Archive | December 2012

The Asian Century White Paper: A response from on the ground in Vietnam

By Matthew Cowan, LSU The Australian Government’s recently released and much maligned Asian Century White Paper has come under sustained fire for failing to measure up to expectations. Long awaited and released to much fanfare, the White Paper sets out to provide a road map for Australians to become more ‘Asia-literate’ by way of deeper […]

The LSU Top 5 #11

This is the eleventh of our weekly links to the top 5 interesting bits and pieces we’ve found from around the internet. (Linking doesn’t mean we necessarily agree with these articles!) Grades, the currency on campus – University Affairs Does the promise of grades make students work harder? It depends how the grading system is structured. This article uses […]

Our blog this year

Merry Christmas from all of us in the LSU! We’ve had over 11,000 views on this blog since its launch this past May and our readership is growing. We’ve made it to this point because of readers like you and we aim to keep you reading with us. Below are some of the areas we’ve […]

The LSU Top 5 #10

This is the tenth of our weekly links to the top 5 interesting bits and pieces we’ve found from around the internet. (Linking doesn’t mean we necessarily agree with these articles!)   Fantasy Academe: A role for sabermetrics – The Chronicle of Higher Education What if our value as academics and Higher Education staff was measured in the way players […]

So you want to improve your writing? Some suggestions for students

By Mark Hershey Mark Hershey has an MA in TEFL and has been teaching in Asia for over a dozen years. He is especially interested in theories of learning and the discovery process. I once went to a professional basketball game between the Seattle Supersonics and the Boston Celtics. I arrived a couple of hours early. After […]

The LSU Top 5 #9

This is the ninth of our weekly links to the top 5 interesting bits and pieces we’ve found from around the internet. (Linking doesn’t mean we necessarily agree with these articles!)   Hong Kong in hot pursuit of Ivy League education – CNN How much does an elite education cost? Don’t forget to account for ‘admissions consultants’. Some parents […]

It is OK to be confused

By Sam Graham, LSU This is Sam’s article that appeared in Thanh Nien News and Vietweek News on 7/12/2012. University can be a scary place. There are constant deadlines and never any time to rest and apply what you have already learned. Each class brings new subject material or a new assignment, always pushing the boundaries of knowledge. New ideas […]

The LSU Top 5 #8

This is the eighth of our weekly links to the top 5 interesting bits and pieces we’ve found from around the internet. (Linking doesn’t mean we necessarily agree with these articles!) A Point of View: When students answer back - BBC Mary Beard laments the importance placed on customer satisfaction within universities, wondering if it inhibits hard, ‘destabilising’ study. She says: …the […]

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