Archive | June 2013

Rote Learning: the best of a bad lot?

By Sam Graham and Truong Thuy Van, LSU Rote learning has a bad name in the West. Sure, we need to memorise things. An immediate grasp of times tables, for example, is useful. We also need a foundation of knowledge before we can do any serious thinking. However, encouraging rote learning or memorisation for it’s […]

The LSU Top 5 #37

This is the 37th of our weekly links to the top 5 bits and pieces we’ve found from around the internet. (Linking doesn’t mean we necessarily agree with these articles!) Students practice reading at preparatory class for university entrance exams – Vietnam Net Bridge This article reports on a class in Hanoi that had around […]

Managing you

By David DeBrot, LSU I started off this article with the intent of exploring the placement and relationship of management in education, until I realized that a bunch of people wouldn’t really care to read this. So, in facing this reality, I realized that while management is often seen as an ‘import’ from the business […]

The LSU Top 5 #36

This is the 36th of our weekly links to the top 5 bits and pieces we’ve found from around the internet. (Linking doesn’t mean we necessarily agree with these articles!) Giving Employers What They Don’t Really Want – The Chronicle There is a huge mismatch between what universities think employers want (transferable knowledge) and what […]

Observations…A Necessary Evil?

By Andrew Matthews I was talking to a colleague regarding our upcoming observations for contract renewals the other day. We were both dreading the process despite our experience teaching over many years and having done many observations already. It is normally just before an observation that I start to question the whole process. Why do […]

The LSU Top 5 #35

This is the 35th of our weekly links to the top 5 bits and pieces we’ve found from around the internet. (Linking doesn’t mean we necessarily agree with these articles!)   Can I Use the Same Paper for Multiple College Courses? – The New York Times, The Ethicist   The reader asks whether submitting the same essay […]

An insight into Nguyen Bao Nhu Quynh

Nguyễn Bảo Như Quỳnh was in the top 2% of graduates in 2012 from RMIT University (worldwide), earning a Bachelor of Professional Communication with Distinction from the Saigon campus. She transitioned directly from her internship as a Junior Copywriter at DDB Vietnam into a full-time role as Copywriter, and has now been working full-time for […]