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Welcome to Wolff on Research!

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"Wolff on Research" publishes news about research in education. The magazin initiates discussions on topics related to educational research from various angles, and also debates about educational policy and implementation of educational research. Emphasize is especially on issues like sustainability, environmental education, leadership, philosophy (ethics, epistemology, history of ideas), history, slow science, higher education, etc.

 

You are welcome to suggest stories that you think might suit these intentions. Stories and pictures that meets the aim of the magazin from different parts of the world and in different languages are accepted.

 

Editor: Adjunct Professor, EdD Lili-Ann Wolff, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

 

(My book "Nature and Sustainability: An Educational Study with Rousseau and Foucault" is easily available through several Internet book stores worldwide. See separate notice.)

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Taking notes? Bring a pen, skip the computer - Boston Globe

Taking notes? Bring a pen, skip the computer - Boston Globe | Wolff on Research | Scoop.it
Taking notes? Bring a pen, skip the computer Boston Globe A paper published online in the journal Psychological Science last month, however, suggests that longhand may actually hold an advantage when it comes to the most important reason we take...
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It is still an idea to always keep a piece of paper and a pen in your pocket. You might need to write down your good ideas and the brain needs to work with writing.

 

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With Digital Literacy Comes Digital Ethics

With Digital Literacy Comes Digital Ethics | Wolff on Research | Scoop.it

“ Our world today is driven by digital technologies. From cell phones to tablets, to electronic readers, and computers, almost all our work and the majority of our entertainment is delivered, shared, and enjoyed digitally. We communicate via emails and texts, and many households no longer even have”


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We have to think twice what we use and what we promote

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, February 11, 2014 10:32 AM
Excellent summary connecting literacy with ethics. It helps me realize that those students who don't have digital access don't have the ability to develop ethics. This is another aspect to the digital divide.
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[Germany] Exposing a corporate trend in higher education

Christian Humborg wants German universities and corporations to know: they’re being watched. As managing director of Transparency International Germany, an NGO that fights corruption, Humborg sees a troubling trend in German higher education, as more top-name universities embrace ‘strategic partnerships’ with business and seek to commercialise their research, writes Paul Hockenos for The Chronicle of Higher Education. (...) - University World News, by The Chronicle of Higher Education, 14 February 2014 Issue No:307


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NPM in German higher education

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Majority of teachers are prepared to educate children about porn - Telegraph

Majority of teachers are prepared to educate children about porn - Telegraph | Wolff on Research | Scoop.it
The dangers of pornography should be taught in schools, according to the majority of teachers, in a poll seen exclusively by Telegraph Wonder Women
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What is common in society has to be talked about - but the instructional method needs to be carefully chosen. How to teach intimate issues  has to be built on reflection.

 

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India Today: 28.7 crore CAN'T read, full literacy 66 yrs away - Rediff.com News

India Today: 28.7 crore CAN'T read, full literacy 66 yrs away - Rediff.com News | Wolff on Research | Scoop.it
India has by far the largest population of illiterate adults at 287 million (28.7 crore), amounting to 37 per cent of the global total, a United Nations report said, highlighting the huge disparities existing in education levels of the country's rich and poor.
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Illiteracy is not decreasing everywhere

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The shape of higher education to come

More and more countries are striving to secure a bigger share of the international student market. But while the market is attractive and growing, it is also “very competitive, highly risk-prone and not only the only growth area in higher education – far from it”, said Richard Yelland, head of the policy advice and administrative division of the OECD... - University World News


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CRFA launches ConSERVE Sustainability Education Program, designed to help restaurants lessen environmental impact « BizEnergy | Canada's Business Energy Efficiency Resource

CRFA launches ConSERVE Sustainability Education Program, designed to help restaurants lessen environmental impact « BizEnergy | Canada's Business Energy Efficiency Resource | Wolff on Research | Scoop.it
BizEnergy is Canada's business energy efficiency resource, with an initial focus on the restaurant industry.
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What is it about this photograph that makes you feel uncomfortable?

What is it about this photograph that makes you feel uncomfortable? | Wolff on Research | Scoop.it
In his principal philosophical work, Being and Nothingness, Jean-Paul Sartre identified the power of the human gaze as one of existential affirmation;...
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What Do We Do About Poor Science Scores? Take Kids Outside | TIME Ideas | TIME.com

What Do We Do About Poor Science Scores? Take Kids Outside | TIME Ideas | TIME.com | Wolff on Research | Scoop.it
A radically simple solution to improving science education in America (What do we do about poor science scores? Take kids outside | http://t.co/OvP93yVI via @TIMEIdeas Environmental education is the best!
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The shape of higher education to come | Higher Education and academic research

The shape of higher education to come | Higher Education and academic research | Wolff on Research | Scoop.it
More and more countries are striving to secure a bigger share of the international student market.
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Engelska sänker motivationen att lära fler språk | Skolporten

Engelska sänker motivationen att lära fler språk | Skolporten | Wolff on Research | Scoop.it
Varför blev du intresserad av ämnet?
– När jag som engelsktalande skulle lära mig svenska brottades jag med motivationen, så jag hade ett personligt intresse för ämnet.
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Are You More Likely to Lose Yourself—or Find Yourself—in a Relationship? | Psychology Today

Are You More Likely to Lose Yourself—or Find Yourself—in a Relationship? | Psychology Today | Wolff on Research | Scoop.it
You won't lose yourself in a relationship if you understand "self" correctly. By Mark D. White, Ph.D....

 

There are many reasons, valid and invalid, why you may avoid romantic relationships. Here I want to address two in particular: you want to find yourself first, or you don’t want to lose yourself to the other person and/or the relationship. A forthcoming article in the journal Philosophical Investigations by Camilla Kronqvist (Åbo Akademi University, Finland) titled “Lost and Found: Selfhood and Subjectivity in Love” brings a fresh perspective on both of these concerns and suggests that they are misguided.

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University students shunning books in favour of Wikipedia - Telegraph

University students shunning books in favour of Wikipedia - Telegraph | Wolff on Research | Scoop.it
Prof Orlando Figes, of Birkbeck, University of London, says students no longer read books as they get information from websites such as Wikipedia and SparkNotes
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Surface knowledge instead of deep knowledge and argumentation skills - is that the future?

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Teachers, professors, educational leaders have a duty to model depth of knowledge and reason beyond Wikipedia and other surface-level information.

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Take tablet computers off children at bedtime, says teachers' leader

Take tablet computers off children at bedtime, says teachers' leader | Wolff on Research | Scoop.it
Union to debate teachers' concerns about 'tablet addiction' among school pupils at the ATL conference in Manchester
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Children forget to sleep because of tablet addiction

 

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Germany’s great tuition fees U-turn

Germany’s great tuition fees U-turn | Wolff on Research | Scoop.it

Could England force a similar reversal? Howard Hotson asks.

During the past eight years, university tuition fees were introduced into most west German federal states. Yet in a few months, every single state will have abolished them. These facts raise a series of topical questions that cast current English higher education policy in a fresh and revealing light. (...) - by Howard Hotson, Times higher Education, 13 February 2014


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Is free university education a human right or not?

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The Next Generation of Educational Leadership: Great Spring Break ...

The Next Generation of Educational Leadership: Great Spring Break ... | Wolff on Research | Scoop.it

A blog for educational leaders who want to learn, share and discuss 21st-century educational leadership strategies ... period of time out of class. Posted by Nathan Barber at 5:37 PM. Labels: educational leadership, library ...


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Have your say among colleagues

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Using children's stories to teach philosophy and ethics - The Guardian

Using children's stories to teach philosophy and ethics - The Guardian | Wolff on Research | Scoop.it
But have you ever thought about the ethics of bargaining away your own brother's life to secure your survival in The Three Billy Goats Gruff? Or that Jack (of the beanstalk fame) finds his happily-ever-after through breaking and ...
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Ofsted: pupils need time to 'read for pleasure' in lessons - Telegraph

Ofsted: pupils need time to 'read for pleasure' in lessons - Telegraph | Wolff on Research | Scoop.it
Ofsted said that schools should set more challenging questions in maths and give pupils proper time to read books in English as part of a major overhaul of the three-Rs
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Proper reading needs training. Therefore, it is important to start the reading adventure in an early age - the sooner the better.

 

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21 Ways to Be a Better Leader Without Breaking a Sweat

21 Ways to Be a Better Leader Without Breaking a Sweat | Wolff on Research | Scoop.it
It's not rocket science. Being a better leader starts with the little things. Here's what you need to know.

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Many good words about daily leadership

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(From the article): Don't talk to think. Thinking out loud is confusing when the person doing the verbal processing is the leader of those who are listening ('Is this an instruction? Are we really going to do this?'). Only do it with people who know you well, or make it clear when you are 'just musing'.

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Four years to train 10,000 school leaders | Education | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Four years to train 10,000 school leaders | Education | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Wolff on Research | Scoop.it
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Interesting to read that school leader training has an influnece.

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Irish politicians make strong statement against bullying for IDAHO - International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Irish politicians make strong statement against bullying for IDAHO - International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia | Wolff on Research | Scoop.it
Marking International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, Irish Minister for Education and Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, together with senior politicians issued a strong statement of support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...
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Sleepy Brains Think More Freely: Scientific American

Sleepy Brains Think More Freely: Scientific American | Wolff on Research | Scoop.it
Creativity peaks at times of mental fuzziness...

 

Early birds, save your creative challenges for just before bed. Your least productive time of day may be the perfect opportunity for a moment of insight, according to a study from a recent issue of Thinking & Reasoning.

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Curriculum in the Era of Global Development – Historical Legacies and Contemporary Approaches | Skolporten

Curriculum in the Era of Global Development – Historical Legacies and Contemporary Approaches | Skolporten | Wolff on Research | Scoop.it
Sedan millennieskiftet har vi kunnat notera en omfattande spridning av policys och politisk retorik som betonar vikten av en rättvis och hållbar global utveckling.
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芬兰现象(芬兰教育系统) The Finland Phenomenon - 视频 - 优酷视频 - 在线观看

芬兰现象(芬兰教育系统) The Finland Phenomenon “Finland is the highest rank country in the world by any education standard.” 这是纪录片开篇的一段话。芬兰的教育体系,学校系统越来越引起世界的关注,近年美国一直在研究芬兰的教育模式。这是哈佛大学的一个教授学者受芬兰政府之邀去芬兰研究教育所拍。很有启发。
几点心得:1/平等的教育。2/高水平的教师,top 前10%...
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Gallup's Leadership Research

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In researching Strengths Based Leadership, Gallup scientists studied more than one million work teams, conducted more than 20,000 in-depth interviews, drew on 50 years of Gallup Polls, and interviewed more than 10,000 followers around the world.
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