Category Archives: Education – Post-Secondary

No one ever complained

In relation to “Petition“, Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: The only class I ever had with 100% on the final was first year Classical Greek. All year I had an A average but I got B on the final … Continue reading

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She thinks she’s so smart

Attack on expertise, on intelligence. Genna Buck interviews Tom Nichols: No one listens to experts anymore, Ottawa Metro, March 23, 2017. What he says, what he says People don’t want to talk about it [anti-intellectualism], but it’s because of the … Continue reading

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National

Asked the class how many students whose first language is not French take classes in French. Very few hands up. Very regrettable at the University of Ottawa, a bilingual university offering substantially parallel programs in both Official Languages of Canada. … Continue reading

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Hiding from Notice

Student speaking to another about his relationship with professors: It’s positive and negative. I want the professor to know me, but then she easily notices when I’m not there. The halo never stays. One side Another side

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Great, Time

Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: There were a lot of great profs at the Western Business School (now the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University) when I did my MBA and PhD there, 1987-1992. I was in … Continue reading

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The Gift(ed)

Came across the views of psychologist Joan Freeman, via Annalisa Barbieri “Young, gifted and likely to suffer for it“. The Guardian, October 9, 2010: She is keen to lay to rest another stereotype: that gifted children are tortured, unable to … Continue reading

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Learning Across Genders

I wrote to a Saudi friend as follows: I have ended up bothered by this. Public funds reflect broadly held public values, and should not be used in support of sentiments as to gender segregation, in my view. I believe … Continue reading

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