Bangkok Post International Education 2019-2020

STARTING DATE: 10 Sep 2019

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TOTAL UPDATE: 15 STORIES

How to select the international education opportunity that's right for you, make the most of it once you get there, and avoid being left behind in life.

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26 Sep 2019

Raising readers

A love of books needs to be inculcated in children early on and cultivated throughout the years.

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Raising readers
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Getting them to read

In fact, even toddlers who have yet to learn to speak, much less read, can benefit from books this way.

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Getting them to read
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Just skimming through?

“Deep reading” is defined as a process whereby readers engage in attentive and thoughtful reading in order to enhance their understanding and enjoyment of a text.

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Just skimming through?
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Three cheers to deep reading

Reading complicated texts, such as academic textbooks, can be a chore and few people do so for pleasure.

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Three cheers to deep reading
26 Sep 2019

Word wise

Taciturn. Eloquent. Loquacious. You may know what these three words, which are related to habits of speech, mean. Even if you don’t know, despair not. Here is what they mean, in common parlance: “light-lipped,” “well-spoken”, and “long-winded.”

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Word wise
26 Sep 2019

Words count

The English language contains more than 1 million words. That may seem excessive, especially when you consider that studies have shown that an average native speaker of English knows only around 20,000 words. Even many university-educated speakers know 40,000 — or a mere 4 per cent of all the existing words in English.

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Words count
26 Sep 2019

Getting word-smart

Content-based instruction that immerses students in topics that familiarise them with contexts in which unfamiliar words can be used has great advantages for vocabulary building, Hirsch says.

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Getting word-smart
26 Sep 2019

Lost in cyberspace

Young Thais lead the world in the number of hours spent online each day. That is bad news for parents and educators.

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Lost in cyberspace
26 Sep 2019

Addicted to smartphones

Numerous psychologists go so far as to argue that constant distractions on our smartphones are rewiring our brains while long-term smartphone use is “making us dumber.”

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Addicted to smartphones
26 Sep 2019

Learning to unplug

The problem of veritable smartphone addiction among children, teens, and young people is of grave concern to experts and educators alike — or should be. Whole new generations are growing up with their views of the world reshaped by small devices in their hands, often for the worse.

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Learning to unplug