Developing Analytical and Communication Skills in a Mock-Trial Course Based on the Famous Woburn, Ma
This Journal of Geoscience Education article discusses a mock trial in which undergraduates serve as expert witnesses and law students serve as their attorneys. The article identifies the trial as an effective vehicle for developing quantitative skills and enhancing written and oral communication skills. The course discussed is unabashedly about applying scientific principles to solve real-world problems. The entire course revolves around the analysis, interpretation, and presentation of scienti
World War II - Historical maps
Europe 1933-2006 I created this presentation, focusing on the history of Central Europe, for people who would like to know more about our common European History.(Computer-generated voice and video)
Montage of World War II historical footage
A visual summary of World War II in video and images, featuring news reel footage and historical photos and video of Hitler, fighters, concentration camps on the Atlantic front, soldier, atomic bomb in Pacific front. Show the new WW II monument in Washington. Current, but relevant music is played in the background. NOTE: some disturbing war pictures.
Patient Communication Skills, 2009
The materials on this page represent a curriculum for teaching effective patient communication to dentistry students. These techniques could be useful for other healthcare providers, as well: medical students, nursing students, public health providers, and in-practice health care providers. There are two main types of resources: performance keys and videos. Performance Keys are text documents that articulate key patient interaction skills, and give examples of more and less effective techniques
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Student-authored multimedia tutorials that cover a variety of study skills topics (e.g., time management, essay writing, note-taking, textbook reading)
Historical Thinking Matters
For too many Americans, the history class in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (remember the teacher’s plaintive question, “anyone, anyone?”) is all too familiar. Our approach is meant to challenge this false and familiar image of history: understanding and reconstructing the past requires ways of thinking, reading, and questioning much more engaging and challenging than mere memorization. Teaching in a way that differs from your own schooling experience is not necessarily easy to imagine, let a
Historical Introduction to Philosophy
This course covers the following topics: an introduction to philosophy; philosophy of religion; epistemology; the philosophy of mind; free-will and determinism; ethics and metaphysics.
Rock Dating Gallery
This gallery of online resources is from the Museum's Seminars on Science, a series of distance-learning courses designed to help educators meet the new national science standards. The Rock Dating Gallery, part of the Earth: Inside and Out seminar, features: Illustrations from the Hall of Planet Earth, which has two informative overviews; Dating Rocks with Radioactivity and Telling Time Precisely: Stillwater Gabbro, which has two images of this rock from the Stillwater Complex in Montana and a v
Historical Treasure Chest
This project provides a model for engaging students in an investigation of authentic materials from the past. The students will be provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the websites listed in the reference section.
Exploring Radiometric Dating with Dice
In this lab, students use dice to simulate radioactive decay. Students create a standard decay curve for a fictional element, calculate the half-life of this element, and, using the information their graph, "date" rocks that contain the new element. The use of dice has some advantages over similar exercises because the half-life is not immediately obvious to students and they will need to experimentally determine it. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and
Module Five: Employability Skills
If you are thinking of looking for a job now or in the future, this module will be of great interest to you. It is designed to illustrate the importance of understanding what it takes to get prepared for the world of work, to look for and secure that job that you need so much in life. It is intended to give you skills and competences that you need to be a successful job searcher. It explores, for example, essential job search skills and approaches that will help you to compete in the changing la
Develop skills for tertiary study
Readings and resources to help adult learners.
Learning Reading Skills-ADHD-Dyslexia Bonnie Terry, M. Ed. shows you how you can help children with dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, or learning disabilities improve reading fluency in just 5 minutes a day. The Reading Skills Pyramid illustrates that there are Author(s):
Bonnie Terry, M. Ed. shows you how you can help children with dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, or learning disabilities improve reading fluency in just 5 minutes a day. The Reading Skills Pyramid illustrates that there are Author(s):
Learning Writing Skills-Writing Problems Bonnie Terry, M. Ed. answers this question: “When my son tries to write a sentence he goes back to beginning and rereads before adding each new word and it is painfully slow. What can we do to improve that?” She explains that what is happening is the breakdown between the brain working and the hand writing the right thing. She explains that he is probably aware that he makes mistakes, what they could do is have her write d
Bonnie Terry, M. Ed. answers this question: “When my son tries to write a sentence he goes back to beginning and rereads before adding each new word and it is painfully slow. What can we do to improve that?” She explains that what is happening is the breakdown between the brain working and the hand writing the right thing. She explains that he is probably aware that he makes mistakes, what they could do is have her write d
Teaching Life Skills to Autistic Teenagers
Teaching Life Skills to Autistic Teenagers. Part of the series: How to Teach Life Skills. Teach life skills, such as social interaction, to autistic teenagers by tapping into the strengths of the teenager, working with family members first and then slowly expanding the circle of social interactions. (1:38)
This video shows how to do an estimation activity with pre-school children. Put items in a ziplock bag and have children estimate the total number of items in the bag. Then have children count the items and see how close the estimate was to the real number. (2:44)
Document skills : maps and plans
As a specialist medium, maps and plans can be a challenge to use and it is not always immediately obvious just what can be learned from them. This resource demonstrates how the researcher can use these documents to gain varied insights about a particular place and aspects of its history. The resource includes a glossary and bibliography. Illustrative images of items from our collections appear throughout.
Career skills in economics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009 Careers skills is a compulsory module for all Year 2 Economics students. It is not available to students from outside the School. It is one of a number of modules that make up the Nottingham Advantage Award. The Nottingham Advantage Award is a new initiative focusing on student skills, employability and personal and academic development. Initially created for undergraduate studen