24 janvier 2016

The government’s vision for education is difficult to swallow – here’s why

The ConversationBy . If you were in any doubt about how complex and opaque the education system in England has become, a new report by MPs has outlined it in no uncertain terms. The report by the House of Commons education select committee into Regional Schools Commissioners (RSCs) raises a number of concerns about the role and function of the people charged with overseeing the growing number of academy schools in England. More...

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Teachers are leaving the profession – here’s how to make them stay

The ConversationBy . Australia as a nation is failing to retain the best people in the teaching profession. Attrition rates are worryingly high with researchers estimating around 30% to 50% of teachers leaving in the first five years. More...

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Recruiting students with higher grades won’t alone improve teaching quality in schools

The ConversationBy . The Victorian government’s plan to introduce a (as yet unspecified) minimum ATAR for students looking to study a teaching course is not a silver bullet to improving teaching standards in schools. More...

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Should I stay or should I go? The dilemma for unemployed teachers

The ConversationBy . More than 15,000 newly minted teachers are also excited about the prospect of stepping into their first classrooms, but unfortunately less than half of them will find permanent employment. More...

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Ten types of PhD supervisor relationships – which is yours?

The ConversationBy . It’s no secret that getting a PhD is a stressful process.
One of the factors that can help or hinder this period of study is the relationship between supervisor and student. Research shows that effective supervision can significantly influence the quality of the PhD and its success or failure. More...

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Why South Africa’s universities are in the grip of a class struggle

The ConversationBy  and . Each year, hundreds of thousands of students enrol to study at South Africa’s universities. Of the 60% of black African students who survive the first year, only 15% will ultimately graduate. This is hardly surprising: these failed students come from an oppressive, ineffective public school system. More...

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How universities can help students avoid plagiarism: get them to write better

The ConversationBy . As universities get better at detecting plagiarism, students are having to find new ways to avoid getting caught.
I have recently had quite a few students asking to see their reports from Turnitin – a plagiarism detection software used in most universities to root out internet plagiarism. More...

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Why universities should start taking social media far more seriously

The ConversationBy  and . Social media is a risky space. Many people have learned this the hard way – 2016 began with several South Africans losing their jobs after making racist comments on Facebook and Twitter. Social media has also been used to expose people who hold racist views. More...

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University under attack: what can Pakistan do to counter violent campaign against educators?

The ConversationBy . The latest attack on a university in Pakistan – this one, in a bitter twist of irony, named after a champion of peace, secularism and non-violence, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan who was known as “Frontier Gandhi” – is both symbolic as well as indicative of the continuing struggle within the power structures of Pakistan. More...

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University protests are important – but school fees also matter

The ConversationBy . At the country’s universities, the #FeesMustFall campaign has rightly concentrated the collective mind on rising student fees,historical debt, the financial burdens students face when entering university, and an ineffectual National Student Financial Aid Scheme. More...

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