Education

Addressing the United Kingdom’s Lack of Black Scholars
Higher Education Reform
February 8, 2024

Addressing the United Kingdom’s Lack of Black Scholars

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Tejendra Pherali on Education and Conflict
Social Science Bites
February 1, 2024

Tejendra Pherali on Education and Conflict

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When University Decolonization in Canada Mends Relationships with Indigenous Nations and Lands
Higher Education Reform
January 9, 2024

When University Decolonization in Canada Mends Relationships with Indigenous Nations and Lands

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The Social Sciences Are Under Attack in Higher Education
News
January 2, 2024

The Social Sciences Are Under Attack in Higher Education

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Entrepreneurship for a Cause

Entrepreneurship for a Cause

Traditional schools and education systems are designed like industrial conveyer belts tasked with churning out as identical produce as possible, one cohort at a time. But education doesn’t have to be this way.

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Is Wikipedia A Good Academic Resource?

Is Wikipedia A Good Academic Resource?

As research and instruction librarians, we know people have concerns about using Wikipedia in academic work. And yet, in interacting with undergraduate and graduate students doing various kinds of research, we also see how Wikipedia can be an important source for background information, topic development and locating further information.

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John Hattie on the Factors That Influence Learning In Schools

John Hattie on the Factors That Influence Learning In Schools

In 2008, I published my book Visible Learning, which aimed to explain what works best to help student learning. At the time, others claimed it was the world’s largest evidence-based study into the factors that improve learning.

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Survey Explores How College Students Feel About Using AI To Complete Coursework

Survey Explores How College Students Feel About Using AI To Complete Coursework

Artificial intelligence tools like OpenAI’s ChatGPT language model could make completing college coursework as simple as asking a computer questions and getting answers at the click of a button (to the prospective horror of some professors). In fact, 61 percent of college students say using AI tools will become the new normal, but does that new normal involve students learning or machines learning?

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Watch the Forum: Understanding Diversity in STEM

Watch the Forum: Understanding Diversity in STEM

While strides have been made for women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in seeking careers in science and engineering, as a recent […]

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Watch Online Conversation on ‘Reimagining Schools’

Watch Online Conversation on ‘Reimagining Schools’

Given the turmoil that 2020 has brought to the world, can we “move beyond analysis to impact”? That was a question that animated the debut online event for the “Reimagining Social Institutions” series – “Reimagining Schools.”

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Coronavirus UK – Why Closing Schools is (Generally) a Bad Idea

Coronavirus UK – Why Closing Schools is (Generally) a Bad Idea

School closures are widely seen as a quick fix for COVID-19 transmission. The UK government’s resistance to this measure has provoked considerable concern, including a petition to Parliament that has gathered over a half-million signatures at the time of writing. In practice, argues Robert Dingwall, the effects would mainly be risky for children and the consequences would other institutions’ efforts to work as normally as possible.

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University Rankings Distract From Higher-Education Reform

University Rankings Distract From Higher-Education Reform

University rankings might claim to provide an index through which students, faculty, and the general public might ascertain a number of things: the quality of education provided by an institution, the potential for networking at an institution, the breadth and depth of research being performed at an institution, and more. The institutional quest towards topping the university rankings can, however, derail efforts towards the improvement of society and higher education at large.

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