27 mars 2018

Celebrating Marion Walter – and other unsung female mathematicians

The ConversationMarion Walter will turn 90 years old this July, but when you ask her about growing up, she’ll tell you she hasn’t yet.
She was born in 1928 to a Jewish family in Berlin. She and her sister, Ellen, attended a Jewish boarding school 390 miles away, in Herrlingen, Germany. More...

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Teaching students how to dissent is part of democracy

The ConversationIn scenes unprecedented in previous school shootings, the past few weeks have been marked by students taking to the streets, to the media, to corporations and elected officials in protest over gun practices and policies. More...

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Why union members earn higher wages than their non-union colleagues

The ConversationOver recent decades in Australia union membership has fallen from 40% of the workforce in 1990 to 15% in 2016 and so unions might seem less relevant in making a difference to what we earn. But our research finds that union members do earn higher wages per hour than non-union members. More...

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An exploding creative economy shows innovation policy shouldn’t focus only on STEM

The ConversationAustralians in creative industries have grown from 3.7% of the workforce in 1986 to 5.5% in the latest census. More...

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Why workers go on strike

The ConversationStrikes have become far less common as there are fewer workplaces where trade unions are recognised and well organised. But they do still happen, as recent strikes among junior doctors and higher education professionals highlight. More...

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Social determinism starts at school

The ConversationA social universe is an extraordinarily complex thing. At its own level, a mind-brain is equally complex. When a mind is behaving within in a group, patterns emerge – patterns that the mind can hardly grasp. These complex forms are self-organising, and emerge on their own and for adaptive purposes. More...

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Culture of trust is key for school safety

The ConversationWhen we first visited the school that is the focus of our forthcoming book, “Navigating Conflict: How Youth Handle Trouble in a High-Poverty School,” back in 1995, students were free to move about campus during lunch and other free periods and a culture of trust prevailed. More...

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Why learning from experience is the educational wave of the future

The ConversationThe university experience has changed.
It used to be enough for students to spend four years working hard on assignments, labs and exams to earn a useful undergraduate degree that signalled competence and was redeemable for a good job. More...

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One in seven teens are ‘sexting,’ says new research

The ConversationSexting is known as the sharing of sexually explicit images and videos through the internet or via electronic devices such as smartphones. More...

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What is the influence of American foundations on universities in Africa?

The ConversationThe ecosystem of donors in the higher education sector in Africa includes many foundations and international agencies, along with several development funds and pan-African organizations. More...

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