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Public School: Education or Behavior Modification? Psychology, Homeschool, Schools | The Truth Talks Does Public School give our children education or indoctrination? What effect do standardized testing and the general approach to teaching have on children? Watch this video as Corrina Rachel interviews psychologist Dr. John Breeding about the Public Education system, homeschooling and how kids really learn. Come and join our workshop on Psychology of Learning and Motivation, organised by TAR University College in July 2015. If you are interested, please leave us a message at the comment section below

Motivating Defiant and Disruptive Students to Learn

  Motivating Defiant and Disruptive Students to Learn : Passion to Learn Discipline should be firm, fair and with purpose. The strategies introduced have proven to have great effect on student behavior, creating a much greater focus on instruction while reducing defiance and disruptions. The goal is to create self-starters:   TAR University College is organising a series of Teacher Development Programmes for the public. One of it is the Psychology of Learning and Motivation workshop on 23 – 24 July 2015. Contact us for more details.  

MOOCs and Beyond

Two days ago we shared an article about what is MOOC. I am sure you are curious to know more about MOOC. So today, let’s take a deeper look at it. Here is another short video about MOOCs (massive open online courses) and the connected age. Now you have watched the video, here are some questions for you 1. Do you think MOOC should be part of our education system? 2. Do you think all higher education institution should play a more active role in developing programmes for MOOC? Feel free to share your comments below.

What is a MOOC?

  A massive open online course (MOOC /muːk/) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as filmed lectures, readings, and problem sets, many MOOCs provide interactive user forums to support community interactions between students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs). MOOCs are a recent and widely researched development in distance education which was first introduced in 2008 and emerged as a popular mode of learning in 2012. Source: Massive open online course – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A very good explanation of what MOOC is and what’s so great about the concept. Check this out!

A new kind of kindergarten design encourages kids to be their silly selves.

Thinking about what young students really need caused a major do-over for what a kindergarten could look like. What does a school do with 5- and 6-year-old kids? The old answer was coax them into little chairs — at least until “creative time” — keep ’em relatively organized, and keep a lid on their natural enthusiasm. Basically a constant riot-control situation. And a first taste of standardized education. But kindergarteners don’t need to be forced to learn — really, they can’t stop learning. So educators in Tokyo had a different idea. Architect Takaharu Tezuka explains in a TEDx Kyoto talk how one school created a kindergarten that doesn’t fight against kids’ natural impulses. It counts on them. The roof is a giant ring of a playground. Why? Kids love to run in circles. The single, continuous classroom has no walls. Teachers asked kids to use crates to create their own areas, but somehow it didn’t quite manage to get done.   The design has child psychology in mind. Kids can get anxious when they feel walled-in or constrained. That doesn’t …Read More

The Role of Leaders in 21st Century Education

  Watch this interesting video and find out what is the role of leaders in the 21st century education Developing leaders requires: clearly defining their responsibilities providing access to appropriate professional development throughout school leaders’ careers, and acknowledging their pivotal role in improving school and student performance.