"...if one day they go back home and they want to have a life, they want to achieve their dreams, then they must have an education." Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, speaking to NPR
The wrong end of the stick is a phrase that has a rather unpleasant historical origin, but has since become a phrase to indicate that someone has the wrong idea. Historically it has been traced back to Roman toilet hygene - where you definitely would not want want the wrong end of the stick! Thankfully,... Continue Reading →
"Motivation is the dark matter of education. It’s everywhere but impossible to see. Motivation helps explain why some countries get impressive education results despite child poverty and lackluster teaching, while others get mediocre results despite universal health care and free iPads." Amanda Ripley Writer of Boys Are Not Defective: Girls in the Middle East do... Continue Reading →
This Sundays' Deep Think centers on education in the Middle East and the success of girls in these education systems over boys. In a powerful article written by Amanda Ripley for The Atlantic, Amanda looks into this in an in-depth and illuminating way. The answers as Ripley goes on to explore are far from simple,... Continue Reading →
"I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." Socrates
You know a teacher has had enough when they threaten this! Dave The Kappu Team http://www.kappu.earth
"Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family." Kofi Annan
Earlier, renowned educationalist Dylan Wiliam tweeted:
I therefore thought that I would take the opportunity to suggest a few articles that teachers can access to find out more.
Firstly, I have written a piece for The Conversation that provides a very basic introduction to Cognitive Load Theory (CLT), demonstrating how it applies to practical teaching problems.
In his tweet, Wiliam provides a link to a paper on the history of CLT written by John Sweller which also outlines some practical issues.
I first became aware of CLT through reading the seminal paper “Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work: An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching,” by Paul Kirschner, John Sweller and Richard Clark. This…
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"Do not be afraid to makes mistakes... In learning languages, nothing feels better than getting it right after getting it wrong." Professor Usama Soltan