Researchers have defined successful transition as the capacity to navigate change.
The pandemic has made universities rethink the importance of helping students build social and mentoring connections to support student engagement and academic success.
At best, when universities differentiate and specialise it can marshal talent and sharpen their focus. At worst. though, this debate can present universities with a false dilemma.
Adding Black studies to university curricula in Canada has been an upward battle.
It has been an uphill battle to make the case for Black studies courses and programs in Canadian universities.
The government’s race report suggests ethnic minority graduates gain less from university because of poor course choices. Our findings show that’s not quite true.
A man on a skateboard and a young woman pass large letters spelling out UBC at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., November 2015.
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Canada should invest robustly in students’ post-secondary education. Data about effects of the pandemic and how students balance classes and work show why we urgently need this investment.
The implications of the government’s announcement are about more than incentivising the career trajectories of students. They are a direct assault on the premise of universities.
Those who don't fit the model of typical 'imagined students' can lose out.
Whose responsibility is it to manage technology-related distractions in class?
Some students who participated in a study of technology in the classroom believed instructors are at fault if students turn to technology when they are bored.
Problem-solvers who’ve studied a variety of subjects and tried different ways of thinking are in demand.
The way humanities disciplines are taught at many universities does not lend itself to ready engagement with a changed and changing world.
For some medical students, learning on simulated patients isn’t enough.
Medical students are practising invasive techniques on themselves and fellow students, a new study shows. But aside from obvious safety concerns, is there anything wrong with self-practice?
Members of the South Sudanese community in the ACT reported facing racism in the job seeking process.
South Sudanese living in the ACT are facing racism when job seeking and can’t get employment in roles for which they have professional qualifications.
Paper or tablet?
With the surge in e-books and digital devices, one concern has been whether students are learning as much. Research shows that some crucial elements of learning are indeed being lost.
Nearly 20 million South Africans live in rural areas. Why are the country’s universities so dismissive of rurality?
South Africa’s educational policies and curricula tend to be biased against rural lifestyles - even though nearly 20 million people live in the country’s rural areas.
The possibility of a gun in a classroom may lead to fear in a learning environment
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Classrooms are places of genuine human engagement, debate, thought and passion. Guns undermine the openness and vulnerability necessary for learning.
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