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The ‘new normal’ for universities

The global pandemic we speak of as coronavirus has been declared a "force majeure’’. It overrides previous considerations and requires the cancellation of what we know and have accepted as ‘normal’. It comes in the footsteps of Australian environmental catastrophes ...

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The end of lectures?

The research in learning and teaching shows clearly that didactic teaching and passive reception do not result in deep, lasting or meaningful learning for most students. Yet we persist with lecturing at students in large groups in most universities. Worse, ...

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