Monthly Archives: February 2013

Disruptive Pedagogies and Technologies in Universities

This paper is a reaction to the increasing high cost of higher education and the resulting inaccessibility for the millions of potential learners now seeking opportunities for quality higher education opportunities. The paper examines the cost centers associated with campus-based … Continue reading

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Children’s life world as a perspective on their citizenship

The latest childhood studies present children’s citizenship as a process of  engaging in matters related to children themselves in their everyday lives.  However, only a few studies have been conducted on what those issues are and what they actually tell … Continue reading

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Tanzânia – Nova Constituição com Participação Direta do Povo

Desde ano passado, grupos distritais, organizações da sociedade e ex-governantes opinam sobre como devem ser legislação, estrutura da gestão e políticas públicas do país africano. No forno da Tanzânia, uma nova constituição começa a ser cozinhada e, para sua elaboração, … Continue reading

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The Power of Things and the Flow of Cultural Transformations

Comprising lectures from the University of Heidelberg series “Asia and Europe in a Global Context,” this study aims to describe the role of artifacts, luxurious objects, and ideas in cultural processes from a wide range of disciplines—including art history, anthropology, … Continue reading

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The Kids Are Not Alright: Stop Measuring Them All the Time

As a psychologist, Madeline Levine has seen firsthand how children today are unraveling under pressure. In order to “succeed,” children take stimulants to study or cheat regularly to maintain their grades. They also resort to unhealthy ways of coping with … Continue reading

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Freire or Friedman? In defense of Critical Education

In the end, it all comes back to the original question of the purpose of education. For Friedman, its purpose is to produce worker who will further entrench an unjust economic order that created the problem in the first place. … Continue reading

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Higher Education Trends – 2013 Horizon Report

The tenth edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, a decade-long research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in higher education. Six emerging technologies are … Continue reading

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For the Future Student, Higher Education Will Be Redefined

Not too far in the future, students may be faced with an entirely different set of choices than they do today. No longer might college or career straight after high school graduation be the two only and divergent paths in … Continue reading

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Amplifying Creativity

The new book, Creative Intelligence, shows that creativity is a learned behavior that gets better with training — like sports. You can make creativity routine and a regular part of your life. That’s true for big companies as well as … Continue reading

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Is there a Creative Class?

One of the many implications of this work is to cast light on some of the most influential work in this field, by the American writer Richard Florida, and in particular its claims for a new ‘creative class‘.  More than … Continue reading

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