🏆 PISA Results are Here, 👩🎓️ Teaching Anxiety, 🌎 Climate Change & More!
SmartEdu News 2023-12-07
🇺🇸 U.S. EDUCATION
Slidesgo interviewed 750+ teachers and educators about their perceptions of AI in education. Discover how teachers are using AI in this field and their perceptions about the future of AI in education.
Artificial intelligence is developing so rapidly that many educators fear school district policies to handle issues like cheating or protecting data privacy will be outdated almost the minute they are released.
Anxiety is a common—if often overlooked—issue in the United States. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) reports that 40 million adult Americans—about 18 percent of the population—are affected by anxiety disorders. The ADAA notes that a mix of genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events contribute to anxiety symptoms.
In a field as fast-paced and important as education, teaching anxiety is prevalent. With the right strategies, though, teachers can learn to cope with anxiety.
Are your students dying to change the world? Well, teaching climate change is a fantastic way to make them feel like active participants in keeping the world clean and healthy. The climate crisis is real. It's more important than ever to nurture environmentally conscious students who will become the stewards of our planet. So, roll up your sleeves and explore five engaging activities to help you make a difference in your classrooms.
Friday mornings on a university campus are usually quiet times. Savvy students plan their schedules to avoid Friday classes, getting a head start on their weekends.
But at Brown University’s Center for Career Exploration, there’s a steady stream of visitors, checking out jobs and internships, meeting with advisers and occasionally stopping on the way out to scoop up a few pieces of hard candy from the bowl on the reception counter. In the multistory office, steps from the university’s main quad, everything is brand new, from the furniture to the stenciling on the window to some of the staff.
🌎 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
PISA 2022: Visualizing the Global Educational Panorama
Global education, assessed through PISA 2022, reveals Singapore's dominance in math, reading, and science. East Asian nations shine in mathematics. Despite some countries excelling, an unprecedented global decline in performance is observed, partly attributed to long-standing educational challenges, not just the COVID-19 impact. Notable declines include Germany, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Poland, emphasizing broader concerns about educational outcomes.
As the only school in Hangzhou to have a dedicated school psychologist, Hangzhou International School ensures that students receive tailored care with quality time and hands-on support. In lower school (Kindergarten-Grade 5), we have one support team member per grade level, and in upper school, we have one support team member for every two grade levels.
An overhaul of Australia’s curriculum is needed to reverse a long-term decline in international education test results, a new report suggests.
The findings, released by the education research and consulting group Learning First benchmarked Australia’s science curriculum against seven comparable education systems: England, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, the US and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Quebec.
In October 2023, Ethiopia’s minister of education, Berhanu Nega, disclosed several shocking figures on the outcomes of the 12th-grade national examination. Of the 3,106 schools that administered the 12th grade (secondary school leaving) examination for the 2022/23 academic year, 43% reported that none of their students had passed.
School exclusion rates have risen back to pre-pandemic levels, figures suggest, with the number of suspensions soaring again from last year’s record-breaking numbers.
The Department for Education has published exclusion and suspension statistics for the 2022-23 autumn term. Full year statistics are not published until later in the year. But the data shows a continued rise in both areas compared to the same term before Covid.
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