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What can USA and British education systems learn from classrooms in the developing world?

What can the American and British education systems learn from classrooms in the developing world? inc videos

Posted by: Kate Torgovnick May August 14, 2014 at 10:59 am EDT
A group of students in Karakati, India, research the answer to a big question at one location of Sugata Mitra's School in the Cloud. According to Mitra and Adam Braun, there's a lot that Western schools can learn about education from students in India.

Students in Phaltan, India, research the answer to a big question at one of Sugata Mitra’s School in the Cloud labs. According to Mitra and his Microsoft Work Wonders Project partner, Adam Braun, there’s quite a bit that Western schools can learn from classrooms in the developing world.

Adam Braun went to school in the US and now runs a nonprofit that builds schools in Ghana, Laos, Nicaragua and Guatemala. In contrast, Sugata Mitra—the winner of the 2013 TED Prize—went to school in India and now is a professor in the UK, where his research on self-directed learning routinely brings him into elementary schools.
Both of these education activists have seen how typical classrooms function in the Western world, and both have seen how typical classrooms function in the developing world. And both say, the West isn’t always better.Braun and Mitra have teamed up through Microsoft’s Work Wonders Project to bring Mitra’s School in the Cloud learning platform into Braun’s Pencils of Promise schools. As the two pilot their partnership in a school in rural Ghana, we got them together via Skype to talk through a bold question: what can the West learn from the developing world when it comes to education? Their conversation is packed with insights.   Continue reading

Research study: The impact of migration on the reproductive health of women – HELP!

Research study: The impact of migration on the reproductive health of women – HELP!

From: Shamelle Richards: shamelle@uw.edu

 To Guyanese Online: 

Thank you for your help! It is deeply appreciated.

Here is the basic introduction to my project:

I am an undergraduate student researcher in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Washington. My specialization is medical anthropology.

I am currently looking for participants for a research study examining the impact of migration on the reproductive health of women from the English-speaking Caribbean. Studies have shown that immigrants from the non-Hispanic Caribbean have some of the worst pregnancy-related reproductive health outcomes, including an increased risk for pre-term births, low birth weight infants, and gestational diabetes. Women from Guyana and Trinidad are particularly vulnerable.  Continue reading

Hidden miracles of the natural world – Louie Schwartzberg – TED video

Louie Schwartzberg: Hidden miracles of the natural world

Published on Apr 9, 2014 - We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes.

At TED2014, he shares highlights from his latest project, a 3D film titled “Mysteries of the Unseen World,” which slows down, speeds up, and magnifies the astonishing wonders of nature.

Toronto Foundation- Dinner & Dance flyers – September 13, 2014

“Helping to Feed and Educate Underprivileged Students in Guyana”

TORONTO FOUNDATION

IN CONJUNCTION WITH

CANADIAN VISION CARE – GUYANA TEAM

CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO OUR

12th ANNIVERSARY – DINNER & DANCE

IN AID OF HELPING TO FEED AND EDUCATE UNDERPRIVILEGED STUDENTS IN GUYANA   … AND

BRINGING THE GIFT OF SIGHT TO THE PEOPLE OF GUYANA BY THE CANADIAN VISION CARE – GUYANA TEAM

Date: Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Place               NEW LOCATION (MISSISSAUGA)

Payal Banquet Hall -3410 Semenyk Crt. Miss. ON Continue reading

CIMBUX: 1st Economic Development Seminar – June 29, 2014

CIMBUX Inc. 1ST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR

 BUXTON/ FRIENDSHIP ON SUNDAY, JUNE 29th 2014.

Attendees at CIMBUX Economic Development Meeting

Attendees at CIMBUX Economic Development Seminar

On Sunday June 29th, 2014 Cimbux Inc. {Committee for the Improvement of Buxton Inc.) held its 1st “Economic Development Conference” at the Friendship Primary School, Friendship Village, East Coast Demerara, Guyana. The theme was “Reviving Buxton/ Friendship Village Economy” and fostering sustainable development for Vigilance, Annandale, and the surrounding villages.

The seminar was sponsored based on the decline in the Social and Economic conditions in the villages over the years. It was coordinated by Mr. Keith Easton- Vice President, of Cimbux Inc. of the U.S.A, and Guyana’s, Mr. Deon Abrams, Educator, Community Activist, and TV host, along with Assistant Co-ordinator, Ms. Yvette Herod, Community Activist and Founder of Toucan 11 Multipurpose club in Buxton. Both persons are honorees of Cimbux Inc. Continue reading

Book: English-Speaking Caribbean Immigrants – by Lear Matthews

Announcing the publication of a new book entitled:

ENGLISH-SPEAKING CARIBBEAN IMMIGRANTS: Transnational Identities

Lear MatthewsBy Lear Matthews.  

Published by University Press of America (Rowman & Littlefield).  

ISBN: 978-0-7618-6202-4.  On Amazon. < click link to look inside the book and order from amazon.com

This book highlights a range of issues relating to the transnational experiences and identity of English Speaking Caribbean Immigrants in the United States, with implications for immigrants in general. Few students of international migration envisioned the changes in migration trends, policies and events that have shaped the immigration process at the onset of the 21st Century. Continue reading

Senior Guyanese Friendship Association – Wine Tour – Niagara – Aug 9, 2014

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The Song of Guyana’s Children & My Native Land – 2 videos

The Song of Guyana’s Children – by Success Elementary School

- view next video…    Continue reading

Update from Moray House Trust: July 2014 – for Guyanese Online

Update from Moray House Trust: July 2014 –

for Guyanese Online

Website: http://www.morayhousetrust.com/

YouTube channel:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6sdaywVZ80fX5QV2-F3E7w

Andrew Snyder, biologist and photographer

Andrew Snyder, biologist and photographer

On Thursday 3rd July, Moray House Trust hosted a slideshow by biologist and photographer, Andrew Snyder. Andrew’s areas of expertise include neotropical herpetology, biogeography and taxonomy and his main field of research is patterns of evolution across Guiana Shield reptiles and amphibians. He is studying for a doctorate in Biological Sciences and has worked in several parts of the hinterland in the last three years for Operation Wallacea and the World Wildlife Fund.

Andrew used a series of photos to illustrate the enormous diversity of plant and animal species in Guyana. This is partly due to the varied nature of Guyana’s landscape.  Continue reading

Guyana Christian Charities requests help for Rev. John O’Conner teaching nurses in Guyana.

Guyana Christian Charities requests help for Rev. John O’Conner teaching nurses in Guyana – tablet computers required

Guyana Christian Charities supports and encourages one of its members, Rev. John O’Connor, who has been teaching at the school of Nursing, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Georgetown since 2002.

He teaches for three months, September through November. For the last several years, he has introduced the McMaster Medical School “Problem Based Learning” method, in which there are no lectures and teachers are guides.

It is the students who set their own learning goals, which they then achieve in student-driven small groups. This methodology is facilitated by student access to the internet. Hence, Rev. John has sought donations so that every first year student can have a good tablet computer.

This year he is again seeking to raise money for these tablets. If you  would like to help, you can make a donation to Guyana Christian Charities (Canada) Inc., marked Mercy/O’Connor or through Canada Helps.

 John may be contacted at: revsx2@gmail.com.”

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