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Ditch the resume and pick up a badge, they're not just for Boy Scouts

Ditch the resume and pick up a badge, they're not just for Boy Scouts | The Intercultural Think Tank | Scoop.it

From tuition fees to transfer credits, higher education issues provoke strong opinions and it’s rare to find an area of consensus. But one issue where there seems to be agreement is the need for students to acquire a diverse mix of skills and capabilities – not just academic training, but also a variety of interpersonal, professional and workplace skills – to prosper in a challenging labour market and contribute to Canada’s future. Unfortunately, even when students acquire such skills, it can prove difficult to turn them into credentials that are recognized in the job market.


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The Future of Global Cooperation: What is missing?

The Future of Global Cooperation: What is missing? | The Intercultural Think Tank | Scoop.it
The theories of cooperation similarly provide useful pointers to the reasons for the current dysfunction of international cooperation.
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All scientific papers to be free by 2020 under EU proposals

All scientific papers to be free by 2020 under EU proposals | The Intercultural Think Tank | Scoop.it

All publicly funded scientific papers published in Europe could be made free to access by 2020, under a “life-changing” reform ordered by the European Union’s science chief, Carlos Moedas. The Competitiveness Council, a gathering of ministers of science, innovation, trade and industry, agreed on the target following a two-day meeting in Brussels last week. The move means publications of the results of research supported by public and public-private funds would be freely available to and reusable by anyone. It could affect the paid-for subscription model used by many scientific journals, and undermine the common practice of releasing reports under embargo.


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At present the results of some publicly funded research are not accessible to people outside universities and similar institutions without one-off payments, which means that many teachers, doctors, entrepreneurs and others do not have access to the latest scientific insights. The council said this data must be made accessible unless there were well-founded reasons for not doing so, such as intellectual property rights or security or privacy issues.

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5 Awesome Traits That You're Confusing With Weaknesses

5 Awesome Traits That You're Confusing With Weaknesses | The Intercultural Think Tank | Scoop.it
Here are five supposedly bad behaviors that go against the career advice grain, but still make you a valuable employee at any workplace.
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Advertisers' Ethical Dilemmas in Emerging Markets

Advertisers' Ethical Dilemmas in Emerging Markets | The Intercultural Think Tank | Scoop.it
When advertisers enter emerging markets the impact of their actions extends far beyond the promotion of a product or service.
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What we know and don’t know about intercultural competence | Expatriatus

What we know and don’t know about intercultural competence | Expatriatus | The Intercultural Think Tank | Scoop.it
A look into a recent review of our current knowledge and future foci of intercultural competence.
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The Next Decade of Corporate Ethics

The Next Decade of Corporate Ethics | The Intercultural Think Tank | Scoop.it
The company of the future is defined by one thing: radical transparency. To attain an open and transparent culture, the most important decision America
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Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime

Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime | The Intercultural Think Tank | Scoop.it
Research on naps, meditation, nature walks and the habits of exceptional artists and athletes reveals how mental breaks increase productivity, replenish attention, solidify memories and encourage creativity...
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‘Americanitis’: The Disease of Living Too Fast

How a 19th-century nervous condition shaped the way modern Americans think about health and happiness
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The World's Newest Major Religion: No Religion

The World's Newest Major Religion: No Religion | The Intercultural Think Tank | Scoop.it
As secularism grows, atheists and agnostics are trying to expand and diversify their ranks.
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Greenery (or Even Photos of Trees) Can Make Us Happier

Greenery (or Even Photos of Trees) Can Make Us Happier | The Intercultural Think Tank | Scoop.it
Being in nature helps reduce stress — but so might looking at photos with trees in them.
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Defining 'internationalisation at home' | The Chronicle of Education

Defining 'internationalisation at home' | The Chronicle of Education | The Intercultural Think Tank | Scoop.it
Internationalisation of the curriculum, on the other hand, refers to dimensions of the curriculum regardless of where it is delivered. In this sense it may
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The Sticking Point: Why Men Still Outnumber Women in Science

The Sticking Point: Why Men Still Outnumber Women in Science | The Intercultural Think Tank | Scoop.it
Let's face facts: Most women can't cut it in science. But nor can most men. Only a small handful of people have what it takes to excel in science. Some suggest, though, that this group includes somewhat more men than women.
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Pisa tests to include 'global skills' and cultural awareness - BBC News

Pisa tests to include 'global skills' and cultural awareness - BBC News | The Intercultural Think Tank | Scoop.it
International Pisa tests will include questions in global skills in the next round of tests
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Sustainability, Social Innovation, & The Importance of Businesses Creating Shared Value

Sustainability, Social Innovation, & The Importance of Businesses Creating Shared Value | The Intercultural Think Tank | Scoop.it
 

To put it simply, achieving sustainability requires a great amount of
social innovation. 

At first, it might sound counterintuitive to the word: sustainability.
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Well-being at work is good for business

Well-being at work is good for business | The Intercultural Think Tank | Scoop.it
Companies that put effort into ensuring their employees stay healthy find themselves reaping significant rewards in terms of greater productivity
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Thought Diversity: A New Way to Hire, Manage and Reward

Thought Diversity: A New Way to Hire, Manage and Reward | The Intercultural Think Tank | Scoop.it
When you think of effective workplace diversity, you probably think of people of different genders, races, and cultures putting their diverse backgrounds to goo
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Teaching philosophy to children? It's a great idea | Michelle Sowey

Teaching philosophy to children? It's a great idea | Michelle Sowey | The Intercultural Think Tank | Scoop.it
Michelle Sowey: Studying philosophy cultivates doubt without helplessness, and confidence without hubris. I’ve watched children evolve to be more rational and open-minded because of it
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What Does the Future of Human Resource Management Look Like?

What Does the Future of Human Resource Management Look Like? | The Intercultural Think Tank | Scoop.it
News and Opinion from the Fastest Growing HR Network & Conference in the World
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What Is Intercultural Competence ? | Global Leaders

What Is Intercultural Competence ? | Global Leaders | The Intercultural Think Tank | Scoop.it
Intercultural competence does not mean comparing two or more countries, nor learning to adapt to a specific ‘national culture’ | Global Leaders
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This student put 50 million stolen research articles online. And they’re free.

This student put 50 million stolen research articles online. And they’re free. | The Intercultural Think Tank | Scoop.it
Alexandra Elbakyan is challenging the multibillion-dollar academic publishing industry.
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