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Aug 31, 2013

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I came across this talk by Daniel Willingham soon after a faculty discussion about medical exam format: the tension between assessment and sampling on the one hand, and the tendency for people to overgeneralise from particular contexts (bluntly: people keep talking about generic skills, when I  think they are much more context and domain specific). […]

Well, who says there isn’t enough quantification in biology and medicine. The quotes below are from ‘The Southern Star’, a journal not to be missed if you want to move in fashionable circles in West Cork (sent by my sister in law, Sue, who lives in a Welsh castle close to Castletownsend). Most freckles per […]

Aug 26, 2013

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Daniel Willingham blogs about this, with some data. The results are not surprising. Laptops may not be a good thing for those using them or even for those around them. I used to think that med students would have good study and learning habits. Now I am not so sure. As for squeaky pens and […]

Aug 18, 2013

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“When we have public debates about the needs of higher education—the future of higher education—not coincidentally they track with the agendas and recommendations set forth by the Gates foundation, by McKinsey & Company, by the New America Foundation,” he says. “These are considered independent resources, but basically they’re putting out PowerPoint presentations—and the rest of […]

Aug 13, 2013

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Medical education in Brazil has been extended by two years. Previously, it involved four years prior to medical school, and six years at medical school. Graduates are now forced to work for a further two years in public hospitals with a temporary medical license. Brazilian medics are not impressed, viewing it as a way of […]

Aug 13, 2013

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There is a profoundly disturbing article about the trial of Amanda Knox, in the New York Review of Books August 15, 2013, penned by Nathanial Rich. Amanda Knox, was the American woman accused of a horrific murder of a young British woman in Perugia in Italy. Her original conviction was overturned, although the final outcome […]

Aug 09, 2013

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Two snippets from the Times Higher Education on August 1st stuck in my mind. In the first, there is an account of some work published by Ron Johnston from the University of Bristol (paper in the Political Quarterly). With student fees of £9000 per year, and living costs leading to a notional 50K debt, a […]

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