Opinion

Is STEM a New Way of Doing Maths?, By Adetola Salau

Mathematics is an integral part of STEM, yet we need to be careful not to neglect the full development of students’ mathematical understanding in order to integrate STEM “activities” into an already overpacked curriculum. Without mathematics, there's nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is…
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Opinion

Three Critical Components for Successful Education Reform, By Adetola Salau

With these three forces intersecting — logical policies, development of execution capabilities, and political will — student learning will dramatically improve. Education reform has as its main purpose to make sure that the education delivered is of quality. - Enrique Pena Nieto Currently we have a lot of students in…
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Opinion

Creating a Dynamic Atmosphere for Learning and Innovation, By Adetola Salau

Creativity needs to be fostered everywhere, rules need to be broken, inspiration needs to be drawn from going outside the box (and back inside at times) and relevance of the real essence of education elicited from our students themselves as they become key stakeholders of their own education. Do the…
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Opinion

Development of Early Childhood Brain Matters, By Adetola Salau

There are successful interventions that affect cognitive development positively early, and these reflect changes in brain development. Programmes that work on the introduction of stimulation to development to infants at high risk of developmental delays, because of poverty or low birth weight, have produced improvements in cognitive and motor skills.…
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Opinion

Is Virtual Reality (VR) a Bonus to Education?, By Adetola Salau

Now some science teachers state that VR enables a deeper understanding of subjects such as biology and anatomy, where students need to grasp the inner workings of cells and organs that are not visible to the human eye. Currently there are new virtual reality tools in the educational sector. Yet,…
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Opinion

Accepting that Mistakes Are Human As a Powerful Induction To Learning, By Adetola Salau

...in keeping with a growth mindset, students began to see errors as a path to learning rather than humiliation. At a school, a teacher shared students’ errors anonymously with the class. It enabled the students to get bolder about saying ‘That’s my mistake! Let me talk about what I did…
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Opinion

Employers Should Scale Up On Schools’ Trainings To Build Future Employees, By Adetola Salau

To ensure that our corporate bodies hire our young ones, we must encourage them to invest in training, coaching, and mentoring programmes to support their talent base. Not since the digital revolution in the early '90s has technology placed such a comprehensive burden on business, employees and individuals to reinvent…
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Opinion

Revitalising Our Learning Systems for Future Readiness, By Adetola Salau

We desire for our children (our students) to develop while achieving academic success, personal growth and responsibility to their communities and the globe in general. They should be able to positively influence others in the local community towards this too. Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one…
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