Showing posts from July, 2010

Links for International Student Induction

Some very nice resources from the LDHEN discussion list - first from Margaret Rawlinson:

Ardvark’s EFL resources
Bailey, S. (2006) Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students. 2nd ed. Abingdon: Routledge.
Brandt, C. (2009) Read, Research and Write: Academic Skills for ESL Students in Higher Education. London : Sage.
Burt, A. (2004) Quick Solutions to Common Errors in English. 3rd ed. Oxford: How to Books Ltd.
Dave’s ESL CafĂ©
Davey, G. (2008) The International Student's Survival Guide: how to get the most from studying at a UK University. London: Sage.
English Club
English to go
Lowes, R. (2004) The International Student's Guide: Studying in English at University. London: Sage.
One Stop English
Oxford University Press: Advanced English

Preach What You Practise: an HEA History Subject Centre event hosted at the University of Birmingham

ElearnCAL and the HEA Subject Centre for History are co-organising a themed Teaching and Learning event to be hosted at the University of Birmingham on September 14. This half-day event will focus on innovation in the teaching of history subjects and demonstrate examples of good practice from various institutions.

Preach What You Practise will take place in Lecture Room 8 (301) in the Arts Building.

Click here for the event website, and here to download a programme . Please note that registration for this free event is required, as places are limited.


Approaching literature: reading Great Expectations

My father's family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip. So, I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip.

Lovely! And there's a nice OpenLearn study unit which considers some of the different ways of reading Great Expectations, based on the type of genre the book belongs to. This is one of the most familiar and fundamental ways of approaching literary texts. The novel broadens the scope of study of a realist novel, in both literary and historical terms. The unit includes extracts from critical writings, which are discussed in detail.

Useful for freshers? Outcomes are able to read and understand the classic novel Great Expectations, based on the genre of the book; and prepared to study literature at a higher level.

Here it is:

Preach What You Practise

This HEA History Subject Centre Midlands Network Workshop will focus on good practice in historyteaching and learning.  The theme, ‘Preach What You Practise’, means that speakers will use elements of their topic as part of their interactive presentation. Including a key note speech by Professor Carl Chinn, topics include the use of digitised learning resources, online audio-visual media, distance learningand Web 2.0 innovations.

More information here.