Career skills in economics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009 Careers skills is a compulsory module for all Year 2 Economics students. It is not available to students from outside the School. It is one of a number of modules that make up the Nottingham Advantage Award. The Nottingham Advantage Award is a new initiative focusing on student skills, employability and personal and academic development. Initially created for undergraduate studen
Creativity and mental illness : the Madness and Literature Network
In this video Professor Paul Crawford presents the Madness & Literature Network's seminar on Mental Illness and Creativity, featuring the respected authors Patrick Gale and Paul Sayer. Presentation produced and delivered May 2009 Suitable for: Undergraduate Study and Community Education Professor Paul Crawford, School of Midwifery & Physiotherapy Professor Paul Crawford holds a personal chair in Health Humanities at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy at the University of Not
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn semester 2009 Infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The body fights infection through the functions of the immune system, whose power has been harnessed by the development of vaccination (immunisation). Suitable for study at: Undergraduate levels 1 and 2. Dr Ian Todd, School of Molecular Medical Sciences Dr Ian Todd is Associate Professor & Reader in Cellular Im
Develop networks and relationships
This learning pack contains information, resources and activities to help you to: identify chances to build networks and relationships; communicate the benefits of networking to the team and your organisation; maintain effective workplace relationships.
Understanding Leisure Consumption 3
Producer (requires Internet Explorer) This digital learning object is one of a suite of complementary learning objects that look at concepts of quality and evaluation in leisure and culture. This object considers the perspectives that emerged in the 1960s concerning the leisure society, the supposed problems of mass culture and leisure as well as the responses of new artists and cultural entrepreneurs to both commercial and elite forms References and Further Reading See No.6
Multimedia Training Videos: Using Buttons in Macromedia Director
Multimedia Training Videos is a series of free learning videos to show anyone interested in learning packages like Macromedia Director. This video is an introduction to Buttons in Director.
Gingerbread Man Math
Gingerbread men and gingerbread houses enjoy special popularity around the holidays, but many of these gingerbread activities are timeless and complement literature titles that teachers use at the beginning of school or after the holidays. It's very easy to incorporate mathematics into a study of gingerbread men, and students will enjoy the data collection activities and games while learning math skills and deepening their understanding of important mathematical concepts. Look through these math
Art and Ecology
Artists are often particularly keen observers and precise recorders of the physical conditions of the natural world. As a result, paintings can be good resources for learning about ecology. Teachers can use this lesson to examine with students the interrelationship of geography, natural resources, and climate and their effects on daily life. It also addresses the roles students can take in caring for the environment. Students will look at paintings that represent cool temperate, warm temperate,
NASA CONNECT Path of Totality: Measuring Angular Size and Distance
In this activity students learn about the natural phenomena that create a total eclipse. Students also explore the history, mythology, science, and math that relate to these amazing events. NASA scientists and engineers introduce a satellite where scientists make artificial eclipses in order to learn more about the Sun's corona. Using hands-on lessons, web-based activities and simple tools, students will measure the angular size and predict the angular distance of objects in the sky. Grades 6-8.
Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture 2008
The Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture was on Wednesday 21st May 2008 at Somerville College, University of Oxford. Professor James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science, Yale University gave the lecture on the subject of Zomia, Southeast Asia. This podcast was recorded at the Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture which was on Wednesday 21st May 2008 at Somerville College, University of Oxford. Professor James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science, Yale University gave the lecture
Welcome to the Child Health Course. This is one of the continuing professional development courses offered by AMREF through Distance Education. This course has been revised and contains the most current concepts such as integrated management of childhood diseases (IMCI). The course is designed to expose you as a health worker to that part of medicine concerned with the health and wellbeing of children and aims at updating your knowledge, attitudes and skills to enable you provide quality health
Argumentation and Communication, Fall 2002
A writing practicum associated with 11.200 and 11.205 that focuses on helping students present their ideas in cogent, persuasive arguments and other analytical frameworks. Reading and writing assignments and other exercises stress the connections between clear thinking, critical reading, and effective writing. This course examines the principles and practices of clear and effective communication in addressing public issues and policies. It aims to help students plan, organize, and present their
China Dust Storm during April 2001 (WMS)
A major dust storm occurred in April 2001 over parts of China and Mongolia. Dust from this storm was transported all the way to the coast of the United States. Although dust from the Sahara Desert is routinely transported across the Atlantic to the east coast of the United States, Asian dust rarely makes the distance across the Pacific to the west coast. These airborne microscopic dust and smoke particles, or aerosols, were measured by the TOMS instrument on the Earth Probe satellite. For govern
School business manager: Developing the role
There is an ongoing ‘revolution’ in the running of state schools and this is making the position of the school business manager both significant and necessary. Government thinking, together with profound changes in society generally, will affect every institution both in terms of pedagogy and the physical environment, particularly technology and levels of security employed. This unit will look at how you – an existing or aspiring business manager – can work effectively to support school
A brief learning module exploring key concepts related to managing conflict. Topics covered include conflict management, basic conflict styles, decision making, problem solving, negotiation and mediation.
Innovation as the Crux of Entrepreneurship - John Hennessy (Stanford)
In academia and the private sector, innovation is the most elusive element. And, adds Stanford University President John Hennessy, it's also needed to solve crucial local and global issues. In this address that launches the University's prestigious Entrepreneurship Week event, Hennessy discusses the evolving interplay between higher learning and commercial progress.
Learning outcomes The learning outcomes for this unit are to: engage in a number of activities that involve visualisation and learn from your own experiences what it means; learn the views of a well-known mathematics educator talking about visualisation and find out how your views compare with those of some other secondary-school mathematics teachers; learn some ways that visualising could be incorporated into your classroom and consider a number of resources that mi
The learning outcomes for this unit are to:
engage in a number of activities that involve visualisation and learn from your own experiences what it means;
learn the views of a well-known mathematics educator talking about visualisation and find out how your views compare with those of some other secondary-school mathematics teachers;
learn some ways that visualising could be incorporated into your classroom and consider a number of resources that mi
Searching for Shakespeare: The Dig at New Place Stratford upon Avon
Director of Learning and Research at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Paul Edmondson and University of Warwick's Professor Carol Rutter to explore a new archeaological dig in the grounds of William Shakespeare's house, New Place in Stratford upon Avon.
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.
Overcoming Adversity and Taking Risks - Jackie Speier, Deborah Stephens (Former St Senator)
Former California State Senator Jackie Speier and best-selling author Deborah Collins Stephens share engaging stories about taking risks, learning from failure, overcoming adversity, and challenging the status quo based on their extensive leadership experience.