Continued growth for international K-12 schools with greater emphasis on mid-market segment

The newly published 2020 Global Opportunities Report from ISC Research highlights a number of important trends in the international K-12 school sector. First, the steady growth observed over the past number of years is continuing. As of July this year, there were 11,616 international schools globally with a combined enrolment of 5,984,000 students aged 3…

Continued growth for international K-12 schools with greater emphasis on mid-market segment — ICEF Monitor – Market intelligence for international student recruitment

Pay attention! Attention is a necessary condition for learning experience design, but poorly understood…

Pay attention! This is something you, and everyone else, are likely to have heard at school and the teachers were right. Attention is almost always a necessary condition for learning. The problem is that attention wavers. It is difficult to sustain and we are easily distracted. There are distractions everywhere these days, your phone, notifications,…

Pay attention! Attention is a necessary condition for learning experience design, but poorly understood… — Donald Clark Plan B

The Insufferable Hubris of the Well-Credentialed

Michael Sandel: The Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel’s 10th book, The Tyranny of Merit, out this month from FSG, covers a lot of ground for a short text — especially in its sweeping second chapter, “A Brief Moral History of Merit,” which, following Max Weber, describes the surprising emergence of the “fiercely meritocratic work ethic”…

The Insufferable Hubris of the Well-Credentialed — Schoolinfosystem.org

Fun, humour… it’s place in learning…

Should all learning be fun? No one is against a bit of fun on principle but as an imperative for learning, it is an odd goal. It’s a word that rarely figures in learning theory or the psychology of learning, yet some swear by it motivational effect in games and gamification of learning through play.One…

Fun, humour… it’s place in learning… — Donald Clark Plan B

ACADEMIC FITNESS — The Concord Review – Will’s Blog

Academic FitnessA few years ago I was at a conference of a few hundred History/Social Studies educators, consultants, etc. at the Center for the Study of the Senate in Boston. I was introduced, as The Concord Review and I had recently been the subjects of an op-ed column in The Boston Globe. After several presentations and some discussion of…

ACADEMIC FITNESS — The Concord Review – Will’s Blog

Bush/Obama Ed Reform: Core Damage?

History will probably never adequately address the reasons for Common Core’s educational failure to improve results (as opposed to political failure, which I’ve outlined over the past year). Contemporary analyses can’t even agree that they’ve failed. We need more implementation time to show the results. (ex: Stay the Course) The standards were too easy. (ex: […]

Bush/Obama Ed Reform: Core Damage? — educationrealist

On the destruction of America’s best high school

Scott Aaronson: I’d like you to feel about the impending destruction of Virginia’s Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, the same way you might’ve felt when the Taliban threatened to blow up the Bamyan Buddhas, and then days later actually did blow them up. Or the way you felt when human negligence caused wildfires that incinerated half…

On the destruction of America’s best high school — Schoolinfosystem.org

”Constructivist pedagogy is like a zombie that refuses to die”

An interview with professor Paul A. Kirschner by Isak Skogstad. This interview was originally posted on Isak Skogstad’s website. Grumpy old man. That is at least what he calls himself. But you might know him as Paul Kirschner. He is one of the world’s most influential researchers in the field of learning psychology. Currently he is a […]

”Constructivist pedagogy is like a zombie that refuses to die” — 3-Star learning experiences

That our X, Y, or Z is the same ≠ We’re all the same

Paul A. Kirschner & Mirjam Neelen We, among other scientists, often claim that our cognitive architecture is quite simple and that this applies to each and every one of us (apart from very few specific exceptions). Simply stated, we all have a sensory memory that perceives/handles incoming information (stimuli), a working memory that does something […]

That our X, Y, or Z is the same ≠ We’re all the same — 3-Star learning experiences

Quote of the Day – Even Recent NAEP Tests Indicate Problems with Social Studies — The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions

“In 2018, about 15 percent of eighth-grade students performed at or above the NAEP Proficient level on the U.S. history assessment, which was lower than the 18 percent of students performing at or above this level in 2014, the previous assessment year. There was no significant change in the percentage of students performing at or…

Quote of the Day – Even Recent NAEP Tests Indicate Problems with Social Studies — The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions