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LATEST IN LEARNING

Notes sur l’évaluation

Les professeurs se posent très légitimement des questions, notamment en ce qui concerne l’évaluation de l’expression orale.

IN THE FIELD

English and Sciences: The Right Chemistry

Interest in science has been receding amongst European students in recent years. Teachers have to find new strategies to keep students motivated. Cécile Canu explains how both Chemistery teaching and English teaching benefit from a hands-on approach.

YOUNG LEARNERS

Évaluer en primaire : Ne pas mettre la charrue avant les boeufs

L’enseignement des langues vivantes au primaire a souffert d’hésitations et revirements au niveau décisionnel. Toutefois, les progrès se poursuivent, même si quelques pierres d’achoppement perdurent, comme l’xplique Pierrer Pinet, qui aborde le sujet délicat de l’évaluation.

INTERACTION

Qui aime bien châtie bien : Pour des sanctions ayant un sens

Il y a des moments où le mot sanction prend un sens, même dans les classes des pédagogues les plus expérimentés et le mieux à même de motiver les élèves. Mais comme le montre Claudine Martina, la sanction sera, là encore, le résultat d’une réflexion rigoureuse.

PANORAMA

Capital Punishment: The Impossible Rationalization of Death

Vincent Michelot explains how Ameriacn Federalism has complications inherent to the death penalty over the last three decades.

EMAIL FROM AMERICA

Happiness is (Definitely Not) a Warm Gun

Robert Frye sends a worried message about the absence of gun-control in his country: A father speak …

YESTERDAY

The Birth of the NAACP

The NAACP played a historic role in the fight for civil rights. In this first article in a 2-part series, Aurore Poertet describes how, in its first decades of existence (1909-1960), the organization led the African-American minority to their first great legal victories. But more was yet to come …

LITERARY HORIZONS

Harlem Renaissance

Jacqueline Karp evokes the Harlem Renaissance, which gave African-Amerians their first true cultural and intellectual identity.

TODAY

What Is This Thing Called Sustainable Development? Lessons from a Complicated World

It tackes on different forms depending on wherre it is applied, but « sustainable developpement » remains a matter of human and humane development, as Richard Cooper Shows.

TO THE POINT

Ethanol v. Petrol: Fuelling the debate

With crude-oil prices over $100 a barrel and Al Gore’s Nobel Peace Prize a symbol of the international consensus on global warming, the need to find an alternative to petroleum-based energy is becoming glaringly obvious. But are bio-fuels like ethanol and « green » diesel really the answer? Regan Kramer examines the pros and cons.

CAMEO

Al Gore: Nice Guys Finish Last

With a pinch of salt, Elaine McCarthy portrays the nice-guy turned-great man.

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