Entries by Hilary Robinson from 06/2012

War And Words: How Cyber Editing Could Mean Heathcliff Becomes Boris Johnson

| Posted 06.04.2012 | Huffington Post

The result? The kindle word, which appears eight times in War And Peace, (which in itself might warrant translation concerns for Tolstoy) was edited into extinction and replaced by 'nook'.

Reciting Poetry is One Thing, Loving it Another

| Posted 06.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

It has long been recognised that poetry is a valuable device for introducing new words in isolation - such as 'contrary' in 'Mary Mary' but it is the 'garden of silver bells and cockle shells' that will fire the creative imagination and inspired teachers no doubt take the form further by looking at the enthralling stories borne out of the context from which many such rhymes originated.

Shakespeare The Blogging Bard? Why O-Levels Should Become E-Levels

| Posted 06.24.2012 | UK Universities & Education

While some of the latest suggestions from the Department of Education which seem to be rolling out at the same rate as spam emails are interesting, not to mention surprising, what seems to be overlooked is an appreciation of the impact that the e-age is having on the way we learn, the way we communicate, the way we function and the way we live.