12 juin 2019

Los nuevos espacios de aprendizaje llegan para promover el talento de los estudiantes

The ConversationEl espacio tiene el poder de transformar. Influye directamente en la forma de trabajar y en el desarrollo de las personas y de las organizaciones. La nueva cultura organizativa del siglo XXI y los avances tecnológicos han hecho que empresas, universidades y colegios busquen nuevos espacios que favorezcan la interacción, la comunicación y el trabajo colaborativo, como el coworking o los nuevos entornos inteligentes de aprendizaje. More...

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Así atraen las casas de juegos de azar a clientes cada vez más jóvenes

The ConversationYa en 1953, el psicólogo americano B. F. Skinner se refería a los efectos paradójicos de la incertidumbre sobre el comportamiento. Cuando una actividad es recompensada de forma intermitente e impredecible, las personas y los animales podemos llegar a practicar esa actividad con una frecuencia e intensidad tal que sus costes acaban excediendo sus posibles beneficios. More...

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Ancestral languages are essential to Indigenous identities in Canada

The ConversationRecent protests against the federal government’s approach to Indigenous language legislation is the latest manifestation of concern regarding the maintenance and flourishing of Indigenous languages and culture.
Although these latest protests are centred around jurisdiction and funding, the fundamental issue for Indigenous peoples is support for an essential part of their identity.
My work in the area of Indigenous education and languages leads me to believe what is core to the concern for language support is the meanings and narratives that are reflected in language. More...

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Home game: Rethinking Canada through Indigenous hockey

The ConversationTo Cree hockey player Eugene Arcand, these words made little sense. You see, in the 11 years he had skated for two Saskatchewan Indian residential schools — as sweater number 14, residential school number 781 — no settler teams had ever visited the dilapitated outdoor rinks at St. Michael’s residential school in Duck Lake or the Qu'Appelle school in Lebret. More...

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The urgent need for media literacy in an age of annihilation

The ConversationFrom fictitious organizations posting polarizing messages on Facebook to robustly researched news stories being labelled “fake,” the pervasive power and importance of the media are clear. More...

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Problems with PISA: Why Canadians should be skeptical of the global test

The ConversationThe Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) — the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) global standardized test of student achievement — is frequently used by commentators to compare and rank national or provincial education systems. More...

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As Dead Poets Society turns 30, classroom rapport is still relevant and risky

The ConversationAs the 30th anniversary of the movie Dead Poets Society arrives in June and the 200th birthday of the American poet Walt Whitman also passes, fans of the 1989 movie can take a moment to wonder at its inspirational grip. More...

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Street art: Personal creations get political with public messaging

The ConversationI stopped in my tracks, shocked by something I saw in a Montréal laneway window that had been boarded up in the city’s Plateau neighbourhood. I was looking at caged chickens, with no space to move, one with a tear on the side of its eye. The chickens were behind actual bars that were part of the window with the word “FULL.” More...

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Father’s Day: Involved dads are healthier and happier

The ConversationAs Father’s Day approaches, it’s fitting that we reflect on the impact of child care on families and children. Fathers may want to stay home and raise their children, but it’s often not financially viable. A Pew Research Center study in the U.S. found that dads who work outside the home were just about as likely as moms to say they prefer to be home with their children (48 per cent of dads versus 52 per cent of moms). More...

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Precarious employment in education impacts workers, families and students

The ConversationRecent announcements in Ontario about public education have been controversial, with changes including larger classroom sizes, mandatory online courses and curriculum revisions. However, perhaps most significantly, the imposed changes will lead to the loss of teaching positions across the province. More...

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