FacebookTwitterGoogle+Pin ItLinkedInPocket There are a lot of big ideas in the world of education. From ideas for businesses to ways the entire education system should change, a lot of digital ink is spilled over figuring out which of the big ideas is worth exploring. So what happens when students, teachers, and school leaders take to …
The XPrize Foundation, best known for its spaceflight challenges, has announced an earthly focus: Creating an open-source application that can teach a child to read, write, and perform arithmetic without a teacher.
The world of letters: does such a thing still exist? Even within the seemingly homogeneous sphere of the university English department, a schism has opened up between literary scholarship and creative writing: disciplines which differ in their points of reference (Samuel Richardson v. . . .
There has been much publicity in recent years about China and its teachers. After the most recent results from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) were published in 2013, considerable discussion has focused on the reasons why Chinese students’ test results are more than 100 points above the PISA average.
Memorisation, not rationalisation. That is the advice of my 13-year-old daughter, Esmee, as I struggle to make sense of a paragraph of notes for an upcoming Earth Science test on minerals. “Minerals have crystal systems which are defined by the # of axis and the length of the axis that intersect the crystal faces.” That’s how the notes start, and they only get murkier after that. When I ask Esmee what this actually means, she gives me her homework credo.