Daily Archives: January 6, 2016

The University experiment: Campus as laboratory

Innovative ways of teaching, learning and doing research are helping universities around the globe to adapt to the modern world. Modern universities are heirs to a thousand-year tradition of scholarship. But they are also being buffeted by twenty-first-century upheavals in … Continue reading

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Virality Prediction and Community Structure in Social Networks

How does network structure affect diffusion? Recent studies suggest that the answer depends on the type of contagion. Complex contagions, unlike infectious diseases (simple contagions), are affected by social reinforcement and homophily. Hence, the spread within highly clustered communities is … Continue reading

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Teaching Thinking – the Practice of Philosophy with Children

One important goal of education is helping young people to develop their ability to think for themselves irresponsible way. That means to learn how to think more reflectively and therefore to acquaint children with the tools that are required to … Continue reading

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