5.5 Distinctions about systems practice A tension has existed throughout the history of Western thought around whether to focus on parts or the whole. The practice that springs from this history carries the same tension. This tension has been particularly visible within science and philosophy for a long time and it gives rise to different approaches. Emphasizing the parts has been called mechanistic, reductionist or atomistic. An emphasis on the whole has been called holistic, organismic or ecological. As Fritjof Capra (1996)
A tension has existed throughout the history of Western thought around whether to focus on parts or the whole. The practice that springs from this history carries the same tension. This tension has been particularly visible within science and philosophy for a long time and it gives rise to different approaches.
Emphasizing the parts has been called mechanistic, reductionist or atomistic. An emphasis on the whole has been called holistic, organismic or ecological. As Fritjof Capra (1996)
1. The Future of the Internet Course Introduction
Technology, worldwide web, infrastructure, network, architecture, global, ownership, computer, science, neutrality, telecommunications, economics, policy, packet, TCP/IP, history, content provider, delivery, exchange
5. Politician, Diplomat, Statesman (August 1, 2007)
History, Literature, Science, Politics, Law, inventor, founding father, humorist, Enlightenment, electricity, lightning rod, American Revolution, Poor Richard's Almanac, Pennsylvania Gazette, library, writer, Continental Congress, Freemason, United States
Washington DC - Study Program
Students can participate in the various facets of American political and cultural life from a unique vantage point, whether engaged in government service, elective politics, international relations, history or policy research, museum work, or some other realm. Contact the Office of International Studies for more information. http://www.nd.edu/~ois/
Aisle of the Cabin of the Steamboat "Grand Republic"
The Grand Republic was bult at Shousetown, Pennsylvania in 1867. In 1876 she set a record for cargo: 8,210 bales of cotton, 525 sacks of cotton seed, 872 sacks of oil cake, 400 sacks of meal, and 350 barrels of oil. The ship caught fire while at St. Louis in 1877, and was lost.,OVA photographs
Oxford, England - Study Abroad
Located 60 miles northwest of London, Oxford is a medieval town with the oldest university in the English speaking world - Oxford. Instruction at Oxford dates to the 11th century. It's 30 colleges are self-governing units, each of which offers a full university curriculum. The oldest of these was established in 1249. New College, where Notre Dame students live and study, opened in 1379. Contact the Office of International Studies for more information. http://www.nd.edu/~ois/
STS.429 Food and Power in the Twentieth Century (MIT)
In this class, food serves as both the subject and the object of historical analysis. As a subject, food has been transformed over the last 100 years, largely as a result of ever more elaborate scientific and technological innovations. From a need to preserve surplus foods for leaner times grew an elaborate array of techniques – drying, freezing, canning, salting, etc – that changed not only what people ate, but how far they could/had to travel, the space in which they lived, their r
AHEC : Berlin Airlift, Air Bridge to Freedom
Col (Ret.) Lee Burcham, veteran, presents Berlin Airlift, Air Bridge to Freedom, as part of the Perspectives in Military History Lecture Series. For more information visit http://www.carlisle.army.mil/AHEC/index.cfm
AHEC: Uncommon Defense, Indian Allies in the Black Hawk War
Dr. John W. Hall, Ambrose-Hesseltine Asst. Professor of US Military History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, presents Uncommon Defense, Indian Allies in the Black Hawk War as part of the Perspectives in Military History Lecture Series. For more information visit http://www.carlisle.army.mil/AHEC/index.cfm
Plate Tectonics: An Introduction
In the early 1900s, most geologists thought that Earth's appearance, including the arrangement of the continents, had changed little since its formation. This video segment adapted from Discovering Women describes the impact the theory of plate tectonics has had on our understanding of Earth's geological history, as we have become aware of our planet's ever-changing nature. Closed captioning included. Run time 02:21.
News #54 - Behind the Scenes Part 2: Your Questions Answered!
In our last Innovative Language news lesson, we gave you our history and background. Was it glamorous as you hoped it’d be? Well, we’ve come a long way since recording our very first lesson back in 2005. Along the way, we’ve made some great friends, produced over 8,000 lessons and we [...]
Filmmaker John Cohen on the Mead Film Fest
The 34th annual Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival will celebrate the life and work of John Cohen, prolific scholar, photographer, musician, and filmmaker through seven-film series showcasing his varied works. From the indigenous cultures of Peru to the musical traditions of Appalachia and the Greek coastal mountains. The Mead Film Festival takes place from November 11-14, 2010 at the American Museum of Natural History. For more information visit http://www.amnh.org Produced/edited by Jame
Virginia Schools in the Great Depression
This project provides teachers and students with free, online historical sources and instructional materials for teaching the history of the Great Depression in Virginia, using public schools as a case-study of how decision makers, the public, and educators responded to the crisis of the Depression. The five educational modules available on this website address the following themes: 1. The Impact of the Depression on Virginia Public Schools 2. Who Should Bear the Burden? Public Opinion and Sc
Ground Zero: The Design Competition
Rafael Viñoly and Frederic Schwartz led the THINK team, whose design was one of two finalists for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation’s World Trade Center design competition. In this talk at MIT, Viñoly gives a candid and personal account of one of the most emotionally charged competitions in US history. He talks about winning a
The University as Patron of Cutting Edge Architecture
The opening of The Ray and Maria Stata Center, MIT’s latest innovative building, inspires this panel’s historical review of collegiate architecture projects. James Ackerman provides the longest lens, focusing first on the earliest, national trends, when buildings served as both residences and classrooms. In the 18th century
Richard Jolly talks about the Human Development Report 2010
It's been 20 years since the UN Human Development Report was first published. As the 2010 edition is launched, IDS talks to Research Associate Richard Jolly, one of the report's founding architects about its history, what to expect this year and his hopes for the future.
Pirates Amongst Us
A disgruntled pirate's haunted history lingers in the town where his shipmates met the hangman. Carson Hudson and Willie Balderson team up for "Pirates Amongst Us."Author(s):
AHEC: Uncommon Defense, Indian Allies in the Black Hawk War
Dr. John W. Hall, Ambrose-Hesseltine Asst. Professor of US Military History at University of Wisconsin-Madison, presents Uncommon Defense, Indian Allies in the Black Hawk War as part of Perspectives in Military History Lecture Series. For more information visit http://www.carlisle.army.mil/AHEC/index.cfm
Where Good Ideas Come From
Steven Johnson has spent twenty years immersed in creative industries, was active at the dawn of the internet and has a unique perspective that draws on his fluency in fields ranging from neurobiology to new media. In his new book, he identifies the key principles to the genesis of great ideas, from the cultivation of hunches to the importance of connectivity and how best to make use of new technologies. By recognising where and how patterns of creativity occur – whether within a school, a sof
Aules obertes. La LEC i la tutoria
Durada: 8 min. Vídeo. Generalitat de Catalunya (Departament d'Educació).
En aquest vídeo, Àngel Domingo Villarreal, Subdirector General d'Ordenació Curricular de la Direcció General de l'Educació Bàsica i el Batxillerat del Departament d'Educació, explica la normativa de la LEC a la tutoria d'ESO i n'amplia el contingut pel Author(s):