- Universities are not job-training factories: Salutin – thestar.com
Universities are not job-training factories: Salutin – thestar.com:
I donâ€™t agree with him on everything, but he has a point. I also think itâ€™s useful to continue the separation of functions between universities and colleges (we need to stop underfunding the colleges) â€” and to make it easier for studentsâ€™ to study at both kinds of institutions, where itâ€™s useful to do so (as it so often is).
Students get to read widely and gain a sense of what human beings have been up to over the millennia. This expands their awareness and readies them to appreciate their own lives while contributing to enhancing the lives of others. Plus they learn to think critically, which is important to functioning as citizens rather than social cogs. Universities may not often achieve those ends but it is what theyâ€™re suited for, versus spitting out a customized workforce.
- PLOS ONE: Young Children Are More Generous When Others Are Aware of Their Actions
PLOS ONE: Young Children Are More Generous When Others Are Aware of Their Actions:
Even little kids behave less selfishly when others are watching.
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