Disseminating Effective Practices and Products
Selected HHMI professors are documenting and sharing their ongoing work with HHMI, their peers, and eventually the greater educational community.
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Une approche de l'apprentissage de l'organisation du travail collectif par la simulation
Cet article propose une approche de l'apprentissage de l'organisation du travail collectif fondée sur une modélisation multi agents. La première partie de l'article décrit l'approche générale de l'organisation et de l'apprentissage de l'organisation qui fonde ces travaux, approche dont le contexte théorique est la théorie de l'activité. La seconde partie décrit la modélisation de l'activité d'organisation qui sous-tend l'environnement de simulation multi agents. La troisième partie
Author(s): Taurisson Neil,Tchounikine Pierre

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AP U.S. Government & Politics
The UCCP Advanced Placement (AP) US Government and Politics course is a one semester survey of American Government and Politics covering the Constitution, political beliefs, political parties, interest groups, institutions of government, public policy and civil rights. Emphasis is placed on critical and evaluative thinking skills, essay writing, and interpretation of original documents. This curriculum covers all of the material outlined by the College Board as necessary to prepare you to pass t
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Rational Ignorance and Beyond (video)

La sagesse collective : principes et mécanismes

Colloque des 22-23 mai 2008, organisé par l'Institut du Monde Contemporain du Collège de France, sous la direction du Professeur Jon Elster.

Intervention de Gerry Mackie, University of California, San Diego, 23 mai 2008

Economic theories declare that voters in a democracy are rationally ignorant (or worse, irrational) about politics, but that consumers possess perfect information about decisions in the market. C
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Democratic Reason : The Mechanisms of Collective Intelligence in Politics (audio)

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Colloque des 22-23 mai 2008, organisé par l'Institut du Monde Contemporain du Collège de France, sous la direction du Professeur Jon Elster.
Intervention de Hélène Landemore.

In this paper, Landemore argues that democratic institutions can be seen as ways to channel “democratic reason,” or the distributed intelligence of the many—a concept that she builds in part on the insights of the cognitive sciences. S
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Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
The British Broadcasting Corporation offers this great collection of fun, educational games that help children learn basic concepts of mathematics. Twelve interactive games are available in all, illustrating principles of data handling, numbers, algebra, and measurement. Children can practice interpreting Cartesian coordinates by guiding a space ship across a grid, or compete with an animated character in a test of fractions and percentages. In addition to the online games, several other activit
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European Questions – Turkish angles: Europe's citizens
Editor's note: Unfortunately the last few minutes of the lecture are missing from the podcast. This series of events explores how our understanding of Europe's identity can be enhanced and developed in a new way by taking in a distinctively Turkish perspective. Richard Bellamy is professor of political science and director of the School of Public Policy at UCL. Thomas Diez is professor of political science and international relations at the University of Tübingen. Maurice Fraser is a senior fel
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Religion and Pluralism in a Divided World
Anwar Ibrahim is a former Deputy Prime Minister (1993-1998) and Finance Minister (1991-1998) of Malaysia. He was dismissed from office in 1998 and imprisoned after a trial condemned by many critics as a "sham" orchestrated by the government led by Dr Mahathir Mohamed. After serving six years in prison, Anwar was released after the Malaysian courts overturned his conviction. Anwar taught and lectured at Oxford University, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Georgetown Unive
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Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This site contains questions that parents can ask their daughters concerning their feelings towards math, science, and career aspirations; provides biographies of role models; and provides links to additional resources. Studies show that girls and boys share an overwhelming number of characteristics. They have the same capacity to succeed in reading, writing and mathematics. And until puberty begins, they have similar physical development, so that coed teams before puberty would have as many out
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Future Directions in the Law Regulating Weaponry in Armed Conflict
A discussion on future directions in the law regulating weaponry in armed conflict to mark the release of Bill Boothby's new book Weapons and the Law of Armed Conflict. Bill Boothby has served for 27 years as an officer in the Royal Air Force legal branch. He developed and implemented the British system for the legal review of new weapons, and formed and led the team charged with conducting these reviews. Tom Porteus is London director of Human Rights Watch.
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Making Japanese
This book emphasizes a succession of topics rather than strict adherence to the flow of time. In a general way, the chapters move from earlier periods of time to later periods of time, but their content and organization gives top priority to coverage of topics. While the "mainstream" narrative of politics and institutions is present in these pages, the emphasis is on social and cultural history wherever possible.
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A Debate about the Definition of 'Britishness'
As the composition of British society transforms with immigration and transnational identities, ideas about the notion of 'Britishness' are changing too. In the interest of a cohesive citizenry, must the UK return to 'core British values'? Or should Britain's identity change with its population? Should a British identity even exist? Sir Bernard Crick is emeritus professor of Birkbeck College and author of Life in the United Kingdom: A Journey to Citizenship, the basis for the UK citizenship exam
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Evaluating cardiac gene expression in maternal phenylketonuria offspring
Maternal phenylketonuria (MPKU) is a teratogenic syndrome, caused by development of offspring in a uterine environment made toxic by the metabolic imbalance of PKU. The birth defects resulting from untreated MPKU include microcephaly with concomitant mental retardation, growth retardation, and congenital heart defects. Congenital heart defects have been identified and characterized in MPKU offspring, using the BTBR-PAHenu2 mouse MPKU model. Subsequently, this mouse model was used to start invest
Author(s): McCoy, Jennifer Ellie

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Title: obelisk dedicated to Amenemhat
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre

Description: Limestone obelisk dedicated to Amenemhat, Overseer of the Antechamber of the Store of Fruits. There are inscriptions on all four sides of the obelisk, quite roughly carved into the limestone.
On the front of the obelisk is the figure of a man facing to the right, wearing a long kilt and wesekh collar. Below the figure are 14 rows of hieroglyphs.
On the left side of the obelisk is the figure of a man facing to the left, wearing a long kilt and wesekh collar. Below the f

Author(s): Artist: Amenemhat, Overseer Of The Antecha

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Title: Taweret amulet
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Description: Amulet of the goddess Taweret standing on a rectangular base with her arms at her sides and left foot advanced. Taweret is depicted as a female hippopotamus with the tail of a crocodile, the arms and legs of a lion and the breasts of a woman. The amulet is damaged on the right arm and head. There is evidence to suggest that there was originally a crown attached on top of the head. There are traces of a blue-green glaze on the nemes headdress.

Author(s): Artist: Taweret, Hippopotamus-Goddess, Pro

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Title: amulet depicting three gods
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Description: Amulet depicting the triad of Isis, Osiris and Horus, cast in copper alloy. Osiris stands between Isis and Horus and is depicted as a mummiform man wearing a wesekh collar, false beard and atef-crown with uraeus and holding the crook and flail across his chest. To his right stands his sister-wife, Isis, wearing the cow-horn crown with sun disc, tripartite wig and long dress. To his right stands his son, Horus, depicted as a falcon-headed man wearing the double crown, tripart
Author(s): Artist: Isis, Goddess

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Title: statuette of servant girl, carrying an unguent jar
VADS Collection: Artwor

Description: Cosmetic container in the form of a finely carved boxwood statuette of a naked servant girl walking and carrying a large jar on her left hip. The statuette stands on a rectangular wooden pedestal. Her head is shaved except for one lock of hair painted on the right side of the head. The right ear is missing and there is a small circular hole on both sides of the head. There is an ivory mushroom-shaped stud in the left ear lobe. The face is finely carved and painted using blac
Author(s): Artist: Bes, Dwarf-God

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Title: pressure-flaked flint knife blade
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Cen

Description: Light brown pressure-flaked flint knife blade. One face of the knife blade is heavily worked and the underside is completely smooth except for being worked only along the edge to form a sharp, finely denticulated convex knife edge.

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Title: mummy label inscribed on one side
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Cen

Description: Wooden mummy label with two holes to attach the label to the mummy after the embalming process for identification during transportation and in the afterlife. An inscription is incised and written in black ink on one side. The reverse of the label is blank.

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