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More active learning in World Economy: jigsaw session for the WTO

Having difficulties to present the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to your students in a World Economy module? Try out a puzzle or jigsaw session!!! This active learning technique is easy to implement and generate high students’ involvement. It is true that it needs a bit of previous preparation but the effort is worthwhile. I usually […]

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EU newsletter is already in Faculty Hall!!!

With the help of Julie, Klara and Paula, we have display the EU newsletter in the Faculty Hall. It contains the posters about TTIP we selected in last 29th of October 2015 Editoral Board.  It seems that the experience has been really rewarding for students as you can read in this student contribution: This was […]

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Como conseguí leer los “Top-Ten” de Alfredo Prieto sobre docencia universitaria

El pasado 18 de Noviembre el Profesor Alfredo Prieto publicó una entrada en su blog Profesor 3.0 sobre los que para él eran los 10 mejores libros sobre docencia universitaria. Encuentro esta lista muy acertada y, al responder a la encuesta que el propio Alfredo plantea, me encuentro que he leído casi todas sus sugerencias. […]

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Only 10 Universities in the world! You are kidding me…or not?

“In 50 years there will be only 10 institutions in the whole world that deliver higher education”. With this assertion to Wired last year, Stanford University professor and Udacity creator, Sebastian Thrun stirred up controversy in University circles. Perhaps a year ago, Thrun statement sound a bit exaggerated. Perhaps he was swept up by the […]

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Web 2.0 era teachers: technology expertise in education

Nowadays, classrooms are full of students that have been born in the digital era. Young people who, from their childhood, are used to computers, PC, mobile phones, and more recently tablets and ipads. These students do not learn as we did years ago. And teachers should not teach them as they thought us in the […]

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More about achieving expertise…

Since March 2013 I’m enrolled with Coursera in a Duke University writing module: “Writing composition I: Achieving expertise” lead by Professor Denise Comer. The main objective is practice writing in English exploring what expertise is and how this level could be achieved in different fields. In a previous post, I published my first project: a […]

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Talent is dead, long live Practice: A critical review of Coyle’s book

Daniel Coyle, the journalist and New York Times bestselling author, wrote in 2009 The Talent Code: Greatness isn’t born. It’s grown. Here’s how.  For writing the book, he visited very different tiny places that produce huge amounts of talent, from an inner-city school in California to the baseball-mad islands of the Caribbean. His objective with this “Great Expedition” (pg. […]

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