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EDUCATION Jurin wants school closure policy review
11 May 2013 : Democrat Party list-MP Jurin Laksanavisit says the government's focus is too narrow in its push to close small schools, and is urging a policy review.
23 Mar 2013 : HANOI : Thailand and the Philippines will sign a teacher exchange agreement in the next two months.
Teaching with HEART
05 Jan 2010 : According to Peter Airasian, the author of education assessment textbooks, "assessment is the process of collecting, synthesizing and interpreting information to aid classroom decision-making. It includes information gathered about pupils, instruction and classroom climate". I particularly like this definition because it is comprehensive. When taken seriously and applied in schools, this approach to assessment produces a significant difference in the way students learn and continue learning.
05 Jan 2010 : Writing a curriculum vitae (CV) is never an easy task, but it is usually the first point of contact you will have with a potential employer, and so it has to you in a positive light.
05 Jan 2010 : An acronym (pronounced AK-ruh-nihm) is a word formed from the initial letters of other words and can be pronounced as a word. For example, the acronym laser is much easier to say than its components - light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. The same goes for radar (radio detection and ranging) or Nasa (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), Ielts and Toefl.
THE CHINGCHOK Hunter
05 Jan 2010 : You will struggle to find anyone who has not heard the terms "climate change", "global warming" and "greenhouse effect". Recently, there was a climate change conference in Copenhagen. It was attended by many world leaders, who sadly didn't achieve much in the way of future reductions of carbon emissions. But what exactly is climate change? Let's explore the question.
05 Jan 2010 : Science for kids
04 Jan 2010 : Age is taking its toll on the Education Ministry, with half of the teachers at state-run primary and secondary schools now approaching retirement.
03 Jan 2010 : I write this from a dark corner of my bedroom in my mother's holiday unit in Marcoola, Queensland, a room to which I have retreated in order to escape the scourge that infects this otherwise idyllic Australian holiday I'm enjoying this week. It's cricket, and I can't escape it.