As well as expanding the factual knowledge available to the seminar, you’ll also want to get them to put that knowledge to use, arranging it into new structures for analysis and argument. How can you encourage them to do this? Read the rest of this entry »
In the penultimate seminar of the semester, students complete a course evaluation form, which asks them to comment on what they’ve gained from the course, its organisation and the helpfulness of the teacher. They’re also asked to rate the effectiveness of lectures and seminars, the promptness and helpfulness of coursework feedback, the approachability of the teacher and the quality of room and library provision on a scale of 4 (best) to 1(worst). Students are also invited to state how long they spent preparing for each seminar.
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Look at how the number of hits on this site has grown exponentially since we got a mention at Brett Holman’s Airminded blog!
This week I’ve been marking students’ reviews of The Fire and Dresden. I’ve been really impressed by the level of understanding and analysis – lots of these reviews have made me think in a new way about the books. Although it’s been a lot of work for the students to read so much, it does mean that by this point in the semester they’ve got a really good grounding in the issues of air war.
I’m toying with the idea of asking if I can put two or three of the best ones up on the blog. Any thoughts?