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Being a Presence for Students : Teaching as a Lived Defense of Liberal Education

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ISBN: 9781643150086 Year: Pages: 144 DOI: 10.3998/mpub.11567473 Language: English
Publisher: Lever Press Grant: Lever Press
Subject: Education
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This&nbsp;book offers a lived defense of liberal&nbsp;education. How does a college professor, on a daily basis, help students&nbsp;feel the value of liberal education and get the most from that education? We answer&nbsp;this question, as professors, each day in the classroom.&nbsp;John William Miller, a philosophy professor at Williams College from 1924-1960 and someone noted for his exceptional teaching, developed one form that this lived defense can take. Though Miller published very&nbsp;little while he was alive, the archives at Williams College hold unpublished notes and essays of this master teacher. In this book, Jeff Frank offers an extended commentary on one of these unpublished essays where Miller&nbsp;develops his thinking on liberal education. Frank&nbsp;develops the idea that&nbsp;presence&nbsp;is central to liberal education and offers&nbsp;suggestions for how professors can become an educative presence for students.&nbsp;The&nbsp;goal of this book is an invitation to other professors who value&nbsp;liberal education to think with Miller about how to develop their own lived defense of&nbsp;liberal education, each day, in their own classrooms. The tone of the book is meant to&nbsp;be invitational, at times even conversational, and the book concludes with some&nbsp;direct suggestions for how professors can live their own defense of liberal education.

Pretoria Student Law Review 2016 - 10

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ISBN: 19980280 Year: Pages: 184 Language: English
Publisher: Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)
Subject: Law
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It is with great joy that I, along with the editorial committee, present to you, reader, the 2016 Pretoria Student Law Review. I believe it is only fitting that the tenth edition is one that portrays, very clearly, a new chapter in the life of this student publication.This year has not only been a challenging one for students, staff and parents but also for the citizens of South Africa as a whole. It is thus with even greater pleasure that we offer our humble contribution to legal academia. As the editorial board we are extremely proud of successfully completing this most important tenth edition in such tumultuous times.Many challenges have both been overcome and discovered in this year’s exciting journey of creating this publication. Every year experiences different authors with varied contributions and themes but this tenth edition is one which illustrates a certain gusto and determination on the part of those who worked towards its completion. With that said, I would like to thank the authors for their submissions and tireless effort to meet (often exceedingly pressed) deadlines. My thanks also goes to the artist for this edition, Marijke Benade and Lizette Hermann for her support during this particularly unique time; Prof Anton Kok & Prof Andre Boraine, for their support in various ways and on short notice. But of course, thank you to the editorial team of 2016. Abel Maluleka, Abrie van der Merwe, Carin Cross, Daniel Badenhorst, Larisse Prinsen and Roxanne Gilbert; without your willingness to assist, there would be nothing between these pages. Thank you to Sarah Burford, in particular, who is not only part of the editorial team but who greatly assisted me with concluding edits and proofreading.This year’s edition includes a diverse range of articles. Some are close to home while others grapple with issues abroad. From feminism & queer theory, to child rights, sports law, free higher education, and of course, the language debate, our authors have ensured that every reader will find something to both challenge and broaden their minds.I do hope that you enjoy this precious bundle of what the students at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, have to offer.Editor in chief: Cara FurnissEditors: Daniel Badenhorst, Sarah Burford, Carin Cross, Roxanne Gilbert, Abel Maluleka, Larisse Prinsen & Abrie van der Merwe

Dear Professor: A Chronicle of Absences

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ISBN: 9780998237589 Year: Pages: 278 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0160.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: History
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Dear Professor: A Chronicle of Absences is a collection of over two hundred often involuntarily comical emails in which students excuse themselves for missing class. The result is a satirical yet unexpectedly sympathetic collective portrait of modern-day academia where both students and teachers feel pressured to comply with the impositions of hyper-connectivity.

Student Politics in Africa: Representation and Activism

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Book Series: African Higher Education Dynamics Series ISBN: 9781928331223 Year: Volume: 2 Pages: 280 Language: English
Publisher: African Minds
Subject: Education
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The second volume of the African Higher Education Dynamics Series brings together the research of an international network of higher education scholars with interest in higher education and student politics in Africa. Most authors are early career academics who teach and conduct research in universities across the continent, and who came together for a research project and related workshops and a symposium on student representation in African higher education governance. The book includes theoretical chapters on student organising, student activism and representation; chapters on historical and current developments in student politics in Anglophone and Francophone Africa; and in-depth case studies on student representation and activism in a cross-section of universities and countries. The book provides a unique resource for academics, university leaders and student affairs professionals as well as student leaders and policy-makers in Africa and elsewhere.

Didactic classroom studies

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ISBN: 9789188661500 9789188661456 Year: Pages: 244 DOI: 10.21525/kriterium.14 Language: English
Publisher: Kriterium
Subject: Education
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"In the anthology Didactic classroom studies. A potential research direction didactic classroom studies are characterized and discussed in relation to, on the one hand, didactics and, on the other hand, classroom studies. It is argued that classroom studies has particular potential for realizing the ambitions that constitute didactics in empirical studies – to simultaneously focus processes of teaching and learning as well as the content of these processes and how they interact, and at the same time emphasize that teaching and learning as classroom work is intentional and flows towards specific goals. Classroom studies are not limited to pay (empirical) attention to the student, teacher or content, but have the capacity to focus on how these aspects interact and depend on each other. The research is delimited in contextual and situational terms of teaching-learning wholes, rather than primarily in terms of components (e.g., student, teacher or content). This translates to that classroom studies can capture and examine teaching and learning processes including their dependence of specific contexts in which they are conducted. The potential that lies in the work of classroom studies for didactics is attended to and described in more detail than previous research has done along with a set of example studies, which is a significant contribution of the anthology as a whole. The book gives examples of eight different classroom studies that focus different content areas with varied but related theoretical perspectives and specific methodological approaches. Through these concrete examples, as described and discussed in relation to each other in two concluding commentary chapter, the didactic value of the studies is made visible and didactic classroom studies are described as constituting ‘a potential research direction’. Through a detailed analysis of the chapters with empirical studies – in terms of their research questions and knowledge interests, research contexts, theoretical and analytical perspectives, specific empirical designs and didactical consequences – a number of issues are identified that could be addressed and further developed. In this way, the volume contributes not only to identifying didactic classroom studies as a potentially central research focus in educational science but also outlines a further direction for this research."

(Des)movilización de la sociedad civil chilena

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ISBN: 9789568416898 Year: Pages: 304 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Ariadna Ediciones
Subject: Social Sciences
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Research on the Chilean social mobilization of the last decades, the exhaustion of the neoliberal model and the search for alternatives

Pretoria Student Law Review 2015 - 9

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ISSN: 1998-0280 ISBN: 19980280 Year: Pages: 127 Language: English
Publisher: Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)
Subject: Law
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About the publicationWords fail to describe what an honour it has been to have been part of the ninth edition of the Pretoria Student Law Review. The sense of satisfaction is overwhelming in this being the third edition I have had the privilege to be a part of. Having spent three years as part of this publication I cannot begin to describe and expand upon all that I have learnt in this time, but one thing which I guarantee is the bright and prosperous future of the legal profession of South Africa. With each successive edition I see a thirst and hunger for knowledge from law students, each year those yearnings becoming more intense and providing us with the most thought provoking and well-founded articles. The desire to challenge the status quo, to reject the notions of complacency and outright refusal of facile thought is truly something all these writers should be proud of and us along with them. To read and to write is the essence of not only thought, but of life itself.Editor in chief: Alicia AllisonEditors: Alexia Katsiginis and Michael PotterTable of ContentsEditors’ noteAlicia AllisonFrom the Dean’s deskAndre BoraineChallenges to peaceful protest in Nigeria: The use of forceAdebayo Okeowo(Wo)man in the mirror — A reflection: Law’s influence on society, identity and feminismDevon-Lee AndriesThe impossibility to be lost in transformationJJ van der WaltThe political constructions of justice: Reviewing Antjie Krog’s Country of my skull and application of African jurisprudenceMarko SvicevicThe effect of the South African media on HIV/AIDS awarenessNicole KingA new ‘ray of light’ in socio-economic rights jurisprudence? A note on Coughlan NO v Road Accident Fund (Centre for Child Law Amicus Curiae) (CCT160/14) [2015] ZACC 9Romy-Anne TempletonThe ‘irrational’ female was invented by the patriarchal societySarah HartmanLiability in space law: Questions on practical application of absolute fault and liabilitySevela Masie & Kaitlin MorrisIntroducing deconstructive intersectionality: The general jurisprudential rage against rainbow theoryTamryn Gordon

Reflections of South Africa Student Leaders 1994-2017

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ISBN: 9781928502098 Year: Pages: 336 DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3833863 Language: English
Publisher: African Minds Grant: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - G-1802-05403
Subject: Education --- Political Science
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Reflections of South African Student Leaders 1994-2017 brings together the reflections of twelve former SRC leaders from across the landscape of South African universities. Each student leader’s reflections are presented in a dedicated chapter that draws closely on an interview conducted in the course of 2018/19 which was followed by an interactive process of co-editing, correcting, and approving the chapter between the researchers and the student leaders.

The state of the art in student engagement

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889195961 Year: Pages: 53 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-596-1 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Psychology --- Science (General)
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There is an extensive literature conducted from a range of theoretical perspectives and methodologies on the role of groups and student learning in higher education. However here the concept of the ‘group’ is heavily contested at a theoretical level but within higher education practice, characterizing the group has tended to be clear cut. Groups of students are often formed within the parameters of specific educational programs to address explicitly defined learning objectives. These groups are often small scale and achieve tasks through cooperative or collaborative learning. Cooperative learning involves students dividing roles and responsibilities between group members, so learning becomes an independent process and outcome. On the other hand, collaborative learning involves students working together by developing shared meanings and knowledge to solve a task or problem. From this perspective, learning is conceptualized as both a social process and individual outcome. That is, collaborative learning may facilitate individual student conceptual understanding and hence lead to higher academic achievement. The empirical evidence is encouraging as has been shown that students working collaboratively tend to achieve higher grades than students working independently. However the above perspectives on student engagement assume that groups are formed within the confines of formal learning environments (e.g. lecture theaters), involve students on the same degree program, have the explicit function of achieving a learning task and disband once this has been achieved. However, students may also use existing social networks such as friendship groups as a mechanism for learning, which may occur outside of formal learning environments. There is an extensive literature on the role and benefits of friendship groups on student learning within primary and secondary education but there is a distinct lack of research within higher education. This ebook is innovative and ambitious and will highlight and consolidate, the current understanding of the role that student based engagement behaviors may serve in effective pedagogy. A unique aspect of this research topic will be the fact that scholars will also be welcome to submit articles that describe the efficacy of the full range of approaches that have been employed to facilitate student engagement across the sector.

1968 - Eine Wahrnehmungsrevolution? Horizont-Verschiebungen des Politischen in den 1960er und 1970er Jahren

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Book Series: Zeitgeschichte im Gespräch ISSN: 2190-2062 ISBN: 9783486752557 Year: Volume: 16 Pages: 138 DOI: 10.1524/9783486752557 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Political Science --- History
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Was the 1968 movement a cultural success but a political failure? The six studies compiled in this volume probe the structural changes and shifting boundaries of political life in the 1960s and 1970s to assess the impact of the 1968 movement. Among other phenomena, they examine the theater as a potential medium for staging politics, and television as a vehicle in social protest.

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