Month: April 2016

Human psychology: Why do we have equivalents of bogeyman in so many countries around the world?

Bogeyman (also spelled bogieman, boogeyman, or boogie man) is a common allusion to a mythical creature in many cultures used by adults to frighten chi ...
Rock music and hearing loss – to quote Who singer Roger Daltrey: “We’re all going deaf. We’re all wearing hearing aids”

Rock music and hearing loss – to quote Who singer Roger Daltrey: “We’re all going deaf. We’re all wearing hearing aids”

From the interview:How’s your hearing?My hearing’s dreadful. We’re all going deaf. We’re all wearing hearing aids. No it’s true. I suggest to everybod ...

Earth Day on Google Maps

Earth Day on Google Maps - some great panoramic images here:https://www.google.com/maps/about/treks/#/gridEarth Day is an annual event, celebrated on ...
Going grey, staying skilled

Going grey, staying skilled

by Marco PaccagnellaAnalyst, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECDThe population is “greying” in most advanced countries as well as in some devel ...
How well are teachers doing in solving problems using ICT?

How well are teachers doing in solving problems using ICT?

by Dirk Van DammeHead of the Innovation and Measuring Division, Directorate for Education and SkillsIf one were to ask ministers of education what the ...

Prince, June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016

"Prince recorded the great majority of his music entirely on his own, playing every instrument and singing every vocal line." - NYTimes."Musicians who ...
Colombia’s moment of truth

Colombia’s moment of truth

by Andreas SchleicherDirector, Directorate for Education and SkillsColombia now has an historic opportunity to end one of the world’s longest-running ...
Making literacy everybody’s business

Making literacy everybody’s business

by Andreas SchleicherDirector, Directorate for Education and SkillsWhile poor literacy skills severely limit people’s access to better-paying and more ...
Governing complex education systems

Governing complex education systems

by Tracey BurnsAnalyst, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECDFlorian KoesterConsultant, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECDWhat models of ...
How far from the tree does the leaf fall?

How far from the tree does the leaf fall?

by Antonio VillarThomas J. Alexander Fellow & Universidad Pablo de Olavide High and Low performers in advantaged and disadvantaged students (OECD ...