Cambridge Assessment: Professor William H. Schmidt about What we have learned from 60 years of big transnational surveys

Professor William H. Schmidt (@bschmidt_msu) from the USA. Bill is a leading thinker and mover on international comparisons, and his original thinking on the means of drawing lessons from the big international surveys – particularly TIMSS – has produced ground-breaking insights into the operation of education systems. At this seminar (the first to be held at …

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Moodle CAS: Accesos a Moodle 2013-2016

Registro de accesos totales y accesos únicos registrados en el servidor de Moodle de Secundaria (ESO y Bachillerato) del Colegio Apóstol Santiago desde Julio 2013 a Julio 2016. Se muestran los datos de los tres últimos cursos académicos: 2013-2014, 2014-2015 y 2015-2016. Curso 2015-2016 Accesos de alumnos Secundaria (Julio 2015 – Junio 2016) Accesos de profesores Secundaria …

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Teaching in a Digital Age by A.W. (Tony) Bates

I strongly recommend this open textbook “Teaching in a Digital Age – Guidelines for designing teaching and learning for a digital age” written by Tony Bates and shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. The book is available for downloading in PDF

Why are so many of our teachers and schools so successful? John Hattie at TEDxNorrkoping

Interesting talk of Professor John Hattie in Sweeden. He talks about key factors for improving student’s achievements at Schools What surprised me the most, was the amount of topics listed which hardly affect the student’s achievement although most people think that they actually do it. You can also listen an interview in a BBC chanel …

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Correlations among problem-solving and PISA performance in maths, science and reading

Reviewing the last PISA report (2014) about “Are 15-year-olds creative problem-solvers?” available at European Schoolnet Academy (PDF) site, I found this figure: It shows the latent correlation between performance in Mathematics, Reading, Science and Problem-solving. Probably nothing unexpected in the overall data but I’d like to highlight, in my modest opinion, two noticeable correlations: Problem-solving …

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21st Century Skills

Roger Blamire, Senior Advisor to European Schoolnet, provides in a 9:01min video a clear introduction to what is commonly referred to as 21st Century Skills. Roger defines Skills as expertise or the ability to do something well. On the other hand, Competences are a combination of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that can be applied effectively …

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