22 avril 2019

Can kids do Kant?

The ConversationPhilosophy was always dangerous, as the life and death of Socrates taught us. He was, need I remind you, executed not by an authoritarian regime but by a caring democracy. Times have changed however, and today’s contemporary philosophers need not fear the hemlock. More...

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Would you admit to being a teacher today?

The ConversationThere are many parts to this complex problem. But there are three things that influence our thinking: government policy, research and our own school days. More...

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Education equality gap failing immigrants and poor students

The ConversationImmigrant students and those from poor backgrounds living in developed countries are being failed by the school system and face a high risk of marginalisation, according to a UNESCO report. More...

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What makes a good teacher?

The ConversationGood quality teaching can be hard to define and there is no single way of measuring it. But all students, throughout their education, experience the highs and lows of teaching ability. More...

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False child abuse allegations take a heavy toll on teachers

The ConversationThese days it is heresy to suggest some teenagers may sometimes exaggerate – but when it comes to accusations of sexual abuse or misconduct, teachers who are falsely accused have little hope of salvaging their careers. More...

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Who’s afraid of ‘Rate your Professor’?

The ConversationA number of years ago as a PhD student, I was told that you must “publish or perish”. The advice was clear: teaching should be secondary in any considerations. More...

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Taking over universities: why the states would give up control

The ConversationState and federal relations are almost always a bumpy ride – you only have to look at the recent stoush over schools funding to see that. So when relations go well and we see a glimpse of that perfect picture of co-operative federalism, attention needs to be paid. More...

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PISA education rankings are a problem that can’t be solved

The ConversationWith a heavy feeling of déjà vu, here we are again with another round of introspection on the OECD’s international Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings and the mediocre education children must therefore be receiving in the UK. More...

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Zimbabwean graduate migrants are more than just ‘British bottom cleaners’

The ConversationZimbabwean migrants to Britain are often referred to by those at home as being the BBC – British bottom cleaners – fit only for the most menial roles in the former colonial “mother country”. More...

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Stopping the brain drain of women scientists

The ConversationThere are more young women entering universities than ever before and they are graduating each year in their hundreds of thousands. But for those that go on to work as academics in science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM), it is still very much a man’s world. More...

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