Academy Archives (19)

Book Published November 5, 2020

The COVID-19 Pandemic renewed interest on the question of what goals should be pursued by schools in a world rapidly changing and uncertain. As education leaders developed strategies to continue to educate during the Pandemic, through alternative education arrangements necessitated by the closure of schools, the question of re-prioritizing curriculum became essential. In addition, the anticipated disruptions and impacts that the Pandemic would cause brought the question of what capacities matter to the fore.  This question is explored by educators in Canada, India, Kenya, Mexico, Singapore, and Zimbabwe.  The closing chapter describes seven lessons of how to build an education renaissance after the Pandemic.  The book is open access.

https://www.amazon.com/Implementing-Deeper-Learning-Education-Reforms/dp/303057038X

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Two New Booklets Published in the Educational Practices Series

Booklets numbers 31 and 32 are now in print. Booklet 31 is entitled “Math Anxiety” and was written by Denes Szucs of Cambridge University (UK) and Irene C. Mammarella of the University of Padova (Italy). The authors describe ways of recognizing math anxiety, the effects of math anxiety on achievement, and suggestions for dealing with math anxiety in the classroomm.

Booklet 32 is entitled “Philosophy for Children” and was written by Keith J. Topping of the University of Dundee (Scotland), Steve Trickey of the American University (USA), and Paul Cleghorn of the Aude Education Consultancy (Scotland). The authors discuss the importance of engaging children in philosophical thinking, describe the Philosophy for Children program (otherwise known as P4C), and examine the effects of P4C over time. Booklet 31 can be downloaded at http://www.ibe.unesco.org/en/news/math-anxiety-educational-practices-series-31 and booklet 32 can be downloaded at http://www.ibe.unesco.org/en/news/philosophy-children-educational-practices-series-32.

 

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Working to Establish a More Formal Relationship with CEIS

A 6-person committee has been appointed to study the possibility of establishing a more formal relationship with the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES).  Gustavo Fischman, Fernando Reimers, and I will serve as the IAE members on the committee. We intended to meet at the CIES conference in Miami in March, but that was cancelled. Future plans are uncertain, but there is a possibility of a ZOOM meeting sometime in the future.

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IEA Symposium at AERA

The purpose of this session is to inform AERA participants of the activities of the International Academy of Education (IAE), especially of one of its publications, the Educational Practices Series. Beginning in 2002 as a joint venture between the IAE and the International Bureau of Education (IBE) of the UNESCO, 31 booklets have been published in English, many of them translated into other languages.  In the first presentation, Stella Vosniadou, IAE Fellow, will provide an overview of the themes of the booklets written so far and invite prospective authors to contribute new topics and ideas to the series. The next three presenters – Christa Asterhan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel); Keith Topping, University of Dundee (Scotland); and Denes Szucs, University of Cambridge (England) – will summarize their recent contributions to the series.  Finally, Maria de Ibarrola (IAE Fellow) will discuss the Mexican experience with the Educational Practices Series booklets and their translation into Spanish to that Mexican educators can profit from them best.  She will describe the relevance of the booklets within the educational needs and problems of the Mexican School system.

 

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Upcoming 2020 Sessions

Stella Vosniadou is organizing a session for the 2020 AERA meeting which will be held in San Francisco from April 17 through April 21.  The sessions will focus on recent publications in the Academy’s Educational Practices series of booklets.

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Upcoming 2019 Sessions

Olga Troitschanskaia has organized a symposium that will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Toronto, Canada, on Monday, April 8, from 2:15 to 3:45. In addition to Olga, participants include IAE Fellows David Berliner, Barry Fraser, Fritz Oser, Bill Schubert, and Rich Shavelson, as well as Horst Biedermann and Daniel Koretz. The title of the symposium is “Truth and Evidence – The Intricate Relationship Between Scientific Soundness and the Political Rhetoric in the Era of ‘Alternative Facts.’” The symposium will take place in the Toronto Convention Centre, 600 Level, Room 604.

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New From IAE Fellows (June 2018)

We asked our newly admitted Academy Fellows to describe briefly their current research and suggest a recent publication that is indicative of that research. Here are the replies of Professor Ines Dussel, Professor Tina Seidel, and Professor Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia.

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Recent Publications of Academy Fellows (April 2018)

Two booklets in the Educational Practices Series have been published.  “Accountable Talk: Instructional dialogue that builds the mind” (#29) was written by Academy Fellow Lauren B. Resnick and two of her colleagues, Christa S. C. Asterhan and Sherice N. Clarke.  “Proportional Reasoning” was written by Wim Van Dooren, Xenia Vamvakoussi, and Lieven Verscheffel, colleagues of Academy Fellow Eric de Corte.  Both booklets can be accessed by clicking on the Educational Practices Series at the top of the Academy’s homepage.

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