30 août 2015

University was never meant to be for everybody. Young people have been sold a lie

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwBy . Having dreams is all very well, but our young people deserve a real future, not one based on fairytales. Read more...

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Facilitating subjects are at the heart of student learning

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwBy Anthony Seldon. Anthony Seldon emphasises the significance of facilitating subjects but argues that traditional learning is not everything. Read more...

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We must save the lost boys in education

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwBy . Education is a great good, but not any education at any price. We need to look beyond the borders of universities. Read more...

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Who would use income share agreements to pay for college?

By Robert Kelchen. In response to concerns over the rising price of college and increasing amounts of student loan debt, the Obama Administration has worked to expand income-based repayment programs for those with federal student loans. More...

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Trump University was a scam, say former students

Do you remember Trump University? Probably not – it didn’t really catch on. And one big reason it didn’t catch on is because it was a total scam, say a slew of former students in complaints that were filed to the Federal Trade Commission and were recently unearthed by a Freedom of Information Act request from Gizmodo, writes Ethan Wolff-Mann for TIME. Read more...

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The power of the professoriate and the lemonade stand

By Grace Karram Stephenson. When a summer heat wave moves across Canada you will likely see small roadside tables set up in residential communities, attended by local children selling lemonade. In a country with few street vendors these childhood enterprises are a historic symbol of entrepreneurship and community: the winter is over, people have emerged from their homes and the community needs refreshment. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 19:09 - - Permalien [#]

Artisans and Crafts

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . Unless you were there, it’s hard to imagine how different the United States was back in, say, the 1950s.
No, I don’t mean the differences that computers, smartphones, and the Internet have made since then, though they are considerable. More...

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Slack: When It Makes Sense to Use It

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . You’ve read ProfHacker posts about how to manage your email more effectively; the truth is, the best way to manage your email better is to get less email in the first place. Tools like Slack can help make this happen. Read more...

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Star Scholar Resigns From Northwestern, Saying It Doesn't Respect Academic Freedom

By Tom Bartlett. Alice Dreger doesn’t usually pull punches. So it’s no surprise that her resignation letter is more, shall we say, direct than the average two weeks’ notice. More...

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These Videos Could Change How You Think About Teaching

By Jeffrey R. Young. Going to lunch with students changed Michael Wesch’s attitude about teaching, and he is trying to share his personal transformation through a series of videos he hopes will go viral. More...

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