Building a green campus environment

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From making sure that resources and waste are managed well, to nurturing a wide range of plants and trees on the campus, Tangling Trust aims to set a great example of a sustainable school. The Operations team at Tanglin Trust are fully supportive of the school’s sustainability efforts and take a lead when it comes to managing the campus.  Brain …

Improving learning outcomes for dyspraxia

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Developmental coordination disorder (DCD), also known as dyspraxia, is one of the most common developmental disorders of childhood. However, poor awareness of the condition means that children’s difficulties are often dismissed as developmental immaturity, leading to delays in accessing the early support and care the child needs. We spoke with Sue McLaren who is the Research and Project Coordinator for Animal Fun …

The Sci-fi of Digital Transformation

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I prefer science fiction to the crisp white papers plotting techno-trends. I’m not talking about time machines or terraforming planets but everyday things like imagining how we learn, communicate and play in the future. Sci-fi writers don’t just predict the emergence of key technologies; they personify their impact on culture. Back in ‘64 when the US Surgeon General Luther Terry …

On Speculative Design in Education

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For the last decade, I’ve been involved in creating new directions for education and for the last 4-5 years, I have been using forms of speculative design (called design fiction, often) to start conversations and inspire direct action in educational change. Speculative design is one phase of creating new directions in education and an important one. Suspending disbelief that new …

Guest Post: EdTech journey of a teacher (contd)

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This is the second part Steven’s exciting journey 6. Cultivate Growth Mindset Change is one of the hardest thing in the world. Not everyone like changes. But as long as you have a growth mindset, you will always want to learn, unlearn, and relearn from reflection of your experiences. Integrating technologies in schools require that mindset as you will not only …

Guest Post: EdTech journey of a teacher

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I’m always excited to meet educators who share the same passion as me – those who love playing and working with the full power of technology! I am always keen to learn & share my journey as teacher.  Here are the 10 takeaways from my EdTech journey. 1. Grow your Passion I remember when I graduated from Pelita Harapan University 6 years ago …

The Mission of Libraries (should you choose to accept it)

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Friday March 18, 2016. Day Two of Library Leadership in a Digital Age, Harvard Graduate School of Education. Approximately forty students take their seats in anticipation of the post-lunch lecture. Enter, Dr Howard Gardner. FYI that is Taylor Swift (not Dr Gardner). But for storytelling purposes it is very important you understand my internal reaction as one of the most …

Why should children learn to code?

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An article on Edvocate from Matthew Lynch talks about the next big thing in education – Coding! While coding today is trending and a sought after skill do all children need to code? Introducing coding at school has had the nod from many school administrators. Today schools, teachers and parents all over the globe are keen to teach children to code. While programmes …

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 …

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 …