Technology in Schools: We Need to Get it Right

The topic at a side conference at the recent World Economic Forum this year – “Robots Vs. Humans: The teacher of the future?” – was deliberately provocative. Sponsored by Education International and the Varkey Foundation, the discussion among education activists and officials was a lively exploration of the value of teachers in a technological age. The consensus? Technology done right will help teachers tackle coming challenges in innovative and inclusive ways and there is no more valuable facto...

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La violence à l’école : l’apport de la recherche québécoise

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School-based violence is an increasingly hot topic in many places around the world. Research carried out in Quebec (Canada) reveals that while the phenomenon is not on the rise as media reporting suggest, teacher and school staff training remains an important gap. Recent rese...

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Creativity, collaboration and digital technologies

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Technologies are not always the best support for the learning process. Despite the myths attributing quasi-magical motivational and performance effects to the introduction of digital technologies in education (Amadieu & Tricot, 2014; Romero, Laferriere, & Power, 2016), th...

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School Privatizer to Head US Department of Education

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While it is doubtful that US President-elect Donald Trump ever read George Orwell’s 1984, Trump’s cabinet choices appear to come right out of the doublethink that ruled Orwell’s dystopian society. In Orwell’s book, the Ministry of Plenty rationed essential...

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Teaching Students to Improve the World

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The Southern Poverty Law Center in the United States documented a record figure of 867 bias incidents in the ten days following the Presidential election, arguably a result of the very divisive presidential campaign in the United States, with its anti-immigrant and anti globaliza...

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