New words – 20 July 2020

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hyflex adjective
/ˈhaɪ.fleks/
a way of learning in which lessons are given face to face in classrooms and also made available on the internet

Any in-person activities will be offered in a hybrid/flexible (hyflex) model, meaning that students will have the choice to participate in real-time, either in-person or remotely. These hyflex learning opportunities may take the form of group projects, workshops, or social activities.
[professional.uchicago.edu, 1 July 2020]

STEAM noun [U]
/stiːm/
abbreviation for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (as subjects of study)

STEAM is a way to take the benefits of STEM and complete the package by integrating these principles in and through the arts. STEAM takes STEM to the next level: it allows students to connect their learning in these critical areas together with arts practices, elements, design principles, and standards.
[educationcloset.com, 14 January 2020]

Shape noun [U]
/ʃeɪp/
abbreviation for Social Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts for People and the Economy (as subjects of study)

A national fight to restore the balance between rival academic disciplines and give back lost weight to subjects such as history, foreign languages, geography and English literature, will start this week with the unveiling of Shape, a “rebranding” drive to promote the humanities and social sciences
[The Observer, 21 June 2020]

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7 thoughts on “New words – 20 July 2020

  1. aleov

    Such a lot of acronims, that most of them mean something as a word, makes dificult memorizing or understanding at first sight or heard, since abreviations has been used broadly in “cibernetic language” and becomes dificul to understan if it is an acronim or an abreviation.

  2. Jason Han

    To make a word ‘hyflex’ standing for face-to-face classroom form is a piece of good news….
    Many Intangible cultural heritage courses are delivered by this course form…such as music and musical instruments’
    Then, they can last for centuries more years and be suitable for many places….We need to support their original forms and their quietness for learning especially the internet…to leave a space of their freedom… and try to help up-to-date… rather than the limitation…

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