Monthly Archives: March 2013

Deliberative Democracy and Deliberative Polling

In ancient Greece, they asked those who were selected at random to serve for one year. You could have them serve longer, if it was institutionalized. I think the most encouraging aspect of our deliberative polls is the fact that … Continue reading

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Publishing frontiers: The library reboot

As scientific publishing moves to embrace open data, libraries and researchers are trying to keep up. It is too early to say whether libraries will succeed at redefining themselves in the digital age. But “it definitely seems that some are … Continue reading

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¿Sientes? El papel de las emociones como motor de acción colectiva en la sociedad red

En momentos de convulsión social, las emociones son un factor de motivación tan importante o más que las razones objetivas que llevan a salir a la calle. Durante el 15M, el calor de las emociones entre el colectivo, canalizadas por … Continue reading

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How to inspire interdisciplinarity: lessons from the collegiate system

Taking the interdisciplinary path is not easy, but universities can boost interaction between researchers and departments through social spaces that foster collegiality. The very nature of academia resists interdisciplinarity, says Elizabeth Dzeng. Is it time Universities paid more than lip … Continue reading

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Integration of Learning: A Grounded Theory Analysis of College Students’ Learning

This article presents a grounded theory of ‘‘integration of learning’’ among traditional aged college students, which is characterized by the demonstrated ability to link various skills and knowledge learned in a variety of contexts. The author analyzed 194 interviews with … Continue reading

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Toward a Theory of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

In the midst of discussions about improving education, teacher education, equity, and diversity, little has been done to make pedagogy a central area of investigation. This article attempts to challenge notions about the intersection of culture and teaching that rely … Continue reading

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Innovations in Deliberative Democracy

The institutional and European democratic crises are pushing leaders towards tricky choices in terms of governability. Would it not perhaps be better to move toward new forms of participation that better match citizens’ needs? The Belgian experience – G1000 – … Continue reading

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Open Access: ‘we no longer need expensive publishing networks’

Higher education institutions need to recognise the changing world of publishing, says Rupert Gatti – it’s time for academics to take matters into their own hands. While academia is in the midst of a general funding crisis, multinational publishing houses … Continue reading

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Chess mandatory in Schools

Small Caucasus country is the first in the world to make chess mandatory in schools, aiming to build a better society. The chess initiative is not only meant to scout young talent but also build a better society. Armen Ashotyan, … Continue reading

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Student as producer: an institution of the common?

This paper presents the further development of the concept of student as producer from a project that seeks to radicalise the idea of the university by connecting research and teaching, to a vision of higher learning and revolutionary science based … Continue reading

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