Tag: culture

  • Reverend Doctor vs. Peer Learning

    I have been thinking about the effect of culture on education, particularly how a society’s power distance changes how people think about and practice learning and teaching. Hofstede defines Power Distance and summarizes the difference it can make. Power Distance: The extent to which the less powerful members of institutions and organizations within a country […]

  • Cultural Change

    In my new role as Curriculum Design Officer for Horizon International Schools, I’ve been thinking about how culture affects education. I’m reading Geert Hoffstede’s classic study Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind, Third Edition. Lately I’ve been mulling over his contention that, There are many things in societies that technology and its products do […]