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Curriculum & Instruction

Hey, Princeton: Consider competencies

With A’s doled out in almost half of all undergraduate courses—compared to only 15 percent in 1961— have grades become meaningless? Ten years ago, Princeton University began limiting the A-range awards…

News
Gamification skills quickly becoming a priority in STEM industry

Gamification offers a career boost for geospatial professionals as the desire to create more realistic virtual worlds is requiring the application of geographic information systems (GIS). The gaming industry is…

Opinion
Op-ed: 10 books to read in college to celebrate literacy

September is National Literacy Month, and just like many other areas of education, the term ‘literacy’ is in flux, incorporating new definitions that both traditional curriculum as well as more…

Opinion
Vocational education is making a comeback

Vocational education often was deemed a second-tier educational choice for those who could not go to college. Today, however, vocational education is making a comeback.…

How-to
Here’s how to reach every student brain

By now, most educators know that classroom practices such as differentiating instruction, critical thinking, and making the environment less stressful for students are critical to a 21st-century education. But…why does…

How-to
Why is competency-based education so hard to study?

A few research pitfalls seem to be creeping into the still nascent world of K-12 competency-based education: first, the challenge of moving from discussing high-level theory to describing precisely competency-based…

News
Students sample college life and start career training early

Nine Oahu public high school seniors will be attending Leeward Community College full time this fall — and leaving their high school lives behind — as part of a pilot…

Opinion
INFOGRAPHIC: Should universities be run like startups?

There’s growing momentum around the question as to whether or not colleges and universities should run like startups; in other words, should higher-ed institutions cater more to the economy with…

Resource
5 skills now needed for incoming freshmen

While the Common Core aims to teach students critical skills that can translate to college, career and life (critical thinking, collaboration, and writing), a different set of skills can help…

News
Grant intended to lift college completion rate

scholars-completion-higherFall classes at Ivy Tech Community College aren't set to begin for another week, but "college success coaches" from a company called InsideTrack are already contacting 21st Century Scholars to…

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