Monthly Archives:: April 2014

Date Posted: April 29, 2014

It seems that in the past couple of decades, more and more new curriculums are springing up, each one claiming to enhance the student’s learning. But why do we need a new curriculum? If it’s not broken then don’t fix it right? Wrong. It’s more broken than people think. The current UK curriculum is most… Read more »

Date Posted: April 25, 2014

You get in and open the door first thing in the morning as heavy footsteps of the class thump slowly and forcibly in as you stand at the front and ten, twenty, fifty faces look back at you. The morning register is announced and the faces slump back into their seats, chewing on pens and… Read more »

Date Posted: April 23, 2014

You’ve heard about it all over the place and it’s definitely true when it’s said that Nigeria is rising and fast; due to the discovery of a widespread amount of oil fields the country is now the world’s tenth biggest oil supplier and this has seen GDP growth rise higher than every other country in… Read more »

Date Posted: April 16, 2014

Due to the wide amount of influences the country has experienced over the course of the last two thousand years, Africa has some of the most diverse foodstuffs and some of the most varied cuisine and culinary techniques on the planet and sees the types of dishes split into five main categories including Central, East,… Read more »

Date Posted: April 11, 2014

Starting between the 13th and the 15th of April, Songkran, the Thai Festival of Cleansing commences. The name translates to ‘Astrological Passage’ and is believed to have been adapted from the Sankranti Hindu festival, although today it is treated very differently and sees its biggest celebrations in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in the north, for at… Read more »

Date Posted: April 10, 2014

If there’s one thing all teachers have been asking, one question on the tip of the tongue but that has never been answered since the beginning of formal education, is just one word: How? Time and time again, numerously inventive ways of education have been tried and tested, from the oldschool Victorian-era disciplinary ways to… Read more »

Date Posted: April 09, 2014

It’s not often that I get to write an article that has been brought about by watching videos for the first hour of my time in work, but when I do, it’s because I’ve been inspired. There are several topics in particular that have inspired this article and what it’s about: Reforming education for the… Read more »

Date Posted: April 04, 2014

Shocking. Absolutely shocking. Over 10% of drug-addicted Saudi Nationals are reported to have begun using narcotics, typically through smoking, at the Primary School level. According to a new report by the General Directorate of Narcotics Control. Additionally, 34% are claimed to have begun in Middle School and a further 26% are said to have begun… Read more »

Date Posted: April 02, 2014

According to a new article by The National, cyber criminals have had even more access to children in recent years due to new technology in schools and homes across the United Arab Emirates. So what do the stats say? Over 98 percent of all respondents have claimed to have used smartphones, computers or tablets to… Read more »