01 mars 2016

Why taking art education seriously could boost learning

The ConversationBy . There were three keynote addresses at an education conference I attended recently. Each speaker dealt in some way or another with assessment, presenting statistics that highlighted South African pupils' poor performance - most particularly in maths and science. More...

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What Berkeley’s budget cuts tell us about America’s public universities

The ConversationBy . The University of California at Berkeley recently announced a financial restructuring due to mounting structural deficits, including a US$150 million shortfall in the current budget year. All areas of university’s operations – academic, administrative and athletic – will likely face spending cuts. More...

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How should we measure the size of a university’s endowment?

The ConversationBy . Congress is rattling its saber at colleges and universities with endowments worth U$1 billion or more. Committees from the House and Senate have sent a joint letter to 56 private colleges and universities, asking for comprehensive information about endowment spending and management policies. More...

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Is your child taking a test? When is the right time?

The ConversationBy . Standardized tests have become the primary tool for determining a student’s academic ability. Legislators and administrators use test data to evaluate the effectiveness of schooling on children and create curriculum. More...

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There’s a new addiction on campus: Problematic Internet Use (PIU)

The ConversationBy and . Problematic Internet Use is now considered to be a behavioral addiction with characteristics that are similar to substance use disorders. More...

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Why there are no limits to your willpower

The ConversationBy . We’ve all experienced those moments when we’ve been working really hard on a task, finally finish and feel like a well-deserved break so we grab a coffee and relax for a few moments. What goes through your mind next. More...

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