22 avril 2019

Teaching creativity: born that way or waiting for the muse?

The ConversationRecently one of my Masters students, a filmmaker from the Czech Republic, told me his friends back at home were completely baffled that he was in Australia studying creative writing. More...

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Classical music training and abuse cultures – we need to act now

The ConversationNews that the Victorian auditor-general will investigate allegations of an endemic cultural of sexual harassment in that state’s hospital system is to be welcomed. Recent comments by a (female) senior surgeon that women were better off to comply with inappropriate requests than report them suggests that there is a serious and embedded culture of complacency and cover-up within the senior ranks of the medical profession. More...

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Why the Rosetta mission is this generation’s moon landing

The ConversationThe thing everyone seems to talk about with the moon landings is the idea of the whole world stopping to watch. It was a mission that overcame nationalism, it wasn’t “America” putting a man on the moon, it was “Us” – humankind. With Rosetta, the whole world not only watched but they were part of a real-time conversation with mission control. More...

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Let’s stop trying to teach students critical thinking

The ConversationMany teachers say they strive to teach their students to be critical thinkers. They even pride themselves on it; after all, who wants children to just take in knowledge passively. More...

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Videogames should be a teacher’s best friend

The ConversationAlthough videogames are seen by many as a waste of time, one thing they do undeniably well is teach. The problem is that educational games are about as much a game as low-fat ice cream is delicious. Both leave a bad taste in your mouth and are generally unfulfilling. More...

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L’égalité hommes-femmes comme source de performance économique : la preuve par les écoles de management

The ConversationLe business case (étude de rentabilisation) est un outil de management qui vise à mesurer l’impact économique d’un projet, d’une stratégie ou d’une politique pour une organisation. Plus...

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L’Université Paris-Saclay agit pour l’égalité femmes-hommes

The Conversation« Sexisme : pas notre genre ! », proclament ensemble les membres de l’Université Paris-Saclay, cette semaine et le reste de l’année. Déjà investis, depuis de nombreuses années, dans une politique en faveur de l’égalité femmes-hommes, ses différents établissements multiplient les actions. Pour la deuxième semaine de l’égalité de l’UPSaclay, ils ont choisi de s’attaquer au sexisme ordinaire. Plus...

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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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