1.2.1 Relationship diagrams
Working with diagrams is essential for students of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This unit is packed with practical activities and tips which make learning from and with diagrams more enjoyable and rewarding. One part of this unit deals with the reading of diagrams and the other part with the drawing of diagrams.
Using visualisation in maths teaching
This unit looks at visualisation as it relates to mathematics, focusing upon how it can be used to improve learning. It will also identify ways in which to make more use of visualisation within the classroom.
Phoebe: a pedagogic planner
Marion Manton gives an overview of the Phoebe project which aims to guide practitioners working in post-compulsory learning (FE, HE and ACL) in designing effective and pedagogically sound learning activities. Visit http://media.conted.ox.ac.uk/res03 to view the full presentation from Marion Manton, including her slides.
Interviewing artists in the classroom
Inviting guests into your classroom can enrich students' learning experiences, but teaching students to ask good questions is crucial. This article explains how to prepare students to interview guests and how to teach them to ask good, open-ended question
Field trips in context
Opportunities abound in North Carolina for hands-on interdisciplinary learning experiences.
Assessing the learning process
Assessment, like instruction, needs to be geared toward various learning styles, and teachers can create rubrics for ongoing assessment that keep a formal daily record of what students are learning. Traditional styles of teaching focus almost exclusively on auditory presentation of material to students — in other words, lecturing. K–12 education is moving away from that traditional model towards methods of teaching that address children’s multiple intelligences and are appropriate to diffe
Newton's Laws and Flight
Learning about how airplanes work and how Newton's laws apply to flight. Fun with planes! Can you design a paper airplane that will fly across a room? Why does it fly? Flying airplanes We will discover the lift force with this activity. F
DNA Sequencing Used to Illustrate Mutations and Evolution
This workshop, which is half wet lab and half Internet lab, uses DNA sequences to examine the relatedness of different species. DNA from several insect and/or fish species are compared. This chapter includes instructions for extracting DNA from gels and making PCR products. We prepare PCR products to send to a computerized automated sequencing facility. (No radioisotopes are used in this sequencing!) We recover sequence from the facility over the Web as four-color graphics on a computer screen a
All things considered, there is a lot to learn about teaching, and much of it comes from educational psychology. Teaching as a career has distinctive features now that did not figure as prominently in its profile a generation ago. The features make it more exciting in some ways, as well as more challenging, than in the past. From a teacher’s point of view, the changes mean learning knowledge and skills—and practicing them—that were less important in teachers’ repertoires in earlier time
President Heckler Lilly Conference Address - Part 1
Valparaiso University President Mark Heckler speaks on the subject of "The Arts as Institutional Signature" during the 20th anniversary national conference of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts (www.lillyfellows.org). More than 200 scholars from across the United States converged at Valparaiso University, Oct. 14 to 17, 2010, to discuss how colleges and students are being affected by changing notions of place, community and higher learning in the 21st century. How distance lear
8.01T Physics I (MIT)
This freshman-level course is an introduction to classical mechanics. The subject is taught using the TEAL (Technology Enabled Active Learning) format which features small group interaction via table-top experiments utilizing laptops for data acquisition and problem solving workshops. Acknowledgements The TEAL project is supported by The Alex and Brit d'Arbeloff Fund for Excellence in MIT Education, MIT iCampus, the Davis Educational Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Class of 1960
Reel American History Project
The general goal of the Reel American History project is to foster critical thinking about a matter of enduring cultural attention, especially where young people are concerned: the formation of our national identity. Reel American History is designed to be a "Collaborative Shared Resource". It aims at being a large, ongoing, cumulative, collaborative project that involves many students and many faculty over a long period of time. We strive to engage students in authentic learning – making st
15.963 Organizations as Enacted Systems: Learning, Knowing and Change (MIT)
The course is structured around a core of fundamental concepts concerning how we view organizations, and the application of these concepts to basic domains of action crucial for contemporary businesses: sensemaking, learning, knowing, and change. We view organizations as enacted systems, wherein humans are continually shaping the structures that influence their action in turn. In other words, we create the systems that then create us.
1.040 Project Management (MIT)
1.040 covers three important aspects of construction project management: the theory, methods and quantitative tools used to effectively plan, organize, and control construction projects; efficient management methods revealed through practice and research; and hands-on, practical project management knowledge from on-site situations and field trips. The course relies on a basic project management framework in which the project life-cycle is broken into organizing, planning, monitoring, controlli
Training Methods and Continuing Education for Health Workers
This course in Training Methods and Continuing Education for Health Workers identifies the role of training and continuing education as an important component of health service and personnel management. Participants will be guided through the steps of planning training and continuing education activities for a range of health workers from managers to village volunteers. The course draws on real life examples from community-directed onchocerciasis control, village health worker programs, and pate
Learning Strategies Resource Guide for Elementary Immersion Language Teachers
If you are an elementary immersion teacher who believes that all students can achieve high standards by becoming more effective learners, then this guide is for you. Everything within these pages is premised on the belief that students can become more effective and efficient learners if they are provided the effective learning tools and instructed on how to use them. These tools are learning strategies, that is, the mental processes and actions that students can use to help them complete learnin
Media Literacy: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education
CSM - Publications & Resources - Media Literacy: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education - American University > TEACHING AND LEARNING AT AU > Center for Social Media > Publications & Resources > Media Literacy: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education
Effective Management & Methods
This course will provide theory and practice so that you can make your classroom a lively, interactive, and safe place for exploration and learning. You will be introduced to ideas such as thematic learning and cooperative learning and have a chance to develop lesson plans with these ideas in mind. You will be given practical tools for classroom management and ways in which you can guide your students to think about their own process of learning.
Capturing Change: A Tail of Two Portfolios
These two portfolios document efforts to capture change in a single general education music course. The first analyses the course's transformation from a catastrophe to a cause for celebration; the second explores the search for deep learning.
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