21 avril 2019

We are losing sight of higher education’s true purpose

The ConversationApproximately two years ago, I was appointed as the vice-chancellor’s fellow for the public benefit of higher education at the University of Sheffield. This means it’s my job to research the public purpose of universities and advise my vice-chancellor on matters relating to the public value of higher education. More...

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Accessible, engaging textbooks could improve children’s learning

The ConversationTextbooks are a crucial part of any child’s learning. A large body of research has proved this many times and in many very different contexts. Textbooks are a physical representation of the curriculum in a classroom setting. More...

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Ansiedad y fobia social en adolescentes: cuando los trastornos se esconden

The ConversationLa ansiedad es una respuesta que todos los seres humanos poseemos y aparece cuando nuestro cerebro percibe una amenaza que pone en riesgo nuestra vida. Por tanto, la ansiedad nos prepara para lo que pueda acontecer, buscando soluciones que nos pongan a salvo. Esta experiencia tiene un importante valor adaptativo para la supervivencia. More...

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Rallying cry: Youth must stand up to defend democracy

The ConversationAccording to famed anthropologist Arjun Appadurai, the central question of our times is whether we’re witnessing the worldwide rejection of liberal democracy and its replacement by some sort of populist authoritarianism. More...

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Worth reading: Tried and true manuals for success

The ConversationHere are three books that I often recommend to my students and friends. All are practical guides that have stood the test of time. The first will help you start your career, the second will help you succeed in it and the third will help you profit from it. More...

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Is Canada’s skills shortage real, or are businesses to blame?

The ConversationPlebians, pundits and politicians alike say Canadian employers face a serious skills mismatch, or even a full-throttle skills gap. Job applicants are variously described as over-educated, under-adapted or over-credentialed. More...

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No new Einsteins to emerge if science funding snubs curiosity

The ConversationAll of the great scientific findings of the past emanated from the initiative of individuals spurred by unimpeded curiosity and determination. More...

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Casual academics aren’t going anywhere, so what can universities do to ensure learning isn’t affected?

The ConversationMore Australian universities are relying on casual academics to teach their students. It’s difficult to estimate the exact proportion of academic staff on casual contracts, but reports suggest up to 80% of undergraduate courses in some Australian universities have been taught by a casual academic. More...

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Both major parties are finally talking about the importance of preschool – here’s why it matters

The ConversationEarly childhood education and care barely rated a mention in the lead-up to the 2016 federal election. But the mood has changed in Canberra. More...

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Which families delay sending their child to school, and why? We crunched the numbers

The ConversationBoys, younger children and children from relatively advantaged families and neighbourhoods – particularly in Sydney – are more likely to delay starting school. These are some of the findings of our study on who chooses to delay sending their children to school and how a child’s age when they start school is related to their “school readiness”. More...

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