It Came from Wikipedia…

It is the week before dissertation submissions, and all through the house not a sound is heard save the frantic scurrying of students trying to finish their 10 credit major papers. I have had some draft papers that are painstakingly footnoted to perfection, and others, well, they are a bit footnote-lite because they were hoping I’d not notice that all the good bits were pasted straight from the web.

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Those Danish Cartoons…

The Danes have added a fresh member to what E.H.Carr would call the ‘club of historical facts’ – the Great Cartoon War of 2006. What is it all about and how will it play as history?

The Danes have added a fresh member to what E.H.Carr would call the ‘club of historical facts’ – the Great Cartoon War of 2006. What is it all about and how will it play as history?

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Learning Contracts?

I like the article in todays Guardian by Germaine Greer criticising the plan by Oxford to force students to sign contracts and attend lectures. Greer has some points I agree with :

“Lectures are a misshapen survival of medieval pedagogy, which took authority as absolute and understood the teacher’s sole duty to be that of expounding it”

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