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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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My Teaching Philosophy: An Intimate Reflection

Education should prepare the human being for ongoing change and for the eventual crisis that might arise as a result of the transition. I believe the aim of education should be to build in each student strong theoretical foundations, to help future teachers to be educated rather than trained, to be capable of understanding the […]

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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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Evaluación y cambio en la cultura universitaria

Los cambios son difíciles de producir si no existen los recursos financieros y tecnológicos, pero se adhieren obstáculos a ellos, cuando no existe la voluntad o cuando el pesimismo se adelanta a la acción, o cuando se producen cambios que responden más al capricho o la intuición que a una valoración objetiva de logros y […]

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Cognitive And Affective Variables That Should Rule Education

Education must focus on the quality of teaching and learning. The quality of the results, as a concept borrowed from the business sector which is much less complex and interactive than the education sector, is difficult to define with precision, since it combines values, attitudes and achievements which form a part of the most complex […]

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Shared Governance in Higher Education

The authority of governing is gained through the existence of levels of participation and cooperation in decision-making. The picture above shows the signature ceremony of the Magna Charta Universitatum signed in Piazza Maggiore at Bologna in September 18, 1988 by 388 Rectors of worldwide main universities. They were representing the Autoritas Universitatum of the traditional and new higher education institutions […]

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Innovation for Change in Higher Education Management

Innovation in Higher Education Management for Change and Diversifying Internal and External Financing Sources Funds may not only be acquired through obtaining material goods or implementing external financing mechanisms. There are also internal sources of funding that stem from the efficiency, effectiveness and appropriateness of the institution itself. Endeavors such as new ways of focusing […]

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From Terminal Degrees In Higher Education To Lifelong Learning

The most relevant and controversial issue facing the university is one of its «raisons d’être»: formation, the teaching-learning process. The English word ‘formation’ – among other meanings – indicates ‘the act or process of forming’ or ‘the shaping or developing of something’. The word ‘formative’ means ‘having influence in forming or developing’. Similarly, I use the term […]

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Quotes on Education

A school should not be a preparation for life; A school should be life --Elbert Hubbard

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Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.

Bertrand Russell

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