Education

University degrees are worth more than memories

University has transformed from an educational institution of career preparation to a place of self-exploration and discovery.Continue...

Canadians of all ages need a lesson on media literacy

Teaching young Canadians how to discern what’s real news and what’s fake has become critical in a world dominated by social media. But these lessons should extend to Canadians of all ages in order to create a real impact on media literacy within our country.

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Don’t blame bilingualism for the decline of French language in Canada

Quebec’s Bill 101 prohibits francophone students from attending anglophone primary and secondary schools in Quebec, but it doesn’t currently dictate which colleges they attend after high school.Continue...

Negotiating grades is the better argument

With careful execution, a new grading system could help focus Ontario curriculums on learning and improvement rather than numerical grades.Continue...

Coding should be available in classrooms, not compulsory

Over the past few decades, coding has gone from an obscure skill to one of the most marketable abilities someone can have their resume. In an increasingly tech driven world, coding can and will...Continue...

Out with Shakespeare, in with Wagamese

One Canadian school board has gone against the Anglo-centric grain of Canadian English classes by introducing a new curriculum focused on Indigenous Canadian literature, drawing attention to the wider lack of First Nation representation in a Canadian education.Continue...

Fall of humanities may mean rise of mixed education

With more universities moulding the humanities with business and STEM, many students may no longer have to decide between education for the sake of knowledge and education for job security.Continue...

Educational reform needs nuance, not simplification

There’s no magic fix for public education, nor is pinning hopes on one helpful.Continue...

Wake up, traditional lectures are dozing off

Getting the most out of my lectures — some of the time, just staying awake — has been the most impassable obstacle I’ve encountered at Queen’s so far.

When the first universities were...Continue...

Queen’s receives $24.2 million to jumpstart Scholars Program in Ethiopia

Backed by a $24.2 million (USD) grant from The MasterCard Foundation, a 10-year “Scholar’s Program” partnership between the University of Gondar and Queen’s has been launched.Continue...

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