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Loving Literature Series: Part 3
Today we share the third instalment of the Loving Literature Series with Jimmy Bowens and Erini Christopoulos. In this episode Jimmy and Erini explore the literature that impacted them significantly during their university years. For Erini it was a dark Shakespeare play that set itself apart and changed her journey, for Jimmy it was Joyce that connected deeply with him and aligned with his artistic inclinations of that period. This episode is an extremely enjoyable listening experience as both Jimmy and Erini have a wonderful knack for setting the scene and transporting the listener back to the era in which the text impacted their life.
Loving Literature Series: Part 2
In the second part of the Loving Literature series Jimmy Bowens and Erini Christopoulos discuss the literature that had the biggest impact on their teenage years. For Jimmy he continued to be drawn to the dark and mysterious pull of the gothic genre. For Erini the dystopian genre stirred her own notion of social justice and political awareness. Get ready for some nostalgia because listening to this podcast will have you looking back fondly to your own teenage years and the literature that had an impact on you and perhaps the path you followed into your adult years.
Loving Literature Series: Part 1
In our current EPisodes series Jimmy Bowens and Erini Christopoulos discuss the literature that has shaped their passion for the written word. In the first EPisode of the series, Jimmy and Erini explore the first books they remember having a significant impact upon them as children and then discuss the books that opened the door for them becoming true independent readers.
Special: EP Global Championships - Insights and Opportunities across the Middle East
In today's special episode Education Perfect's UAE Teacher Consultant, Mel Musgrove and Dubai based Contractor Teacher Consultant, Ravi Sekhon discuss the 2021 Education Perfect Language Championships which took place across 7 days in March this year.
Over 118 million questions were answered by over 200,000 students across the globe! An incredible event!
"Students love a good competition! Who doesn't want to be the global leader, or have the title of the best school in the world against 1,300 other schools that are competing in the competition?"
34: Women in STEM: A Conversation with Lauren Pugh on the Value of Project Based Learning Experiences and the Importance of Curiosity and Exploration for Girls in Education.
STEM teacher and educator Lauren Pugh discusses with Jimmy Bowens her background, education and the way in which developing a curiosity mindset, Kiwi ingenuity and building confidence through the unpacking of answers has enabled her to become a successful woman in STEM.
Lauren talks about the way in which assessment driven outcomes can hinder women or girls in STEM and can create a negative experience for early learners in the field, curiosity and exploration should be the priority as opposed to overall outcome. She explores how communicating how to be confident and have a growth mindset through the traditionally challenging environment of online learning requires project based learning experiences, the weaving of educational objectives with a personal journey, and the proactive fostering of a go-getter attitude in girls.
"I never call STEM Science Technology and Maths. I say it’s a problem-solving mindset, a curiosity mindset. Being in STEM is more about how you think about things, and not necessarily about skills in those areas."
33: 2020 Reflections
"We need to change our perspective of what success means in learning. Students also need to be told that it is okay to fail, that it is about the progression of your knowledge building and that we’re in this together!"
Ben Hilliam, Jimmy Bowens and Philippa Kruger reflect on the last year. The highs and the lows of remote teaching and learning and how teachers around the world have coped with the stress of COVID-19. They also explore the ongoing impact of the global pandemic on our society and on the future of education.
Great positive messages & suggestions on how to move forward with remote learning. Thank you! Stay healthy & strong!