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Required reading: the books that students read in 28 countries around the world

Required reading: the books that students read in 28 countries around the world
iStock In the US, most students are required to read To Kill a Mockingbird during their school years. This classic novel combines a moving coming-of-age story with big issues like racism and criminal injustice. Reading Mockingbird is such an integral part of the American educational experience that we wondered: What classic books are assigned to students elsewhere? We posed this question to our TED-Ed Innovative Educators and members of the TED-Ed community. Afghanistan QuranWhat it’s about: The revelations of God as told to the prophet Muhammad, this is the central religious text of Islam and remains one of the major works of Arabic literature.Why it’s taught: “Overall, there is no culture of reading novels in my country, which is sad,” says Farokh Attah. Albania Australia Austria Faust (1787) by Johann Wolfgang von GoetheWhat it’s about: In this play, a scholar named Faust makes a pact with Mephistopheles — the devil — because Faust is dissatisfied with life. Bosnia; Serbia Brazil Bulgaria Related:  To Readlibrary websitejimmysee34

Your guide to reading the world “I’d always thought that I was well-traveled,” says writer Ann Morgan (TED Talk: My year reading a book from every country in the world), but “actually, when I looked at my bookshelves, they told a very different story about me.” Her shelves were crowded with English-language books, mainly from English-speaking countries. From the rest of the world? Click on the red pins in the maps below to see all 196 recommended books. South America In her selected readings from South America, Morgan encountered a number of characters in the throes of mental illness. North America Much of Central American literature followed the patterns of South America. Europe “Some of the funniest books that I read during my quest came from Europe,” Morgan says. Africa Here, Morgan encountered a blend of vivid imagery and strong female characters. Asia “I met some fabulous characters in Asian literature,” says Morgan. Australia and Oceania Don’t overlook the literature from the tiny Pacific Islands, Morgan says.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 11 Google Search Tips Every Stude... April 24, 2016 The strength of Google search engine lies in its hidden features that usually go unnoticed by many students. As we have repeatedly emphasized, knowing how to effectively conduct Google searches becomes an essential skill for 21st century students. It is also one of the main pillars of digital citizenship. Becoming Google search savvy will help students quickly locate information and content they are looking for as well as evaluate and filter online sources to sift the chaff from the wheat. To this end, we are sharing with you this collection of wonderful short tutorials created by Google covering some of the main search tips to an effective Google searching. You can also check out our section ‘Google Search Tips’ for more resources and materials related to this topic.1- Filter and refine your Google Search results 2- Three easy ways to help you get better results for your Google searches 3- Search within a site 4- Find an exact phrase 5- Find public data 7- Missing words

The two kinds of stories we tell about ourselves Stocksy We are all storytellers — all engaged, as the anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson puts it, in an “act of creation” of the “composition of our lives.” Yet unlike most stories we’ve heard, our lives don’t follow a predefined arc. Our identities and experiences are constantly shifting, and storytelling is how we make sense of it. By taking the disparate pieces of our lives and placing them together into a narrative, we create a unified whole that allows us to understand our lives as coherent — and coherence, psychologists say, is a key source of meaning. Northwestern University psychologist Dan McAdams is an expert on a concept he calls “narrative identity.” An individual’s life story is not an exhaustive history of everything that has happened. People who believe their lives are meaningful tend to tell stories defined by growth, communion and agency. McAdams has been studying narrative identity for over 30 years. Even making smaller story edits can have a big impact on our lives.

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Recommend Books: Mahabharata-inspired literature Since the time my best friend, also my room mate in college, narrated the original 'Yajnaseni' by Pratibha Ray(in Oriya) to me (much before I read the translation), I have been fascinated with Mahabharata. This beautifully written book from Draupadi's perspective, made me curious about finding out other Mahabharata-inspired literature. And honestly, every time I read a different version, I discover something new. I have almost 20 versions with me and I am always on the look-out for more. Adi Parva – Churning of the Queen by Amruta PatilAfter Kurukshetra by Mahasweta DeviAnd Now Let Me Sleep by P.K. (Note: I have the ones marked in Blue.) Database search tips - SCU Library - SCU Getting started You have your assignment topic and you need journal articles. You know you need to search databases, but how and which ones? This short guide will provide you with a methodology that you can apply to most databases (and many search engines) you will encounter. 1. Some databases have a very narrow focus, while others contain information on many topics. 2. Translate your enquiry or assignment topic into terms the database can understand. 3. If you want an online database to understand you, you need to speak its language. Syntax tips Case sensitivity: Most search engines are not case sensitive: they regard upper case, lower case, and mixed case as identical. Connectors (or 'boolean operators'): Connectors determine how multiple search terms are combined in a search. And: find documents containing all of your search terms.Example: dogs and cats will find documents that contain both words.Or: find documents containing at least one of your search terms. Example: wom?

Why Do Dictators and Bullies Gain Power? You might be wondering: Don’t totalitarian dictators and bullies successfully wield power for long periods of time and do a lot of damage? How does that line up with this notion of survival of the kindest? It’s true: The coercive, bullying, Machiavellian style can lead to gains in power. Although studies show that bullies are not respected by their peers, are often isolated, and don’t have much sustained influence, the sixth-grade bully can get a lot of attention and influence others, just as the Machiavellian who rises to corporate or political power can make lives difficult and do much harm while they retain power. There are certain moments where fear-mongering seems to work particularly well. Research shows that this more coercive style tends to get a lot of attention initially, but it doesn’t retain much influence over the long run or garner the widespread, long- term support of colleagues and communities that leads to sustained successes. How to Find Your Power—and Avoid Abusing It

[MÉDIATION SCIENTIFIQUE] Le théâtre comme outil d'apprentissage | SEME TA SCIENCE Le lundi 28 mai dernier, la représentation de la pièce de théâtre expérimentale “ça va faire mâle !” clôturait des mois de réflexions et d’explorations sur la thématique du genre à travers les stéréotypes pour de nombreux·ses étudiant.e.s du parcours “Médiation culturelle des sciences en société” du Conservatoire National des Arts & Métiers. Le théâtre est un outil de médiation des sciences souvent utilisé et nous en parlions déjà lors d’OBJECTIF MÉDIATION 2017 . Sème Ta Science : pourquoi utiliser le théâtre dans une formation de médiation des sciences ? Michel Letté : La médiation des sciences mobilise beaucoup de supports textuels, graphiques et audiovisuels. Se former à la médiation c’est, ne l’oublions pas, acquérir les compétences utiles au maniement de la parole avec les publics et les expert∙e∙s. STS : Pourquoi s’être porté volontaire dans cette aventure théâtrale en lien avec ta formation? STS : Michel, quels objectifs pédagogiques t’es-tu fixés dans le cadre de cette activité ?