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The Shift From Teaching Content To Teaching Learning

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The Shift From Teaching Content To Teaching Learning
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Teaching thinking and inferencing. Excellent.

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Philosophy, beauty, complexity: what you are missing out on if you don't do the maths

Philosophy, beauty, complexity: what you are missing out on if you don't do the maths | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
By corralling mathematics and science as (male) subjects for the unimaginative and the arts as (female) subjects of expression, we commit educational crimes.
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Great insights into benefits of Maths.
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Want to improve NAPLAN scores? Teach children philosophy

Want to improve NAPLAN scores? Teach children philosophy | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Teaching philosophy for just one hour a week can improve children's progress in writing, maths and reading.
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Good for NAPLAN scores... and so much more.
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What will school education look like by 2020?

What will school education look like by 2020? | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Teacher education is set to become increasingly part-time, female-dominated, with more teachers working outside their area of expertise.
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Some education trends over the next five years in Australia.
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Education system ‘has to evolve’ to spur creativity

Education system ‘has to evolve’ to spur creativity | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE — The Republic’s educational system has served the country well in increasing social mobility, but it will also have to evolve to spur innovation and create a sense of individuality among Singaporeans, said Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam yesterday.
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Interesting to see Singapore move beyond PISA testing to focus more on creativity and "free play of the mind".
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The future of education design | Australian Design Review

The future of education design | Australian Design Review | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
ThomsonAdsett’s director, Peter C. Lippman, is an educational facility planner, author, and researcher well regarded for his international expertise in
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Interesting observations on the present and future of school design. Flexible, varied, collaborative.
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How Improv Can Open Up the Mind to Learning in the Classroom and Beyond

How Improv Can Open Up the Mind to Learning in the Classroom and Beyond | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Improvisation is being used as a way to help students and educators feel supported, open up to new ideas and think on their feet.
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“We always talk about the four ‘c’s of improv: creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication." Good for an classroom.
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Twilight of the Lecture

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"Active learning" may overthrow the style of teaching that has ruled universities for 600 years.
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And oldie but a goodie....

"In addition to student resistance, there is architectural resistance. “Most classrooms—more like 99.9 percent—on campus are auditoriums,” Mazur says. “They are built with just one purpose: focusing the attention of many on the professor. The professor is active, and the audience is just sitting there, taking in information. Instead, you could get away from the auditorium seating and set up classrooms like you see in elementary schools, where four children sit around a square table facing each other, and you give them some kind of group activity to work on: that’s active learning. It’s no accident that most elementary schools are organized that way. The reason is, that’s how we learn. For some reason we unlearn how to learn as we progress from elementary school through middle school and high school. And in a sense, maybe I’m bringing kindergarten back to college by having people talk to each other!”
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No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down

No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Pupils choose their own subjects and motivate themselves, an approach some say should be rolled out across Germany
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Truly self-directed learning.
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Why Character Can’t Be Taught Like The Pythagorean Theorem

Why Character Can’t Be Taught Like The Pythagorean Theorem | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Can character be taught to kids? Author Paul Tough writes about how kids develop character through relationships with caring adults instead of through formal
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A different paradigm for teaching non-cognitive skills?
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The skill that 65 per cent more employers want

The skill that 65 per cent more employers want | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Cassandra Mayo is backing humans in the tech race.
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Employers want creativity. What are schools doing to develop it?
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Helsinking

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Europe’s top-performing school system rethinks its approach
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A new national curriculum meant to restore the “joy and meaningfulness of learning”. Nice.
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5 Keys to Successful Peer Tutoring

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Peer tutoring involves one student helping another student to learn and master some aspect of the curriculum. One student (the tutor) helps another student (the tutee) to master something that they have not yet mastered in class.   Why Use Peer Tutoring? Peer tutoring helps students to make more academic progress than they would without …
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Some strategies for effective peer tutoring
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The Point Of School Isn't To Get Good At School: Transfer As The Goal Of Education

The Point Of School Isn't To Get Good At School: Transfer As The Goal Of Education | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
The Point Of School Isn't To Get Good At School: Transfer As The Goal Of Education
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Building opportunities for students to successfully transfer and apply learning.
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The fallacy of single-sex education

The fallacy of single-sex education | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
A review of 1.6 million students has failed to find any advantages to single-sex education, says the former president of American Psychological Association Dian
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Debate over benefits of single sex education.
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Thoughts on Pedagogy and Space

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Pedagogy and space are inextricably linked. They are not mutually exclusive. Progressive pedagogies can exist within even the most traditional of spaces, as can traditional pedagogies in the most m…
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Remove front of room. Multiple focal points, Fewer chairs than students. And different height work spaces. Interesting classroom design.
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About HundrED

About HundrED | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
We want educational developers who challenge the traditional teaching methods and procedures, as well as utilize diverse of learning environment.
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Great to see a government move beyond testing and standardisation to look at innovation and encouraging every school to experiment with new ways of teaching and learning. Would love to see Australia follow suit.
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Sir Ken Robinson: How to Create a Culture For Valuable Learning

Sir Ken Robinson: How to Create a Culture For Valuable Learning | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Sir Ken Robinson said the current education system is designed to create conformist and compliant students, but this approach doesn't honor the diversity and
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Conformity and compliance hindering education.
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Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

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Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future
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Classroom of the Future - Interesting look at the direction of education and issues with implementation.
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Finland to Reduce Role of Academic Subjects Through 'Phenomenon' Teaching

Finland to Reduce Role of Academic Subjects Through 'Phenomenon' Teaching | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
A set of reforms in Finland will require schools to implement extended "phenomenon-based" programs that focus on interdisciplinary lessons rather than traditional subject-area classes.
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Push for more integrated teaching and learning as well as students developing assessment.
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Gibb: Shanghai maths teachers only do 'two lessons' a day | Schools Week

Gibb: Shanghai maths teachers only do 'two lessons' a day | Schools Week | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Teachers will not share the “luxury” of greater time for lesson planning enjoyed by their counterparts in south Asia, despite the government’s major £41 million
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Maths teachers in Shanghai teach two lessons a day. Rest of time used for professional learning, collaboration, classroom observation. Results aren't bad...
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Why Emotions Are Integral to Learning

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Understanding how deeply connected emotions are to learning can help reframe the conversation around what works in schools.
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Developing emotional connections can lead to deeper understanding. Not surprising?
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3 Reasons to Keep Your Laptop Closed This Weekend

3 Reasons to Keep Your Laptop Closed This Weekend | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
It's easy to cheat our rest by cramming more into our weekends. But there are three very good reason to take it easy and unplug for a change.
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Importance of downtime for well-being and productivity.
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Teacher Collaboration: Matching Complementary Strengths

Teacher Collaboration: Matching Complementary Strengths | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
At Wildwood IB World Magnet School, teacher collaboration fosters a supportive professional culture, lessens teacher conflict, and provides students with schoolwide best practices.
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Useful ideas to facilitate teacher collaboration
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Big Brains, Small Minds

Big Brains, Small Minds | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
We risk becoming a society of technological prowess and philosophical illiteracy.
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Importance of humanities in education
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20 Tips To Promote A Self-Directed Classroom Culture

20 Tips To Promote A Self-Directed Classroom Culture | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
20 Tips To Promote A Self-Directed Classroom Culture
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Good tips to develop a self-directed learning culture. 
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