February 2008

The seductive educator

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La séduction pédagogique

By Denis Jeffrey

S’il est un domaine où la séduction a mauvaise réputation, c’est bien celui de l’éducation. Les craintes proviennent du lourd sémantisme moral […]

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Lured by Fiction: Transitioning from Academic to Novelist

By Camilla Gibb

In 1997, in the months between finishing my PhD [at Oxford] and taking up a post doc in 1998, I wrote my […]

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Jeu de la séduction universitaire

By Clermont Gauthier and Stéphane Martineau

La séduction en pédagogie universitaire ? La question étonne et scandalise même. Comment peut-on croire que dans nos classes à l’université se […]

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Blogging in Academe

By Dale Kirby and Mary Cameron

New developments, discoveries and a diversity of ideas are encountered daily by those of us engaged in academic work. The explosion in […]

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Creating the engaged student

By Ann Sherman

As university professors, many of us have very busy schedules of teaching and research. For some, the first passion is research. But […]

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Reading Matters: The honeymoon and after

By Nancy McCormack

My own love affair with libraries began, as it surely does for most booklovers, as a child. I was lucky enough to […]

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Humour Matters

By Steve Penfold

Recently, I spent about an hour parsing the distinction between sleeping and snoring. Well, at the time, technically speaking, I was delivering […]

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Editorial Matters

By Mark Rosenfeld

Learning is a basic need. We are born with curiosity which gives us the easy ability to learn to speak and walk, […]

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Student perspectives on good teaching: what history reveals

By Paul Axelrod

What constitutes effective and engaging university pedagogy, and have student impressions of this changed through the ages? My reading of memoirs, biographies, […]

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