The Global Search for Education:  Hey Millennials – Are You Loving the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
Apr28

The Global Search for Education: Hey Millennials – Are You Loving the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

It’s called the economy of life-long learning – aka the digital age, aka the fourth industrial revolution. And we’re just at the beginning. Newer and newer technologies are creating accelerating changes impacting the way we live, work, produce and consume. Within the next decade, it is expected that more than a trillion sensors will be connected to the Internet. By 2025, 10% of people will be wearing clothes...

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Around the World in 30 Days: March 2017
Mar30

Around the World in 30 Days: March 2017

C. M. Rubin’s Monthly Global Education Report In her interview with CMRubinWorld this month, Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia, speaks about the troubling trends in world politics: “We have seen strong anti-globalization sentiment worldwide,” and how to address them: “Globalization has exposed students to a far greater range of ideas, cultures, languages, places and ideologies than ever before. Knowing how to...

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The Global Search for Education: Job market demands require a new vision for assessment – Part 2
Mar22

The Global Search for Education: Job market demands require a new vision for assessment – Part 2

“The key for businesses is to explain their needs crisply, as they often do in the US with community colleges – tailoring curricula to specific tasks and knowledge areas. It gets a lot more complicated when the student needs to learn higher-order thinking skills such as creativity, collaboration, etc., and character qualities such as ethics and leadership.” — Charles Fadel Employers’ complaints that new college graduates aren’t...

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The Global Search for Education: Meet the Ministers – From Australia – Julia Gillard
Mar17

The Global Search for Education: Meet the Ministers – From Australia – Julia Gillard

“It is not simply enough to pour money into our schools: that money must be demonstrably and successfully put to improving education, including literacy and numeracy standards.” — Julia Gillard Julia Gillard was sworn in as the first female Prime Minister of Australia on June 24, 2010 and served in that office until June 27, 2013. As Prime Minister and in her previous role as Deputy Prime Minister, Gillard was...

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The Global Search for Education: A New Model for Student Assessment – Part 1
Mar09

The Global Search for Education: A New Model for Student Assessment – Part 1

“It’s easier to create a statistically valid test for content or for content-related mental processes, whereas it is difficult to measure something like critical thinking, and very difficult to measure something like courage. In short, there is too much focus on Knowledge.” — Charles Fadel Charles Fadel believes there are flaws with the assessment system currently predominant in the United States. “Assessment boils down to evidence of...

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The Global Search for Education: The Rich, the Poor and What the World’s Millennials Think
Dec27

The Global Search for Education: The Rich, the Poor and What the World’s Millennials Think

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation (OECD), the gap between the rich and the poor keeps widening, with the richest 10% of the population earning 9.6 times the income of the poorest 10%. Income inequality has been growing on average in OECD countries over the last 25 years. Relative poverty is increasing. Their research also concluded there is a wider gap in education in the most unequal countries, which leads to a...

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