The Global Search for Education: Will Singapore Continue to Lead in 2030?
Aug14

The Global Search for Education: Will Singapore Continue to Lead in 2030?

“We are putting in more efforts to emphasize values inculcation, lifelong learning, holistic education and 21st century skills. We hope to encourage joyful learning and help our students develop resilience and an entrepreneurial spirit.” — Pak Tee Ng Singapore has been well publicized as one of the most highly regarded education systems in the world. But does that acclaim exist mainly because of the country’s consistent high placement...

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The Global Search for Education: Meet the Minister: From Ontario – Minister of Education Mitzie Hunter
Aug06

The Global Search for Education: Meet the Minister: From Ontario – Minister of Education Mitzie Hunter

“It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes collaboration and a diversity of ideas to build a stronger education system for our next generation of leaders.” — Mitzie Hunter I am pleased to interview for The Global Search for Education, the Honourable Mitzie Hunter, MPP and Minister of Education for the province of Ontario, Canada. Before the interview, I would like to share a brief background on the education system in Ontario....

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The Global Search for Education: Is Edmodo Disrupting the Education Conference?
Jul31

The Global Search for Education: Is Edmodo Disrupting the Education Conference?

Once upon a time, we thought the only place to meet authors was in bookstores and the only way to network with movie industry people was at film festivals. But look at the disruptive innovations we’ve witnessed, thanks to technology, since the 90’s. There are new platforms and vehicles allowing vast audiences to participate and collaborate regarding any topic and from anywhere in the world. On August 1st, Sal Khan of Khan Academy,...

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Around the World in 30 Days – July 2017
Jul29

Around the World in 30 Days – July 2017

C. M. Rubin’s Monthly Global Education Report “Mastering disciplines, learning to communicate effectively, engaging civilly in discussion and argument—these have and should remain at the forefront of an education,” says Harvard Professor of Cognition and Education, Howard Gardner. America was built with a great vision in mind. From the beginning, the Founding Fathers believed in the importance of education and investment in youth. So...

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The Global Search for Education: How Are We Doing On The Gender Agenda? – Millennials Weigh In
Jul27

The Global Search for Education: How Are We Doing On The Gender Agenda? – Millennials Weigh In

In an interview with CMRubinWorld, Dr. Linda Scott, Emeritus DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Said Business School, University of Oxford, reminds us that the gender gap is everywhere, “real and measurable” and not a “figment of some feminist’s imagination.” The global research confirms that gender inequality “retards economic growth, perpetuates poverty,” and “is bad for families.” It’s long been globally...

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The Global Search for Education: Teachers’ Top Tips for Designing Meaningful PD Programs
Jul26

The Global Search for Education: Teachers’ Top Tips for Designing Meaningful PD Programs

In a 21st century world where we are learning, unlearning and relearning all the time, how can teachers keep up? The presence of technology in schools is increasing as are the opportunities to integrate tech into practice. However, the moment teachers master one new piece of tech, there may be something newer they need to learn.  Educators are living with the new tech challenges all over the world, so if they were calling the shots,...

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