Category Archives: Educational Values

EDEV_505 Week 5_1

IU Documents The three documents selected are publicly available on the IU website and as such are deemed to be non-problematic in terms of access. However, they are all in Japanese with no English translation; a delivery which points to … Continue reading

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EDEV_505 Week 8_4

Thanks for posting your ‘caselette’. You suggest through this word that the story is minor, but I think that if this series of events could be made public, you could easily write a book on it. As we are discussing … Continue reading

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EDEV_505 Week 8_3

You offer a seductive set of questions about what to do with Nestlé. We can be so easily drawn in by superficial answers to questions that are tantalisingly complex. Frankly, I was surprised that the Nestlé issue is still ongoing … Continue reading

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EDEV_505 Week 8_2

After reading about the issues in university admission in the US about the tension between egalitarianism and meritocracy (Caldwell, Shapiro, & Gross, 2007; Shom, 2006), I decided to share a story about university entrance that affected me in my previous … Continue reading

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EDEV_505 Week 5_7

I tried to answer the first question; Examine patterns regarding values among the various documents: What similarities and differences are evident among different organisations? but ran against a wall. Here are some thoughts on our interaction regarding this question. Deciding … Continue reading

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EDEV_505 Week 5_6

I’d like to comment on an issue of writing. This issue may be useful for you to consider generally, but in relation to this report, a few points need to be addressed. McCarthy (1991) presents a distinction between function and … Continue reading

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EDEV_505 Week 5_5

The HEG brochures are impressive, suitably so for a business school. Ours (IU) is nice enough and is appropriate for a university, but it lacks the bullet-point clarity and the visual attraction of the design. Something, though, strikes me about … Continue reading

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EDEV_505 Week 5_4

Thanks for posting the information about MCS. The organisation seems to be a very useful one for the Toronto community. As I know nothing about MCS, please accept my questions rhetorically. I’d like to focus on this sentence from the … Continue reading

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EDEV_505 Week 5_3

Thanks for setting out your documents. I had a read through S’s Diversity Policy statement. Without knowing a jot about S, I’d like to make a few observations on this statement and ask you some questions. (I do remember reading … Continue reading

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EDEV_505 Week 5_2

I present a translation and partial analysis of one of the IU documents. IU Admissions Policy From: http://jinsha.iwate-u.ac.jp/03nyushi_shinro_01/ The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences accept students who demonstrate the following characteristics: ・人間・文化・社会・環境に関する基礎学力と論理的思考力 ・人間・文化・社会・環境のあり方と問題について,広く学ぶ意欲 ・多様な考え方,異質なものの見方を理解しようとする柔軟な姿勢と自らの考えを発信しようとする積極的態度 ・地域社会・国際社会の諸課題に実践的に取り組み,貢献したいという熱意 basic scholastic and logical … Continue reading

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