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LATEST IN LEARNING

Les groupes de compétences

Les professeurs se posent de nombreuses questions sur la mise en place des groupes de compétences langagières, en collège et lycée. New Standpoints a recuelli les questions posées le plus fréquemment et les a soumises à dux inspecteurs pédagogiques régionaux, François Biard et Gérard Werlé. L’esprit des groupes de compétences est celui de la liberté pédagogique en en conséquence, leurs réponses ont été apportées à titre personnel.

IN THE FIELD

Shakespeare in Action

Can Shakespeare be staged before an audience of secondary-school teenagers without them yawning their heaids of? Kester Lovelace, Joelle Aden and Jean-François Morel show how you can introduce Shakespeare’s world in a way that the culture, communication, and technology, far from being antagonistic, come together.

GLOBAL VIEWS

Educational Language Policy in the Dutch-Speaking Community of Belgium

Nicole Raes explains how history and politics affect language-education policies.

INTERACTION

Paroles et silences

Beaucoup de professeurs débutants se demandent comment introduire le « Classroom English » et surtout comment le faire employer spontanément par les élèves. Claudie Martina livre quelques pistes.

LITERARY HORIZONS

Irish Literature

Jacqueline Karp singles out some of her favourites from amongst a wealth of comporary Irish writers, and focuses on the influence of exile in Irish writing.

PANORAMA

The Peace Process in Nothern Ireland

Ten years ago, the long-hoper-for peace settlement in Nothern Ireland proved that stubborn idealism could overcome resentment, no matter how strong. Elisabeth Gaudin provides an overview of the difficult process.

Flags and Symbols of Nothern Ireland

The opposing opinions in « the Troubles » are graphically demonstrated by the different symbols, flags and colours associated with the different groups.

GOING PLACES

Protestant Boy

Geoffrey Beattie remembers his childhood as a Protestant in working-class Belfast, where misunderstanging, humiliation and suffering were shared by Protestants and Catholics alike.

CAMEO

Oprah Winfrey

Elaine McCarthy charts the progress of « O ».

TODAY

Confessions of a Sitcom Addict

Sarah Thein gives us a short history of the American shows that have kept her gued to the box for the last 10 years. It all began when she was a teenager …

BLOG FROM BRITAIN

But Is It Art?

James Payne takes us for a stroll around the Christmas season and the London galleries, with a detour to Liverpool, the 2008 European Capital of Culture.

TO THE POINT

Wikipedia: Beyond the Hype

To use or not to use?
As more and more teachers question the reliability of Wikipedia, here are some simple rules for using it.

TOP OF THE CLASS

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