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Jun, 2014

The inner and outer world

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Sir Ken Robinson urges more focus on the arts and explains why alternative education should replace mainstream education. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ClP4Ob1voA

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Jun, 2014

Maths class needs a makeover

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Today’s math curriculum is teaching students to expect – and excel at – paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them. Dan Meyer shows classroom-tested math exercises that prompt students to stop and think. http://blog.ted.com/2010/05/13/math_class_need/

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Jun, 2014

Let’s use video to reinvent education

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Salman Khan talks about the Khan Academy, a structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He demonstrates the power of interactive exercises, and urges teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script — give students video lectures to watch at home, and do “homework” in the classroom with the teacher available to help. http://www.ted.com/talks/salman_khan_let_s_use_video_to_reinvent_education#t-13030

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May, 2014

It is hard to be a teenager

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Sir Peter Gluckman’s research on how modern society is making it harder than ever to navigate the teen years successfully. Sir Peter Gluckman FRS Being an adolescent now is very different from being one just one or two generations ago and we will not understand the teenage years if we project our own experiences on to them. That makes it hard to be a parent, it makes it hard to be a teenager and it is making for some very difficult challenges for our society. It means we need to […]

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