Education

5 reasons to be optimistic about Filipino education

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Three months on from the general election and the triumphant start to the Duterte Administration, some of the core governmental priorities for the coming years are starting the become apparent. As the dust settles it is evident that education is front of mind both for the new President and his highly experienced Education Secretary Leonor Briones, with education a core pillar …

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Announcing EduTECH Philippines

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From the recent roll-out of K to 12 education, to the encouragingly positive changes coming from Patricia Licuanan and the rest of the team at the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), it is clear that education in the Philippines is undergoing a period of significant improvement. Given that Filipino GDP growth outstripped even China this year, and that the last …

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Reinventing Leadership in Higher Education

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Leadership in higher education is multidimensional and complex, requiring a meticulous and systematic approach.  To stay competitive and to thrive in the current higher education landscape, it is critical that college and university leaders prioritize, focus, and evolve their operations and their offerings. In this blog, Rab Paterson shares insights on the challenges and skills required in effectively leading higher education.   …

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why should Asia’s education market be your top priority?

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With a combined population of 600 million and an annual economic growth rate of 5-6%, the South-East Asia is a hot house when it comes to education investments. Whilst governments and institutions of countries all over the world are attempting global approaches to education, many Asian countries have effectively transformed these goals into policy and established themselves as centres of …

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Want to be an awesome Ed-Tech Coach?

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Tech Coach: your skills and experience alone are not enough to be Awesome. I am currently a technology coach at Singapore American School and I work with elementary school teachers, counsellors and leaders. In many schools, both my previous and current schools included, there are thinkers imagining the future role for the Technology Coach. It all made sense back when …

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Measuring student success (Part 2)

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Measuring student success is complex and needs to be done with precision. While standardised testing has its supporters, it is perhaps not the only way of measuring student success. With continued focus on overall student development today, how can important attributes such as creativity and critical thinking skills be analysed? What are the means to providing a complete picture of student  achievement? – …

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What makes a good teacher?

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For teachers, teaching young people can be a fulfilling, yet a demanding job. Today, as 21st century educators, a combination of specific skills, knowledge and experiences are required to excel in the profession. In this interview our speaker Jacques du Toit shares his views on what skills, knowledge and experiences are needed to be ahead of the curve. 1) Tell …

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Measuring student success

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“I believe that a basket of metrics is needed to gain a fuller understanding of what a student is capable of both academically and social/emotionally. We will continue to use standardised testing because no other evaluation can be so consistently applied. It will continue to be an imperfect gauge of academic ability, but all practical measures have weaknesses. By including …

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Case Study (contd): Individualising learning through inclusion

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Educators have long been intrigued by the prospect of individualising learning, and the emergence of new classes of technology have expanded the practical possibilities. Last month we caught up with Kasson Bratton, Head of Middle school at Nanjing International, China who shared with us interesting insights on how NIS is driving individualised learning together with inclusion. This is the second part of the interview …