22 avril 2019

Refugees welcome? How UK and Sweden compare on education for young migrants

The ConversationThe fact of the matter is that refugee children should be resettled in the UK. It is quite simply the right thing to do for obvious humanitarian reasons. More...

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Why we need an international freedom movement

The ConversationFrance’s election of a centrist pro-Europe president has offered us all some respite, but, in many respects, the world still seems headed for dark times. More...

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The insidious class divide in music teaching

The ConversationA passionate debate is raging regarding musical education which threatens to unbalance the already critically privileged world of classical music. And, ironically, some of those who believe that music education should be made more accessible are arguing for measures that will actually exacerbate that privilege. More...

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Why data-driven science is more than just a buzzword

The ConversationForget looking through a telescope at the stars. An astronomer today is more likely to be online: digitally scheduling observations, running them remotely on a telescope in the desert, and downloading the results for analysis. More...

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Does playing chess make you smarter? A look at the evidence

The ConversationThe stereotype of the chess player is someone who is smart, logical and good at maths. This is why so many parents around the world are keen to get their children playing chess – in the hope that the game might help to boost their son or daughter’s intelligence levels and help them succeed in a wide variety of subjects. More...

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A digital archive of slave voyages details the largest forced migration in history

The ConversationBetween 1500 and 1866, slave traders forced 12.5 million Africans aboard transatlantic slave vessels. Before 1820, four enslaved Africans crossed the Atlantic for every European, making Africa the demographic wellspring for the repopulation of the Americas after Columbus’ voyages. More...

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Australia’s digital strategy needs major readjustment

The ConversationAustralia ranks 15 out of 63 nations when it comes to digital competitiveness, according to a new report from the International Institute for Management Development (IMD). While we’re in the top 20, the result highlights serious structural flaws in our economy that will impact our future performance and living standards. More...

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How to challenge racism in British schools

The ConversationSince the announcement of Brexit, there has been a considerable increase in reports of racism, hate crime and racist incidents across the UK. These types of incidents have largely been random and directed at anyone perceived to be “not British”. More...

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Can kids do Kant?

The ConversationPhilosophy was always dangerous, as the life and death of Socrates taught us. He was, need I remind you, executed not by an authoritarian regime but by a caring democracy. Times have changed however, and today’s contemporary philosophers need not fear the hemlock. More...

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Would you admit to being a teacher today?

The ConversationThere are many parts to this complex problem. But there are three things that influence our thinking: government policy, research and our own school days. More...

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