Between arithmetic and algebra : a space for the spreadsheet ? Contribution to an instrumental appro
In this research work, we have a didactical look on the integration of a computer tool into mathematics teaching: the spreadsheet. We have related research about spreadsheet to an instrumental approach perceived as essential to analyze the questions of technological integration. This approach allowed us to extend to this technology the theoretical framework of instrumentation. These theoretical elements are being used in the analysis of the professional resources and the teaching practices, in o
Earth Science Today
This laboratory exercise, designed for an introductory Earth Science course, examines stratigraphy and plate tectonics while considering predictions as a way to test theories. The laboratory focuses on the reconstruction of Pangaea and evidence for geologic events in rock layers. Users can also link to the course homepage and other activities related to Earth Science Today.
Confronting Health Inequity: The Global Dimension
Since the days of Hippocrates, health inequities and the role of social and environmental factors in the determination of marked differences in health status have been well recognized. For some time now, the driving force behind public health has been understanding and intervening in the underlying causes of health inequity. The publication of the Black Report1 in the United Kingdom in 1980 brought a more focused approach to this discourse by identifying specific factors, such as social class, g
Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Preschool Immunizations: United States, 1996–2001
Objectives. We examined current racial/ethnic differences in immunization coverage rates among US preschool children. Methods. Using National Immunization Survey data from 1996 through 2001, we compared vaccination coverage rates between non-Hispanic White, non-Hispanic Black, Hispanic, and Asian preschool children. Results. During the 6-year study period, the immunization coverage gap between White and Black children widened by an average of 1.1% each year, and the gap between White and Hispa
ANSO 206-01, Urban Social Problems, Fall 2004
The course provides an overview of the origins of cities and urban development, types of urban lifestyles, aspects of urban inequality, urban challenges and change, urban politics and policies, and the future of cities. We will approach these issues using a variety of sociological theories. Through hands-on experience in Memphis, students will come to understand how urban issues affect people’s everyday lives.,This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the
Developing the Theory: Continental Drift
This document outlines the development of the theory of continental drift and how many lines of evidence collected over several decades by various researchers were brought together to explain how the seafloor spreads and the continents move about. Links to additional information are included.
Worker Delegates from Soviet Russia Mass Meeting announcement
Recognition of the Soviet Union;Adam Chada; Chalemere McCarty; Cyril Phillip; T.E. Furman; P.O. Shallert; Worker Delegates;Announcement of a meeting featuring a delegation of U.S. workers who spent a month in Russia.
Welcome to North Korea [pt 6/6]
This film, shot mostly covertly, shows the irony of a regime where 20 million people lived in poverty, some on the brink of starvation, while former dictator Kim II Sung built extravagant monuments to reflect his power. He fostered a grotesque personality cult, which his son and successor Kim Jong Il perpetuates. All around the capital, Pyongyang, an endless stream of propaganda glorifies the leaders. Monuments and museums pay homage to them, but they are strangely empty.
Lecture 28 - 11/29/2010
HEALth Case Studies
This program was designed for dental hygiene and dentistry students to help them learn about evidence-based dentistry and its role in providing quality dental care. This program uses patient-based case studies combined with interactive tools and activities to help students become effective consumers of oral health research data. They learn to locate, evaluate, and use the outcomes of research studies to improve patient assessment, diagnosis, clinical decision making, and treatment planning, as w
Monarchs, People, and History, Summer 2008
The origins and reasons for monarchy as an institution and social force in the Western world. Specific royal personages are studied with attention to how they attained or lost effectiveness as leaders; their goals for themselves and their people are stressed. These themes are explored through primary source readings. Architectural, artistic, and musical evidence are introduced in slide and tape sessions.
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution
This accessible and lively introduction to the French Revolution presents an extraordinary archive of some of the most important documentary evidence from the Revolution, including 338 texts, 245 images, and a number of maps and songs
Essential Science for Teachers: Physical Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,This segment shows how the interviewer uses phenomena to develop the idea that the salt in a solution has not disappeared and it can be recovered. He presents the beaker of salt with water evaporated and the segment shows how he helps the student reconcile his ideas about the salt going away and the weight being less with the scientific explanation.
Essential Science for Teachers: Physical Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,In this segment the interviewer is using the phenomenon of salt dissolving in water to build upon the student's previous ideas about mixing substances together. This time the student sees one of the substances as "disappearing." Even though he says the mixture will still taste salty, which is evidence that there is salt in the water, he shows that he holds on to a belief that the salt has disappeared and is gone.
A Gallery of Institutional Projects
This pilot effort between the two foundations is designed to help institutions and programs create succinct project portals that provide quick access to a project overview and selected instruments, materials, data and evidence related to their work.
Réduire l'écart entre formations théorique et pratique en chirurgie : conception d'un EIAH
L'objet de la recherche présentée est de concevoir un environnement informatique d'apprentissage qui permette de réduire l'écart entre la formation théorique des chirurgiens et leur formation pratique, qui se déroule principalement sur le mode du compagnonnage. L'article expose la méthodologie et quelques illustrations du travail didactique d'analyse des connaissances et du système d'enseignement / apprentissage en milieu hospitalier (chirurgie orthopédique). La prise en compte dans l'E
Les avis individuels sont-ils pris en compte lors d'une activité collaborative à distance ? Quels
Cet article a pour objectif de mettre en évidence de quelle manière les avis individuels sont pris en considération lors d'une activité collaborative. Nous nous attacherons à vérifier tout d'abord dans quelle mesure les avis individuels des 96 sujets de notre échantillon se modifient ou non selon la modalité de travail collaboratif (modalités de constitution de la paire, consignes collaboratives visant ou non au consensus) à laquelle ils sont confrontés (question de recherche 1). Ensu
Empirical Research Methods
Regression analysis is an enormously popular and powerful tool, used ubiquitously in the social and behavioral sciences. Most courses on the subject immediately dive into the mathematical aspects of the subject and illustrate the technique on problems that are already highly structured. As a result, most students come away with little idea of the wide range of problems to which regression analysis can be applied and how to represent those problems in a way that cleverly utilizes readily availabl
Does excessive exposure to violent video games cause violent behavior? Does increased gun availability cause more crime or less? Causal claims permeate everyday life and are constantly the subject of "studies" reported in the newspaper. The material in Causal and Statistical Reasoning examines the nature of causal claims and the statistical sorts of evidence used to support them. The material is contained in: approximately 20 content modules, a repository of over 100 short case studies, and a "C
Making sens: science education networks of sensors
A small group of leaders from research, industry, and education convened in a one-day workshop at Stanford's Center for Innovations in Learning (SCIL) to brainstorm on the use of data probes, sensors, and communication technologies in the development of innovative science education curricula. This report documents the results of a morning brainstorm and afternoon group exercises developing educational scenarios for which sensor networks would be powerful in enhancing learning content and promoti