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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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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