The Global Search for Education: Re-imagining Learning on July 4th with Dr. Howard Gardner
Jul02

The Global Search for Education: Re-imagining Learning on July 4th with Dr. Howard Gardner

“As long as young people have access to institutions and experiences that intrigue them (for example, children’s museums, travels to interesting sites) and are in regular contact with individuals who themselves are curious—and don’t take things on faith or for granted or are cynical about everything— the kids will be fine.” — Howard Gardner “Mastering disciplines, learning to communicate effectively, engaging civilly in discussion and...

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Around the World in 30 Days – June 2017
Jun30

Around the World in 30 Days – June 2017

C. M. Rubin’s Monthly Global Education Report CMRubinWorld’s mission for over 7 years has been to ask the important questions about learning, share the most innovative ideas and be a bridge builder between the past and the future of global education. What About Those Jobs in the Rustbelt, Mr. President? This month economist Harry Holzer explained that “less-educated Americans, particularly men with high school or less education, were...

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The Global Search for Education: “Jobsolescence” – Does Charles Fadel Have the Answers?
Jun20

The Global Search for Education: “Jobsolescence” – Does Charles Fadel Have the Answers?

“We need courageous cathedral builders! We also need to address traditional experts’ biases clinging to their narrow domains, parents’ old personal experiences biasing their views, and teachers’ and administrators’ lack of training and leadership, respectively.” — Charles Fadel All around us we are witnessing disruptive automation that is changing lives and taking away the jobs many have relied on to make a living. According to a...

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The Global Search for Education: What About Those Jobs in the Rustbelt, Mr. President?
Jun12

The Global Search for Education: What About Those Jobs in the Rustbelt, Mr. President?

“For depressed rural areas, there are two options: Help people relocate to stronger areas or help them get skills and jobs where they are, at least partly through subsidized job creation and newer kinds of economic development.” — Harry Holzer Donald Trump’s journey to become president of the US in 2016 raised high awareness of the employment concerns and challenges of America’s white working class. Even before the election, notes...

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The Global Search for Education: What Does My Robot Think?
Jun07

The Global Search for Education: What Does My Robot Think?

“Each of those objects is a portrait of who we were as a society, and a promise of who we wanted to be. So who are you now, and who do you want to become, now that you’ve had a look into the mirror of Robots?” — Ling Lee What will robots mean to our future, and more specifically, what will their impact mean for learning and the role of education? Industrial-scale automation is coming soon. But what about other jobs...

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Around the World in 30 Days: April 2017
Apr30

Around the World in 30 Days: April 2017

C. M. Rubin’s Monthly Global Education Report Innovation guru Clay Christensen has his eyes on Parenting. In a revealing interview with CMRubinWorld this month, Christensen argues that outsourcing work as significant as parenting can be very costly in the long run. “A good life is not one that is free from struggle, but one in which people have the tools to overcome what life throws at them. By that logic, a good parent is one who...

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