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: 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: What Meta-Learning?
Dec12

The Global Search for Education: What Meta-Learning?

“Metacognition is rising in importance as educators are realizing its importance and developing learning experiences to complement their existing assignments.” —  Charles Fadel In an uncertain and rapidly changing world, Charles Fadel, founder of the Center for Curriculum Redesign (CCR), believes the ability “to reflect and adapt is at a premium.” Fadel advocates for a holistic approach to 21st Century...

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The Global Search for Education: What Skills?
Nov01

The Global Search for Education: What Skills?

“Employers have to remain involved in making their needs heard, and education institutions have to accept that we educate for Life and Work, not only Life.” — Charles Fadel Employers want to hire people with 21st-century skills and they can’t find enough qualified candidates. The problem, says Charles Fadel, Founder of the Center for Curriculum Redesign, is that our education system “is biased for college...

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The Global Search for Education: What Character?
Sep21

The Global Search for Education: What Character?

It used to be that character education was the prerogative of parents/families, governments, and religious institutions, but over time all of these have weakened, and so now schools are the best place where this education can take place.”– Charles Fadel In an increasingly complex world, society is rediscovering the importance of teaching character qualities or “how one behaves and engages in the world.” In Part...

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