04 novembre 2016

Africa Calls for Greater STEM Investment

Best Masters Degrees & Masters Programs 2016By Joanna Hughes. With Africa experiencing rapid growth and urbanization, it’s also in need of greater infrastructure across everything from health and transport to energy and education. Essential to this rising demand? Greater STEM training for the continent’s youth -- particularly regarding the empowerment of girls and women. More...

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02 novembre 2016

Labour market report highlights need for more STEM skills

By Sharon Dell. The “improvement of education and skills levels” are among five key recommendations contained in the Skills Supply and Demand in South Africa report released last month by the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership project. Read more...

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31 octobre 2016

Les formules mathématiques : que d'histoires !

Logo - Thot CursusPar Frédéric Duriez. Les mathématiques apparaissent parfois comme une discipline abstraite. Et pourtant, des passionnés, internautes, romanciers, et bien entendu des mathématiciens nous en donnent une image très vivante et concrète. Quand les formules sont présentées dans leur contexte historique et humain, elles deviennent l'enjeu de défis et de rivalité. Voir l'article...

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Chanter des formules mathématiques afin de les mémoriser

Logo - Thot CursusPar Alexandre Roberge. Les mathématiques sont composées de nombreuses théories. Cela en fait une science précise qui a ses formules quasi incontestables, des règles importantes à mémoriser. Voilà en partie le rôle des cours de maths à l’école : que les jeunes les retiennent jusqu’à l’âge adulte. Plus facile à dire qu’à faire. Voir l'article...

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29 octobre 2016

In the marketplace: New STEM courses and online resources

eCampus NewsBy Laura Devaney. Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change. More...

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26 octobre 2016

How to involve more women and girls in engineering

The ConversationBy . Women are just 13 percent of mechanical engineering undergraduate students. And women earn only 14.2 percent of doctorate degrees in mechanical engineering. More broadly, women make up 49 percent of the college-educated workforce, but only 14 percent of practicing engineers nationwide. More...

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24 octobre 2016

Yes, mathematics can be decolonised. Here’s how to begin

The ConversationBy . At a time when decolonisation, part of which involves changing the content of what’s taught, is dominating debate at many universities, the discipline of mathematics presents an interesting case. More...

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08 octobre 2016

Part 2: The 16 innovators in high-ranking institutions

eCampus NewsBy Laura Devaney. As the higher education landscape evolves and new institutional rankings take into account alternative data, such as low-income student enrollment and a focus on STEM, innovative individuals within these high-ranking institutions have also come into the spotlight. More...

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03 octobre 2016

Group work gets kids more engaged in STEM

The ConversationBy . Research shows that science achievement gaps begin very early. Between fourth and eighth grade, the number of children reporting positive attitudes about math and science drops from about 71 percent to about 48 percent. More...

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28 septembre 2016

The US Attracts More International Female STEM Students

Best Masters Degrees & Masters Programs 2016By Joanna Hughes. By now we all know that STEM fields are the place to be. However, “Sevis by the Numbers” statistics shared earlier this year by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reveal that one geographical destination is particularly alluring when it comes to STEM studies -- at least for female international students. More...

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