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Scaffolding to Promote Critical Thinking and Learner Autonomy Among Pre-Service Education Students
This study explored the use of a scaffolding technique in order to develop critical thinking skills and dispositions while using the infusion method of teaching critical thinking within the context of specific subject matter. Two specific skills were examined: the students were asked to compare and contrast Biblical textual stories (analysis) and then to generate abstract categories to describe the elements they had compared (evaluation).The disposition examined was the self-confidence to reason independently, without teacher direction, in order to encourage learner autonomy.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: April 26, 2017
There is a Price to Pay for Having a Price to Pay: Where Should Innovation Live in the Jewish Day School Ecosystem?
As I have indicated before, it will be my intent (in a May blog post) to clarify how Prizmah intends to engage with Jewish day schools in the innovation space. Here, in my penultimate “Innovation Alley” blog post, I’d like to zoom in on how disruption and collaboration function – or don’t – in the Jewish educational ecosystem.
Publication Year: Apr 21, 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: April 26, 2017
Jim Joseph Foundation Announces First-Ever Request for Proposals
The Jim Joseph Foundation is conducting its first-ever Request for Proposals (RFP) in two grantmaking areas: 1) Cohort-Based Educator Professional Development Programs in Jewish Education and 2) Leadership Development for Current and Future Leaders in Jewish Education. This RFP process will begin with submissions of Letters of Interest (LOI). The Foundation views the RFPs as an experiment and an opportunity to identify a diverse group of exceptional programs in these areas. Throughout this process, the Foundation also will continue its previous grantmaking activities.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: April 5, 2017
Will My Child Get a Place? An Assessment of Supply and Demand of Jewish Secondary School Places in London and Surrounding Areas
This study, which was commissioned by Partnerships for Jewish Schools (PaJeS), takes an in-depth statistical look at the demand for places for Jewish secondary schools in London over the past few years, and makes key projections for the future. The report is authored by Institute of Jewish Policy Research (JPR) researchers Dr. Daniel Staetsky and Dr. Jonathan Boyd, and grapples with an issue that has been of growing concern in the London Jewish community for some time.
Publication Year: March 15, 2017     |    Updated in JTEC: April 5, 2017
Introducing Smart Money: Recommendations for an Educational Technology and Digital Engagement Investment Strategy
In just a few days, Jewish philanthropists, foundation professionals and communal leaders will join together in Atlanta at the Jewish Funders Network (JFN) 2017 conference. We will learn, question, and explore a range of topics of import to our collective work. For our foundations – the Jim Joseph Foundation and William Davidson Foundation – JFN 2017 will provide a special opportunity to share and discuss just-released findings from Smart Money: Recommendations for an Educational Technology and Digital Engagement Investment Strategy, a new report based on research conducted by Lewis J. Bernstein and Associates this past year.
Publication Year: March 15, 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: April 5, 2017
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