Learning Catalytics is an interactive student response tool that encourages team-based learning by using students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in interactive tasks and thinking. Says Tamara Minick-Scokalo, head of international for Pearson: Where we can really play a role is in doing more of the total education value chain.” Translated from management jargon into plain English, her statement seems to confirm every critic’s worst fears: Pearson wants to be involved at every stage of education.
We delivered a series of training sessions and workshops to a number of stakeholders in London and New York to communicate the UCD message and ensure everyone understood and bought-in to user-centred design. Through a commitment to public education and the promotion of learning for all, the Foundation believes in enhancing the opportunity for all students to become life-long learners, self assured, respectful and responsible to their community. Today analysts think Pearson controls some 60% of the North American testing market.
Visit our Products & Services sections to learn more about Pearson products that help fuel a love of learning that lasts a lifetime. In the United Kingdom, Pearson VUE works with professional and government bodies, including the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). All of them, though, save money on teachers and claim they still deliver a superior education—even though most research shows that teacher quality is the single most important factor in a student’s education. By the end of the century, Pearson had become a giant whose projects included the Sennar Dam in Egypt, railroads in China, and even a tunnel under the Hudson River in New York City. It’s pursuing this strategy through a venture called the Pearson Affordable Learning Fund.
The Company provides English language schools in China and Brazil; partner schools in Brazil and India; vocational and higher education institutions from Saudi Arabia to South Africa, as well as textbooks and educational software. Most important, all instruction is in English; that’s the number one academic priority the parents I talk to mention.
Aware that education is the single most important pathway to overcoming generational poverty, PEF supports success and perseverance in school for economically disadvantaged students by addressing both the physical, through clothing and nutrition, and the emotional/intellectual through a variety of innovative programs.