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Gifted University Students: Last Chance To ‘Come Out Of The Closet', Rozz Albon, Tony Jewels Jul 2008

Gifted University Students: Last Chance To ‘Come Out Of The Closet', Rozz Albon, Tony Jewels

Rozz Albon

If, as some people believe, university teaching is all about allowing or enabling students to attain their full potential, rather than merely creating more ‘bricks in the wall’, gifted students provide a particularly thorny problem for teaching academics in the contemporary university environment. Many gifted students, by the time they reach university, have long since established, in their attempts to ‘fit in’, how to hide their special talents. A university environment may well be the final formal opportunity for gifted students to be accepted as such, and most importantly, for them to take better advantage of these capabilities in their ...


Perspectives Of Schooling Through Karaoke: A Metaphorical Analysis, Payal Arora Jan 2008

Perspectives Of Schooling Through Karaoke: A Metaphorical Analysis, Payal Arora

Payal Arora

This paper plays with education through the analogy of karaoke to tease out the instructions of a situated educational practice. Here, Cremin's conceptualization of education as a deliberate, systematic and sustained effort is employed as a starting point to enable an understanding of educational practice between members elicited by karaoke. Using Garfinkel's ethnomethodological framework, the paper investigates modes of education through karaoke practice as part of the ‘live’ narrative, that of instructing and being instructed with the ‘curriculum’ of the event at hand.