Category Archives: Education

Time to heed resolutely the alarm raised 35 years ago over an everlasting pandemic in science education

In 1985, we published the two Most Memorable Articles of the year in the American Journal of Physics, raising the alarm over common sense beliefs about physical systems and phenomena that interfere with students’ learning of science and that continue until these days to plague science education like a terminal cognitive pandemic. Critical factors to

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Toward authentic reform of education in Lebanon: The National Education Council

The National Education Council (NEC) is a proposed Lebanese public, autonomous, and independent organism that serves the primary function of upholding formal education as a high quality public good and a significant national investment for the 21st century and beyond. The Council would work in accordance with an explicitly spelled out national policy for education and

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Toward authentic reform of education in Lebanon: A synopsis of major systemic changes

The Lebanese educational system is long due for a major reform under clearly defined vision and broad national policy for education and development that optimally meet local and global realities of the 21st century. The envisioned reform would especially require and bring about new concepts of education, system, governance, pedagogy, school, curriculum, student, teacher, and every

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Differential Convergence Education from Pluridisciplinarity to Transdisciplinarity

Five modalities of differential convergence that may be deployed in the context of any curriculum, including discipline-based curricula, are proposed in a systemic perspective. These are, in increasing order of cohesiveness and productivity, pluridisciplinarity, multidisciplinarity, interdisciplinarity, crossdisciplinarity, and transdisciplinarity, with the last two as ultimate modalities for secondary school and university respectively. Download Full Text

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SCE Taxonomy of Learning Outcomes

Students are empowered for excellence in life under systemic curricula that mandate competencies and systems in the form of learning outcomes spelled out in accordance with SCE taxonomy that resolves certain critical issues in Bloom’s taxonomy. … Download Full Text … Systemic Cognition and Education Taxonomy of Learning Outcomes Systemic Cognition and Education (SCE) is

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