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Changing education in the 21st century: The global debate
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Analyzing Released NYC Value-Added Data Part 1 | Gary Rubinstein's Blog

Analyzing Released NYC Value-Added Data Part 1 | Gary Rubinstein's Blog | Education3.0 | Scoop.it
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Less technical post about VAM: What 'value-added' is and is not The New York Times, yesterday,
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Can You Measure an Education? Can You Define Life’s Meaning?

Can You Measure an Education? Can You Define Life’s Meaning? | Education3.0 | Scoop.it
It's time to step back and think deeply about the purpose of education.
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" The best we can do is provide good models ourselves and a healthy, stimulating, moral environment that allows our children to find what they are looking for and to learn to see from others’ viewpoints as well as their own. Ultimately, the purpose of education is that of finding meaning in life, and each person has to do that for himself or herself."

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Niels Jakob Pasgaard's curator insight, January 8, 2013 3:34 AM

Agreed!

Yashy Tohsaku's curator insight, January 8, 2013 12:00 PM

" The best we can do is provide good models ourselves and a healthy, stimulating, moral environment that allows our children to find what they are looking for and to learn to see from others’ viewpoints as well as their own. Ultimately, the purpose of education is that of finding meaning in life, and each person has to do that for himself or herself."

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‘Frontline’ raises questions about test-score tampering under Rhee

‘Frontline’ raises questions about test-score tampering under Rhee | Education3.0 | Scoop.it
Television documentary raises new questions about potential cheating on standardized tests.
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Creativity: A Literacy? | DMLcentral

Creativity: A Literacy? | DMLcentral | Education3.0 | Scoop.it
You could make the argument that of all the ills perpetuated by the industrial age approach to education the worst is conformity. Originality had no place in a factory production line. Or so it was thought.
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Learner Agency, Technology, and Emotional Intelligence

Learner Agency, Technology, and Emotional Intelligence | Education3.0 | Scoop.it
http://www.visualsforchange.com/blog/2012/12/11/david-preston-on-open-learning/ Preface Early in my training as an educator, I was exposed to William Glasser’s conceptualization of basic huma...
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Tested: Why Standardized Tests Don't Make Sense - Accredited Online Colleges.com

Tested: Why Standardized Tests Don't Make Sense - Accredited Online Colleges.com | Education3.0 | Scoop.it
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#Infographic. i'd really like a thorough investigation on NL testing industry, and on all who profit from extensive educational budget...

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We Need Teachers, Not Facilitators! : Stager-to-Go

We Need Teachers, Not Facilitators! : Stager-to-Go | Education3.0 | Scoop.it
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Great piece! terms bit misleading-  Facilitators in NL are exactly how he describes teaching. Couldn't agree more with "big" (complete?) teachers

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Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century

Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century | Education3.0 | Scoop.it
Americans have long recognized that investments in public education contribute to the common good, enhancing national prosperity and supporting stable families, neighborhoods, and communities.
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Nottice the narrow focus on math, english and science? This is in contrast to the decription of 21st century skills (which in good éducation has always been there) broad look world, etc. can you do this without the arts and social sciences? 

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Uses and Abuses of Online Learning

Uses and Abuses of Online Learning | Education3.0 | Scoop.it
The school district in Manchester, New Hampshire, is considering online classes–not blended learning–as Acosta-saving device. The idea is to put kids online and lay off teachers. Anyone...
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Research Supports Collaborative Learning

Research Supports Collaborative Learning | Education3.0 | Scoop.it
The College Preparatory School (College Prep) in Oakland, California, is among the top 20 best prep schools in the country according to a 2010 Forbes magazine report. Over the past ten years, 100
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Dissemination or contamination? - news - TES

Dissemination or contamination? - news - TES | Education3.0 | Scoop.it
The globalisation of education policy is happening, like it or not. But opinions vary widely about whether it is a benefit or an affliction.
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Very balanced article from Times Educational Supplement. Sahlberg, Barber, Schleiger and others weigh in on the positive and negative sides of international rankings. I think Barber's view is definitely contaminated. He's working for Pearson. Schleiger has to much confidence in the data. That always seems to be the blind spot of statisticians. Sahlberg as always has the most nuances view. We would do well to heed his message in the Netherlands.

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Steven Verjans's curator insight, December 16, 2012 1:28 PM

Very thorough essay about the global trend to compare educational systems though standardised tests such as PISA. I agree with Jelmer that Sahlberg has the most nuanced view on this phenomenon.

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Checkmate

Checkmate from Bay Area Video Coalition. Like this? Watch the latest episode of Bay Area Video Coalition on Blip! http://blip.tv/bavc/watch Created for KQED ...
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The 50 million dollar lie | Gary Rubinstein's Blog

The 50 million dollar lie | Gary Rubinstein's Blog | Education3.0 | Scoop.it
Last year I spent a lot of time making scatter plots of the released New York City teacher data reports to demonstrate how unreliable value-added measurements
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Assessing Ourselves To Death

Assessing Ourselves To Death | Education3.0 | Scoop.it
Test scores are only meaningful if they signal skills and knowledge, and we're increasingly structuring our entire system in a way that may erode that signal.
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Good read on long term effects of standard testing

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More Evidence Showing The Dangers Of Using High-Stakes Testing For Teacher Evaluation | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

More Evidence Showing The Dangers Of Using High-Stakes Testing For Teacher Evaluation | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Education3.0 | Scoop.it
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Bad idea period...

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How School Design Heavily Affects Students

How School Design Heavily Affects Students | Education3.0 | Scoop.it
Great teachers, stable families and a school's location have long been said to be key to student success.
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Michael Gove faces rebellion over no-curves schools plan

Michael Gove faces rebellion over no-curves schools plan | Education3.0 | Scoop.it
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Man GB government really sees schools as factories, scary

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It turns out that the best teachers are the best learners

I try to make a habit of visiting the Innovation Unit site on a regular basis because I am a fan of their educational research and practice. I have been most impressed with the pursuits of  Valerie...
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Massive Education Complex Takes Shape in Malaysia

Massive Education Complex Takes Shape in Malaysia | Education3.0 | Scoop.it
A hodgepodge of gritty industrial towns and rural villages are being transformed into an eco-city and trading zone that includes EduCity, which will include university campuses and private schools.
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Part 2: Independent Learners Require First Independent Teaching

Part 2: Independent Learners Require First Independent Teaching | Education3.0 | Scoop.it
Yesterday I tackled the debate of student performance as a measure of teacher effectiveness. Here’s why performance-based pay for teachers as an approach to teacher effectiveness runs counter to every meaningful definition of personalized education.
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Numbers Can Lie: What TIMSS and PISA Truly Tell Us, if Anything?

Numbers Can Lie: What TIMSS and PISA Truly Tell Us, if Anything? | Education3.0 | Scoop.it
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Money quote:

 

"high test scores of a nation can come at the cost of entrepreneurial and creative capacity"

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Exclusive! Pasi Sahlberg on TIMSS and PIRLS

Exclusive! Pasi Sahlberg on TIMSS and PIRLS | Education3.0 | Scoop.it
At my request, Pasi Sahlberg has written comments on the latest international test scores. Sahlberg is a prominent Finnish educator and author of the award-winning book “Finnish Lessons.̶...
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Must read, especially the conclusion: GERM on a grand scale. Tests forming the curricula.... Madness

 

:One may also conclude that these international standardized tests are becoming global curriculum standards. Indeed, OECD has observed that its PISA test is already playing an important role in national policy making and education reforms in many countries. Schools, teachers and students are now prepared in advance to take these tests. Learning materials are adjusted to fit to the style of these assessments. Life in many schools around the world is becoming split into important academic study that these tests measure, and other not-so-important study that these measurements don’t cover. Kind of a GERM in grand scale."

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