Education

True friendship prevails

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The students of Ayios Georgios Lyceum in Lakatamia, Nicosia will take on the challenge of performing the play Across the Barricades for the first time in Cyprus at the Cultural Centre indoor amphitheatre of the… MARIA GREGORIOU CyprusMail This is not only the first time that the play will be presented on the… The play, based on the… True friendship… Read More »

Now a degree is a commodity, no wonder more students are cheating

Education - The Guardian

Of course plagiarism is wrong. But treating students as consumers sends them a very clear message: your money is just as important as your mind Poppy Noor The Guardian It was reported this week that the Department for Education is considering new penalties for students who plagiarise essays. This comes after Now a degree is… Read More »

This skill could be key to the jobs of the future

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At first glance, it looks as though the group of young adults is building… Rael Futerman World Economic Forum But these are actually students at the University of Cape Town’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design Thinking, and they’re using the colourful blocks to design a… It represents policy reform ideas around transitioning from informal to… This skill could… Read More »

Exclusive: Oxford University may break with 700 years of tradition and open a foreign campus – after France offers Brexit sweetener

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Oxford University might break with 700 years of tradition by establishing its first foreign campus in response to Brexit, The Telegraph… Harry Yorke The Telegraph French officials met senior staff at Oxford last week and revealed new proposals that they hope would guarantee future European Union funding for a… Exclusive: Oxford University… Read More »

Are Soas students right to ‘decolonise’ their minds from western philosophers?

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Outraged headlines erupted when students launched a campaign to challenge the great western philosophers. We went to the source of dissent – London’s School of Oriental and African Studies – to investigate Kenan Malik The Guardian “They Kant be serious!”, spluttered the Daily Mail headline in its most McEnroe-ish tone. “PC students demand white… Are Soas students… Read More »

Brazil tops league of non-EU students in Ireland

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Many students coming for language courses with Chinese citizens second largest group Marie O’Halloran The Irish Times More Brazilians than any other nationality outside the EU come to Ireland to study, according to the latest data. Figures from the Department of Justice show that Brazil tops the league for the… Brazil tops league… Read More »

In an age of robots, schools are teaching our children to be redundant

Education - The Guardian

A regime of cramming and testing is crushing young people’s instinct to learn and destroying their future George Monbiot The Guardian In the future, if you want a job, you must be as unlike a machine as possible: creative, critical and socially skilled. So why are… In an age… Read More »

330 more academics expelled with state of emergency decree, stirring debate in Turkey

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A total of 330 academics were expelled with a new state of emergency decree published in the Official Gazette late on Feb. 7, drawing criticism from the opposition and the scholars themselves about the effect the… Hurriyet The academics were among 4,464 public workers who were expelled as part of the… The expulsion of the… 330 more academics… Read More »

Recess Gets A Makeover

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What’s the best time for students to have recess? Sophia Boyd npr Before lunch, or after? What happens if… Recess Gets A… Read More »

Low fees and top universities: why Irish are studying abroad

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European universities are targeting Irish students with range of courses through… Aine McMahon The Irish Times Thousands of college hopefuls have been scrambling to apply for third-level courses in Ireland in recent… But increasing numbers are looking further afield… Low fees and… Read More »

Removing the right to protect our children

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Home education is something that not everyone understands. Bekah Bel On Line Opinion It is viewed with distrust, there are many misconceptions about it. But if there is one thing… Removing the right to… Read More »

Report: Schools Are Teaching Kids To Hate America Under The Guise Of ‘Civics’

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The New Civics sweeping colleges and K-12 teaches that citizenship means looking for grievances, then agitating for bigger government to address them. Joy Pullmann The Federalist U.S. civics education, if it exists at all, is being transformed into a political machine to push left-wing causes, undermine American government, and incite civil unrest, finds a 525-page report from the National Association of… Report: Schools Are Teaching… Read More »

How fake nature in child care centres could be damaging

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The grass is always greener when it’s real and outdoors. Henrietta Cook The Age That’s the view of academics and teachers who have criticised the Education Department for letting inner-city child care centres operate without any outdoor space… How fake nature… Read More »

Soas students have a point. Philosophy degrees should look beyond white Europeans

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The story of the students preferring African or Asian to European philosophy isn’t what it seems. Tom Whyman The Guardian These so-called PC snowflakes just care about learning We all know what students… Soas students have a… Read More »

South Africa: Countdown for Matric Results

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Pretoria — The wait is almost over for the Class of 2016 as Matric learners will tomorrow find out their fate as the National Senior Certificate Examination (NSC) results are set to be released. AllAfrica This evening, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will announce the… South Africa: Countdown… Read More »

English Schools Give ‘Gender Diversity’ Booklet To Kids As Young As Seven

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Schools in the United Kingdom are beginning to hand out pamphlets on “gender diversity” to various elementary schools. Amber Randall The Daily Caller The booklet, “Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity?” will be provided to children as young as seven years old, reports The Washington Times. The book provides information on… English Schools Give ‘Gender… Read More »