So maybe your biology classes was just boring and your only joy was the painful death of little animals on the altar of science while you dissect them? You know what is way more cooler? How about exploring the oceans with your own submarine? If you are ready to build your own, you are not alone: you can check(…)
All that maters is the problem. John Millward for example analysed the female and male performers in the Internet Adult Movie Database: Deep Inside. I think it would be a problem that successfully capture the attention of many university students. At least that of the male ones.
It is interesting that while in informal settings practically everyone acknowledges that motivation of the students is the most important element for their academic success, we generally doesn’t do much about it. I mean, frankly: sometimes people say that a teacher should be energetic and enthusiastic and able to engage students, or sometimes interesting lectures should be taught, but that is it. The whole approach of academia(…)
So here is the thing: we often argue to support universities and higher education saying that maybe un-schoolers can be effective in fields like marketing or business, but you cannot study rocket surgery at home. Maybe not. But for sure you can build a fusion reactor at the age of 14 with some help from the internet:(…)
I have one fundamental problem with charities: while from moral standpoint they are great things, they are often unsustainable on long-term and does not create a real symbiosis. On the other hand we live in an age where topics like social entrepreneurship or free products/services became everyday reality. What is great in these that instead of moralizing(…)
The engagement of students during a class is almost as important as the quality of information delivered by the teacher. If students sleep, day-dream or just passively let the words fly through their minds, those words can be the wisest wisdom, it will not do anything good. I was crying long for new technologies for engagement: we use IT generally(…)
The other day someone said in an interview that giving information is just half part of education, the other half is motivation. While the guy was saying this related to internet businesses and information marketing, it is not entirely unrelated to higher education either. This whole into is just to explain why I found the post “How Writing a Science(…)