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Is Online Education Opposed to Face-To-Face Education?

Open education is particularly characterized by the removal of restrictions, exclusions and privileges; by the accreditation of students’ previous ex­perience; by the flexibility of the management of the time variable; and by substantial changes in the traditional relationship between professors and students. On the other hand, online, distance or virtual education or e-Learning is a modality which […]

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Teaching Beyond the Transmission of Knowledge

«Teaching to the test at the expense of teaching to the heart is wrong and reduces education to a very superficial acquisition of knowledge and values. Standardized testing for measuring knowledge, skills and attitudes goes against learning styles and individual differences.» «One of the most important rules of teaching is to preach by example. Are […]

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Affective Competencies That Students Do Not Systematically Learn

All affective variables or domains must be stimulated from the earliest pre-school age. Other­wise it is a very difficult, almost impossible, task for high school and the university. However, at any age, the world of feeling is always open to exploration and individual growth. If this has not been achieved at the previous levels of […]

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Dogmatism Does Not Belong To University Culture

Dogmatism and rigidity in the university are sources of intolerance, authoritarianism and conflict. Moreover, flexibility is not a synonym of weakness; on the contrary, it is a symbol of spiritual fortitude that grows when it rectifies mistakes and discovers its own ignorance.

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Educación afectiva: alas para el viaje del futuro

En cualquier examen del futuro, deberíamos preguntarnos antes que nada, no tanto hacia dónde va la educación, sino más bien hacia dónde debería ir. En el fondo debemos pensar en forma dialéctica entre el ser y el deber ser. Veamos a vuelo de pájaro dónde estamos y hacia dónde podríamos ir. Muy a pesar de […]

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Asignaturas pendientes de las universidades: innovación y cambio

El punto de partida de cualquier cambio debe dirigirse a la búsqueda y establecimiento de nuevos objetivos que definan la clase de valores que puedan armonizar con el progreso del ser humano. Ello exige, el respeto a los derechos humanos y a las condiciones de libertad, equidad, justicia, tolerancia, solidaridad y armonía con el medio […]

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Education for the Greater Good

Lack of social ethics is one of the causes of violence and it is at the root of our present social and economic crises We live in a world in turmoil, a world of collapsing ideas, unfulfilled promises, and crashed ideologies and we experience the forces of change invading our classrooms every day, and at the […]

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Is Higher Education Centered on the Student or the Faculty?

FROM ACADEMIC ETHOS TO ADMINISTRATIVE ETHOS The academic ethos of universities has changed very little since the Middle Ages until the present. However, there is a significant difference between the origin of universities as social institutions and contemporary universities. At first, their structure was more informal and, contrary to what one might think, more flexible. It […]

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Purpose of Cross-Cultural Research in Psychology

The main purpose of cross-cultural research in psychology and education is the elaboration of general and specific objectives to the cultures involved without distorting an articulate common goal. Generalizations, very common in social disciplines, must be supported empirically to satisfy the external validity of the conclusion. The advantage of the cross-cultural approach as compared with the single […]

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Utopian Planning for Development and Change

The concept of development has been used in economics, sociology and education under different ideological labels and for a variety of planning purposes. However, the main reason for singling out education as instrumental in development is its role in producing the skilled manpower required to meet a country’s socio-economic needs. Thus education has come to […]

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Quotes on Education

Only the educated are free --Epictetus

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