Creativity

11 Aug Why failure is a necessary condition of success for highered: HECG trendwatch

The light bulb is commonly used as an illustration to accompany articles about innovation and science (see above). It is a universally recognised symbol of discovery – the a-ah! moment when the researcher/inventor finally finds the big breakthrough or cracks a hitherto unsolvable problem. A light...

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28 Jul Why in this new world the old ways of highered just won’t cut it: HECG Trendwatch

There used to be at least a couple of ways you could make it in this world besides being born rich and lucky. The Beatles became “the toppermost of the poppermost” not by chance, but by unconsciously following what Malcolm Gladwell called the 10,000 hour...

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30 Jun Is there a place in higher education for different approaches to learning? HECG HIGHERED TRENDWATCH

It’s been called “the challenge-driven university” – a new model of higher education that emphasises a different approach to student learning. Traditional methods such as lectures and exams are spurned in favour of team work focused on practical problems, with businesses often sponsoring projects and...

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