Week 02 Panel: Part 2 - Paul Preston presentation
In the second half of the panel, Paul Preston from the Academic Skills and Learning Centre will provide you with some helpful advice on surviving university assessment, with a particular focus on essay preparation and writing.
Virtual leadership - Ashridge Journal Article
In today's virtual economy, virtual teams are a fact of ife. Drawing on three years research, Ghislaine Caulat examines the skills, competences and techniques needed by managers to lead teams successfully in a virtual environment.
Leadership skills for the 21st century - Ashridge Journal Article
What skills do you need to lead in the face of today's global challenges? Are you fit to survive in this changing new world? Climate change and other pressing environmental and sustainability issues urgently require transformational change. In this article, Matthew Gitsham and Kai Peters challenge readers with the findings of Ashridge-led research presented to the united Nations in December 2008 which reveal that although 76% of senior executives say that leaders in their organisations need the
1.060 Engineering Mechanics II (MIT)
This subject provides an introduction to fluid mechanics. Students are introduced to and become familiar with all relevant physical properties and fundamental laws governing the behavior of fluids and learn how to solve a variety of problems of interest to civil and environmental engineers. While there is a chance to put skills from calculus and differential equations to use in this subject, the emphasis is on physical understanding of why a fluid behaves the way it does. The aim is to make the
5.95J Teaching College-Level Science (MIT)
This seminar focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for teaching science and engineering in higher education. Topics include: using current research in student learning to improve teaching; developing courses; lecturing; promoting students' ability to think critically and solve problems; communicating with a diverse student body; using educational technology; creating effective assignments and tests; and utilizing feedback to improve instruction. Students research and teach a topic of par
PE.210 SCUBA (MIT)
This course will thoroughly educate the successful student with the knowledge and skills necessary to be a certified beginning SCUBA diver. The prerequisite for the course is passing the MIT SCUBA swim test and demonstrating a "comfort level" in the water. At the end of the class, students will attempt to pass the certification exam to become certified divers. The class is taught in two parts each week: a classroom session and a pool session. The classroom sessions along with the readi
Spence on Growth
Nobel Laureate Michael Spence of Stanford University's Hoover Institution and the Commission on Growth and Development talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the determinants of economic growth. Spence discusses the findings of the Commission's recent report and how it compares to earlier attempts to uncover the sources of growth and the lack of growth such as the Washington Consensus. Spence makes the case for government provision of infrastructure including education and the problems of c
5.311 Introductory Chemical Experimentation (MIT)
5.311 is the first of a three-term laboratory subject sequence for chemistry majors. Experimental work emphasizes development of fundamental laboratory skills and techniques: volumetric and colorimetric analysis; nuclear magnetic resonance; preparation, purification, and characterization of chemical substances; and data analysis. Acknowledgements The experiments for 5.311 have evolved over a period of many years and include contributions from past instructors, course textbooks, and others affili
Texas A&M Youth Adventure Program 2010
http://www.tamu.edu/ Take a vicarious educational vacation and experience the joys of science, courtesy of the Texas A&M Youth Adventure Program (YAP)! YAP is a series of one-week courses designed to encourage career exploration in fields of interest. The camp is open to any student entering 6th through 12th grade. Learning science can be fun! http://www.science.tamu.edu/
Management is not a profession
There is no definable body of knowledge that constitutes the skills of management says Dr Richard Barker, a former Director of the Cambridge MBA. It has no professional body controlling membership, enabling practice or exclusion and there can never be one because "management does not have a narrowly defined body of knowledge
Anthropologist to the Past
Distinguished Visiting Professor Rhys Isaac's 1970 encounter with Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area set the course for his career.
"Extreme Makeover: Career Edition"
A Queens University of Charlotte student learns valuable tips and tricks for landing the career of her dreams, thanks to a talented team of experts!
Picturing the family
Besides being simple mementos family photographs can offer insights into the past. This unit looks at some of the ways photographs can reveal, and sometimes conceal, important information about the past. It teaches the skills and provides some of the knowledge needed to interpret such pictorial sources.
1.1 Thinking about expectations Anticipations and preconceptions are an important determinant of how people learn, so before you read on, I would like you to record some of what you are experiencing now as you begin the unit. It's important to get these impressions noted down now, because new ideas and new impressions will quickly overlay the experience. What you are experiencing now will be re-interpreted as new understandings emerge. You are also likely to form some judgements about your expectations. So before any
Anticipations and preconceptions are an important determinant of how people learn, so before you read on, I would like you to record some of what you are experiencing now as you begin the unit.
It's important to get these impressions noted down now, because new ideas and new impressions will quickly overlay the experience. What you are experiencing now will be re-interpreted as new understandings emerge. You are also likely to form some judgements about your expectations. So before any
Koala: End User Programming on the Web (December 8, 2006)
Introduction This unit is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of literary texts. You will learn about rhythm, alliteration, rhyme, poetic inversion, voice and line lengths and endings. You will examine poems that do not rhyme and learn how to compare and contrast poetry. This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Approaching Literature (A210) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us,
This unit is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of literary texts. You will learn about rhythm, alliteration, rhyme, poetic inversion, voice and line lengths and endings. You will examine poems that do not rhyme and learn how to compare and contrast poetry.
This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Approaching Literature (A210) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us,
4.5 Parents and adult family carers
Social work is a vital element in how our society cares for those in need. This unit looks at the meaning of ‘social work values’ as well as the different approaches to social work and the skills involved.
20 - Guest Lecture by Stephen Schwarzman, Co-founder, Blackstone Group
Stephen Schwarzman, Co-Founder of Blackstone Group, a private equity firm, speaks about his experience in the industry. He discusses his thoughts on global finance, particularly at such an interesting and challenging point in the history of financial institutions. Although the near future might be rough for the United States and economies around the globe, capital does tend to come back and regulators are busy figuring out how best to put safeguards on the system. He also offers career advice an
15 - Guest Lecture by Carl Icahn
Mr. Carl Icahn, a prominent activist investor in corporate America, talks about his career and how he became interested in finance and involved in shareholder activism. He discusses his thoughts about today's economy and American businesses and their inherent threats and opportunities. He believes that the biggest challenge facing corporate America is weak management and that today's CEOs, with exceptions, might not be the most capable of leading global companies. He sees opportunities for curre
22 - Fascists
While Nazi Germany's crimes were unprecedented, Adolf Hitler himself was in many respects a typical figure. An idle youth, of seemingly mediocre talents, his political career and passionate hatreds were formed by the experience of World War I. The rise of fascism in Germany, as elsewhere, must be understood in the context of a postwar climate of resentment and instability. Germany's economic crisis, in particular, led the middle classes to support National Socialism well before any other group.