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Closing the Gender Gap In Education, By Adetola Salau

Teachers should remain observant of the various ways that their own biases could affect their pedagogical methods in their teaching of both genders. They must equally contend with other influences apart from themselves. A lot of times, parents and other family members hold their female relatives back from being all…
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Preparing African Educational Systems For Blockchain Technology, By Adetola Salau

 Education is evolving due to the impact of the Internet. We cannot teach our students in the same manner in which we were taught. Change is necessary to engage students not in the curriculum we are responsible for teaching, but in school. Period. – April Chamberlain The proliferation of the…
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Why It’s Important To Develop Tech Talents In Africa, By Adetola Salau

The learning visits I had in between the conferences that I was a part of, and interviewing high school students, revealed that there is a huge gap in how our students in Africa utilise their education; quite disturbingly, they lack a deep understanding of how the natural sciences and mathematics…
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Teaching STEM To Preschoolers Is Vital, By Adetola Salau

“Children have real understanding only of that which they invent themselves.” - Jean Piaget When I bring up STEM - one of two things happen - either people think of coding/robotics or they think of complex mathematical equations, daunting engineering problems, or complex biological processes. Yet it is different with…
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Why Physical Textbooks Are Becoming Irrelevant In the Educational System, By Adetola Salau

What galls me the most is how easily these textbooks are discarded after each term or school year by most schools. The sheer waste is appalling; all of that paper and the volume of contents within them. Imagine if they were digitised, and are thereby easier to edit and adjust.…
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Empowering Women: A Critical Step To Boosting African Economies, By Adetola Salau

All across the world, there is a direct correlation between female empowerment and economic development. To put it succinctly, companies and societies are more likely to grow and prosper when women gain greater financial independence as wage earners and property owners. When women participate in the economy, everyone benefits. -…
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Getting A Leg Up Through the Science of Learning, By Adetola Salau

Failure is a dirty word to most folks, but when it comes to the science of learning, research shows that failure is necessary. A recent study found that students behaved better in school and felt more assertive when they were told upfront that failure is a normal part of learning,…
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Essential Skills for the Future of Work, By Adetola Salau

Technology has enabled collaboration to go across physical boundaries, and signposts thrilling times ahead. This entails people from across various backgrounds working together, and we need to get our youth ready for this. Working like this would require learning how to form alliances and lead through influence. The important thing…
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How Do We Get Adults To Be As Creative As Five-Year Old Children?, By Adetola Salau

Instructing for the future of work requires that things aren’t done the way they have always been done. Our people have to figure out how to keep the creative juices from childhood intact and remain innovative adults. "The creative adult is the child who survived." - Ursula Leguin A lot…
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