21 avril 2019

South Africa needs to be creative to avoid falling off the retirement cliff

The ConversationIn 1881, Otto von Bismarck, the first chancellor of united Germany, designed the concept of “retirement”. The ideal time, he said, would be 70 years of age. Back then, people simply didn’t retire. If you were alive, you worked. It was a revolutionary idea given that the life expectancy of a German worker was around 45. More...

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We are losing sight of higher education’s true purpose

The ConversationApproximately two years ago, I was appointed as the vice-chancellor’s fellow for the public benefit of higher education at the University of Sheffield. This means it’s my job to research the public purpose of universities and advise my vice-chancellor on matters relating to the public value of higher education. More...

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Grammar schools: why academic selection only benefits the very affluent

The ConversationWith the recent news that more than £500m has been set aside by the UK government for new free schools – many of which could well become grammar schools – the selective schooling debate is firmly back on the table. More...

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

The ConversationOn March 8, 40 girls were killed in a fire at a home for abused youth in Guatemala. More than 800 children and adolescents were living in the home. More...

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Accessible, engaging textbooks could improve children’s learning

The ConversationTextbooks are a crucial part of any child’s learning. A large body of research has proved this many times and in many very different contexts. Textbooks are a physical representation of the curriculum in a classroom setting. More...

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How teaching philosophy could help combat extremism

The ConversationYoung people today are constantly at risk of indoctrination – whether deliberate or inadvertent. This can be by advertisers, politicians, religious extremists or the media – and can make it hard for young people to get a handle on the world around them. 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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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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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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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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