International Education Weekly No. 14
The latest and greatest news, tips and updates in International Education.
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Innova-shun Innovation is not always so innovative. Some out west (we won't name names) think everything is an innovation. It's not. It's often just a tech enabled way to do the same thing, and by the way, that brings to light the question: Is it even easier? Take for example the app to locate rentable yachts. Is that a life changer? Read this Op-Ed from the New York Times and ponder the line between nonsense, convenience and world-changing innovation.
What is Experiential Learning really? Everyone talks about experiential learning like they know what it is. It's not just living and learning. It's reflection, generalizing and much more, if you believe David Kolb's model. I figured since Unleesh puts so much emphasis on the experiential, it might be worth defining with some detail. Learn more at Infed.
Travel Warnings to USA Traveling abroad? I bet you are familiar with State Department Warnings. They are the helpful (or frustrating) reminders of where the US government suggests we limit our travels to increase the likelihood that we are safe while abroad. It probably never occurred to many Americans that a travel warning to the US was going to be the latest news item. Well three countries just made that a reality. Learn more from Yahoo.
Childhood development by country We often think where you are born determines your destiny. There is some truth to that but when it comes to early childhood development, the other choice you never got to make - who your parents are - is even more important. Learn more from the World Bank.
More Than Me (MTM) invests in schools in Liberia so that all girls are SAFE, HEALTHY, and LEARNING. In partnership with the Government of Liberia, MTM will empower skilled teams to build the capacity of schools, teachers & principles to make Liberia's public schools stress free learning environments. This coming school year, MTM will operate six new schools in addition to its Academy in Monrovia. Learn more at morethanme.org.
Unleesh is the world’s premier international education app and platform, designed with experiential education principles in its DNA. Unleesh was born out of ThinkImpact, which specializes in experiential education programs that catalyze social innovation and entrepreneurship. The platform was created to provide predeparture information and immerse and guide students through an experiential education process while capturing the amazing adventures they were having all over the world. Learn more at Unleesh.com.