43 AM

It's a question of mutual trust and acceptance of what is appropriate and what is not - without the shadow of a legal challenge looming... what happened to the "I'm sorry Mrs Oliveira, your little boy pricked himself with a needle today but he's alright now" - "that's ok, i'm sure he'll be fine" type of discourse?

Vesna Dumeljic's curator insight, November 3, 2013 5:53 AM

Interessant. Graag zou ik meer van hem leren...

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How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic

How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
When we talk about how our education system is failing our students, there are a lot of different options presented on how to ‘fix’ it. Everyone has an answer, a promising new way of thinking, a potential magic bullet. Inevitably, we also examine school systems that are working as a part of investigating what to do …

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 27, 2014 10:25 PM

I rarely assigned homework. It seemed counter-productive and counter-intuitive. The exception, if can be called homework, were projects which engaged students and their parents at home. This provided an untapped resource, excited students and parents, and was highly successful. I always provided more time for these projects so they did not work against learning.

Mika Auramo's comment, July 28, 2014 1:00 AM
Too much false information, including topic.
Debra Evans's curator insight, July 28, 2014 5:54 PM

Good piece, but need to consider also; this country is not really catering to multi-cultural group.  But, we should learn from their examples - we in Australia definitely moving towards over-educating, with even prep losing its play-based approach.  Also worth noting - the teacher in the classroom has the biggest impact on whether or not the students will learn - effective teachers=effective learners.