Posts Tagged ‘Education’

Methods of developing an active mind (Active-participative methods)

Image: Shutterstock/VLADGRIN_jpeg (3) Pedagogical questions: How can the subjects of knowledge be activated in the process of their self teaching and training? What are the theoretical recommendations related to activation and which are the methodological resources that can be used for this purpose? How should we act in situations...

Learning how to review educational apps – Part 1

Image: Shutterstock/ideyweb_jpeg It is true that mobile apps invaded our lives quite rapidly within the last 8 years. And we’re all witnessing how they conquered almost every aspect of our daily routine, from listening to music, checking the weather conditions or even make a last minute reservation on our...

Scientix – The road to European education

Image: Shutterstock/Alexandr III_ Education is one of the most important areas of our life. School does not prepare pupils for today’s world, but for the world that will come tomorrow, and it is hard to imagine what it is going to be. Therefore, continuous development of teachers in educational process...

Education for Sustainable Development – A Challenge for Science Teachers

Image: Shutterstock/ Macrovector_jpeg (2) A lot of definitions for sustainable development are interpreted in the world. “Sustainable development is the development which satisfies the needs of the present without disrupting the opportunities and the needs of future generations” (NJCED, 1987), while the International Institute for Sustainable Development prefers to see...

Maths ≠ calculating

Economy and technology progress puts maths at the very top of the list of priorities in the modern world. And yet we see mathematics is failing. Students think it is difficult and teachers find it as a huge struggle to move mathematics in their students forward. The question comes:...

UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers

Image: Shutterstock/Viktoria Kazakova_jpeg Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have been playing an increasingly significant role in education during the last years. There is a set of abilities that students need to develop in order to succeed in the information age. These abilities, defined as 21st century skills, are: critical...

How rural areas are guiding the way in Icelandic STEM education

Living in rural Iceland has never been easy. This is best demonstrated by Iceland’s population density of 3.1 /km2 compared to 73.4 /km2 in Ireland (which is rather smaller than Iceland) and 102 /km2 in Cuba (approx. the same size as Iceland). Living in Iceland has always revolved around the ever looming presence of death.  This has also been...