Sci-tutors: Materials and their Properties: Patterns of Behaviour
This unit on the Sci-tutors website extends the ideas covered in the first two ‘materials' units and is specifically aimed for teachers engaged with teaching chemistry at KS5 (A-level) although there is relevance at KS4 too (as well as for teachers' personal knowledge development). The introduction touches upon the natures of science and then focuses upon the patterns of ideas involved in modelling atomic structure and the Periodic Table of the elements and chemical bonding. This is followed b
Professor Jerry Wellington provides a commentary on a sample chapter on observation from 'Research Methods in Early Childhood Education' by Mukherji and Albon. This chapter provides a helpful introduction to the use of observation, its historical background, different types of observation and some of the problematic issues involved in doing it - such as recording, reporting and the avoidance of bias.
Mixed Methods Research
Professor Jerry Wellington provides a commentary on a sample chapter on mixed methods research from 'Introduction to Research Methods in Education' by Keith Punch. Most research projects into an aspect of teaching and learning (i.e. educational research) will quite rightly employ a mixture of methods. Indeed, the very nature of most important research questions in education (usually what, how or why questions when it comes down to it) actually demands that a range of methodologies and methods wi
Sci-tutors: Ethnicity and Gender Issues in Science
This article on the Sci-tutors website stresses the importance of ensuring that trainees have access to appropriate ideas and resources to enable them to engage with ethnicity and gender issues. An introduction to the legal framework is provided together with examples of course related activities and resources. These have been used in both primary and secondary training programmes.
What is the Weather Song
This simple song and video poses the question "What is the Weather Today?". The song is sung two times accompanied by images of various types of weather. It is extremely short, but could be useful in an early childhood classroom as an introduction to discussing weather each day.
Letter U - ABCs for Kids
Have fun Teaching with The Letter U Video by Tea Time with Tayla. It is a great way to learn all about the Letter U. Use this video to teach and learn the Alphabet, Phonics, the Short Vowel U Sound, Vocabulary Words with the Short U Sound, and How to Write the Uppercase and Lowercase Letter U. (03:04)
4.3 Photographs showing the detail: collapsed piers
Virtual Maths, Brick Density, Water Displacement method video
Video demonstrating how to measure the density of a brick using the water displacement method.
Judge Mervyn King guest lecture - "Governance & Responsibility"
Professor Mervyn King, Senior Counsel and former Judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa, delivered the keynote speech at the launch of the new Centre for Governance, Leadership and Global Responsibility, held in the University's Rose Bowl on Thursday 1 May. Mervyn King is one of the world's foremost authorities on corporate governance and sustainability. Professor King is also: Chairman of the International Integrated Reporting Council; past chairman and member of the United Nations Steering
Topology Conservation in Polymer Knots
By: icamvid Topology Conservation in Polymer Knots Institute of Theoretical Physics University of Stellenbosch
Journeys Through Sociology: Elena Zdravomyslova
In this interview Dr. Elena Zdravomyslova (European University at St. Petersburg) discusses the intersection of her own biography and the development of Soviet and later Post Soviet sociology. She also talks about the challenges of building Gender Studies and supporting qualitative research efforts in Russia. This is part of a series of interviews with the 22 members of the Executive Committee of the International Sociological Association (ISA). The interviews can be found at the ISA website:
Virtual Maths, Cuboid - Excavation quiz2
Interactive quiz explaining requiring the student to calculate the time required to carry out excavation work (see also quiz 1 and video).
Shirley Temple reciting poetry by Rose Fyleman
From the 1935 film Curly Top. Elizabeth (Shirley Temple) recites two short poems for her uncle Edward (John Boles). The first poem, "Before," was published in Punch magazine in 1919, with the author named simply as "R.F." -- probably Rose Fyleman, a British children's poet who also wrote the second poem Shirley recites, entitled "Singing-Time." (01:04)
21F.010 Introduction to European and Latin American Fiction (MIT)
This subject serves as a broad introduction to the field of European and Latin American fiction. It is taught in an historical mannerbeginning with the first picaresque novel, Lazarillo de Tormes, and ending with contemporary European fiction. It is designed to help students acquire a general understanding of major fictional modes-from 18th century epistolary fiction, Liaisons dangereuses, to 20th century avant-garde fiction: Cosmicomicsi and Aura. Attention is paid not only to the literar
Deep-Diving Exosuit for Studying Bioluminescence
To study the behavior of fishes and invertebrates that live in the oceans' depths, scientists need to observe and interact with these animals in their habitats. But how? Conventional no-decompression SCUBA diving only affords routine excursions to the first hundred feet of depth. Advanced techniques allow for diving to several hundred feet, but human physiology sets practical limits for the type of work and amount of time at that depth. The Exosuit, the newest generation of atmospheric diving
Catholic Studies | University of St. Thomas
An introduction to Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, USA.
An analysis of the SRL potential of a Technology Enhanced Learning Environment based on the collabor
This report presents an analysis of the potential support to Self-Regulated Learning granted by a communication environment developed to support teachers' collaboration on Learning Objects. The analysis is made by applying a check-list developed within the European project TELEPEERS.,Research report
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence - Introduction to Problem Solving as Search
This tutorial forms part of the "Introduction to Problem Solving as Search" topic in the Introduction to Artificial Intelligence module.
Hacia un Estudio del Protofen?meno Urbano: Rudimentos Anal?ticos para una Aproximaci?n Fenom?nica al
This work outlines the theoretical and methodological framework for the development of analytical rudiments contributing to the registry, cartography and quantification of the urban phenomenon understood not as urban space perception but rather, as human beings perception within urban space. It argues that this approach to urban studies is part of a scarcely explored lineage within the field of urban analysis. One that, much in the same way as the widely used topological/ structural approach, re
Five hours of high quality culture a week for all schoolchildren.
As headlined in the media, on Wednesday 13th February 2008 the Culture Secretary and the Children's Secretary jointly announced that schoolchildren should be offered five hours of ‘high quality culture' a week. They were speaking on the introduction of a £25 million pilot project to be run by a new body, the Youth Culture Trust.