IQ tests just measure how good you are at doing IQ tests.’ This is the argument that is almost always made when intelligence-testing is mentioned. It’s often promoted by people […]
The culmination of a research studentship in the United Kingdom is the ‘viva voce’ – an oral exam, essentially an open-ended discussion of your research with top academics in your […]
The web, we all thought, was going to transform academic publishing. At the very least, it would make research far more accessible, lowering the cost and expanding the reach of […]
A research team in Chicago has spent a year studying whether students who are taught to be in touch with their emotions do better academically.
I teach comparative literature at Columbia University. At the start of every semester, if I plan to discuss one of my own novels in class, I always tell my new […]
This semester I’m teaching a comparative-literature class that deals with the connections among empathy, literature, and human rights.
High-quality early childhood education is one of those rare issues that unites people of all social strata and across the political spectrum.
My mother was a high school French teacher who began her teaching career in the late 1940s, before I was born.
As American colleges and universities continue to revolutionize their curricula through high-impact practices that include student engagement with real places and problems, and on-site research and service learning, they shouldn’t […]
A recent study by Phillips has shown that making accounting problems simple does not help students as much as making those same problems difficult.