Monthly Archives: February 2019

Supporting mature female students enrolling in university STEM programs

Supporting mature female students enrolling in university STEM programs

Women face many barriers when it comes to post-secondary education, and this is especially true in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as well as in traditionally male-dominated trades like welding. These barriers are even higher for mature female students — those who are at least 24 years old — who are often discriminated against when […] … learn more→

It’s time to rethink how foreign languages are taught at universities

It’s time to rethink how foreign languages are taught at universities

Many people underestimate the difficulty involved in learning a language. This is because language acquisition goes beyond comprehension. It also involves socialisation and emotion. The high level of personal engagement this requires is even more challenging at South African universities, where students are struggling to meet the demands of academic life. This situation has compelled […] … learn more→

Hiring a contractor for windows and doors

Hiring a contractor for windows and doors

Updating your windows and doors represents an excellent opportunity to modernize your home – it increases your equity, provides an improvement in the quality of life and will reduce your energy bill in the process. In order to complete the trifecta of benefits you need enlist the services of a windows and doors company, and […] … learn more→

3 things schools should teach about America’s history of white supremacy

3 things schools should teach about America’s history of white supremacy

When it comes to how deeply embedded racism is in American society, blacks and whites have sharply different views. For instance, 70 percent of whites believe that individual discrimination is a bigger problem than discrimination built into the nation’s laws and institutions. Only 48 percent of blacks believe that is true. Many blacks and whites also fail […] … learn more→

The racial lens blocks vision

The racial lens blocks vision

Angry student: “Why do I have to learn algebra? I’m only going to be teaching eight year olds!” Me: “Because the parents of eight year olds want their teachers to know more than an eight year old.” –I used to get Education majors quite often in my math courses, before they became cloistered into special […] … learn more→

Drop around for a visit

Drop around for a visit

Having someone come to visit is always nice. Unless they arrive unannounced, or stay too long, or too many people come at once, or… actually, there are a myriad of things that can go wrong with visitors. Visiting researchers can be like that, too: a great boon to a research group when the visit is […] … learn more→