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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 […]

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Cultural Change

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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 […]

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