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21st Century School – purpose, worldview and direction

The Industrial Age was almost all about mass-production, mass-marketing and assembly line-like production and distribution of products. The school system worked in the same way, meaning as a formative process to produce knowledgeable workers and good citizens of the nation. This was an environment that was characterised by uniformity, while individual talent, creativity and entrepreneurship were not rewarded. From mass to digital However, what if you remove mass and add digital instead? As we will… Continue reading

Reforming Secondary School for the Challenges of the 21st Century

eLearningworld News The Minister of National Education, Childhood and Youth in Luxembourg, Claude Meisch is now taking one more step to adapting the secondary school to the 21st Century’s labour market. At the presentation February 6 he introduced three new fields geared towards the professions of the future 1. environmental science, 2. architecture, design and sustainable development and 3. management with the focus on tourism. In concern of existing fields, the Minister of Education put… Continue reading

Making use of Humanoid Robots in Class

eLearningworld News A new doctoral thesis from Gothenburg University presents research of pupils’ interaction with an empathic robotic tutor in a middle school class in western part of Sweden. The robot was designed to be able to interact socially. The research conducted by Sofia Serholt focused on the pupil’s interactions with the robot over time and across different educational scenarios. Thesis also explores the ethical dilemmas. The results shows that the pupils follows instructions from the… Continue reading

Authentic Science Education replaces traditional Curriculum in School

As the first school in Denmark, Sønderskov School in Sønderborg is now introducing the “LEAPS-model” to replace the subject-based traditional curriculum. LEAPS stands for Learning and Engagement through Authentic Projects with focus on Science. In this spirit, the education will be focusing on a cross-scientific projects that is directed on real world problems. “The teaching and learning will be taken out of the books and brought out in the real world.” the school leader Rasmus… Continue reading

Secrets of a new educational role-model country

eLearningworld News Reaching the top 10 on the Pisa-test, Canada has to some extent a different approach to education than the other countries at the top10-chart. Andreas Schleicher, the OECD’s education director says to BBC that equal access to the educational system is the key for the success. One of the main indicators of this is the outstanding performance of migrant children where they already after three years in the country scores as high as… Continue reading

Latest News: Germany’s first Smart School opened in Saarbrücken

eLearningworld News from Germany Smartphones everybody knows about, smart cities are being introduced in the spirit of sustainability and effective technical and logistic solutions etc. But what about smart schools? Fast Internet in the whole the school building, interactive whiteboards, cloud services and virtual reality, in a smart school of the digital age this should be a part of everyday life. Now the first German smart school has opened in Saarbrücken with focus set to… Continue reading

How to integrate EdTech in Your Learning Environment

eLearningworld advicestory Lets see how an organisation can reach Level 3 on the eLearningworld Digital Maturity Model and thereby make learning more effective and in general improve the learning experience. The teachers/educators was trained in Level 2 and to some extent digital content is used in the education, but now is the time to integrate the digital environment with the traditional. Here follows five points for successful integration: Set the goals and vision for transforming… Continue reading

Latest News: To get past the school mindset

eLearningworld News from the World In a transforming society where the school and all its stakeholders struggling to adapt its performance to the digital age, Laura Grace Weldon’s solution is to get past the industrial age mindset of school into a more natural form of learning. She writes for FEE (Foundation of Economic Education): “We are born motivated to explore, play, emulate role models, challenge ourselves, make mistakes and try again – continually gaining mastery.”… Continue reading

Latest News: ICT creating more equal opportunities to Learn, according to new research

eLearningworld News from Sweden New research from Örebro University in Sweden shows that by integrating ICT as a part of the pedagogy you can personalise learning and thereby make education more equally distributed. The research report, ”Closing the gaps – Improving literacy and mathematics by ict-enhanced collaboration”, measures pupils from the third grade’s results in the national tests for Swedish and mathematics. The research is based on two control groups where one of them is connected… Continue reading

Latest News: Norway investing in regional centres for refinement of STEM-talent

eLearningworld News from Norway In the autumn 2016 talent centres in Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and Tromsø opens. The purpose is to offer a creative and motivating environment for high-performance pupils within STEM from late primary school and early secondary school. The inspiration to these centres comes from Denmark and its Science Talenter at the Sorø Akademi that has showed good results where the adaption of teaching level to the high performance pupils is the key… Continue reading