"We are educating people out of their creativity" Sir Ken Robinson Sir Ken Robinson’s ideas on education are not only impractical; they are undesirable. If you’re interested in education, at some point someone will have sent you a link to a video by Sir Ken Robinson, knighted for services to education in England…
Most people know nothing about learning; many despise it. Dummies reject as too hard whatever is not dumb. Thomas More, Utopia The future fallacy occurs when someone makes a comment about what the future will be like and then says: 'therefore we should be doing (insert something here)...' The 21st century skills argument is exactly…
One of the perpetual cycles in education is harnessing of whatever is popular in youth culture at the time in order to 'engage' students in a particular subject. The current preoccupation is with Pokemon Go, a virtual reality mobile phone game that has taken the world by storm. Several 'hints and tips' websites offer ways…
The first study to look at the impact of the relationship with teachers on adolescent behavior finds that a positive teacher-student relationship can be as effective as anti-bullying programs at improving well-being in young people.
A new study has found that having a positive relationship with a teacher around the age of 10-11 years old can markedly influence the development of ‘prosocial’ behaviours such as cooperation and altruism, as well as significantly reduce problem classroom behaviours such as aggression and oppositional behaviour. The research also found that beneficial behaviours resulting from a positive teacher-student relationship when a child is on the cusp of adolescence lingered for up to four years – well into the difficult teenage years.
According to the grit narrative, children in the United States are lazy, entitled and unprepared to compete in the global economy. Schools have contributed to the problem by neglecting socio-emotional skills. The solution, then, is for schools t
Jacqueline Boerefijn's insight:
Heb nooit goed begrepen waarom Grit zo omarmd werd door de positieve psychologie en positive education.
Iedere docent weet: onderwijs, dat is wat in het lokaal gebeurt. Toch staat de kwaliteit van de les niet centraal. Het ministerie kijkt alleen naar resultaten, schoolleiders komen nauwelijks in de les en leraren trekken de deur achter zich dicht zodra de les begint. Wat te doen? Daarover sprak ik docent en lid van de Onderwijsraad René Kneyb
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