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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

THE Thatcher had ‘immense impact’ on higher education (8 April)


Thatcher had ‘immense impact’ on higher education (THE 8 April)

“Before Mrs Thatcher, universities were very similar to public utilities – run for the benefit of staff with government money. Now they are stellar,” said Professor Kealey.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Why does social science have such a hard job explaining itself?

Why does social science have such a hard job explaining itself? | Higher Education Network | Guardian Professional:

Albert Einstein once put it "understanding physics is child's play compared to understanding child's play".

(Ironically, political science is one of the few behavioural or social sciences that makes accurate predictions specifically about elections results. Economics, famously, has no such track record. AS)

Monday, 8 April 2013

Achieving Vision 2050 through Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology – 7th Huon Seminar ← Education News PNG

Achieving Vision 2050 through Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology – 7th Huon Seminar ← Education News PNG

The Papua New Guinea University of Technology (Unitech) will be hosting the 7th Huon Seminar on the 13 and 14 of November at the Taraka Campus in Lae, Morobe Province, and is inviting interested parties to submit abstracts on the theme “Achieving Vision 2050 through Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology”.

Sub themes are based on pillars 1, 2 and 5 of the Vision 2050 and includes but is not limited to:
  • Higher Education;
  • Training and Development;
  • Science and Technology;

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Good Old-Fashioned Problem Based Learning + Mobile Technology = Didactic Dynamite!

It's a Flipping Revolution - Do Your Job Better - The Chronicle of Higher Education

"For those who haven't been paying attention, "flipping" is a teaching technique that involves abandoning the traditional lecture (or just not relying on it so much) and replacing it with interactive approaches that experiment with technology and require students to gather information outside of class and be prepared to engage the material in class, rather than sit passively listening to a faculty member talk."

Thursday, 4 April 2013

The Power of Ancestry


It is at least for the second time in my family history that someone thrived in exile. One can draw power from one's ancestry.


Eating Churros con Chocolate in Australia

Stephanus Pighius (or Stefan Van Pigge) was an 16th century intellectual who lived in Xanten in Germany, after he was not allowed to resume his duties in the Netherlands after returning for his second trip to Italy in the early 1600's.