21 avril 2019

Cuban schools’ focus on ‘good values’ holds global lessons

The ConversationCuba’s education system is incredibly successful. But not much attention has been paid to the philosophical structure underpinning this system: the idea that education can be more effective, meaningful and successful if it’s informed, accompanied and guided by an appropriate values or belief system. More...

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University clearing: a view for and against

The ConversationLast year 41,530 students went into clearing – the process universities use to fill spaces they have left on courses with those who didn’t make it into their first choice – meaning roughly 10% of all students found their way to university this way. But does the system actually work. More...

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Fighting fire with fire is unlikely to stem Kenya student unrest

The ConversationOngoing student unrest in Kenya has seen at least 100 schools set alight. Many have been closed, with 6,000 students thought to have been sent home early in the process. The shocking acts of destruction of school and student property have led the country to seek answers for the causes of this delinquent behaviour. More...

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African philosophy of education: a powerful arrow in universities’ bow

The ConversationTo understand what an African philosophy of education is and why it’s so important, consider the role that universities should play in any society. More...

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Are you ready for the jobs of the future?

The ConversationThe flow of reports about the impact of automation, mostly dire, continues. The latest is from StartupAUS, Australia’s national startup advocacy group. More...

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How to unlock the value of Islamic ethics in a violent, dangerous world

The ConversationPeople in liberal democracies are becoming increasingly conscious of Islam. One reason for this is that more and more Muslims are moving into countries where they’ve not been common before. More...

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British business schools can take advantage of Brexit

The ConversationOn the face of it, Britain’s business schools are at the raw end of Brexit. One of their big draws is the idea that they are a stepping stone to one of the multinationals based in the UK or financial services firms that are based in London, Europe’s capital of finance. Brexit is a threat to these industries and EU students’ right to stay in the UK after graduating. More...

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Genes are not destiny: environment and education still matter when it comes to intelligence

The ConversationRecent research has suggested that academic performance, reading ability and IQ have a genetic basis. This reinforces the popular notion that intelligence and related cognitive capacities are somehow “in our genes”. More...

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Girls may perform better at school than boys – but their experience is much less happy

The ConversationThe usual discussions about children’s schooling experiences often focus on academic achievement, personal development and school evaluation. Ask a teacher, parent or policy maker what is the most important thing a school should offer and many will say it is education: they want children to develop the knowledge and skills that will help them build a career and grow into successful adults. More...

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This little-known pioneering educator put coding in the classroom

The ConversationA man who was arguably the most influential educator of the last 50 years – though he was not widely known to the American public – died on July 31. A respected mathematician and early pioneer of artificial intelligence, Seymour Papert was 88. His career presaged much of today’s focus on education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and helped shape the classroom of today and of the future. More...

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