Ways of Learning?

What comes to your mind when you see the names of Einstein, Michelangelo, Marie Curie, and Napoleon? Was it their country of birth, their gender, their language, their religion, or some other criteria. My research into the lives of amazing people point to a vital factor – their achievements. Walt Disney, Elvis Presley, Coco Chanel, Oscar Schindler and other amazing people are are recognized by what they achieved. In short,…

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19 June, 2014
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Multi Media Museums

To assess new developments in multi- media applications, I took myself on a tour of museums and expos . From the traditional art galleries to the new interactive science expos for students, it was a fascinating journey. On the way, I travelled through history and into the future. On balance, too many of the exhibits were passive and old style. Only about 20% had invested in the modern multi-media exhibits…

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9 February, 2014
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Can You Make Yourself More Intelligent?

When I was just 11 years of age, I had to take an educational exam. There were lots of puzzles and logical (but to me not so logical) problem solving exercises.  It was part of the process for choosing who would go to the grammar school (mainly a place for students perceived as having academic potential and professional career opportunities). The rest were sent to the school where the focus was…

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16 October, 2013
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How Did The Beatles Learn?

Can you learn by acting a role? An interesting study has just been made that shows  role plays and drama classes  in  school has the potential to help students learn more effectively and learn improved life skills. The article in the Journal of Education Psychology says that students learn more when they take on roles. Our own research, in schools, on the lives of amazing people supports that. We have shown  students the videos…

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12 October, 2013
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Amazing Explorers

Christopher Columbus, Marco Polo, Captain James Cook are legends for their historic voyages. Their travels took them many years to complete. Now, in a jet plane, we can travel to the other end of the globe in just over a day. Also, at the click of a button on our computer, we can connect instantly with someone in their own home and have the equivalent of a personal TV channel…

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8 October, 2013
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Amazing People TV

Galileo could see the stars, but he would have been amazed by television. Leonardo da Vinci dreamt of flying machines, yet he never viewed videos. It is less than 90 years from the day that the incredible innovator John Logie Baird proved that pictures could ‘fly’ through the air. Now, most children and many adults  take television for granted. But, there are astounding new developments emerging. More and more people are…

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29 September, 2013
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