02 mai 2018

Taking a break from the Internet may be good for learning

Education & Skills TodayA Danish study on Internet use at school revealed that students themselves are perfectly aware of the risks of using the Internet for learning. Tellingly, one student explained the problems of using the Internet in the classroom: “You can have a brief conversation on Facebook during a math class and, when you look up again, the blackboard is covered with symbols and numbers”. More...

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Basic skills: the missing ingredient in England’s apprenticeships

Education & Skills TodayApprenticeships can be of great value. They allow apprentices to develop a wide range of skills, they offer a fast track to employment and they can boost social mobility. But not all apprenticeships are created equal: some provide limited learning opportunities and don’t adequately prepare learners for skilled employment. More...

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Over 300 million people suffer from depression worldwide. Can education help?

Education & Skills TodayThe World Health Organization estimates that depression affects over 300 million people worldwide, making it the leading cause of disability. Suffering from depression can make it extremely difficult for an individual to function properly at school and at work; not only does this have an impact on the lives of those affected and their surroundings, but it also has wider economic consequences for societies at large, mainly due to high medical costs and employee productivity loss. More...

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La fiscalité a fait tomber Al Capone. Peut-elle nous aider à combattre la corruption ?

Chaque année, entre 1500 et 2000 milliards de dollars partent en fumée en pots-de-vin, soit 2% de l’économie mondiale. Il ne s’agit là que d’une partie infime de la corruption qui gangrène la planète. Cette corruption nourrit le terrorisme, le changement climatique ou encore la crise des réfugiés. Elle mine la confiance des citoyens dans les gouvernements et les marchés. La corruption peut également tuer, par exemple quand des bâtiments sont érigés au mépris des normes techniques afin de gagner des contrats et de remplir quelques poches. La corruption nuit sérieusement au développement. Plus...

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Tax got Al Capone. Could tax now be a way of beating corruption?

Every year, bribes eat up an estimated 1 500 to 2 000 billion dollars, the equivalent of 2% of the global economy. And this is just a tiny fraction of the corruption that infects our world, feeding terrorism, climate change and the refugee crisis. More...

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Herders vs Farmers: Resolving deadly conflict in the Sahel and West Africa

In the Sahel region of West Africa, herdsmen traditionally head south across the semi-arid strip below the Sahara desert and above the Sudanian Savanna, towards the coasts during the long dry season to graze their animals. The farmers in the host regions used to welcome the herdsmen’s arrival, as the grazing cattle fertilised their cropland. In the last decade, however, economic, environmental and population pressures have turned this mutually benefitting symbiosis into deadly conflict. More...

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The fine art of reading financial accounts and balance sheets

It’s 2018 and that means a decade has passed since the collapse of financial markets that led to the onslaught of the worst economic and social crisis in our lifetimes. And we are not out of the woods yet! Indeed we are still grappling with the consequences of the crisis today. More...

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How national and European policies can support refugee students and researchers in European Higher Education

The inHERE (Higher Education Supporting Refugees in Europe) project consortium is pleased to invite you to the Policy Dialogue “How national and European policies can support refugee students and researchers in European Higher Education” on Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 12.30-18.00. More...

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News from EFFECT project activities: focus on institutional strategies and teaching enhancement

The European Forum for Enhanced Collaboration in Teaching (EFFECT) project is in full swing with a series of activities: a pilot experience on institutional strategies in learning and teaching, a staff development webinar on inclusiveness and citizenship skills, and an upcoming feasibility study on how to best promote a forward-looking European dimension for enhancing learning and teaching. More...

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Open Science: EUA warns against rushing the EU copyright reform

EUA joined a broad alliance of more than 100 organisations representing educators, academics, universities, technology companies, start-ups and scale-ups, and non-governmental organisations in a letter that voiced its concerns over the latest proposal of the Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market by the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU. They believed that this does not qualify as a balanced compromise and potentially harms Europe’s openness, education, research, innovation and competitiveness. More...

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