Human versus Machine: Better Adaption of Pedagogy to AI than to our Kids

According to  research from Carnegie Mellon University kids solve math problems by going through four distinct stages: encoding (reading and understanding the problem); planning (working out how to tackle it); solving (crunching the numbers) and responding (typing in the correct answer). This follows the general path that is set out in school, but is not something missing? Learning to Learn Jonathan Rochelle, head of the product management team for Google for Education says to Business… Continue reading

Rethinking Math – getting the numbers right or solving problems

In the TV-series Numbers Professor of Mathematics, Charlie Eppes is helping FBI to solve crimes with his special knowledge and skills. One can perhaps question the TV-series title since the core is not the numbers in itself but how to use them to solve in this case crimes. But it could be practically anything in the society and nature. Below is a scene from Numbers about the Game Theory and the principle of prisoners dilemma… Continue reading

Latest News: AI teacher for homework is being launched

eLearningworld News from Sweden The Swedish startup company eEducation Albert is now launching an artificial intelligence application with focus on helping pupils with their homework in math during the last years of primary school. The startup-company intend to expand to other education-levels as well as the international market during the coming years. At the moment AI Albert is filled all available answers to questions to make good work with the pupils and the next week… Continue reading

Latest News: Education 2032: Next step to translate visions into a concrete updated curriculum

eLearningworld News from the Netherlands January 23, 2016 the Dutch Government presented the outcome of the first step of the ambitious project Education 2032 where the visions were outlined.  State Secretary of Education Sander Dekker stating that, “the further elaboration of the ideas will rely on the enthusiasm, commitment and expertise of teachers and schools”. For this purpose Education Platform 2032 was launched almost a year ago in the government inclusive approach to the transformation.… Continue reading

Latest News: Pedagogy for mathematics from Japan improve learning and engagement

eLearningworld News from Sweden Teachers of mathematics in Japan do not handle a new math-problem by showing the solution on the blackboard. Instead they are letting the students guess the answer by taking a non-authoritative role in the classroom. This is a much more active pedagogical approach that has proved to be very successful, which also Japan’s Pisa-results show. Yukiko Asami-Johansson, researcher at Gävle University College in Sweden now is working to show that this… Continue reading

Latest News: MegaMind – A new hands-on science centre to boost pupil’s inspiration

eLearningworld News from Sweden National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm has invested approx €8 million in the new science centre MegaMind that opens September 6. The purpose is to help school’s increase their pupils’ interest in Science, Technology and Mathematics. This by offering a hands-on science centre to stimulate curiosity and innovative thinking with all senses. The pupils will get pedagogical assignments to carry through in MegaMind’s 43 installations, and in addition to… Continue reading

Latest News: MOOC to train 10 000 math-teachers

eLearningworld News from Norway The Norwegian government has is about to launch a math-teacher-training project that will run over five years. The goal is to improve the skills for 10 000 teachers and the main tool is new developed Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). With this method the government expects to train more people, the Minister of Education, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen says the following: “Our goal is to form a more decentralised teacher-training, and then… Continue reading