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This presentation is aimed at supporting postgraduate students applying for funding.
Add up pounds, shillings and pence, allow multiple items and conversion to post 1971 currency.
Until 1971 the UK used pounds (£), shillings (s) and pence (d). There were 12 pence in shilling. 20 shillings in a pound 240 pence in a pound. More about decimalisation can be found here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_Day If basic arithmetic wasn’t enough of a problem, statistics must have been a nightmare. This excel spreadsheet enables the input of up to 300 prices in pounds, shillings and pence and calculates: The Total sum Mean average Standard Deviation Maximum Minimum Upper quartile Lower Quartile Median It also converts all the pounds, shillings and pence data into (today’s) decimal currency. This makes pre-1971 and post-1971 comparisons possible. (Full details of the mathematics behind this are in the Wikipedia article cited above). The excel side of things is a complicated and probably far more complex than it needs to be. Any improvements welcome.
Presentation and scenarios for discussing research ethics with humanities students.
Memorial to William II of England at Rufus Stone, Hampshire. The stone is the near to the spot where he was believed to have been killed while out hunting in 1100. The Sir Walter Tyrell pub is also pictured.
A University of Leicester CC document slightly modified for University of Southampton.
These resources are from a session exploring how to turn a chapter or section of your thesis into an article, from approaching a journal to thinking about format and pitch, to re-writing.
My book, working title: "Statistics for the humanities" is now available to download for comments. Please email comments to me on j.canning[at]soton.ac.uk. It is currently being reviewed by the British Academy, but they have given me permission to make the draft available for public review. The book is aimed primarily at undergraduate humanities students, especially those who have not studied mathematics since the age of 16. Notes: I am aware that there are some typos and formatting errors in the draft. There are also some chapters with few or no exercises. I am still working on these. I welcome comments from lecturers, teachers and students, especially those studying or teaching in the humanities. John Canning
Presentation for Postgraduate Researchers on Public engagement
Resources for Heads of Language departments in UK universities. Most of the resources here have been used in past Heads of Department events.
Resources used with Humanities doctoral students to developing their research skills. I've also added some items on assessment for early career teachers.
A worksheet to help PhD student plan the overall shape of their thesis.
A presentation used with Postgraduate Research students. Many are about to present their research for the first time. Incoporates material used by Ted Way, a former postgraduate student who presented on this topic.
Presentation used with Postgraduate Research students at the University of Southampton
The effectiveness of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Mass Open Online Courses (MOOCs) can be seriously undermined by lack of open access to original academic research. Copyright restrictions and subscription fees mean that most research is completely unavailable to those who are not staff or students at a university, or who work in institutions or countries where financial resources are very limited. At best, those with limited access to original research are forced to rely on the summaries and interpretations of others. This presentation showcases YazikOpen.org.uk a portal for open access research into the teaching and learning of modern foreign languages. The portal catalogues language teaching research published in open access journals or on open websites. This research is available to anybody, anywhere in the world with access to the internet without viewing or subscription fees.open access logo Those teaching on courses relating to language teaching (e.g. TEFL, Applied Linguistics, Teaching Training etc.), whether face-to-face or online, can search YazikOpen to identify course readings which will be available to all students, irrespective of institution, geographical location or access to financial resources. Open access also means that original research is accessible to practitioners such as schoolteachers, Teachers of English as a Second/ Foreign Language, teachers at language clubs and teachers of languages in the community. Bringing down access barriers also means that practitioners and other interested parties can engage in debates and publish their own research with fewer disadvantages. The presentation will also explore the wider discussions currently taking place about open access from the ethical as well as the financial and organisational perspectives. Open access to research is also crucial in ensuring that MOOCs are genuinely open and inclusive and do not perpetrate the current privileges of students and staff in well-resourced institutions.
A list of websites and publications concerning the information students use to choose a university.
Overview of information students sources use to choose their course and university. Also examines some research into the decesion making process.
The attached publisher file is a way for groups of individuals to map out, issues, questions and decisions will affect the university and where these decisions are made.
Yazikopen is a portal linking to open access research into teaching and learning modern foreign languages.
A dialogue sheet for use with teachers in higher education. It is A0 size, but can be printed on nine sides of A3. 1. Look at each picture and write down what questions you might ask about its quality. 2. Think about which of the questions might be asked about an higher education. 3. Participants can reflect on these questions as they relate to their own teaching. 4. Participants fill in an action plan to think about how they can take ownership of quality in their own teaching activities.
Inscription reads: "From the Tree of Gerinka". Presented to Hampshire County Council by the County Council of Bizkaia to mark the cooperation agreement between the two counties signed in Winchester on 17th March 1994.
The slides of a presentation I gave in 2010 on possible ways of embedding sustainable development into the language curricula.
This resources draws on the criteria Phil Race has developed to evaluate different assessments. The examples are also available here to be printed off separately.
I give a version of this presentation each year at the LLAS Centre New staff workshop. It is a basic presentation which returns to the foundational principles of assessment.
A flyer for the Open Access Language Teaching research database YazikOpen.
This template was designed for an exercise at the Islamic Studies Network PhD student event in Febrary 2012. The brief is to design a single introductory module which can be taken by all students, including those with no previous knowledge of Islam. It can be modified for other topics.
The files from the Discover American Studies CD can be modified to allow users to remove or add material. It could be used to promote a specific course or institutation.
I used this with postgrade students in conjuction with an adaptation of the ESECT card sort.
This AO table top dialogue sheet can be used with students or staff to facilitate discussions around the National Student Survey. There are instructions about how you might use it on the sheet itself. If you do not have access to an A0 printer the sheet can be printed off on multiple A3 (preferably) or A4 pieces of paper taped together. It has been derived from one used by Abbi Flint et al., “Preparing for success: one institution's aspirational and student focused response to the National Student Survey,” Teaching in Higher Education 14, no. 6 (2009): 607-618.
A list of books and articles to help introduce sustainable development to students of languages, linguistics and area studies
Map showing various definitions of the Eastern Townships (Cantons de l'Est), Quebec