[DWJ] Howl's dissertation on spells

estairm at yahoo.com estairm at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 28 07:28:27 EDT 2006


Oooh, Jon, that is SO cool!  Did you learn any useful
spells?  Or was it all theory and no practice?

Esther

--- Jon Noble <jon_p_noble at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I did a unit on magic in my teacher training (true),
> it is my greatest regret that I've never been able
> to
> apply it to the classroom (oh the kids who deserve
> to
> be toads).
> The unit was "magic and the millenium" it was one
> hour
> a week for a semester. There was also a unit from
> the
> same lecturer in the second semester on witchcraft
> which I also took. This was in Sydney Teacher's
> College, now, but not then, part of the University
> of
> Sydney. I understand the courses were offered
> because
> the lecturer was told he had to fill up his
> timetable
> and the college forgot to specify what he had to
> lecture on. I'm amazed there were students in any of
> the other options as they were all on booring
> educational psychology and such like with clearly no
> relevence to anything one was likely to encounter in
> the classroom. While a subject like "Witchcraft"
> could
> be quite helpful if, as in a nearby school, there is
> a
> student who's official religion is "Witch"
> 
> Jon (who is now trying to recall what accent the
> lecturer had - don't think it was welsh)


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