20 février 2020

Nurturing a Global Mind

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Nurturing a Global Mind
Emily Boudreau, Usable Knowledge, 2020/01/21
I agree with the sentiment expressed in this article, that people should encopurage "the development and enhancement of global competencies like self-efficacy, adaptability, attitudes towards immigrants, and openness to diversity." I think the five learning activities identified by the authors should have been much more precisely stated. For example, while volunteering is important, it needs to be, um, volunteer. Cultural diversity events should help learners see the world through another culture's perspective (and not through the lens of classwork or assigned reading). Discussions about world events are useful; shouting matches about world events are not. More...

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Concept note for the 2021 Global Education Monitoring Reporton non-state actors

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Concept note for the 2021 Global Education Monitoring Reporton non-state actors
UNESCO, 2020/01/20
While acknowledging that "The role of non-state actors in education is hotly debated" the authors of this report do a good job identifying the types of activities they undertake, the relative scale of their activities, governance, influence and innovation. The document provides a framework for analysing the role of non-state actors in education, which it should be noted includes not just companies but also foundations and charities, NGOs, and other social groups. This document prepares the ground for a 2021 report that will ask a key question. More...

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02 février 2020

Parting ways in the global marketplace?

Yet, divestment is a frequent global phenomenon. OECD research shows that one in every five foreign-owned firms is divested every five years. More...

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20 janvier 2020

The Global University Network for innovation welcomes 4 new members!

Guni NetworkIn January 2020, a series of highly innovative Higher Education Institutions and research centers joined the network after the approval of GUNi’s founding institutions. More...

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15 janvier 2020

Global guidance: the evolution of college counselling

By Kerrie Kennedy. In its 2017 state of college admissions summary, the National Association for College Admissions Counselling revealed that 49 per cent of US private schools reported employing at least one person whose exclusive responsibility was to provide college counselling. More...

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08 janvier 2020

Global Experiences makes 2025 carbon neutral pledge

By Will Nott. International internship provider Global Experiences has made a pledge to be carbon neutral by 2025 in response to the “overwhelming global climate crisis”. More...

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Green School Int’l set for global expansion

By Will Nott. Green School International, an environmentally conscious school group based in Bali, Indonesia, is planning global expansion, as investors eye up the growing institution. More...

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BYTA 2019 honours global organisations

By Will Nott. The British Educational Travel Association held its annual British Youth Travel Awards in London earlier in November, honouring educational organisations from around the world. More...

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11 octobre 2019

Review: The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics and the Future of Work

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Review: The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics and the Future of Work by Richard Baldwin
Brian Castellani, Sociology and Complexity Science Blog, 2019/02/12
There are two major points being made hewre. The first is the oft-heard observation that "a new form of globalization will combine with software robots to disrupt service-sector and professional jobs." Second, and more significantly, "the current backlash against our global commitments to one another, particularly across western society, has very much to do with the failure of public policy to adequately address the negative impact that post-industrialization and globalisation have had on the working and middle classes". More...

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24 septembre 2019

Réforme du bac: la France s’aligne avec le modèle anglo-saxon

La réforme en cours du lycée va supprimer les filières S, ES et L et donner moins de poids aux examens finaux du bac, à l’instar du modèle anglais où le choix des spécialités et le contrôle continu sont en place depuis longtemps. Plus...

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