Since time immemorial, examinations have been used as a measure of academic success. Ancient Chinese folklore tell many tales of country youth, in their abiding desire to better themselves and their fates, head to the then-capital of Peking to sit the Imperial exams, to join the ranks of the elite Government.
The Core of all Learning – it isn’t about what you know, but what you can create from what you know – An Interview with Diana Laufenberg
Every three years, come December time, I get ready for a good chuckling at the ridiculous blame game, and the seemingly, desperately important name and shame game of the OECD’s PISA Results.
I recently listened to Susan Cain’s TedTalk on The Power of Introverts and found it really interesting. While it seemed quite clear (at least to me), that she was uncomfortable on the stage, a little hesitant, even timid, I thought that, in essence, helped so much with her message – Quiet: The Power of Introverts. […]
Whenever I think of how the developed countries, particularly the UK and the USA got their ‘knickers in a twist’ over the last PISA results, with the drop in placings and so-called poor-performance of the 15-year olds in their respective countries, I also wonder how much reflective searching these ‘poor performers’ have done within their […]
Tutoring Good or Bad… Possibly depends on where you are in the world As I read this BBC article (Meet the ‘tutor kings and queens’) yesterday, I was not really surprised at the success of these ‘Tutors’ in the East. After all, having been born and bred in Malaysia, where private tutoring has always had […]
So much has been said about embedding technology in to education, about how technology will revolutionise teaching. The truth is technology on its own does little.
…so much more than just a ‘pushy’ parent. A few weeks ago I came across a request in my mailbox, sent by a popular mum’s mailing list that I subscribe to: “Looking for a Tiger Mum for fabulous magazine” The request was made by a journalist, who was writing an article on various parenting methods […]
We have created a new category on this blog called ‘Life’. To start this category going, we would like to share with our readers, a ‘Live Well’ poster that we stumbled upon when out and about and had this designed in house. We hope you are as inspired as we are with the message which reads: Never […]