1.“Open Science” One of the courses we had during the 1st semester of the EdTech master at CRI-Paris was about “Open Science”. In brief, open science is the movement in which scientific research, collection of data and dissemination of any sort of outcomes extracted are accessible to all people, non-professionals and experts of the kind. […]
The human brain is still a mystery. With billions of neurons messily arranged and connected differently in each brain, it is not surprising that people’s brains are wired in diverse ways. Our brain is responsible for our perception of the world, it regulates the senses, thoughts and feelings that produce a unique life experience for […]
Children behaving as little researchers from a very young age stems from their capacity to observe and experience the world around them. This is their practical way of learning which unfolds early in life! However, as we grow old, we tend to forget to discover new things from the environment around us, to understand the […]
Does this mean that evaluating is intrinsically wrong and we should just forget about measuring our students’ progress? Not exactly. I believe evaluation in the academic system is as necessary and compulsory. However, we haven’t been doing it correctly. Or at the least, we could do it a lot better.
The learning process, although much more complex, can be summarized into four broad cognitive processes: attention, attachment, storage and retrieval. It works as a cycle. Everything that is retrieved is being learned and reviewed.
One of our assignments throughout this semester was to put into practice our teaching skills during our “peer-to-peer teaching” sessions. In other words, to familiarize ourselves with the procedure of learning skills from each other (P2P) while at the same time we had to set up and self-manage our own mini-courses every Thursday. Each of […]
Play is the highest form of research (A.Einstein) I live in the 18th arrondissement of Paris: a “quartier populaire” (working-class neighborhood), a crowded neighborhood which describes strongly the idea pointed out by A.Samarakis (1954) that “never in the past had the roofs of our buildings been so close to each other yet never in […]
“Between all the necessities in time, among all the problems, I choose to devote everything I have, intelligence, soul, heart, physical and moral capacities to the problem of educating people”, this need was identified by the reformer Jules Ferry 140 years ago. (Gumbel P., 2010). And it seems that today the necessity to provide a […]