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Archive for November, 2012

The use of modern technology in teacher education: Are we ready?

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

I was invited to present at the seminar of the Faculty of Education Teacher Education Program at UBC. This is the video-recording of my presentation:

Open Letter to President Obama

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Family Science Day and Celebrate Science Library Fest 2012

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

On October 27 2012 we had another Family Science Day and on November 2nd we had our third Celebrate Science Library event. The goals of both events were to bring science to the community: to teachers, parents, future teachers and of course students. These were two busy Saturdays, but I think they were worth it. […]

Janusz Korczak and UBC Faculty of Education

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

A few days ago while walking along the hallway of the UBC Faculty of Education I noticed a very special exhibit.  The exhibit drew my attention right away – a number of black and white photos featured children with a kind looking man standing beside them. The man was hugging the children as if he […]

Interview with Linda Darling-Hammond on Finland and on Education in the US

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

The Finland Phenomenon: What can Canada learn from it?

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

I am teaching a very interesting graduate course this term. In one of the meetings, my students suggested us to replace the readings I recommended them by the recent report by OECD: Top of the Class: High Performers in Science in PISA 2006.  This report was an excellent choice as it made us all think […]

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