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The Observer view on bullying, aggressive, nationalist Donald Trump. Speechless: The Trump Effect - The New Yorker. If you’re trying to talk to someone who doesn’t seem to be listening, or to be fully coherent, or who switches premises in mid-conversation, or who even conjures up falsehoods without shame, there comes a point when you’re inclined to give up.

Speechless: The Trump Effect - The New Yorker

If the dialogue approaches the Full Orwell (“War is peace,” “Freedom is slavery,” and all that), your instinctive reaction might be as simple as speechlessness. At least for the moment—if we’re lucky, a relatively fleeting moment in the course of human history—something close to disbelief may define the reaction to the nation’s newest President, Donald J. Trump. Maybe that’s all that can be expected from someone whose background is in being a sharp, bullying real-estate guy and reality-TV personality, a man with just enough training in the wiles of cable news to know that talking fast, and talking loud, often counts for a lot more than talking sense. MUIR: But three to five million illegal votes? Presidential Election 2016: An American Tragedy. The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency is nothing less than a tragedy for the American republic, a tragedy for the Constitution, and a triumph for the forces, at home and abroad, of nativism, authoritarianism, misogyny, and racism.

Presidential Election 2016: An American Tragedy

Trump’s shocking victory, his ascension to the Presidency, is a sickening event in the history of the United States and liberal democracy. On January 20, 2017, we will bid farewell to the first African-American President—a man of integrity, dignity, and generous spirit—and witness the inauguration of a con who did little to spurn endorsement by forces of xenophobia and white supremacy. It is impossible to react to this moment with anything less than revulsion and profound anxiety.

All along, Trump seemed like a twisted caricature of every rotten reflex of the radical right. In the coming days, commentators will attempt to normalize this event. For eight years, the country has lived with Barack Obama as its President. These Are Photos Of Childrens Bedrooms. But They Represent Something Much, Much More. A person’s childhood can look very different depending on where you look in the world.

These Are Photos Of Childrens Bedrooms. But They Represent Something Much, Much More.

Some live in poverty, lacking basic food and sanitation, while others are more fortunate by being born in a country where those things are usually taken for granted. Teaching students how to learn. It's no secret that students learn best when they self-regulate--set their own academic goals, develop strategies to meet them and reflect on their academic performance.

Teaching students how to learn

High-achieving students know what needs to be learned and how to learn it, educational psychology studies increasingly show. But while making those kinds of self-assessments may sound simple--and something most college students could do--many psychology professors find their students aren't self-aware enough to conduct them. Some faculty believe they can help students develop these strategies through their teaching. Journalism in the Digital Age. Resources: Antonio Gramsci.

Antonio Gramsci See also: Can Gramsci's theory of hegemony help us to understand the representation of racial minorities in western television and cinema? Resources: Antonio Gramsci

By Reena Mistry "Telling the truth is always revolutionary" 1891 – (January 22nd.) Understanding power for social change. Gender gap in UK degree subjects doubles in eight years, Ucas study finds. Women now outnumber men in almost two-thirds of degree subjects, and the gender gap in British universities has almost doubled in size since 2007, figures show.

Gender gap in UK degree subjects doubles in eight years, Ucas study finds

The statistics, published by the university admissions service Ucas, show that men still dominate in areas traditionally seen as male, such as engineering and some sciences. Among students who started degree courses last autumn, women outnumbered men in 112 out of 180 subjects, while men were ahead in 65 and there was equal representation in three. Overall, 66,840 more women than men are now on degree courses, compared with a gap of 34,035 in 2007. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Helping Students Become Better Online Researchers. Your students are probably Internet authorities.

Helping Students Become Better Online Researchers

When it comes to Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, they might know far more than you. All of that time spent tweeting and chatting doesn’t necessarily translate to deep learning though. As students progress through school, online research skills become more important — for good reason. Both college professors and employers will expect young people to know their way around the academic side of the Internet; a skill that for many students, needs to be taught. Skills You Need - Helping You Develop Life Skills. Tablets out, imagination in: the schools that shun technology. In the heart of Silicon Valley is a nine-classroom school where employees of tech giants Google, Apple and Yahoo send their children.

Tablets out, imagination in: the schools that shun technology

But despite its location in America’s digital centre, there is not an iPad, smartphone or screen in sight. Instead teachers at the Waldorf School of the Peninsula prefer a more hands-on, experiential approach to learning that contrasts sharply with the rush to fill classrooms with the latest electronic devices. The pedagogy emphasises the role of imagination in learning and takes a holistic approach that integrates the intellectual, practical and creative development of pupils. But the fact that parents working for pioneering technology companies are questioning the value of computers in education begs the question – is the futuristic dream of high-tech classrooms really in the best interests of the next generation? Wing06 ct. 12 tech trends higher education cannot afford to ignore. Higher education faces an onslaught of disruptive forces right now—and ​no one should be suprised to hear that news.

12 tech trends higher education cannot afford to ignore

Burgeoning technologies such as MOOCs and mobile devices are disrupting institutional structures from the classroom and across entire campuses. As tech transforms these learning environments, universities must decide whether to resist the change or get out in front of it. To choose the latter option, however, we need to envision what universities of the future will look like—​if they exist at all. Dreams Rewired review – marvellous tech film full of where-did-they-get-that? imagery.