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The International Baccalaureate: So Great It Was Adopted by the British

Michael Gove announces new English Baccalaureate to replace GCSEs Source: The Telegraph By Rosa Prince, Online Political Editor Michael Gove has told MPs that the new English Baccalaureate to be introduced as a replacement for the GCSE will stop the … Continue reading

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MOOC Pedagogy – Promise or Peril?

Excerpt: MOOC pedagogy: the challenges of developing for Coursera In the summer of 2012 the team of teachers and researchers associated with the MSc in E-learning programme at the University of Edinburgh began developing a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) … Continue reading

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International Baccalaureate® (IB) Program Transition Challenge Study (Abstract)

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) offers high quality programmes of international education to a worldwide community of schools. There are more than 900,000 IB students in over 140 countries. The IB learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a … Continue reading

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Teacher Observation & Feedback: What Feedback Would You Give? (Video)

We watch a Biology teacher, Chris Miller, in action for 9 minutes. You can stop the video, go back, go forward, back again, as often as you like. Watch the teacher. Watch the students. For your feedback, what do you … Continue reading

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Jay Mathews: The Power of Challenging All High School Students

Jay Mathews got it right. A high school education and a basketball game are not the same thing. The one is an athletic contest which measures winning or losing by the final score. The number of players who got into … Continue reading

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Seminar on Finland’s Education System

Pupils in Finland are thought to be among the brightest in Europe. They regularly score well in the OECD’s PISA assessment tests. That’s due in large part to their highly dedicated teachers. Finland has a bonus system that rewards educators … Continue reading

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Pearson Foundation: Implications of McGuinty Education Reform in Ontario

A video series which profiles the policies and practices of education systems that demonstrate high or improving performance in the PISA tests. In this series, the focus is Ontario, Canada and the changes made to improve the performance of students … Continue reading

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The Haka: Why They Do It

The Haka. Before a match the rugby players do their war cry, their war dance, their battle shout, their choreographed show of invincibility. Some even say that it is an invocation of the spirits of the past. Wow. That’s like … Continue reading

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Teaching Challenge: Voodoo Economics

After looking at this video for three consecutive reruns, and laughing so hard that my sides are still hurting, I had a sober thought. What could be done to change this video into a positive example of teaching (and learning)? … Continue reading

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Change The World – Just An Empty Phrase? Let’s Change The World!

How many times have you read or heard the phrase, “Change the World”? A thousand? A hundred-thousand? A million? A billion? Have we used it so much, over and over again, that there is no common understanding anymore of what … Continue reading

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