Ofsted recently published a report calling for more focus on reading and maths in early learning. The report has drawn criticism from some, including experts in early-years education, parents and teachers, who say the report could result in less play-based learning in Year One programmes.
Singapore has been recognised for student success on the Collaborative Problem Solving component of the Programme for International Student Assessment, notes maths and science teacher Alexander Kmicikewycz. In this blog post, he credits Singapore's STEM ALP course for contributing to the success and offers takeaways for others.
Online Learning at Harvard for PreK-12 Educators Professional Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education is pleased to offer the fall series of online workshops for preK–12 educators. Grounded in day-to-day teaching and leadership practice, these workshops are designed with flexibility and accessibility in mind. Learn more.
Fewer students in Victoria, Australia, are pursuing degrees in teaching since the state published new standards for seeking the credential. Victorian Education Minister James Merlino says the higher standard will help to raise the bar for teaching and learning.
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ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief highlights education practices and policies in specific regions to give readers more in-depth insight into that country or region's education system. This edition focuses on Japan.
Research shows the current testing culture in Japan can have negative effects on students' mental and emotional states. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology is planning to transform the country's university-admissions assessment and approach to career preparation.
Students could see more emphasis on science, technology, engineering and maths as well as skills and vocational training in schools under a new pilot programme. The changes aim to better prepare students for the job market.
India's Central Advisory Board of Education is taking steps via Operation Digital Board to improve digital education in schools, said Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar. "This will offer new opportunities and new ways of teaching and learning to schools," he said.
Join Thomas Armstrong, author of "Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom" for a live webinar on Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. ET. Armstrong will highlight the new chapters from the latest edition and explore how multiple intelligences theory can contribute to better personalization programs, deeper use of learning technologies, and more positive ways of helping neurodiverse populations.
If your idea of hell is a stack of ungraded essays, take heed. A high-school English teacher shares his formula for getting students to do the work of reviewing, reflecting, researching and revising during the feedback process so that he can focus on reinforcing their new learning.