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Gender Equality and Development

The main message of this year’s World Development Report: Gender Equality and Development is that these patterns of progress and persistence in gender equality matter, both for development outcomes and policy making. They matter because gender equality is a core … Continue reading

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Development as Freedom

Read In Development as Freedom Amartya Sen explains how in a world of unprecedented increase in overall opulence, millions of people living in rich and poor countries are still unfree. Even if they are not technically slaves, they are denied … Continue reading

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Implications of adopting a Complexity Framework for Development

Read Read also:  Complexity – an appropriate Framework for Development ? Formal  recognition  of  development  as  a  complex adaptive process confers  two  key  benefits.  Firstly,  it  presents  a  theoretical  synthesis  to guide the current strands of change into a more … Continue reading

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Currents of change: Exploring relationships between teaching, learning and development – Participatory and transformative education

“I think participatory education is about transforming people. And transformative education is the process in which we, first of all, challenge power relations in order to create a safe environment so that different voices can emerge and be heard—but we … Continue reading

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Everyday Cognition: Development in Social Context

In Everyday Cognition leading scholars in developmental psychology, cognitive science, and anthropology have joined forces to examine how thinking and cognitive development are influenced by social context. John Seely Brown, Michael Cole, Herbert P. Ginsburg, Patricia Greenfirld, Hugh Mehan, Sylvia … Continue reading

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Supportive systems for continuous and online professional development

Read   We highlight four differences between formal educational systems and supportive systems which have to be taken into account in order to design a system rooted in online environments and social media. These differences are: 1) from pre-produced to … Continue reading

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Curiosity: The Fuel of Development

Curiosity: The Fuel of Development   Children are such curious creatures. They explore, question, and wonder, and by doing so, learn. From the moment of birth, likely even before, humans are drawn to new things. When we are curious about … Continue reading

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The concept of development and the development of concepts. Education and development in Vygotsky’s thinking

Read   A major theme of Vygotsky‘s research in the latter part of his life was the theme of concept formation or conceptual development in child development. He argued that the acquisition ofmature scientific (academic) concepts forms the crowning achievement … Continue reading

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