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2012-01-05 16:29:26

Children could learn valuable lessons in moral citizenship, such as making moral judgments and informed choices, through taking part in philosophical dialogue, according to researchers at Strathclyde. A study of more than 130 primary and secondary pupils found that taking part in practical philosophy sessions improved the children´s listening skills, gave them greater respect for other people, encouraged them to consider other perspectives and ideas they may not otherwise have thought...

2010-10-18 08:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Martin|Williams Advertising is launching a new campaign that transforms the standard of financial advertising and reinvents the Raymond James Financial, Inc. brand. The campaign will launch with :30 and :60 second television commercials airing during game two of the American League Championship Series on TBS, which is projected to be Saturday, October 16th. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2008-10-01 03:00:22

By Harootunian, Jeff A Quinn, Robert J Abstract: In this article, the authors identify and anecdotally describe three tutor archetypes: the pragmatist, the architect, and the surveyor. These descriptions, based on observations of remedial mathematics tutors at a land-grant university, shed light on a variety of philosophical beliefs regarding and pedagogical approaches to tutoring. An analysis of these archetypes is beneficial not only to tutors and tutor supervisors but also to mathematics...

2007-02-09 12:00:50

By Biesta, Gert ABSTRACT. In this essay, Gert Biesta provides a critical analysis of the idea of evidence-based practice and the ways in which it has been promoted and implemented in the field of education, focusing on the tension between scientific and democratic control over educational practice and research. Biesta examines three key assumptions of evidence-based education: first, the extent to which educational practice can be compared to the practice of medicine, the field in which...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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