21 avril 2019

Teaching maths – what does the evidence say actually works?

The ConversationA recent study found that “maths anxiety and maths performance can influence one another in a vicious cycle”. Research is unclear as to whether poor maths performance triggers maths anxiety, or whether maths anxiety reduces maths performance. More...

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Young people worldwide fear a lack of economic opportunities – it’s easy to see why

The ConversationWhat is the one thing that makes young people everywhere the most anxious? According to the Global Youth Wellbeing Index, it’s a lack of future economic opportunities. More...

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How to involve more women and girls in engineering

The ConversationWomen are just 13 percent of mechanical engineering undergraduate students. And women earn only 14.2 percent of doctorate degrees in mechanical engineering. More broadly, women make up 49 percent of the college-educated workforce, but only 14 percent of practicing engineers nationwide. More...

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New partnerships are needed to arrest economic malaise in South Africa

The ConversationThe minister’s statements were well calculated, measured, and responsible in the current climate. The additional increase in National Student Aid Financial Scheme funds should go quite some way towards improving access to post-school education. More...

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Chance of heart attack is more than double for those with no educational qualifications

The ConversationThe research, published in the International Journal for Equity in Health, found those with no education qualifications had more than double the rates of heart attack (150%) relative to those with a university degree. More...

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Expansion is no longer the answer to improving the Australian education system

The ConversationFor 50 years, Australia’s policymakers have been persuaded that growth at every level of the education system would be a good thing in itself – and would drive economic growth and social progress. More...

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Keeping girls at school may reduce teenage pregnancy and STIs – but sex education doesn’t

The ConversationWorldwide, more than 65m adolescent girls have no access to school. And it’s not just poorer countries that suffer from bad education. In the UK, one in five young people don’t complete post-16 education, making it one of the worst performing countries in league tables measuring how well young people are educated. More...

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Raimond Gaita on Donald Trump’s America: a cloud cuckoo land devoid of fact, evidence and argument

The ConversationMany people in America and elsewhere are scared of what Donald Trump will do. As I write, some are in the street protesting that he is not “their president”. Type “What did Trump say?” into Google and it will be obvious why. More...

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Business Briefing: breaking down the 457 visa myths

The ConversationLabor and the Coalition government are suggesting changes to the 457 visa workers scheme to ensure these workers aren’t taking jobs that would otherwise be filled by Australians. More...

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It’s time to reduce the number of PhD students, or rethink how doctoral programs work

The ConversationThere are not enough academic jobs vacant in Australia each year to employ all our PhD graduates. More...

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