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Mobile Phones and Academic Performance

In the sometimes headlong rush to incorporate technology into learning, the Guardian has sounded a note of warning about the corrosive effects that mobile phones can have on learning based on a number of recent studies. 51 more words


Education Update: 5/20/15

Education Update is a weekly blog post highlighting recent developments in the world of education. The linked articles and summaries are not endorsements, rather frame points of view to begin conversations about the state of education, trends, and how we as designers can play an active role in shaping schools. 237 more words


Defrauding Young Learners Through an Educational Rationing System

This graphic used in a recent TEDx talk beautifully sums up purpose of the Learning Renaissance.

Schools generally are constituted to deliver knowledge… and that is where they are underestimating the potential of all their students. 53 more words


Bad marks for Sweden’s muddled teacher training in OECD report on school system

Susanne Wiborg.

This post originally appeared in The Conversation

Sweden has experienced a dramatic decline in the international ranking of its schools. Swedish 15-year-olds’ performance on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development-led Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) has declined from near the average in 2000 to significantly below average in 2012. 899 more words

Education Policy

educationalist04 reblogged this on The Learning Renaissance and commented:

You read here some time back about the concerns about the direction and momentum of Swedish education - notably a fall down the OECD international effectiveness tables. The Institute of Education (IOE) blog has picked up on this with a further report. This is significant for those in England who have been influenced by the Swedish Free school experiment (most notably Michael Gove) as it seems to have a decisive impact on falling standards in Sweden!

Clive Shepherd on Engaging with Learners

An interesting blog post from Clive Shepherd about engaging with learners effectively:

Whether you’re teaching in a classroom, developing some e-learning or producing a video, you’ll be concerned about engaging your learners.

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The Trouble with Swedish Education

In the past, when talking about national educational achievement, it was commonplace to speak of the educational standards of Scandinavian countries as if they were, to all intents and purposes the same. 161 more words


What is Behind the Flipped Classroom?

There has been much talk of the concept of the ‘flipped classroom’ as a way forward in learning. What does this entail?

At its simplest, the flipped classroom makes students the subject and not the object of learning. 68 more words