Less than 1 In 280 who apply get student loan forgiveness

Less than 1 In 280 who apply get student loan forgiveness

Around 50,000,000 people have student loans (more official numbers are like 45,000,000, but I dispute their accounting methods). The bulk of these people have taken these loans in exchange for worthless college credits, while perhaps 20% actually managed to get a degree, with the value of such a degree varying from $0 to, well, something […] … learn more→

The cobra effect, Indonesian lecturers are obsessed with the Scopus index and despicable practices towards world-class universities

The cobra effect, Indonesian lecturers are obsessed with the Scopus index and despicable practices towards world-class universities

President Joko Widodo often touched the performance of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Kemristekdikti) regarding the competitiveness of universities in Indonesia which he considered to be unsatisfactory. Lastly, last October, Jokowi was surprised why only three universities (PTs) had succeeded in entering the world’s top 2018 universities in 2018 version of Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) . The President […] … learn more→

Learning music teaches reading

Learning music teaches reading

Neuroscience has found a clear relationship between music and language acquisition. Bluntly: learning music in the early years of schooling can help children learn to read. Both activities share a network superimposed on the brain. From an evolutionary perspective, the human brain developed the acquisition of music much earlier than that of language and then used that […] … learn more→

“Learning in the 21st century”: a bet on collective intelligence

It is high time that the learning of curiosity prevails over that of submission. This is the “credo” on which Learn in the 21st century is based , the important and fascinating contribution that François Taddei has just made to the reflection on the future of the school and the issues of knowledge. If we want to progress towards a “learning […] … learn more→

There’s no need for the ‘Chicago principles’ in Australian universities to protect freedom of speech

There’s no need for the ‘Chicago principles’ in Australian universities to protect freedom of speech

This week the government asked former High Court Chief Justice Robert French to head an inquiry into free speech on universities. Education minister Dan Tehan claimed it was because concerns had been raised about people shutting down the views of those they disagree with, and security costs for controversial speakers on campus. Universities are accusing the minister of “jumping to the […] … learn more→

More American students are studying abroad, new data show

More American students are studying abroad, new data show

Kelsey Hrubes knew she had a challenge on her hands when she visited Germany as a study abroad student back in 2015. “I was forced to adapt to cultural norms I had never considered before and try to comprehend everything in a new language,” recalls Hrubes, a software engineer at Microsoftand 2017 Iowa State graduate in […] … learn more→

More primary schools could scrap homework – a former classroom teacher’s view

More primary schools could scrap homework – a former classroom teacher’s view

At the beginning of this school year, it wasn’t just children who were grumbling about homework. A despairing comment on social media by comedian Rob Delaney about the amount demanded of his children sparked much debate – and plenty of support from frustrated parents. Not everyone agrees of course. According to the Campaign for Real Education […] … learn more→

I watched the stars and danced jazz with migrants at the university (1)

I watched the stars and danced jazz with migrants at the university (1)

Migrants  ? Refugees? Exiles? Asylum seekers  ? The Prefect talks about asylum seekers. I will use the term refugees for simplicity now. At the end of August 2018, the Prefect is looking for a gymnasium to welcome for three weeks refugees to leave a gymnasium in the city of Évry. In agreement with the president of the University Paris-Sud and the director of the UFR STAPS , the Prefect thus […] … learn more→