Higher education and the “new model of learning” — Education & Skills Today

By Amar ToorCommunications and Digital Officer, Directorate for Education and SkillsImage credit: Nathan Dumlao/UnsplashIn an article published in 2017, University of Sydney professor Colm Harmon argues that the challenge facing today’s university students is one of “ambiguity”.“They have more options on many fronts, but face a world that is closing in around them,” Harmon writes.…

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Book Review: Cinderfella ~ Red Reading Hub

cinderfella

Cinderfella Malachy Doyle and Matt Hunt Walker Books I do love a fractured fairy tale and Malachy Doyle has smashed the Cinderella story well and truly with this funky, bang up-to-date rendition. The star of the show is undoubtedly Cinderfella himself but he has two thoroughly undesirable, enormously lazy, extremely bossy older brothers named Gareth […]

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Book Review: Shifty Gifty and Slippery Sam – The Missing Masterpiece ~ Red Reading Hub

Shifty

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam The Missing Masterpiece Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton Nosy Crow A fox with a penchant for paintings – really? Yes really; one going by the name of Cunningham Sly and he steals them – in Paris no less. However, that’s where the famous canine bakers Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam […]

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Summer Time ~ Stimulating Learning

Summer is upon us! I know lots of you will now have started your break, so I’m not sure how people will read this, but I haven’t finished yet, so sharing lots of play related to this time of year… . Summery Pictures on the Overhead Projector . Bee Inspired Finger Gym Threading bee-inspired patterns……

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Are Emoji a ‘universal language’? Today is World Emoji Day so let’s 🤔 about it — IOE LONDON BLOG

William Gibson. What does heart ❤️ followed by ghost 👻, robot 🤖 and LOL mean? What about googly eyes 👀 followed by the peace sign ✌🏻? This is a trick question really because the answer is… it depends. It depends what was said (or typed) before, who said it, who is replying and what the […]

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Book Review: Ruby’s Worry — Red Reading Hub

Ruby's worry

Ruby’s Worry Tom Percival Bloomsbury Children’s Books All children have worries from time to time and so it is with young Ruby. She’s always felt upbeat doing the things she loves until the fateful day she discovers, uh oh! a Worry. At first the worry is tiny, barely noticeable in fact, but the trouble is […]

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What World Cup fever (and sports in general) can do for students’ well-being — Education & Skills Today

By Judit PálStatistician, OECD Directorate for Education and SkillsPhoto credit: Markus Spiske/UnsplashCheering for our favourite teams during the World Cup may help create a sense of community and encourage children to be more involved in sports. But when the tournament is over, will kids still be inspired to kick around a football or run around a field?…

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