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    New wave of education after the tsunami

    Learningpost, Fraser Morton, Published on 05/01/2010

    » The soft pitter-patter of footsteps across a dusty Phuket playing field is followed by a cacophony of giggles as a group of students - the girls dressed in blue and white and the boys kitted out in khaki - skip to their English class at Kalim School.

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    TO DONATE

    Learningpost, Published on 05/01/2010

    » For more information or to make a donation to Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation, in cash or in kind, use these contacts:

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    How teachers deal with mistakes found in textbooks

    Learningpost, Timothy Cornwall, PHD, DTM, Published on 05/01/2010

    » When textbook mistakes are encountered, steps should be taken to verify that perceived errors are incorrect and if so, to decide if they should be dealt with overtly; covertly avoided by skipping that part of the text; or ignored and hope students do not notice.

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    Study in the USA

    Learningpost, Oranush Kunatirojana, Published on 05/01/2010

    » Many parents would like to send their children to study in private schools in a foreign country to learn a different culture and lifestyle, and to develop lasting foreign-language skills.

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    Time to have your say

    Learningpost, Steve Graham, Published on 05/01/2010

    » It is not just academics and administrators who are speaking out. It appears that more and more members of society have decided that it's time for improvements in our education system to be significant and more importantly effective.

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    Wild goose chase

    Learningpost, Edward Roy Krishnan, PHD, Published on 05/01/2010

    » According to Peter Airasian, the author of education assessment textbooks, "assessment is the process of collecting, synthesizing and interpreting information to aid classroom decision-making. It includes information gathered about pupils, instruction and classroom climate". I particularly like this definition because it is comprehensive. When taken seriously and applied in schools, this approach to assessment produces a significant difference in the way students learn and continue learning.

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    Put your CV to work for you

    Learningpost, Thomas Tuohy, Published on 05/01/2010

    » Writing a curriculum vitae (CV) is never an easy task, but it is usually the first point of contact you will have with a potential employer, and so it has to you in a positive light.

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    Acronyms vs initialisms

    Learningpost, Heather Vlach, Published on 05/01/2010

    » An acronym (pronounced AK-ruh-nihm) is a word formed from the initial letters of other words and can be pronounced as a word. For example, the acronym laser is much easier to say than its components - light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. The same goes for radar (radio detection and ranging) or Nasa (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), Ielts and Toefl.

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    Climate change

    Learningpost, David Canavan, Published on 05/01/2010

    » You will struggle to find anyone who has not heard the terms "climate change", "global warming" and "greenhouse effect". Recently, there was a climate change conference in Copenhagen. It was attended by many world leaders, who sadly didn't achieve much in the way of future reductions of carbon emissions. But what exactly is climate change? Let's explore the question.

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    Happenings

    Learningpost, Published on 05/01/2010

    » Science for kids

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