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Announcing: Rethinking Higher Education for the Knowledge Economy

Announcing: Rethinking Higher Education for the Knowledge Economy | Science for society | Scoop.it
A new Futures Initiative course taught by Ann Kirschner, Dean Emerita of Macaulay Honors College and University Professor, CUNY; and Gilda Barabino, Dean and Berg Professor, Grove School of Engineering, City College, CUNY

NEW YORK, April 24, 2017—In the Fall of 2017, students across CUNY and New
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5 UK Universities producing graduates who thrive in an increasingly globalised world

5 UK Universities producing graduates who thrive in an increasingly globalised world | Science for society | Scoop.it
“If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.” – Noam Chomsky According to the Library and Information Association, intellectual freedom represents the right to access
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The STEM Crisis Is a Myth

The STEM Crisis Is a Myth | Science for society | Scoop.it
Forget the dire predictions of a looming shortfall of scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians
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Public consultation on Smart Specialisation: a fresh approach to the European growth and jobs through regional innovation strategies

Public consultation on Smart Specialisation: a fresh approach to the European growth and jobs through regional innovation strategies | Science for society | Scoop.it
Public consultation on Smart Specialisation: a fresh approach to the European growth and jobs through regional innovation strategies
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The Hidden Hindrance to Innovation

The Hidden Hindrance to Innovation | Science for society | Scoop.it
Fredrik Erixon & Björn Weigel— What’s ailing Western economies? They are suffering from multiple problems: declining growth in GDP per capita; a slower pace of productivity and corporate invest…
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Chinese students excel in critical thinking — until university

Chinese students excel in critical thinking  — until university | Science for society | Scoop.it
BEIJING — Chinese primary and secondary schools are often derided as gruelling, test-driven institutions that churn out students who can recite basic facts but have little capacity for deep reasoning.
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The European Union’s growing innovation divide | Bruegel

The European Union’s growing innovation divide | Bruegel | Science for society | Scoop.it
This Policy Contribution examines the EU’s struggle to improve its capacity for innovation, in particular the differences between EU member states in terms of their capacity to innovate.
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Changing the Rules: Competency-Based Learning in Higher Education | Pearson Blog

Changing the Rules: Competency-Based Learning in Higher Education | Pearson Blog | Science for society | Scoop.it
A recent Inside Higher Ed article dives into the challenges facing institutions following the rise of competency based learning (CBL).
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Class Discussion: From Blank Stares to True Engagement

Class Discussion: From Blank Stares to True Engagement | Science for society | Scoop.it

Thirty years of research in the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education have demonstrated that when students are engaged in the classroom, they learn more (Pascarella and Terezini 1991, 2005).

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The Global Search for Education: Trends

The Global Search for Education:  Trends | Science for society | Scoop.it
"There is a lot of pressure placed on education to act as one of the major levers to reduce inequality, but it cannot act alone."  -- Tracey Burns



Trends Shaping Education 2016 is a
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Tod Sloan discusses engaged scholarship

Professor of Counseling Psychology Tod Sloan discusses the various ways in which he practices engaged scholarship, including a trip to Nicaragua with the org...

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Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Guide to the Process, and How to Develop a Project from Start to Finish | BooksOnTheMove

Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Guide to the Process, and How to Develop a Project from Start to Finish | BooksOnTheMove | Science for society | Scoop.it

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Engaged Scholarship and Knowledge Democracy: Re-inventing Community-based Participatory Research

Dr Rajesh Tandon, Founder-President, Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) and IDS board member will speak on his experience of engaged scholarship and ...
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The Need for Person-Centered Education | Cadmus Journal

The Need for Person-Centered Education | Cadmus Journal | Science for society | Scoop.it
RT @jose_garde: The Need for Person-Centered Education https://t.co/XFd01TXVkY #education #technology #I40
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From the Ivory Tower to Open Classrooms to #ModernDayMargaretMeads

From the Ivory Tower to Open Classrooms to #ModernDayMargaretMeads | Science for society | Scoop.it
Empowering the Next Generation of Digital, Public Anthropologists In Yorkshire, England with a backdrop of bleating sheep and patchwork fields, archaeologists-in-training investigate, explore, and…
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National Interdisciplinary Education Conference - IIS - University of Amsterdam

National Interdisciplinary Education Conference - IIS - University of Amsterdam | Science for society | Scoop.it
During the first National Interdisciplinary Education Conference on 2 February 2017, Dutch and Belgian higher education institutions will share inspiring examples and case studies, and discuss the challenges that arise when implementing these new forms of education.
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Organic Agriculture Is Key to Helping Feed the World Sustainably - The Equation

Organic Agriculture Is Key to Helping Feed the World Sustainably - The Equation | Science for society | Scoop.it
Let's look forward to this new year, with hope. https://t.co/NBnGDzvj6i #organic #sustainability https://t.co/pS6uVbitBf
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The STEM Crisis Is a Myth

The STEM Crisis Is a Myth | Science for society | Scoop.it
Forget the dire predictions of a looming shortfall of scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians
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The Rise of the Corporate University in the UK

The Rise of the Corporate University in the UK | Science for society | Scoop.it
by Huw Beynon, Cardiff University, UK British universities are changing, in ways so fundamental that it is not easy to predict where it will end.
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Latest News: Design in Tech Report 2016 – STEM has to adopt an A

Latest News: Design in Tech Report 2016 – STEM has to adopt an A | Science for society | Scoop.it
eLearningworld News from US “Design isn’t just about beauty; it’s about market relevance and meaningful results.” With this background it is time to rethink education is some of the main conclusion…
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Online students apply skills in out-of-class engaged scholarship opportunities | Penn State University

Online students apply skills in out-of-class engaged scholarship opportunities | Penn State University | Science for society | Scoop.it
World Campus students, like their on-campus counterparts, can take part in out-of-class engaged scholarship experiences that complement their in-class learning.
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When a university professor does service learning...

Engaged Scholarship. Gentilly neighborhoods, New Orleans post-Katrina.

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Who are the radical academics today?

Who are the radical academics today? | Science for society | Scoop.it

This brief article suggests
radical scholarship needs redefinition in the reality of contemporary
university life.

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Union of Concerned Scientists

Union of Concerned Scientists | Science for society | Scoop.it

The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet's most pressing problems.

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Engaged Scholarship

Engaged Scholarship | Science for society | Scoop.it

To speak of “applied” scholarship is to divorce theory from practice in a way that impoverishes both.

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