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101 Pronoun Interpretation in the Second Language A talk from the Department of Education Public Seminar series given by Prof. Roumyana Slabakova (Universities of Southampton and Iowa) and Prof. Lydia White (McGill University). Roumyana Slabakova, Lydia White 15 May 2014
102 Creative Commons Multi-Word Vocabulary and literacy development in children with English as an Additional Language Dr Vicky Murphy talks on research examining figurative vocabulary knowledge in primary school children with EAL, examining collocations (multiword phrases) and idioms and the relative contribution this type of word knowledge makes to literacy development. Vicki Murphy 24 Mar 2014
103 Heritage Speaker Bilingualism: Input Issues in Grammatical Outcomes Professor Jason Rothman presents a survey of experimental research examining the grammatical knowledge and performances of heritage speaker bilinguals, most of which demonstrate that as a group they differ significantly from monolingual counterparts. Jason Rothman 28 Feb 2014
104 The Impact of the Social Sciences Patrick Dunleavy, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, explains how the impacts of university social science have been under-researched, and their effectiveness often decried. Patrick Dunleavy 28 Feb 2014
105 Creative Commons Educational Testing as an Accountability Measure A public seminar given by Dr Christian Ydesen who is a researcher at Aalborg University, Denmark Christian Ydesen 07 Feb 2014
106 Creative Commons Can a single model of task complexity differentiate between the difficulty of writing and speaking tasks? Dr Parvaneh Tavakoli is Lecturer in TESOL & Applied Linguistics at the University of Reading. In this presentation the existing models of task difficulty will be introduced and their applicability to L2 writing and speaking modes will be examined. Parvaneh Tavakoli 07 Feb 2014
107 A History of Maths at St Anne's Dr Graham Nelson (Supernumerary Fellow and Lecturer in Mathematics), gives a talk for the St Anne's College Maths reunion Graham Nelson 03 Feb 2014
108 Scaling Hilary: A world-class maths education for all Junaid Mubeen (Mathematics, 2004), gives a talk for the St Anne's College MAthematics reuion Junaid Mubeen 03 Feb 2014
109 English as an Additional Language: Talking to Learn? Prof. Leung (King's College London) has worked for many years in the field of second/additional language education. His academic and research interests include classroom pedagogy, content and language-integrated curriculum development, language assessment Constant Leung 03 Dec 2013
110 Creative Commons Sean Carey on teaching quantitative methods to social science students Sean Carey (University of Mannheim, Germany) discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students. Sean Carey 18 Nov 2013
111 Andrew Gelman on teaching quantitative methods to social science students Andrew Gelman (Columbia University, NYC) discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students. Andrew Gelman 18 Nov 2013
112 Creative Commons Doing practical work: rationality and heuristics in teaching A public seminar given by Professor Walter Doyle, University of Arizona, at the Oxford University Department of Education. Walter Doyle 29 Oct 2013
113 Creative Commons Andy Field on teaching quantitative methods to social science students Andy Field (University of Sussex) discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students, especially with mixed ability and low motivation students. Andy Field 09 Sep 2013
114 Creative Commons Manfred te Grotenhuis on teaching quantitative methods to social science students Manfred te Grotenhuis (Radboud University Nijmegen) discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students, especially with mixed ability and low motivation students. Manfred te Grotenhuis 27 Aug 2013
115 Creative Commons Why should we study Elizabethan Theatre? Professor Tiffany Stern of University College, Oxford, discusses her current research and proposes why we should still study Elizabethan Theatre. Tiffany Stern, Ilana Lassman 19 Aug 2013
116 Creative Commons Why should we study medieval romance? Dr Nicholas Perkins of St Hugh's College, Oxford, discusses his current research and proposes why we should still study medieval romance. Nicholas Perkins, Sarah Wilkin 12 Aug 2013
117 Creative Commons Why should we study Johnson? Professor Ros Ballaster of Mansfield College, Oxford, discusses her current research and proposes we should still study Samuel Johnson. Ros Ballaster, Sarah Wilkin 31 Jul 2013
118 Creative Commons Why should we study Postcolonial Literature? Professor Elleke Boehmer of Wolfson College, Oxford, discusses her current research and proposes why we should study Postcolonial writers such as Achebe. Elleke Boehmer, Sarah Wilkin 31 Jul 2013
119 Creative Commons Why should we study Chaucer? Dr Laura Ashe of Worcester College, Oxford, discusses her current research and proposes why we should still study Chaucer. Laura Ashe, Ilana Lassman 31 Jul 2013
120 Creative Commons Why should we study Shakespeare? Dr Emma Smith of Hertford College, Oxford, discusses her current research and proposes why we should still study Shakespeare. Emma Smith, Ilana Lassman 31 Jul 2013
121 Creative Commons Why should we study Dickens? Dr Robert Douglas-Fairhurst of Magdalen College, Oxford, discusses his current research and proposes why we should still study Dickens. Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Ilana Lassman 31 Jul 2013
122 Part 1 - My path to academic success - Alison Parkin Dr Alison Parkin, who has just started her own lab group at the University of York, talks about taking career development step by step, and the importance of both research and teaching in academic careers. Alison Parkin 17 Jul 2013
123 Creative Commons 1.4 Teaching Through Objects and Enabling a Closer Working Between Colleagues in the Teaching Departments of the University Giovanna Vitelli (Director, Ashmolean Museum University Engagement Programme) delivers part 4/6 of the lecture "What can the University contribute and how can it benefit?". Giovanna Vitelli 18 Feb 2013
124 Creative Commons Exploring the meanings of standards in language testing Public Seminar delivered by Professor Barry O'Sullivan from the British Council on 11/02/2013. Barry O'Sullivan 12 Feb 2013
125 Creative Commons Task as Workspace for Language Learning and Teaching Public Seminar delivered by Prof. Martin Bygate, University of Lancaster on 28/01/2013. A focus for Task Based Language Teaching research which might help the development of TBLT. Martin Bygate 07 Feb 2013
126 Alan Agresti on teaching quantitative methods to social science students Alan Agresti discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students. Alan Agresti 24 Dec 2012
127 Creative Commons Paul Kellstedt on teaching quantitative methods to political science students Paul Kellstedt discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate political science students and other social scientists. Paul Kellstedt 03 Dec 2012
128 Creative Commons Weblearn: Improving Admin Dr Claire Aland, Director of Anatomy at University of Oxford, talks about how the WebLearn Sign Up tool has galvanised the organisation of anatomy demonstration at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics. Claire Aland 24 Aug 2012
129 Creative Commons A Discussion of Emily Dickinson's 'I started early, took my dog'. Dr Sally Bayley presents an illuminating reading of Emily Dickinson's 'I started early, took my dog'. In her reading, she seeks out allusions to Shakespearean plays including Hamlet and The Merchant of Venice. She then answers questions about the poem. Sally Bayley 16 Jul 2012
130 Introduction to Project Management Samantha Ackermere, a student at St Anne's College, Oxford, gives a talk on project management relative to large, complex projects. Samantha Ackermere 26 Apr 2012
131 Blogging to Engage: Politics in Spires Kate Candy, Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University, explains the cross-institutional blog, Politics in Spires, which aims to share thoughts on Politics and International Relations with the subject community. Kate Candy, A. Blake Ewing 02 Mar 2012
132 Assessment for Learning: Using Mobile Polls in the Classroom Dr Helen Christian describes her use of the audience response system via the WebLearn Polls Tool and Mobile Oxford supplied for free by Oxford University. Helen Christian 15 Feb 2012
133 Creative Commons Blended Learning in Cross-Disciplinary Programmes: WebLearn Dr Adrian Stokes explains how the systematic use of Weblearn, the university's VLE, has led to a sustainable and efficient framework for blended learning. Adrian Stokes 09 Feb 2012
134 Creative Commons Using Agent-based Modelling to think about Complex Systems The Modelling4All project at the University of Oxford have developed the BehaviourComposer tool to enable scholars to create agent-based models, opening up this area of investigation to much wider audiences in teaching, learning, research and outreach. Ken Kahn, Howard Noble, Angela McLean, Samir Bhatt 25 Jan 2012
135 Creative Commons Supporting Tutorials: Using Weblearn Revd Dr James Robson at Wycliffe Hall has used WebLearn, the University's Virtual Learning Environment, for tutoring and supporting his students in their learning and formation. James Robson 18 Jan 2012
136 What History should British children be taught? The Jesus College History Debate, held at the Law Society in London on the evening of Wednesday 9th March 2011. With Lord Bragg as chair and Professor Niall Ferguson and Professor Richard Evans. Niall Ferguson, Richard Evans, Lord Bragg 14 Apr 2011
137 Creative Commons 9. Creativity Lesson 8. Invention! Stephen Farthing 24 Mar 2011
138 Creative Commons 8. Field Notes Lesson 7. Strategies for collecting information and recording ideas as an aid to memory. Stephen Farthing 24 Mar 2011
139 Creative Commons 7. With Colour Lesson 6. The most complex form of drawing. Starting with a pencil outline, the drawing is developed with a brush in clearly defined layers. Stephen Farthing 24 Mar 2011
140 Creative Commons 6. Measured Drawing Lesson 5. Making a drawing that is dependent for its success on mathematical accuracy. Stephen Farthing 24 Mar 2011
141 Creative Commons 5. Making a Livelier Drawing Lesson 4. Making a livelier drawing, where the line and tone have an energy because they have been applied at speed with a brush. Stephen Farthing 24 Mar 2011
142 Creative Commons 4. Toned Paper Lesson 3. How toned paper can be used to provide the mid-tone in a drawing, which records where light and shade fall as a means of picturing an object. Stephen Farthing 24 Mar 2011
143 Creative Commons 3. The Edge of the Pencil Lesson 2. We use tone, light, dark and the shades in-between to create illusions of volume and depth. Stephen Farthing 24 Mar 2011
144 Creative Commons 2. The Tip of the Pencil Lesson 1. We use line to define spaces and things. It is not a question of magically getting the line right first time, but of first turning a contour into a line, and then systematically correcting that line until it looks right. Stephen Farthing 24 Mar 2011
145 Creative Commons 1. Introduction to the Elements of Drawing Stephen Farthing R.A. presents eight practical drawing classes using John Ruskin's teaching collections to explain the basic principles of drawing. Stephen Farthing 24 Mar 2011
146 Young People do a lot of things with technology - does that include learning? For many young people, being able to use ICTs for learning at home is essential for their educational success - or so, at any rate, the argument goes. Is this in fact turning out to be the case? Delivered by Dr Chris Davies. Chris Davies 16 Feb 2011
147 Creative Commons Teaching Style: Is there such a thing and does it matter? A number of inventories have been developed for use by teachers in adult, continuing and higher education to promote and structure reflection on teaching. Delivered by Dr Adrian Stokes. Adrian Stokes 23 Nov 2010
148 Authentic Assessment in the era of Social Media: ideas and applications from Internet Communications The emergence of Web 2.0-enabled social media online provides a new opportunity to develop assessments that match with, and draw upon students' engagement with online knowledge networking, creating new possibilities for 'authenticity' in assessment. Matthew Allen 18 May 2010
149 Creative Commons Research in Classical Archaeology Discussion between Sir John Boardman and Donna Kurtz on the subject of being classical archaeology researchers and academics and some of the challenges and opportunities they face. John Boardman, Donna Kurtz 11 Mar 2010
150 Tony Blair: The Learning Habit UK Prime Minister Tony Blair delivers the 1999 Romanes lecture, explaining what the government is seeking to achieve in its programme of education reform, and how as a nation in the 21st century we can achieve a ‘learning habit’ across society. Tony Blair 13 Mar 2009