Issue 4: You never let me down!

By Prof. Eunice Tang When we all agree that the first year of teaching is never easy to survive, the first month of the first year is definitely a real challenge. The uncertainties, frustrations, anxiety and helplessness seem to have overshadowed all the passion, eagerness, enthusiasm and confidence. Probably, the most frequently asked question at …

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Issue 4: The Problem of Induction: A very Short Review

By Yenney Yan (EDE Year 5, 2008-2009) Introduction The Problem of Induction is a question which philosophers have been contemplating since the beginning of knowledge construction. Although this epistemological concept is hard to be operationalized in educational practicum, resolutions to this problem provides vital justification for educational activities: if the inductive methods were flawed, most …

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Issue 4: Let Your Hair Down

By Chloe Liu (EDE Year 4, 2008-2009) From my teaching practice experience, I found that students were more engaged in a lesson if I used authentic personalized examples – related to the students themselves or to the teacher. Although both kinds of authentic examples could raise students’ level of engagement, they were more interested in …

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