STEM Videos for China

CLWB is delighted to announce the publication of STEM ‘Master Class’ videos for Pearson China. Working to Pearson’s Project STEM template, CLWB created 5.5 hours worth of instructional material which is sold with Pearson’s Project STEM books in China. CLWB worked with Park House School, and Kintbury St Mary’s CE Primary School, Berkshire, UK to create the videos. The videos are… Read More

Building Bridges in China

We’re absolutely delighted to be working with Pearson China on a STEM project. In June we delivered a three-day STEM training session for Pearson staff at their headquarters in Beijing. The focus of the three days was engineering and design skills, and implementation planning. Key areas of interest were 21st Century Skills and modern careers. Practical activities included designing and… Read More

Goodbye CV?

  To what extent does a CV reflect someone’s appropriateness for a job? How much does it cost recruiters to read and select candidates from piles of CVs? How much effort and cost goes into developing the optimal resume? This year in China, 33,000 graduates applied for 70 places on the French cosmetics company L’Oreal’s… Read More

New Zealand and China – new approaches to school buildings

Second of two guest blogs by Dr Paul Kelley In my last blog I considered the ambitious plans of New Zealand to use Ultra-Fast Broadband to bring better education to all its citizens.  Part of New Zealand’s Inquiry into the implementation of 21stCentury learning is linked to consideration of school buildings. Both New Zealand and… Read More

2012 – The Year of Constructive Disruption?

This article is a personal perspective of the key Education Technology trends that we can expect to see in 2012. Whilst not expecting anything as apocalyptic as the Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar theory, my belief is that the world of education technology will see new and powerful disruptive forces in 2012. Whilst there are certainly… Read More

Transforming Schooling in Old Buildings – “New Wine in Old Bottles”

A question that I get asked constantly is “how do we implement change in ordinary ‘factory schooling’ buildings”? Last week I was fortunate enough to be able to visit the Cornwallis Academy in Kent in the UK where they are part way through transforming out of the factory schooling model into something much more effective. Whilst, clearly,… Read More

China Ministry of Education and Microsoft Conference on ICT

It was a real pleasure to deliver a keynote at the “International Symposium on Chinese Innovative Educational Informationlization” in Beijing on the 6th May. The conference, the first of its kind in China, was a collaboration between the Ministry of Education and Microsoft. In total, 250 leaders from states, universities and other eduation institutions attended the two day event. The speech summarised much of… Read More