New in Education
Games for English Literature

A little creative ingenuity and willingness to experiment are all it takes to break out of the confines of routine and inject a little variety into your classroom. The games in this book are designed to be adaptable to different levels of study of English Literature. Some are more likely to appeal more to 'A' level students than to undergraduates, and vice versa. They draw on a common stock of materials that can be bought and adapted at little cost, and in some cases they map directly onto the kind of questions that typically get asked when students face assessment. Many of the games can be played without a teacher being present, although many also assume that someone will be there to draw together threads of discussion. If nothing else, these games are a great way of overcoming that horrible problem, the wall of silence that confronts every teacher of literature at some stage in his or her career. The games are divided into different categories, reflecting the way literature students have to move between detailed analysis and general evaluation. They start small, with games about words and images, and build towards the more challenging theoretical topics students might encounter in the study of literary theory. Overall, this book is conceived as a provocation, not an encyclopaedia. If the result is that readers go away and dream up more and better games to play with students of literature, history, sociology, law, or any other discipline involving the close study and theorization of texts, it will have served its purpose.

9781909818897
Libri Publishing
 

Learning to Research - Researching to Learn
Edited by  Paul Bartholomew, Edited by  Cally Guerin, Edited by  Claus Nygaard

Learning to Research - Researching to Learn explores the integration of research into teaching and learning at all levels of higher education. The chapters draw on the long and ongoing debate about the teaching-research nexus in universities. Although the vast majority of academics believe that there is an important and valuable link between teaching and research, the precise nature of this relationship continues to be contested. The book includes chapters that showcase innovative ways of learning to research; how research is integrated into coursework teaching; how students learn the processes of research, and how universities are preparing students to engage with the world.

9781909818668
Libri Publishing
 


Independent Minds
A History of St George Girls High School
Celebrating 100 years of academic excellence and social leadershipDrawing on the recollections of past and present students, teachers and parents, Independent Minds brings to life the impressive history of Sydney's St George Girls High School. In the school's early years, students wore white hats and gloves, and botany was the only science subject taught. Today its students succeed across all areas and St George Girls High School enjoys a long standing reputation as one of the best schools in the state. Throughout the massive upheavals of the past century one constant has remained: the school's commitment to nurturing intelligent and engaged young women.

9781742232409
University of New South Wales Press


Raising the Stakes
Gambling with the Future of Universities
This fully revised new edition probes the state of Australian higher education and its future Prosperity in the future depends on our ability to play our part in a more globalised, technologically-enhanced knowledge economy. Universities are widely seen as portals to success, and an ever greater proportion of Australians expect to attend at least one of these institutions. However, despite strong demand, universities are under pressure. They face constant criticism about their relevance and responsiveness, are subject to regular government review and reform, and their budgets have been squeezed for decades. International rankings, global competition for students, profound technological disruption and the rise of new providers have heightened the risks of falling behind. Many academics are unhappy with their lot, and students are paying more. While solutions to these problems have been put forward, few have been completely resolved. It is widely held that universities will have to change radically if Australia is to compete on the world stage.

9780702254277
University of Queensland Press


Life After Dawkins
The University of Melbourne in the Unified National System of Higher Education 1988-96
The reconstruction of higher education in Australia through the creation of the Unified National System of Higher Education at the end of the 1980s by John Dawkins is commonly seen as a watershed. It brought new ways of funding, directing and organising universities, expanding their size, reorienting their activities and setting in train a far-reaching transformation of the academic enterprise. This volume traces its impact on the balance between the University of Melbourne's academic mission and external expectations, and how it adjusted to neutralise the impact of the change and restore the balance. At Melbourne, the Dawkins revolution changed little in the way it understood itself and conducted its affairs, but changed everything.

9780522869743
Melbourne University Press

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