onsdag 20. september 2017

A literary essay: The Maltese Falcon and White Teeth - A Derridean Reading

Here is a Derridean Reading of the books The Maltese Falcon and White Teeth.

I wrote this essay when I took the course "Ways of Reading" (ENGMAU642) as part of my master's degree at the University of Bergen.  


Teaching Assignment on the topic "The American Dream."

Here is a teaching assignment on the topic: The American Dream - is it dead or still alive?

The learners read an article and watch a movie which supports the view that the American Dream is still alive.
They also watch videos and read an article which claims that the American Dream is no longer a reality.

After reading and watching these texts the learners write an essay where they write their opinion on this topic. They HAVE to incorporate information from all these texts in the essay they are writing. This way we can teach them how to refer to sources and show arguments from both perspectives. I think this is a great assignment to work with at the beginning of the school year. 

Here is an action plan for the task. This includes the articles and videos the learners will work with. The competence aims are also included. In order to practice the concept of "tilpasset læring" or "adapted eductaion", I have included some extra texts that learners who need extra challenges can work with.
Here is the task and it includes assessment criteria as well. 

mandag 3. april 2017

My blog has reached 100,000 hits.

My blog has reached 100,000 hits. It is a niche blog mostly for educators, so I am extremely humbled that so many find it useful. Thank you for following me and sending me your questions on email and your comments on the blog posts.

søndag 19. mars 2017

The links are working now

The links to different files in all the blog posts should be working now. Please let me know if there are any issues.

torsdag 16. mars 2017

Problemer med lenker til filer på bloggen / Issues with links to the files on the blog

Dropbox har plutselig gjort noen endringer i går 15 mars 2017 slik at alle lenkene jeg har i innleggene mine på bloggen er blitt ugyldige og må legges inn på nytt. 
Jeg skal prøve å ordne opp i dette så fort som mulig. Hvis det er noen filer dere trenger umiddelbart, kan dere sende meg en epost på jaspreetgloppen@gmail.com, så sender jeg dokumentene.

Dropbox made some changes in their sharing policy yesterday March 15, 2017 rendering all the links to files on my blog unusable.

I will update the links as soon as possible. In the meantime, send me an email at jaspreetgloppen@gmail.com if you need any files and I will send them to you right away.

fredag 10. mars 2017

Oral Presentation - Occupational Health and Safety.

In this video, you can see Chris Mestre present the topic of Occupational Health and Safety. Chris is a studying Automation at Sotra Vgs. The task can be found here.

In my opinion, this presentation stands out:
·        Because of the high quality of content as Chris covers the topic in its complexity.
·        Chris covers all parts of the task which can be found here.
·        Chris uses different tools to convey his content: he uses body language and  he writes and draws on the blackboard to emphasize parts of the content.
·        He is poised under pressure, uses formal language and maintains eye contact with the audience throughout the presentation. 
·        He does not read from a script which shows that he has understood the content and can produce sentences in English language on the spot.
·        His language is fluent as he communicates his content well using right technical vocabulary and the presentation flows well.
·        His language is also pretty accurate, and even though one can see some concord issues, they do not hinder communication and are not very frequent.

Here are some tips to improve the presentation even more.

·        Chris could have told the audience what exactly “long term health risks" mean. This is because it is easy to confuse long term health risks with long-term consequences. The former indicates a health issue that can come up if the working conditions are not optimal. For example, loss of eye sight over time due to poor lighting. The latter refers to a consequence of a health related issue and can also occur from a safety hazard. For example, you can break your leg if you slip and fall because of wet floor. The consequence is long-term even though it does not take place over time.
·        Chris should also discuss the prevention of the risks in-depth.
·        It is a good idea to say something more about the sources than just “here are my sources.” One can, for example, comment on why a certain source was used . One can also comment on the reliability and the credibility of the sources.

All in all, this is a brilliant presentation by Chris  which I am proud to share with you, with his permission of course.