Using Portfolio's for Learning and Assessment - A staff handbook
This resource offers guidance for staff on introducing students to portfolios to be used for learning and assessment. It is based on experience gained while working on an FDTL Project “Promoting the Development of key skills through the use of portfolios” (2002 - 2005). The outlined Portfolio Workshops in this handbook have been developed as a result of the Project activities at Leeds Metropolitan University, but are also supported by the findings from the project as a whole. There are 2 acc
Skills needed for Project Management
This is the packaged content for a learning activity reflecting on the strengths and weaknesses of your own skills that could be relevant to project management
Giving, Receiving and Learning from Feedback
This is a learning activity about feedback. It examines what feedback is, why it is important and its different forms. It explores the characteristics of effective feedback and skills associated with it. The activity not only takes the dual perspective of giving and receiving of feedback, but also considers the learning opportunities feedback presents. Without learning taking place, feedback is redundant, thus methods which encourage learning are also reviewed. Barriers to effective feedback are
Understanding contemporary society
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. This module introduces students to a range of approaches in social analysis. Through introductions to key concepts, theorists and research studies in the disciplines of sociology, cultural studies and social policy, students will be equipped with the skills necessary for more advanced study of contemporary society. Two routes to reading this module's contents are offered. Those who prefer to read on screen can navig
11.129 Educational Theory and Practice I (MIT)
This course concentrates on a core set of skills and knowledge necessary for teaching in secondary schools. Topics covered in the class include educational reform, student behavior and motivation, curriculum design, and the teaching profession. Classroom observation is a key component of the class. Assignments include readings from the educational literature, written reflections on classroom observations, and practice teaching and constructing curriculum. This is the first of a three course sequ
Marquette University Class of 2014
Take a look at Marquette University's seniors through the years.
Cutting light pollution in big cities
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: Roland Leigh and Joshua Vande Hey of the University of Leicester describe the work they're doing with Leicester City Council to cut light pollution and help the council save electricity.
Digital Fabrication Lab - Jake Tompkins
Interview with Jake Tompkins, Digital Fabrication Lab Manager, Georgia Tech College of Architecture. Photography by Rob Felt and Fitrah Hamid. Motion graphics remix of Drawn Together by the Open Ended Group.
21M.220 Early Music (MIT)
This class covers the history of Western music from antiquity until approximately 1680, about 2000 years worth of music. Rather than cover each topic at the same level of depth, we will focus on four topics in particular and glue them together with a broad overview of other topics. The four topics chosen for this term are (1) chant structure, performance, and development; (2) 14th century music of Italy and France; (3) Elizabethan London; and (4) Venice in the Baroque era. The class will also in
Assyrian Ancient Warriors, Part 1
This documentary of this ancient empire is told through images and narration and is suitable for high school students. (09:49)
UW|360 Season 4: Episode 13 - Don James, pt I
UW 360 looks at the career of UW football's legendary coach, Don James. Exclusive interviews with former players, including Damon Huard, Chuck Nelson, Michael Jackson and Dave Hoffman. UW 360 hosted by Carolyn Douglas, looks at events, people and places at the University of Washington. http://uwtv.org/uw360 http://uwtv.org
EPI-GERMIS App for iPad
'Ragweed, pollen, viruses, peanuts and more are after Monty. Destroy the allergens and germs before they reach your skin! This game was developed by Georgia Regents University and The Children's Hospital of Georgia.'This is a free app
Celebration of the arrival of African Americans in Massachusetts
Hope Kelly reports on a celebration at the Museum of Afro-American History marking the arrival of the first African Americans in Massachusetts. Kelly notes that the first African Americans arrived as immigrants, not as slaves. Kelly's report features footage of Henry Hampton (Chairman, Museum of Afro-American History) addressing the gathering. Kelly reviews the history of African Americans in Massachusetts. Kelly's report is accompanied by historical photos and drawings related to African Americ
Highland Park Free School. Program focuses on education as an 'equalizer' in America. Through segments that discuss the educational needs of the African American community, desegregation in public schools, and job discrimination, Program 112, illustrates the problems African Americans have had obtaining a good education. Program includes interview footage with Jim Cooper, a teacher at the Highland Park Free School, 'Commentary' by Sarah-Ann Shaw (in which she discusses Black thought in education
Nation of Islam: A Portrait
History of Black Capitalism in the United States. Program explores the beliefs and ideals of African American Muslims who are members of the Nation of Islam, through three principal segments: footage from the 1975 Savior's Day Celebration in Chicago (including excerpts from a speeches and interviews given by Supreme Minister Wallace D. Muhammad and National Secretary Abass Rasoul), a 'Conversation' between Vickie Jones and a female member of the Nation of Islam about restrictions placed upon wom
Historical justifications for the institution of slavery. Program focuses on the surgical and psychotropic research being proposed (and in some cases, implemented) to curb violent tendencies via the testing of prison inmates. Host Topper Carew speaks with inmates of the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Norfolk and two groups of professionals in two separate interviews: the first with Rev. Edward Rodman (of the Episcopal Diocese of Boston) and Professor Stephan L. Chorover (of the MIT Ps
Art and Violence
Three Berkeley professors place Botero's "Abu Ghraib" exhibit in historical and artistic context. T.J. Clark is the George C. and Helen N. Pardee Chair, and a Professor of Art History at UC Berkeley. Thomas W. Laqueur is the Helen Fawcett Professor of History at UC Berkeley. Francine Masiello is the Sidney and Margaret Ancker Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and a member of the Departments of Spanish and Portuguese and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley.
Rus United: State Mercantilism or Imperialism?
Speaker: Kenneth Jowitt, Pres and Maurine Hotchkis Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Robson Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley Professor Jowitt examines the current Russian regime and tries to characterize it using a more apt comparative historical model of reference than the overused democracy-autocracy polemic. The Annual Colin Miller Memorial Lecture honors the memory of a journalist and radio and TV producer who was devoted to the Center
The History Engine is an educational tool that gives students the opportunity to learn history by doing the work—researching, writing, and publishing—of an historian. The result is an ever-growing collection of historical articles or "episodes" that paint a wide-ranging portrait of life in the United States throughout its history, available in our online database to scholars, teachers, and the general public. The History Engine project aims to enhance historical education and research for t
Gilded Age and Visual Arts
Examining an artwork in depth fosters observation and critical thinking skills. Looking closely also stimulates conversation about the artistic, cultural, and historical context in which a work of art was made. In this session, students focus on two paintings by the American artist Thomas Wilmer Dewing. ...