22 avril 2019

Australia’s ‘five pillar economy’: education

The ConversationEducation is a central pillar of our economy. Not only does the education sector employ nearly 8% of Australian workers, it is our fourth largest export earner, after coal, iron ore and natural gas, bringing in around A$16 billion in 2013/14. More...

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When better education doesn’t lead to a better job

The ConversationMany visitors in poor, sub-Saharan African countries are struck by how schools outnumber factories. The large number of schools is due partly to the success of one of the Millennium Development Goals – that primary education should be available to all children. More...

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World Education Forum declares: ‘no target met unless met for all’

The ConversationLooking back at the World Education Forum, which drew more than 1,500 people from 140 countries to Incheon in the Republic of Korea, it is easy to be cynical about what these global meetings can achieve. More...

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Untapped learning potential of technology in Africa

The ConversationThere is widespread acknowledgement that Africa has a long road to travel before it can use the power of technology to improve the lives of people. More...

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Education for refugees can help save Syria’s lost generation

The ConversationWith the world’s focus firmly on the European response to the refugee crisis in recent weeks, attention has been diverted away from the humanitarian needs of the Middle East itself. More...

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How a Stirling Prize-winning building might affect learning

The ConversationTwo of the six buildings shortlisted for the prestigious Stirling Prize are educational. There’s Greenwich University’s new architecture building and a secondary school, also in London: Burntwood School. More...

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Meet the English professor who taught fanfic at an Ivy League university

The ConversationFifty Shades of Grey is only the most notorious of many recent novels that have their origins in online fan fiction, or fic. Although fic has been around for a long time, it has only recently become so visible in mainstream culture – and so more commercial. More...

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Let’s not abandon the humble lecture quite yet

The ConversationLast month the University of Adelaide has boldly declared that it is phasing out lectures. Replacing them will be “flipped” classrooms, where students are expected to do pre-work before they come to class, and where classes are focussed on problem solving and collaboration. More...

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What needs to be done to keep child marriages trending down

The ConversationThe broader African and international lobby against child marriage and other harmful traditional practices has grown tremendously in recent years. Its political clout is being felt right down to the grassroots level with positive outcomes. More...

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