Monthly Archives:: March 2014

Date Posted: March 26, 2014

While it’s rapidly becoming better known that the Middle East isn’t a huge war-zone with armed militants and balaclava-wearing terrorists left, right and centre (which is no thanks to the media’s poor interpretation of political shifts), it’s not so well known that education all throughout this region is rapidly undergoing a huge revolution as standards… Read more »

Date Posted: March 24, 2014

Countrywide rioting, public outcry, parliament in flames!   Okay, that last one was admittedly a bit much, but it’s been noted time and time again, whether it’s through Youtube, Facebook or in the minds of numerous aspiring undergraduate students that the Liberal Democrat party made mistake after mistake with their debauchery of the education system,… Read more »

Date Posted: March 21, 2014

It’s widely considered that women have both better social skills and have better memory whilst men are better with perception and coordination. These have been attributed to the way that the brain is wired differently in male and female humans and after nearly a thousand brain scans; these suspicions have been astutely confirmed. Female brains… Read more »

Date Posted: March 19, 2014

China’s often been considered to be under the thumb of a vicious dictator, its peoples’ freedom restricted and their rights denied under the reign of a tyrannical government bent on working its citizens to death and bleeding their economy dry. Wages are low and workload is high and the nationals seem to have less and… Read more »

Date Posted: March 17, 2014

Up until now, the necessities to become a teacher have been reasonable and not only are Qualified Teacher Status and a degree in line with what is being taught required, but also a native-level control of the English language has been required. However, up until recently, this has only been at the request of a… Read more »

Date Posted: March 14, 2014

So commonly within the walls of Academia, we are told that it is ‘critical’ to know this, or ‘vital’ to know that. Certainly, there are many important knowledge bases, mental mind sets and complicated techniques useful in every industry obtainable from any academic institution worth its weight. But how much of what we learn is… Read more »

Date Posted: March 12, 2014

It’s been long said that one day, in a future, far, far away, we’ll be seeing teachers replaced by automated systems, robotics and computer technology of the highest caliber. Up until recently, however, this was all but science fiction and served no real-world probability or possibility. However, this could be due to change.   In… Read more »

Date Posted: March 12, 2014

It’s true that Shanghai, China, is long reputed to have the best education system in the world. Indeed, it’s known that on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings, China has scored the highest in every sector for the past five years, including in Mathematics, Science and Reading, beating high-power western world countries such… Read more »

Date Posted: March 12, 2014

In the United Kingdom, at least, the 2011-2012 period saw university fees jump substantially, no thanks to the broken promises of the Liberal Democrats and their leader, Nick Clegg, who actually made a pledge to freeze, lower or nullify university fees and subsequently went and gave in to the demands of the Conservative party in… Read more »

Date Posted: March 12, 2014

The east and northern regions of the world are often criticized, for lack of a better term, for a non-civilized view of economic and educative principles. But in recent years the world has seen a sharp turn in many of these countries and it’s been shown that these outdated, and frankly, bigoted views are reminiscent… Read more »