With youth unemployment still high, John Charlton looks at how corporate responsibility is tackling skills shortages and boosting reputation. There was a time when corporate social responsibility (CSR), comprised a series of well meaning “initiatives” such as cutting company car carbon emissions, painting local schools or a day out of the office volunteering.
The two theories that we have looked at each seek to moderate and direct the corporation by examining the conditions in which a business exists. They each move from these conditions to a requirement either to consider primarily their stockholders or their stakeholders. The next two theories are somewhat different. They see the corporation as an entity with moral obligations that are not connected to the economic obligations that Friedman emphasizes.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
When we think of student engagement in learning activities, it is often convenient to understand engagement with an activity as being represented by good behavior (i.e. behavioral engagement), positive feelings (i.e. emotional engagement), and, above all,
"What makes me enjoy talking the most," explains Milo, a Year 3 student, "is that everybody’s listened to you, and you’re part of the world, and you feel respected and important."
Some of the students who seem least interested in the learning are also some of the most effective students in organizing and orchestrating classroom projects.
These tips are taken from Larry Ferlazzo’s online article “Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do” in the October 2012 Educational
Leadership. Go to www.ascd.org/el1012ferlazzo to read the full article.
Among the many challenges teachers face, often the most difficult is how to engage students who
seem unreachable, who resist learning activities, or who disrupt them for others.
Think about a computing lesson. What’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it a group of children dancing? Probably not. But perhaps it should be.
Flipped learning isn’t a new concept. It means that students are introduced to content at home, usually online, and extend their learning on it in the classroom. But technology now allows teachers to look at the work those students are doing and assess their understanding of it before they get to class, meaning