ARTS AND HUMANITIES ACTIVITIES The Arts and Humanities, from Language and History, through Politics and Economics, and into Business and Finance, are the keystone to understanding human experience.

All our Arts and Humanities sessions encourage students to think originally, creatively, and uniquely 17 Mar 2017 - How do we imagine possible futures, other minds, or alternative ways of living? How do we reflect upon our lives through imagination?.

They boost soft skills such as team work, critical thinking, and communication, alongside very concrete subject knowledge in a variety of topics.

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All limitations are a guideline, and we can adapt sessions in most cases to suit you. For more information, please contact [email protected] The Prisoner's Dilemma A crime has been committed, with two suspects.

Police interview each separately, and offer them a choice: accuse their counterpart and walk free, or go to jail; silence leads to minimum jail time, two accusations lead to maximum jail time. What should they do? The Prisoner's Dilemma is Game Theory in action, and is used to understand business interactions in the real world.

Students play out this and other problems, leading to a greater understanding of how businesses and the economy work. Subjects: Business, EconomicsIdeal session length: 60 minutesMax students per session: 40 in a classroom, and up to a full year group with an appropriate space Dragons' Den Using the very familiar Dragon’s Den format, students will get to try out their business acumen and presentation skills to imagine, design, and pitch a product all against the clock.

This session tests students’ team working and creative abilities, whilst developing them as designers and public speakers.

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Subject: BusinessMax students per session: 30 The Ethics of Self-driving cars It might seem like science fiction, but self-driving cars are arriving.

This leaves us in the unusual position of the outcomes of crashes being knowingly decided sometimes years in advance by programmers Jump to Ways of Speaking - Virtual Presentations - to the local. We offer two virtual presentation formats: Each poster should include a brief abstract of the purpose and procedures of the work. Visit the help center to get started..

But what ethical codes should these cars follow? Very quickly we can find ourselves putting different values on human life. This session teaches students to build water-tight arguments, and how to constructively criticise the ideas of others.

By deciding the outcome of a crash, students stress test their ethical values, begin to engage with the often new topic of Philosophy. Subject: Philosophy, Ethics, Citizenship, English Language, PSHEAges: KS3 and KS4Max students per session: 30 The ancient schoolroom This is a totally immersive session, which allows students to feel what is was like to be taught in an ancient classroom.

Students will have the chance to handle scrolls, read passages used to teach the ancients, and even have their chance to write on papyrus with real ink and wooden pens.

Students come out of the session with an in-depth understanding of what life was like for people in the ancient world in comparison to their modern lifestyles It is important that you present the final product in a professional way. The FYP must include an abstract, a table of contents and a bibliography (appendices may .

Subject: History, ClassicsMax students per session: 20 Don't forget the lyrics Ever heard that poetry is boring? Ever been told it just does not have any relevance to everyday life? All of these things are far from unusual to hear. Despite that, most students engage with the emotive written word every day of their lives through songs.

In this session pupils get an insight into studying English Language at university by analysing song lyrics. Students are encouraged to think critically about the linguistic decisions taken by popular artists, and question why lyrics and their delivery make people feel what they do.

The session gives students an appreciation of the everyday uses of language, and equips them with the tools to begin dissecting curriculum-level poetry. Subject: English Language, English LiteratureAges: KS4Max students per session: 30 Climate change on camera Why is it so difficult to make a good film on Climate Change? Can it be done in a way that is both accurate and interesting? This session lets pupils flex their creative muscles by exploring techniques filmmakers use such as costume, setting, lighting and characterisation to convey a message, mood or particular genre.

Pupils will then have a chance to design their own Climate Change film.

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This session encourages students to think critically about the skills they could learn when learning a language, and to think more broadly about language itself.

Students are split into interviewers wanting to fill a graduate roll, and interviewees with a language degree As well as attending lectures and writing essay and other assignments, you will be expected to make presentations in classes (seminars or tutorials)..

At the end of the session, students have learn many of the benefits of language learning, university study, and living abroad for a year. Students require no foreign language ability for this session.

Subject: MFLMax students per session: 30 Politics in practice What do politicians actually do? What is the EU? The UN? The House of Commons? Where, how, and why are decisions made? After an introduction into some age-appropriate political philosophy, the students get to tackle some of the big issues of the day in a debate. For these would-be politicians, being able to argue is not enough; students will learn how important team work and research skills are for formulating a good argument.

Subject: Politics, Citizenship, English Language, PSHEAges: KS3 and KS4Max students per session: 30 Historical detectives How do we know anything about the past? Can we know? Beyond the textbook, it’s all just historical sources and detective work.

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Much like at university, pupils (or teachers) can choose the focus.

This could either be medieval, looking at life for medieval teenagers, or modern, looking at the British Union of Fascists 15 Oct 2015 - Advice from a guide prepared by two academics will help you to impress a conference Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online..

Here, students learn core skills of investigative thinking and empathy, whilst building up a more detailed picture of life in the past. Subject: HistoryMax students per session: 40 Discover Corpus Linguistics Can computers read? If they can, are they able to understand as a human does? This is far from sci-fi; we now have access to databases that freely contain nearly everything ever written, and computers that can read it all in seconds.

It will take a new generation of English linguistics to solve the problems and pose the questions this will bring, are your students among them? Pupils get a chance to explore some of the largest databases in the world to discover how word usage and meaning has changed over time. Subject: English LanguageMax students per session: 30Requirements: A computer room is required Law and the community Studying and understanding Law is always about more than just learning terms and cases.

It requires someone that can empathise with everyone, no matter their background or crimes.

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Based on the processes of Reading Community Court, where many of our students sit, pupils will have to sympathise and understand a series of crimes and their perpetrators, and consider the best outcomes for that person and the community.

Subjects: Law, Citizenship, PSHE, PoliticsAges: KS4Max students per session: 40Other: Session includes discussions of crimes such as assault, vandalism, and possession of drugs 26 Apr 2018 - While the sister course, Introduction to digital humanities, lays out the to very explicitly describe what your next steps would be to get those .

EINWANDERUNG UND DEUTSCHLAND At university, learning a language is a labour of love.

It is a move away from vocab repetition and grammar, and towards the exploration of a culture. University students use their existing language skills to explore history, politics, film, books, and other aspects of a culture.

This session gives school pupils a taste of this.

Using a selection of simple German language resources, pupils can dive into the complex topic of immigration through a German lens 27 Jun 2013 - 11 Reasons To Ignore The Haters And Major In The Humanities But if you're smart about it and do something like what Logitech CEO Bracken Darrell You don't get that from one class, or a pure engineering degree..

SubjectMax students per session: 30Other: Session delivered in English, but requires an understanding of written German. Greek Music workshop The music played on the Aulos, Barbiton, Cithara, and other Ancient Greek instruments were the chart toppers of their day. A collaborative event run with our Ure Classics Museum and the University’s Hip-Hop Society, pupils get an active introduction to Ancient Greece through the Ure Museum’s handling collection, before creating their own narrative and lyrics to be performed over a combined Hip-Hop and Aulos beat. A truly unique experience great for historians and musicians alike.

Must be delivered in our Ure Museum on Whiteknights Campus.