22 avril 2019

Thinking critically on critical thinking: why scientists’ skills need to spread

The ConversationCritical thinking is a reflective and analytical style of thinking, with its basis in logic, rationality, and synthesis. More...

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A bubble about to burst: why we don’t need more maths and science graduates

The ConversationThe annual Graduate Destination Survey (GDS) of people with recently completed bachelor degrees consistently finds that people with science qualifications have above-average difficulty finding work. More...

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Journalism teaches the public about science, but who’s teaching the journalists?

The ConversationWhat happens in the field of scientific endeavour is pipetted to us by the media. But from lab to media outlet, the formula is a tricky one. Journalists’ skill, the knowledge of their audience and the complexity of the science all go into the mix. More...

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Why arts and science are better together

The ConversationThe arts and science are often thought of as polar opposites. Traditionally, students and universities view them as separate entities – you pick a degree in one or the other and stick to your side of the fence. More...

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Should higher education student numbers be capped?

The ConversationAustralia may be going through higher education ministers at an extraordinary rate, but they seem determined to use their time in office. More...

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It’s time we draft Aussie Rules to tackle Indigenous mathematics

The ConversationWhen discussing how to embed Indigenous Australian knowledge and practices into the Australian national curriculum effectively - particularly the maths curriculum - there’s no better place to start than analysing our own distinctively Australian national sport: AFL, the winter game. More...

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Searching for equity or excellence in universities – or is it just about the money?

The ConversationWe have seen a great deal of rhetoric about the need to place quality above equity, with some arguing that funds to boost participation would be better channelled into research. More...

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Busting the top five myths about open access publishing

The ConversationThis past year has seen new open access policies in the United Kingdom, the United States and from the European Commission. In Australia too, the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) now both have open access policies. More...

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Is university research good for teaching?

The ConversationMany believe in a “teaching-research nexus” – that is, ways in which an academic’s research can inform their teaching and vice-versa. More...

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All that’s gold, may not glitter: the harsh reality of open access

The ConversationOpen access advocates normally work in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mechanics) subjects. The view of open access in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is often very different. More...

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