Carey Drayton: What Matters to Me and Why
Carey Drayton, chief of the USC Department of Public Safety, addresses the topic "What Matters to Me and Why" on Jan. 20, 2010. "What Matters to Me and Why" is bridges the separation between intellectual life and personal and spiritual issues by having featured USC faculty and administrators spend about 20 minutes addressing the topic "What Matters to Me and Why," followed by an informal dialogue rounding out the hour. The program is sponsored by the USC Office of Religious Life and the USC Le
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Transforming classroom teaching & learning through technology: Analysis of a case study
The paper discusses the results of a research project based on the field testing of a course aimed at developing arithmetic problem solving skills in primary school pupils. The course was designed to incorporate e-learning techniques, including the use of ARI@ITALES authoring tools. These tools allowed the integration in the course of constructivist activities based on interaction with a set of different microworlds. The aims of the project were twofold: to analyse how the adopted approach and t
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Passive Movement to the Shoulder Joint
This and related video clips demonstrate physiotherapy techniques and have been optimised for delivery on a mobile device.
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21st Century Challenges in Perspective: From academic research to government policy
The first set of our Policy Briefings at a seminar in the House of Commons. Dr Ian Goldin and Professor Sarah Harper gave presentations to a cross-party selection of MPs and Lords, with representatives from government, NGOs and think tanks also present. On 3 July, we launched the first set of our Policy Briefings at a seminar in the House of Commons, entitled "21st Century Challenges in Perspective: From academic research to government policy". Dr Ian Goldin (School Director) and Professor Sarah
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4 A thinking disposition and the process of development
Diagrams, mind-maps, tables, graphs, time lines, flow charts, sequence diagrams, decision trees: all can be used to organise thought. This unit will introduce you to a variety of thinking skills. Asking and answering questions is at the heart of high-quality thinking. Questions naturally arise from the desire to know and learn about things and may be the starting point for a journey of understanding.
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1. Darwin's Legacy: Course Introduction (September 22, 2008)
history, science, biology, social science, humanities, philosophy, education, religion, astrobiology, nature, evolution literacy, origin of species, natural selection, life, organism, environment, DNA, double helix, molecule, theory, evidence, religious i
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2 Different conceptions of learning
How do we learn? Understanding ‘how’ is the key to learning more effectively. This unit looks at the three main categories of theories: the acquisitive, constructivist and experiential models of learning. There is no right way to learn but developing an active approach will ensure that you are open to new ideas.
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The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) Project: Technical Paper 8b - Measuring the I
This Technical Paper describes the results of analyses of young children's social behavioural development during their time in pre-school. Equivalent analyses of the cognitive progress of children in the study have been conducted and the results are reported separately in EPPE Technical Paper 8a. Four aspects of social behavioural development have been studied, namely 'Independence & Concentration', 'Co-operation & Conformity', 'Peer Sociability' and 'Anti-social / Worried'. . A range of statist
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32. The Power of Silence (That’s Amore!)
This time, let’s talk about… silence. It seems like that one of the most difficult things to do these days is to find a quiet corner where to unwind, relax, and reflect. After all, we all live in the so-called information overload era. – A famous department store in London decided to give its customers [...]
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HIV Antibody Test Using A Rapid HIV Card
HIV antibody tests are specifically designed for routine diagnostic testing of adults; these tests are inespensive and extremely accurate. Most people develop detectable antibodies approximately 30 days after infection, although some seroconvert later. The vast majority of people (99%) have detectable antibody by three months after HIV infection; a six month window is extremely rare with modern antibody testing.
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Verso la scuola modulare: modulazione degli apprendimenti e organizzazione degli insegnamenti (ottav
Verso una scuola modulare. Coerenza verticale per un curricolo flessibile? Coerenza orizzontale per un curricolo flessibile? Adottare un approccio sistemico. Sviluppare il curricolo come una rete di basi di conoscenza.,Toward a modular school: modulation of learning and organization of teachings (eight lesson).Toward a modular school. Vertical consistence for a flexible curriculum? Horizontal consistence for a flexible curriculum? To adopt a systemic approach. To develop the curriculum like a ne
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Magical Nature Journey sample
Magical Nature Journey DVD is an innovative learning experience for your child inspired by perhaps the wisest parent of them all - Mother Nature.

A diverse range of patterns, shapes, colors, textures and sounds found exclusively in nature are utilized in a gentle and soothing way to help enhance the development of your baby's brain.

Exciting close encounters with a wealth of wonderful animal and plant life and
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Open Wide and Trek Inside
Open Wide and Trek Inside has several objectives. The first is to help students understand major concepts related to oral health. By focusing on the science of the oral environment, the module goes beyond the traditional "brushing and flossing" curriculum and presents to students the ways science has helped people understand how to take proper care of their mouths and the structures within. The second objective of the module is to engage students in the nature of science through inquiry. As st
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Volume of Rectangular Prisms: Length, Width, and Height
This video teaches students how to find the volume of a rectangular prism. Learn how to solve and find the volume of a 3D shape using length times width times height. Includes the volume song.
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MAS.962 The Nature of Constructionist Learning (MIT)
This course examines the philosophical and theoretical foundations of constructionism as a paradigm for formulating and evaluating new theories for learning and approaches to education. One of the goals of this course is to help new learning researchers situate their work within the constructionist framework through readings and projects that will focus on the rich interplay between the process of knowledge construction and the development and co-evolution of ideas, learners, tools, and contexts
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Certificacion de Turismo Responsable
A lecture on sustainable tourism delivered in Spanish.
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Approaches to Studying and Perceptions of University Teaching-Learning Environments: Concepts, Measu
This paper introduces work on a major ongoing research project being carried out collaboratively between Edinburgh, Durham and Coventry Universities in Britain. The main concepts and conceptual frameworks being used in the project are introduced, along with a brief summary of a literature review used to define the most salient aspects of teachinglearning environments in higher education. The remainder of the paper describes the development and initial analyses of two questionnaires completed by
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