13 Aug 2015 in Visible Learning for Education Systems

New Zealands' assessment system is changing through a digital move so that learners will be able to assess when ready- "the big ambition is assessment as learning -- so it is so integrated with learning, that you are completing it as you go." Read more here.

05 Aug 2015 in Visible Learning for Education Systems

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation identifes six dimensions of deeper learning: Mastery of core academic content, ƒcritical thinking and problem-solving, ƒeffective communication, ƒ ability to work collaboratively, ƒ learning how to learn, ƒ academic mindsets.   Read how to measure the impact and use it as a strategy to improve outcomes for students here.

20 Jul 2015 in Visible Learning for Education Systems

A new report says the “Increasing Use of Collaborative Learning Approaches” and the “Shift from Students as Consumers to Creators” are mid-term impact trends expected to drive technology use in the next three to five years; meanwhile, “Rethinking How Schools Work” and “Shift to Deeper Learning Approaches” are long-term trends. Read the NMC Horizons report for the key trends identified here.

02 Jul 2015 in Visible Learning for Education Systems

How do we ensue all stakeholders have a common understanding an educator's understanding in education so that a term used does not differ from that of a policymaker, parent, or business leader? Read Barbara Michelman's (ASCDsummary here.

19 Jun 2015 in Visible Learning for Education Systems

John Hattie has just released two new reports that explore common policy “fixes” that distract from other, potentially better, solutions. New Zealand's national radio interivew with John discusses these here.

17 Jun 2015 in Visible Learning for Education Systems

In his two new papers, renowned education researcher John Hattie explores common policy “fixes” that distract from other, potentially better, solutions.

Take the journey through the methodology and access the papers here

17 Jun 2015 in Visible Learning for Education Systems

Effective school leaders are key to large-scale, sustainable education reform. Michael Fullan discusses the most significant lessons of leadership from several thought leaders at the Learning Partnership dinner in Totonto. Listen here.

16 Jun 2015 in Visible Learning for Education Systems

The test system, Tony Little (Headmaster) from Eton College said, has “changed little from Victorian times” and “obliges students to sit alone at their desks in preparation for a world in which, for much of the time, they will need to work collaboratively.” Read more here.

11 Jun 2015 in Visible Learning for Education Systems

Are we changing the concept of time, space and place for relevant student learning or are we stuck in the 19th century model where both students and teachers are bored? Read more and listen to Heidi Hayes Jacobs four basic program structures here.

04 Jun 2015 in Visible Learning for Education Systems

According to Kentaro Toyamo if educational inequality is the main issue, then no amount of digital technology will turn things around. "Technology’s primary effect is to amplify human forces, so in education, technologies amplify whatever pedagogical capacity is already there". Read more here.

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