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Courtroom And Classroom Across The Curriculum: The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Jason Goldsmith Mar 2016

Courtroom And Classroom Across The Curriculum: The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Jason Goldsmith

Jason Goldsmith

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde draws on Robert Louis Stevensons intimate knowledge of Victorian legal culture knowledge Stevenson acquired while studying law at the University of Edinburgh. (Although he was called to the Scottish bar in 1875, he abandoned the legal profession and never practiced it.) Its trace can be found in the work's title, main characters, and narrative structure: the title suggests a legal action; Mr. Utterson is the legal representative of Henry Jekyll, who is himself both a doctor of law (LLD) and a doctor of Civil laws (DCL); and the final two ...


John Clare And The Art Of Politics, Jason Goldsmith Feb 2016

John Clare And The Art Of Politics, Jason Goldsmith

Jason Goldsmith

Jason Goldsmith's contribution to Volume 30 of the John Clare Society Journal. Article focuses on Clares poem, 'Don Juan' and its place in the University classroom.


Reasonable Children, Michael Pritchard Feb 2016

Reasonable Children, Michael Pritchard

Michael Pritchard

The public outcry for a return to moral education in our schools has raised more dust than it's dispelled. Building upon his provocative ideas in On Becoming Responsible, Michael Pritchard clears the air with a sensible plan for promoting our children's moral education through the teaching of reasonableness.Pritchard contends that children have a definite but frequently untapped capacity for reasonableness and that schools in a democratic society must make the nurturing of that capacity one of their primary aims, as fundamental to learning as the development of reading, writing, and math skills. Reasonableness itself, he shows, can ...


Formal English Education In Japan: What Causes ‘Unsuccessful’ English Language Learning?, Masanori Matsumoto Feb 2016

Formal English Education In Japan: What Causes ‘Unsuccessful’ English Language Learning?, Masanori Matsumoto

Masanori Matsumoto

Formal English education in Japanese high schools was examined on the basis of its unsuccessful outcome in the acquisition of communication skills in English despite the government's strong initiative to implement communication-oriented teaching and learning in its 2003 Action Plan. The primary cause of this is assumed to be the discrepancy between the official goal advocated in the Action Plan and the realistic goal that both teachers and students are forced to confront the entrance examinations to universities. Due to the severe gap between the dual objectives in the teaching/learning of English, high school teachers and students face ...


Immersion In Esl Culture: Oral Output Through Acting, Chamkaur Gill Feb 2016

Immersion In Esl Culture: Oral Output Through Acting, Chamkaur Gill

Chamkaur Gill

Many ESL learners exhibit diffidence in situations where they are required to speak in English. They retreat into their shells because of the threat of embarrassment and a loss of face which are consequences of making errors in grammar and pronunciation. One effective method of inducing them to speak is drama. By putting them in imaginary situations and creating make-believe identities, teachers can give them incentives to participate in oral interaction, thereby increasing the quantity of speech produced and providing increased practice in speaking in the target language. Classroom activities imbued with drama are often enjoyable and evidence indicates that ...


Next Steps: Measuring Reading Progress, Ross Turner Jan 2016

Next Steps: Measuring Reading Progress, Ross Turner

Ross Turner

Monitoring progress in literacy requires the international cooperation of the education community, as Ross Turner explains.


Film Literacy In The Primary Classroom, Marc Barrett Jan 2016

Film Literacy In The Primary Classroom, Marc Barrett

Marc Barrett

The recent move in Britain towards a nation-wide film literacy program to support young learners of English prompted ACER research into the use of film within Australian primary schools.


The 'Make Your Own Religion' Project: Design And Analysis, Chad Bauman, Brent Hege Jan 2016

The 'Make Your Own Religion' Project: Design And Analysis, Chad Bauman, Brent Hege

Brent A. R. Hege

The “Make Your Own Religion” class project was designed to address a perceived need to introduce more theoretical thinking about religion into a typical religion survey course, and to do so in such a way that students would experience the wonder of theoretical discovery, and through or because of that discovery hopefully both better retain knowledge gained from the project and nurture within themselves the practice of thinking more analytically about religion (and other social and cultural things). Despite a number of challenges and unresolved questions associated with the project, it has proven relatively successful at introducing and provoking theoretical ...


Advocating For Mother Earth In The Undergraduate Classroom: Uniting Twenty-First Century Technologies, Local Resources, Art, And Activism To Explore Our Place In Nature, Christina Triezenberg, Ilse Schweitzer Vandonkelaar Nov 2015

Advocating For Mother Earth In The Undergraduate Classroom: Uniting Twenty-First Century Technologies, Local Resources, Art, And Activism To Explore Our Place In Nature, Christina Triezenberg, Ilse Schweitzer Vandonkelaar

Christina Triezenberg

Despite the growing evidence of humanity’s impact on the natural world and the urgent need to shape citizens who understand the impact that their choices and actions have on their local and global environments, colleges and universities throughout the United States have been slow to add environmental education as a core component of their undergraduate curricula. Harnessing our shared interest in environment issues and the humanities, we designed and taught an experimental course in environmental literature for the honors program at Western Michigan University that we hope will become a template of what is possible in postsecondary environmental education ...


Undergraduate Music Therapy Students’ Experiences In Short-Term Group Music Therapy, Nancy Jackson, Susan Gardstrom Nov 2015

Undergraduate Music Therapy Students’ Experiences In Short-Term Group Music Therapy, Nancy Jackson, Susan Gardstrom

Susan Gardstrom

Education of undergraduate music therapy students poses numerous difficulties because of the need for personal development, as well as specific clinical and musical skills. This collaborative qualitative study examined the potential benefits of students’ participation as clients in short-term personal music therapy. Qualitative analysis of participants’ writings revealed the impact on the students’ personal and professional development, and raised questions about potential curricular changes.


Personal Therapy In Music Therapy Undergraduate Education And Training In The Usa: Prevalence And Potential Benefits, Nancy Jackson, Susan Gardstrom Nov 2015

Personal Therapy In Music Therapy Undergraduate Education And Training In The Usa: Prevalence And Potential Benefits, Nancy Jackson, Susan Gardstrom

Susan Gardstrom

No abstract provided.


Radical Academia: Beyond The Audit Culture Treadmill, Rowan Cahill, Terry Irving Oct 2015

Radical Academia: Beyond The Audit Culture Treadmill, Rowan Cahill, Terry Irving

Rowan Cahill

The pathos of radical academia: notes on the impact of neo-liberalism on the universities, especially the audit culture, the production-model, casualization, academic scholarship, academic writing, peer reviewing, and open access. The authors suggest ways scholars can be radical within, and outside, of neoliberal academia. Part I, 'Missing in Action' appeared as an Academia.edu session in May 2015, where it attracted many comments. Part II, 'What Can Be Done?' is the authors' response to these comments. The whole piece was posted on the Cahill/Irving blog 'Radical Sydney/Radical History' on 22 October 2015.


A Living Tradition, Rowan Cahill Jul 2015

A Living Tradition, Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

Discussion of the seminal work by R. W. Connell and T. H. Irving 'Class Structure in Australian History' (Longman Cheshire, 1980, 1992), and of the tradition of Marxist and class analysis in Australian intellectual life.


Zombies In The Academy: Living Death In Higher Education, Ruth Walker, Christopher Moore, Andrew Whelan Jul 2015

Zombies In The Academy: Living Death In Higher Education, Ruth Walker, Christopher Moore, Andrew Whelan

Christopher L Moore Dr

No abstract provided.


El Debate Sobre Los Toros ¿Se Deben Prohibir Las Corridas De Toros?, Carmela Ferradans Jun 2015

El Debate Sobre Los Toros ¿Se Deben Prohibir Las Corridas De Toros?, Carmela Ferradans

Carmela Ferradans

TMS 170, The Bullfighting Debate in Spain: Intermediate Spanish. How to make an effective argument. Vocabulary: discussion and debate. Grammar: the subjunctive in nominal clauses.
This project has been possible thanks to an IWU Re-centering the Humanities Mellon Foundation grant.


Words For Pam, Rowan Cahill Jun 2015

Words For Pam, Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

Words spoken by Rowan Cahill at the funeral of his wife, Pam Cahill, 24 June 2015.


"Big History: The Ultimate Multidisciplinary Course" For A Panel On The Topic: The Interdisciplinary Means Of Approaching Careers In Microbiology, Cynthia Taylor May 2015

"Big History: The Ultimate Multidisciplinary Course" For A Panel On The Topic: The Interdisciplinary Means Of Approaching Careers In Microbiology, Cynthia Taylor

Cynthia Taylor

No abstract available


Missing In Action?, Rowan Cahill, Terry Irving May 2015

Missing In Action?, Rowan Cahill, Terry Irving

Rowan Cahill

The changing character of intellectual production: how university radicals have become vassals of global billion-dollar scholarly publishing empires; the necessity for radical scholars to break from this model; and the possibility of connecting with activism outside the university as one way of doing this.


Lecture — Judaism, Christianity And Medieval Books, Miriamne Krummel, Bobbi Sutherland Apr 2015

Lecture — Judaism, Christianity And Medieval Books, Miriamne Krummel, Bobbi Sutherland

Bobbi Sutherland

Part of the College of Arts and Sciences' Rites. Rights. Writes. series and the Imprints and Impressions events, this lecture discusses the texts of Thomas Aquinas, Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Anne Frank and others. Presenters are Miriamne Ara Krummel, Associate Professor of English, and Bobbi Sutherland, Assistant Professor of History. (Event was held Nov. 4, 2014, in the Kennedy Union Torch Lounge.)


Lecture — Judaism, Christianity And Medieval Books, Miriamne Krummel, Bobbi Sutherland Apr 2015

Lecture — Judaism, Christianity And Medieval Books, Miriamne Krummel, Bobbi Sutherland

Miriamne Ara Krummel

Part of the College of Arts and Sciences' Rites. Rights. Writes. series and the Imprints and Impressions events, this lecture discusses the texts of Thomas Aquinas, Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Anne Frank and others. Presenters are Miriamne Ara Krummel, Associate Professor of English, and Bobbi Sutherland, Assistant Professor of History. (Event was held Nov. 4, 2014, in the Kennedy Union Torch Lounge.)


J. Wesley Baker: My Own Story, J. Wesley Baker Mar 2015

J. Wesley Baker: My Own Story, J. Wesley Baker

J. Wesley Baker, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Cat Got Your Tongue? : Recent Research And Classroom Practices For Teaching Idioms To English Learners Around The World, Paul Mcpherron, Patrick Randolph Mar 2015

Cat Got Your Tongue? : Recent Research And Classroom Practices For Teaching Idioms To English Learners Around The World, Paul Mcpherron, Patrick Randolph

Patrick T. Randolph

In the aptly titled Cat Got Your Tongue? Recent Research and Classroom Practices for Teaching Idioms to English Learners Around the World, authors Paul McPherron and Patrick T. Randolph explore effective ways to address idioms, collocations, multiword phrases, and other types of formulaic language in the classroom. They present recent research on the pedagogy of teaching and learning idioms along with practical tools for teachers, including ready-to-use lesson plans and resource materials.

“Cat Got Your Tongue? welcomes the reader to a practical and relevant guide in the learning and teaching of idioms that aligns science with compassionate, responsive classroom teaching ...


Using Ipads In A Senior Seminar For Writing Majors: Words Did Not Come Easily, Karen Uehling Mar 2015

Using Ipads In A Senior Seminar For Writing Majors: Words Did Not Come Easily, Karen Uehling

Karen S. Uehling

No abstract provided.


Understanding The Research Practices Of Humanities Doctoral Students At Yale University, Jana Krentz, Denise Hersey, Gwyneth Crowley, Melissa Grafe, Sarah Calhoun Mar 2015

Understanding The Research Practices Of Humanities Doctoral Students At Yale University, Jana Krentz, Denise Hersey, Gwyneth Crowley, Melissa Grafe, Sarah Calhoun

Jana Krentz

A team of Yale Universitylibrarians developed a research project to understand how humanities doctoral students were identifying, accessing, using, and organizing research materials, and what habits and research methodologies they had developed. In addition the project team attempted to identifychallenges, including workspace needs. Based on the findings, the team prepared recommendations on how the Yale University Library system can better support humanitiesdoctoral students and to help improve their academic success. Although these recommendationsare unique to Yale, other similar libraries may find them to be of use.


Session A-2: Encountering Ourselves: American Indians And The Age Of Revolution, Claiborne Skinner Feb 2015

Session A-2: Encountering Ourselves: American Indians And The Age Of Revolution, Claiborne Skinner

Claiborne A. Skinner Jr.

This session will explore how Europeans who encountered the indigenous peoples of North America came to see them as a window into their own past. This provided philosophers and political theorists with a means by which to critique Baroque civilization. The result was Locke's "Natural Law," and Rousseau's Noble Savage." The notion that the world had moved away from freedom and liberty by becoming civilized became a potent argument for both the American and French Revolutions.


Video Feature — Banned Books And The Stuart Rose Collection, Robert Brecha, Una Cadegan, John Inglis, Paul Morman Feb 2015

Video Feature — Banned Books And The Stuart Rose Collection, Robert Brecha, Una Cadegan, John Inglis, Paul Morman

Paul J. Morman

A faculty panel discussion in two sessions:

Session 1:
The Index: Una Cadegan (history) looks at the current scholarship on the Index of Forbidden Books.
Galileo: Robert Brecha (physics) highlights the banning of Galileo and observational science.

Session 2:
Thomas Aquinas: John Inglis (philosophy) speaks on the banning of Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologica, the most important book in Catholic intellectual tradition.
Descartes and the Index of Forbidden Books: Paul Morman (history, Distinguished Service Professor) highlights the book by Descartes that he was not allowed to study while a student at UD in the 1960s.


Video Feature — Banned Books And The Stuart Rose Collection, Robert Brecha, Una Cadegan, John Inglis, Paul Morman Feb 2015

Video Feature — Banned Books And The Stuart Rose Collection, Robert Brecha, Una Cadegan, John Inglis, Paul Morman

John A. Inglis

A faculty panel discussion in two sessions:

Session 1:
The Index: Una Cadegan (history) looks at the current scholarship on the Index of Forbidden Books.
Galileo: Robert Brecha (physics) highlights the banning of Galileo and observational science.

Session 2:
Thomas Aquinas: John Inglis (philosophy) speaks on the banning of Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologica, the most important book in Catholic intellectual tradition.
Descartes and the Index of Forbidden Books: Paul Morman (history, Distinguished Service Professor) highlights the book by Descartes that he was not allowed to study while a student at UD in the 1960s.


Video Feature — Banned Books And The Stuart Rose Collection, Robert Brecha, Una Cadegan, John Inglis, Paul Morman Feb 2015

Video Feature — Banned Books And The Stuart Rose Collection, Robert Brecha, Una Cadegan, John Inglis, Paul Morman

Robert J. Brecha

A faculty panel discussion in two sessions:

Session 1:
The Index: Una Cadegan (history) looks at the current scholarship on the Index of Forbidden Books.
Galileo: Robert Brecha (physics) highlights the banning of Galileo and observational science.

Session 2:
Thomas Aquinas: John Inglis (philosophy) speaks on the banning of Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologica, the most important book in Catholic intellectual tradition.
Descartes and the Index of Forbidden Books: Paul Morman (history, Distinguished Service Professor) highlights the book by Descartes that he was not allowed to study while a student at UD in the 1960s.


Medievalism And The Subject Of Religion, Richard Utz Dec 2014

Medievalism And The Subject Of Religion, Richard Utz

Richard Utz

Assesses the reasons for the relative disregard of scholarly work on studying the continuity of religious thought and faith by scholarship in Medievalism Studies over the last 25 years. Postulates that medievalism scholars have an ethical obligation to investigate and historicize religion and theology, at least in its temporal manifestations.


Pulling The Wool Under Your Eyes: Preserving A Century-Old Wool Lab And Library At The University Of Wyoming, David Kruger Dec 2014

Pulling The Wool Under Your Eyes: Preserving A Century-Old Wool Lab And Library At The University Of Wyoming, David Kruger

David Delbert Kruger

Sheep and wool have long been integral to the agrarian heritage of Western states, and still play a vital role in the region’s agricultural economy. From 1907-2012, Wyoming’s sole university supported wool research around the world through its Wool Department, complete with its own wool laboratory and library. When the Wool Department was permanently dissolved and its building condemned for demolition in 2012, the University of Wyoming (UW) Libraries partnered with UW Extension and the UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources to preserve the unusual print and physical artifacts of this unique collection, as well as disseminate ...