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Willingham: How to teach collaboration

Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham writes that “collaboration” and “working effectively in groups” are often deemed 21st century skills that young people must learn. But how to teach them? Researchers just made headway in characterizing what good group members do.

By Valerie Strauss  | October 4, 2010; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Curriculum, High School, Higher Education, Intelligence, Research  | Tags:  21st century skills, collaboration, dan willingham, daniel willingham, how to teach collaboration, teaching 21st century skills, willingham, working in groups  
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How does outer space smell?... Quiz a Nobel laureate

The people behind the Nobel Prizes are offering us regular folks a chance to directly question some of the brilliant winners. Here's how to pose your questions. One of my favorites:

By Valerie Strauss  | March 8, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Intelligence  | Tags:  ask a nobel laureate, nobel laureates  
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'Intelligences' misunderstood

Educator explains what confuses people about the theory of 'multiple intelligences.'

By Valerie Strauss  | March 1, 2010; 10:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Daniel Willingham, Guest Bloggers, Intelligence  | Tags:  daniel willingham, howard gardner, multiple intelligences  
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The decade's 10 big education ideas

Here are the 10 “Big Ideas” in education for the first decade of the 21st century, as decided by Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company: *Alternate Paths to Teaching— From Teach for America to Troops to Teachers to urban Teaching Fellows programs, schools of education are no longer the only place that teachers begin their careers....

By Valerie Strauss  | December 18, 2009; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Tags:  ideas in education  
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The problem with 'Oprah as Teacher'

Oprah Winfrey seems to love to teach--on her top-rated television show, through commencement speeches, in her successful magazine. But in an era where educators say the one thing students need to learn is so-called “critical thinking skills”--or the ability to deeply analyze problems--Winfrey does very little to help on several levels.

By Valerie Strauss  | November 20, 2009; 10:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Intelligence, Parents  | Tags:  Oprah Winfrey  
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Enough With The Lists Already

The Daily Beast blog does an "exclusive" list of the "smartest" cities in the country. So when will we stop paying attention to silly lists?

By Valerie Strauss  | October 12, 2009; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Higher Education, Intelligence  | Tags:  The Daily Beast, list of smartest cities  
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