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Informe de la Unión Europea sobre “Nuevos modos de aprendizaje y enseñanza en las universidades” [actualizado]

October 27, 2014

“El grupo de alto nivel de la Unión Europea sobre modernización de la educación superior ha publicado un informe sobre “nuevos modos de aprendizaje y enseñanza en las universidades”. El mensaje es claro.”

Source: cent.uji.es

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American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn’t Exist | WIRED

October 18, 2014

Being dumb in the existing educational system is bad enough. Failing to create a new way of learning adapted to contemporary circumstances might be a national disaster.

Source: www.wired.com

Are culture labs one answer? Something to watch for …

 

[via @jseelybrown]

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Democracy 2.0, The Power of Integrated Human Networks

October 12, 2014

The concept of integration can work for your own mind, your family and society at large. We need to invest energy to unleash the power of integrated human networks….

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

Something to watch for …

[via @Thierry_Dufay]

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What Amazon’s ebook strategy means – Charlie’s Diary

October 1, 2014

“I submit that, as with all other large corporations, you cannot judge Amazon by the public statements of its executives; they are at best uttered with an eye for strategic propaganda effects, and at worst they’re deeply self-serving and deceptive. Rather, you need to examine their underlying ideology and then the steps they take—and the actions they consider legitimate—in order to achieve their goals.”

Source: www.antipope.org

[via @cshirky]

I wonder: if Amazon “wins” this war, who will publish books? Amazon itself? What will that sort of thing mean for customers?

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Does the World Need the Idea of “Bad” Germans?

September 21, 2014

Since World War Two, guilt and shame have defined Germany’s international role. Why does the world still cling to the idea of “bad” Germans?

 

[via @TiagoDF]

Source: wilsonquarterly.com

This is a must read article …

 

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El valor del saber

September 7, 2014

“El valor del saber que la Universidad está obligada a representar no es el del almacenamiento, la competencia o la utilidad inmediata. Cuando sostenemos que la Universidad es un espacio en el que hay docencia e investigación no estamos aludiendo a dos actividades que deban realizarse al mismo tiempo sino a la naturaleza del saber que se cultiva en la Universidad; que uno enseña lo que investiga e investiga lo que enseña quiere decir que nos interesa aquella dimensión del saber que lo tiene como algo provisional, revisable, discutible, sujeto a crítica; de alguna manera nos dedicamos a enseñar lo que no sabemos. Para el saber asegurado están otras academias de noble oficio.”

 

[via @jordi_a]

Source: cultura.elpais.com

I don’t agree fully with this perspective from the author, as it’s too sided in the knowledge debate, but it’s worth the reading.

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The greater market integration of the European Higher Education Area may have unequal benefits across countries and disciplines.

August 28, 2014

Since the late 1990s, European higher education has moved towards greater integration, increasing student mobility and more comparable national systems. The past two decades have also seen a gradua…

Source: blogs.lse.ac.uk

To watch …

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