Monthly Archives: April 2012

Academic rhythms and the rhubarb season

It’s the end of April. We’re well into the rhubarb season, and in a few more weeks — with any luck — the asparagus season will be upon us. It’s also the end of the teaching term: on Friday I … Continue reading

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Some functions are less equal than others

Further evidence, among the piles of assignments I’ve been marking this week, for the suggestion that inequalities can reveal a lot about the depth of students’ understanding: Presumably this is just the old fallacy of treating  as an equals sign with a … Continue reading

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A caricature of a course

The institution where I work recently decided that all academic staff should undergo “equality and diversity” training. To this end, they employed a private training company to produce an online course, and sent round stern instructions to all staff to … Continue reading

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