07 septembre 2015

Humanities Paradox

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Humanities professors spend a lot of time debating trends in humanities enrollments. Are they really down or does it just seem that way because women have more options than they did a few generations ago? Is interest down or are students being scared off by (generally ill-informed) stereotypes that today's English major is tomorrow's barista. Read more...

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06 septembre 2015

Professor’s art collection to be showcased at the National Gallery

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Paul Gessell. U of Saskatchewan’s Dennis Lanigan has had a lifelong passion for Victorian-era art. More...

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La psychologie remplit les amphis

La Nouvelle RépubliqueAlors que la rentrée est fixée au 7 septembre, les réunions de pré-rentrée pour les nouveaux étudiants de psychologie se sont tenues hier sur le campus de Poitiers. Cette année, le nombre d'étudiants est en hausse. « On prévoit environ 900 personnes en tenant compte des vœux post-bac et des redoublants. Mercredi soir, il y avait 781 inscrits, sachant que les inscriptions se terminent le 30 septembre », signalent Catherine Esnard et David Clarys, enseignants chercheurs et co-responsables du département de psychologie. Voir l'article...

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01 septembre 2015

Why the liberal arts are vital to our prosperity

HomeAlmost 10 million adult Canadians read newspaper content, and many of us head directly to the editorial and opinion pages. Why? It is in our nature to discuss, examine and share information and points of view. It is an essential part of what makes us human.
In Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Harari maintains that it is not our ability to speak or communicate that differentiates us from other creatures. It is our ability to discuss. We are social animals. And discussing to problem-solve and cooperate is key to our survival. More...

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30 août 2015

26 universities to abolish humanities, social sciences

Nearly half of 60 Japanese national universities that have humanities and social science faculties plan to abolish those departments in the 2016 academic year or later, reports The Japan News-Asia News Network. Read more...

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The many traditions of the reviving liberal arts

By Philip G Altbach. The liberal arts are seeing a modest revival globally. In the struggle between specialisation on the one hand and general or liberal education on the other, specialisation has mostly won. In much of the world, higher education study is organised to prepare people for the workforce and most often for specific professions. Read more...

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Less Than Half of Major Social-Science Studies Are Reproducible, Analysis Says

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A study has found that fewer than half of 100 major studies in the social sciences could be replicated to produce similar results, The New York Times reports. Published in Science, the analysis was conducted by a team of researchers led by Brian Nosek, a psychologist at the University of Virginia. More...

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2 Things That I Wish I Learned In Sociology School

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. As I’ve been reading Scott Jaschik’s coverage of the American Sociological Association’s (ASA) 110th Annual Meeting, I’ve been thinking about my own identity as a lapsed sociologist. Read more...

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29 août 2015

Four field anthropology and the “divorce” metaphor

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Andrew A. White. Earlier this week I saw this anonymous blog post titled “Why Archaeology Needs a Divorce from Anthropology” that seems to argue that archaeology and anthropology do not work well and play nicely together and should therefore be split apart.  The idea of “irreconcilable differences” among the sub-fields is not a new one.  I’m sure the observations in the “divorce” post resonate with a lot of people. More...

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24 août 2015

Toward a Humanist Educational Technology?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. If Educational Technology (EdTech) is a discipline (a live question), then we are a discipline at a crossroads.
Will EdTech be an enabler for a postsecondary agenda that originates outside of the concerns, values, and goals of educators and learners? An agenda that stresses efficiency and privileges those outcomes that can be easily quantified. Read more...

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