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Student Politics in Africa: Representation and Activism

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Book Series: African Higher Education Dynamics Series ISBN: 9781928331223 Year: Volume: 2 Pages: 280 Language: English
Publisher: African Minds
Subject: Education
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The second volume of the African Higher Education Dynamics Series brings together the research of an international network of higher education scholars with interest in higher education and student politics in Africa. Most authors are early career academics who teach and conduct research in universities across the continent, and who came together for a research project and related workshops and a symposium on student representation in African higher education governance. The book includes theoretical chapters on student organising, student activism and representation; chapters on historical and current developments in student politics in Anglophone and Francophone Africa; and in-depth case studies on student representation and activism in a cross-section of universities and countries. The book provides a unique resource for academics, university leaders and student affairs professionals as well as student leaders and policy-makers in Africa and elsewhere.

Fraude e plágio na universidade: A urgência de uma cultura de integridade no Ensino Superior *

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Book Series: Investigação ISBN: 9789892611228 Year: Pages: 298 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1123-5 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
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This book links to another book also published by IUC aiming to constitute two sides of the same coin. Having a different scope, both result from the same research project centered on the theme of integrity and academic fraud and they balance each other. In this book we gathered some of the texts that supported the interventions made by their authors in the final conference of the research project, which took place at the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra on 8 and 9 May 2014. These are authors whose reflections were very important for the design and development of the project. Some of them took the external consultants function and its contribution extends far beyond the reflections they wrote here. This is a highly theoretical work, unlike the other book (which organizes the empirical results achieved under the project, related to academic fraud committed by students in Portugal). Integrity and academic fraud and its variants and dimensions; its causes and consequences; obstacles and solutions inherent to his combat; the actors involved and the contexts of their occurrence are, among others, targets of conceptualization, scrutiny and discussion. Discussion is also expressed by the publication, in a conversational tone, of the debates occurred among the participants over the two days of the symposium.

Research Assessment in the Humanities: Towards Criteria and Procedures

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ISBN: 9783319290140 9783319290164 Year: Pages: 247 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-29016-4 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Education --- Business and Management
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This book analyses and discusses the recent developments for assessing research quality in the humanities and related fields in the social sciences. Research assessments in the humanities are highly controversial and the evaluation of humanities research is delicate. While citation-based research performance indicators are widely used in the natural and life sciences, quantitative measures for research performance meet strong opposition in the humanities. This volume combines the presentation of state-of-the-art projects on research assessments in the humanities by humanities scholars themselves with a description of the evaluation of humanities research in practice presented by research funders. Bibliometric issues concerning humanities research complete the exhaustive analysis of humanities research assessment. The selection of authors is well-balanced between humanities scholars, research funders, and researchers on higher education. Hence, the edited volume succeeds in painting a comprehensive picture of research evaluation in the humanities. This book is valuable to university and science policy makers, university administrators, research evaluators, bibliometricians as well as humanities scholars who seek expert knowledge in research evaluation in the humanities.

Chapter: 'Does Taking a MOOC as a Complement for Remedial Courses Have an Effect on My Learning Outcomes? A Pilot Study on Calculus' from book: Adaptive and Adaptable Learning: 11th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2016, Lyon, France, September 13-16, 2016, Proceedings (Book chapter)

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Book Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science ISSN: 0302-9743 / 1611-3349 ISBN: 9783319451527 9783319451534 Year: Pages: 12 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-45153-4_17 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Education
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This paper presents the results of a pilot study about students’ adoption and learning outcomes of 4 MOOCs proposed as a complementary resource for traditional remedial courses on calculus. While the MOOCs were not mandatory, traditional remedial courses were required for those freshmen failing a diagnostic exam. The effects on 589 freshmen students were investigated. The data analysis shows that up to 16 % of the students were active in the MOOCs under study, mostly during the days before taking the diagnostic exam that preceded the traditional face-to-face remedial courses. Trace data about learner actions within the platform were collected as well as the students’ scores. According to a statistical comparison of the students’ exam scores and their interaction behavior with the MOOCs, we observe that active students had more chances of passing the diagnostic exam and skipping the required remedial courses. However, we found no significant differences on the remedial course exam scores between the students that were active in the MOOCs and those that were not. These findings suggest that MOOCs are a good solution to strengthening skills and reviewing concepts, but that more guidance is needed when used as a complement to traditional f2f courses.

The Pedagogics of Unlearning

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ISBN: 9780692722343 Year: Pages: 194 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0140.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Education
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What does it mean to unlearn? Once we have learned something, is it ever possible to unlearn that something? If something is said to have been unlearned, does that mean that it is simply forgotten or does some residual force of learning, some perverse force, also resonate in ways that might help us to rethink traditional approaches to teaching and learning? Might we say that education today is haunted by the spectre of unlearning? This book invites readers to reflect on the possibilities of knowing, reflecting, understanding, teaching and learning in ways that allow us to imagine the other side of education, the side which understands non-knowledge, ignorance, stupidity and wonder as potentially the most important learning experiences we can ever have. In a series of provocative essays by some of the world’s most renowned theorists in philosophy, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, politics and education, The Pedagogics of Unlearning challenges us to think again about what we mean when we talk about learning — about what it really means to learn — and whether the kinds of learning we imagine in our classrooms and daily lives are actually synonymous with the sort of learning we envision when we think and talk about the purpose and passage of education. If you think you know what education and learning are doing, what teaching strategies do, and what learning outcomes are, then this book asks you to think again, to unlearn what you have learned, to learn to unlearn

Research on Teaching and Learning Mathematics at the Tertiary Level

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Book Series: ICME-13 Topical Surveys ISSN: 2366-5947 ISBN: 9783319418131 9783319418148 Year: Pages: 32 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-41814-8 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Education
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This topical survey focuses on research in tertiary mathematics education, a field that has experienced considerable growth over the last 10 years. Drawing on the most recent journal publications as well as the latest advances from recent high-quality conference proceedings, our review culls out the following five emergent areas of interest: mathematics teaching at the tertiary level; the role of mathematics in other disciplines; textbooks, assessment and students’ studying practices; transition to the tertiary level; and theoretical-methodological advances. We conclude the survey with a discussion of some potential directions for future research in this new and rapidly evolving domain of inquiry.

L'educazione permanente. Sfide e innovazioni per un sistema di rete territoriale

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Book Series: Educazione per tutta la vita - Open Access ISBN: 9788891738141 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_622151 Language: Italian
Publisher: FrancoAngeli Grant: Libera Università di Bolzano
Subject: Education --- Social Sciences
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The first part of the book illustrates the concept of Lifelong Learning ("Educazione Permanente") with special focuses on the transformative learning, the lifedeep learning and the practice of work based learning. The second part of the book opens with an analysis of the concept of Lifelong Learning in the territory of the Alto Adige-Südtirol through the description of operators, organizations, activities and opportunities, regulatory and implementation aspects — and a survey specifically conducted.

Scarlet and Black

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ISBN: 9780813591520 9780813592121 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Rutgers University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101355
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The work of the Committee on Enslaved and Disenfranchised Population in Rutgers History. Visit the project's website at http://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu

Kontinuität im Neubeginn. Reden der Zentralen Veranstaltung der Universität Hamburg am 6. November 2015 anlässlich des 70. Jahrestags ihrer Wiedereröffnung 1945

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Book Series: Hamburger Universitätsreden Neue Folge ISBN: 9783943423334 Year: DOI: 10.15460/HUP.HURNF.22.167 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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After the occupation of Hamburg by British troops on May 3rd, 1945, the Hamburg University was closed, but reopened on November 6th, 1945 - half a year after the end of the "Third Reich" and the Second World War. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of this reopening on 6 November 2015, the University of Hamburg took the opportunity to publicly discuss the difficult transition of its own institution from the Nazi dictatorship into the democratic post-war period. This volume of "Hamburger Universitätsreden" documents the four speeches held on on this occation.

Die deutsch-griechischen Beziehungen im Bereich der Wissenschaft/Rede des Präsidenten des Europäischen Gerichtshofs Vassilios Skouris zur Eröffnung der ,,Conference on Scientific Cooperation between Greece and Germany an der Universität Hamburg vom 5. bis 7. Februar 2015"

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Book Series: Hamburger Universitätsreden Neue Folge ISBN: 9783943423310 Year: DOI: 10.15460/HUP.HURNF.21.163 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: Education
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From February 5th till 7th, 2015, the "Conference on Scientific Cooperation between Greece and Germany" took place at the University of Hamburg. About 100 scientists from Greece and Germany invited by the President of the University, Dieter Lenzen, took part in the project, discussing the current crisis in Greece which also dramatically affects scholarship there and whose effects are now a fundamental threat to the functioning of the Greek university system. This volume documents the German version of the English-language welcome speech of the President of the University in which he emphasizes the urgency of joint action as well as the opening speech by the President of the European Court of Justice Vassilios Skouris in German. Skouris describes the specifics of the scientific relations between Greece and Germany in both historical and contemporary terms.

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