Thinking about teaching, learning, and study.
This article shows how I have been lately combining my research in the cultural
history of the Spanish Middle Ages and Early Renaissance with the TV show Game
of Thrones for teaching purposes. I have been able to design a capstone seminar to
attract students interested in the popular medievalising TV fiction, proving them
than most of the…[Read more]
Andrew Newman started the topic CFP for MLA 2020: Cultural Work of Literature Instruction in the discussion Education and Pedagogy on Humanities Commons 1 week, 4 days ago
Please consider submitting a proposal – soon! – for my proposed special session for MLA 2020 (the presidential theme is”Being Human”), on the literature in the history of education:
Teaching Humanity? The Cultural Work of Literature Instruction in the United States
Seeking papers that illuminate the cultural work of literature instruction,…
Nick Di Taranto started the topic Final Call – Apply for a NEH Summer Program in 2019! Deadline 3/1/19 in the discussion Education and Pedagogy on Humanities Commons 4 weeks, 1 day ago
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars and Institutes broaden and deepen understanding of the humanities by supporting professional development programs, specifically designed for a national audience of college and university faculty. The programs provide one- to four-week opportunities for participants (NEH Summer Scholars) to…[Read more]
In The War on Learning, Elizabeth Losh analyses recent trends in post-secondary education and the rhetoric around them. In an effort to identify educational technologies that might actually work, she looks at strategies including MOOCs, the gamification of subject matter, remix pedagogy, video lectures, and educational virtual worlds. Losh’s w…[Read more]
Refusing to be silenced across these centuries in Irish history, from the thirteenth century through the late twentieth century, across all of Ireland’s four provinces and thirty-two counties, Irish nationalists offered resistance, rebellion, and finally revolution against England’s presence. Much like the early centuries of conquest, res…[Read more]
An articulation of the meaning and importance of thick collegiality for the Journal of General Education and the General Education project.
Standards for Reporting Data to Educators provides a synthesis of research and best practices of how data should be presented to educators in order to optimize the effectiveness of data use. Synthesizing over 300 sources of peer-reviewed research, expert commentary, and best practices, Rankin develops a set of data reporting standards that…[Read more]
Designing Data Reports that Work provides research-based best practices for constructing effective data systems in schools and for designing reports that are relevant, necessary, and easily understood. Clear and coherent data systems and data reports significantly improve educators’ data use and save educators time and frustration. The s…[Read more]
Educators are increasingly responsible for using data to improve teaching and learning in their schools. This helpful guide provides leaders with simple steps for facilitating accurate analysis and interpretation of data, while avoiding common errors and pitfalls. How to Make Data Work provides clear strategies for getting data into workable shape…[Read more]
Go on NPR, give a TED Talk, write for publications read by thousands… This book helps education experts of all levels share their knowledge, work, and research with and beyond their own field and colleagues. By pursuing the recommendations in this book, educators and researchers can increase the exposure of their ideas and impact more…[Read more]
Offering clear strategies rooted in research and expert recommendations, First Aid for Teacher Burnout empowers teachers to prevent and recover from burnout while finding success at work. Each chapter explores a different common cause of teacher burnout and provides takeaway strategies and realistic tips. Chapter coverage includes fighting low…[Read more]
Jenny Grant Rankin deposited Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students: Tips for Supporting Extraordinary Minds in Your Classroom (ASCD Arias) in the group Education and Pedagogy on Humanities Commons 4 months ago
Though nearly 5 million students can be characterized as gifted and talented in the United States, many exceptional learners “fly under the radar.” Because they are not appropriately challenged in the general classroom, they never meet their full potential in school or in life. Author Jenny Grant Rankin equips general classroom teachers with the…[Read more]
This short essay is part of a Forum centered upon responses to Simon During’s essay, “Precariousness, Literature and the Humanities Today,” Australian Humanities Review 58 (May 2015), and argues (following Nicholas Bourriaud’s figure of the radicant) for the becoming-itinerant of humanistic practice, as well as for reinventing the Academy as a wan…[Read more]
The introduction to a special issue of the Journal of Narrative Theory, edited by Eileen Joy and Christine Neufeld, on “Premodern to Modern Humanisms: The BABEL Project.” This essay sketches out a blueprint for pursuing new “critical humanisms” in a post/human age.
This special issue of the “Journal of Narrative Theory” represents one of the BABEL Working Group’s first forays into a collaborative and “baggy” humanistic scholarship between medieval studies, more contemporary humanistic studies, and the sciences, with the objective of interrogating together the open terms, “human,” “humanity,” “humanism,”…[Read more]
This essay serves as the Preface to “Still Thriving: On the Importance of Aranye Fradenburg,” a collection of critical reflections on the career and paradigm-shifting scholarship of medievalist and psychoanalyst L.O. Aranye Fradenburg.
This short essay, co-authored with L.O. Aranye Fradenburg, in the edited 2-volume collection BURN AFTER READING, eds. Eileen A. Joy, Myra Seaman, and Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (Oliphaunt Books, 2014), ruminates the importance of the humanities as an important space for the artfulness of living, for enriched environments, and real-time experimental…[Read more]
The work of L.O. Aranye Fradenburg, especially her psychoanalytic criticism of Chaucer, and her formulations of discontinuist historical approaches to the Middle Ages, has been extremely influential within medieval studies for several decades. More recently she has been focusing on more broad defenses of the humanities, especially with regard to…[Read more]
Juuso Tervo deposited Manuel Barkan Award Lecture: Studying in the Dark: Notes on Poetic Historiography for Art Education in the group Education and Pedagogy on Humanities Commons 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Extending an argument presented in two articles published Studies in Art Education and Visual Arts Research, I discuss what would a poetic historiography mean for art education research.
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