Monthly Archives: January 2022

As international students return, let’s not return to the status quo of isolation and exploitation

As international students return, let’s not return to the status quo of isolation and exploitation

As Australia welcomes back international students, it’s a time for education providers to re-imagine how they cater to these students. Our research shows helping them to build strong connections with other students, as well as employers, makes them more likely to have a productive and fulfilling time in Australia and to find suitable work when they graduate. Australia […] … learn more→

Is the brain of boys and girls changing because of the pandemic?

Is the brain of boys and girls changing because of the pandemic?

From what we know so far, covid-19 has hardly any major neurological consequences when those infected are boys and girls. However, that doesn’t mean your brain will come out of the pandemic unscathed. Especially since the restrictions we impose on them could affect the development of their brain. And, with it, to his subsequent mental life, since it […] … learn more→

Refresh your writing ideas

Refresh your writing ideas

Reading is key to developing your understandings of what makes good academic writing. Anthropologist Ruth Behar (2020) suggests that academic writers shouldn’t stop at the classic texts in their discipline, but also read other genres. She says We need to read poetry to understand silences and pauses. To challenge the oppression of punctuation. To learn how to make […] … learn more→

Inequality in education: bilingualism is not to blame

Inequality in education: bilingualism is not to blame

Bilingual education is in decline, or so the numerous headlines that have bombarded the media since the beginning of the academic year seem to indicate, announcing that 90 centers in Castilla y León, Castilla–La Mancha and Navarra have abandoned the bilingual program (out of more than 3700 bilingual centers , everything is said). These news often echo […] … learn more→

Cultivating empathy: some keys to help children open up to otherness

Cultivating empathy: some keys to help children open up to otherness

Scientific publications, books, magazines, newspapers, radio, social networks… Impossible not to note the omnipresence of the word empathy. Not a day indeed, not a week without him appearing. Should we see in this the testimony of a questioning society at a time when the temptation to extremism and radicalization is growing? Should we see in this the […] … learn more→

The metaverse is money and crypto is king – why you’ll be on a blockchain when you’re virtual-world hopping

The metaverse is money and crypto is king – why you’ll be on a blockchain when you’re virtual-world hopping

You may think the metaverse will be a bunch of interconnected virtual spaces – the world wide web but accessed through virtual reality. This is largely correct, but there is also a fundamental but slightly more cryptic side to the metaverse that will set it apart from today’s internet: the blockchain. In the beginning, Web 1.0 was […] … learn more→

Colleges accused of conspiring to make low-income students pay more

Colleges accused of conspiring to make low-income students pay more

Sixteen universities – including six in the Ivy League – are accused in a lawsuit of having engaged in price fixing and unfairly limiting financial aid by using a shared methodology to calculate the financial need of applicants. The schools in question have declined to comment or said only that they’ve done nothing wrong. Is this the latest […] … learn more→

Lockdown schooling: research from across the world shows reasons to be hopeful

Lockdown schooling: research from across the world shows reasons to be hopeful

When COVID shuttered schools across the world in 2020, the way teachers delivered their lessons and students did their classwork changed over night. As one Boston-based secondary school student wrote in a recent case study, “bedrooms turned into school classrooms, living rooms turned into science laboratories and backyards turned into workout gyms.” Two years on, this shift to remote and, […] … learn more→

Beyond social mobility, college students value giving back to society

Beyond social mobility, college students value giving back to society

Students who are the first in their family to attend college tend to see it as a means to improve their personal lives and as an opportunity for social mobility. That contrasts with the main message students get from policymakers and universities that largely emphasize career growth. This is the main finding from interviews we conducted with […] … learn more→

How far can we invoke academic freedom

How far can we invoke academic freedom

In recent months, academic freedom has been the subject of particular attention, in an entirely new way in France. This sudden interest in a hitherto unrecognized freedom is mainly explained by the emergence of various threats that come from the political, economic and militant spheres. This climate of tension goes against the necessary independence of academics in their fields […] … learn more→