Posts made in October, 2013

The Latest from PACE: Where We Are and Where We’re Heading

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in Blog | 2 comments

This week’s blog is an update for you, the education consultants who are served by PACE. For those of you who are newer to PACE, we hope that this gives you a good big picture of the services offered by PACE. Courses Our most popular course, and the prerequisite for every other course, is Introduction to Education Consulting in Cross-Cultural Settings. The course is broken into three sections in order to accommodate those who travel often and can’t commit to 12 weeks at once. We offer all three sections as independent studies; however, our favorite way for you to take the course is in a...

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Ask Nancy: Exploring Tablets and Apps for Education

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Blog | 5 comments

Nancy Elwood is the co-founder of PACE, and is the executive director of SHARE, where she leads a staff of education consultants serving throughout Europe and Eurasia. Nancy and her husband Mike live in Budapest, Hungary, and have two adult sons. She enjoys opening her home to guests and playing “Words with Friends.” This year, she and her husband celebrate 30 years of ministry in Europe. If you have ventured into the world of education resources for iPad, Android and Windows tablets, you may feel like you did the first time you set foot in a foreign country. It’s new and exciting, yet...

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Roundup of Education Headlines – October 16, 2013

Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

Flipped Classrooms Have you heard of the trend to “flip” traditional classrooms? Flipped classrooms require students to view videos that deliver the primary content of the lesson, and then they go to school to practice application with their teachers and peers. Khan Academy is one of the most-used video tools used for this purpose and is free. And check out this article about how one US school district is implementing this method. Fitness Improves Memory Would you be surprised to learn that a study published last month provides a link between the physical fitness of children and their recall...

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Language Development for MKs

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Blog | 2 comments

Every year, a group of folks gather to discuss TCK education issues at the annual IMKEC (International MK Education Consultation) conference. One of the highlights of the conference this year was Dr. Jan Dormer, who spoke about language learning issues. This week, instead of a blog entry published here on our site, we’re sending you to her article that was published in EMQ in 2009. She tackles the following questions, and even if you’re a veteran consultant, you’ll want to read what she writes here. 1. How will language learning impact academic development? 2. How long does...

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UK University Entrance Issues

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

This information was presented by David Richardson at the IMKEC conference held in London, England in 2007. Entrance for UK passport students Candidates apply through a central agency. Offers are conditional on the outcome of A level examinations. There is a change in attitude toward more university opportunities later in life, not just at 18-22 years old. Explosion in number of universities (91 universities in the UK) Opportunities are also available on the Web (Open University, etc.) Residency rules relating to higher education study and UK fee status Different fees for undergrad and grad...

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