School Development in a front-runner country “A Revolution for Many”

More active learning, formative instead of summative evaluation of pupils results, more coaching and mentoring in the pupils learning processes are just some of the news that is being implemented in Finnish school according to the new curriculum. The new approach is directed on adapting school to the requirements of the Digital Age. This includes its demands for redirection of skills development and knowledge. In this more active approach to learning. It is also narrowing… Continue reading

Use of Edtech in school – Pupils often too passive

Computers have been used to teach basic mathematics and reading since the 1960s. Today, with the use of data analytics and algorithms to adapt the instructional content to each student, still pupils find it difficult when working alone and passively receive information. Joan E. Hughes, an associate professor of learning technologies in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin, writes: “Students sit, read, listen, watch, answer questions and receive feedback. Some students just… Continue reading

Latest News: Turning the School into a Makerspace for Undergraduates

eLearningworld News from US “Mind and hand” is MITs motto and one of programmes that in both parts fully live up to this motto is the “SuperUROP” programme at the MIT School of Engineering. The programme started in 2012 in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), but is now running across the whole School of Engineering. 177 undergraduate students are at the moment participating in the programme, researching and developing e.g. a… Continue reading

What if school education was entrepreneurial in its foundation?

eLearningworld Weekly Review The philosopher John Stuart Mill wrote in On Liberty from 1859: “Both teachers and learners go to sleep at their post as soon as there is no enemy in the field.” Meaning, nothing to explore, nothing to develop, no need for curiosity, just a big knowledge package to eat and that is force-fed one ingredient at the time and in exact the same proportions. Basically this is the foundation of the school… Continue reading

Latest News: New Pedagogy in Police Academy

eLearningworld News from Ireland The Police Academy, Garda College, in Ireland has during the past year implemented a new pedagogical direction of its courses. The police training that dates back to 1786 changing from a traditional teaching-by-telling method to a problem-based pedagogy. This method focus on engaging and activating the students in the learning-process in comparison to its passivating counterpart. Learning by doing, and trial and error are vital terms in the problem-based learning. The… Continue reading