Miranda Yeoh

Miranda Yeoh
SEAMEO RECSAM · RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

PhD in Education

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Introduction
I am a Malaysian. Here, good students are channeled to hard sciences, so my first degree is in Biochemistry/Biology. After teaching several years in school, I did my Masters and PhD in Education. Now I teach Biology at Kolej Matrikulasi Selangor. I apply my knowledge in science and social sciences. Current research areas are Innovative Teaching, Collaborative learning, Motivation, SDL. I AM INTERESTED IN COLLABORATION (STEM, MEDICINE, SCIENCES), I LEARNED ENGLISH FROM 2 YEARS.
Additional affiliations
February 2017 - present
SEAMEO RECSAM
Position
  • RnD specialist
Description
  • I'm involved in several research projects, besides some training work, for RECSAM. I will record these on RG when the time is right. Thanks to RG and colleagues that collaborate with me on various projects.
June 2010 - August 2016
Independent Researcher
Independent Researcher
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
May 2000 - March 2003
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Field of study
  • Education Psychology

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The aim of the study was to evaluate our practice of self-directed learning (SDL) among pre-university students in Malaysia. Respondents provided data on their previous school learning experiences besides present SDL experiences in college. We carried out exploratory factor analysis based on the school data. We did a confirmatory factor analysis us...
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Science is for all students in all countries; and this is a principle of equity. An explicit aim of science education is to create a high level of scientific literacy so that students have a greater understanding of science content knowledge that is associated with life, the physical world and earth sciences. As 21 st century citizens, it is essent...
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This study examines the experiences of how a sample of 30 researchers in Europe and Asia express their perceptions, describe their experiences and navigate the challenges of predatory publishing. Most of the respondents commented on lack of experience of researchers and also the desire for quick publishing as reasons why inexperienced researchers u...
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Problem-based Learning (PBL) is practised in Malaysian universities, but it is rarely carried out in Malaysian secondary schools. Hence SEAMEO RECSAM conducts PBL courses on a regular basis, to introduce teachers to PBL. The 32 respondents of this study were selected from a large group of Malaysian teachers who had attended the 2017 STEM Workshops...
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In this paper, the authors discussed that 21 st century education outcomes should include the components of 4Cs: critical thinking, creativity, the ability to communicate clearly, and to be collaborative. Higher order thinking skills (HOTS) include transfer of learning in another context or situation, critical thinking and problem-solving. 21 st ce...
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The module discusses the fact that Entrepreneurship is a 21st century skill that can be learned. Entrepreneurship comprises of various values and sub-skills that a science student would develop to become a successful social entrepreneur. Learning science is not just for scientific literacy, and building up scientists for the nation, but may be exte...
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This is an address to my organization, SEAMEO RECSAM. For the first time, the audience is made to understand WHY I am passionate to contribute to a needy world through my research.
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This is the full text for https://www.researchgate.net/publication/321237613_Developing_entrepreneurship_skills_in_the_secondary_science_classroom
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This is a follow up to the presentation based on a research: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320613811_CREATIVE_TEACHING_AIDS_SCIENCE_TOYS_ARE_US This new proposal was written based on the primary school science syllabus that includes electricity. (However, at this moment the project is frozen.)
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The research project will facilitate the current implementation of 21st Century Education in schools in Penang. It is hoped that this project will help students acquire knowledge and experiences about entrepreneurship, resourcefulness, critical and innovative thinking in students. These are a subset of skills and competencies necessary for learners...
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The research project will study the current implementation of 21st Century Education in schools in Penang. It is hoped that this project will discover ways in which the curriculum and co-curriculum activities may be directed to engage students to achieve 21st Century student outcomes, through acquiring skills and knowledge students need to succeed...
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Although Entrepreneurship education is already in the curriculum of Malaysian public universities, it is not yet provided in Malaysian secondary schools. The paper aims to discuss how teenagers in secondary schools may acquire entrepreneurial skills through early and persistent exposure to entrepreneurship activities, by embedding entrepreneurship...
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I had 4 hours to facilitate Problem based learning for a sample of 32 science and math teachers from various states in Malaysia. We discussed on how they would facilitate STEM issues; and then we proceeded to education problems in the 21st century. We should use our subject content and some time in class to develop 21st century skills, in an era wh...
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This presentation is a two way discussion with schools teachers in Penang, Malaysia, concerning the components of pedagogical content knowledge, and what we can work on to improve ourselves as teachers who should facilitate the development of each of our students in the k-economy of the 21st century . We have a major role to engage our students and...
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The author presented a lesson plan at a seminar workshop ”Building the spirit of entrepreneurship through science education”, held on 15-16 February 2017. After the seminar the lesson plan was refined.
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This CNY presentation was carried out at the official celebration of Chinese New Year in February 2017. It is of great value to remind ourselves of out multi-cultural roots as a result of our history, as Malaysians. We must continue to pursue unity, while we value our rich multi-ethnic culture.
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This paper was presented at SEAMEO RECSAM Penang. The participants were Year 10 students from Brawijaya Smart School, Indonesis.
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This paper reports a second occasion of using music mnemonics to facilitate students’ learning. It has an added aim of improving the research design that was used by the researcher in 2012. Learning Biology requires students to master declarative knowledge and procedural knowledge. English is the medium of instruction in the matriculation college b...
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The present world of academia is fraught with challenges, and researchers face ethical issues in publishing. We are investigating issues connected with this.
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A scholar doesn't shut down. For a scholar, the completion of service at one venue is the beginning at another. On Quality Day 16-05-24, I received the Gold Award for my research and publishing activities. The other is for being a good teacher, facilitator, and friend.
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Music is a combination of seven basic elements, i.e., melody, harmony, rhythm, form, texture, dynamics, and timbre, although not all of these elements have to be present in the same degree (1). Although music, on its own, is not a language, this does not negate that music has meaning (1, 2). This inherent meaning is brought out clearly when music i...
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This presentation was at the invitation of the Head of matriculation division, Dr Zainal Aalam. The top officials were present at this intellectual discourse on 11 January 2016, at E15 Matriculation Division, Ministry of Education, Putrajaya, Malaysia.
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Most of the literature on mnemonics showed that mnemonics may facilitate learning and recall of respondents of different age groups. Matriculation students in Malaysia learn Biology in English, a non-native language, and they have difficulty in recalling the facts and the correct order of events. DNA replication is a key biological process requirin...
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The motivation of 19 year old Matriculation students to learn Biology was investigated within the framework of the social cognitive theory. One hundred and forty three students responded on the Science Motivation Questionnaire II (SMQII) on motivation components that included intrinsic motivation, self-efficacy, self-determination, career motivatio...
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This is a video recording of the musical mnemonics that I used to facilitate the learning of the Lac Operon among my students. 95% of my students do not come from homes where English is the mother tongue. This song helps them to remember the facts and the sequence of how to discuss the Lac Operon.
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This is the video recording that I used to enable students recall DNA replication easily and accurately in English.
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This study was carried out in response to the announcement of the reversal of the ETeMS policy (English in the Teaching of Mathematics and Science) which had been practiced by teachers in Malaysia since 2003. The Ministry of Education took a drastic approach in gradually halting this controversial policy for several related reasons, namely the poor...
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Aim: To identify the factors associated with depression among elderly patients attending a primary health care clinic in Malaysia. Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted on patients aged 60 years and above in Klinik Kesi-hatan Butterworth, Seberang Perai Utara, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia from April to September 1999. The Geriatric Depression Sc...
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This study aims to investigate young people's attitudes towards death and to discover from them the causes for high incidences of suicide among teenagers. A non-probability sampling and a mix method of survey were used. A total of 270 youths aged 15 – 24 from various schools, colleges and hospitals in West Malaysia participated in this study. SPSS...
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The English Language has always played a significant role in Malaysia's quest of becoming a developed nation. Despite this, the English proficiency level of Malaysian students is far from satisfactory. What are the reasons for this? Motivational studies have shown that Malaysian students realise the importance of English for their future developmen...
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ABSTRAK Kertas kerja ini menggariskan kecenderungan saintifik dan kemajuan dalam penyelidikan tumbuhan ubatan di Malaysia pada lima dekad yang lepas. Pada mulanya minat utama program penyelidikan ialah kajian fitokimia yang membawa kepada penemuan sebatian bioaktif sebagai templet untuk menghasilkan calon dadah baru. Ketika pasaran ubatan herba di...
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Background: Diabetes mellitus is a common and serious metabolic disorder throughout the world. Search for newer drugs continues because the existing synthetic drugs have several limitations and side effects. Traditional plants have been used throughout the world for the treatment of diabetes. Objective: The present study is an attempt to list of th...
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Learning Biology involves mastering declarative knowledge and mastering procedural knowledge. The ‘Light-dependent Reactions of Photosynthesis’ is a topic requiring procedural knowledge. Students have to remember the facts of the light-dependent reactions. They must also remember the order in which the steps of the reaction occur. Students of Malay...
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1. Introduction Our existing knowledge is encoded as 'constructs' and stored in our brain. New learning is not understood unless it is connected to existing concepts, knowledge, and experience. New knowledge has to be linked to existing knowledge by the learner, and constructivism links are stronger if they involve recent, vivid, engrossing, and mu...
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1. Introduction Our existing knowledge is encoded as 'constructs' and stored in our brain. New learning is not understood unless it is connected to existing concepts, knowledge, and experience. New knowledge has to be linked to existing knowledge by the learner, and constructivism links are stronger if they involve recent, vivid, engrossing, and mu...
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Learning Biology involves mastering declarative and procedural knowledge. Electron Transport Chain of Respiration is a topic requiring procedural knowledge. Matriculation students learn Biology in English, not their first language; as such students have difficulty recalling the facts. This project aimed to help students remember the facts correctly...
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Malaysian students need to be skillful in both English and Malay in this global era. Matriculation students learn Biology in English, and they have difficulty in remembering the facts. Musical mnemonics were used to enable the students remember the facts of the process of Transcription of RNA correctly; and in the right order. The medians for the e...
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Cronbach alpha Variance Cronbach alpha Variance Cronbach alpha Variance F1: Teacher was knowledgeable and organized. (8 items) .93 10.3 .902 23.898 .909 26.625 F2: Teacher clarified time on task and communicated high expectations. (10 items) .89 10.0 .884 29.929 .924 36.305 F3: Teacher encouraged active learning (3 items) .74 6.3 .805 4.417 .829 3....
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Table 2 Means and standard deviations (SD) of student's experiences of SDL in school and in college Factor (F) This study (School) This study (College: KMS) Mean SD Mean SD F1: Teacher was knowledgeable and organized. (8 items, minimum = 0, maximum = 32) 23.59 4.889 27.11 5.160 F2: Teacher clarified time on task and communicated high expectations....
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Figure SDL 2014 research, based on Bandura's Social Learning Theory/ Cognitive Theory
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Malaysian students need to be skillful in both English and Malay in this global era. Matriculation students learn Biology in English, and they have difficulty in remembering the facts. Musical mnemonics were used to enable the students remember the facts of the process of Transcription of RNA correctly; and in the right order. The medians for the e...
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Malaysian students need to be skillful in both English and Malay in this global era. Matriculation students learn Biology in English; this is not their first language. As such students have difficulty in remembering the facts. Musical mnemonics were used to enable the students remember the facts of the process of Protein Synthesis: Translation corr...
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Malaysian students need to be skillful in both English and Malay in this global era. Matriculation students learn Biology in English, not their first language; as such students have difficulty in remembering the facts. Musical mnemonics were used to enable the students remember the facts of the process of Protein Synthesis: Translation correctly; a...
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Learning Biology involves mastering declarative and procedural knowledge. Glycolysis (sugar-splitting) is a topic requiring procedural knowledge. Matriculation students learn Biology in English, but this is not their first language. This project aims to help students remember the facts correctly; and in the right order. Independent samples t-test s...
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Malaysian students need to be skillful in both English and Malay in this global era. Matriculation students learn Biology in English; this is not their first language. As such students have difficulty in remembering the facts. Musical mnemonics were used to enable the students remember the facts of the process of Protein Synthesis: Translation corr...
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Malaysian students need to be skillful in both English and Malay in this global era. Matriculation students learn Biology in English, not their first language; as such my students have difficulty in remembering the facts. Musical mnemonics were used to enable my students remember the facts of the Calvin Cycle of Photosynthesis correctly; and in the...
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Learning Biology involves mastering declarative knowledge and mastering procedural knowledge. The Calvin Cycle is a topic requiring procedural knowledge. Students have to remember the facts; and also the order in which the steps of the process occur. The students of Matriculation Colleges learn Biology in English, but English is not the first langu...
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Learning Biology involves mastering declarative knowledge and mastering procedural knowledge. The Calvin Cycle is a topic requiring procedural knowledge. Students have to remember the facts; and also the order in which the steps of the process occur. The students of Matriculation Colleges learn Biology in English, but English is not the first langu...
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Learning Biology involves mastering declarative and procedural knowledge. Glycolysis (sugar-splitting) is a topic requiring procedural knowledge. Matriculation students learn Biology in English, but this is not their first language. This project aims to help students remember the facts correctly; and in the right order. Independent samples t-test s...
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Learning Biology involves mastering declarative knowledge (or facts) and mastering procedural knowledge (or how to carry out a process). Krebs Cycle [or Tricarboxylic Acid/ TCA Cycle] is a topic requiring procedural knowledge. Students have to remember the facts; and they must remember the order in which the steps of the reaction occur. The student...
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Learning Biology involves mastering declarative knowledge (or facts) and mastering procedural knowledge (or how to carry out a process). Krebs Cycle (or Tricarboxylic Acid/ TCA Cycle) is a topic requiring declarative and procedural knowledge. Students have to remember the facts; and they must remember the order in which the steps of the reaction oc...
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This data-set is added to supplement my conference proceeding on the same topic; to accommodate new information that I have learned. (A scholar goes on learning, unlearning and relearning, or accommodating new info.)
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A survey investigated music preferences of 436 teenage students from four pilot schools offering music education in the Klang valley, using 24 brief music excerpts, six each of ethnic-related Malaysian music, pop, rock and western art music. Music students (n = 205) had higher preference means for all four genres as compared to non-music students (...
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Learning Biology involves mastering declarative and procedural knowledge. Electron Transport Chain of Respiration is a topic requiring procedural knowledge. Matriculation students learn Biology in English, not their first language; as such students have difficulty recalling the facts. This project aims to help students remember the facts correctly;...
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Learning Biology involves mastering declarative and procedural knowledge. Glycolysis (sugar-splitting) is a topic requiring procedural knowledge. Matriculation students learn Biology in English; not their first language. This project aims to help students remember the facts correctly; and in the right order. Independent samples t-test showed that m...
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Learning Biology involves mastering declarative and procedural knowledge. Electron Transport Chain of Respiration is a topic requiring procedural knowledge. Matriculation students learn Biology in English, not their first language; as such students have difficulty recalling the facts. This project aims to help students remember the facts correctly;...
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Learning Biology involves mastering declarative and procedural knowledge. Glycolysis (sugar-splitting) is a topic requiring procedural knowledge. Matriculation students learn Biology in English; not their first language. This project aims to help students remember the facts correctly; and in the right order. Independent samples t-test showed that m...
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This paper reports on a study that examined the effectiveness of cooperative learning (CL) as compared to individualistic learning. The subject matter tested was a topic of Biology i.e. ‘Expression of Biological Information’. An earlier quiz had showed that the subjects from both groups were not significantly different in terms of test performance....
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Malaysian students need to be skilful in both English and Malay in this global era. Matriculation students learn Biology in English, not their first language; as such my students have difficulty in remembering the facts. Musical mnemonics were used to enable my students remember the facts of the Calvin Cycle of Photosynthesis correctly; and in the...
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Malaysian students need to be skilful in both English and Malay in this global era. Matriculation students learn Biology in English, not their first language; as such my students have difficulty in remembering the facts. Musical mnemonics were used to enable my students remember the facts of the Calvin Cycle of Photosynthesis correctly; and in the...
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Learning Biology involves mastering declarative knowledge (or facts) and mastering procedural knowledge (or how to carry out a process). Krebs Cycle [or Tricarboxylic Acid/ TCA Cycle] is a topic requiring procedural knowledge. Students have to remember the facts; and they must remember the order in which the steps of the reaction occur. The student...
Conference Paper
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Learning Biology involves mastering declarative knowledge (or facts) and mastering procedural knowledge (or how to carry out a process). Krebs Cycle [or Tricarboxylic Acid/ TCA Cycle] is a topic requiring procedural knowledge. Students have to remember the facts; and they must remember the order in which the steps of the reaction occur. The student...
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A survey investigated music preferences of 436 teenage students from four pilot schools offering music education in the Klang valley, using 24 brief music excerpts, six each of ethnic-related Malaysian music, pop, rock and western art music. Music students (n = 205) had higher preference means for all four genres as compared to non-music students (...
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Abstract in English is on pages ii and iii. Abstract in the national language is on pages iv and v. Please refer. Thanks.
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A survey investigated music preferences of 436 randomly selected teenage students from four pilot schools offering music education in the Klang valley, using 24 brief music excerpts, six each of ethnic-related Malaysian music, pop, rock and western art music. Preferences of KBSM Music students (n=205) were compared to those of non-music students (n...
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Preferences were investigated of a sample of teenage students for ethnic-based and non ethnic-related Malaysian, and the effects of selected listener characteristics: familiarity and musical training. Ten excerpts of ethnic-based Malaysian music and twenty excerpts of non ethnic-related music comprising ten popular music excerpts and ten Western ar...
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A listening test was carried out to investigate music preferences of 35 randomly selected teenage students using 24 brief music excerpts, six each of ethnic-related music, pop, rock and western art music. The results showed students' significant preference for non ethnic-related music, especially the commercial pop/rock genres, over ethnic-related...
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Abstract in English is on pages xv and xvi. Please refer. Thanks.
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This review is a section within a thesis entitled " Music Preferences of Undergraduates in a Multi-musical Country ". Music preference is a listening response that indicates the degree of liking/disliking a music stimulus at a certain point in time. It may be a spontaneous reaction and does not necessarily involve aesthetic/cognitive processes. The...

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We are humans, and not just work machines; and there are occasions that we celebrate. This project will help us to know and understand the cultures of our friends on RG. I do invite you to get on this project. (I will add to this project from time to time.)
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The aim of this project is to share ideas, research, data etc., on Transversal Competencies (21st century education). This includes Critical and Innovative Thinking (of which Entrepreneurship is an element), Global Citizenship, and other sectors that will be named and added....
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The aim of the project is to facilitate teachers to plan and deliver quality lessons, that will stimulate the development of HOTS in students.