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Barbara Robertson and Mark J. Flowers

Use of online courses in bricks-and-mortar colleges and universities has increased substantially, as have the number of traditional and non-traditional students seeking to take courses online. 1 The course materials online students are expected

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Higher education in the paradigm of speed

Student perspectives on the risks of fast-track degree completion

Laura Louise Sarauw and Simon Ryberg Madsen

image of the unforeseen and yet underexposed implications of the recent Danish Study Progress Reform (2014) and the economic incentives that were expected to provide a ‘tailwind’ for the process of completing university students’ degrees. According to

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2012 Quebec Student Protests

Some Observations on Motives, Strategies, and Their Consequences on the Reconfigurations of State and Media

Audrey Laurin-Lamothe and Michel Ratte

The first part of this article reports the main events of the 2012 student protest in Quebec leading to the government’s adoption of Bill 12. It highlights the major ideological conflict generated through the liberal managerial mutation of the academic institutions as a key to understand more clearly the student’s claims. Rapidly, the standard strike was transformed into a massive mobilization that produced many protests and other forms of resistance. The response given by the government to these unprecedented acts of resistance was Bill 12, to be understood as a symbolic coup d’état with voluntarily disruptive media effects whose aim was to make people forget the massive rejection of a pseudo tentative agreement in relation to Higher Education reform. The bill was also supported through the abusive and twisted use by the government of a series of buzzwords, like “bullying” and “access to education”, which were relayed by the media. The authors also discuss the issues surrounding the traditional conceptions regarding the analysis of discourses, mobilizing Orwell’s concept of doublethink and the notion of selfdeception inherited form Sartre.

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Anxiety and learning

Cultural polarisation in social science courses

Jose Leonardo Santos

populations. Most new jobs would require post-secondary degrees. Decades old demographic shifts have made such changes inevitable. Minnesota had already, and would continue, to change. One of my usually cheery students, a middle-aged white woman, showed

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Active learning in criminal justice

The benefits of student investigation of wrongful convictions in a higher education setting

Jill Dealey

Advocates of active learning in higher education applaud the use of approaches that encourage student involvement in research and inquiry and state that it is the most effective means of enabling a move away from more traditional (and now less

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Sarah B. Rodriguez

undergraduates in order to ensure they engage ethically when conducting research in a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) has not followed suit ( Merson 2014 ). 2 Though there are some parallel ethical concerns between medical students and undergraduate

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Sam Pryke

Socrative is a free, online, therefore real-time, Web platform for teachers to put questions to students through an app on their smartphone or tablet device. Since its launch in 2011, it has become widely used and is now the market leader of its

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Penny Welch and Susan Wright

videos in political science, peer dialogue in education studies, polarisation anxiety among social science students and active learning in criminology. In the first article, Regnar Kristensen explores serendipity in research and teaching. He describes

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Minestrone Stories

Teaching anthropology through serendipitous cultural exchanges

Regnar Kristensen

The teaching experiment I shall reflect upon grew out of a joint effort to try and create some events where teachers, students and local citizens in Copenhagen who did not know each other were able to meet and discover things unknown to them by

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Enacting inclusivity in the preparation of emerging scholars

A response to programme reform in higher education

Saran Stewart, Chayla Haynes, and Kristin Deal

2003 ) to guide their thinking about fostering critical consciousness in the scholarly identity development of doctoral students. Towards the end of the article, Tuitt shared a personal narrative of a fictional conversation he had with bell hooks