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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 …

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Exploring new modes of learning and teaching in higher education

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The online and open education world is changing how education is resourced, delivered and taken up.  The time has come to re-imagine and modernise higher education, but how many universities are ready for this change? And how can you make sure your institution is ready? At EduTECH Asia we’re bringing together a series of leading experts to offer practical perspectives on the possibilities …

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Meet our top four inspiring keynote speakers

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Both creativity and critical thinking have been flagged as essential 21st century skills. But whilst it is vital that we prepare our young adults to excel within a 21st century workplace, how can we find innovative solutions to make sure technology enables 21st century skills without shackling teachers? Meet our inspiring keynote speakers who are leading innovation in education around the …

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MOOCS – Disruptive innovation or technology?

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A technology is considered disruptive when it affects an existing business model and/or the core values in the organisation where the technology is to be implemented. It not appear suddenly or in a vacuum: They are the result of evolving customer needs or a significant need for change. David Santandreu, Manager, Educational Design and Development, Centre for Academic Support and Innovation …

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Adopting design thinking

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In 2012, the faculty and staff at ASIJ began integrating elements of design thinking into their curriculum, supporting the vision laid out in their strategic objectives. Since then, design thinking has been integrated into the curriculum of every division and has played a major role in campus architecture. Paul, a creative thinker and an innovator shares how ASIJ has succeeded …

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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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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 …