A series of skills development presentations and subsidiary materials designed to teach critical literac
Professor Germaine Greer - An Insight - Full Interview
Warning: Explicit Content
Professor Germaine Greer delivered the 2010 Winifred Mercier public lecture at Leeds Met on Tuesday March 23.
Born in Melbourne and educated in Australia and at Cambridge University, Professor Greer's first book, The Female Eunuch (1969), took the world by storm and remains one of the most influential texts of the feminist movement.
She has had a distinguished academic career in Britain and the USA and makes regular appearances in print and other media as a broadcast
Institutions, Geography, and Growth
This is an hour long video lecture. It is sophisticated and insightful and for advanced students. "Three billion people on earth live on less than two dollars a day. A relative
handful of us fare astronomically better. How do economists account for global
“haves” and “have-nots”? Roberto Rigobon attributes a vast income inequality
across countries to four connecting factors: luck, geography, quality of
institutions, and quality of policies. If
Fab Lab Kids: Oficina de projetos socioambientais para crian?as de escolas p?blicas fazendo uso da e
This article describes the process of theoretical and practical Fab Lab Kids Project in Brazil and in more detail the ?Fab Lab Kids: Workshop environmental projects for public school children through manufacturing and digital electronics?, the most recent edition of this project, which consists conducting an experimental workshop with students from public school in the city of Guarulhos, S?o Paulo. Through the concept of learning by doing, children are exposed to the possibility of acting on the
A Year in Focus - Assessing Gordon Brown Part 3
In this podcast Doctor Steven Fielding takes a look back at Gordon Brown's first half-term in office.
In the third and final part of this podcast Doctor Fielding looks ahead to 2008 and what political issues could possibly dominate in the New Year.
Doctor Fielding works in the University's School of Politics and International Relations. He i
E-Portfolio Toolkit - Booklet
This E-Portfolio Toolkit is based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University. We use an E-Portfolio to assess our students on their period abroad because we think it encourages them to fully engage with culture(s) and language of the target country and to reflect on the resulting cultural and linguistic development. As part of our project, we have also developed a set of learning activities and materials,
Executive Branch People
The federal government has three branches; each branch has
specific functions. The President, Vice President, and Cabinet make up
the executive branch. The executive branch runs the government and makes sure that the laws passed by the legislative branch are enforced. The Cabinet gives advice to the President and runs the various departments.
Q methodology is a technique for modelling viewpoints, that was developed by William Stephenson (1902-1989). This animation, intended for a general audience, provides a short non-technical introduction to the methodology, outlining the different stages involved in conducting a Q study. The animation was funded by the UK Higher Education Academy, as part of the National Teaching Fellow 'Assessing Students at Masters level' project, Assimilate.
RVC 33 - New Imaging Modalities in Small Animal Veterinary Medicine
In our latest podcast, Veterinary Radiologist Chris Lamb describes the application of MRI and CT scanning to veterinary practice. In particular he relates the results of two of his studies which emphasise the cost-benefit analysis of their use versus more traditional diagnostic modalities.
Graphic arts in Finland
'Graphic Arts in Finland' is a full-text online journal, published by the Graphic Industry Research Foundation. At April 2010 there are 44 issues freely available online, dating from 1995 to 2009. Articles are primarily technical or workflow-oriented, with example titles being: 'An Overview of Currently Implemented Metadata and Metadata Related Practices in Cross Media Editorial Processes'; 'Digital Watermarking Technologies Based on Color Modulation for Linking Applications'; 'Smartbook - the
1.124J Foundations of Software Engineering (MIT)
This is a foundation subject in modern software development techniques for engineering and information technology. The design and development of component-based software (using C# and .NET) is covered; data structures and algorithms for modeling, analysis, and visualization; basic problem-solving techniques; web services; and the management and maintenance of software. Includes a treatment of topics such as sorting and searching algorithms; and numerical simulation techniques. Foundation for in-
Evolution of Media for Early Design Stages
In this paper the evolution of media used at early design stages will be considered. In traditional methods of searching and presenting the design idea, the basic tool used was the graphic representation. Implementation of new digital techniques in 60s - 70s focused on the mathematical way ofrepresentation. These methods were ?not architect friendly? (lack of graphic representation traditionally used by architects). As a result, the development of methods for digital support of form searching wa
Crash Course - Psychology
Crash Course provides a series of entertaining video tutorials on a range of topics across general psychology. Each video targets a single topic; highlights definition, application and relevance to psychology.
Technical Paper 4 - The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) Project: Parent, Family a
Information on the characteristics of the parents, families, and children was collected by parental interview at the start of the study. This information was used to describe the sample in terms of the parents (labour market participation, socio-economic characteristics, qualifications, marital status and age), the family (composition, ethnicity and language), the child’s health, development and behaviour, the child’s activities in the home, the use of pre-school provision and childcare hist
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