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International body called in to evaluate school reforms - Herald Scotland

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International body called in to evaluate school reforms
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The curriculum has been introduced into nurseries, primary schools and secondaries over the last few years with varying degrees of success.
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is it not a bit early to review and evalusate something so early into it's rollout?

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About — FutureLearn

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Is this the new learning revolution? This is the UK version of MOOC's and it is owned by Open univesity so the quality is going to be good. I have already completed a MOOC and will probably try anotherthrough future learn.

why don't we try to put a course up aimed at fife on line learners?

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ScottishGovernment - News - Income guarantee for 30,000 students met

ScottishGovernment - News - Income guarantee for 30,000 students met | Fife College the Essential Skills Experience | Scoop.it
First students to benefit from best package of support.
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Got to say this must help the social mobility deficit?

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Talking heads: why I'm part of the studio school revolution in education

Talking heads: why I'm part of the studio school revolution in education | Fife College the Essential Skills Experience | Scoop.it
Dan Rosser tells Emily Drabble about the studio schools he leads – and why relationships are the key to a successful school
Martin Laidlaw Fife College's insight:

The personal coach/mentor is a great idea. Our experince with working with young people demonstrates this in our Goals and LEAP programmes These studio schools look fascinating. A studio school in Levenmouth?

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10 Ways Literacy Can Promote A Deeper Understanding Of Math

10 Ways Literacy Can Promote A Deeper Understanding Of Math | Fife College the Essential Skills Experience | Scoop.it
10 Ways Literacy Can Promote A Deeper Understanding Of Math
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Expand Your Employability: 3 Ideas to Get Noticed and Hired | The ...

Expand Your Employability: 3 Ideas to Get Noticed and Hired | The ... | Fife College the Essential Skills Experience | Scoop.it
During your job search, you're competing with countless experienced job seekers who have been unemployed for months or years, and also with new grads who have...
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Very creative and imaginative ways to present your CV..not sure if public sector, education or banking recruiters would react favorably?

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Course: BadgeMOOC: Badges: New Currency for Professional Credentials

Course: BadgeMOOC: Badges: New Currency for Professional Credentials | Fife College the Essential Skills Experience | Scoop.it
6-week, interactive, Open Online Course exploring badges as the emerging currency of exchange for creating high value post-secondary and professional credentials.
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This emerging trend for badges is fascinating. Are there issues on quality and standards?

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MOOCs at Edinburgh | Online Programmes | Postgraduate study

MOOCs at Edinburgh | Online Programmes | Postgraduate study | Fife College the Essential Skills Experience | Scoop.it
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Is MOOC the way forward? I've signed up to a FREE online course that has some relevance for the future

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Welcome to Learner View | Ofsted Learner View

Welcome to Learner View | Ofsted Learner View | Fife College the Essential Skills Experience | Scoop.it

with the push to more learner engagement this site launched recently by ofsted should be of finterest

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Information Literacy Weblog: Information literacy and employability

Information Literacy Weblog: Information literacy and employability | Fife College the Essential Skills Experience | Scoop.it
There is now a section on the Sheffield University Library website about information literacy and employability, including short "testimonies from recent University of Sheffield graduates, reflecting on how information literacy ...
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New institute to drive up standards in employability services | IEBE ...

New institute to drive up standards in employability services | IEBE ... | Fife College the Essential Skills Experience | Scoop.it
New professional institute created to drive up standards in the provision of employability services for young people and adults.
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Classroom technology use analysed

Classroom technology use analysed | Fife College the Essential Skills Experience | Scoop.it

Interesting that the focus is on using devices as a solution. Are the teachers ready for this yet? Most Baby Boomers (experienced teachers) think tablets are either things you swallow or in Scotland a lovely sugary sweet (usually homemade!)

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My best citizenship lesson: faking news and sparking riots for digital natives

My best citizenship lesson: faking news and sparking riots for digital natives | Fife College the Essential Skills Experience | Scoop.it
Teacher Emma Chandler shares her tips on how to make reactionary students question what they read in the media
Branding our young people as "digital natives" is as dangerous a label as any other in the classroom.
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A good stimulating approach for learners to respond. I agree with her view that classifying young people as digital natives is wrong.

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'Apprenticeships need to lead on to qualifications equivalent to a doctorate

'Apprenticeships need to lead on to qualifications equivalent to a doctorate | Fife College the Essential Skills Experience | Scoop.it
A lifelong learning bank account is also one of the ideas now on the Liberal Democrat agenda, says Baroness Sharp
At last week's conference the Liberal Democrat party accepted proposals from the Learning for Life paper into their policy agenda.
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more on the momentum to review our approach to learning

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EdX, Google to Create New Online Education Site - Digits - WSJ

EdX, Google to Create New Online Education Site - Digits - WSJ | Fife College the Essential Skills Experience | Scoop.it
EdX is teaming up with Google on a new site that will offer tools for a wide swath of educators and the public to create their own digital courses.
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more interesting developments in the online education and learning world.

How can colleges respond positively to this?

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Foundation courses provide firm footing for students

Foundation courses provide firm footing for students | Fife College the Essential Skills Experience | Scoop.it
These days, many students are looking for a direct path to employment.
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perhaps this is what the FE sector in Scotland should concentrate on?

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Vocational education 'key to growth'

Vocational education 'key to growth' | Fife College the Essential Skills Experience | Scoop.it
Scotland should focus on providing high quality vocational education for school pupils to help drive economic growth, a commission concludes.
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Thisis an important report and highlights the need to change the attitiude of parents, pupils, teachers and politicians towards vocational and further education. 

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Employability and social media : JISC e-Learning Blog

Employability and social media. A current Jisc Inform article on >how students can use social media to help them get a job
Martin Laidlaw Fife College's insight:

Digital literacy has become an essential skill and in many areas we are falling behind. There is IMO an assumption that young people are digitally aware....not true there profile as in literacy and numeracy is 'spikey'

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New National exams to test students in modern skills

New National exams to test students in modern skills | Fife College the Essential Skills Experience | Scoop.it
THE NEW qualification is better suited to testing pupils have the skills to thrive in today’s society, says Dr Gill Stewart
Martin Laidlaw Fife College's insight:

For many in college education this approach seems sensible. The difficulty is the resistiance to change in increasingly difficult times.

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Educated only? Or Employable too??? | EduKart Blog

Educated only? Or Employable too??? | EduKart Blog | Fife College the Essential Skills Experience | Scoop.it
You are educated. Agreed. You have a degree. Agreed. But, are you employable? And if not, Do you know why? What might be missing? After clearing 12th std., we often 'decide' our career path. Depending upon scores, we think about a ...
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Education - MyKnowledgeMap - Knowledge and learning assisted by technology

Education - MyKnowledgeMap - Knowledge and learning assisted by technology | Fife College the Essential Skills Experience | Scoop.it

Very interesting? Solution of e assessment for new Fife College???

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Education requires a creative spark

Education requires a creative spark | Fife College the Essential Skills Experience | Scoop.it
THE world is changing so rapidly that, these days, it’s not what we learn but how we learn that’s important, writes Ruth Wishart...
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Affirming entrepreneurial education

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This article aims to discuss the changing role of entrepreneurial education for promoting personal development, learning and employability skills. Design/methodology/approach. The authors review key literature and policy ...
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Professor Craig Mahoney on learning and teaching for higher education today - The Guardian

Professor Craig Mahoney on learning and teaching for higher education today - The Guardian | Fife College the Essential Skills Experience | Scoop.it
The GuardianProfessor Craig Mahoney on learning and teaching for higher education todayThe GuardianIn Scotland, the student-led Teaching Awards, led by the HEA and the NUS, has been highly successful in celebrating good teaching and also in...
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Top 12 Employability Skills « The Apprenticeship, Skills ...

Top 12 Employability Skills « The Apprenticeship, Skills ... | Fife College the Essential Skills Experience | Scoop.it
Paul Champion www.paulchampionuk.com www.apprenticeshipblog.com : 07540 704920 Twitter: @blogapprentice Skype: paulchampion31.
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