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Reflection on “Neijuan” and Its Impact on International Students

Reflection on “Neijuan” and Its Impact on International Students

In a recent reflective assignment, one of my students highlighted the concept of “neijuan” (involution) in China, as described by Liu (2021). This term refers to a societal condition where excessive competition leads to diminishing returns. It originated in anthropology, specifically in Clifford Geertz’s study of agricultural societies in Indonesia.
Geertz used the term “agricultural involution” to describe how increasing labour in rice paddies did not result in proportional economic gains but rather led to intensified labour without significant improvement in living standards (Geertz, 1963).

MetaCognition: a critical learning competency

Metacognition is the awareness and understanding of one’s own thought processes, is a cornerstone of effective learning. It allows individuals to evaluate, regulate, and adapt their cognitive strategies, leading to improved problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Edward de Bono, in his Six Thinking Hats framework, refers to this as the ‘Blue Hat’ thinking, which involves managing the thinking process itself.

As the philosopher John Dewey once said, ‘We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience.'” In the context of higher education, metacognition plays a pivotal role in fostering self-awareness and lifelong learning habits. This blog post explores how metacognitive strategies can enhance learning in ethics, sustainability, reflection, and business communication, illustrating the transformative power of self-awareness in education.

10 Numbers to Describe our world

10 Numbers to Describe our world

Tomorrow’s People: The Future of Humanity in Ten Numbers  Paul Morland's "Tomorrow’s People" is an engaging and insightful book that uses ten key numbers to predict and analyse the future trends affecting humanity. It effectively underscores the global...

How to generate AI H5P content with STYLE

How to generate AI H5P content with STYLE

Now you can generate H5P content using AI: https://h5p.org/ai and they have a video tutorial here 
You don’t really need to sign up for their “free trial” the trick here is to use the “STYLE” part of the ROSE model when you prompt AI.

How AI is Transforming Higher Education

How AI is Transforming Higher Education

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is steadily transforming the landscape of higher education, ushering in a new era of knowledge management and tailored learning experiences. As we move deeper into the 21st century, the role of AI in shaping future business leaders through simulated scenarios and soft skills development is becoming increasingly significant. This transformation is evident in various dimensions of the educational sector, ranging from curriculum development to the operational aspects of institutions.

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