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Can you solve it? I've got a little (logical) list

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 08/10/2018 - 09:10

Puzzles that make a statement

Hi guzzlers,

(i) People who are logically minded like to list things.

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Pourquoi Yasmine, Tadzio et Joseph ont fait « le pari » d’apprendre l’arabe au collège

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 08/10/2018 - 07:34
A Françoise-Dolto, à Paris, cette langue au cœur de polémiques récurrentes s’enseigne, dès la classe de 5e, « comme n’importe quelle autre langue étrangère ».
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'Third of girls' harassed in school uniform

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 08/10/2018 - 05:47
Many girls feel sexual harassment in the street is "all part of growing up", a report suggests.
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'The exhausting road to my apprenticeship dream'

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 08/10/2018 - 03:03
A BBC News apprentice tells how she overcame barriers to land her dream opportunity.
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Sexualkunde: Aufklärung? Nicht nötig

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 07/10/2018 - 19:47

Vor 50 Jahren formulierten die Kultusminister der Länder Empfehlungen für die "geschlechtliche Erziehung in der Schule". Seither hat sich das umstrittene Fach erheblich gewandelt.

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Lehrerberuf: Stress in der Hauptstadt

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 07/10/2018 - 19:47

In Berlin verabschieden sich Lehrer weitaus häufiger in die Berufsunfähigkeit als Pädagogen an anderen Standorten. Die Belastung ist groß.

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Fearless Edinburgh: students tackle issue of sexual violence head-on

the guardian - Sun, 07/10/2018 - 17:56

Edinburgh University is using workshops and gameshows to address growing problem

In a classics lecture hall at the University of Edinburgh an enthusiastic compère bounds on to the stage to welcome the 70 or so fresh-faced students who have gathered for a very different type of seminar. “Well done,” she tells them. “I can guarantee you that just by coming here tonight you will automatically become better in bed.”

They laugh, but while the mood at this hour-long “gameshow”, provocatively titled “How to be good in bed”, is fun, the questions it raises are serious: what does sexual consent look like, what is the difference between flirting and harassment, and how do we tackle a culture of sexual violence?

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Tens of thousands of children in England rejected for mental health treatment

the guardian - Sun, 07/10/2018 - 10:34

Even with evidence of self-harm many children are turned away, report finds

More children than ever are seeking specialist mental health treatment in England but tens of thousands are being turned away despite evidence of self-harm or abuse, according to a report.

An investigation by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) found that referrals to children’s mental health services in England had increased by 26% over the last five years – but nearly one in four of those were rejected, meaning that at least 55,000 children were not accepted for treatment in 2017-18 alone.

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CV Writing: Tips for writing your best CV

bbc education - Sun, 07/10/2018 - 04:22
Struggling to put together your CV? We've got you covered.
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Child mental health referrals up 26% in five years, says report

bbc education - Sun, 07/10/2018 - 02:38
But a substantial number of children are failing to meet thresholds for treatment, a report says.
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Stanislas Dehaene, neuroscientifique : « La confiance est le moteur de l’envie d’apprendre »

lemonde_edu - Sat, 06/10/2018 - 20:54
Pour le neuroscientifique Stanislas Dehaene, il y a plusieurs façons de cultiver la curiosité d’un élève. Il intervenait samedi 6 octobre au Monde Festival.
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domains: Who Is Neri Oxman?

NYTimes - Sat, 06/10/2018 - 13:00
A star of M.I.T.’s Media Lab working in “material ecology,” she has intrigued Björk, Brad Pitt and the Cooper Hewitt.
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Oktoberbest: is this the noblest brewery in the world?

the guardian - Sat, 06/10/2018 - 10:59

As Oktoberfest climaxes across Europe, we find a Czech brewery that employs disabled workers, funds a primary school and brews an IPA named after Gandhi

Beer might come with a head, but it doesn’t often come with a heart. But nestled in the Bohemian hinterland, the Pivovar Chříč is not your average brewery.

For one thing, it is staffed almost entirely by mentally and physically impaired workers. For another, it diverts all its profits to funding a primary school.

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Where to move for... the best A-level or Higher results

the guardian - Sat, 06/10/2018 - 10:00

If you want top marks, some parts of the UK – and some schools – do better than others

For those still to sit A-levels or Highers, where you live and which school you go to can profoundly influence results day. Time to tell Mum and Dad to move house.

It’s a contested field, the exams – how they are marked and how results are analysed shifting like quicksand from one year to the next. It takes months for the results to be properly analysed, though we already know Northern Ireland (with 85% A*-C results) beat England and Wales this year, as it did last, when south-east England came second (with 79.1%).

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Jazz hands – now that’s an act of kindness I can applaud | Gaby Hinsliff

the guardian - Sat, 06/10/2018 - 08:00
Manchester students’ vote to replace clapping is based on concern for others. What’s wrong with that?

What is the point of clapping? Sitting in the packed overspill hall at Conservative party conference this week, watching Theresa May do her thing via a screen rather than live in person, the surprising thing was that people still clapped, even though they must have known the speaker couldn’t actually hear them. They might as well have been screaming into the void, or sitting in stony silence. But so deeply ingrained is the habit that this ghostly audience still reacted exactly as it would have done in the hall: dutiful smatterings of applause where they know they’re meant to show approval, more enthusiastic spanking of hands for the bits they actually like. There’s something curiously satisfying about applauding things that move us, so much so that trying to stop yourself feels awkward and frustrating.

Ironically, that’s roughly how some autistic people also feel about flapping their hands, or rocking back and forwards, or other so-called stimming behaviours that may come out when excited, or anxious, or overwhelmed by noise and lights and stimuli. The difference is that clapping is thoroughly acceptable in polite society and stimming isn’t, so some autistic people spend a great deal of energy trying to suppress the urge in a way that must feel pretty awkward and frustrating too. And it’s this question of who should be accommodating whom – how far it’s up to neurological square pegs to cram themselves into the round holes provided, and how far it’s up to the rest of us to make more generous allowances – that is at the heart of an otherwise rather madly overblown argument about clapping.

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Q&A: A Tube of DNA? Not Pretty, but That’s Life

NYTimes - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 20:13
Extracting and purifying DNA is routine now, but the results are not particularly aesthetic.
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UK universities hiring 'superstar' professors to boost research rankings

the guardian - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 17:59

Study says the government’s research rating framework is distorting university pay

British universities are imitating Premier League football clubs by poaching “superstar” talent, rewarding an elite group of professors with higher pay in order to boost their research rankings, according to a study.

The research by a trio of economists at the University of Nottingham found the government’s research excellence framework (REF) – which rates departments by academic publications and impact – appears to have skewed pay towards professors with the most prolific output.

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En lycée professionnel, le droit a voix au chapitre

lemonde_edu - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 16:49
A l’aide d’une avocate, des élèves du lycée Gustave-Eiffel, à Paris, se sont penchés, lundi 1er octobre, sur le droit du travail et le devoir de solidarité.
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Jazz hands at Manchester University: the calm behind the storm

the guardian - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 16:23

A vote to avoid applause sparked ridicule, but the practice is not new and helps those with sensory issues

Such was the furore this week over the story of Manchester University students voting to replace clapping with silent “jazz hands” that it caught the attention of Jeb Bush, the brother of the former US president George W Bush.

In among the near universal derision, was an unexpected tweet from Bush: “Not cool, University of Manchester. Not cool.”

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It is a human tragedy when schools close due to a harmless spider | Patrick Barkham

the guardian - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 15:47
Children are disconnected enough from nature as it is. By choosing fear over fact, these London schools only makes things worse

It should be a cause for celebration. In one of the most nature-denuded countries on the planet, in its most wildlife-starved city, on #worldanimalday, a rampaging creature caused the closure of four schools. Species other than humans are thriving in London!

What terrifying creature has caused four headteachers to close their schools? A tiger escaped from a zoo? Britain’s first wild wolf for four centuries? A mastodon going berserk after being reconstructed by mad scientists? The first great white shark to be spotted in the Thames?

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