The Global Search for Education: New Film Focuses on How to Get Thinking Back in Classrooms
Sep14

The Global Search for Education: New Film Focuses on How to Get Thinking Back in Classrooms

“The fact that we even have to make the argument that thinking should be the most important aspect of school culture proves that we have gotten very far away from teaching young people how to become successful adults.” — Rachel Ferro RE:THINKING is a thought-provoking new documentary film about learning that looks at innovative education approaches practiced by 3 public schools in the United States (Green Hills School, Bard High...

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The Global Search for Education: Jobsolescence – A Conversation with USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson
Sep05

The Global Search for Education: Jobsolescence – A Conversation with USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson

“I think the guiding principle for government should be to protect and enable/retrain the worker, not protect the job. Policy makers and educators should focus on making sure that workers are as equipped as possible to transition to new opportunities…” — Peter Robinson A recent OECD report finds that low and middle income earners have seen their wages stagnate and that the income share of middle-skilled jobs has fallen. Rising...

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Around the World in 30 Days – August 2017
Aug31

Around the World in 30 Days – August 2017

C. M. Rubin’s Monthly Global Education Report If the world’s teachers were calling the shots on content in curriculum, what would they change? This month our world-renowned educators had their say. “Yes, the world is changing. I would say shrinking day by day,” writes teacher Rashmi Kathuria from India, who believes “the entire education system needs revamping. We need to develop a generation of critical thinkers, collaborators,...

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The Global Search for Education: Lessons in Happiness from our Global Millennials
Aug30

The Global Search for Education: Lessons in Happiness from our Global Millennials

What can Millennials teach everyone else about happiness? The Happify study concluded that some Millennials place far too much emphasis on work as the key to their happiness. The Millennial Bloggers are based all over the world. They are innovators in entrepreneurship, journalism, education, entertainment, health and well-being and academic scholarship. This month we asked them to share their lessons in life and the pursuit of...

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The Global Search for Education: What Curriculum is Relevant For Today’s World? – Our Top Global Teachers Weigh In
Aug27

The Global Search for Education: What Curriculum is Relevant For Today’s World? – Our Top Global Teachers Weigh In

Employers complain that graduates are not ready for work. Stanford University studies indicate students are overloaded and under-prepared. So exactly what should we teach young people in an age where Dr. Google has an answer for everything? Humans are living longer; the traditional professions disappear while new ones are created; international mobility is drastically increasing population diversity; terrorism, environmental threats...

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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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