Education for Tomorrow

One reads a lot about robots these days, and also about "21st century education", "learning for tomorrow", etc. (If you doubt me, do a search on these terms).  But how far away is "tomorrow" -  a "time that is to come"? The other day this video, "Humans Need Not Apply" from CGP Grey,  came up in my YouTube subscription: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pq-S557XQU The script for this video is at http://www.cgpgrey.com/blog/humans-need-not-apply, and links to all the technology mentioned is on the "About" tab on the YouTube page. Watching ...

Exciting, Cost-Effective Online Workshops from Triple A Learning

Here at Triple A Learning, we are constantly examining ways to extend our resources and workshops to meet the needs of IB schools and I would like to tell you about Triple A Learning workshops running alongside our existing IB-approved online workshops from October 8th, 2012. For fuller details about the content and structure of these workshops, please browse our workshop site by following this link. New Triple A Learning workshops (Scroll down and select Triple A Learning IB Workshops) Our own Triple ...

New workshops available: Triple A Learning’s cost-effective online workshops

Over the last three years, Triple A Learning has trained over 4000 IB teachers on our IB authorised workshops, at both category 1 and category 3. Follow the links below to see the range on offer. Our next session begins on October 8th. Do not miss out on these…book now to update your professional training. Our interactive workshops and resources will help take your career to the next level and support your classroom practice. Our courses cover subject-specific and whole-school topics ...

The must-see museum list

Whether you are staying put or are a Northern Hemisphere teacher off on holiday, it may be time to take a break and visit a museum. Museums give us insight into culture and society and may also spur on some creative teaching ideas. Please chime in with your reflections and suggestions! There are also still many regions on the list not presented –fill them in! As a result of surveying local museum experts, here is the top world list for museum ...

Your morning java & justice…

Prior to continuing on with tourism, I am going to side-step into highlighting an exploding field within anthropology: the study of fair trade. More specifically, there is a great deal of writing on the subject of coffee. Here are three sources to get students thinking about their morning cup… … Krystal D’Costa’s talk on The Anthropology of Coffee. Krystal is now staff blogger for Scientific American, where she also posted on this topic. Sarah Lyon’s Coffee and Community (focused on Mayan communities) ...

Tourism – a little reading for the holidays

Despite a faltering global economy, the UN World Tourism Organization estimates that international tourist arrivals will top one billion in 2012. Moreover, they project that between 35 and 40 percent of these arrivals will involve cultural, archaeological, or heritage tourism in some way, shape, or form. Christian Wells  This week, students in the Northern Hemisphere will write their final examinations. As their pens lift off the paper, their thoughts will inevitably turn to the holidays ahead. With this in mind, I ...

Update on Amber Case

From earliest times, humans had tools like hammers that extended our physical self. Today’s technology extends our mental self. It’s changing the way we experience the world. —Amber Case Each year, National Geographic recognizes visionary individuals who are actively working toward global problem-solving. The recipients do not apply, they are nominated by a panel of experts. This year, Cyborg Anthropologist Amber Case tops the list of 15. Read more here.

Anthropology of political campaigns

Anthropologists have often been involved as part of teams that strategize for political campaign teams. This week, Luhrmann offers a particularly interesting perspective on how the U.S. President Obama might capture more of the evangelical Christian vote.  Luhrmann has studied evangelical Christians for ten years and states that they make up just over a quarter of the American population – a significant portion of potential US voters. She argues that the democrats have not been speaking the right language to reach ...