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Software gegen Plagiate: "So eine Situation dürfen Hochschulen nicht akzeptieren"

sueddeutsche_bild - Τρίτη, 12/02/2019 - 11:23

PlagScan bietet Unis eine Software im Kampf gegen Betrug. CEO Markus Goldbach erklärt, wie das funktioniert - und welche Plagiatsart kaum zu erkennen ist.

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Mental health: the students who helped themselves when help was too slow coming

the guardian - Τρίτη, 12/02/2019 - 09:15
With conventional services overstretched, teenagers in the Cumbria coastal town of Maryport teamed up to assist their peers

Last year, Molly Robinson, 15, was struggling to cope with the symptoms caused by an undiagnosed health condition. The unexplained pain, plus the worry about what was wrong, caused her to feel increasingly anxious and distressed. She plucked up the courage to seek help. And what happened? “I was put on a waiting list.”

Over the next three months things just got worse until she began to feel “completely overwhelmed”. “Everything snowballed,” says Molly. At crisis point, she couldn’t cope with going to school. “It took that for anyone to take things seriously,” she adds.

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‘It’s not about my school’: teacher’s TV drama depicts stress in class

the guardian - Τρίτη, 12/02/2019 - 09:00
Adam Simpson, head of English at a Cheshire school, explains how he combines full-time teaching with part-time writing

“ONOMATO PO E.I.A. BOOM!, ONOMATO PO E.I.A. BOOM!” bellows a teacher to a classroom of unimpressed teenagers. His enthusiasm for the written word is struggling to get much buy-in from the disengaged mass in front of him.

This is the story of Shaun, a downtrodden English teacher who is eventually beaten by the system, as depicted in the TV drama Beaten, shown last week on BBC One (and now screening on BBC iPlayer) as part of a series compiled by producer and screenwriter Jimmy McGovern. It is a window into the state of Britain’s education system.

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What is the point of higher education if it doesn’t make people happy? | Jonathan Wolff

the guardian - Τρίτη, 12/02/2019 - 08:45
Forcing universities to compete with each other is a bad idea. What we need is a Teaching Happiness Framework

In The Methods of Ethics, a book read only by philosophers with an overdeveloped sense of duty, the late Victorian utilitarian moralist Henry Sidgwick argued that other philosophers of his day were wrong to believe that human beings act only for the sake of their own happiness or pleasure. There is a second spring of human action, he argues: the pursuit of excellence. A poet, a philosopher, or a sportsperson working obsessively may hope to be happy, but, more likely, what matters to them most is what they can achieve.

Sidgwick’s work faded from fashion soon after his death in 1900. At Cambridge University, where he had been professor, he became a symbol of times past. The young Bertrand Russell and his fellows referred to him as Old Sidg. But his fortunes revived in the 1980s, and he is being read by undergraduates again. I don’t know if the current generation of university regulators ever studied him, but, if so, they have only remembered half of what he taught. We have the Research Excellence Framework, and the Teaching Excellence Framework. Where is the Research Happiness Framework, or the Teaching Happiness Framework?

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Beating the blues

bbc education - Τρίτη, 12/02/2019 - 04:02
The cognitive behaviour therapy course giving teens the tools to deal with depression and anxiety.
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Overhaul England's 'narrow' A-levels, says top scientist

bbc education - Τρίτη, 12/02/2019 - 03:51
Technological change means A-levels do not teach skills for future, says Royal Society president.
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Cambridge doesn’t need a £100m gift but other universities do | Letters

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 11/02/2019 - 20:03
Readers respond to news that the University of Cambridge is receiving a £100m gift from the financier David Harding

In choosing to contrast Birkbeck with the University of Cambridge, Marthe de Ferrer hits a nail squarely on the head (If you’ve got £100m to spare, don’t give it to Cambridge, 7 February). The decade I spent teaching at Birkbeck taught me more about the spirit and purpose of education than three spent in more conventional universities. Lacking almost all the perquisites now seemingly essential to attract full-timers, without exception Birkbeck’s mature part-timers made up for what they might have lacked in facile sophistication with hard work, a genuine desire to learn, and respect for knowledge. Benefactors can of course do as they wish, but “Matthew principle” (Matthew 25:29) donations to Cambridge, at a time when my old college and others really could use a fraction of the same money to far greater effect, simply offend me.
David Unwin
Emeritus professor in geography, Birkbeck, University of London

• Marthe de Ferrer should not be too surprised about Oxbridge graduates enriching their old universities. Most of the ministers, senior civil servants and national infrastructure commissioners who approved the destructive so-called “Oxford-Cambridge arc” without any consultation graduated there.

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Don't back down on LGBT guidance, faith leaders urge DfE

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 11/02/2019 - 19:02

Some faith communities have rejected draft guidance for independent schools

More than 50 faith leaders, education experts and rights advocates have said young LGBT people would be at increased risk of bullying in schools if the government waters down draft guidance in response to pressure.

The Department for Education has issued draft advice to independent schools, saying secondary school children should know about “protected characteristics” under the 2010 Equality Act, which include gender reassignment and sexual orientation. Primary school children should be “aware of the ways in which people can be different and be respectful of those differences”.

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Did you solve it? On the tiles with the new Escher

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 11/02/2019 - 19:00

The solutions to today’s puzzles

Earlier today I set you the following puzzles.

The challenge is to divide each of the following outlines into the number of pieces indicated. In the first two rows, the pieces in each image have the same shape, size and orientation. In the third and fourth rows, the pieces have the same shape and size but one may be flipped over. Click here for a printable version.

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« La maternelle est devenue une antichambre de l’école élémentaire »

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 11/02/2019 - 18:44
Dans une tribune au « Monde », Françoise Carraud, chercheuse en sciences de l’éducation, estime que l’institution scolaire « ne semble pas réellement attentive » aux évolutions de l’école maternelle ni au désarroi de ses enseignants.
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Bernard Toulemonde : « Les enseignants français gardent une liberté d’expression importante »

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 11/02/2019 - 18:44
A la suite des polémiques autour de l’article 1 de la loi « pour une école de la confiance », accusé d’atteindre la liberté d’expression des enseignants, le juriste Bernard Toulemonde rappelle le droit en matière de devoir de réserve des professeurs.
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A quoi sert la philosophie de l’éducation ?

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 11/02/2019 - 18:42
Dans les débats sur l’école, cette discipline sert à interroger, clarifier et mettre en perspective les questions d’éducation, pas à leur donner des réponses toutes faites, répond le philosophe de l’éducation Eirick Prairat.
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Florida School Hires 2 Former Combat Veterans to Take Down Active Shooters

NYTimes - Δευτέρα, 11/02/2019 - 18:16
A charter school in Palmetto, Fla., plans to protect its students by arming security guards with Glock handguns and semiautomatic rifles.
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L’« école inclusive » à l’épreuve de la classe

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 11/02/2019 - 17:40
Peut-on accueillir « tous » les élèves en situation de handicap dans les écoles, collèges et lycées ordinaires ?
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Hungary tries for baby boom with tax breaks and loan forgiveness

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 11/02/2019 - 15:50
Prime Minister Victor Orban wants more babies to be born to avoid the need for immigration.
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Orthodontist trips for north teenagers 'affecting exams'

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 11/02/2019 - 13:27
It has led to concerns that the lengthy trips from Caithness and Sutherland are affecting their exam revision time.
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We're not lazy, we just need more sleep, say pupils

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 11/02/2019 - 13:23
As MPs prepare to debate later school start times, pupils explain why they need more sleep.
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Denver Teachers Once Hailed Performance-Based Pay. Now They’re on Strike Over It.

NYTimes - Δευτέρα, 11/02/2019 - 12:00
The districtwide strike is seen as a referendum on a compensation system that teachers say has delivered erratic bonuses while their base salaries stagnate.
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Projet de loi Blanquer : la porte ouverte à des regroupements d’écoles et de collèges

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 11/02/2019 - 11:28
Un amendement au projet de loi Blanquer rend possible la création d’établissements publics des savoirs fondamentaux, regroupant les classes d’un collège et d’une ou plusieurs écoles. Des inquiétudes se font entendre parmi les directeurs d’écoles rurales.
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