Good Presentations: Voice
The presenter in this video deliberately starts out with an example of a poor presentation. Part of the series: Physical Delivery for Good Presentations. In good presentations, voice intonation and variation help engage the audience. Properly use the voice for good presentations with tips from a teacher, presenter and facilitator. (02:27)
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Learn about The History of Ancient China 4000 B.C.
This one minute video provides a brief overview of the accomplishments in China in the period around 4000 B.C. At best this is an overview and should be combined with other videos or materials to provide a more indepth look at China during this time.
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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • provide an understanding of autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs);

  • illustrate a range of theoretical and practical perspectives on this area and the links and contrasts between them;

  • consider the principles and problems of diagnosing autistic spectrum disorders;

  • highlight the theoretical and practical implications of treating autistic disorders as a spectrum;

  • emphasise the dev
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Introduction

This unit offers a review of psychological research and practice aimed at understanding and explaining autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) and helping people who have them. The discussion ranges from problems of identification and diagnosis, through theoretical research into causes, to an evaluation of selected therapeutic approaches. The chapter highlights the diversity of perspectives that exist in this area. It draws on the personal testimony of people with autism and their families, as wel
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5.6 Public understanding and perception of science

Everyday reality presents itself not just through the senses but intersubjectively (Berger and Luckmann, 1966) – that is, we form meanings about the world because we talk to others about what we perceive. Scientific knowledge is also formed intersubjectively through being shared within a community of scientists – a community of practice which stipulates what constitutes legitimate scientific knowledge, and validates the epistemological assumptions made by its own traditions.


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5.2 Scientists as a community of practice

Science has been described as involving observation, description, categorisation, investigation, experimentation and formation of theoretical explanations for naturally occurring phenomena – activities performed by scientists using scientific methods.

Jacob Bronowski (1973) said, ‘That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer’ – an apt way to put it, as with science, we set off from a starting point of curiosity an
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4.2 Knowing mathematics

How much mathematics do you think you know? You may feel that you know quite a lot, or that you are ‘out of practice’ and have forgotten much of it; or perhaps you were never very secure in your mathematical knowledge and feel that you did not achieve complete understanding. Primary teachers are expected to have a confident knowledge of mathematics. You are not expected to reach such a level for this unit, but you do need to know a fair amount. All the mathematics that children go on
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1.2.4 Different classrooms, different experiences

The inclusive classroom is one that provides for the learning of a diverse range of children. The pupils in the above example were in streamed secondary education. The 1997 White Paper on education (DfEE, 1997) supported the policy of streaming by attainment in primary schools. Doug McAvoy, a former leader of a teaching union, interpreted this as ‘setting is good and mixed ability is bad’ (McAvoy, 1997, cited in Lyle, 1999). The practice of setting is endorsed through the National Li
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1.2.3 Gender bias in experiences of education

Research shows that historically boys, in fact, were 70 per cent more likely to receive additional help than girls, when all other factors, such as academic test scores, behaviour ratings and family background, were equal (Sacker, Schoon and Bartley, 2001). There is also more recent evidence that this form of gender bias continues to exist (Daniels et al., 1999, cited in Sacker et al., 2001).

After looking at gender differences in a school chess club, Ingrid Galitis concluded that, even
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3XSQ: Best Buy founder offers bid for company
Aug. 6 - Best Buy founder and former Chairman Richard Schulze on Monday offered to buy not already owned shares for $24-$26 each.
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References

Alley, R. B. (2000) The Two Mile Time Machine, Princeton, Princeton University Press.
Arnakak, J. (2000) ‘What is Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit?’, Nunatsiaq News, 25 August, p. 11.<
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A Look at The Reader's Workshop: Part 1
This video shows a teacher conducting a mini-lesson, a key element in the Reader's Workshop program. The video includes teachers providing background information and their reflections on the mini-lesson portion of the program.  ( 9:31)
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Peer Conferencing in the Classroom
Lesson where children are encouraged to respond to a piece of writing in a constructive manner.
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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit, you should be able to:

  • identify your objectives;

  • assess what you have to offer;

  • balance these against a practical framework of your personal circumstances;

  • explore a range of reference sources to select what is most relevant;

  • prepare an action plan, including evaluation of achievements;

  • produce ongoing strategies to develop your voluntary work;

  • understand employers
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Facilitating Scientific Discovery
Amit Majumdar talks about how various scientists in many different fields of study collaborate with computer scientists at SDSC by using the computational power of the San Diego Supercomputer Center data resources to conduct their research on the UCSD campus.
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Discovery Collection: Marine Animals
Marine Animals is one of the AMNH Education Department's many collections of specimens and artifacts gathered the world over by explorers and scientists. In its online Discovery Collection form, Marine Animals includes an educator's Guide with suggestions for how to use the Marine Animals Discovery Collection in the classroom.
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Who Are the Plants?
This online article, from Biodiversity Counts, offers a brief overview of the plant kingdom. Specifically, it covers: why plants have their own kingdom, Plantae; what separates the kingdom's two very basic categories; the plant kingdom's 10 divisions, including the number of species in each; and why some organisms that seem like plants belong instead to the kingdom Protista or the kingdom Fungi.
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Writers' Blues
Often sung in the daily lives of early African-American slaves as a calling language, the blues often narrated the emotions and feelings of the singer. Students will develop an awareness of music, poetry writing, and media literacy.
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Fisiología Vegetal
La asignatura de Fisiología Vegetal tiene como objetivo el comprender cómo funcionan las plantas, o lo que es lo mismo, qué ocurre en las plantas para que sean capaces de crecer, reproducirse y adaptarse a los continuos cambios del ambiente. A través de leyes físicas y químicas entendemos cómo las plantas son capaces de utilizar la energía de la luz para, a partir de sustancias inorgánicas sintetizar moléculas orgánicas, con las que construir el cuerpo de la planta. Asimismo, las plan
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Experimentación en Biotecnología I (Grado en Biotecnología)
El objetivo general de la asignatura es el estudio termodinámico, desde un punto de vista experimental, de las disoluciones no ideales de electrolitos. En particular, se pretende estudiar la influencia de las sales disueltas en el agua de mar en las reacciones químicas que tienen lugar en ella. Para ello se presentan dos entornos de trabajo: uno centrado en un equilibrio heterogéneo (reacción de precipitación) y otro en uno homogéneo (reacción de formación de un complejo). La metodologí
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