The Global Search for Education: China – To Follow Or Not To Follow?
Sep26

The Global Search for Education: China – To Follow Or Not To Follow?

“Schooling and the economy are less intimately connected than people realize. A nation’s education system grows out of its larger culture; graft a foreign system onto a different culture and the plant will never flourish.” — Gene Glass Author Yong Zhao has plenty to say about the dangerous consequences of China’s educational authoritarianism and he has begun to convince some very important leaders of global...

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The Global Search for Education: Got Mobile? Get it Right!
Sep21

The Global Search for Education: Got Mobile? Get it Right!

“Globally, more than 6.5 billion mobile contracts exist today. If each person has two contracts, then mobile is already in the hands of around half the world.”— Gavin Dykes The latest Education Fast Forward debate (EFF11) focused on which elements we should consider when we create a digital model to improve learning. Investment in technology is on the increase. Some continue to claim it hurts the classroom. Others...

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The Global Search for Education: East vs. West – Face Time
Sep15

The Global Search for Education: East vs. West – Face Time

“Those who can successfully negotiate between two culturally distinct environments with ease become natural leaders in cross-cultural situations, making them cultural brokers and marketable cosmopolitans.” — Pak Tee Ng “Working and spending time in another country with education professionals and students from other countries, listening to their thoughts, cultural perceptions and expectations, are powerful ways...

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The Global Search for Education: Learn by Action
Sep09

The Global Search for Education: Learn by Action

 “No matter the platform, people will always need to know how to understand, analyze and reflect upon larger contexts and systems. That pro-active creation and larger understanding are the ways to reach the end goals of digital and web literacy.” – Leah Gilliam The goal is to create meaningful and relevant learning experiences outside of the classroom where youth can learn by action. Mozilla Hive NYC Learning Network...

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