31 octobre 2019

Will the NCAA’s move to let college athletes get paid endorsements make a difference? 3 questions answered

The ConversationThe NCAA moved on Oct. 29 to allow student-athletes to profit from their image and likeness – something the association had opposed until California passed a law to allow the practice. Jasmine Harris, a sociologist and expert on the academic lives of Division I college men’s basketball and football players, explains how the change will affect college athletes. More...

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Community colleges open the door to selective universities

The ConversationWhen it comes to getting into a selective university, high school GPA and test scores typically play the most important role. More...

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The enduring power of print for learning in a digital world

The ConversationToday’s students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and e-readers. More...

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6 ways to establish a productive homework routine

The ConversationHomework. Whether you’re a fifth-grader or a freshman in college, the mere thought of homework can be overwhelming. And actually doing homework can be quite difficult. But homework doesn’t have to be something a student dreads. More...

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How to avoid distractions while studying, according to science

The ConversationModern life is full of distractions – and some of them can have a negative effect on our ability to concentrate when studying. The problem is that many people tend to underestimate how much they are distracted by what’s going on around them. More...

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School exclusions and knife crime: why we should be listening more to vulnerable children

The ConversationExclusion rates in English state funded schools are once again on the rise, alongside concerns about the impact of exclusion on the well-being of children and also on public safety. The highest level of exclusion rates are experienced by vulnerable students who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, and are from disadvantaged and ethnic minority backgrounds. More...

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Michael Gove’s grammar: former education minister is gonna rue the day he used Nonstandard English

The ConversationGove’s answer used two grammatical constructions of Nonstandard English (any structured variety of English which differs from Standard English): “ain’t” (instead of Standard English “isn’t”) and a construction referred to as a double negative (or as an instance of multiple negation, or negative concord). Double negatives use two negative elements in a sentence instead of one (compare: “There ain’t gonna be no second referendum” with “There isn’t going to be a second referendum”). More...

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Are working-class students and academics avoiding top universities?

The ConversationWhen it comes to university choices for both students and academics, it might seem like everyone wants to study and work in the institutions that top the league tables and the world rankings – but research seems to indicate this isn’t the case. More...

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Black and minority ethnic academics less likely to hold top jobs at UK universities

The ConversationUniversities pride themselves on being bastions of equality and diversity. But if new figures from the University and College Union (UCU) are anything to go by, it seems they also continue to remain dominated by those from white, middle-class backgrounds – and this isn’t just about about the students. More...

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Some people benefit from being naturally mentally tough, but it can be taught to those who aren’t

The ConversationThe saying that “whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” is simplistic, disingenuous, and potentially destructive. While it’s true that some who experience horrible events are stronger for surviving them, this is probably only true if they were strong to begin with. In the face of horrible events, others are more likely to be traumatised and suffer for years or decades after. More...

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