Write an ‘analysis and comment’ style article aimed at a high school age audience about the differences between two high achieving educational systems (Finland and Korea) that employ very different methods of teaching i.e. Finland’s shorter days and fewer exams compared to Korea’s more rigorous exam culture.
The article must be clearly grounded in the field of comparative cognition and culture and should address the theme of passive versus active teaching styles.
Write an article that would be engaging to the general public as if you were a science writer working for The Conversation, The Atlantic or National Geographic.
Explain why the topic is important and place it in a broader context of the scientific literature (with hyperlinks to other journal articles) and/or societal interests/current affairs.
Include 1-3 relevant photos/diagrams/figures.
The writer’s opinion should be articulately made with excellent validation of their argument. The article should be entirely scientifically accurate in its portrayal of information (and is careful regarding anthropomorphism/anthropocentrism etc .) and appropriately referenced. The top line of the article should be clear, engaging and thought-provoking, with a catchy title. There should be a societal hook that is appropriate, timely and well conveyed. The writing style should be engaging but accurate, jargon-free, cliché free, and well structured. The article should make good use of visuals and/or interview quotes.
I’ve attached my original precis and a number of sources relevant to the field.
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