As countries report on the growing disengagement of students, bringing students into the educational process becomes a focus of attention for policy-makers and educators. What is student engagement, why are students disengaged, and how can we engage the disengaged?
Perhaps everybody who ever studied a foreign language remembers the impersonal dialogues and phrases many textbooks still contain. But did it ever occur to you to do something about it? Well, please note that somebody has actually done something to remedy the situation. We at YT have the pleasure to introduce you two young high school students, Jakub Jan Fiala and Ondřej Kočan, who, not being satisfied with the quality of their English textbooks at their high school, took a decision two years ago to create their own book. What was their journey, and where does the Improve Yourself English student’s book stand today? Scroll down and find out the answer to this and many more questions.
This week’s digest of opportunities for youth includes volunteer opportunities at the Winter Olympics 2018 in South Korea, an arts- and architecture-related research scholarship at the Sir John Soane’s Museum, London; Full Scholarships for Graduate Studies in the UAE; and scholarships for the Executive Education Training Program in China.
The beginning of a new year is a great time to start getting ready for the upcoming academic year in advance. It is especially relevant for those who are deciding whether to stay in their home countries or set out for an adventure abroad. Below you will find a digest of up-to-date opportunities for graduates to continue their education in Europe, Asia and Australia.
University of Edinburgh opened applications for its Excellence Scholarship program. Scholarships are applicable on Summer School courses lasting 2-4 week and available to students who can display evidence of outstanding academic merit. Deadline to apply is March 31.
Since colleges and universities can be expensive and can take too much time, many people would rather choose online courses for popular occupations such as IT or marketing. Many of these online students find jobs soon they finish their courses. Even if online courses often can’t be compared with college and university degrees, still many people choose to get any knowledge they can via the internet rather than no knowledge at all.
International students are welcome to apply for 2017 Shanghai University new international student scholarship. Scholarship includes waiver of tuition fee, accomodation, monthly stipend and health insurance. Deadline to apply is April 15th.
Asia Exchange and Udayana University are inviting young people from all over the globe to apply for the Summer School 2017 in Bali. It is international 4-week summer school, which suits students from all backgrounds. In 2017 the semester dates for Bali Summer School (BSS) are July 31st to August 27th. Deadline to apply is April 30th, 2017.
Journalists who use Facebook in their work and that want to learn about the tools and service of this social media, can access free e-learning courses. Facebook has launched an online training for journalists.
It is obvious by now that the Age of the Millennials has begun. The largest generation ever recorded in human history is expected to take over the global consumer market in the years just ahead. Asian Millennials currently represent 45 percent of the overall population of that region, and by 2020 it is expected that 60 percent of all Millennials will live in Asia. Having in mind that this region is one of the most important economic centers in the world, how will this generational shift affect the global market, and will Asian companies continue to grow or will the unusual lifestyle that Millennials promote have a negative impact on Asia’s development?