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26 May 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: NGSS

Helen Quinn talks to Twig about NGSS

We at Twig have always been passionate about championing science education, that’s why we were really excited to have Helen Quinn, professor emerita of physics at Stanford University, give a talk in our Glasgow office.
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25 May 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: Education

What we can learn from big businesses

The international race for better student assessment scores has led to fierce educational competition, both on a national and international level. In a fast-evolving landscape, can educational institutes look to top businesses to keep their heads above water? The trend ...
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23 May 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: Science

Going coconuts for citizen science

When Thom Bogaard and Rolf Hut of Delft University of Technology were faced with a similar problem, they came up with a simple solution – they enlisted the help of local students in making their own equipment: citizen science at ...
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19 May 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: Education

Now and next: the latest trends in education

Education is always evolving. Pedagogic techniques and classroom technologies constantly change and shift the manner and method by which we learn, and yet in many ways, we still need to catch up with ourselves. Modern classrooms still follow an industrial-age ...
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16 May 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: None

Five pedagogies that are every teacher's best friend

Being a teacher is hard work. Lesson planning, project planning, class management, administrative duties, marking, managing deadlines, student motivation, parental expectations… The list goes on. How do teachers find the time to digest all this information? To help you save ...
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11 May 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: None

Barriers to a good education: what holds us back?

Education is a fundamental right of every child in the world. It is an essential step to preparing young people to become responsible, informed and knowledgeable adults. Education is also the only means we have to fight global hunger, poverty, ...
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05 May 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: None

From blackboard to iPads: has education changed for the better?

Any discussion on how education has changed is a lengthy one, spanning shifting pedagogies and classroom cultures, and should also involve an analysis of the educational policies and cultural attitudes over the years. But perhaps the most engaging and relevant ...
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02 May 2017 | Created by: Fiona WallaceCategory: Education

Coding: from telepathy to living life on the edge

Coders are now the popular kids on the block, working flexible hours and enjoying substantial pay packages. The divergence of technology into new uncharted territories means that coders are going to be in high demand for a while, too. So, ...
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02 May 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: None

Skills we must teach students in the digital age

Students use the internet to socialise, connect with peers, share their opinions, express themselves, and communicate. Unfortunately, the flexibility of the internet combined with its mass appeal also means that from time to time it is used in a disruptive ...
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