Removing National tests and introduces Coding in School

Removing National tests After some pilot projects on future assessments in school, the Danish Government is now planning to approve of removing national tests. With the goal to completely remove national tests on the lowest levels in primary school. Ten municipalities Aarhus, Albertslund, Esbjerg, Frederikssund, Hvidovre, Kerteminde, Næstved, Randers, Sønderborg …

AR and VR added to doctoral student’s skills development

The University of Rochester is launching a new initiative to apply augmented and virtual reality to doctoral education. Where the focus is directed on health, education, product design, remote communication, entertainment, and other fields. 62 doctoral students are to be trained in the skills needed to advance AR/VR technologies. With …

Universities as an empowering source of integrating refugees

Currently, 456 volunteer students initiatives at 137 universities are active in Germany in the Refugee Welcome program. The initiative was launched in 2015 and is financed annually by the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with more than four million euros. Last year alone nearly 30 000 refugees benefited from …

Computer Science for all K-12 Students – New York City shows the way

Hundreds of teachers in New York attended further training in Computer Science in August at the CS Institute in its CS4All-initiative. So far 1900 teachers from 800 schools have received training since the launch 2015. As a result in the 2018-19 school year, 160 000 New York City students learned …

Augmented Reality Lessons in a Flipped Classroom

How can you improve school education with augmented reality lessons? Schools that are using the flipped classroom in Austria, 90 percent want to continue using the pedagogy. A survey on the subject shows that e.g. mathematics and English has improved dramatically by flipping the classroom. Some of the advantages are …

Social and emotional learning to develop Five crucial skills

Professor Mark Greenberg at Penn State University identifies three reasons to integrate social and emotional learning (SEL) in schools in an article in the special issue of the journal The Future of Children: “First, schools are ideal sites for interventions with children. Second, school-based SEL programs can improve students’ competence, enhance …

Training 4.0 with Augmented Reality features

As the government that first introduced Industry 4.0, the German government now is putting Training 4.0 into practice. The focus is to support the use of virtual reality- and augmented reality technologies to improve the visualisation and the learning by doing environment for vocational training and to boost understanding. Thomas …

Focus on Smart Technologies when renewing technician education

Luxembourg’s Minister of National Education, Children and Youth, Claude Meisch, presented on May 7, 2019, a new technician training in Smart Technologies. Five schools will offer such education for the future Digital Society’s technicians where the courses start in September 2019. The schools include the Lycée des Arts et Métiers, …