Is our evaluation of teachers any better than our evaluation of learners? Of course, the first thing to say is that no teacher would ever agree to be evaluated in the same way as they evaluate their learners. Every school has in place some form of teacher assessment, but few, if any, are based on a true/false or multiple-choice test the Head produced last night before they went to bed.
Submitted by nickyhockly on 21 February, 2013 - 15:12
It's a wired world. In our increasingly connected society new skills are needed. So-called '21st century skills' are making an appearance in curricula the world over as governments and educators recognise the need to educate children (and in many cases adults) in how to effectively navigate an increasingly digital world.
Submitted by Carol Read on 26 January, 2013 - 08:52
In February 2012, Carol Read gave a workshop at the British Council in Warsaw. Her talk covered a range of primary issues and she gave a number of invaluable tips about teaching primary students. Watch her talk here.
Visual representations of information are by no means an innovation in education. The use of graphs and charts to represent statistical information and time-lines showing the sequence of historical events have long been accepted tools, while in language teaching, the mind map is already a common aid to brainstorming a topic.