21 avril 2019

African philosophy of education: a powerful arrow in universities’ bow

The ConversationTo understand what an African philosophy of education is and why it’s so important, consider the role that universities should play in any society. More...

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Are you ready for the jobs of the future?

The ConversationThe flow of reports about the impact of automation, mostly dire, continues. The latest is from StartupAUS, Australia’s national startup advocacy group. More...

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How to unlock the value of Islamic ethics in a violent, dangerous world

The ConversationPeople in liberal democracies are becoming increasingly conscious of Islam. One reason for this is that more and more Muslims are moving into countries where they’ve not been common before. More...

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British business schools can take advantage of Brexit

The ConversationOn the face of it, Britain’s business schools are at the raw end of Brexit. One of their big draws is the idea that they are a stepping stone to one of the multinationals based in the UK or financial services firms that are based in London, Europe’s capital of finance. Brexit is a threat to these industries and EU students’ right to stay in the UK after graduating. More...

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Genes are not destiny: environment and education still matter when it comes to intelligence

The ConversationRecent research has suggested that academic performance, reading ability and IQ have a genetic basis. This reinforces the popular notion that intelligence and related cognitive capacities are somehow “in our genes”. More...

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Girls may perform better at school than boys – but their experience is much less happy

The ConversationThe usual discussions about children’s schooling experiences often focus on academic achievement, personal development and school evaluation. Ask a teacher, parent or policy maker what is the most important thing a school should offer and many will say it is education: they want children to develop the knowledge and skills that will help them build a career and grow into successful adults. More...

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This little-known pioneering educator put coding in the classroom

The ConversationA man who was arguably the most influential educator of the last 50 years – though he was not widely known to the American public – died on July 31. A respected mathematician and early pioneer of artificial intelligence, Seymour Papert was 88. His career presaged much of today’s focus on education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and helped shape the classroom of today and of the future. More...

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Interview: Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder and inventor of the home computer

The ConversationIf you haven’t heard of Steve Wozniak, it is because he has been overshadowed by his fellow co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs. This is despite the fact that he was the sole person behind the invention and building of the Apple 1, the first home computer that used a keyboard and normal TV screen as a display. More...

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Want to improve the nation’s health? Start by reducing inequalities and improving living conditions

The ConversationMen living in the Sydney suburb Fairfield East, for instance, are twice as likely to die between ages 0 and 74 as those in the far richer Sydney suburb of Woollahra. The infant death rate in Fairfield is 4 per 1,000 live births compared to 2.4 in Woollahra. More...

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Access to quality education in Africa: how to plug the gaps

The ConversationIn many countries too many children fail to complete a full cycle of basic education. There are also too many children and youth who do not make the progress expected due to various exclusions, some of which are silent. More...

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