The Global Search for Education: Wanted: Collaborative Problem Solvers!
Nov21

The Global Search for Education: Wanted: Collaborative Problem Solvers!

Girls outperformed boys in every country. “Girls show more positive attitudes towards relationships, meaning that they tend to be more interested in others’ opinions and want others to succeed.” — Andreas Schleicher We live in a world where trust and teamwork is more important than ever. OECD Pisa has completed the first ever assessment of collaborative problem solving skills (CPS) to see how students stand in relation to their global...

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The Global Search for Education: What’s Your Take on Singularity and the Threat to Humanity? – Millennial Bloggers Weigh In
Nov16

The Global Search for Education: What’s Your Take on Singularity and the Threat to Humanity? – Millennial Bloggers Weigh In

Singularity. It’s discussed by futurists and by scientists. Then there are the rest of us grappling to get our heads around the “reality” that within a decade or so, Artificial Intelligence will cause machines to become “smarter” than human beings. What does all of this mean for quality of life and future learning? Ray Kurzweil talks about “tools that will extend our reach.” He notes that they’re already “making us smarter,” and he...

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The Global Search for Education: Hello Coding – When Did You Get So Cool?
Nov14

The Global Search for Education: Hello Coding – When Did You Get So Cool?

“We specifically write our content using language that even young children can understand.” — Derek Lo Why were 600,000 high-paying tech jobs unfilled in 2015 in the United States alone, or is the better question: Is technology developing faster than humans can learn to handle it? According to the White House, by 2018, 51 percent of STEM jobs will be in computer science-related fields. However, the number of tech employees has not...

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The Global Search for Education: A Conversation with Sir Michael Barber
Nov05

The Global Search for Education: A Conversation with Sir Michael Barber

“It’s really important that students don’t think of education solely as preparation for the next stage of their life.” — Sir Michael Barber Sir Michael Barber has been at the forefront of global thinking in education for the past twenty years. He served as Chief Education Advisor to Pearson. He is the Founder and Chairman of Delivery Associates. In the past, Barber has served as the head of the global education practice at McKinsey,...

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