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ICTs and the transformation of education in the knowledge economy

Robert B. Kozma
2012

Summary of ideasTo adapt to the knowledge society and economy, we need to change education. Society has changed, but education still looks the way it did at the start of the 20th...

Creating innovative environments to improve learning

David Istance
2012

Summary of ideasThe key to children and young people improving their learning is to make changes in education. And this change translates into learning being based on innovation,...

Improving the school environment: why and how?

Éric Debarbieux
2012

"Teachers and head teachers' work counts and it's important to say so"Eric Debarbieux analyses the effects of the school environment. Considering the school environment from a...

The Education of Talent: The Role of Schools and Families

José Antonio Marina
2012

Introduction • Given the school failure figures for our country (32%), we need to put the complaints to one side and move on to action. In five years, it could be improved...

Alternatives to School Segregation in the US: The Case of Magnet Schools

Gary Orfield
2011

Initial ideas• Historically, the education system in the US has been highly segregated, whether in terms of race, language or socioeconomic level.• In general, the ability to...

Invisible learning: learning in 3D, 360°and 24/7

Cristóbal Cobo
2011

Two initial considerations • How does exchanging the stable infrastructure of the 20th century for the fluid/abstract, technology-influenced infrastructure of the 21st century...

Evolution of priority education policies and the challenge of equality

Jean-Ives Rochex
2011

Jean-Yves Rochex has participated in a comparative study conducted in 8 European countries (France, England, Belgium, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Romania, Sweden and Greece) to...

Reading skills: key to learning

Isabel Solé
2011

"Reading is not pure reproduction, but understanding for the purpose of learning"Reading in history• The earliest texts date back to 5,000 years ago. Reading allowed for the...

The State of Education in Catalonia. Priorities and Proposals Following the Catalan Education Law (LEC)

Ferran Ferrer, Ramon Farré, Ramon Plandiura
2010

Ferran FerrerMain conclusions drawn from the study 'The State of Education in Catalonia. Annual Report 2008'• In the decade since 2000 we have progressed in designing a model of...

The Influence of Origin and Destination Countries in Immigrant Pupils’ Performance

Jaap Dronkers
2010

“The educational characteristics of the origin country are more important than those of the destination country” Object of research • Analyse performance at school of immigrant...

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