2nd Scientix Conference (Brussels 24-26 October 2014)

The 2nd Scientix Conference took place in Brussels from Friday, 24 to Sunday 26 of October. The Conference brought together 598 participants from all over the Europe. Although most participants were STEM teachers, there was a significant number of researchers and other profiles related all of them with STEM jobs.   All the Scientix ambassadors …

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Maps of interactions in Math Classrooms

The slideshare presentation embedded below posted by Maria Andersen, Director of Learning & Innovation at Area9 on Oct 02, 2010 summarizes a research paper from Vilma Mesa titled “Student Participation in Mathematics Lessons Taught by Seven Successful Community College Instructors” (see page 64). Maps of Interaction in Math Classrooms from Maria Andersen What it caught …

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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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Neuroscience findings about learning and the usage of digital technologies

As part of the week 2 module “Your future classroom – towards a realistic vision” of the course Future Classroom Scenarios (#FCSCourse), I found an interesting video where Dr Paul Howard Jones talks about What is the Internet Doing to our Brains? I found the whole video very interesting because Dr. Paul tried to explain scientifically …

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Student works deserve an equivalent Teacher feedback

Today I rescued this picture from old annotations to reinforce, once again, the power of teacher feedback. I titled this short post as “Student works deserve an equivalent Teacher feeback“. A good complementary picture could be another one to insist on giving feedback as soon as possible to be more effective.

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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Diana Laurillard views on trends that impact in education

Diana Laurillard is a Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies at the Institute of Education, University of London. I recently found at the Future Classrooms Lab (EUN) website, a video where she talked about some trending topics in education. I had to read papers during my Master Degree  where she was cited very often. It …

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