Thursday, September 28, 2006

Quiz on 10/9

We'll have our first quiz on October 13. Read Unit 1.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Possible Answers, p4

1. Can teachers learn to recognize artistic and scientific talents and help their students develop them?
2. Successful painters, artists, and writers often dislike formal education.
3. There are exceptions to the rule that schools don't serve the artist. Wordsworth had a good experience in school.
4. Some scientists disliked school and had trouble with their classes.
5. Although some scientists had trouble in school that doesn't mean all of them did. We should not make a judgement too quickly.

Culture Note for Chapter 1, p4

Howard Gardner of the Harvard Graduate School of Education has suggested educators look at learners in a new way. He wants them to consider "Multiple Intelligences". Gardner says that the old ideas of intelligence are unfair to many people because the traditional theories cover only a narrow range of human aptitudes and focus on reading, writing, math, and science. Gardners suggests that education should also respect and work to develop musical intelligence, bodily intelligence, and spatial intelligence, as well as students' abilities to understand themselves and to understand others.

Vocabulary preview, Unit 1

Listen to the audio recording for definitions and pronunciation guide. Make sure that your speakers are on.
Play Message



to get away from it all




Download the audio recording for Lesson 1

These tracks are available for download within 7 days. So hurry!

Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
Track 5
Track 6

These are mp3 files, so you can download them and transfer them to your mo3 players. Listen to the lectures and get used to hearing the new words that you've learned in this unit. The more you listen to them the better you get.

Understanding Main Ideas

Page 4

Main ideas are the concepts the speaker wants the audience to remember. Most often the lecturer provides a general or thesis statement that includes all the main concepts.

The model lecture has 3 parts

1. Introduction
2. Body
3. Conclusion


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