09 mars 2014

Is a creative writing degree worth the money?

The Guardian homeBy . Some people say you'll never get a job with a creative writing degree, but they teach valuable transferable skills. When the University of East Anglia offered the first British MA in creative writing almost 35 years ago, it caused academic scandal. According to Malcolm Bradbury, the writer who helped set it up, "some thought writing couldn't be taught. Some thought, if it could be, it shouldn't be." More...

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From the archive, 6 March 1964: Decline and fall of students sent down

The Guardian homeBy Terry Coleman. There are financial and social costs to forcing students to leave university before completing their degrees. Goldsmith, Johnson, and Shelley were all, in their day, part of what is now called the problem of waste. They all left university without a degree. It is in a way an academic distinction to be sent down, like Goldsmith, for attacking one's tutor; or, like Shelley, for uttering an atheistic pamphlet. But the 4,500 students a year who leave university without a degree are certainly not those most likely to succeed. Many of them have suffered what is a severe disappointment at the threshold of their adult lives which will set them back years. They are the failures, and they are one in seven of all university students. More...

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Les Universités pour vous accompagner à la démarche VAE

Osez la VAE dans l’enseignement supérieur !
Trouvez, dans la Région PACA (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) et dans toute la France,
l'Université qui vous permettra de valider vos acquis dans l’enseignement supérieur.
En Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, cinq établissements peuvent valider vos acquis dans l’enseignement supérieur :

Voir les détails et les coordonnées de ces établissements dans l'article Trouvez l'Université où vous pourrez valider vos acquis.

En France, plus de 80 autres universités peuvent valider vos acquis dans l’enseignement supérieur : Université Angers, Université d'Artois, Université d'Auvergne, Université de technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard, Université Blaise Pascal - Clermont-Ferrand, Université de Bordeaux, Université Bordeaux 1 - Sciences Technologies, Université Bordeaux Segalen, Université Montesquieu - Bordeaux IV, Université Bordeaux Montaigne, Université de BourgogneRéUniva4, Université Européenne de Bretagne (UEB), Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO), Université de Bretagne-Sud (UBS), Université Caen Basse-Normandie, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, Centre Universitaire Jean-François Champollion (CUFR), Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (CNAM), Université de technologie de Compiègne, Università di Corsica Pasquale Paoli, Université d'Évry-Val d'Essonne, Université de Franche-Comté, Université de Grenoble, Université Joseph-Fourier - Grenoble 1, Université Pierre-Mendès-France, Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3, Université de Haute-Alsace - Mulhouse-Colmar, Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO), Université de La Réunion, Université de La Rochelle, Université du Havre, Université Lille 1 - Sciences et Technologies, Universite Lille 2 - Droit et Santé, Université Charles de Gaulle - Lille 3, Universite de Limoges, Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, Université de Lorraine, Université Claude-Bernard Lyon 1, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Université du Maine, Université Montpellier 1, Université Montpellier 2 Sciences et Techniques, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, Université de Nantes, Université de Nîmes, Université de la Nouvelle-Calédonie, Université d'Orléans, Université Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris 2), Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, Université Paris-Sorbonne, Université Paris Descartes, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Université Paris Diderot Paris 7, Université Paris 8, Université Paris-Dauphine, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Université Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne, Université Paris 13 Nord, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, Université de Perpignan Via Domitia, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Université de Poitiers, Université de la Polynésie française, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Université Rennes 1, Université Rennes 2, Université Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne, Université de Savoie, Université de Strasbourg, Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, Université de Toulouse II - Le Mirail, Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier, Université François-Rabelais de Tours, Université de Technologie de Troyes, Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis, Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.

Voir les détails et les coordonnées de ces universités dans l'article Trouvez l'Université où vous pourrez valider vos acquis.

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The inverted calculus course and self-regulated learning

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/castingoutnines-45.pngBy Robert Talbert. A few weeks ago I began a series to review the Calculus course that Marcia Frobish and I taught using the inverted/flipped class design, back in the Fall. I want to pick up the thread here about the unifying principle behind the course, which is the concept of self-regulated learning. More...

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The inverted calculus course: Using Guided Practice to build self-regulation

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/castingoutnines-45.pngBy Robert Talbert. This post continues the series of posts about the inverted/flipped calculus class that I taught in the Fall. In the previous post, I described the theoretical framework for the design of this course: self-regulated learning, as formulated by Paul Pintrich. In this post, I want to get into some of the design detail of how we (myself, and my colleague Marcia Frobish who also taught a flipped section of calculus) tried to build self-regulated learning into the course structure itself. More...

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Creating learning objectives, flipped classroom style

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/castingoutnines-45.pngBy Robert Talbert. In my last post about the inverted/flipped calculus class, I stressed the importance of Guided Practice as a way of structuring students’ pre-class activities and as a means of teaching self-regulated learning behaviors. I mentioned there was one important difference between the way I described Guided Practice and the way I’ve described it before, and it focuses on the learning objectives. More...

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Getting student buy-in for the inverted calculus class

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/castingoutnines-45.pngBy Robert Talbert. So far, regarding the inverted/flipped calculus course, we’ve discussed why I flipped the calculus class in the first place, the role of self-regulated learning as a framework and organizing principle for the class, how to design pre-class activities that support self-regulated learning, and how to make learning objectives that get pre-class activities started on a good note. This is all “design thinking”. Now it’s time to focus on the hard part: Students, and getting them to buy into this notion of a flipped classroom. More...

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Now That the ‘Evil Empire’ Is Back, So Is My Career

By . Last month I appeared as an expert analyst on four news shows and three radio shows. This is perhaps not unusual for someone whose specialty is foreign affairs, but what is unusual is that in each situation I was asked to talk about Russia. I commented on the likelihood of terrorism at the Sochi Olympics, and later I commented on Russia’s intentions toward Ukraine. More...

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Tolstoy’s Ghost

By . In 1854 the young Russian officer Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy was stationed in the Crimean port of Sevastopol. For several weeks French and British forces had laid siege to the city. An aspiring writer and inspired Russian patriot, Tolstoy transformed his observations into the Sevastopol Sketches, three long dispatches that won him the regard not just of critics but also of Czar Alexander II, who was desperately seeking a way out of the war that his just-deceased father, Nicholas I, had recklessly begun. More...

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‘Ready to Eat’ Academic Computing Infrastructure

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/icons/profhacker-nameplate.gifBy . I’m not sure how the kids do it these days, but back in my previous life making an extra buck doing academic tech support, the fast and easy way to get a lab full of computers set up for a group of students or staff was to “ghost” the computers with whatever operating system and software you wanted. This process of cloning ensured that you got exactly what you wanted and started fresh for each workshop. Read more...

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