Teaching through the lies of America’s pyrite president

To prepare students for the post-truth era of relativism and Donald Trump, teach them how to smell the truth

Teaching through the lies of America’s pyrite president
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PRICE: To prepare students for the post-truth era of relativism and Donald Trump, teach them how to smell the truth

Teachers need to calm their enthusiasm for new technology

The latest fad, VR, doesn't add an indispensable dimension to the classroom and could waste money and distort the learning space

Teachers need to calm their enthusiasm for new technology
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PRICE: The latest fad, VR, doesn’t add an indispensable dimension to the classroom and could waste money and distort the learning space

University advertising is necessary duck-facing

But a little truth wouldn't hurt, particularly when we are asking post-secondary students to make huge investments in time, money and hope

University advertising is necessary duck-facing
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PRICE: But a little truth wouldn’t hurt, particularly when we are asking post-secondary students to make huge investments in time, money and hope

Overcoming a world of lies and dead-end choices

The post-truth era is the end-point of neoliberalism. We can now customize our personal realities like we customize our morning Starbucks

Overcoming a world of lies and dead-end choices
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PRICE: The post-truth era is the end-point of neoliberalism. We can now customize our personal realities like we customize our morning Starbucks

The profane is an antidote to the sacred

Students will touch the live wires of taboo because they want to upset the sensibilities of others; besides, acting like an idiot is fun

The profane is an antidote to the sacred
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PRICE: Students will touch the live wires of taboo because they want to upset the sensibilities of others; besides, acting like an idiot is fun

Self-righteous yelling an ineffective form of persuasion

Trump was the electorate's middle finger to the self-righteous elites who had nothing to offer but condemnation

Self-righteous yelling an ineffective form of persuasion
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PRICE: Trump was the electorate’s middle finger to the self-righteous elites who had nothing to offer but condemnation

Good teachers are a rare, precious commodity

But beware: like onions and fungi, bad teachers come in different varieties but all will spoil a student's zest for learning

Good teachers are a rare, precious commodity
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PRICE: But beware: like onions and fungi, bad teachers come in different varieties but all will spoil a student’s zest for learning

The rising tide of censorship on university campuses

If we cannot listen to one another, there is no point in speaking

The rising tide of censorship on university campuses
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PRICE: If we cannot listen to one another, there is no point in speaking

Where is the higher purpose in higher learning?

A lack of attention to the minds and hearts of students explains why Canadian universities are at risk of tearing apart

Where is the higher purpose in higher learning?
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PRICE: A lack of attention to the minds and hearts of students explains why Canadian universities are at risk of tearing apart

Tech startup values have no place in a university

York University has modelled its Bergeron Centre for engineering after a Silicon Valley startup. Bad idea

Tech startup values have no place in a university
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PRICE: York University has modelled its Bergeron Centre for engineering after a Silicon Valley startup. Bad idea