July 2018

Why is problem solving left out when practicing Project-Based Learning

By Miriam Bogler          October 25,2016

When employees are working on a project at the workplace,it is directed to achieve a goal. This goal is usually laced with a series of problems that workers have to tackle before success is achieved. Whether the goal is to produce a [...]

How to Improve Students’Collaboration Skills

Young university students doing group study

By Miriam Bogler      September 13,2016

Schools are adopting project-based learning in growing numbers. Although it may seem like a trend,it really stems from a development in pedagogical thinking over the past fifty years that advocated a shift away from teachers imparting knowledge to relatively passive students,to learners actively [...]

Implementing Project-Based Learning:Challenges and Solutions

by Miriam Bogler  8/18/2016

According to the Buck Institute for Education,there is forty years of accumulated evidence that the instructional strategies and procedures that make up standard-focused project-based learning are effective in building deep content understanding,raising academic achievement and encouraging student motivation to learn. Evidence that have greatly contributed to a [...]

How Can Education Address Its Most Pressing Need

By Miriam Bogler    July 19,2016

Education is flooded with buzzwords. Those usually represent trending methods or subjects that everyone is talking about,due to their potential to transform education. Some of those words are project-based learning,problem-based learning,critical thinking,21st century skills,and deep learning. These words are interesting because [...]

Did the OECD Turn Against Technology?

By Miriam Bogler      October 16,2015

The headlines about the latest OECD report were loud and clear:“Computers do not improve pupil results.” These controversial headlines were the outcome of a study published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) examining the impact of school technology on international test [...]

Do We Really Need Testing to Learn?

By Miriam Bogler      August 22,2015

I don’t like tests. I have never been very good at it. I get extremely anxious in tests,making me forget half of the things I studied. Throughout the years I got used to them and performed better,but I never thought much of them. [...]

Why We Need to Think More Like Programmers

By Miriam Bogler      July 17,2015

Computer programming is hot again. Not like in the 80s,when Seymour Papert’s Logo programming became popular for several years and then declined when the education world failed to see the evolving technological revolution that was taking place in daily life. This time the movement to [...]

Changing Old Habits is Difficult,But Necessary to Stay Competitive

By Miriam Bogler      June 18,2015

About a month ago I was intrigued to read that Finland was about to embark on one of the most radical education reform programs ever undertaken by a nation state–scraping traditional “teaching by subject” in favor of “teaching by topic”. It was big news because Finland [...]

Why is Problem Representation So Important for Problem Solving?

By Miriam Bogler      April 23,2015

We are constantly faced with problem solving situations at work and in daily life,which makes problem solving one of the most important skills that students can learn. In an economy that heavily relies on expert thinking and complex communication,the need to posses those deep [...]