rePost :: Reflections on Cog Sci: Math-phobia, pedagogy and the choice of occupations

Interesting take. But I am going to argue that the “internal” factors (a student’s interest in science and technology, i.e. whether or not a student suffers from math-phobia, which in turn depends on the styles of pedagogy) matter too. Here’s why. Clearly someone who is math-phobic and has an aversion to mathematics will not opt […]

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You must read this!!!! :: Market Manila – Income Levels / Poverty in the Philippines – General

This is probably one of the top 5 posts I’ve read about the Philippines this year. Marketman’s Running Survey In the survey I am running (or if you read this later, survey that I ran), it seems some 40% of readers actually think the Philippines is POORER than it is, in other words, a fairly […]

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rePost::What Makes a Great Teacher? | Amanda Ripley

On August 25, 2008, two little boys walked into public elementary schools in Southeast Washington, D.C. Both boys were African American fifth-graders. The previous spring, both had tested below grade level in math. One walked into Kimball Elementary School and climbed the stairs to Mr. William Taylor’s math classroom, a tidy, powder-blue space in which […]

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rePost Cool Learning Resource-I’m Attending MIT, Stanford & Harvard ~ Mattias Geniar

Cool learning resource! I’m Attending MIT, Stanford & Harvard January 29th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Well, sort of. Thanks to Academic Earth, a friggin’ gift, you can follow (video) lectures given at universities like Stanford, MIT, Harvard & Yale on some of the most popular subjects. There once was a time when you […]

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Chris Blattman’s Blog: Is college the new high school?

Forgive me for the old they don’t make em like they used to rirades but they actually don’t. Is college the new high school? A liberal arts English professor writing in Inside Higher Ed: After too many years at this job (I am in my mid-40s), I have grown to question higher education in ways […]

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