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: Top Global Teachers Share Their Solutions On The Fake News Epidemic
Feb24

The Global Search for Education: Top Global Teachers Share Their Solutions On The Fake News Epidemic

Twitter, Facebook and other prominent new social and online media platforms have a very different structure to any free press vehicle we have seen in the modern world. There is no third party editing process by a recognized and respected media brand (which would include fact checking and a professional editorial review). Content “as is” is simply shared among a multitude of users. Respected traditional news outlets have also endured...

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The Global Search for Education: The Future of Education with Marc Tucker
Feb21

The Global Search for Education: The Future of Education with Marc Tucker

“A growing number of other countries are turning out entire high school graduating classes that are much better educated than ours, with much more equity, and they are doing it at a lower cost per student.” — Marc Tucker Fears of rising unemployment fueled by automation of millions of jobs requires more focus on what education is needed to foster the skills and training people need for a future of Artificial Intelligence. How are...

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The Global Search for Education: Meet the Minister – From Finland – Sanni Grahn-Laasonen
Feb08

The Global Search for Education: Meet the Minister – From Finland – Sanni Grahn-Laasonen

“Professional, highly-trained and highly respected teachers are a key factor in our success: teachers have pedagogical autonomy so they decide by themselves which teaching methods and materials they use.” —  Sanni Grahn-Laasonen Sanni Grahn-Laasonen says her country’s vision for education is a nation that is “continuously learning;” Finland wants an education system that gives everyone...

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