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LEARNING CURVE
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The Learning Curve
Tues 16:30 - 17:00
Sun 23:00 - 23:30 (rpt)
 
The definitive guide to learning
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Tuesday 4 October 2005
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Libby Purves presents this week's edition of the Learning Curve

POPULAR HISTORY
Libby discusses the appeal of history with Kate Mosse , author and broadcaster whose historical novel, Labyrinth , has been in the bestseller list for the past twelve weeks and Jonathan Phillips, senior lecturer in Medieval History at Royal Holloway, University of London

UNTEACHABLES
Libby discusses the Channel 4 series The Unteachables with Ted Wragg, Professor of Education at Exeter University and a specialist in classroom observation, who devised this series for Channel 4. John Bayley an ex-teacher, joins them. He trains teachers on teaching techniques and behaviour management.

CHALLENGING PERSPECTIVES
Libby is joined by Jan Krol , who manages a library in The Netherlands that is 'lending' out people to overcome prejudice. She also interviews Maryan Cisman, a Somalian refugee and Richard O'Neil who comes from a large Romany family, about their work as volunteers as part of The Year of the Volunteer's Citizenship and Community Month which this month is running an Asylum Seeker and Refugee Volunteering Fair on 11 October in Brixton, London. For more details see the websites below.
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Year of the Volunteer
Sport Month
CSV

Featured books:
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse, Publisher: Orion,  ISBN: 0752860534

Crusades, 1095-1197 (Seminar Studies in History S.) by Jonathan Phillips, Publisher: Longman, ISBN: 0582328225

1066 and All That: A Memorable History of England (A Methuen Humour Classic) by W.C. Sellar, R.J. Yeatman, Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd, ISBN: 0413772705

1966 and All That by Craig Brown, Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, ISBN: 0340897112

John Bayley:
Contact John Bayley if you want to know more or if you want to contact other schools or P.R.Us that have benefited from his work. John is also featured during Teachers' TV's Behaviour Matters Week (10 th -16 th October). See their website for details:  teacher's tv
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