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Urban Dictionary, December 10: Freshman at life

Urban Dictionary, December 10: Freshman at life
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WALS Online - EFL Interactive Grammar Quizzes Printable & PPT Games - Click Here! If you are the type of person who prefers to have games on powerpoint or as printable handouts, we have been thinking of you. We offer board games, powerpoint games and more for the classroom and one to one teaching. It is total fun and highly engaging fun lessons with these resources. Read the full story Classroom Tools - Click Here! Get some cool tools for use in your classroom. Glossary Abduction : This is a term used by Peirce to refer to a form of inference (alongside and ) by which we treat a signifier as an instance of a rule from a familiar code , and then infer what it signifies by applying that rule. Aberrant decoding : Eco's term referring to decoding a text by means of a different code from that used to encode it. See also: Codes , Decoding , Encoding and decoding model of communication Absent signifiers : Signifiers which are absent from a text but which (by contrast) nevertheless influence the meaning of a signifier actually used (which is drawn from the same paradigm set). Address, modes of: See Modes of address Addresser and addressee : Jakobson used these terms to refer to what, in transmission models of communication , are called the 'sender' and the 'receiver' of a message . Aesthetic realism: See Realism, aesthetic 'Always-already given': See Priorism Analysis Content: See Content analysis Diachronic: See Diachronic analysis Ideological: See Ideology

Online Etymology Dictionary Contronyms: Negatives Without Positives Suffixes Sometimes antonyms are formed by appending the suffixes -ful and -less onto English words, as with joyful and joyless. But sometimes one is an English word and the other isn't. For example, reckless is an English word, and reckful is not. Special Cases An interesting special case is indefatigable, whose antonym is not defatigable but rather fatigable. The antonym of the verb incline is disincline, which is arguably not a double negative but in any case looks like one. The word inflammable is another interesting special case.

14 Words That Are Their Own Opposites Here’s an ambiguous sentence for you: “Because of the agency’s oversight, the corporation’s behavior was sanctioned.” Does that mean, 'Because the agency oversaw the company’s behavior, they imposed a penalty for some transgression' or does it mean, 'Because the agency was inattentive, they overlooked the misbehavior and gave it their approval by default'? We’ve stumbled into the looking-glass world of “contronyms”—words that are their own antonyms. 1. The contronym (also spelled “contranym”) goes by many names, including “auto-antonym,” “antagonym,” “enantiodrome,” “self-antonym,” “antilogy” and “Janus word” (from the Roman god of beginnings and endings, often depicted with two faces looking in opposite directions). Update: Here are 11 more words that are their own opposites.

Aprendizagem Ativa | Ricardo Gudwin's Home Page O que é Aprendizagem Ativa ? Aprendizagem ativa é um termo técnico para um conjunto de práticas pedagógicas que abordam a questão da aprendizagem pelos alunos sob uma perspectiva diferente das técnicas clássicas de aprendizagem, tais como aulas discursivas, onde espera-se que o professor "ensine" e o aluno "aprenda". Na aprendizagem ativa, entende-se que o aluno não deve ser meramente um "recebedor" de informações, mas deve se engajar de maneira ativa na aquisição do conhecimento, focando seus objetivos e indo atrás do conhecimento de maneira pró-ativa. Mas como isso funciona ? Bem, parece interessante, mas na prática como isso funciona ? Em primeiro lugar, é necessária uma mudança filosófica na postura do professor em sala de aula. E isso funciona mesmo ? Utilizar técnicas de aprendizagem ativa, não é fazer experimentações com os alunos. E como os alunos reagem à aplicação de técnicas de aprendizagem ativa ? Existem diferentes tipos de reações. O que é "Peer Instruction" ?

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