21 avril 2019

Zuckerberg is ploughing billions into ‘personalised learning’ – why?

The ConversationFacebook founder Mark Zuckerberg believes personalised learning is the answer to many of education’s current woes, and is one of the four key areas that he and his wife Prescilla Chan’s US$45 billion Chan Zuckerberg Initiative will fund. More...

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Funding barriers shut out asylum seekers and refugees from further education

The ConversationAs secondary school students eagerly await their university offers, this young man faces a much bleaker future. More...

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Reforming vocational education: it’s time to end the exploitation of vulnerable people

The ConversationThere is clear evidence of rorting and rent-seeking in the vocational education and training (VET) sector. More...

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What business do universities have in academy schools?

The ConversationThere has been a transformation in English education in the last decade – the academies programme has brought private trusts and corporate sponsors into the schools system. More...

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How South Africa could fund steeper higher education costs

The ConversationRecent student protests over tuition fees, university staff and curricula, university autonomy and outsourcing have highlighted a number of issues facing South Africa. More...

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He Named Me Malala: the ordinary life behind an extraordinary girl

The ConversationMalala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban in 2012 for speaking out in support of girls’ education in Pakistan. Since then, based in the UK, she has continued her advocacy. She is the youngest-ever Nobel laureate: when it was awarded last year, she was just 17. More...

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‘Difficult’ Latin risks remaining a qualification for elite pupils

The ConversationA key shift in policy is the move to measure schools’ performance or progress primarily on the basis of the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), the achievement of pupils in English, maths, science, a language and history or geography – rather than English, maths and three other subjects, as has been measured previously. More...

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Share don’t scare: we need to nurture (and learn from) young cultural leaders

The ConversationIf you had to name Australia’s great cultural leaders, who would you nominate? The directors of flagship museums or festivals, big-name artists, the powerful philanthropists who sit on the boards of major arts organisations. More...

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What philosophy can tell Davos about educating for a better future

The ConversationHow do you create a generation that can think its way out of problems and face the challenges of a rapidly changing world? The Davos meeting this year is all about how we can cope with the immense challenges posed by the so-called “Fourth Industrial Revolution” – an era of rapid and complex technological change, where our role in the world is resting on shifting sands. More...

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Learning handwriting is more about training the brain than cursive script

The ConversationSchools in Finland, it has been reported, are phasing out the teaching of handwriting skills, a claim that has led to arguments along the lines of whether technology has made handwriting obsolete and what the consequences of this might be. More...

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