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As a social studies teacher at a Bronx public high school, Charles Best discovered that teachers who needed learning materials for their students w
The Indian Minister of Human Resource and Development, Mr. Kapil Sibal, released a $35 (Rs. 1500) tablet computer last week.
In the spring of 2009, I set out on a quest to expose students in metro Atlanta schools to a fun and engaging experience in science, technology, en
When you ask Laura White about reforming higher education, she doesn’t suggest lofty bureaucratic changes. She doesn’t talk about funding, tuition, or budget cuts. When White envisions positive changes in education, she sees one principle as the fulcrum: empathy.
“The biggest risk today is being part of the old world.” – Bill Drayton
At the 2013 Ashoka U Exchange, Bill Drayton, in his keynote speech at the exchange, shares his vision for the future of higher education.
In an increasingly fast-paced world, many of us are looking to learn the skills of the future.
African business and political leaders, including Zambia Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda, have described Africa’s youth employment challenge as a “ticking time bomb.” The deepening gap between young people’s skills and the needs of employers has been linked to education systems that simply are not up to snuff, but also to a general lack of faith in young people as being capable of making meaningful contributions in a global marketplace, sometimes because of cultural and gender biases.
"The capacity for new thinking - or turning old ideas into new applications - has really never been more important."
The world is changing, and it’s changing fast — much faster than our education system has so far been able to keep up.