26 novembre 2016

Un an après : comment parler des attentats aux plus jeunes ?

The ConversationPar . Les élections aux USA n’ont pas grand chose en commun avec les événements terroristes à Paris, et pourtant… ils laissent sans voix, sidérés. Et l’on se demande comment parler aux jeunes générations de la société qui se dessine pour leur avenir. Voir l'article...

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Why there is no healing without grief

The ConversationBy . For many women, people of color, LGBTQ people, Muslims and immigrants, the victory of Donald Trump seems to have endorsed discrimination against them. Acts of hatred against minorities are surfacing even more brazenly. More...

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How Thanksgiving tells a story of America’s pluralism

The ConversationBy . Thanksgiving does not exclude non-Christians or even nonbelievers. Thanksgiving is the time when Americans in the largest numbers reach out to the least fortunate in their communities through voluntary action and charitable contributions. More...

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What’s the history of sanctuary spaces and why do they matter?

The ConversationBy . In the wake of the election of Donald Trump as president, faculty, students and alumni across the country are pressuring their administrations to declare “sanctuary campuses” for undocumented students, workers and their families. More...

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Why a fractured nation needs to remember King’s message of love

The ConversationBy . The 2016 election campaign was arguably the most divisive in a generation. And even after Donald Trump’s victory, people are struggling to understand what his presidency will mean for the country. This is especially true for many minority groups who were singled out during the election campaign and have since experienced discrimination and threats of violence. More...

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What is behind the turkey pardoning ritual?

The ConversationBy . Since 1989, when President George H. W. Bush first formally instituted the practice, U.S. presidents have pardoned a turkey shortly before Thanksgiving each year. More...

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How genetics could help future learners unlock hidden potential

The ConversationBy . Salman Rushdie recently caused controversy by bemoaning the lack of “rote learning” in schools. He spoke about the benefits of learning poetry by heart – a method many see as archaic and outdated in today’s classroom. More...

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Improving gender equality is the key to tackling Britain’s male teacher shortage

The ConversationBy . As it currently stands, less than 13% of the UK’s primary school teachers are male. A lot of this is down to the fact that primary teaching continues to be seen as a job only suitable for women. “Feminine” characteristics such as “caring” are seen as central to the role, and Western society mainly still envisions that it is only women – and not men – who possess such qualities. More...

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Why the TEF could change the way students think about a university education

The ConversationBy . It is one of the remarkable transformations of our time: the world is going to university, and participation in higher education is increasing. On every continent, more young people are going to university than ever before, and increasing numbers are graduating. In the UK, over a third of 18-year-olds go to university – and that figure is higher in the US, Canada and Korea, and rising fast in China and Africa. More...

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Let’s ban PowerPoint in lectures – it makes students more stupid and professors more boring

The ConversationBy . Any university teacher who does not harbour a painful recollection of a failed lecture is a liar. On one such occasion, I felt early on that I had lost the students entirely: those who hadn’t sunk into comatose oblivion were listless and anxious. Ungracefully, I threw myself even deeper into my PowerPoint presentation to save me from total ruin. Years later, I can still hear myself reading aloud the bullet points from the overhead and see myself turning around to the students to sell these points to them. More...

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