Finding information in mathematics and statistics
This unit will help you to identify and use information in maths and statistics, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of organ
Developing thinking skills in the primary classroom
This paper presents the background to the keynote address given at the ‘Register of Primary Research Seminar Conference’ in Worcester U.K. October 2001. It gives a succinct review of the literature on developing thinking skills in the classroom and identifies "powerful pedagogical strategies" to investigate and develop effective teaching and learning. There is then a review of a number of classroom approaches. These have been trialled in, and developed for, both primary and secondary classro
Structuring collective activities with tasks and plans
Symba is a Web-based framework designed to support collective activities in a learning context. In order to make students explicitly work out their organization it dissociates an "organizational level" and an "activity level" and allows students to describe their organization as plans composed of tasks.
A Holistic Approach to Teaching a Laboratory, Using Sea Urchin Development as an Example System
This exercise uses brainstorming, writing, and oral presentation techniques within the framework of a laboratory to illustrate the basic principles of early development. In groups, students learn how to identify a good model system (the sea urchin), isolate its gametes, mix some gametes from each sex, and study the ensuing processes of fertilization and development. After being introduced to the basic techniques, student groups design their own experimental approaches to further analyze these pr
This unit will help you to identify and use information in Modern Languages, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of organisin
This report outlines the process and findings from an innovative project for students. This work was part of the curriculum and involved students working with West Yorkshire Police as part of the safer Leeds project in designing and making a film for students n crime prevention and personal safety in Leeds
He's been exploring the world's oceans since he was seven years old. Jean-Michel Cousteau is following in his father's footsteps -- or should we say "fin" steps. But the son of Jacques Cousteau has made a name for himself as an explorer, environmentalist, educator and film producer. He is also the founder of the Ocean Futures Society, a non-profit marine conservation organization that strives to foster sound environmental policy regarding the world's oceans and seas. In this special episode of C
3.1 Why jute? Why Dundee?
Britain was the first country to industrialise, and it acquired the largest empire ever during this same period. But its sphere of economic influence extended far beyond the boundaries of the formal British Empire. This unit focuses on the economics of empire, using a case study of one town, Dundee in eastern Scotland, to explore this huge topic.
This unit will help you to identify and use information in business and management, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of or
A legal and historical study of post-WWII Singapore Trials: Death and suffering on the "hell-ships"
Dr Cheah Wui Ling gives her talk entitled 'A legal and historical study of post-WWII Singapore trials: Death and Suffering on the Hell Ships' as part of the 2009 Taking Stock of Transitional Justice conference
Fantastic Fraction Falcons
Explore the fun skills of manipulating fractions.
Studying to Succeed: Planning your career
Students progress through a program which requires them to manage their own learning and establish their own future goals through a process of self development. Career planning is a key component of the program. Effective study skills and attitudes will be developed and applied to areas of communication studies to prepare the student for entry into a tertiary undergraduate course. The language content is provided in a broad context to best enable students to continue in the career of their choic
Larry White on Hayek and Money
Larry White of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Hayek's ideas on the business cycle and money. White lays out Hayek's view of business cycles and the role of monetary policy in creating a boom and bust cycle. The conversation also explores the historical context of Hayek's work on business cycle theory--the onset of the Great Depression and the intellectual battle with Keynes and his work. In the second half of the podcast, White turns to alternative ways to pr
Calomiris on the Financial Crisis
Charles Calomiris of Columbia Business School talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the financial crisis. Calomiris argues that it is important to put the crisis in historical perspective in the context of other bank crises. He argues that bank crises differ widely across time and place--some times and some places are placid, others are prone to regular crises. Calomiris argues that frequent episodes of failure are tied to government guarantees such as various forms of deposit insurance or
Skin covers and protects the body. Your skin also has the ability to detect differences in texture. Each fabric in this image has a different texture, or feel. Receptors on your skin translate the texture into a message and relay the message to your brain so that you interpret the difference in textures from one fabric to another.
WordBook - English Dictionary and Thesaurus App for iOS
'FEATURES that make WordBook stand out from other dictionary apps:- Professionally recorded pronunciation for every single entry- Word origin information (Etymologies)- Built-in spell checker with pop-up spelling suggestions- User's bookmark and note management- Unmatched sounds-like and wild card search and a powerful word puzzle solver====================================WordBook is a comprehensive, quick and intuitive dictionary and thesaurus of the English language. It's a great combination o
The Grey Friars of London
Contains the Register of the convent, which includes a substantial list of monuments in the church and cloister, and documents relating to the history of the London convent and of the Order more widely. The volume has a substantial historical introduction by the editor and an appendix of supporting documents. Originally published as volume 6 of the publications of the British Society of Franciscan Studies.
Building a Business: Understanding Financial Control (old)
The seventh in the 2009/10 Building a Business lecture series. David MacKinlay talks about the importance of a good accounting system for entrepreneurs and businesses. Building a Business is a nine week evening lecture course of basic business skills. The course covers good business practice with a focus on science entrepreneurship. It is designed around technological enterprise but most course material is relevant to general business practice.
Leading Across Boundaries
“This is a strange and paradoxical time,” says moderator Peter Senge, in which people live “more and more in each other’s backyard”-- interdependent globally but also fragmented by economics and politics. Senge believes “working across boundaries is the defining challenge” of our era.
McGovern Institute: Ten Years of Understanding the Brain in Health and Disease
Psychiatric illness and neurological disorders such as autism, depression, and Alzheimer’s disease cause countless families to suffer, and require prodigious economic resources to manage. Now, thanks to major advances in genomics, systems neuroscience, and human brain imaging, says Robert Desimone, scientists are unloc