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The Rise of Educational Technology as a Sociocultural and Ideological Phenomenon

Key Takeaways<p>The rise of educational technology is part of a <b>larger shift in political thought</b>, from favoring government oversight to asserting</b> …

Higher Education

UCL staff morale at all-time low because of management, poll finds

<b>Exclusive</b>: Survey of academics suggests many feel University College London is ‘being run as a business, not a university’<p>Morale among staff at one of the UK’s most prestigious universities is at “an all-time low” over worries about the management and future direction of the institution, a poll of …

5 lessons for Australia from the world's best education systems

Teenage 'coming of age' stories, set in the playgrounds of Anglo schoolyards, have more in common with a fictitious Neighbours script than the …

Teacher observations have been a waste of time and money

Fundamental information that is the basis for evaluating the performance of our K-12 education system is sending different signals. Measures of …

PISA survey: best students in East Asia

Like in previous editions, Singapore and Japan did well in the OECD's education assessment. The results also brought some surprises, however, related …

Students

The Global Search for Education: Everything You Need to Know About PISA

<i>"If we look at countries like Singapore, Canada, Estonia, Japan and Finland, who have combined excellence and equity over a number of PISA cycles, we can see what they do: they have high and universal expectations for all students, an unwavering focus on outstanding teaching and they target</i> …

Shouldn't lectures be obsolete by now?

<b>Lectures remain by far the most common form of teaching in universities - right down to the way academics are called "lecturers".</b><p>But many predicted that digital technology would have killed off the lecture by now.<p>Why would you want to sit through someone telling you something, when so much more …

The 11 best school systems in the world

Every year, the World Economic Forum releases its Global Competitiveness Report on the state of the world's economies.<p>The WEF looks at data on areas …

Do we need to know about learning theory or not?

Yes… well kind of…Learning theory provides us with a <b>why</b> for the <b>what</b>. When we teach learners, we expect them to know the why for the what, so why …

Independent study more useful than contact hours, study suggests

Undergraduates frequently complain that they don’t have enough contact hours. But a major study in the UK suggests that students develop skills …

BrightSide — Inspiration. Creativity. Wonder.

Creativity

What makes a good teacher? Why certifications and standards don’t guarantee quality educators

Nations across the globe are undergoing education reform to improve teacher quality<p>Gerald K. LeTendre<p>October 6, 2016 8:58am (UTC)<p><i>This piece originally appeared on The Conversation.</i><p>Most of us know the difference a good teacher makes in the life of a child. Many global institutions working to improve …

Teacher Education "Reforms" Hurt Children and Learning

This month the United States Department of Education published new regulations that are supposed to ensure "new teachers are ready to succeed in the classroom and that every student is taught by a great educator." Is every baseball player great? How about every doctor? But somehow these regulations …

STEM Education Is Vital--but Not at the Expense of the Humanities

Kentucky governor Matt Bevin wants students majoring in electrical engineering to receive state subsidies for their education but doesn't want to …

Humanities

‘Private universities pose a threat to public education’

SA is unlikely to see more private universities entering the higher education sector.<p>Amid the crisis engulfing universities across the country, …

Math Students From High-Performing Countries Memorize Less, PISA Shows

Students in the highest-performing countries for mathematics are less reliant on memorization strategies than their peers in lower …

What Can We Learn from High-Performing Research Units?

Central characteristics of high-performing research units are the high quality of the people and the culture and values displayed within the …

Why For-Profit Education Fails

Moguls’ good intentions too often betray them.<p>Earlier this year, LeapFrog Enterprises, the educational-entertainment business, sold itself for $1 a share. The deal came several months after LeapFrog received a warning from the New York Stock Exchange that it would be delisted if the value of its …

Innovation

As American Education Collapses, Democracy’s Foundation Shakes

“They know nothing about art. They know nothing about history. They know nothing about philosophy.”<p><i>And we are here as on a darkling plainSwept with</i> …

The Teacher Professional

How can teachers give themselves a meaningful voice to become emancipated? I’m reading Flip the System: changing education from the ground up by

Critical questions for big data in education

Ben Williamson<p>Big data has arrived in education. Educational data science, learning analytics, computer adaptive testing, assessment analytics, …

Machine Learning

Key Issues in Teaching and Learning

2018 Key Issues in Teaching and Learning<p>Each year, ELI surveys the higher education community to determine key issues and opportunities in …

BBC Radio 4 - Radio 4 in Four, Why this might be the end of the 'American dream'

It was once assumed that university graduates, particularly those from working class backgrounds, had a route to social mobility via a degree. Sara Goldrick-Rab, Professor of Higher Education Policy and Sociology at Temple University, tells Laurie Taylor why her new study suggests the end of the …

The benefits of spaced practice in the classroom: four tips for teachers

One thing that helps students learn is spacing out practice with material over time, rather than spending long periods of time working with the same …

'How to be an outstanding school leader in a rapidly changing world'

<b>Want to keep up with the latest education news and opinion? Follow</b> <b>TES USA on Twitter</b> <b>and like</b> <b>TES USA on Facebook</b><b>.</b><p>The role of school principals needs …

Education

PowerPoint is a disaster for teaching: Could you do without it?

Back in 2010, the US Army, one of the world's great organisational behemoths, declared war on Microsoft PowerPoint. Marine General James Mattis, …

Teaching

The 11 best-educated countries in the world

The WEF created the index using a variety of objective and subjective measures.<p>Each country's score, from one to seven, is based on factors including the rate at which people studied at a university or an equivalent, such as a nursing college.<p>The score is also based on answers provided by business …

Grammar schools will not be in every town, says Theresa May

<b>The plan to lift the ban on grammar schools is not about reintroducing them to every town and city in England, Prime Minister Theresa May has said.</b><p>Speaking on BBC One's The Andrew Marr Show, she said it was about raising the level of education across the country.<p>"Taking off the ban on a particular …

The arguments for and against grammar schools both miss the point | David Willetts

The education system is tilted against working-class teenagers. The narrow emphasis on academic selection needs to be completely reimagined if real social mobility is to become a reality<p>We like to think that a modern society is open and mobile – and our failure on social mobility really matters to …

The Best New Schools Don’t Look Like Schools At All

It’s all about using open architecture to nurture young minds.<p>This year, the city of Baltimore opened Henderson-Hopkins, its first school in 30 years.<p>Designed by the architecture firm Rogers Partners, the campus is modeled after the neighborhood beyond its gates. Rust-toned classrooms clad in …

Architecture