By Peter Gray Ph.D.Freedom to Learn The cat is slowly scratching its way out of the bag.  Ever more people are becoming aware of the colossal waste of money, tragic waste of young people’s time, and cruel imposition of stress and anxietyproduced by our coercive educational system. Source: Google Images filtered for reuse […]

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It’s no longer acceptable to upload chapters from a textbook onto a website and call it a course. www.shutterstock.com Early attempts by universities to put their courses online haven’t been hugely successful so far in terms of generating strong grades and engagement. Both the government and universities are concerned about […]

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Is university all about being job-ready? www.shutterstock.com Competition between universities is more intense than ever, resulting in a shift towards industry-relevant degrees. But this attempt to link universities and the economy has not been universally successful so far. Employers still complain that graduates lack the necessary job skills. Research shows […]

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Research shows that female academics and those with family commitments were more likely to be bullied. www.shutterstock.com A study of more than 22,000 university staff shows that academics in regional universities were more likely to experience bullying compared to those at other types of universities. The survey, which looked at […]