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Human Capital: How what you know shapes your life by Brian Keeley

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4. Off to School

Formal education is crucial in developing human capital. But schools and colleges are not always as effective as they might be. Poor teaching and outdated teaching methods can limit students’ progress. Education systems also fail to cater for the needs of every student, meaning some get left behind.

By way of introduction...

Wander into the PROTIC classroom at the Les Compagnons-De-Cartier school in Quebec and you might be forgiven for thinking it’s actually a newsroom. Laptop computers sit open on every desk and students are free to walk about and talk to each other about projects they’re working on. Their teacher doesn’t stand at the top of the class but instead moves around the room, spending time with individual students ...

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