Friday, December 23, 2016
Monday, December 5, 2016
LinkedIn notified me today that there is a new job by Intel India for the position of Human Resources Director, and I may be interested … See link below for the said, Intel India job.
I thought of applying and what drew my attention was the JR0004465 before the position title. Do you think this the right way to write a job title for such a senior job advert? Do you think any candidate would be interested in knowing the internal, Intel India job code for this position? I guess it is some kind of a job code/job reference number. Not very sure but when we write a position title, we write the level of hierarchy first, followed by the function it manages. But that’s OK.
Neatly written job description through quite top level view and quite airy and over the top responsibilities, often times vague. Surprise comes when you see this Human Resources Director will report to the Senior Manager-Human Resources. This may be an unforced error but serious. I am assuming a Director is a senior position than a senior manager at Intel.
Now, since it asked for applying on company website, I clicked there and come a bigger and foul smelling surprise. Absolutely distasteful and assume very much unlike an Intel.
Click landed me to a page called careesma.in. See below. I do not what this careesma.in is. Ideally apply click should have taken me to a taleo or brassring or directly to Intel career page, etc. Surprised and bit demotivated.
Check the link below-
It says, careesma is the fastest growing jobsite in India. Good to know but extremely surprised Intel is following careesma route to hire top/senior talent!
As if above experience was not enough to douse any enthusiasm to apply, here comes the whimper..
Experience level says 3 to 5 years. Education-MS? What is MS doing in India for a senior HR role? Check snapshot below-
Now, I started enjoying the fun and here next step led me to Apply on Employer Site. I filled details and …
here comes the nemesis! Welcome to the most exciting applicant experience at Intel.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
“What is important for citizens to know and be able to do?” That is the question that underlies the triennial survey of 15-year-old students around the world known as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). PISA assesses the extent to which students near the end of compulsory education have acquired key knowledge and skills that are essential for full participation in modern societies. Since 2000, PISA has been testing students worldwide in the key subjects: reading, mathematics and science. The assessment also collects information on students’ backgrounds and on how their schools are managed in an effort to identify the factors that influence student performance. PISA also regularly introduces new tests to assess students’ skills in other areas relevant to modern life, such as creative problem solving and financial literacy (tested for the first time in 2012) and collaborative problem solving (testing will begin in 2015).
Participants of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment Albania Latvia Algeria Lebanon Argentina Liechtenstein Australia Lithuania Austria Luxembourg Azerbaijan Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of) Belgium Malaysia Brazil Malta Bulgaria Mauritius Canada Mexico Chile Moldova China (People’s Republic of) Montenegro Hong Kong Netherlands Macao New Zealand Shanghai Norway Colombia Panama Costa Rica Peru Croatia Poland Czech Republic Portugal Denmark Qatar Dominican Republic Romania Estonia Russian Federation Finland Serbia France Singapore Georgia Slovak Republic Germany Slovenia Greece Spain Hungary Sweden Iceland Switzerland India- Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Chinese Taipei Thailand Trinidad and Tobago Indonesia Tunisia Ireland Turkey Israel United Arab Emirates Italy United Kingdom Japan United States Jordan Uruguay Kazakhstan Venezuela Korea Miranda Kosovo Vietnam Kyrgyz Republic
Finland Will Become the First Country in the World to Get Rid of All School Subjects
Finland’s education system is considered one of the best in the world. In international ratings, it’s always in the top ten. However, the authorities there aren’t ready to rest on their laurels, and they’ve decided to carry through a real revolution in their school system.
Finnish officials want to remove school subjects from the curriculum. There will no longer be any classes in physics, math, literature, history, or geography.
The head of the Department of Education in Helsinki, Marjo Kyllonen, explained the changes:
“There are schools that are teaching in the old-fashioned way which was of benefit in the beginning of the 1900s — but the needs are not the same, and we need something fit for the 21st century.“
Instead of individual subjects, students will study events and phenomena in an interdisciplinary format. For example, the Second World War will be examined from the perspective of history, geography, and math. And by taking the course ”Working in a Cafe," students will absorb a whole body of knowledge about the English language, economics, and communication skills.
This system will be introduced for senior students, beginning at the age of 16. The general idea is that the students ought to choose for themselves which topic or phenomenon they want to study, bearing in mind their ambitions for the future and their capabilities. In this way, no student will have to pass through an entire course on physics or chemistry while all the time thinking to themselves “What do I need to know this for?”
The traditional format of teacher-pupil communication is also going to change. Students will no longer sit behind school desks and wait anxiously to be called upon to answer a question. Instead, they will work together in small groups to discuss problems.
The Finnish education system encourages collective work, which is why the changes will also affect teachers. The school reform will require a great deal of cooperation between teachers of different subjects. Around 70% of teachers in Helsinki have already undertaken preparatory work in line with the new system for presenting information, and, as a result, they’ll get a pay increase.
The changes are expected to be complete by 2020.
What do you think about all these ideas? We’d love to hear your opinion, so let us know in the comments.
Education in Finland is an education system with no tuition fees and with fully subsidised meals served to full-time students. The present education system in Finland consists of daycare programmes (for babies and toddlers) and a one-year "pre-school" (or kindergarten for six-year-olds); a nine-year compulsory basic comprehensive school (starting at age seven and ending at the age of sixteen); post-compulsory secondary general academic and vocational education; higher education (University and University of applied sciences); and adult (lifelong, continuing) education.
EDUCATING AMERICANS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Why Are Finland's Schools Successful?
The country's achievements in education have other nations, especially the United States, doing their homework
Nearly 30 percent of Finland’s children receive some kind of special help during their first nine years of school. The school where Louhivuori teaches served 240 first through ninth graders last year; and in contrast with Finland’s reputation for ethnic homogeneity, more than half of its 150 elementary-level students are immigrants—from Somalia, Iraq, Russia, Bangladesh, Estonia and Ethiopia, among other nations. “Children from wealthy families with lots of education can be taught by stupid teachers,” Louhivuori said, smiling. “We try to catch the weak students. It’s deep in our thinking.”
“Finland’s historic achievements in delivering educational excellence and equity to its children are the result of a national love of childhood, a profound respect for teachers as trusted professionals, and a deep understanding of how children learn best.”
One of the experts, the famed Professor Howard Gardner of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, told us, “Learn from Finland, which has the most effective schools and which does just about the opposite of what we are doing in the United States. You can read about what Finland has accomplished in ‘Finnish Lessons’by Pasi Sahlberg.”