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What's Stopping Us From Transforming Schools?

Thursday, May 29, 2014

By Erin Millar, journalist and author Image © Bart Everson “New technology is common, new thinking is rare.” - Sir Peter Blake In 2006 grade seven teacher Mitch Breton was only six months into a new gig at the Canadian International School of... more

What if School Was Designed to Make Students Happy?

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

By Erin Millar, journalist and author Image © Vancouver Film School Earlier this year, I found myself at the Vancouver book launch for Happy City written by journalist and urban experimentalist Charles Montgomery. His message is compellingly simple: if our primary... more

Measuring Measurement in the UK School System

Thursday, May 1, 2014

By Warwick Mansell, freelance education journalist Image © alamosbasement  Is England’s schools system encouraging its teachers to focus on too narrow a range of qualities in those they educate? It is a common complaint. And yet the paradox of policy... more

Treating Education As a Zero-Sum Game

Monday, April 21, 2014

This post originally appeared April 21, 2014 on Peter DeWitt's Finding Common Ground, an Education Week blog. By Michael Brooks, Learning 2030 Summit Curator Image © Steve Jurvetson No matter how many academics give inspirational TED talks or publish... more

(Not) Picking a Side - Skills v. Knowledge

Monday, April 14, 2014

By Warwick Mansell, freelance education journalist Image © frankyjuarez It seemed almost too crazy to be true. Yet my very experienced, non-ideological and well-placed source was adamant that it was right.  And the thing is England’s... more

The Future Without Grades

Friday, April 4, 2014

By Erin Millar, journalist and author Out with the old. (Image © Brad Holt) Imagine it’s report card day. Your child (who, for the purposes of this thought experiment, is in grade five) fishes a crumpled piece of paper out of her knapsack. But instead of containing... more

The Tyranny of Testing – Is the Backlash Coming?

Monday, March 31, 2014

By Warwick Mansell, freelance education journalist Image © Jeff Pioquinto, SJ    “The system has to change. I don’t really know what the answer is, but I do know we don’t get the best out of our pupils by demoralizing or devaluing... more

Lifelong Learning – The Only New Year's Resolution We Need

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

By Jamie Reaburn Weir, Learning 2030 Blog Contributor Image © WGSI/Matthew Piotrowski Learning is one of my passions. It’s a hunger that can’t be satiated. I’m curious by nature and find so many wonderful things about life interesting that I am always... more

Towards 2030: Risky Business

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

by Stephen Hurley, Learning 2030 Blog Contributor Image © WGSI/Matt Piotrowski The idea of risk-taking in the world of schooling often conjures up images of innovative, entrepreneurial educators, prodding and poking at the boundaries of their context, looking for new... more

Under Construction – The Adolescent Brain

Friday, November 8, 2013

By Lisa Levinson, Learning 2030 Blog Contributor Most teenagers would not attribute their emerging selves to neurons, synapses, dendrites, axons, or anything else packed into their cranial locker.  Recent research on brain development has confirmed what parents, educators, and others... more

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