This is just a quick update to let you know about some new articles
available through http://searchenglish.britishcouncil.org
Two pieces which reflect on the changes brought about by man's intervention
in the natural world. Includes links to texts, teachers' materials and
interviews with authors.
CITIZENSHIP MATERIALS FOR ESOL LEARNERS
The aim of the Citizenship materials for ESOL learners pack is to help the
ESOL teacher develop the learners' knowledge of life in the UK, help them
become more active citizens and to support applications for citizenship.
MATHS AND SCIENCE EDUCATION GETS ANIMATED AND COLLABORATIVE ONLINE
The IST programme-funded WebLabs project aimed to find new ways for young
learners (10-14 years) to think and talk about mathematical and scientific
ideas. The methodology was based on the belief that complex mathematical and
scientific ideas can be expressed by a process of building, explaining and
sharing virtual models.
ARE COMPUTERS FAILING OUR CHILDREN?
Even the computer, which is now a standard feature of most classrooms, has
not been able to show a consistent record of improving education.
RIGHTS IN DEED
The profession owes the team of eight Romanian authors of this superb
intermediate-level textbook an expression of thanks for their unique
achievement. This challenging volume, with numerous activities, role plays,
writing and speaking interactive tasks, offers a very hands-on window for
students to explore self and society through the lens of a broad spectrum of
human rights issues.
EMPATHIC APPROACH: LISTENING FIRST AID
The process of listening so others will talk is called empathic listening.
Empathy, according to some dictionary definitions, means to put oneself in a
position to understand another person.
COMPUTER GAMES HELP TRAIN KIDS TO PAY ATTENTION
In what is believed to be the first real evidence to support what is
becoming a growing field of inquiry, the use of special computer games to
"train" their brains improved the ability of healthy children to pay
attention during scientific trials, researchers reported Sept. 26.
BRAIN-BASED LEARNING: POSSIBLE IMPLICATIONS FOR ONLINE INSTRUCTION
Issues concerning student learning involve how they accept, retain and
process information delivered in a course. This paper briefly defines and
describes brain-based learning, a theory that is under investigation in
higher education, and offers suggestions on how that theory may be
Empathic listening skills require a different subset of proficiencies than
conversing, and it is certainly an acquired skill. Many individuals, at
first, find the process somewhat uncomfortable.
A STUDY OF FAIRY TALES
One of the problems of present-day education is to secure for the entire
school system, from the kindergarten to the university, a curriculum which
shall have a proved and permanent value.
A GUIDE TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT
This guide has been produced to offer assistance to those responsible for,
or involved in, educational projects related to language education.
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