30 novembre 2018

How to tackle NZ’s teacher shortage and better reflect student diversity

The ConversationNew Zealand is facing a major teacher shortage. At least 850 new teaching staff are needed to guarantee that all primary and secondary school children have a teacher next year. More...

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Let’s not focus on graduate incomes when assessing the worth of education

The ConversationA recent report shows graduates from NSW universities generally have the highest median income. Unsurprisingly, so do graduates from dentistry and medicine courses. More...

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There’s no need for the ‘Chicago principles’ in Australian universities to protect freedom of speech

The ConversationThis week the government asked former High Court Chief Justice Robert French to head an inquiry into free speech on universities. Education minister Dan Tehan claimed it was because concerns had been raised about people shutting down the views of those they disagree with, and security costs for controversial speakers on campus. More...

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It’s still worth it for overseas students to study in Australia, but universities could be doing more

The ConversationFor years, it has been predicted the increasing number of students flowing into the graduate jobs market would result in falling salaries, underemployment, and students taking on second and third degrees to get an edge in the competitive jobs marketplace. More...

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Mindfulness can help PhD students shift from surviving to thriving

The ConversationConcern has been growing about the prevalence of mental health issues (such as depression and anxiety) among PhD candidates. A survey of more than 2,000 graduate research students from 26 countries published this year found they were six times as likely to experience depression or anxiety as the general population. More...

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Finkel: students, focus on your discipline then you’ll see your options expand

The ConversationToday I want to set out my case for the enduring relevance of the disciplines. I want to advocate for a content-rich curriculum. More...

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What’s the best way to take notes on your laptop or tablet?

The ConversationHow many windows and tabs are open on your computer as you read this article? How many different tasks are you trying to do on your computer right now? Electronic devices tempt us to try to multi-task, but according to research, only 5% of people can multi-task efficiently. More...

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How to beat exam stress

The ConversationYoung people around Australia are currently undergoing end of secondary school exams, which can be a very stressful time. More...

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A mindshift in sciences and humanities is the only antidote to hoaxes

The ConversationRecently, Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay published a peer-reviewed paper, subsequently retracted by the publisher, titled “The Conceptual Penis”.
The paper was ridiculous in every respect. It appeared in a peer-reviewed journal, albeit one that’s pay-to-publish. These journals require the author to pay “page fees” for publishing. More...

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Broken government promises to blame for Nigeria university strike

The ConversationAll 37,504 academic staff of Nigeria’s public universities have been on an indefinite strike since early November. More...

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