“With 21st Century firms emphasizing the value of creativity in their employees, it’s important that teachers are allowed to value the trait in their students too – which is something that today’s curriculums often discourage” (Puccio, in the International Center for Studies in Creativity). Creativity as a subject in schools In recent years, there have been growing calls to nurture and teach creativity from an early age in schools and universities. While the……

Digital technology is the essential tool for thinking and learning. It extends our minds. We cannot talk about phenomenon-based learning without digital technology. Technology is the tool for making learning processes visible for reflection and evaluation, documenting learning, processing information and searching information. It should be as natural a part of learning and teaching as paper and pen. Learning happens by the processing of information and by problem-solving In the new……

Gist Learning makes happy learners Gist is the general meaning or purpose of a text, either written or spoken. Reading a text for gist is known as skimming. The gist the point or substance of an argument, speech, etc. (from Anglo-French, as in cest action gist en this action consists in, literally: lies in, from Old French gésir to lie, from Latin jacere, from jacere to throw) (Dictionary). Example Before answering detailed……

online learning conditions

Students perform better in online learning On average, students in online learning conditions performed modestly better than those receiving face-to-face instruction. The difference between student outcomes for online and face-to-face classes is larger when blended elements of online and face-to-face instruction are included. 50 independent effects in a meta-analysis A systematic search of the research literature from 1996 through July 2008 identified more than a thousand empirical studies of online learning.……

Smartphone for Learning

Using smartphones for learning Not all schools allow the students using smartphones in the classroom. However, outside classroom, the student can use the Smartphone. Thanks to an exponential increase in ubiquity and computing capacity, today’s smartphones make a feasible answer to many of the challenges in the school. They offer endless possibilities for higher engagement, enhancement of student understanding and extension of learning beyond the classroom. Smartphones also provide an easy……