Articles tagged education

What’s Wrong With Education Today? It’s Missing the Monsters

College should include courses on zombie apocalypses. Monsters in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching What Scares Us explains why.

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‘The Fuzzy and the Techie’ Argues That a Philosophy Degree Might Prove Useful, After All

Business powerhouse Scott Hartley examines those workers that bring context to elaborate codes and data, and humanistic ethics to the cold calculus of algorithms.

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‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Is Cross-Training for the Mind

If I want cross-training for my mind, video games have great potential, especially if I play a variety of games. However, if my goal is being "ready for anything", tabletop RPGs are best.

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On Race and Meritocracy in Academia

Today's elite universities and students claim to value diversity. But do they really?

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Richard Dawkins and the Need for a New Science Populism

Now, more than ever, public intellectual scientists like Dawkins are needed to counter the forces of faith, fiction, and farce dominating our so-called “post-fact” society.

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Anti-Education: Nietzsche on Our Learning Institutions

In these lectures Nietzsche is not yet philosophizing with a hammer, but the hammer is certainly within arm's reach.

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Human Rights Watch Festival 2015: ‘This is My Land’ Documents Education in Palestine and Israel

In observing these many experiences of education in Palestine and Israel, This Is My Land doesn't connect them, or even offer explanations so much as it presents them for your contemplation.

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Do College Classrooms Really Need to Be More Like Video Games?

Research suggests that RTTP games provide historical education, create a sense of community, foster long-term friendships, aid in memory retention, and help create moral leaders.

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Back to School: Revisiting California’s Golden Age of Public Education

In Blackboard, Lewis Buzbee compares the progression of his daughter, with his earlier journey through California's public schools. Things have changed.

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Is Laura Wilder’s ‘Little House’ Series Right for Kids These Days?

Should the fact of Laura Wilder's dated prejudices lead us to abandon Little House and its sequels?

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And in the Fifth Grade, We Teach Fellatio

Do we need to teach kids about LGBT people in our schools? Well, it's only normal that kids will have questions about such things, especially when Uncle Dan suddenly insists on being called Aunt Dana and is borrowing earrings from Mommy.

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10 Apr 2008 // 4:11 AM

Sandra Romero and Bibiana Vega do their best to shrug off taunts from fellow Latino classmates at Del Mar High School in San Jose, Calif.

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“Faggot! Sissy! Queer!”

Increasingly, the sound echoing from our school playgrounds is the sound of hatred and bigotry.

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How a Song By Unknown Newcomer Adam Johnston Ended Up on Blondie's New Album

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"Adam Johnston of An Unkindness wrote a song at 17 years old and posted it online. Two years later, magic happened.

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