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PISA - Measuring student success around the world

PISA - Measuring student success around the world

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Transforming Assessment and Feedback The Assessment and Feedback area of the Design Studio gives access to existing and emergent work of interest on assessment and feedback. In this area, you can explore topics associated with assessment and feedback, find out what we currently know about enhancing assessment and feedback with technology and follow links to emerging themes and outputs from the Assessment and Feedback programme. **New Briefings on Assessment and Feedback** Jisc has published four new briefings around key themes which have emerged from the Assessment and Feedback programme: Changing assessment and feedback practice with the help of technology

Teaching Economics-Game choice First, choose your game here to get logins and passwords for your students (max: 100 players for each game). Industrial Organization Price discrimination, vertical differentiation and peak-load pricing Eight important facts about Working Memory and their implications for foreign language teaching and learning Introduction There is no blogpost of mine which does not mention Working Memory (WM) at some point. Why? Because effective language processing and learning largely depends on how well Working Memory performs. Shonda Rhimes on her DGA Diversity Award: 'We're a tiny bit p-ssed off that there has to be an award' Shonda Rhimes, the creator of Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and Private Practice, is one of the most powerful forces in television. And she doesn’t mince words when something is bothering her. Her latest beef? The Diversity Award that she and Scandal Executive Producer Betsy Beers were given at the Directors Guild of America Awards Saturday night in Los Angeles. “When I heard I was getting a Diversity Award, I was really, truly, profoundly honored. I began to get calls from Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, etc., and I was asked to comment on the award.

Two (Optimistic) Predictions for Learning in 2014 Getty The beginning of a new year always prompts list-making — resolutions, what went right last year, what can be done better in the next. How will 2013′s trends shape the year ahead? Looking into a crystal ball (and with input from experts), these are just two of many)movements we hope will take shape in classrooms across the country in 2014. Self-Directed Learning Using Digital Tools Will Take Center Stage Thinking Outside the (Big) Box Illustration by Kelsey Dake Deep thoughts this week: 1. Big retailers classify workers as a "cost." 2.

Striking Photos Challenge The Way We See Blackness Who is Black? What is Blackness? In a country where the face of the future is becoming ever more ethnically ambiguous, Blackness must be recognized as something other than just skin color and specific physical attributes. (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race, a book published last year by Dr. Yaba Blay, explores the complexities of racial classifications, and the different ways that people live and experience Blackness. ropean Association for Language Testing and Assessment (Adopted 20th May 2006) The Guidelines reflect the aims and objectives of EALTA and are addressed primarily to three different audiences, namely those involved in: the training of teachers in testing and assessment classroom testing and assessment the development of tests in national or institutional testing units or centres. For all these groups, a number of general principles apply: respect for the students/examinees, responsibility, fairness, reliability, validity and collaboration among the parties involved.

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Brazil's government has set the favelas and middle classes against each other In Brazil there is a saying: "A good thief is a dead thief." These words have never been more relevant in today's Brazilian class-ridden landscape, where prejudice, violence and racism run free. The last week has been full of violent acts in Rio de Janeiro. Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning? As educators across the country continue to examine the best ways of teaching and learning, a new lexicon is beginning to emerge that describes one particular approach — deeper learning. The phrase implies a rich learning experience for students that allows them to really dig into a subject and understand it in a way that requires more than just memorizing facts. The elements that make up this approach are not necessarily new — great teachers have been employing these tactics for years.

Marketing Place As you will be aware from your experiences as a consumer, producers rarely sell their goods or services directly to the person that consumes them. Marketing channels, or place in terms of the marketing mix, are the means by which interdependent organizations move products or services from the producer to the person that purchases or consumes the product. This is the basic role of distribution. Let us consider the nature of distribution by looking at a very simple example of how it works in relation to our everyday experiences. A basic example would be a tin of vegetable soup.

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