LONDON, May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A world renowned adviser to governments, presidents and royalty, Professor Chris Imafidon has broken his silence by responding to a request from the Times newspaper of London to write an op-ed on education and human capital development. Professor Imafidon, (https://twitter.com/ChrisImafidon), the patriarch of what BBC and Sky News calls "The world's smartest family," gave a radical blueprint to raise achievement in students of all levels and, backgrounds and gender in an op-ed published in the 10,000th edition of the Sunday Times (http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/annual-testing-brings-out-the-best-in-children-f6ncp7mzb) yesterday. Unlike the recent op-ed by President Barack Obama for the Telegraph, Professor Chris Imafidon's article received universal acceptance.
Writing exclusively in the Times, Professor Imafidon, (who is regarded by Professor William Maxwell of Harvard University) as a world intellectual icon, stated, "Annual national testing as pioneered by the multiple-award winning ExcellenceinEducation.org.uk (https://twitter.com/EIEprogramme) programme should be implemented at every level of learning. This must be research oriented with the twin elements of gamification and regular careful formative examination. This has already produced results superior to the best of PISA results- (the global yardstick for student performance)." Adding that results produced by pilot study of @EIEprogramme demonstrated a transformation of children from the most deprived neighbourhoods to child prodigies and well-rounded professionals, leaders and geniuses who are contributing to society. In the programme, ordinary kids were exposed to a unique form of learning via testing integrated with play and boundary-free assessments. http://www.excellenceineducation.org.uk/
Prof Imafidon reminded parents, pupils and teaching professionals that current brain research demonstrates that every child is a genius and children are naturally competitive and enjoy challenging tasks, including rigorous examinations. The exams can be SATs, High School final exams, undergraduate or postgraduate degree but they are all fundamentally testing short-term memory and logic. A free recent webinar on "exam success without stress" was conducted for parents, and teachers (http://app.webinarjam.net/register/16107/631f599422). This @EIEprogramme is now running in collaboration with many institutions all over the world, including in the UK, Hyde Park School (http://www.hydeparkschool.co.uk/) in central London, and has students in Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham, and in the North America via EIE-Skype-schools in California, New York, Atlanta, and Canada; and in Europe, and parts of Asia, and Africa.
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