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What happens when pirates play a game development simulator and then go bankrupt because of piracy? - Greenheart Games

What happens when pirates play a game development simulator and then go bankrupt because of piracy? - Greenheart Games | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
When we released our very first game, Game Dev Tycoon (for Mac, Windows and Linux) yesterday, we did something unusual and as far as I know unique. We released a cracked version of the game ourselves, minutes after opening our Store.
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Harvard research suggests that an entire global generation has lost faith in democracy

Harvard research suggests that an entire global generation has lost faith in democracy | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
People everywhere are down on democracy. Especially young people. In fact, so rampant is democratic indifference and disengagement among millennials that a shocking share of them are open to trying something new—like, say, government by military coup. That's according to research by Yascha Mounk, a Harvard University researcher, and Roberto Stefan Foa, a political scientis
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The Frankfurt School Knew Trump Was Coming

The Frankfurt School Knew Trump Was Coming | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Alex Ross on the election of Donald Trump as a realization of the post-Second World War fears of Thomas Mann, Theodor W. Adorno, and the Frankfurt School.
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How can we Help Schools Reduce Teacher #Workload? 12 Smart Steps by @TeacherToolkit

How can we Help Schools Reduce Teacher #Workload? 12 Smart Steps by @TeacherToolkit | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
How can we help schools reduce teacher workload?
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Academics as employers: accepting the responsibility

Academics as employers: accepting the responsibility | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
The casualisation of academia means that academics in ongoing and fixed-term roles increasingly wield proxy-employer powers over their colleagues who are employed as tutors and research assistants. In this post, I argue that academics need to think carefully about how this power is wielded. This does not mean accepting such power is desirable. Rather, it…
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Teacher research and why it is more important than ever for our schools

Is teacher research still important and relevant? In the 1970s, the Bay Area Writing Project in the United States had just embarked on a first wave o
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Is this the face of 'union thuggery'? How the Coalition's union scare campaign failed | Van Badham

Is this the face of 'union thuggery'? How the Coalition's union scare campaign failed | Van Badham | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
The government has blamed unions for almost losing the election, unaffordable housing and the import of asbestos. Have they noticed it’s not working?
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Uber Completely Suckers The Labor Movement

Uber Completely Suckers The Labor Movement | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
As the iconic company of the terrifying new “gig economy,” Uber has long been a prime target of labor activists who want to make sure its drivers are protected. Uber has effectively conned the hell out of all of them.
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The Labour Movement: My Part in its Downfall

The Labour Movement: My Part in its Downfall | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Tim Lyons on transforming unionism
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Jobs website accused of eroding workers' rights

Jobs website accused of eroding workers' rights | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
An Australian online service that allows people to auction work to job seekers is exploiting workers by ignoring basic employee entitlements, such as penalty rates and the minimum wage, Unions NSW says.
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Full time teaching and doing a PhD: researching my own students taught me a lot

Full time teaching and doing a PhD: researching my own students taught me a lot | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
I am a full-time high school teacher and part-time researcher, doing a Doctorate of Philosophy, trying to make meaning in an ever-changing world. My ai
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The Decline of Unions and the Rise of Trump

The Decline of Unions and the Rise of Trump | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
White working-class men didn’t necessarily have to support him.
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Pokécology: people will never put down their phones, but games can get them focused on nature

Pokécology: people will never put down their phones, but games can get them focused on nature | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
You might worry that people care more about what's on their smartphone than what's in their local wildlife park. But what if we could get them to care about both at the same time?
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Stephens, David: How some Turks would rather that Johnnies and Mehmets were not equal | HONEST HISTORYHONEST HISTORY

Stephens, David: How some Turks would rather that Johnnies and Mehmets were not equal | HONEST HISTORYHONEST HISTORY | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
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That viral graph about millennials’ declining support for democracy? It’s very misleading.

That viral graph about millennials’ declining support for democracy? It’s very misleading. | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
The reality is much less dramatic: most young people support democracy.
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Harvard research suggests that an entire global generation has lost faith in democracy

Harvard research suggests that an entire global generation has lost faith in democracy | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
People everywhere are down on democracy. Especially young people. In fact, so rampant is democratic indifference and disengagement among millennials that a shocking share of them are open to trying something new—like, say, government by military coup. That's according to research by Yascha Mounk, a Harvard University researcher, and Roberto Stefan Foa, a political scientis
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No quick fix to dump Trump, but Jane McAlevey knows how progressives can fight back

No quick fix to dump Trump, but Jane McAlevey knows how progressives can fight back | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Don't let anyone - let alone politicians - tell you politics is boring.
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Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say

Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Researchers say sophisticated tools were used to boost Trump and undermine Clinton.
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The way to a better work-life balance? Unions, not self-help

The way to a better work-life balance? Unions, not self-help | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Welcome to the world of 24/7 capitalism, where some people even work in their sleep. Why are we so addicted to work, and what can we do about it?
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Why History matters - Articles - Making History

Why History matters - Articles - Making History | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Making History: The changing face of the profession in Britain. A research project from the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) which explores the changing faces of the discipline of history in the United Kingdom
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“I’m in a union. You’re welcome.” How having strong labor unions helps everyone who works earn more

“I’m in a union. You’re welcome.” How having strong labor unions helps everyone who works earn more | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
A new study shows that if unions were stronger, wages would be higher for union members and nonmembers alike.
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The internet of things has been hacked — including dams and nuclear facilities

The internet of things has been hacked — including dams and nuclear facilities | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Not to mention power grids. And cars. And the pumps that administer drugs to patients in hospitals. These are some of the world's most notorious hacks.
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When should driverless cars kill their own passengers?

When should driverless cars kill their own passengers? | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
With Google, Uber and Tesla working to get driverless cars on the road, the streets will soon be controlled by computers. But there are important questions.
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Sorry, skeptics. The 'Ice Bucket Challenge' actually made a difference.

Sorry, skeptics. The 'Ice Bucket Challenge' actually made a difference. | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
It had plenty of skeptics, but the newly announced Ice Bucket Challenge results prove it was more than just another celebrity social media fad.
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