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February 9, 2019

The Japanese model of education has gained worldwide attention recently, as a system which has simultaneously moved with the modern trends of learning and schooling yet has retained significant traditional practices[1]. Japan has one of the best educated populations in...

July 23, 2018

In an increasingly globalised world, most of the world’s population are bilingual or multilingual (Romaine, 1995). To date, there have been a large number of studies into the benefits and detractions of learning a second language from an early age. For most of the earl...

July 9, 2018

Practical learning, conversation, play. These three concepts underpin the Finnish education system, one of the most successful educational systems in the world. In this article we explore the unique aspects of the Finnish educational model and provide a practical appro...

July 2, 2018

Public speaking. Those two simple words have the power to strike fear into even the strongest amongst us. Speaking in front of an audience truly terrifies a lot of people and can be a genuine fear. But it doesn’t have to be so daunting! There are many tips and tricks t...

June 24, 2018

Has this happened to you before as well? You've spent hours and hours studying, only to get to the exam wondering why the questions are so difficult or ending up receiving a bad mark on the exam anyway? What went wrong you wonder?

My high school Chemistry teacher used t...

June 23, 2018

We’ve all done it before. Sat down with all of the right intentions to study but not known where to start. Or, you’ve gotten off to a good start but run out of motivation half way through.

These occurrences are all too familiar to students. The good news is, there are l...

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