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More PISA Support for “Understanding”

The recent release of results on PISA’s new assessment of Problem-Solving skills in participating countries supports a curriculum focused on deeper understanding and being able to transfer those conceptual understandings to new situations. The graph below (and the pages that … Continue reading

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New Millennium Learners Conference Debrief

Attending the New Millennium Learners Conference in Brussels was a professional highpoint and profound experience for me.  Much of what I learned confirmed  understandings I have come to regarding issues in the US and Australia, but hearing them voiced in … Continue reading

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Powerful Principals & Culture

An article in The Sydney Morning Herald reports on findings in a recent study conducted through the University of Wollongong. Entitled Students’ academic success can be a matter of principal, it highlights that Good principals were identified as those who … Continue reading

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