19 mai 2019

Walk inside a plant cell or glide over a coral reef: three ways virtual reality is revolutionising teaching

The ConversationYou’ve probably heard how Virtual Reality (VR) is going to change everything: the way we work, the way we live, the way we play. Still, for every truly transformative technology, there are landfills of hoverboards, 3D televisions, Segways, and MiniDiscs – the technological scrap it turns out we didn’t need. More...

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What should British universities do about benefits received from past wrongs?

The ConversationThe University of Cambridge has embarked on a project to discover how it may have contributed to, and benefited financially from, slavery. This venture follows hot on the heels of a similar investigation at University College London, and a decision by the University of Glasgow to launch a “reparative justice programme” after having discovered it made the equivalent of £200m from the transatlantic slave trade. More...

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How to tackle India’s sexual violence epidemic – it starts with sex education

The Conversation“Do you masturbate?”, “When did you first have sexual intercourse?”, “Did you ask for consent?” These are just some of the taboo-breaking questions I asked convicted rapists in a Delhi prison during interviews for my research. More...

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States – not just Congress – should unlock student financial aid for people in prison

The ConversationWhen it comes to higher education in prison, much of the media and advocacy focus is on trying to get Congress to lift a longstanding ban on giving Pell Grants to people serving time. More...

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The Brown v. Board of Education case didn’t start how you think it did

The ConversationBut the story behind the historic Supreme Court case, as I plan to show in my forthcoming book, “Blacks Against Brown: The Black Anti-Integration Movement in Topeka, Kansas, 1941-1954,” is much more complex than the highly inaccurate but often-repeated tale about how the lawsuit began. More...

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New Gates-funded commission aims to put a value on a college education

The ConversationThe Gates Foundation is poised to disrupt American higher education with a new Postsecondary Value Commission. As its name suggests, the commission aims to define the value of a college degree. More...

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This commencement speech had nothing but questions

The ConversationWhat if I told you that because a university is a place of questions – and hopefully some answers – that I have decided to give my remarks to you entirely in the interrogative? Is this OK with you. More...

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Long considered a high honor, the valedictorian tradition faces an uncertain future

The ConversationAs college and high school graduations take place, thousands of select students will step to podiums to deliver their graduating class’s farewell remarks at commencement ceremonies throughout the United States. More...

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Are yoga and mindfulness in schools religious?

The ConversationThe number of U.S. children age 4 to 17 practicing yoga rose from 2.3% to 8.4% – or from 1.3 million to 4.9 million – between 2007 and 2017, federal data show. The number of children meditating rose to 3.1 million during the same period. More...

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18 mai 2019

Should College Prepare You For The Real World?

By Eboo Patel. A ten-hour flight delay gave my family and me plenty of opportunity to get to know fellow travelers at Midway airport a few weekends ago. More...

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