Daily Archives: October 5, 2013

A Plea for ‘Close Learning’

To state the obvious: there’s aliving,human element to education. We who cherish in-person instruction would benefit from a pithy phrase to defend and promote this millennia-tested practice. I propose that we begin calling it “close learning.” “Close learning” evokes the … Continue reading

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Innovating Pedagogy 2013

This series of reports explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, in order to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation. This second report proposes ten innovations that are already in currencybut have not … Continue reading

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A Cognition-based View of Decision Processes in Complex Social–Ecological Systems

This synthesis paper is intended to provide an overview of individual and collective decisionmaking processes that might serve as a theoretical foundation for a complexity-based approach to environmental policy design and natural resource management planning. Human activities are the primary … Continue reading

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On Open Evaluation and Peer Review

Open Evaluation will improve science. Researchers constantly evaluate each other — when we submit our results for publication, when we apply for grants, and when we apply for new jobs or promotions. Peer evaluation is our quality assurance strategy. And … Continue reading

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On Peer Review and Open Access publishing

Science magazine has published a blistering critique of the most sacred cow of scientific research, namely the peer review quality system. Unfortunately, Science doesn’t seem to have understood its own findings. It proclaims to have run a sting operation, written … Continue reading

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