Posts Tagged ‘Education’

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...

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Video conferences as teaching tool – Videoconferencing guidelines

Last decade video conferences became a hot topic. Being a cheap or even free instrument, they still enable multimedia enriched and real-time communication. There are many practices showing to what extent video conferences can be used in science teaching as well as to promote science towards youngsters. ( And...

Inquiry Based Learning, Science Education and the Maltese situation

If science and technology are confirmed as the catalysts of world economies, then a healthy supply of scientists is required. Unfortunately, as observed in several science textbooks, the science portrayed to our students tends to be presented in an unattractive manner, inclined towards memorization, the acquisition of facts or...