31 May 2013
kind of interesting:
The researchers asked two groups of students to sit through the same lecture delivered in radically different styles. When asked afterward how much they felt they had learned, those who had experienced the more accomplished performance believed they had learned more than the second group. However, when tested, there was little difference found between them, with those attending the "better" lecture barely outperforming their poorly taught peers.
Posted by bob at 00:28
30 May 2013
some links about Teach for America:
Why Minnesota Governor Vetoed Teach for America Funding
Teach for America: Has it Betrayed its Mission to Save Poor, Struggling Schools?
It's Time for Teach for America to Fold
Why Teach for America Can't Recruit in My Classroom
Diane Ravitch blog
Posted by bob at 22:51
29 May 2013
22 May 2013
In case you were wondering, ThinkProgress tells "The Inside Story of the Harvard Dissertation that Became Too Racist for Heritage"
also, from Gawker comments, a funny joke I hadn't heard before:
When I was in college, I remember a TA telling us the difference between a Masters and prison is "at least you know when you're getting out of prison".
ha ha, funny TA! But it would be better if it were "Ph.D." and prison.
Posted by bob at 17:33
13 May 2013
Welcome Prof. Joel MacClellan to our department as Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2013-14 academic year.
Joel earned his PhD in philosophy in 2012 from the University of Tennessee. He specializes in environmental ethics, and is particularly interested in the intersection between environmental ethics and animal ethics; Joel also has research interests in biomedical ethics, the philosophy of biology, and social and political philosophy.
During his year as a visitor at Binghamton Joel will be teaching a range of applied ethics courses including upper-division and graduate courses. I think he will make a great addition to SPEL's concentrations in applied ethics and will be an engaging conversation partner for faculty and grad students.
the SPEL welcoming committee
Posted by bob at 16:57