12 juin 2019

What I’ve learned from teaching prisoners to think like scientists

The ConversationIt takes a while to get used to the constant locking of doors as you stop-start your way along a prison corridor. Walking through the main hall in HMP Low Newton, a women’s prison in County Durham, my flustered mind raced to try and maintain a normal conversation with my hosts. More...

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Outdoor learning has huge benefits for children and teachers — so why isn’t it used in more schools?

The ConversationResearch shows that healthier and happier children do better in school, and that education is an important determinant of future health. But education is not just about lessons within the four walls of a classroom. The outdoor environment encourages skills such as problem solving and negotiating risk which are important for child development. More...

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Call for independent watchdog to monitor NZ government use of artificial intelligence

The ConversationNew Zealand is a leader in government use of artificial intelligence (AI). It is part of a global network of countries that use predictive algorithms in government decision making, for anything from the optimal scheduling of public hospital beds to whether an offender should be released from prison, based on their likelihood of reoffending, or the efficient processing of simple insurance claims. More...

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Budget lessons in the politics of Indigenous self-determination

The ConversationThe budget makes a significant contribution to Māori self-determination. It may improve policy effectiveness in areas like education, criminal justice and the previous government’s flagship Māori well-being policy, Whānau Ora. But there is no guarantee of improvements, because money alone does not assure well-being. More...

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Kuliah menggunakan PowerPoint hanya buat mahasiswa makin bodoh dan dosen makin membosankan: Ayo larang penggunaannya

The ConversationDosen universitas mana yang bisa lupa soal berbagai kegagalan mereka ketika memberikan kuliah. Pada kesempatan seperti itu, sejak awal saya merasa telah kehilangan mahasiswa-mahasiswa sepenuhnya: mereka yang tidak fokus, tampak lesu dan cemas. Tanpa rasa malu, saya lebih fokus pada presentasi PowerPoint saya untuk menyelamatkan muka saya. Bertahun-tahun kemudian, saya masih dapat mendengar diri saya membaca dengan keras poin-poin dari presentasi dan kemudian berpaling pada mahasiswa untuk menyampaikan poin-poin ini kepada mereka. More...

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Brazilian universities fear Bolsonaro plan to eliminate humanities and slash public education budgets

The ConversationTens of thousands of students and professors protested nationwide on May 30 against a Jair Bolsonaro administration proposal to slash Brazil’s public education budget and starve university humanities departments of resources. More...

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Brexit: how the end of Britain’s empire led to rising inequality that helped Leave to victory

The ConversationIt was a man called Reginald Brabazon, Earl of Meath, who in 1903, two years after the death of Queen Victoria, suggested that her birthday, May 24, should be renamed Empire Day and become a day for patriotic celebration. His idea began to take off the following year and slowly spread in popularity. In 1909, Brabazon attended a day in Preston where a crowd of 20,000 people watched boys and girls parade past in what they were told was the national dress of each colony. More...

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We asked Kenyan students about climate change. They didn’t know much

The ConversationOver 80% of Kenya’s land is made up of arid and semi-arid areas that are prone to frequent droughts and periodic floods. These events are on the rise while about 70% of all disasters in Kenya are now related to changing weather patterns. More...

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Key challenges for the re-elected Coalition government: our experts respond

The ConversationOur experts take a closer look at what’s in store for health, taxes, the environment, education and infrastructure – five of the most closely watched policy areas in the election campaign. More...

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Persuadir con la palabra: oratoria y neurociencia

The ConversationActualmente, no existe en nuestra enseñanza una asignatura relacionada con la Oratoria, que enseñe a construir discursos persuasivos y a pronunciarlos en público. Esa labor correspondió durante siglos a la Retórica. More...

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