21st century

Current learners, future skills: preparing for the 21st century workplace

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It is hard to imagine what skills our children will need when they eventually join the workforce in 15 or 20 years time. One thing is clear however, they will need to be more qualified, have more experience and be more technologically savvy than even today’s school leavers. In this increasingly global marketplace how can educators really ensure that students …

International

International education: do the benefits outweigh the costs?

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Increasingly, high school students are looking internationally for their university education with the US, Australia and the UK among the most popular destinations. Reasons cited for studying abroad range from achieving qualifications from top class universities to gaining access to and work experience with the world’s largest employers. We have been discussing the pros and cons of gaining an international …

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Creating Meaningful Outcomes for Every Student

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Modern education has come a long way in the 21st century. HP believes that everyone has the right to quality education. One in which students and teachers can create deeply individualised and connected learning experiences at any time and from anywhere, in the classroom or not. It is by evolving the way we empower teachers to differentiate instruction that every …

STEM

The critical challenge of growing STEM education in the Philippines

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The debate surrounding the lack of science, technology, engineering & maths trained professionals seems to be taking place in every country across the globe. The arguments range from there being a shortage in the number of teachers, graduates and researchers to the problem being insufficient relevant and interesting jobs for those that pursue that academic route. In fact certain recent studies …

Network

Growing a network and increasing collaboration

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For the last five years, Miriam College has been the Secretariat of the Asian University Digital Resource Network (AUDRN). Dr Maria Lourdes Quisumbing-Baybay, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of the College of Arts and Sciences, was appointed the first Director of the network and presided over its expansion to 21 institutions across  Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. As Dr Maria hands over …

social-education

The social classroom 2.0

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OPPORTUNITIES, INTRICACIES AND COMPLEXITIES Not so long ago, educators and policy makers were heralding the rise of the SMART classrooms. Now, they are heralding the rise of the SOCIAL classroom. Like it or not, Social media is an ingrained part of today’s society and lifestyles. Our students are constantly on ALL kinds of social media. Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, you name …

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Rankings and league tables: they matter, or do they?

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Dr. Jane Hunter, our speaker at EduTECH Asia says “Everyone loves a good league table in the higher education sector … or do they? I guess the glow that a ranking emits all depends on where your institution appears on the list.” Last Thursday in “The Age” newspaper education editor Henrietta Cook reported that six Australian universities finished in the top 100 …

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An innovative curriculum for 21st century learning

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In the 21st century there is a  tremendous pressure for education to “globalise.” With curriculum design and innovation becoming such an essential part of teaching, how can universities truly globalise a curriculum? Here is an example of a university that has gone beyond the traditional model and offered something different for educators and students by being ambitious with their curriculum. In this blog …

coaching

Developing an effective and consistent teacher coaching programme

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Implementing and developing an effective teacher coaching and mentoring programme in schools is crucial for the continuous professional development of teaching staff. Observation, feedback and one-to-one coaching provide genuinely personalised support and impressive results. However, implementing a comprehensive plan can be time-consuming and difficult to engineer around busy teaching schedules. We have been discussing this with Mr Jose Ramelle Javier, Grade School …

Excellence

Excellence in education: the long road to success

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Achieving and maintaining excellence is surely the goal of every educator worldwide, but how do we define excellence and can it ever really be attained? We have been speaking to Dr Catherine Q Castañeda, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Adamson University about this and discussed the challenges, the opportunities and the role that technology can play in this quest for …