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Questions tagged [education]

General questions on higher education.

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Is there a canonical paper to cite the benefits of active learning in post secondary education?

I would like to reference the benefits of active learning in my teaching philosophy. I have been to a variety of talks discussing the researched benefits (eg. increased class averages) of active ...
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Pursuing the field of computational physics professionally with a physics PhD

Please let me know if I should migrate this question elsewhere if it is inappropriate for this site. This fall, I will begin my PhD program in physics at Johns Hopkins, and I would like to continue ...
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What methods to estimate the current number of logicians in the world? [closed]

How many active researchers today have specialised in logic? What methods could be used to estimate this number? I would more precisely define this population as all mathematicians, philosophers, ...
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i'm 23 years,high school dropout ,looking for a second chance [closed]

i'm from morocco,23 years old,dropped out of high school and i got into freelancing,but now i want to go back to school (school based in canada or europe "overseas"). which type of programs would suit ...
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How would someone go about creating something like the Pew Research Center? [closed]

I live in India. I've found that analyzing any sociopolitical issue objectively is almost impossible given the lack of data. If I wanted to close this knowledge gap by starting something like the Pew ...
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Have chosen a field without thinking much

I am pursuing Masters of Human Resource Management and will complete it within a few months. But it always bugs me that I have not chosen the right field. I went with what everyone was doing. I also ...
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University whose main language of instruction is German [closed]

I would like to study mathematics, at undergraduate level, at a university whose main language of instruction is German. I've found some universities in Switzerland and Germany, obviously. I would ...
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What would go wrong if we were to implement the following education system in universities? [closed]

I think, in our current education system in universities, there are lots of problems, some of which are listed below, and I think we are wasting lots of time by repeating (possibly a worse version of) ...
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Has the student responsibility for not cheating?

If a student is cheating, he can be caught or not caught. If he is caught, it's not obvious what to do. There are options with different strategies: The students are themselves responsible for not ...
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Professor not responding email about his grading, do I have to email again?

I received a failing for a course; however, one of my project (which worth around 10%) was not graded. It is possibly due to my late submission (one minute late). Previously many of his students ...
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I'm an accomplished person in my field, but don't have any degree. Would I be able to be a teacher or substitute? [closed]

As far as I'm aware, the base requirement to be a teacher or substitute requires a degree. However in my case, I've been working in my career field for going on 10 years. I'm wondering if it's ...
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Freedom of Expression Constrained by Administrators [closed]

As an instructor of government and United States history in a United States school, you have been fortunate to build up the selection of magazines to which your educational institution's library ...
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Have there been any studies to answer whether teachers having favourite students (publicly) reduces overall learning?

I'm working on a presentation for class debunking myths about learning. The way I'm going about this is proof-checking some advice given by teaches in general such as finding a learning style. Now I'm ...
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How to change higher education standards? [closed]

I discovered a new field of mathematics. I have the ambitious wish to include it into college standard programs. Who makes the standards? How the standards work? Which procedure one needs to follow ...
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How to transition from theoretical mathematics to theoretical computer science

Background: I started my undergraduate career in computer science and transitioned to mathematics leaving computer science as a minor. I have just recently completed my Bachelors in Mathematics with a ...
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Can I publish a paper in mathematics education on a computer program? [closed]

I am a PhD student in mathematics education. As a part of my thesis, in the last year I designed a learning environment for tablets, similar to a computer game. The program is designed for children ...
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Why has there not been established any coherent measure of educative quality? [closed]

It seems nonsensical and backwards that university institutions can attract students by boasting with their brand value or exorbitant tuition fees rather than focusing on the actual educative quality ...
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Reliable source for ranked courses on post-graduate level in epidemiology? [closed]

Searching the internet reveals a number of available courses all over the world, but there are no obvious ways to rank them against each other or otherwise approach their quality.
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Would you recommend internship, or more courses, for preparing for a PhD in Applied Math? [closed]

For a math student, does an industrial internship, where you use the applications of the mathematics you learned in courses, give a better preparation for a PhD in Applied Math, or taking more ...
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Does physics education research support the idea that answer keys are bad?

This is a physics education research (PER) question. Interpreted properly, it is NOT an opinion-based question! I am a physics grad student and several of my professors have stated that they are ...
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Should I work at a lab prior to getting my PhD in Education?

Do applicants to the field of education even apply to work in labs prior to applying? Does it truly help?
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In general, at the Master level, is the concentration Applied Maths easier/more practical than other branches of “Pure Maths”? [closed]

I'm choosing the direction for my graduate study. I like Maths, but have limited exposure to different areas of it. As I've only just finished my Bachelor, I can't say for sure what my strengths are, ...
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What college education could help an experienced executive climb the ladder? [closed]

I’m an executive in digital marketing for a Fortune 100. I have 14 years of experience. But I am a college drop out. To grow in my career I’m competing with highly educated people. What are my ...
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What's an efficient way to learn simple formulas by heart without understanding?

Is there an unorthodox way to memorize formulas for daily use, similar to the assimilation of multiplication tables in primary school? I included 'without understanding' because I do understand the ...
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is it possible to study MBA after B.tech and phd on electronics after MBA [closed]

Hi every one I'm full confused about my future please give a good suggestions, Currently I am working on Ebedded systems(yocto and embedded linux) I have completed my batchulor of technology in ...
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Living and Studying in Denmark [closed]

I am writing this post to ask for your opinion whether you can work and at the same time study in Denmark. I am from Bulgaria and I want to take the undergraduate program in DTU (Denmark Technological ...
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Why am I taught theory that I have no idea how to apply in practice?

I am a third year Computer Science student. The question that I reach out to you with is featured in the title. There are some lectures that make me ask such questions. For the sake of this discussion ...
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FERPA alternative for German universities

Is there anything similar to US Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) that is valid for German universities, or education system of Germany in general? I mostly concerned in preserving ...
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Is it bad to teach high school science for a few years before attending graduate school? [closed]

I've just graduated with my BS. I have been offered a job to teach biology at a christian university prep academy. I desperately need the money, and I was raised religiously, so I expect that I will ...
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How to overcome the need to know everything about a topic? [closed]

I seek advice from mathematicians. Sometimes I come across a topic I partially understand in my research, but I understand enough to get my work done. Yet I want to know everything about the topic, ...
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I feel like I forgot my simple mathematical knowledge

Please help me. I can not tell psychologists about this because they are not mathematicians (They will not understand me) Sometimes I don't read about mathematics for a couple of months, I do not ...
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Can we be paid for research papers in any way?

I have written many papers and got them published but the problem is that publishing them takes a lot of money and resources and its not possible for me to continue writing if I am being charged for ...
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What's the proper order for multiple educational degrees/certificates?

Assuming someone has a PhD, MD, CISSP, CPA, CFA, MS, etc. etc. What's the proper way to order them after their name and is the comma needed after the last name? (i.e. Jane Smith, PhD, MD, etc. or John ...
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marking scale between Egypt and the UK [duplicate]

How can I convert marks in the Egyptian scale to marks in the UK scale. for example if I got a mark of 40 in Egypt what is the equivalent mark in the UK.
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Math vs Math Education [closed]

I have a big decision to make in my life right now, and there seem to be three likely paths I can take. (1) PhD in Mathematics Education (2) PhD in Mathematics, with an Education Option (3) PhD in ...
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What to teach first: theory or practice?

The educational system in which I have studied focuses on teaching the theory/abstract theoretical courses before the applications. For example, I spent the first 1-2 years of a 5-year engineering ...
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How do I use potentially copyrighted images in my course material? [duplicate]

I teach at a school and I create PowerPoint presentations to use in my classroom. I also need to upload the PowerPoints to my school website for my students to access. Access is restricted and ...
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Dropped out of Grad school after withdrawal period [closed]

It's basically the end of the semester. I was going through the motions the whole time. Withdrawal period has clearly gone. I sent an email that I'm withdrawing from the whole program.. what exactly ...
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What is the importance of TOEFL and GRE?

I am bachelor in technology student from India. I would like to pursue higher education subject to my selection based on merit, i.e scholarship. I know there are many criteria, among which getting ...
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Self Studying over lectures [closed]

this is my first post here, I'll copy and paste a recent answer I asked in the physics and resulted a little bit inappropriate. I do physics so I'm mainly looking for answers for people in the field ...
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B.S. in Electrical Engineering a “Professional Degree”?

You always see those education checkboxes where you pick your level of education; i.e. you have high school diploma, some college, associate, bachelor's, masters/professional, then finally doctorate/...
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Advice on study plan for Applied Math/Machine learning courses, for PhD degree not in either subject

My question requires a little background which I will give here: I'm heading into the 2nd year of my Epidemiology PhD program. I work on vaccine trials/infection control using simple non-linear math ...
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How do you find the “rank” of a school or program?

I am preparing to pursue higher education and I was reading articles about schools. In one of the articles it was mentioned that the author attended a "high teens" ranked school. There was no mention ...
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Is there a metric for the impact in teaching?

There are different metrics like the h-index which try to measure the impact in research of a scientist. Is there a metric which tries to measure the educational impact of a lecturer or a tutor?
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Is it possible to receive federal Pell Grant payments retroactively for prior unclaimed semesters? [closed]

I recently became aware that I'm eligible to receive federal Pell Grant aid for my education expenses. I was unaware of my eligibility in the past. While reading some Pell Grant information, I came ...
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Earning post-graduate math hours after your master's [closed]

This is in the US, in case it's unclear. I'm interested in teaching math at the 2-year college level. I have an interdisciplinary MS with a strong engineering focus. I see openings that require "a ...
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Would going to Teacher's College be useful, if my ultimate goal is to become a university math professor?

I am close to entering the fifth year of a five-year Concurrent Education program. What the program involves is four years spent working on a bachelor’s degree, while “on the side” taking education ...
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small sample for an article proof, how to deal with it?

I have written an article about using technique X as a methodology for lecturing an Information Technology classroom. At the beginning of the experiment I hypothesize that the use of this technique ...
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Have there been studies about the effect of idle time vs time pressure in learning?

There is a discussion in our institute about how much of their time students should spend on lectures and homework. My own experience has been that idle time and wandering of the mind is necessary ...
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Are there universities/institutions which offers free (or almost) recognized degrees through online coursework?

I heard that using online resources, some of the top universities like MIT (Micromasters) and Harvard are offering free online courses and specializations. I wonder if there are institutions that ...