The question of the “cart culture” may come up regularly in the media, be the subject of a ministerial working group and measures in the national higher education schools of architecture, it remains a difficult subject when we discuss the architects professional model. As I finished writing this article and discussed its content with my […] … learn more→
Monthly Archives: June 2022
Faced with the “charrette culture”, will architects succeed in reinventing their profession?
5 ways to support children’s early literacy skills and build family connections this summer
With the end of the school year here, parents, caregivers and educators may find themselves reflecting on another turbulent year in education. For researchers of children’s literacy, year-end reflections may prompt discussions of the “summer slide” — children’s loss of knowledge over summer break, particularly in literacy and numeracy — and what can be done to […] … learn more→
The public cost of private schools: rising fees and luxury facilities raise questions about charitable status
Some UK private schools appear to be taking advantage of their charitable status and the lax legal definition of “public benefit” by charging fees that are increasingly out of kilter with their ongoing costs. Around 1,300 UK private schools, including the vast majority of the most prestigious private institutions, enjoy long-standing charitable status. This gives […] … learn more→
Students know how to search the internet, but do they know how to find what they need?
“All men naturally have the desire to know.” Aristotle’s Metaphysics , first book, chapter I. We live in the information age. But this abundance of information is a double-edged sword: it is accompanied by high levels of misinformation and overinformation. Discerning between good and bad is becoming more and more complicated . Sometimes it is an activity similar to finding […] … learn more→
Spelling: why is the level dropping ?
These days, we hear about the theme of the alarming drop in spelling levels among students and more broadly about the difficulties students encounter in French . But it has been a long time since we deplored in France the lack of mastery of spelling. By way of illustration, in an article written in 1993 by the linguist Jean-Marie Klinkenberg on the recurring […] … learn more→
‘A revolutionary ruling – and not just for abortion’: A Supreme Court scholar explains the impact of Dobbs
The Supreme Court’s decision to reverse 50 years of constitutional protection for the right to get an abortion is more than 200 pages long. Morgan Marietta, a political scientist at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and editor of the annual SCOTUS series at Palgrave Macmillan, studies the ideas and ideology of the court. What does this ruling mean? This […] … learn more→
Relax, it’s just a ringlight for kids. Toys like the ‘vlogger set’ prepare them for a digital world
Recent outrage surrounding a young children’s toy “vlogger” set echoes moral panics of the past, particularly when words such as children, play and digital come together. Aldi recently released a new range of wooden toys, including the Vlogger set for children aged 3 and older. This set has sparked discussion on Twitter, including criticism. As researchers who explore the […] … learn more→
Female finance leaders outperform their male peers, so why so few of them in academia and beyond?
The gender diversity of thought leadership in finance is lower than in most other academic fields, our research shows. Finance ranks 132nd out of 175 fields with a representation of only 10.3% women among its thought leaders. Yet these women outperform their male peers. How did we measure this? The impact of an academic’s ideas can be […] … learn more→
Manipulated baccalaureate grades: an eternal controversy?
In this 2022 baccalaureate session, correctors having discovered that the marks they had awarded during the specialty tests were subsequently systematically increased , a recurring controversy has just started again, like a forest fire at the start of summer: the marks of the tray would be the subject of a “tampering” . Of course, the gigantic proofreading operation has […] … learn more→
Only about 1 in 5 engineering degrees go to women
Despite various efforts to encourage more women to study STEM fields in college, the percentage of engineering bachelor’s degrees earned by women in the United States hasn’t increased much in the 21st century. Specifically, it has risen from 18% in 1998 to 22% in 2018. Of all the fields in STEM – or science, technology, engineering and […] … learn more→