Articles for Education

Same language subtitling in programming could improve reading literacy in children, claims UK campaign “Turn On The Subtitles”

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village A group of major names in UK entertainment, politics and technology has launched a campaign called "Turn On The Subtitles" calling on broadcasters and technology companies to include same language subtitles in all programming. If English-language subtitles were to be run ...

Opportunity@Work and Accenture call on employers to tap into the hidden pool of talent of “Skilled Through Alternative Routes” (STAR) workers

Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village The debate on whether skills training could emerge as a viable and scalable future alternative to college is long standing and heated. There appears to be, however, a mounting consensus that colleges and universities have not come close to keeping up ...

Cambridge Assessment International’s new survey reveals that students want to learn more about climate change in school

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village Over 11.000 students aged 13 to 19 took part in Cambridge International's first ever "Global Perspectives" survey. The results, announced on March 2, reveal that students are keener than ever before to learn about global issues like climate change in ...

UNICEF teams up with PricewaterhouseCoopers to help equip young people around the world with the skills they need to get jobs

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village UNICEF released today the results of an online poll it conducted in February 2020 on 40.000 young people in over 150 countries. The poll revealed the major limitations of current education sytems in preparing young people for the skills needed ...

Report of OECD-GESIS seminar on translating/adapting instruments in large-scale assessments now published

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village   The translation and adaptation of measurement instruments is of vital importance in achieving comparability of data in large-scale assessments. What is meant by "comparability" and how can translations be produced that meet the objectives for comparability? This was the ...

Two recent key international assessments, PISA and ICILS, raise serious concerns about students’ capacity to critically assess information found online

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village   Reading is no longer mainly about extracting information; it is about constructing knowledge, thinking critically and making well-founded judgements". "Students need to be able to read complex texts, distinguish between credible and untrustworthy sources of information, and between fact ...