In today's column I touch on one aspect of the art of pedagogy, that is, not on the technical procedures that enable understanding, but the incitement to knowledge provided by good instructors.
When we look back over the course of the past hundred years it becomes clear that the period 1948-1973 was a golden one for the "developed" countries.
As soon as it won its coveted majority, the Harper government put the pedal to the metal on the trade front, with a stampede of new free-trade deals.
Ironically, the more vigorously we have pursued the holy grail of self-adjusting markets in Canadian economic and social policy, the worse our productivity and innovation has been.
In a week when business lobby groups are calling for more tax breaks, the federal R&D Panel released a very good report saying Canada's generous system of R&D tax incentives hasn't been effective.
Sep 8, 2011 to Sep 9, 2011
Rosebrugh Building U of T
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Art, technology, creating and inventing, practical tips on proportion and motif. You will never change the world the same way again!
Reporter Roz Allen goes behind-the-scenes on the red carpet at the 2011 Webby Awards in New York City.
Tragedy poses the basic questions: What is life really all about? Is nature trying to tell us something? Biomimicry is based on a deep biological read of exactly these two questions.
Myrcurial and think|haus are part of the maker movement in Canada. Makers love McGyver, old copies of Popular Science and the chance to breathe new life into consumer electronics.
The exam is on the economy, and Michael Ignatieff and Stephen Harper are both way off the mark. It isn't just how much we spend; it's what we get for our money that will make all the difference.