United States president, Barack Obama, believes so. Or at least he believes that the law is an effective tool for increasing the rate of high school graduations. President Obama has called for compulsory school attendance until students either graduate or turn 18. The debate is at the table. Supporters of this proposal indicate that this type of measures increase the number of … [Lee más...] about Can education be improved by a decree?
By Fadrique Iglesias The use of inference is a fertile source for drawing a framework for solid experimental, and eventually, scientific learning. When a person relates inferences regarding ideas, capacities, and opportunities (and also impossibilities), that person awakens the creative force that lies within. Fortunately there is an evolutionary chain of evidence for this … [Lee más...] about On Models for Positive Behavior
Written by: Jorge Mahecha Neither medicine, nor engineering, nor law came into being with a professional status. The same clearly holds true for teaching. These modern elite professions acquired their status during the 20th Century, and in a few cases even earlier. Through their rise, these former occupations became professions, not in the narrow dictionary meaning of the … [Lee más...] about Is teaching a profession?
Written by: Nadia Mireles* Recently, Yale University announced open access to its cultural collection of more than 250,000 images. Works by Picasso, Renoir and Gauguin, among many others, can be now found electronically. However, what does art—and the great artists of past centuries—have to do with Open Educational Resources (OER), technology and education? The “open access” … [Lee más...] about Gauguin, Art and Open Educational Resources
Last week, the New York Times opened its doors for the inaugural Schools for Tomorrow conference on bringing technology into the classroom. Archived videos can be found here; the twitter stream can be found under #nytedtech. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend the conference and reflect on what I felt were some overarching themes: Teachers and … [Lee más...] about Schools for Tomorrow