Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: training in writing applications

The European Commission, in collaboration with the Research Executive Agency, provided a web-streamed training on Tuesday 10 June 2014 from 2 to 6 p.m. (CET). With the help of this, you can learn a lot about writing your Individual Fellowship or COFUND application. The video and the slides are available from here.

The (second) Nobel Prize diploma of Marie Skłodowska-Curie from 1911 (Source: Wikimedia)

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

From the panopticon to the streets: a couple of days in Bratislava / Pozsony / Pressburg

What do the students concentrate on while sitting in the classroom? What do we really learn in the school? Experts say that in many cases, a “hidden curriculum” is more important during our school years than the facts and explanations we seem to learn… The Scollons in their book entitled Nexus Analysis: Discourse  and the emerging internet claim that the traditional classroom is like a panopticon: the students are mainly passive viewer-listeners who are not expected to share their ideas or be creative. Instead, they are expected to learn and reproduce what they have heard or read while preparing for the classes. When they “discuss”, they seem to speak about the topic of the course but many times, implicitly, the emphasis is on their personal status in the school… As the authors write about a university seminar: