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MIT and Harvard agree to transfer edX to ed-tech firm 2U

Two-part transaction would turn edX into a public benefit company while generously funding a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the impact of digital learning. A new nonprofit led by MIT and Harvard University will focus on overcoming persistent inequities in online learning, in part through exploring how to apply artificial intelligence to enable personalized learning that... Continue Reading →

Join the Europeana Symposium ‘Research and digital cultural heritage: new impact horizons’

On 11 and 12 May 2021, Europeana will bring together cultural heritage professionals, policy makers, academics and researchers to discuss impact horizons of research when nurtured by digital cultural heritage. The organisers explain where the idea of a symposium came from and how its programme took shape.  The Europeana Impact Playbook was conceived to support cultural heritage... Continue Reading →

Το Διαδικτυακό Εργαστήρι Παραμυθιού «Παραμύθια που μας φέρνουν πιο κοντά» του Πολιτιστικού Ιδρύματος Ομίλου Πειραιώς (Π.Ι.Ο.Π.)

Υλικά: Λευκές κόλλες Α4ΜαρκαδόροιΨαλιδάκιUHU Stick Προτεινόμενα Παραμύθια: “Η τελεία” του Peter H. Reynolds από τις εκδόσεις Αίσωπος.“Ξεκίνα με μια τελεία” από τις εκδόσεις Μεταίχμιο &“Ξεκίνα με μια λέξη” των εκδόσεων Μεταίχμιο                Χθες (19/06/2020) παρακολούθησα την πρώτη διαδικτυακή συνάντηση των συμμετεχόντων στο Εργαστήρι Παραμυθιού με την θέατρο-παιδαγωγό Μαρία Τερζάκη.                Ως βάση χρησιμοποιήθηκε το παραμύθι... Continue Reading →

Virtual Teaching Standards’ Booklet

On March 5th, the Minister of Education, in the UAE announced thatall school systems were to work online as part of the ‘Learning fromAfar’ initiative, due to the ongoing health crisis. Abu Dhabi Centre forVocational Education and Training (ACTVET) as the regulator, on March6th 2020, at one days’ notice, had all 17 public schools with... Continue Reading →

What’s the right thing to do? (Episode 12: Part One: “Debating Same-Sex Marriage” & Part Two: “The Good Life”), Justice, Harvard University, Michael Sandel

PART ONE: "DEBATING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE" If principles of justice depend on the moral or intrinsic worth of the ends that rights serve, how should we deal with the fact that people hold different ideas and conceptions of what is good? Students address this question in a heated debate about same-sex marriage. Should same-sex marriage be... Continue Reading →

What’s the right thing to do? (Episode 11: Part One: “The Claims of Community” & Part Two: “Where our Loyalty Lies”), Justice, Harvard University, Michael Sandel

PART ONE: "THE CLAIMS OF COMMUNITY" In this episode, Professor Sandel presents Kant's objections to Aristotle's theory. According to Kant: a) politics must respect individual freedom and b) people must always respect other people's freedom to make their own choices—a universal duty to humanity—but for Kant, there is no other source of moral obligation. This... Continue Reading →

Jack Mezirow, Μετασχηματίζουσα Εκπαίδευση – Μετασχηματιζόμενες Παραδοχές;

Όταν η σύζυγος του Jack Mezirow αποφάσιζε να επιστρέψει στο κολέγιο, αποτελούσε μέρος των γυναικών που επηρεάστηκαν από το αντίστοιχο κίνημα που ανθούσε στην Αμερική τη δεκαετία εκείνη. Αυτό τράβηξε την προσοχή του Mezirow ο οποίος στις αρχές της δεκαετίας του ’70, προχώρησε σε μία έρευνα των προγραμμάτων “Women’s Re-entry Study” με συμμετοχή άνω των... Continue Reading →

What’s the right thing to do? (Episode 10: Part One: “The Good Citizen” & Part Two: “Freedom vs Fit”), Justice, Harvard University, Michael Sandel

PART ONE: "THE GOOD CITIZEN" Aristotle examines the purpose and the the goal (telos) of politics. On the one hand, the purpose is to promote and cultivate the virtue of the citizens and we should reward most, those who in turn contribute most to the purpose. On the other hand, the good life is the... Continue Reading →

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