Curriculum Development

Hitting the books: How Alberta Education is rewriting curriculum for the next generation of students

Alberta’s ambitious plan to overhaul its K-12 school curriculum got political in 2017.<p>United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney accused the NDP …

Education

Indonesian practices to be included in Philippines' curriculum

The Philippines is learning from Indonesia on enhancing Islamic education in the country.

Education Policy

The drive to increase textbook use belies a fundamental misunderstanding of what teachers do

Nothing illustrates the dangers of letting politicians lead our education system more than their fascination with textbooks.<p>It’s a common weakness of …

Teaching

The next Sir Martin or Sheryl Sandberg is among us, but retaining them won't be easy

Crissy Sealy, business director of Team Red at MEC and Media Week 30 Under 30 2017 alumnus, shares her lessons from the ladder.<p>To continue reading …

Advertising (UK)

‘One Size Does Not Fit All' – Educating Each Unique Child

Rachael Tuckley<p>Learning Through Play<p>My eldest child started school recently and it has been a time of great change and transition. For the most part …

Parenting

Arch-conservative notes

A devoutly Catholic Polish couple I know who came to Australia thirty years ago to escape the extreme unpleasantness of communism in their homeland tell me they now meet increasingly with instances of recognisably totalitarian behaviour here in Australia when dealing with almost any kind of …

Education Policy

Fire safety to be soon part of school curriculum

Basic lessons on fire safety will very soon form part of academic curriculum of the students of classes 3 to 8 in Telangana.<p>The Telangana State …

Fire Safety

Coding Is Officially Part Of The NSW Kindergarten Curriculum - So Now What?

Image: iStock<p>New South Wales is making coding a part of the set curriculum for students from Kindergarten onwards. The change will begin in 2019, so …

Education

Japan to add 1,000 more English teachers to elementary schools, fiscal 2018 budget shows

The fiscal 2018 general-account budget adopted Friday shows the government plans to add 1,000 more English teachers to the nation’s elementary …

Education

Grammar teaching in the national curriculum: has it failed the test?

There are a limited number of hours in the school day, days in the school week, weeks in the school year. These are children’s precious years of …

Grammar

The need to revive Urdu

Soon after the inception of Pakistan Urdu was declared the national language of the newly born state. The 1965 constitution declared in article 214 …

Education Policy

Resources

We are committed to sharing and enhancing education in how we reinterpret STEM and Digital Technologies:<p>If you want to see the beginnings of this …

Creative Commons

Can you pass this SATs test for 11 year olds?

Every Year 6 pupil at two schools in the West Midlands hit the expected levels in Key Stage 2 assessments.<p>But, worryingly, more than 70 schools in …

Education

Grammar teaching leaves children confused, research shows

Children can be left confused and unable to write accurate sentences because of "uncertain" grammar teaching, experts have warned. But confident …

Grammar

#DLNchat: The Skills Gap-Fact or Fantasy?

Is the skills gap real or has it been blown out of proportion? That was the first question posed by special guest and former EdSurgent Mary Jo Madda …

Education

Secondary students can suffer from spending an extra year drilling for GCSE exams

With GCSE mock exams well under way, secondary school students will be feeling the pressure. Exam results seem even more important today than they …

Education

Google celebrates 50 years of kids programming languages with first ever coding Doodle

Coding was introduced as part of the National Curriculum in 2014 and has quickly become a popular subject in schools<p>While children in the UK have …

Kids

Google marks 50 years of children programming languages with coding doodle

Google is celebrating 50 years of kids programming languages with its first ever coding Doodle.<p>This may be confusing to some of you, but it turns out …

Birmingham, UK

Peru to withdraw controversial “gender ideology” curriculum

Lima, Peru, Dec 1, 2017 / 12:00 am (CNA).- The Peruvian government will withdraw a 2016 national school curriculum that has been widely criticized …

Catholicism

Curriculum Mapping: Definition, Purpose, and Tips

Curriculum mapping is a reflective process that helps teachers understand what has been taught in a class, how it has been taught, and how learning …

Teaching

Textbook co-authored by Roy Moore in 2011 says women shouldn't run for office

File:Abaton.jpg - Wikimedia Commons1024 �-- 756 - 146k - jpg<br>(Image by commons.wikimedia.org) Permission Details DMCA<p>"Roy Moore," who our President …

Liberal View

Languages are the ticket to a world of opportunities

Communication skills will always be key to the future success of young people.<p>Willy Brandt, the former German chancellor, once said: “If I’m selling …

Language

Disciplinary Applications of Information Literacy Threshold Concepts

ACRL announces the publication of <i>Disciplinary Applications of Information Literacy Threshold Concepts</i>, edited by Samantha Godbey, Susan Beth …

Information Literacy

Is It Time To Replace Religious Studies With Politics In Our Schools?

If we remain politically illiterate, then politics will only ever be something that simply happens to us<p>Currently, we assume that once we hit 18 …

Education

This mum wants Sleeping Beauty removed from her child’s curriculum - BBC Three

Lukas Gerve28 November 2017<p>When you think back to your favourite childhood stories, you probably have warm, fuzzy memories of talking animals and evil witches.<p>But look a bit closer and you might find some unsettling details. Why are there so many unconscious or imprisoned women? Snow White, …

Walt Disney Company

Forest Nursery Demand in London Rises As Expert Calls for More Research

An academic has called for more research into the benefits of outdoor learning as demand for forest nurseries rises in parts of London.<br>Children at …

University College London

A new school curriculum needs a new learning culture. It starts here.

A thriving learning culture in schools across Wales is essential if our new curriculum is to be successfully implemented. A pilot group of schools, …

Education

Raising Doubts About Evolution…In Science Class

In many states, there’s a battle underway between those trying to get creationism into science curriculums and those who want to keep it out.<p>That’s the subject of the newest Retro Report, which looks at one Louisiana law from 2008, which was supposedly meant to encourage “critical thinking” in …

Education

What Does a Director of Curriculum and Instruction Do?

Directors of curriculum and instruction oversee the educational aspects of a school district. This includes selecting curricula, monitoring student …

Education

Father refuses to let stepdaughter, 12, do homework about converting to Islam

<b>A man has spoken of his concern after his stepdaughter was asked to write to her family about why she is converting to Islam for her homework.</b><p>Mark …

Parenting