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Coronavirus - Cambridge IGCSE the latest international school exams to be cancelled amid pandemic

Following up from last week’s announcement on the cancellation of the Cambridge CIE exams here is an article from the SCMP discussing the announcement. Exams for an international curriculum taught by more t . . .

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Five-year-olds who use technology more have higher literacy scores, study finds

Chalkface has been reporting on the global debate about screen time effects on children and the use of electronic devices at schools from around the globe. Therefore this article from The Independent brings s . . .

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Edexcel International A-levels and International GCSE exams cancelled

Edexcel International A-Levels & International GCSEs exams will not run in May/June (Official announcement from Pearson Edexcel). From Pearson Edexcel: COVID-19 is impacting our lives in many ways and the si . . .

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Getting toddlers 'thinking' is more important than learning numbers, study shows

It’s natural to think that mathematics is primarily about numbers. In school, we first learn how to recite numbers and then spend considerable time writing them down and manipulating them on paper. Of course . . .

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A perfect time to end our STEM obsession - three ideas for teaching critical thinking at home during (and after) the Coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has put a dramatic pause on life as we know it. Recommendations for social distancing have forced school closures impacting millions of children. These unprecedented times put school syste . . .

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When social workers helped to ban child marriage, suddenly girls had a future

ChalkFace is been drawing attention to recent articles aimed at improving access to education for girls. The article from The Guardian highlights World Social Work Day, and is an uplifting piece about how soc . . .

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Coronavirus - mainland Chinese students to miss DSE examination in Hong Kong, with trouble over visa extension caused by quarantine measures

It is always sad to see children’s educational opportunities disrupted. During these difficult times this article from the SCMP makes all of us here at ChalkFace feel for these students who have studied . . .

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Official Announcement from CIE on cancellation of exams for May/June 2020

https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/news/news-details/view/update-from-cambridge-international-on-may-june-2020-exams-20200323/ Here is a link to the CIE website announcing the cancellation of exams for this e . . .

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