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Point & CounterPoint: The Shanghai Secret (By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN) The New York Times / The Daily Howler (Bob Somerby)

What makes an education system successful? I’m an educator, so I should have a clue or two. I’ll go with the obvious: teachers who can motivate and inspire students to achieve their full potential. Now, is there a magic formula … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Teaching & Learning: Designing & Running A MOOC

I participated in CCK 11 and the facilitators were Stephen Downes and George Siemens. The course was unlike any learning experience I had ever had before. Here’s why: 1. Changed relationship between teacher & learner Teacher, as the term is … Continue reading

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IB students celebrate great exam results!

IB students from Garden International School Rayong (GIS) have achieved a range of excellent exam results. At GIS there were 17 IB2 students. Of these 15 took the Diploma course and 11 were awarded the full IB Diploma. The average … Continue reading

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Education Secretary Michael Gove: GCSE Exams to be Replaced by the English Baccalaureate (EBacc)

Education Secretary Michael Gove: (Quote) “We believe it’s time for the race to the bottom to end. We believe, that it is time to tackle grade inflation, and dumbing down. And we believe that it is time to raise aspirations … Continue reading

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New! Free MOOC Course: Fundamentals of Online Education (Planning and Application)

Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application Fatimah Wirth Georgia Institute of Technology This is an introductory course on the fundamentals of online education. You will learn how to convert your face-to-face class into a robust online course based on … Continue reading

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Problema de plata (Money Problems): Educación el doble de cara, pero igual de mala (Twice as expensive, just as bad as ever)

Seguimos hablando de educación. Está bien. Es un tema importante. Tal vez el más importante de todos en este momento. Pero lo que no comparto es que sigamos hablando de educación casi únicamente en torno a montos de dinero. por … Continue reading

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Andy Hargreaves: “Los países de alto desempeño tienen educación pública fuerte”

Académico del Boston College Andy Hargreaves: “Los países de alto desempeño tienen educación pública fuerte” Uno de los expertos más reconocidos en educación analizó las políticas impulsadas en Chile y el movimiento estudiantil. por Elizabeth Simonsen (Santiago) Diario La Tercera … Continue reading

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Univ. of Chile Researchers’ Surprising Conclusion: Success of Chile’s “Schools of Excellence” due to selection

Study concludes that success of schools of excellence are due to selection Researchers at the University of Chile analyzed the academic trajectory of 28,000 students. by Elizabeth Simonsen Source: La Tercera Over three thousand (3000) students applied last year for … Continue reading

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Wellington College: Outstanding Results in the IB Diploma

Outstanding results in the IB Diploma Source: Wellington College We are delighted with this year’s extraordinary IB results. In only its third year offering the Diploma, the average score achieved is 37.3 points (the equivalent at A level according to … Continue reading

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Books Without Taxes: Chile Chamber of Book Commerce: “70% of Chileans never enter a bookstore or a library”

Chilean Chamber of Book Commerce: “70% of Chileans never enter a bookstore or a library” Arturo Infante Reñasco, Presidente de la Cámara Chilena del Libro: “Remember that books in Chile were exempt from taxation until the introduction of the value … Continue reading

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