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Integrating Research and Teaching

I have a confession: as an undergraduate, I assumed that lecturers spent their entire lives poised at their desks, module descriptions in hand, waiting for us students to traipse into their book-lined offices so they could whir into action. I … Read More »

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The Ten Commandments (for teachers), Part II

In an earlier entry, I had mentioned the first five of Polya’s ten commandments for teaching. In a similar fashion to that entry, here are the last five rules with some comments on them: 6. Let them learn to guess: … Read More »

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The Ten Commandments (for teachers), Part I

The advanced reader who skips parts that appear too elementary may miss more than the reader who skips parts that appear too complex – G. Polya I was going through some books when I re-discovered a classic work by George … Read More »

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Higher Education Teaching Certification

I have been thinking of the merits and demerits of a university course on academic and professional practice which I have been doing. Having worked as a seminar tutor, teaching assistant and instructor at various places, I was not sure … Read More »

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Academic job: Incentives

As my PhD deadlines draw nearer, I need to do some soul searching. It is time to make some big decisions. For some one doing research in algorithms and game theory, you would think this would be easy. Well trust … Read More »

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