Education

A case for peer group based self-learning – Part 1

A The Philosophical Background
1. Thinking Process
Philosophical and scientific thinking originated in the world because man first learnt to think on his own, self learning, and then impart this knowledge to others later, group learning. Education deals with the thinking

Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker

process which is needed to find solutions to the problems man faces in the […]

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Above the law

It’s December 2010, and two young law students are sitting for their exam.
The one is in a hall full of students, who are being monitored closely by the examiner to make sure they’re following the rules: no phones, no electronic devices, no
cheating.
The other, meanwhile is taken to a private air conditioned room with a computer […]

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Faculty and students speak out against compulsory leadership training in universities

The compulsory leadership training introduced by the Higher Education Ministry for university students has come under severe criticism by University Academics. Many insist the ongoing leadership training program violates the University Act and allege it is an insidious method to provide military training to students.
The compulsory “leadership and positive attitude development” program for university entrants may […]

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Hire Education: How Sri Lanka can retain its brains and money

“the USA attracts fully 20% of the international market for higher education. And many other English-speaking countries, including Australia, Malaysia and Singapore, have been quick to cash in on this lucrative market”
Having left St Thomas’s College after sitting my GCE ‘O’ levels for the second time in 1972 (the 1971 sitting hadn’t gone too well), […]

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Education

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A case for peer group based self-learning – Part 1

A The Philosophical Background 1. Thinking Process Philosophical and scientific thinking originated in the world because man first learnt to think on his own, self learning, and ...

Education

Namal Rajapakse (far left) with Dad, Mom and the Chief Justice (second from right)

Above the law

It’s December 2010, and two young law students are sitting for their exam. The one is in a hall full of students, who are being monitored ...

Education

military

Faculty and students speak out against compulsory leadership training in universities

The compulsory leadership training introduced by the Higher Education Ministry for university students has come under severe criticism by University Academics. Many insist the ongoing leadership ...

Education

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Hire Education: How Sri Lanka can retain its brains and money

Commencement ceremony at Harvard University, Massachusetts “the USA attracts fully 20% of the international market for higher education. And many other English-speaking countries, including Australia, Malaysia ...