Aristotle Quotes

“Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.” Aristotle “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” Aristotle   “For the things we have to learn before …

Pisa International Student Assessment: A critical review

What if skills and engagement to take exams are the main reason for success or failure? Are really East Asian school-systems that similar to e.g. European that a comparison is possible in concern of reliability and validity? Why are not understanding and creativity measured, but just knowledge-chunks? Math, Science and …

Educational reforms mostly based on ideology, best guesses and hope

According to Professor Emeritus Larry Cuban at Stanford University educational reforms to a large extent is based on political hype that is characterised by unrealistic expectations. This is the conclusion of a study of 23 American educational reforms. From this perspective Professor Gunnel Colnerud at Linköping University in Sweden writes …