• Education
    Removal of co-education clause from Turkish Education Ministry’s regulations stirs debate

    The Education Ministry’s removal of the co-education clause from its regulations has stirred a debate in Turkey, facing criticism that such a move was undertaken to lay the groundwork for gender-segregated education on a wide scale. However, the ministry said as per the Basic Law on National Education, mixed-sex education at schools is essential. “Article 15 of the […]

  • Science Updates
    NASA Explains Hazards of Manned Mission to Mars

    In a bid to make an organised effort to overcome the obstacles that lie before a human journey to Mars, NASA has decoded some hazards that astronauts can encounter on a continual basis on the Red Planet. The space agency’s Human Research Programme (HRP) used ground-based analogues, laboratories, and the International Space Station (ISS), to evaluate human performance […]

  • Internet
    Tencent Shuts Poker Platform Amid Widening Gaming Crackdown

    Tencent Holdings will shut a popular Texas Hold’Em poker video game, the Chinese tech giant said to its users on Monday, in a further step to comply with intensifying government scrutiny hitting the country’s gaming industry. Tencent said it would formally begin to shutter ‘Everyday Texas Hold’Em’ from Monday and would closer the game’s server from […]

  • Science Updates
    Scientists Discover Exoplanet Twice as Big as Earth

    Using data from NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, an international team of scientists has discovered a new exoplanet twice the size of Earth and about 145 light years away. The exoplanet Wolf 503b is in the Virgo constellation and it orbits its star every six days and is thus very close to it, about 10 times closer […]

  • Internet
    Haredi municipality to make Internet services available

    The Bnei Brak Municipality inaugurated a unique initiative to make municipal and government services accessible to the public, which they called Modai’ir. The need for such a project was born in light of the fact that most of the city’s residents refrain from using the Internet for reasons of religious common sense. “As part of the […]

  • Education
    Education in NSW is at an historic crossroads: Mark Scott

    As part of high school history I remember learning about Woodrow Wilson, the US President a century ago. Woodrow’s 14-point plan, the Treaty of Versailles and League of Nations. These are some of the headlines you keep with you from school as you trundle through life. Recently though, I discovered a statement widely attributed to […]

  • Education
    Higher education’s key role in sustainable development

    The United Nations defines sustainable development as “…development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. As such, sustainable development not only deals with environmental issues, but economic, social and cultural issues as well. Given the increased demands placed on societies and the environment due to, among other […]

  • Education
    THE EDUCATIONAL TYRANNY OF THE NEUROTYPICALS

    STRUCTURED LEARNING DIDN’T serve me particularly well. I was kicked out of kindergarten for running away too many times, and I have the dubious distinction of having dropped out of two undergraduate programs and a doctoral business and administration program. I haven’t been tested, but have come to think of myself as “neuroatypical” in some way. […]