When talking about China, many people are astounded by its enormous and mysterious performance in recent decades. Since the implementation of economic reform and opening-up policies in 1978, China has become one of the world’s fastest-growing economies with the GDP growth rate averaging between 7% and 8% a year, despite a bit slowdown in recent … More On Her Way
“We are an intentional community committed to developing a pedagogical praxis using inclusive pedagogy and problem-based learning to support active learning across a broad range of contemporary teaching sites. We come from diverse disciplines, backgrounds, and orientations to consider how we might leverage the passion that drew us to our academic fields of inquiry … More Not A Final Summary, But A Progressive Reflection.
I am so inspired by Parker Palmer’s article that I can’t agree more of his saying. Here I cited two parts that I was resonated the most. …… Institutions are us. The shadows that institutions cast over our ethical lives are external expressions of our own inner shadows, individual and collective. If institutions are rigid, it … More Future Of High Education
In our field of agricultural and applied economics, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics (AJAE) is one of the top-ranking journals. AJAE is a one of the two online publication (another is Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, AEPP) of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), which is a not-for-profit association serving the professional interests of members working … More Open access journal – American Journal of Agricultural Economics
I have a lot to say about this week’s topic, “Attention and multi-tasking”. Frankly, I’ve got lost in the reading obstacle for a long time. I used to be a book reader, either lecture books or literature books. When I was in undergrad college, I often went to the library and read. I was once … More “Shall we accept the change that caused by the Internet?” vs “Shall we accept that the change is caused by ourselves?”
Professor Su at Zhejiang University recently became a web celebrity (a blue-eyed person on the Internet). As compared with those beautiful bloggers’ webcast, this elder professor wins his fame as a talented and cultured star. Calculus is always recognized as the most difficult class on campus, while Professor Su made it the hottest. On March … More At Zhejiang University, calculus becomes the most favored class under the live webcast
Developed for more than two hundred years, economic literature has significantly changed the way people thinking about the economic behaviors, events, societies, and the world. Most of the economic issues can be examined as fact based on economic theories and methods – which is called the positive economics. In the meantime, more and more issues … More Teaching Philosophy
Here are some of the characteristics of a good science story, as identified by Communicating Science fellows of this semester (Spring 2017): It grabs the reader’s attention right at the beginning with a catchy headline, a good lead, entertaining content or a “cool” topic that captures the imagination, humor, or timeliness. It gets the science … More What makes it a good science story?
Once I saw a question on ZhiHu (a Chinese website, similar to Quora), “How much will poverty affect people’s mind and body?” There are over 9 thousands of answers and most of them have over thousands of upvotes. I read most of the answers and fell into musings. Poverty is crucially related to inequality, minority, and diversity – … More A deserved pain?
“Ethics requires us to think deeply about our positions on issues, and to take principled stands as a result of those positions.” by Derrick Bell (2002) When I first see the sentence, “Ethics requires us to think deeply about our positions on issues, and to take principled stands as a result of those positions.” I … More What is education ethics?