Daily Archives: April 20, 2013

Evolutionary Well-Being: the Paleolithic model

An evolutionary philosophy has direct implications for a happy and healthy lifestyle. By understanding how we as humans have evolved, we will get a much better understanding of how we can function optimally. Natural selection has shaped our body and … Continue reading

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Perspectives on a Hyperconnected World – Insights from the Science of Complexity

Every day our world becomes more complex and dynamic. The global population continues to rise with urbanization occurring at an exponential rate. Economic growth brings people from diverse cultures and regions into contact with one another through increased trade and … Continue reading

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Poor kids help at home but hide at school, or the dynamics of Exclusion

Children from poor families cope by hiding their situation from teachers and peers. The study sheds light on the demanding circumstances under which poor children interact with other children – and adults. At home a poor child will tend to … Continue reading

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Against the marketization of the university

The rising competition between academics and departments, the commercialization of education programs, and the cuts to public funding are recognizable across universities. A broader crisis in higher education is playing out. Nor are they simply the result of failed management … Continue reading

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Child well-being in advanced economies – UNICEF Report – A comparative overview

The league table opposite presents the latest available overview of child well-being in 29 of the world’s most advanced economies. Five dimensions of children’s lives have been considered: material well-being, health and safety, education, behaviours and risks, and housing and … Continue reading

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The new education needs to start with the child. Not with the prescribed content

“The new education needs to start with the child. Not with the prescribed content”. “We start with individual differences; we start with their cultural strengths.” Beginning with the individual and building upwards from there allows each person to become uniquely … Continue reading

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