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Big Ideas for D&T

When we published the Re-Building Design & Technology Working Paper, one of the core things we suggested was that the D&T community could agree on some Big Ideas that should underpin learning within D&T. 144 more words

Curriculum Politics

Schocken: Nand2Tetris platform

Shimon Schocken: The self-organizing computer course, June,2012. 

By Marwa Kotb.

Shimon Schocken started his TED-talk by sharing stories about how his grand parent and parents whom didn’t make it to higher education were able set their own goals, teach themselves, collaborate with the right candidates and achieve success. 396 more words

Curriculum Development

Employablity Skills: How to integrate them?

 What are Soft Skills & How to Get Them: Arvind Gaba, September 11,2015.

By Marwa Kotb.

There are numerous reports and articles that discussed what employability skills are and why does it matter to change curricula to leverage students’ employability skills, the question shouldn’t be any more  what? 590 more words

Curriculum Development

The Hidden Curriculum

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By Marwa Kotb.

Educational experts design official curricula that covers various learning objectives of the subject matter. Yet, in addition to any formal curriculum designed, there is a hidden curriculum that integrate informal or unplanned experiences that have significant impact on the learning process. 497 more words

Curriculum Development

What is backwards design?

When devising your curriculum, you need to start out by thinking about goals, outcomes, and assessment. What do you want students to achieve by the end of the course? 87 more words

For Schools

Expansion of maritime education and training to South Africa's TVETs presents innovation opportunities: SAMSA

Pretoria: 27 February 2017

South Africa’s expansion of the reach of maritime education and training through extension also to the country’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions beginning 2017, is facing huge challenges, among which is the lack of suitably qualified tutors. 388 more words

Breaking News

Technology Education according to Neil Postman

Those of you who read this blog regularly will know that I am a huge admirer of Neil Postman. I first discovered him early in my teaching career through his book Teaching as a subversive activity (if only!) and more recently through re-reading… 489 more words

Curriculum Politics