Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
Welcome to the course module on strategic environmental assessment (SEA) - a learning resource that explains SEA theory, practice and methodology. The course covers SEA principles; SEA status worldwide; links between SEA, environmental impact assessment, and strategic decision-making; and a wide range of SEA tools and techniques, and their advantages and disadvantages in various settings. The course is divided into: Background, Strategic actions, SEA Process, Baseline Assessment, Implementation,
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Textbook of Bacteriology
This textbook has evolved from online and live-in-person lectures presented in my bacteriology courses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Its contents are suitable for reading or presentation in courses or course modules concerning general microbiology and medical bacteriology at the college and advanced high school levels of education. For teachers, instructional materials are available that accompany many chapters and topics. These include lecture outlines, notes, powerpoint presentations
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NOP - Sustainable organic teaching lab
Sustainable development needs chemical research Research and innovation are preconditions for the transformation of economic and social processes in favor of a sustainable development. Chemistry, the science and practice of the transformation of matter, is of central importance. Everyone dealing with chemistry can contribute substantially to sustainable development and holds special responsibility. Already in education the links between reactions and substances with the consumption of energy and
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Artificial Intelligence, Fall 2008
An introduction to the main techniques of Artifical Intelligence: state-space search methods, semantic networks, theorem-proving and production rule systems. Important applications of these techniques are presented. Students are expected to write programs exemplifying some of techniques taught, using the LISP lanuage.
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Action Research for Educational, Professional, and Personal Change, Fall 2007
This course covers techniques for and critical thinking about the evaluation of changes in educational practices and policies in schools, organizations, and informal contexts. Topics include quantitative and qualitative methods for design and analysis, participatory design of practices and policies, institutional learning, the wider reception or discounting of evaluations, and selected case studies, including those arising from semester-long student projects.
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Psychosocial Aspects of Visual Impairment
This course investigates the psychosocial aspects of vision loss. Coping techniques and issues of self-esteem are explored, along with principles of self-determination. Other topics include the psychosocial aspects of personal life management such as orientation and mobility, use of volunteers, sexuality, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Psychosocial issues specific to people from diverse cultures are also addressed.
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Disability Studies for Teachers
This document introduces the field and resources of Diability Studies for interested teachers.Disability Studies for Teachers is a web-based resource for teachers who want to introduce students in social studies, history, literature, and related subjects in grades 6-12 to disability studies and disability history. Resources on this site also can be adapted for use in postsecondary education. The project prepares lesson plans, essays, and teaching materials. It also draws on and contains links to
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Policy Analysis of Multi-Actor Systems
This course is about solving complex problems. Our favorite problems are not just technically complex but also characterized by the presence of many different social actors that hold conflicting interests, objectives, and perceptions and act strategically to get the best out of a problem situation. This course offers guidance for policy analysts who want to assess if and how their analysis could be of help, based on the premise that problem formulation is the cornerstone in addressing complex pr
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Quantum Field Theory
The first free comprehensive textbook on quantum (and classical) field theory. The approach is pragmatic, rather than traditional or artistic: It includes practical techniques, such as the 1/N expansion (color ordering) and spacecone (spinor helicity), and diverse topics, such as supersymmetry and general relativity, as well as introductions to supergravity and strings. The PDF version can be more convenient than paper books, with Web links and a clickable outline (contents) window.
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Elementary Statistics
Elementary Statistics is an introduction to data analysis course that makes use of graphical and numerical techniques to study patterns and departures from patterns. The student studies randomness with emphasis on understanding variation, collects information in the face of uncertainty, checks distributional assumptions, tests hypotheses, uses probability as a tool for anticipating what the distribution of data may look like under a set of assumptions, and uses appropriate statistical models to
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Introduction to Political Philosophy
This course is intended as an introduction to political philosophy as seen through an examination of some of the major texts and thinkers of the Western political tradition. Three broad themes that are central to understanding political life are focused upon: the polis experience (Plato, Aristotle), the sovereign state (Machiavelli, Hobbes), constitutional government (Locke), and democracy (Rousseau, Tocqueville). The way in which different political philosophies have given expression to various
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Unit 2 - Participatory facilitation for household food security
Unit 2 is dedicated to the facilitation process and skills to help you facilitate HFS projects well. In this unit we will look at participatory and facilitation techniques in relation to Household Food Security. We will examine he background and history of community development and the difference between the approaches that developed. We will describe the community development approach we will be using for the Household Food Security Programme with its content modules based on household food se
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Household Food Security: Module 3: Sustainable Natural Resource Use. Study Guide
In this module your main task is to plan and carry out a set of activities with selected households in the community to help them gain a good understanding of their current and possible future use of natural resources in their area. Why is this important? As people become informed and take actions to manage their use of resources responsibly to obtain food, they will be able to sustain themselves and their families, break the cycle of poverty and protect the environment at the same time. To prep
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Household Food Security Module 3: Glossary and Bibliography
In this module your main task is to plan and carry out a set of activities with selected households in the community to help them gain a good understanding of their current and possible future use of natural resources in their area. Why is this important? As people become informed and take actions to manage their use of resources responsibly to obtain food, they will be able to sustain themselves and their families, break the cycle of poverty and protect the environment at the same time. To prep
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Tutorial Letter: General Information - Module 3
In this module your main task is to plan and carry out a set of activities with selected households in the community to help them gain a good understanding of their current and possible future use of natural resources in their area. Why is this important? As people become informed and take actions to manage their use of resources responsibly to obtain food, they will be able to sustain themselves and their families, break the cycle of poverty and protect the environment at the same time. To prep
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Tutorial Letter: Assignment One and Two
In this module your main task is to plan and carry out a set of activities with selected households in the community to help them gain a good understanding of their current and possible future use of natural resources in their area. Why is this important? As people become informed and take actions to manage their use of resources responsibly to obtain food, they will be able to sustain themselves and their families, break the cycle of poverty and protect the environment at the same time. To prep
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Tutorial Letter: Assignment Three
In this module your main task is to plan and carry out a set of activities with selected households in the community to help them gain a good understanding of their current and possible future use of natural resources in their area. Why is this important? As people become informed and take actions to manage their use of resources responsibly to obtain food, they will be able to sustain themselves and their families, break the cycle of poverty and protect the environment at the same time. To prep
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Tutorial Letter (2 of 2): Workbook
In this module your main task is to plan and carry out a set of activities with selected households in the community to help them gain a good understanding of their current and possible future use of natural resources in their area. Why is this important? As people become informed and take actions to manage their use of resources responsibly to obtain food, they will be able to sustain themselves and their families, break the cycle of poverty and protect the environment at the same time. To prep
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Household Food Security Module 3: Introduction and acknowledgments and contents pages
In this module your main task is to plan and carry out a set of activities with selected households in the community to help them gain a good understanding of their current and possible future use of natural resources in their area. Why is this important? As people become informed and take actions to manage their use of resources responsibly to obtain food, they will be able to sustain themselves and their families, break the cycle of poverty and protect the environment at the same time. To prep
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Civil War Archeology: Investigating the Battles of Wilson's Creek and Pea Ridge
This site examines archeological techniques used to explore these two battle sites. These battles, fought in Missouri and Arkansas in 1861 and 1862, helped keep Missouri in the Union and set the stage for the Union to gain control of most lands west of the Mississippi by 1863.
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