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Anticapitalism wasn’t banned in English classrooms during the cold war – why is it now?

Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com Jennifer Luff, Durham University Materials produced by groups with “extreme political stances” have been barred from English classrooms by the UK government under new guidance for the relationships, sex, and health curriculum. Most of these extreme principles – racism, antisemitism and authoritarianism – are uncontroversial. But the list also includes opposition to capitalism: the “desire to overthrow …

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Universities have invested in online learning – and it can provide students with value for money

fizkes/Shutterstock Kyungmee Lee, Lancaster University As the coronavirus pandemic continues, so does universities’ reliance on online teaching, prompting complaints from students that they are not getting full value from tuition fees. Students who have returned to campus fear that their university experience as a whole is being diminished. Manchester Metropolitan University has moved first-year teaching online as students self-isolate. The …

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How parents should talk to their children about sex

Talking about sex doesn’t have to be awkward. pixelheadphoto digitalskillet/Shutterstock Áine Aventin, Queen’s University Belfast Parents and children need to be able to discuss sex – but often they avoid these conversations. As part of our sex education research, we spoke to UK teenagers about why they don’t talk to their parents about sex. Visions of excruciating embarrassment topped the …

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How universities can ensure students still have a good experience, despite coronavirus

Kzenon/Shutterstock Helen Higson, Aston University As UK university students begin an academic year, they are experiencing a totally different way of life. Some have already found themselves in lockdown in their residences and are afraid they will not be getting some of the usual benefits of university education. Universities have a duty of care for students’ health and well-being, and …

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Pandemic presents an opportunity for small liberal arts colleges to change

Colgate University is a small liberal arts college in upstate New York. John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images

Colgate University is a small liberal arts college in upstate New York. John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images Beth D. Benedix, DePauw University and Steven Volk, Oberlin College and Conservatory In their newly released book, “The Post-Pandemic Liberal Arts College,” Steven Volk, emeritus professor of history at Oberlin College, and Beth D. Benedix, professor of world literature, religious studies and community …

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Guilty or innocent? In virtual courtrooms, the absence of non-verbal cues may threaten justice

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that courtrooms have been forced to become virtual, but is the long-term adoption of technology a threat to justice? (Shutterstock)

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that courtrooms have been forced to become virtual, but is the long-term adoption of technology a threat to justice? (Shutterstock) Vincent Denault, Université de Montréal Since the beginning of the health crisis, Canadian courts, like those in other countries, have been making a technological shift. The number of proceedings filed online have increased and the …

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17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

People are more attracted to those who are similar to them. This is known as the similarity-attraction effect. Matt Cardy / Getty

SHUTTERSTOCK Most friendships develop so naturally that you don’t even realize how or when they started. But sometimes you want to make an effort to befriend a new acquaintance or become a better friend to existing pals. Using tricks and techniques like mirroring, subliminal touching, smiling, and letting that other person talk about themselves can make you appear more likable. We scoured the …

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Online and in the classroom, COVID-19 has put new demands on teachers

This pandemic has taken the familiar, collaborative classroom and predictable timetables from teachers and replaced it with uncertainty. Shutterstock

This pandemic has taken the familiar, collaborative classroom and predictable timetables from teachers and replaced it with uncertainty. Shutterstock Nhlanhla Mpofu, Rhodes University As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools were on lockdown in South Africa from March 2020. They only partially reopened in June, despite teacher unions’ concerns about the timing and lack of adequate protection for teachers …

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عندما التقت فيزياء الكمّ بالطب النفسي

ناقش المحلل النفسي كارل يونج (إلى اليسار)، وعالِم الفيزياء فولفجانج باولي مبدأ الارتباطات اللاسببية Credit: ETH-Bibliothek Zürich/SPL, Bettman/Getty

يوضّح كِتاب بول هالبرن كيف تبادَل كارل يونج، وفولفجانج باولي الأفكار آنيل أنانثاسوامي Nature (2020) doi:10.1038/d41586-020-02456-5 English article ناقش المحلل النفسي كارل يونج (إلى اليسار)، وعالِم الفيزياء فولفجانج باولي مبدأ الارتباطات اللاسببية Credit: ETH-Bibliothek Zürich/SPL, Bettman/Getty التزامن: رحلة السعي الملحمية لسبر أغوار كنه العلاقة بين السبب، والنتيجة بول هالبرن دار نشر بيزك (2020) دائمًا ما يبحث رواة قصص الفيزياء الحديثة عن …

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Les systèmes éducatifs sont en crise partout sur la planète. Voici comment ils se relèveront

Education systems are in crisis around the world, affecting more than 1.5 billion learners in 188 countries. According to UNESCO, the consequences will be significant. Shutterstock

Education systems are in crisis around the world, affecting more than 1.5 billion learners in 188 countries. According to UNESCO, the consequences will be significant. Shutterstock Patrick Charland , University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) ; Olivier Arvisais , University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) , and Tegwen Gadais , University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) The current Covid-19 crisis, …

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