education

education



Factose intolerance
Cheryl Lowe | 19 December 2014 |
tags: education, philosophy
Why is the word "knowledge" missing in action in many educational documents?


10 life lessons from Navy Seal in charge of bin Laden raid
William H. McRaven | 26 May 2014 |
tags: commencement address, education, Navy SEALs
This may just be the best commencement address ever!


Who is running higher education?
Kevin Ryan | 23 May 2014 |
tags: higher education
The silly season of graduation ceremonies is a touchstone of the state of higher education in the US.


Chaos in Calgary
Maria Irizar | 22 May 2014 |
tags: alcohol, binge drinking, Canada, education
Like many other places, Alberta's finest university turns a blind eye to binge drinking. It's not a good idea.


Single sex schooling and gender theory
Andrew Mullins | 07 April 2014 |
tags: gender theory, single sex schooling
New research questions the advantage of separate schools for boys and girls and suggests they lead to role stereotyping.


Dumbing down: the new SAT
Matthew Mehan | 01 April 2014 |
tags: education, education standards, SATs, USA
Or how to raise education levels by lowering standards.


Is digital learning the end of education?
Elise Italiano | 24 February 2014 |
tags: computers, contemplation, education, individualism
"Every child in front of a screen" sounds smart, but it may not be wise.


Asian education: more than tiger mums and rote learning
Keita Takayama | 06 December 2013 |
tags: Asia education, PISA, Tiger Moms
Another PISA report, another chorus of caricatures of Asian learning success.


Is the dream of free online university education fading?
Jason Lodge | 22 November 2013 |
tags: education, internet, MOOCs
The head of the biggest online education provider now says that it is a "lousy product".


In tough times, some US colleges may fold
Jon Marcus | 12 September 2013 |
tags: higher education, US
The old way of doing business in American higher education will not work in the future.


My tutor, The Bard
Francis Phillips | 07 August 2013 |
tags: education, Shakespeare
Teaching your children Shakespeare could be the most rewarding educational experience of their lives.


US education and economy are on the skids, says British historian
G. Tracy Mehan III | 02 August 2013 |
tags: debt crisis, economics, education, US
Niall Ferguson's controversial analysis of America's institutions is required for anyone who cares about the future of the West.


How free online courses could revolutionize education
Richard Solash | 11 July 2013 |
tags: education, MOOCs
American universities are leveraging their prestige by offering on-line courses to students around the world. Is this the way of the future?


Teaching academic integrity
Michael Kerwin | 11 June 2013 |
tags: cheating, education
Cheating is out of hand in American universities. What can be done?


The internet is a paradise for cheaters
Karl D. Stephan | 30 January 2013 |
tags: cheating, education, morality
Universities have to work hard to discourage students from cheating.


How education hijacked brain research
Max Coltheart | 11 December 2012 |
tags: education, neuroscience
Some governments and schools are considering high-cost brain training programs despite a lack of evidence of any educational benefits.


The Victims’ Revolution
Harley J. Sims | 09 November 2012 |
tags: book reviews, higher education
In a new book a gay writer pens a powerful indictment of identity studies as dogmatic cults.


Won’t Back Down
Denyse O'Leary | 11 October 2012 |
tags: education, film reviews, USA
This inspiring film about America's failing schools has a radical diagnosis: shake off the dead hand of the teachers' unions.


Poisoned Ivies
Michael W. Hannon | 17 September 2012 |
tags: book reviews, higher education, pornography
Nathan Harden’s “Sex and God at Yale” graphically shows what moral bankruptcy and relativism has produced at America's most elite universities.


Neo vs. the Karate Kid
Micah Watson | 10 July 2012 |
tags: education, film reviews
The Matrix and The Karate Kid offer two competing views of the relationship between how we learn and how we understand human nature.


The battle to reclaim free will
Andrew Mullins | 06 July 2012 |
tags: free will, neuroscience
Most neuroscientists today are materialists who believe that everything we do is determined. But this ignores our rationality and free will. There must be a better way.


eU: education goes online
David Glance | 02 July 2012 |
tags: education, information technology, online education
Some of America's best-known universities are trying to leverage their prestige by offering on-line course by leading academics.


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