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Slimming down the lecture

One of the regular debates in contemporary higher education concerns the utility of the traditional university lecture: the one-hour-or-so …

Higher Education

Collaborative teaching cycles: from scrutinising learning to understanding learning

I’m not really a big fan of the practice of book scrutiny.<b>What is book scrutiny?</b>Book scrutiny usually involves a head of department or key stage …

Today's Fail-Safe Students

At home for winter break two and a half years ago, Coleman Fitch got a letter from the College of Wooster, where he was a junior. His performance, he …

College & University

The Flipped Classroom FAQ

<i>Back in 2012, I wrote a few posts for the CIRTL Network on teaching with technology. Some of the technologies mentioned have changed since then, but</i> …

Project-based learning leads to deeper instruction

When I tell colleagues that our district is in its second year of a transition to project-based learning (PBL) districtwide, only a few questions …

20+ More Books for Instructional Designers

In response to my list of 12+ Books for Instructional Designers, I received a lot of great suggestions for further reading. My “to read” list is now …

Education Technology

Chemist Says They're Putting Chemicals In the Food To Make People Gay

<i>Professor Tyrone Hayes has a very controversial theory about homosexuality and men! According to the Professor, he has scientific proof that the</i> …

What happens when colleges fail to prepare graduates for jobs?

By Jeffrey J. Selingo<p>Jeffrey J. Selingo<p>Email Bio Follow<p>It’s a question that both high school seniors about to pick a college and even those ready to graduate with a bachelor’s degree often hear around this time of year: What are you going to do with a degree in philosophy? Or English Literature? Or …

Nobody Believes in Learning Styles Any More, Do They?

If you are a connected teacher, reading blogs and following Twitter, you could be forgiven for thinking that nobody believes in learning styles any …

Chemists shocked by positive-to-positive bond

Positively charged molecules repel each other—at least that’s how it typically works. A recent experiment suggests, however, there are exceptions to …

The Benefits of Minority Teachers in the Classroom

<i>In this Dec. 3, 2014 photo, David Barrett helps his sixth-grade student Vernal Redmond with a class assignment at Lafayette Sunnyside Intermediate</i> …

Education

Teachers, not Nobel laureates, are the experts in how to teach science

Debates over practical work in school science have been hijacked by a scientific elite who seem uninterested in the evidence and expertise of practitioners

Blade: Don't call me, follow protocol

Mmanaledi Mataboge is the Mail & Guardian's political editor. Raised in a rural village, she later studied journalism in a township where she fell in …

States Are Slashing College Budgets and Raising Tuition

In 48 U.S. states, government spending on each college student is still below where it was before the recession that ended almost six years ago. Now, …

Private Schools

What Is Precision Medicine? - CANCER RESEARCH Catalyst

On Jan. 30, President Obama proposed a $215 million Precision Medicine Initiative, with the goal of revolutionizing medicine. This initiative will …

6 significant challenges impeding technology adoption in higher education in 2015

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I Am Proud to Say I Went to Community College

I went to community college, and I absolutely don't regret it. When I was in high school, I felt ashamed to tell my peers where I was headed. Being friends with a group of supersmart AP students, I was made to feel as though I was selling myself short by many classmates. It's as if people believe …

Ordered nanostructures from benzene could pave the way for novel nanotechnology applications

(<i>Nanowerk News</i>) A way to link benzene rings together in a highly ordered three-dimensional helical structure using a straightforward polymerization …