Sign of the time: more freedom for schools and focus on craftsmanship

The Danish government is planning a proposal for more freedom for schools to manage their education and pedagogy. Besides pilot projects with self-governing schools, the new policy proposal also includes a more interdisciplinary approach to education. As well as to initiate a reading campaign. The Danish government also prioritised Vocational directed education. Where source analysis and English verbs increasingly should have the same status as customer service and robot technology in primary school. The Danish Minister of… Continue reading

Reforming higher education to comply with Industry 4.0 demands

eLearningworld News Education and the labour market has a close connection, and as Industry 4.0 now pushing away the old prerequisites of work, education has to transform with it. This is the central theme of this year’s annual conference and exhibition of the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE). The Singapore Minister for Education Mr Ong Ye Kung here put forward in his speech five points of how Singapore was developing higher education to better… Continue reading

Bringing informatics education to all school levels in Europe

eLearningworld News “Informatics for All: The Strategy” is an ambitious plan to integrate informatics in education for all students in Europe. The plan is in its developing stage and is a collaboration of the Association for Computing Machinery’s ACM Europe Council and Informatics Europe. Where the main aims are to “enable all students to understand, participate in, influence and contribute to the development of the digital world in general”. To accomplish this, Informatics both should… Continue reading

University studies for Refugees – a success story

eLearningworld News At the end of 2015, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) launched a package for refugees to study in German universities. As it has become a great success story the current government is now extending the programme. Cornelia Quennet-Thielen, State Secretary at the BMBF, commented in the following way: “The commitment of German universities and the many student initiatives continues. Meanwhile, several thousand refugees have made it into a regular… Continue reading

To transform a failed educational system for future success, new report

eLearningworld News A new World Bank report on education focus on fours main themes 1) make the education’s promise a reality; 2) the need to shine a light on learning and its potential; 3) how to make schools work for all learners; and 4) how to make systems work for learning. In the report the origins of the problem are described in the following way: “Students everywhere must learn how to interpret many types of… Continue reading

Reforming Secondary School for the Challenges of the 21st Century

eLearningworld News The Minister of National Education, Childhood and Youth in Luxembourg, Claude Meisch is now taking one more step to adapting the secondary school to the 21st Century’s labour market. At the presentation February 6 he introduced three new fields geared towards the professions of the future 1. environmental science, 2. architecture, design and sustainable development and 3. management with the focus on tourism. In concern of existing fields, the Minister of Education put… Continue reading

Government taking the lead in improving ICT-competence

eLearningworld News The Norwegian government increases its effort to improve the ICT-competence level by investing in courses of ICT-security and ICT in general. 500 new students will be able to enter the courses during the next year, which is added to the 750 students that started their ICT-studies during 2017 as the first phase of the project. In total, when the goals of the project is reached, 5000 students will be studying ICT. 50 new… Continue reading

Government speeds up digitization of higher education

eLearningworld News The Minister of Education in Norway, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, is launching a new strategy for digitization of higher education. Better access, more research on best practice to use digital technology in education and focus on the transformation of infrastructure and administration, as well as use of edtech and use of research data is some of the areas that is included in the new strategy. The latter area, use of research data, the Minister… Continue reading

Secrets of a new educational role-model country

eLearningworld News Reaching the top 10 on the Pisa-test, Canada has to some extent a different approach to education than the other countries at the top10-chart. Andreas Schleicher, the OECD’s education director says to BBC that equal access to the educational system is the key for the success. One of the main indicators of this is the outstanding performance of migrant children where they already after three years in the country scores as high as… Continue reading

21st Century School put in practice – Makerspace and reforming early Language Learning

eLearningworld News from Luxembourg and Finland Many Ministry of Education struggles to transform the educational system to better equip its pupils and students for the 21st Century society’s requirements. Two of the most interesting projects in this development are the BEE Creative program of Luxembourg and the pilot project for a future foreign language learning reform in Finland. Makerspace In November 2016 eLearningworld wrote about Luxembourg Ministry of Education, Children and Youth launch of the… Continue reading