Global Education

Skills for a changing world

Blog Post | Becoming Brilliant, Skills for a Changing World

Critical thinking for college, career, and citizenship

May 26, 2016, Diane F. Halpern

With the amount of information increasing exponentially and new information often replacing what we formerly believed to be true, Diane F. Halpern explains that the twin abilities of learning well and thinking critically are essential skills for students at every level.

  • Podcast

    Ending global poverty: Education and digital technology

    May 25, 2016, Laurence Chandy, Adrianna Pita and Rebecca Winthrop

  • Podcast

    How to get millions learning in the developing world

    April 22, 2016, Jenny Perlman Robinson , Rebecca Winthrop and Fred Dews

  • Interview | DNA of Thought

    March 31, 2016, Rebecca Winthrop

  • In the News

    Education is due to be thought about globally. I think it’s a little harder in the U.S. because there’s a very established, entrenched system, but fresh thinking is useful.

    February 17, 2016, Rebecca Winthrop, Milwaukee Public Radio
  • In the News

    Many girls face a host of disadvantages that combine to impede education — poverty, discriminatory cultural norms, and in some places, militancy.

    February 13, 2016, Rebecca Winthrop, Chicago Tribune
  • Podcast

    Why girls’ education is the world’s best investment

    December 24, 2015, Rebecca Winthrop, Fred Dews and Bill Finan

  • In the News

    When [refugee] children reach their final asylum and enter new schools, their turbulent histories are often hidden by language barriers, privacy concerns, cultural misunderstandings, and stereotypes.

    October 29, 2015, Sarah Dryden-Peterson, Usable Knowledge
  • In the News

    One-third of kids that are out of school live in conflict-affected countries and there are 70 countries around the world, unfortunately and sadly, where kids are being attacked just for going to school, and a number of them are girls.

    October 8, 2015, Rebecca Winthrop, BBC
  • In the News

    What [social impact bonds] are about getting governments and service providers to focus on outcomes, and getting governments to focus on preventative services. It's a lot less risky than business as usual for governments. Billions are spent on social services that we don't know what the outcomes are.

    June 23, 2015, Emily Gustafsson-Wright, CNBC
  • Podcast

    Maysa Jalbout on education challenges in the Arab world

    April 24, 2015, Maysa Jalbout and Fred Dews

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