Growth Mindset and #PISA2018, a concept with some recent issues (an overview)

While the main focus of the media coverage on PISA 2018 will be on the rankings, two other volumes are also released today with a special spotlight on… the growth mindset by Carol Dweck. But while 15-year olds around the globe were filling in the OECD-questionaires, 2018 turned out to be not such a great… Read More Growth Mindset and #PISA2018, a concept with some recent issues (an overview)

New Swedish report on 1 laptop per child: no benefits for learning, possible negative effect on equality

Sara Hjelm pointed me to this new, Swedish report on giving every child a laptop in education. The conclusion is pretty clear: On average, we find no significant impact of 1:1 programs on student performance, as measured by their results on national standardized tests in mathematics and language at the end of lower secondary school.… Read More New Swedish report on 1 laptop per child: no benefits for learning, possible negative effect on equality

Maybe it’s a good/bad idea to watch these two documentaries in a row (about Tech and Education)

The past week my wife and I watched both The Inventor and the Netflix documentary about the Fyre Festival. This was both a great idea and a bad one. First the trailers, so you know what I’m talking about. The Inventor tells the true story behind the ‘Edison’, Theranos the company who made this machine… Read More Maybe it’s a good/bad idea to watch these two documentaries in a row (about Tech and Education)