Created on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 16:37
Things have truly surfaced that students are still unable to use English in their practical life even though they attain good grades in the public examinations in our country. So, assessment system should be changed to learn whether students are acquiring English. The outcome of the significant preparation for this assessment is the increased memorization solely of the required English materials that will be tested. Students have become proficient at remembering key test vocabulary, grammar and idioms; however, this technique is not effective in gaining balanced English skills combining listening, speaking, and reading and writing competencies. Again, Professor Stephen Stoynoff has said that formal examination is artificial, one-off and snapshot. It does not always reflect the originally of learners in all the situations though the whole assessment system fully relies on summative assessment system globally.Read more...
Created on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 17:06
Using software in education is a modern phenomenon. It has emerged as a fruitful and timely means to receive and give education. As an upshot of it, Education Freedom Day is celebrated worldwide based on Free Software used in Education and Free Educational Resources. It was launched in 2013 with its first celebration in 2014. It aims at educating the worldwide public and educators about the benefits of making and sharing free knowledge and the tools already in place to achieve that objective. It also provides an international day to serve as a platform to raise awareness to existing projects and communities around the world. The non-profit organization Digital Freedom Foundation coordinates Education Freedom Day at a global level, providing support, giveaways and a point of collaboration. Volunteer teams around the world organize the local Education Freedom Days events to affect their own communities. It brings free educational resources in the spotlight to influence the teaching body and demonstrate methodologies already in place or ready to be implemented. It is the opportunity to highlight initiatives in place nearby or deployed within a similar framework, so our local educational group can quickly get up to speed and consider using a similar approach. As a member of global community Bangladesh observed the day on 18 January this year with the hope that a lot of current efforts will get more popular within the teaching arena and that creating Free Educational Resources in general become clearer for teachers. It also tends to empower all people to freely connect, create and share in a digital world. It is hoped that this celebration will provide a great introduction to the general public what Open Educational Resources is, its benefits and how vibrant the local community is.Read more...
Created on Tuesday, 14 January 2014 11:47
Teaching itself is a courageous profession in many respects. The people belonging to other professions can do corruption, earn colossal amount of money by fair means or foul, can do indecent activities which will not make the people around so much upset. When a teacher gets involved in this sort of activity, every member of the society frowns upon him/her. Because of these factors, choosing teaching professional calls for courage. Finally, still many people do not want to give it a well recognition as a job. So, people need courage to embrace this profession.
Teaching requires courage as each lesson presents a terrifying foray into an unpredictable abyss, and courage, accompanies the new teacher every time he or she crosses the threshold into a classroom. However, if you have been teaching for a while, your daily landscape might be a lot more predictable. Symptoms of a dearth of courage include boredom, repetition, irritability towards students or colleagues, a lack of creativity, resistance to the new, defensiveness and apathy.Read more...
Created on Thursday, 09 January 2014 18:44
For gaining the 21st century skills students need to put emphasis on Mathematics, Science and English. These can be said as surviving skills as well. But, the number of science students is decreasing at an alarming rate. The way of teaching science and mathematics does neither attract the learners nor they can develop their basic concepts in these subjects. Simultaneously they show poverty in their communication skills. Our students, in reality, have every potential to gain these skills if they are nurtured properly. We do not have any global criterion to measure their skills in these areas in the secondary level. It is urgently felt to infuse them with necessary skills the present age demands.
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a triennial international survey aiming to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students. Students representing more than 70 economies have participated in the assessment so far. Since the year 2000, every three years, fifteen-year-old students from randomly selected schools worldwide, take tests in the key subjects such as reading, mathematics and science, with a focus on one subject in each year of assessment. The students take a two-hour test which is a mixture of open-ended and multiple-choice questions. The head of the institutions also answer questionnaires to provide information about the students' backgrounds, schools and learning experiences and about the broader school system and learning environment.Read more...
Created on Wednesday, 08 January 2014 10:35
Bangladesh has occupied a unique position in the globe in many respects both in positive and negative senses. The distribution of new textbooks at the beginning of every academic year free of cost among the learners of primary and secondary levels again has created a unique example in the known world. The colossal amount of textbooks is being reached to all the students with some possible disruptions at the beginning of every academic year which can claim an effort which may be second to none in the world.Read more...