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Daghé, Sandrine Aeby; Leopoldoff, Irina; Cordeiro, Glaís Sales; Schneuwly, Bernard; Thévenaz, Thérèse; Toulou, Simon – UNESCO International Bureau of Education, 2017
This report presents the results of the diagnostic study conducted between October 2013 and December 2014, as part of an ambitious capacity-building project targeting the increase of children's literacy levels across three West African countries. The project "Improving Learning Outcomes in Early Grade Reading: Integration of Curriculum,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Reading Instruction, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
Howard-Jones, Paul – UNESCO International Bureau of Education, 2017
A "neuromyth" is a popular idea about the brain that is not based on scientific understanding and may even contradict what is known. For several decades, scientists and educational experts have expressed their concern about the spread of neuromyths in schools and colleges. Not only can neuromyths reflect and promote a poor understanding…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Brain, Public Opinion, Misconceptions
Howard-Jones, Paul – UNESCO International Bureau of Education, 2017
The human brain is plastic -- which means the brain changes its connectivity and even its structure in response to learning. This brief report highlights the following points: (1) A human's first learning experiences are foundational for later education, and experiences in the early years of life can greatly impact on later achievement; (2) Waves…
Descriptors: Brain, Child Development, Early Experience, Adolescent Development
Stabback, Philip – UNESCO International Bureau of Education, 2016
Sustainable Development Goal Four has to do with education in the post-2015 development agenda. It aims to "ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all". Given the essential role of curriculum in enabling quality learning and in articulating and supporting education that is…
Descriptors: Reflection, Educational Quality, Curriculum, Educational Indicators
Lubin, Ian A. – UNESCO International Bureau of Education, 2016
Information and communication technologies (ICT) are being utilized extensively in education and have become an essential aspect of both formal and informal learning worldwide. Related to their widespread availability and use in education, it is suggested that ICT hold tremendous promise for society at large, and in particular, in shaping social…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Quality
Roegiers, Xavier – UNESCO International Bureau of Education, 2016
There can be no denying the influence of competencies on the development of the school and its curricula. It is increasingly the case that, to enrol in a socio-economic fabric, whether locally or globally, learners--male or female--must learn to place their knowledge and know-how at the service of action: they must be able to deal with complex…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Performance Factors, Competency Based Education, Minimum Competencies
UNESCO International Bureau of Education, 2016
The Malaysia government has placed STEM as a focus in developing the country towards achieving the status of a developed nation. The government acknowledges the role of women as equal partners in nation building. Thus, various policies ranging from economy, education, women's welfare, and human resources have been formulated through the years.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, STEM Education, Residential Schools
Cox, Cristián; Bascopé, Martín; Castillo, Juan Carlos; Miranda, Daniel; Bonhomme, Macarena – UNESCO International Bureau of Education, 2015
What are the key contents related to democratic life in the curricula of civic and citizenship education in Latin American countries? What values and dimensions are most emphasized? This document summarizes the results of a comparative analysis of civic/citizenship curricula for primary and secondary education in six Latin American countries…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Curriculum, Comparative Analysis
Muskin, Joshua A. – UNESCO International Bureau of Education, 2015
The role of assessment in education has grown greatly over the past few decades, a trend that has two major manifestations. One is the rapid increase in the number of countries and other jurisdictions either participating in international surveys (tests) of learning or initiating their own system-wide assessments; or both. The other is the…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Outcome Measures, Politics of Education, Educational Practices
Abadzi, Helen – UNESCO International Bureau of Education, 2015
Research on memory functions and their applications is a vast field that has unfolded for decades; some important studies are sixty years old. However, the research has remained a well-kept secret of cognitive psychologists. Education faculties rarely teach memory specifics, so people working in education typically do not know about the above…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Memory, Educational Policy, Cognitive Processes
Amadio, Massimo; Opertti, Renato; Tedesco, Juan Carlos – UNESCO International Bureau of Education, 2015
Curriculum has traditionally been regarded as a rather technical matter best left to disciplinary specialists, educationalists, textbook writers and designers of assessment tests and examinations. More recently, however, the debate on curriculum has gradually moved beyond the technical realm to become also a subject of policy discussion on what…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Agenda Setting, Educational Needs
Pekrun, Reinhard – UNESCO International Bureau of Education, 2014
The classroom is an emotional place. Students can be excited during studying, hope for success, feel pride in their accomplishments, be surprised at discovering a new solution, experience anxiety about failing examinations, feel ashamed over poor grades, or be bored during lessons. In addition, social emotions play a role and students also bring…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Social Influences, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior
Kampylis, Panagiotis; Berki, Eleni – UNESCO International Bureau of Education, 2014
Helping people flourish is an organic and unpredictable process. Like a farmer sowing seeds, someone creates conditions for children to grow as creative and critical thinkers. Creativity cannot be taught "directly", but educational practice can provide the means, opportunities and a fertile environment for the creative mind to flourish.…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Educational Practices
Njeng'ere, David – UNESCO International Bureau of Education, 2014
Curriculum planning emphasizes that education should serve to enable society to achieve its needs and aspirations. One such need in Kenya, which has remained largely elusive, is national cohesion and integration. Research has revealed that education contributes to the development of social capital by increasing individual propensity to trust and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Role of Education, Social Values
Lee, Keunho – UNESCO International Bureau of Education, 2014
The implementation of the national curriculum in the Republic of Korea is ensured through curriculum revisions and the instructions issued by the Ministry of Education. The latter are acts of the Minister of Education that must be enforced in individual schools as stipulated in the regulations of Article 23 of the Elementary and Secondary…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Professional Autonomy, Decision Making, Creativity
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