06 septembre 2015

Dear incoming freshmen: don't fear failure. It may lead you to success

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy. We all mess up in ways big and small. But those missteps don’t have to mean the end. In fact they can often mean a beginning – just not the one you had planned. More...

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Here's what I think you should know before starting university

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy. From using a washing machine, to cooking a proper dinner, parents share the things they wish someone had told them before they left home. More...

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Werewolf conference billed as first for UK academy

By Matthew Reisz. Academics will get a chance to hear papers on “full-moon masculinities”, “werewolves and white trash” and “re-wilding” the wolf at a conference to be held this week. More...

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The Best Subjects At Canadian Universities

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "huffingtonpost.ca"By . When it comes to Canadian universities, three names tend to be bandied about pretty regularly — that's the University of Toronto, McGill University and the University of British Columbia. And it's for a good reason. These three schools are consistently at the top of global university rankings, and have some of the toughest admissions in the country. More...

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Will Canada be the country that dumbed itself to death?

By . Foreign policy issues rarely figure centrally in Canadian politics — and in the public and media mainstream, science is an even more distant outlier. That’s unfortunate, because science policy matters. Years of resource reductions and the centralized political control and manipulation of all public communications have deeply corroded Canadian democracy, governance and public administration. More...

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Universities should take harm reduction approach to drug use, experts say

cbc masthead logo'The approach of "just say no" just doesn't work,' says McGill's student health director.
As CEGEP and university students head to back to school, some experts argue it makes more sense to ensure illicit drugs are taken safely rather than try to prevent them from being taken altogether. More...

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Don't ban laptops in university classrooms

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "thestar.com"By Tai Notar. Take the movement to ban laptops from university lectures — it’s just ridiculous. Professors who oppose laptops in lectures are out of touch. The issue isn’t us — it’s the way they teach. Some professors simply do not understand the way we learn. Too many haven’t woken up to the fact that in the 21st century many of us are digital learners. Read more...

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Professor warns against saying 'illegal aliens,' 'male,' 'female'

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. A cultural studies instructor at Washington State University has warned her students that they could face disciplinary action-and in some cases, failure of her class-if they use certain terms she deems unacceptable, including "illegal aliens," "tranny" and the words "males" and "females" to refer to men and women. More...

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Colleges struggle to blend tech, teacher-training lesson plans

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. On a typical day in Corey Gilman's second-grade class, students view and listen to books on a Smart Board, following the text in their hardcover readers; they collaborate in small groups named for colors; and take turns using an iPod to listen to a reading of books they wrote by hand and then narrated. In between, they take "brain breaks" – 30-second bursts of moving and stretching under Gilman's direction. All the while, Gilman's iPad never seems to leave his hand. More...

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How to Think Visually

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. How to Think Visually
Rabndy, Cool Infographics, 2015/09/03

In case you haven't seen this before, or are just beginning your career and an education consultant, here's a graphic represention of a couple dozen or so graphical representations of data. More...

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