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A quoi servent les philosophes?

A quoi servent les philosophes? | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it

Emmanuel Bourdieu, fils de Pierre, signe et met en scène avec Denis Podalydès une pièce présentant un penseur médiocre dont les théories tournent à vide. Rencontre avec le dramaturge.

 

La philosophie peut être une aventure sublime comme une impasse pathétique, une élévation de l'esprit autant qu'un petit commerce. Sur la scène de la maison de la culture d'Amiens, un homme parle en se penchant sur le micro. Il a de la verve, sait capter l'attention. Mais soudain il croit que son public le moque et, comme un personnage de Michaux, jette ses feuilles de notes et claque la porte. C'est (excellemment joué par Gabriel Dufay) le Professeur Winch: un philosophe fatigué, qui écume les centres culturels suivi de son épouse et de son assistant. Il voudrait faire toucher l'absolu par ses raisonnements, mais n'y arrive plus, n'y est peut-être jamais arrivé. Post cogitum animal triste.

Dans une première vie, Emmanuel Bourdieu fut philosophe. Normalien, il a enseigné en fac, et sa thèse portait sur la notion de «disposition»: la disposition du sucre à se dissoudre dans l'eau, du poisson à nager, du mari à être jaloux, du philosophe à pontifier...

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UK universities allow foreign students to use dictionaries in exams

UK universities allow foreign students to use dictionaries in exams | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it
Of 115 universities surveyed by MailOnline, 62 said that they allow students to use dictionaries in exams if their first language is not English.

Top universities adopting the policy include Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Lancaster, Loughborough, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield.

Nearly all Scottish universities - including Edinburgh, St Andrews, Glasgow and Aberdeen - allow overseas students to use dictionaries.

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In total, half of the Russell Group, which is often thought of as the top tier of British universities, sanction the use of dictionaries in exams.

However, Oxford and Cambridge, along with most leading London universities such as University College, King's College, Imperial and LSE, do not allow the practice.

University bosses claim that letting foreign students use dictionaries evens the playing field for all - pointing out that they have to attain a minimum level of English to get a student visa.


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Prestigious: The University of St Andrews, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met, is one of the elite universities which allows the use of dictionaries

However, some experts have suggested that it is unfair to let one group of students use dictionaries when others are not allowed to do so.

In addition, critics link the regulations to universities' push to recruit more students from outside the EU, who pay fees many times higher than those demanded from British students.


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Anger: MP Philip Davies said the university rules were 'absolutely ridiculous' and warned that institutions could compromise their standards

Tory MP Philip Davies told MailOnline: 'I think this is absolutely ridiculous. An exam should be the same for everyone and universities shouldn't be bending the rules to help foreign students and giving them qualifications when their standard of English is not up to scratch.

'It is sad that in their desperate rush to get as much money from overseas students as possible that our universities are prepared to compromise on their standards and rigour.'

Chris McGovern, chairman of the Campaign for Real Education, added: 'Once you give a dictionary to the non-English speaker, you're discriminating against English speakers. It's confusing, it's misleading, it's unfair.

'They should not be sacrificing academic integrity to recruit more foreign students.'

Universities UK, the body which represents all higher education institutions, warned that relaxing standards for overseas students could be damaging to academic excellence.

Chief executive Nicola Dandridge said: 'International students are subject to numerous tests to ensure they meet high English language requirements.

'For overseas students to benefit from studying at a UK university, they need a high level of English so that they can complete written assessments and take part in discussions and seminars.

'It is in no one's interest for international students to come to the UK if they are unable to complete their studies because they are struggling with the language.

'Universities routinely offer study support for all students including support for academic writing - this is usually freely available to both international and home students' 

A spokesman for the UK Council for International Student Affairs said: 'We would welcome any support for international students.'

MailOnline surveyed a total of 127 universities in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Of those, 62 said that they do allow foreign students to use dictionaries in exams, 53 said they do not, and 12 failed to respond.


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Help: At dozens of universities, students from outside the EU are given permission to take in dictionaries translating between their native language and English

Around a dozen of the 62 universities let all students use dictionaries, regardless of whether or not their first language is English.

Most of the institutions specify that students can only use a translation dictionary, between their own language and English, but some allow them to use regular dictionaries which contain words' definitions in English only.

Nearly all universities say that they check students' dictionaries to ensure that they do not contain any notes or additional material which could fuel suspicion of cheating.

Some only let students use dictionaries which are provided by exam invigilators, in a further attempt to stop students taking advantage of the policy to smuggle in crib sheets.

Universities have been keen to recruit as many students as possible from outside the EU because there is no cap on the level of fees they can charge.

Foreign students typically pay up to £14,000 a year for most courses, compared to a limit of £9,000 for students from the UK and other EU countries.

The Government requires overseas students to sit an English language test in order to qualify for a visa.

In addition, the most prestigious institutions have their own tougher language exam, which they say ensures that all students are completely fluent in English by the time they start their degree.

There is no official Government policy on the use of dictionaries in exams, because as autonomous institutions universities are free to set their own regulations in most areas.

The Quality Assurance Agency, which certifies degrees, says: 'Through inclusive design wherever possible, and through individual reasonable adjustments wherever required, assessment tasks [must] provide every student with an equal opportunity to demonstrate their achievement.'

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HR: You CAN Get There From Here - TalentCulture

HR: You CAN Get There From Here - TalentCulture | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it
Here’s a 4-step process for implementing real, beneficial change that improves the value HR contributes to your business.

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Personal Growth Leads To Leadership Growth

Personal Growth Leads To Leadership Growth | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it
As you move forward in your journey, confidence, optimism, and courage will serve you well and help you attain both personal and leadership growth.

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The 12 Steps to #Happiness That You Create (#Infographic)

The 12 Steps to #Happiness That You Create (#Infographic) | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it
This feeling that we all strive for is a path we choose, not a destination to arrive at.

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Why Your Platform Must Be Built with Content - Jesse Wisnewski

Why Your Platform Must Be Built with Content - Jesse Wisnewski | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it

You can rise above the noise, cut through the clutter, and connect with your audience without having to take out a television ad during the Super Bowl, a billboard in Time Square, or conduct a multimillion-dollar marketing campaign.


You can build an audience of people “who will rely on your for information, advice, and help, and will seek out your expertise” with nothing more than a blog. Individuals, non-profit organizations, and even startup companies have developed highly engaged audiences who place them in a position to launch a career, further a cause, or establish a profitable company.


But, in order to do this, you have to first understand how today’s media-rich environment has forever changed the way we obtain information and make purchasing decisions....


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Jessie Wisniewski shows why you must build your marketing platform on content to not only help you project your message to people, but to help people find your message.

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¿Cómo hacer una ciudad más atractiva? | La servilleta || El blog de Paco Prieto

¿Cómo hacer una ciudad más atractiva? | La servilleta || El blog de Paco Prieto | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it
¿Cómo hacer una ciudad más atractiva?. ¿qué tipo de tecnologías y tendencias de uso hay que aprovechar para optimizar y acelerar nuevos modelos de ciudad?
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¿Cómo hacer una ciudad más atractiva?. ¿qué tipo de tecnologías y tendencias de uso hay que aprovechar para optimizar y acelerar nuevos modelos de ciudad? 

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Reformular la web de centro | XarxaTIC

Reformular la web de centro | XarxaTIC | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it
Este curso he optado con mis alumnos de cuarto de ESO por participar en un concurso sobre webs. Debo reconocer, y así me he expresado en más de una ocasión, que
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The 9 Circles of Marketing Hell: Do You Have Your Ticket?

The 9 Circles of Marketing Hell: Do You Have Your Ticket? | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it
Are you on your way down into the nine circles of marketing hell? Are you or is your website guilty of any of these marketing sins? Find out now!

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If you’re not sure if you committed 1 of the 9 deadly marketing sins, then you should pay close attention to this infographic. It may just get you out of marketing purgatory.

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If you’re not sure if you committed 1 of the 9 deadly marketing sins, then you should pay close attention to this infographic. 

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20 Signs You're Probably Not Working For a Social Business

We all want to be a social , collaborative business. How do we know when we’ve achieved it? Here are 20 signs that we’re probably not there yet. Full post over…

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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, February 8, 11:31 AM

ahh, so much progress is needed. We still work and operate is silos.

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A step toward a potential anti-aging drug | KurzweilAI

A step toward a potential anti-aging drug | KurzweilAI | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it

According to a new study published in Science Translational Medicine, researchers have tested a potential anti-aging drug called everolimus (AKA RAD001) — an analog (version) of the drug rapamycin (sirolimus)*.

In previous research, rapamycin extended the life span of mice by 9 to 14%, even when treatment was initiated late in life, and it improved a variety of aging-related conditions in old mice, including tendon stiffening, cardiac dysfunction, cognitive decline, and decreased mobility.

These findings raise the possibility that “mTOR inhibitors”* (like rapamycin and RAD001) may have beneficial effects on aging and aging-related conditions in humans.

Since it would take decades to test the effect of a drug on life span in humans, the researchers at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research and affiliates used a proxy: the decline in immune function in seniors’ (age 65 and older) during aging, as assessed by their response to a flu vaccine.

Immune-system aging is a major cause of disease and death, making older people more susceptible to infections — and to have a weaker response to vaccines. In the research, the scientists found that R001 boosted immune systems response to a flu vaccine by 20 percent.

“The immune-enhancing effects of mTOR inhibitors need to be verified with additional studies,” the authors say. Although some scientists are reportedly already self-medicating, “the toxicity of RAD001 at doses used in oncology or organ transplantation results in adverse effects such as stomatitis, diarrhea, nausea, cytopenias, hyperlipidemia, and hyperglycemia.”


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¿Puede la comida rápida impedir el aprendizaje en los niños?

¿Puede la comida rápida impedir el aprendizaje en los niños? | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it

Unos investigadores hallaron diferencias en las puntuaciones de los exámenes en los niños entre el quinto y el octavo cursos


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The Need for Research of Aging and Aging-related Diseases to Improve Health of the Global Elderly

The Need for Research of Aging and Aging-related Diseases to Improve Health of the Global Elderly | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it
The Need to Promote Research of Aging and Aging-related Diseases as a Way to Improve Health of the Global Elderly Population. Resolution of the International Conference on Aging and Disease of the International Society on Aging and Disease - ICAD 2014, November 1-2, 2014, Beijing, China: Aging and the Burden of Disease The degenerative aging processes and associated diseases are the gravest challenge to global public health. Aging-related degenerative processes do not necessarily cause a particular disease but rather combine to produce a large set of non-communicable chronic diseases.

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On Not Silencing Students: A Pedagogical How-to

On Not Silencing Students: A Pedagogical How-to | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it
Why do students submit writing to their teachers? Many writing-intensive courses at all levels of education center on student-created, teacher-graded writing assignments. Such a system streamlines ...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 27, 2014 1:21 PM

A long but very interesting article which speaks to the making writing a broader communication process.

 

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Hacking the brain: can DIY neuroscience make you happier – and smarter?

Hacking the brain: can DIY neuroscience make you happier – and smarter? | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it
Using kit purchased on the internet for £60, trend-setters are perking up their brains with low-level blasts of electricity. Lucy Jones tries it out.

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