The role of epidemiology in obesity prevention: advantages and limitations
Kirsten Rennie of Unilever Corporate Research, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 16th January 2009
The sixth Warwick Symposium on Parish Research, held in the humanities research centre on May 17, 2008, drew together scholars from the UK, Europe and North America to consider religious devotion in late medieval and early modern parishes. Here the organisers, speakers and postgraduates talk about the symposium and different approaches to the theme of parish pieties.
Between armageddon and utpoia; conflict prevention, justice and reconciliation after mass atrocity.
Seminar delivered on Monday 8 February 2010 by Dr. Rama Mani, Senior Research Associate, Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford, and Project Director, Ending Mass Atrocities - Echoes in the South.
Transitional Justice and Development
Delivered by Juan Mendez, President Emeritus, International Center for Transitional Justice, and former UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. Part of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Seminar Series, Trinity 2010. Recorded 7 May 2010.
Managing Transition: the National Peace Accord, South Africa, 1991-94
Delivered by Rev. Dr. Liz Carmichael MBE, Chaplain and Tutor in Theology, St John's College, University of Oxford; and Facilitator and Trainer under the National Peace Accord. Part of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Seminar Series, Trinity 2010. Recorded 15 June 2010.
Written with the advanced undergraduate or graduate student in mind, Electromagnetic Field Theory is a textbook on the theory of electrodynamics, at roughly the same level as the well-known textbooks by Jackson and Panofsky&Phillips. The book is written mainly from a classical field theoretical point of view, emphasising fundamental and subtle properties of the EM field and includes a comprehensive appendix on the mathematical methods used.
NASA CONNECT Measurement, Ratios, and Graphing: 3,2,1. . . Crash!
In NASA CONNECT 3,2,1 . . . Crash! NASA engineers make predictions and draw conclusions about aircraft safety by crashing planes, skidding tires, and blasting water. Learn about the history of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and discover how NASA Langley Research Center improves aircraft performance and safety. Grades 5-8.
Making History Live
Relating the daily lives of America's ancestors is the product of research and performance. Performer Kat Getward shares the part that music plays in the EFT "Making History Live."
Bringing Water to a Lesotho Village
invites students to conduct research and then simulate a Lesotho village water committee that is designing a water supply system to improve living and health conditions.
Kent State's Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative
Kent State University's Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) makes its debut in its new location in Cleveland's Playhouse Square District. A unique city-university partnership, the CUDC is a community service organization committed to improving the quality of urban spaces by providing design services, research and advocacy for cities, neighborhoods and institutions in the region.
Learn about Burton Lim's, Assistant Curator of Mammalogy, Bat research in Guyana and around the world. Burton is an expert on all types of bats and studies their biodiversity and evolution.
2010 Missouri Civic Health Assessment
A report released Oct. 26 by Missouri State University and the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) finds that while Missouri out-performs national trends for volunteering, community engagement and voter turnout, some forms of civic involvement, such as one-on-one interactions with neighbors, may be waning. The Missouri Civic Health Index is the first of its kind and is designed to help the state document the health of Missouri's civic sector. The report follows the September release of th
Iconic - Tagish Lake Meteorite
The ultimate deep-space time capsule, this small black rock plummeted from space carrying organic material dating back 4.5 billion years. Much of the meteorite remains frozen in the ROM's vaults for research, but a sizable piece is on display in the Teck Suite of Galleries: Earth's Treasure and is one of the ROM's iconic treasures.
AFFIRM Assessment and Formative Feedback In Research Methods - literature review
‘AFFIRM’ is part of Leeds Met’s efforts to promote research-informed teaching. A pilot project, it is concerned with computer-assisted assessment (CAA) related to the teaching of research methods. Over a 12-month period in 2007-8 it will create, test and evaluate a small computerised bank of quality-checked items to support undergraduate and taught postgraduate-level research methods teaching. Although the items are likely to have several potential uses, i.e. to be ‘reusable learning obj
Learning during the first three years of postgraduate employment – The LiNEA Project
In this project then, we’re looking at young graduates in nursing, engineering and accountancy going into their first jobs, and we’re trying to find out what they’re learning, how is that being learnt, and what sort of things affect their learning. In telling you about our project and the way it is working, I also aim to give you some inkling of what seems to be coming out from the people we’ve already spoken to about higher education, what they’ve derived from it, what they’re abl
Re-conceptualising ICT in geography teaching
This paper is concerned with the ways in which ICT is conceptualised in geography education in England. Our argument is that the way ICT has been conceptualised in school geography is clearly linked to a particular view of geography as a subject, one based on ideas of positivist and empiricist science. Other views of geographical knowledge based on humanist and realist approaches to science have been neglected. In this paper we describe this dominant approach, and suggest how these features are
What is it like for you?: surveying the learning experiences of disabled students in four HE institu
This paper explores phase one of a four-year study of the learning experiences and outcomes for disabled students. The project employs a longitudinal design with a mixed-methods approach. The main aim is to develop an in-depth understanding of the learning experiences and learning outcomes for a small cohort of students with different impairments in four discipline areas in four different higher education institutions. In particular the study aims to uncover barriers to learning and good pract
The Early Years Transition and Special Educational Needs (EYTSEN) Project: Technical Paper 2 - Speci
The Early Years Transition and Special Educational Needs (EYTSEN) research builds on the work of the Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) project, a major longitudinal study of a national sample of young children's progress and development through pre-school and into primary school until the end of Key Stage 1 (age 3+ to 7 years) (Sylva et al 1999). The Department for Education & Skills (DfES) funds both the EPPE and EYTSEN research. The EYTSEN study focuses on special education
The way forward for educational research?
Educational research in the UK has for some time been criticised in terms of both its relevance and its quality. Indeed, these issues of relevance and quality have been presented by critics as somehow linked with each other, and with a dearth of large-scale 'quantitative' evidence about teaching and learning. It is, therefore, interesting to consider the recent Hay/McBer research into teacher effectiveness, one of many responses, in the light of these criticisms. To what extent has the work used
Skills For Learning - Approaches to Research
Zip file containing several movie files and animations guiding a student through the various approaches to research.