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Jun, 2014

Students find their way to world peace!

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The World Peace Game™, a highly interactive, hands-on political simulation, has arrived in New Zealand, and the very first game has clearly shown how creative, collaborative and responsible young people can be when they are in an environment that encourages such skills. The game has been developed and refined over many years by John Hunter, an award-winning gifted teacher and educational consultant, and Journey to Brilliance founder Janet Nicol has been personally trained as a facilitator. She helped 25 students aged 11 to 13 grapple with complex philosophical issues, negotiating, collaborating and refining their communication skills […]

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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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