Health inequalities and the welfare state: perspectives from social epidemiology
It might be assumed that welfare states that have done so much to reduce inequality of opportunity have also reduced inequality of health outcomes. While great advances have been seen in reducing the rates of many diseases in welfare states, disparities in health have not been eliminated. Is it the case that lowering risks overall will leave disparities that cannot be remediated, and that such efforts are at the point of diminishing returns? The evidence suggests that this is not true. Instead t
Anticipating the Audience: An Ethnographic Study of a French-as-a-Foreign-Language Class Creative Wr
This study compared the creative-writing processes of native English speakers (NES) composing for a real audience in two conditions: one group composing in their native language (NL) and the other group composing in French as a foreign language (FFL). Both groups wrote children’s fiction and were aware that children in the community would read their stories. Participants were observed while composing and interviewed about their writing background, composing behaviors, and the texts produced
Reducing cognitive load and fostering cognitive skill acquisition: Benefits of category-avoiding exa
In this paper, we provide evidence against the common idea that worked examples should be designed to convey problem categories and category-specific solution procedures. Instead we propose that instructional examples should be designed in a way that supports the understanding of relations between structural problem features and individual solution steps, i.e. relations that hold below the category level. We illustrate in the domain of probability word problems how category-avoiding instructiona
Using A Simulated Student for Instructional Design
In this paper, I describe how a cognitive model was used as a simulated student to help design lessons for training circuit board assemblers. The model was built in the Soar cognitive architecture, and was initially endowed with only an ability to learn instructions and prerequisite knowledge for the task. Five lessons, and a total of 81 instructions for teaching expert assembly were developed by iteratively drafting and testing instructions with the simulated student. The resulting instructions
Trinity of Consciousness: Body, Mind, Soul and Female Identity in the Novels of Gail Godwin
Gail Godwin‘s novels emphasize the forging of the female self/identity. Even Godwin‘s earliest critics stress the ways Godwin consistently chooses to portray female protagonists as complex female characters; as Godwin‘s critics point out, the crafting of female identity becomes central to the analysis and understanding of Godwin‘s ―vision‖ of/for female identity. My analysis of Godwin‘s work extends from and beyond the groundwork laid by earlier critics. I contend that, even as God
What's all the matter? Atoms and Molecules A block analogy is used to explain the difference between atoms and molecules.
A block analogy is used to explain the difference between atoms and molecules.
Creating Your Own Slideshows
The Slide Show feature gives you complete control: Add captions or other text in any style; add narration or audio; decide how long you want the slides to display.
CoMotion Dance Theater Fall 2010 Recital
http://www.youtube.com/user/StPetersburgCollege Enjoy watching the video of our Fall 2010 Dance Concert held at the Clearwater Arts Auditorium in November. CoMotion Dance Theater is the resident dance company at St. Petersburg College and is locally recognized for their professional quality performances. Established in 1985, CoMotion is under the co-direction of Nancy Feagans-Smith and Cynthia Hennessy. The dance company gives two on-campus and five to six off-campus dance concerts per year. S
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Eyeing iPad's impact
Multimedia tablet computers represent an 'epiphany' for the publishing and newspaper industries according to one executive speaking at the Reuters Global Media Summit.
Fascist Italy and the Jews: Myth versus Reality (part 2)
Dr. Iael Nidam-Orvieto, the Editor-in-Chief of Yad Vashem Publications discusses the topic of: "Fascist Italy and the Jews: myth versus reality". This is the second part of this talk, for the first part click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEgThMo_39k The video is part of the series Insights and Perspectives from Holocaust Researchers and Historians." Supported by the Claims Conference. For more lectures, click here: http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/holocaust/insights/video/index.asp
Lecture 29 - 12/1/2010
Law, Disorder, and Philadelphia's Police Advisory Board
Dr. Nicole Maurantonio's talk explores the ways in which news discourse surrounding the 1964 riots in Philadelphia ultimately led to the undermining of the city's precedent-setting Police Advisory Board. She argues that the unintentional effect of local print coverage of the riots was to provide a language of police paralysis that provided fodder for law and order advocates throughout the city. For more information on Dr. Maurantonio visit http://rhetoric.richmond.edu/faculty/nmaurant/
Mid-Atlantic Regional Ethics Bowl Semi-Final UNC vs. UMBC
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County teams compete during the semi-final round of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ethics Bowl Competition at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies. November 20, 2010
Information Literacy Unit 4: Using Reference Sources
This unit will help you appreciate the range of materials and the different information contained within them. As you work through the different tasks you will be able to identify and use the best sources for the information that you require.
The Town Before the Town
An early plantation slumbers beneath Williamsburg's streets and foundations.
Reconstructing the Capitol
Bricks and mortar bear witness to a contest of aesthetics and evidence. Senior Architectural Historian Carl Lounsbury tells the story of the Capitol's reconstruction.
Objects drawn from a 1609 well put people back in the picture at James Fort. Senior Archaeological Curator Bly Straube interprets the evidence.
What performance indicators become prevalent in a recession?
Rob Goffee, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School discusses what the most common performance indicators are during a downturn, including the 'soft' indicators such as enjoying your job