Category Archives: In the News

Keeping Score in Children’s Sports

A controversy sparked by the decision of the Ontario Soccer Association (OSA) to do away with keeping scores and team standings for competitive players under age 12 (U-12) connects in intriguing ways with concerns explored in my recent ethnography…. read more…

  • dateMarch 13, 2013
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  • posted byNoel Dyck
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In the Shadow of Antichrist

Last month, Smithsonian.com published the fascinating story of a family that had lived in complete isolation for decades. The Lykov family, fleeing religious persecution in the 1930s, escaped to a remote corner of the Siberian wilderness where they remained for over 40 years…. read more…

  • dateFebruary 26, 2013
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  • posted byAnna
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Flipping Anthropology

Next to MOOCs, the most popular term for transforming education in 2012 was the term “flipped classroom.” While no one completely agrees on the specifics, the term generally means that an instructor will “flip instruction” so that face-2-face classroom time is used better to engage the student in an active learning process… read more…

  • dateFebruary 1, 2013
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  • posted byAnne
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