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Human Rights Watch report says Iran forcibly deporting Afghans, charges abuse - Washington Post

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Washington Post Human Rights Watch report says Iran forcibly deporting Afghans, charges abuse Washington Post Currently, Human Rights Watch estimates about 2 million Afghans still live in Iran as unregistered refugees — some having returned to...
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Industrialisation in SADC: Can the region make it? - The Southern Times

Industrialisation in SADC: Can the region make it? - The Southern Times | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Industrialisation in SADC: Can the region make it?
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The region is ripe for industrialisation.
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SADC Meeting Lesotho Officials to Resolve Stalemate - Voice of America

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BBC News SADC Meeting Lesotho Officials to Resolve Stalemate Voice of America The Southern African Development Community is meeting with leaders of Lesotho to resolve the political stalemate that led to the alleged coup attempt to overthrow Prime...
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SADC discusses Lesotho's attempted coup - Shanghai Daily (subscription)

SADC discusses Lesotho's attempted coup
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JOHANNESBURG, Sept.
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German Broadcaster Is Urged to Speak for Press Freedom in China

German Broadcaster Is Urged to Speak for Press Freedom in China | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
In an open letter, Su Yutong, a Chinese journalist who was fired from a German public broadcaster last month after a debate over the Tiananmen Square massacre, called on the broadcaster’s director general to speak out for press freedom while in...
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After US-Africa Summit: What lessons for Eritrea? - Geeska Afrika

After US-Africa Summit: What lessons for Eritrea? - Geeska Afrika | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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After US-Africa Summit: What lessons for Eritrea?
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Keeping aside its inconsistencies, the US saw no purpose in inviting Isaias who is widely seen as Africa's worst violator of fundamental human and democratic rights.
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Internet Governance Forum Topics Include Human Rights, Network Neutrality ... - Forbes

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Duncan Fletcher's heroics and Zimbabwe's first win over Australia - Cricket Country

Duncan Fletcher's heroics and Zimbabwe's first win over Australia - Cricket Country | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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Before gaining independence in 1980, Zimbabwe existed as Rhodesia, and it was in that guise they participated in the gruelling South African Currie Cup.
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Study Proves Why We Need Digital Literacy Education

Study Proves Why We Need Digital Literacy Education | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

What Mueller and Oppenheimer discovered in their experiments is that laptop use correlates strongly with taking verbatim notes, and, as was already known, verbatim note-taking is well-known to be less effective than note-taking that synthesizes and summarizes content.



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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 15, 8:10 AM

Still not sure I agree with these conclusions.

Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, August 16, 7:58 AM

Interesting research - but we need to be careful about the conclusions that are drawn from it.  Most important, in my view, is the point that while we do need to learn how to operate digital tools, we cannot assume that we should stop there - we also need to learn how and where they fit to support or facilitate learning.  This article shows that information literacy is just as important as digital literacy - librarians have ALWAYS known this - and we need to pay attention to this point!

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Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning?

Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

So what defines deeper learning? This group has identified six competencies: mastering content, critical thinking, effective written and oral communication, collaboration, learning how to learn, and developing academic mindsets.



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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 25, 9:55 AM

Some good points here. Not so sure about the academic mindset though.


Training in Business's curator insight, August 27, 5:04 AM

Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning?

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How Computer Technology Will Transform Schools Of The Future

How Computer Technology Will Transform Schools Of The Future | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Nearly every other industry has been changed beyond recognition by the invention of computers. Why not education, arguably one of the industries with the most to gain?


The answer is probably some combination of rank incompetence, institutional conservatism, and perverse incentives.


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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, August 26, 8:17 PM

It's happening faster than a lot of people realize. Interested in seeing "results" in student learning growth between the "have and have not" countries. Hopefully the gap will close.

Sieg Holle's curator insight, August 29, 12:21 PM

Moving toward the age of "learning" abundance despite the opposition inevitable.....

Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, August 30, 7:46 AM

Μία αρκετά τεχνολογική προσέγγιση που αξίζει να διαβαστεί

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8 Questions Teachers Should Ask When Giving Assessments

8 Questions Teachers Should Ask When Giving Assessments | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Research shows that when students help develop questions for an assessment, and have a deeper understanding of what they are expected to learn before they take the assessment, they take a greater responsibility of their own learning.



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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 1, 5:25 AM

Some interesting insights into assessment.


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Fab Labs Around The World

Fab Labs Around The World | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 1, 6:35 PM

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Quran Coaching's curator insight, Today, 1:32 AM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
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Curated Summaries and Key Insights from Best Non-Fiction Books: Blinkist

Curated Summaries and Key Insights from Best Non-Fiction Books: Blinkist | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Blinkist offers summaries of great nonfiction books’ key insights in a made for mobile format. Learn something new every day - on your smartphone, tablet or PC.


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Robin Good's curator insight, July 21, 9:23 AM



Blinkist offers non-fictions book summaries that allow you to get key insights from any book in less than 15 minutes. 
 

"Blinks are powerful bites of insight from outstanding nonfiction. You can read a blink in less than two minutes..."

Each book summary is made up of about eight blinks. These

are intended as a beginning of a self-driven path toward learning, rather than a replacement for reading full books.


Blinks are all manually handwritten and can be easily accessed and read on any type of device and screen size. 


A great example of how skilled curation of existing content can not only provide a useful and in-demand service, but make it sustainable too.


Free 3-day trial available here: https://www.blinkist.com/en/signup/ 


Find out more: https://www.blinkist.com/en/ 


iOS app: http://www.blinkist.com/applink/ 








Les Howard's curator insight, July 21, 10:20 AM

Interesting, digital cliff notes. Found myself reading some of the books entirely after this.

Sharise Cunningham's curator insight, July 22, 6:48 AM

I hate to be a parrot head, but I agree with  Robin's insight that this is a neat example of how skilled curation of existing content can provide useful info AND be sustainable too. It also saves YOU time and resources as well.

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Baba Jukwa: ZRP Reaches Out to Google, Facebook - ZimEye - Zimbabwe News

Baba Jukwa: ZRP Reaches Out to Google, Facebook - ZimEye - Zimbabwe News | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
NewsdzeZimbabwe Baba Jukwa: ZRP Reaches Out to Google, Facebook ZimEye - Zimbabwe News Police investigations into the Baba Jukwa saga have gone international, with a team of detectives expected to leave for the United States to meet social networks...
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Lesotho: SADC Meets Over Lesotho Tensions - AllAfrica.com

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Lesotho: SADC Meets Over Lesotho Tensions
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Pretoria — Foreign Ministers of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) states are meeting in Pretoria this morning to discuss the reported "coup" in Lesotho.
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WWII 75th Anniversary: Germany Invades Poland, Launches Bloodiest War in ... - Breitbart News

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Intra-Africa trade: Going beyond political commitments - Daily News Egypt

Intra-Africa trade: Going beyond political commitments - Daily News Egypt | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Intra-Africa trade: Going beyond political commitments Daily News Egypt Even with the current gains Africa is making in upgrading regional infrastructure, Ibrahim Mayaki, the head of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), the African...
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IP research paper reveals the importance of trade secrets - International Chamber of Commerce

IP research paper reveals the importance of trade secrets - International Chamber of Commerce | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
IP research paper reveals the importance of trade secrets International Chamber of Commerce The latest paper, prepared by external researchers Jennifer Brant and Sebastian Lohse, aims to inform policymakers about shortcomings in existing frameworks...
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Why are employers increasingly asking job applicants to complete case studies? - Marketing magazine Australia (blog)

Why are employers increasingly asking job applicants to complete case studies? - Marketing magazine Australia (blog) | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Why are employers increasingly asking job applicants to complete case studies?
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You're correct in noticing the increasing frequency of case studies used in the recruitment process.
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Information Warfare: China Versus God - Strategy Page

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Information Warfare: China Versus God
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September 1, 2014: In China the government is now taking on Christianity, treating some practitioners as potentially dangerous to the state.
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5 Tips To Be A More Engaged Online Reader

5 Tips To Be A More Engaged Online Reader | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

The idea of speed reading has been around for decades, but there's been an explosion of speed-reading apps lately that promise to get you reading up to 400, 600, even 1,000 words per minute. But is it worth it? Are you really doing yourself a favor by blasting through e-mails at top speed? 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 18, 3:57 AM

Nice article with some good tools to help slow down and make your reading more engaging.

Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, August 18, 4:42 AM
Why Speed Reading Is Problematic

 

By using an RSVP app or even going through a speed-reading course, you can increase the number of words that you can read from 200 or 300 per minute up to and over 1,000. But there’s one serious drawback – comprehension takes a huge hit. Absorbing and internalizing the information that you’re reading takes time, and it often requires that you go back and re-read parts of passages to fully grasp their meaning.

In speed reading competitions, participants routinely only understand 50% of the text that they’re reading, which is far too low for learning important lessons or appreciating a piece of literature. Some experts even believe that speed reading a tweet would result in lower comprehension, and that’s only 140 characters.

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Designing for Emergence: The Role of the Instructor in Student-Centered Learning

Designing for Emergence: The Role of the Instructor in Student-Centered Learning | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

I believe in student-centered learning, and I believe there is huge potential for this kind of learning to occur in online environments. But the instructor is a key element of that learning, and we need to talk more explicitly about what her role is and the specific ways she negotiates and leverages her authority, guidance, and presence to design learning environments in which emergence is possible.


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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 25, 12:02 AM

El aprendizaje centrado en el estudiante.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 25, 2:56 AM

That seems to be the way things will happen... time to adapt!!

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 26, 8:36 AM

Un cuestionamiento interesante: "El aprendizaje centrado en el alumno es una excelente propuesta, pero el instructor es un elemento clave en estas formas de trabajo; es necesario explicitar su rol y las formas en que pondrá en práctica sus orientaciones y presencia en el diseño de ambientes de aprendizaje"

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What’s the Difference Between a Flipped Classroom and Flipped Learning?

What’s the Difference Between a Flipped Classroom and Flipped Learning? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Why do I characterize this explanation as a flipped classroom and not flipped learning? Because, contrary to popular belief, these terms are not synonymous. Yet nearly every article written on these topics mistakenly equates them.

 

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 1, 3:46 AM

A very important distinction and well explained.


Antón Seoane Pardo's curator insight, September 1, 12:48 PM
Great! What I like is flipped learning, not flipped classroom. Thanks for sharing, Nik
John Bostock's curator insight, September 1, 1:42 PM

Useful definition of flipped learning

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A computing revolution in schools | Coding | Europe | UK

A computing revolution in schools | Coding | Europe | UK | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

This is the week when a revolution begins to sweep through schools in England. It involves a whole new way of teaching children about computing - but I suspect many parents, and even some teachers, know very little about this important moment in education.


As children from five upwards return to school, they are going to have to start learning how to program - or to "code" to use the trendy term which seems to upset some old-school programmers. This is the result of the new national curriculum for computing that is being introduced in England this term.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 1, 7:25 PM

This is the week when a revolution begins to sweep through schools in England. It involves a whole new way of teaching children about computing - but I suspect many parents, and even some teachers, know very little about this important moment in education.

As children from five upwards return to school, they are going to have to start learning how to program - or to "code" to use the trendy term which seems to upset some old-school programmers. This is the result of the new national curriculum for computing that is being introduced in England this term.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Coding



Quran Coaching's curator insight, Today, 1:31 AM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Julie Coiro, a professor of education, examines four critical thinking disciplines for helping middle and high school students determine the value of information they read online.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, September 1, 7:23 AM

A generation ago knowledge available to school students was filtered by teachers, parents, librarians and publishers. That cannot occur to the same extent anymore. Thus while access to information is

ubiquitous, the skills of verification and discrimination by young people are now required to a far greater extent.

Leslie Cameron-Curry's curator insight, September 1, 5:28 PM

Importante per aumentare la valutazione critica delle informazioni sul web. Alcuni spunti:

Rilevanza.
Precisione e riferimenti a dati di fatto
Distorsioni
Affidabilità

Mark McLendon's curator insight, September 1, 10:30 PM

Super necessary skills for our kids.