While it is important to note that the FSI is used in many researches and makes the categorization of states more pragmatic, it often receives much criticism due to several reasons. Firstly, it does not include the Human Development Index to reach the final score, but instead focuses on institutions to measure what are often also considered human aspects for development. Secondly, it parallels fragility or vulnerability of states with underdevelopment. This comparison firstly assumes that underdevelopment (economic) creates vulnerability, thus assuming that if a state is "developed" it is stable or sustainable. Thirdly, it measures the failure (or success) of a state without including the progress of other areas outside the sphere of the 12 indicators, thus excluding important measures of development such as the decline in child mortality rates, and increased access to clean water sources and medication, amongst others. [ citation needed ] Nonetheless, when discussing failed states it is important to mention the FSI not just for its use by governments, organisations, educators and analysts, but also because it provides a measure of assessment that tries to address the issues that cause threats, both domestically and internationally.
Early in the first term some of the Drive Team members held a fun Thinking morning for new Grades 4 to 7 girls of 2015 and 2016 and their parents. The girls were taught about the Thinking tools and dispositions we use and develop in class, while the parents were introduced to concepts of a Growth Mindset, how to develop the 16 Habits of Mind, and describing how we use the thinking tools for effective learning. Four Grade 7 girls shared their personal growth as thinkers with the parents and assisted the teachers with the girls’ activities.
@ March 14-15 @ University of Ottawa. The Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS; University of Ottawa) and the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS; Université de Montreal and McGill University) are pleased to announce the 5th annual Grad student conference on the theme of Strange Worlds We Live in: Challenges and Opportunities in Global Affairs. Masters and doctoral students are invited to present their research on the challenges and opportunities facing the international community in its pursuit of peace, security, and development. The conference aims to include both theoretical and policy-oriented research.