31 octobre 2019

La nueva sociedad digital necesita una escuela reciclada

The ConversationEl paradigma educativo se ha visto golpeado por los vaivenes tecnológicos. Es evidente que el desarrollo tecnológico avanza más rápido que las leyes y que la educación. Por eso, definir esta última a principios del siglo XXI significa contrastar estilos docentes y momentos de la historia de la humanidad. Más...

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Nature stories: Children experience the seasons with Indigenous knowledge keepers

The ConversationOn the winding trails the ground is covered with red and yellow maple tree leaves. These are ininaatigobagaa, the children and adults in our forest nature program have learned, in the Ojibwe language.
In the Humber Valley in the northwest end of Toronto, children examine and learn about the red oak acorns (mitigomin) that are not buried by the eastern grey squirrels (misagidamoo) and will grow into trees and feed future generations of squirrels. They are learning about the language of nature of that area. More...

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Employment disruption ahead: Three ways federal policy can help workers

The ConversationIf the economy is a key issue this election, a central issue parties need to urgently address is the long-term employability of workers. More...

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Free speech on campus means universities must protect the dignity of all students

The ConversationFree speech, a staple of modern democracy, has become the focal point for political and cultural forces impacting the university. Universities thrive in an environment of open inquiry. But recent controversies in universities around the globe expose the difficulties of crafting a strong position on free speech in this polarized time. More...

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PhD students should prepare for careers beyond becoming professors

The ConversationEvery year, a new wave of students begin PhD programs in Canada, often aiming for a future academic career. Yet despite hopeful beginnings, large numbers don’t achieve this goal. Many PhD students do not complete their programs, often dropping out after investing years of time. More...

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What striking education workers and climate activists have in common

The ConversationTensions and labour unrest continues in Ontario between the current government and workers in schools. After a labour negotiation impasse in early October, some parents were recently left wondering whether kids’ schools were set to close because of strikes. More...

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Create new Halloween rituals with healthy eating and playful living

The ConversationFood is used to mark special occasions in culturally distinct and personally valuable ways. People love their food and celebrations, but they don’t love the consequences of lower-quality diets. Halloween can be a time of fun and festivities as well as a frenzy around sweet treats that can be quite unsavoury to parents. More...

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Compassionate ‘zero-suicide’ prevention on campuses urgently needed

The ConversationEven with a concerted response to improve mental health at universities, mental health crises still occur. The issue of suicide has been in the news lately, and students are looking to universities to respond. More...

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The baffling indifference of Canadian voters to child-care proposals

The ConversationThe federal NDP recently announced that if elected, it would spend $10 billion over four years to create 500,000 new child-care spaces. These spaces would be free for some parents and capped at $10 a day for everyone by 2030. More...

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Teaching young people what really matters for the sake of our collective life on Earth

The ConversationAs young people pledge ongoing climate action following a week of global mobilization, it’s clear that the world faces a collective existential climate crisis signalling that we must shift to a planetary perspective. But why it is that massive bodies of evidence are being ignored. More...

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