Future of Law Practice

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Lawyers replacing attorneys After decades of killing low-end jobs in retail, travel, banks, and manufacturing, software is finally doing people’s bidding by creating a world with fewer lawyers. Lawyers are proving to be just another breed of knowledge workers susceptible to replacement by Artificial Intelligence. New automation technologies are reshaping the law profession by allowing […]

Is ‘doing’ the best way to learn science

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Let us recollect that there are only four vehicles for learning – hearing (lectures), seeing (demonstration, pictures), doing (experiments, experiences) and reading. The general belief is that ‘doing’ is the best way to learn about anything. Many within the science education community also view practical work carried out by students as the most essential feature […]

Instructional weaknesses’ in teaching maths and science

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In broad terms it is the ‘technical’ term for teaching Good teaching is quite an art, but good teachers know the science of teaching too, i.e. the universally effective practices in teaching. The science of teaching includes certain fundamental steps to be followed by teachers while teaching in classrooms (‘in-class processes’) and certain follow up […]

Future of Food and Agriculture

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The future of food: experts predict how our plates will change Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University Unless there are big changes within the next 20 years, I foresee a two-class food system. One class will eat industrialised food produced as cheaply as possible at the expense […]

Why children may struggle for marks in math and science despite being regular at school?

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It makes better sense to discuss this question with parents. The discussion that follows could be shared with parents, without any need to edit. We sincerely appreciate this parental predicament – all the hard work and commitment in living up to the schools’ demands and routine are not yielding the desired achievement levels in maths […]

Future of Intermediaries

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Is there a future for the middleman The changes brought by the WWW In the 90s, the Internet enabled immediate and direct contact between millions of people, eliminated geographic distances, and created a new ‘global village’. It also marked the beginning of the era of disintermediation. The initial industry shakers The sectors impacted first were […]

Summarising the state of education today

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Schools have not changed much since their global expansion beginning in the 19th century and continue to be organised to deliver prescribed ‘book content’ throughthe teachers in a highly structured ‘classroom settings’.Some of the areas where the schools have unfailingly retained focus are:1. Delivering a ‘defined universal curriculum’ as the be-all and end-all of knowledge […]