20 novembre 2015

Imagining Canada's Future

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Imagining Canada's Future
Stephen Downes, Nov 17, 2015, SSHRC Fall Conference: Imagining Canada's Future, Ottawa, Ontario
Talk I gave at SSHRC's Fall Forum called Imaging Canada's Future. No slides for this one; I worked off a set of notes. I introduced some overall thoughts about talking about the future, described some of the 'same old ways' we think about the future and meeting future needs, and then suggests that what we should really be learning from the 21st century is that knowledge is complex, fluid, changing, and not usefully described in terms of rules, facts, principles, and outcome. More...

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The Future Belongs to the Curious: How Are We Bringing Curiosity Into School?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Future Belongs to the Curious: How Are We Bringing Curiosity Into School?
Jackie Gerstein, User Generated Education, 2015/11/15

This is a loosely structured post with numerous quotes from thinkers about the nature and value of curiosity, including this one from Paulo Friere, "I believe in the pedagogy of curiosity. That’s why I defend the pedagogy of the question and not of the answer." More...

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18 novembre 2015

The Future of The Future of Higher Education

By Dan ButinAnother commission on the future of higher education has just been formed. I thus sometimes wonder whether we would all be better off and save everyone a lot of time and money and headaches if we instead embraced what should be the standard-issue for any academic administrator in this age of disruption: the Magic 8-Ball. Read more...

The Future of The Future of Higher Education

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17 novembre 2015

Pressing problems spur radical shift in global science

By Wachira Kigotho. The focus of global science has radically shifted from basic research to applied research, with high-income countries cutting back on public spending while private sector funding has been maintained or increased, according to the newly-released UNESCO Science Report: Towards 2030. Read more...

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11 novembre 2015

We need to talk about the SDGs

By Brian Keeley. Views vary on how much of a difference the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) actually made to the world. But on one thing people seem more or less united: They were a great communications tool. They took the abstract concept of “development” and turned it into a series of mostly concrete goals – fewer poor people, more kids in school, healthier mothers and babies, and so on. More...

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Cadre d'action - Education 2030

Le cadre d'action - Education 2030 - qui offre des orientations pour la mise en oeuvre de l'agenda pour l'Education 2030 (ODD4) - a été adopté par acclamation à la Réunion spéciale de haut niveau sur le cadre d'action Education 2030 qui s'est tenue à l'UNESCO, Paris, France, le 4 novembre 2015. Le Président de l'Association internationale des Universités avait été invité à y faire une intervention. Voir l'article...

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Education 2030 Framework For Action (FFA)

The Education 2030 Framework For Action - which provides guidance towards the accomplishment of the Education 2030 agenda (SDG4) - was adopted by acclamation at the Education 2030 High-Level Meeting which was held at UNESCO, Paris, France on 4 November 2015. The President of the International Association of Universities had been invited to speak and the Secretary-General of IAU delivered his intervention in which he welcomed the inclusion of higher education in the new agenda. See the complete IAU intervention here. More...

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08 novembre 2015

Why Irish eyes are smiling in Horizon 2020

By Jan Petter Myklebust. One of the surprise success stories in the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme this year was the entry of four Irish universities into the list of the 50 top-performing universities. But how did they do it. Read more...

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UK universities face biggest shake-up for decades

By David Jobbins. UK universities face their biggest shake-up in decades under plans for a further shift towards a market approach announced in a government consultation on 6 November. Read more...

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03 novembre 2015

KISS Horizon 2020 – Keep It Simple & Straightforward

LERU : League of European Research UniversitiesLast Friday, the League of European Research Universities (LERU) submitted its response to the Horizon 2020 simplification survey of the European Commission. Simplification has always been the number 1 priority of LERU in the development and implementation of Horizon 2020. Consequently LERU has always been actively engaged in the simplification agenda (see below) and will certainly continue to do so in the future.
In the current LERU response, many topics are addressed, focusing on pressing administrative and financial issues, but also investigating possible conceptual changes that could contribute greatly to further simplification of Horizon 2020 project application and management. More...

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