Category Archives: Education – Post-Secondary

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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Group Dynamics and Individual Surrender

Your eyes look up and down Everywhere but me MBA group project. We all followed the lead of one member. Seemed quite reasonable; he seemed quite experienced and thoughtful. Received the group mark: poor, so poor. Member who had taken … Continue reading

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Tone

From a syllabus: Students are expected to behave in an appropriate and courteous manner during classes and examinations and in their email communications with one another, the teaching assistants, and professors. Inappropriate and/or discourteous behaviours include: • Arriving late at … Continue reading

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Who decides…

…in relation to publicly-funded institutions, specifically Algonquin College in Ottawa and Niagara College in Welland, Ontario, deciding to open campuses in Saudi Arabia, which prohibits men and women from taking classes together–or, in these cases, even being on the same … Continue reading

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