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Education for the 21st Century

Education for the 21st Century

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One Teaching Tip Episodes - Stress Relief 4 Teachers Listening to One Teaching Tip. 1. Download or subscribe on Stitcher. UCLG releases a paper on the Role of Culture for Sustainable Development Highlighting the role of culture in the production of new sustainable development models and urban planning is a core focus of Culture Action Europe’s activities. At the beginning of 2015, Culture Action Europe, jointly with its partner, the Agenda 21 for Culture (UCLG), launched the Pilot Cities programme entitled “Culture in Sustainable Cities: Learning with Culture 21 Actions”. Today, we wish to draw your attention to the January 2016 policy paper published by the Agenda 21 for Culture (UCLG). Examining “why must culture be at the heart of sustainable urban development?“, the paper strongly contributes to the acknowledgment of culture as a central element in the paradigm of sustainable cities. Culture should be fully integrated in urban development planning, while taking care that it is not “made invisible” in this process, the study says.

Cities With the Worst Urban Planning: Jakarta, Dubai, and Dhaka Top Our List Bangladesh Proving once again that capital cities are a hotbed for planning disasters, Dhaka suffers from urban disfunction on just about every level. Transportation infrastructure is virtually nonexistent -- to the point where only 60 of the city's 650 major intersections have traffic lights, many of which may or may not actually work at any given time. Add to that the millions of rickshaws, cars, motorcycles, buses, and bicycles that have to share the roads every day, and it's a wonder anyone gets anywhere in less than a lifetime. Thanks to this dreadful transportation situation, most of Dhaka's nearly 15 million inhabitants are unable to commute from outside the city, and many are forced to endure slum conditions within city limits just to be able to get to work. This, in turn, leads to poor sanitation and water treatment issues. Not shitting where you eat is a great theory -- but one Dhaka's planners seem to have not accounted for.

Brain matters: Innovating in the classroom with neuroscience Think of innovation in the classroom and you may well picture iPads, digital whiteboards or even 3D and augmented reality. But this is all but useless if another kind of innovation, which has a much greater influence on both the way we teach and the way we learn, is not taken into account. In fact, the most important innovation comes in a better understanding of how the brains of students and teachers function, the process through which they learn and become engaged. Only by increasing our knowledge of this process can we really keep improving the way we teach. That means taking in new insights in psychology, behavioral economics, cognitive sciences and neuroscience to tailor both the content and the format of what is taught. Motivation and engagement: The core of the learning process

Transform Teaching & Learning with ThingLink EDU & Google Docs Our next webinar is designed to help educators transform teaching and learning with ThingLink with Google Docs. Educators can use a Google Doc to collect information, automate tasks and make the workflow progress smoothly throughout a student driven learning experience. ThingLink’s media rich platform displays published Google Docs right on top of any image or video. Better yet, those Google Docs are live and interactive. This is a truly great combination of tools for the classroom.

Culture, 4e pilier du développement durable [EVENT] Action Learning towards the Localization of #SDG8 9-12 December in Sri Lanka cc @uclg_cusp Check out our brand-new video!! #localgov at the heart of sustainability & development #cities4change Megacities and climate change – A brief overview Open Access Abstract Cities have developed into the hotspots of human economic activity. From the appearance of the first cities in the Neolithic to 21st century metropolis their impact on the environment has always been apparent. With more people living in cities than in rural environments now it becomes crucial to understand these environmental impacts. 4 ways to improve your brain health The human brain is the most extraordinary and complex object in the known universe, a kilogram and a half of soft tissue that, at its peak, leaves computers behind with its endless capacity for problem solving, innovation and invention. So it’s a little surprising that only recently has the concept of brain health begun to emerge. After all, if the body is a “temple”, then surely the brain must be the “high altar” as it generates all our thoughts, feelings and movements. Indeed, it is fundamental to all of our conscious experience.

CSP-AIMS - - Getting Started The AP Computer Science Principles framework is explained in detail in the AP Computer Science Principles Curriculum Framework document located on the College Board website. It can be downloaded at the College Board Website. In the CSP-AIMS workshop we will be focusing on preparing teachers to integrate computer modeling and simulation into AP CS Principles courses. The specific learning objectives and essential knowledge statements addressed in this workshop and accompanying module are:

Climate Change and Heritage - US/ICOMOS Membership Rising sea levels, the increasing frequency and intensity of storms, desertification and other intensifying impacts pose both obvious and unprecedented challenges to the cultural and natural heritage of humankind. Cultural heritage also promises to be an important part of the solution to climate change, including the science of learning from cultural heritage/archaeology about climate variability and human adaptation to it through time. Historic preservation necessarily involves the conservation of existing resources (both tangible and intangible) and their adaptive reuse and recycling for the future.