14 avril 2017

With new technology, mathematicians turn numbers into art

The ConversationToday, digital tools like 3-D printing, animation and virtual reality are more affordable than ever, allowing mathematicians to investigate and illustrate their work at the same time. More...

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You too could be multilingual – it’s just about unlocking the skills inside

The ConversationThink back to when you first started learning a foreign language. For many readers it was probably French, German or Spanish at school. More...

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Educating children in Guatemala before they decide to migrate to the US border

The ConversationIn Guatemala, youth are at high risk of becoming victims and perpetrators of crime and violence. This insecurity is a primary factor pushing thousands of young Central Americans to leave their homes and travel north. In fiscal year 2016, nearly 60,000 youth from Central America and Mexico crossed the U.S. border without a parent or guardian. More...

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Science festivals: knowledge making an exhibition of itself

The ConversationScience was once seen as the stuffy domain of pale male scientists who spent far too much of their time in the laboratory concocting potions in test tubes while avoiding sunlight and human interaction. More...

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We asked young people what they want from the internet of the future – here’s what they said

The ConversationWhen Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web, he surely didn’t anticipate that children would end up becoming some of its main users. Most start using the internet at the average age of three – and as recent research shows, children now spend more time playing and socialising online than watching television programmes. More...

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Kenyan medical students are learning through a community outreach model

The ConversationThis is a time of unprecedented change in medical education globally. Medical schools, postgraduate bodies and other organisations are responding to rapid advances in medicine and changes in health care delivery. More...

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University can feel like a hostile place to Muslim students

The ConversationBritish Muslims are among some of the most disadvantaged people living in the UK, and yet this is not a story many are familiar with. This is because despite the poverty, disadvantage and social immobility Muslims face, headlines that link the faith to crime or terrorism, or to forced marriage or honour killings, are much more common. More...

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How teaching philosophy could help combat extremism

The ConversationThis concept was touched upon by the British Council in its 2015 working paper which concluded:
Young people need to be taught how to think to immunise their minds against ideologies that seek to teach them what to think.
The Department for Education’s own research in 2010 also suggested a link between philosophy for children and protection against indoctrination. More...

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The sound of inclusion: Why teachers’ words matter

The ConversationThere isn’t just one way to sound like a scientist, or to sound like a scholar. Scientists and scholars come from a wide variety of backgrounds and speak in different ways, in different accents, dialects and languages. More...

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The Grad Activist

By DeWitt Scott. As a graduate student, it is normal to feel you have no time to do anything but read, write, study and bathe, and even that last one becomes optional from time to time. Read more...

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