Symposium: One Hundred Years of All-India Muslim League - "Law, Community and Society: Writing the H
A talk by David Gilmartin, North Carolina State University. Sponsored by the Committee on Southern Asian Studies, the Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies, and the American Institute of Pakistan Studies.Author(s):
"Reflections on Argentina" - Session 3 of "Poverty & Growth: Reflections on Latin America" (video)
A three-part workshop with Professor Juan Pablo Nicolini, Winter Tinker Visiting Professor, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies
"The Next Great Clash" (video)
A talk by Michael Levin. In The Next Great Clash, Michael Levin presents evidence of a global political order on the verge of a historic power shift from West to East. A reemerging China is the only nation with the latent capacity to challenge American hegemony, and Levin demonstrates that such challenges to the status quo usually lead to war. From the World Beyo
"Challenges for the New Administration in Iraq and Afghanistan" (video)
A talk by Juan Cole. Juan Cole will discuss the future of U.S. foreign policy in Iraq and Afghanistan beyond the November presidential elections. Juan Cole is Richard P. Mitchell Distinguished University Professor of History at the University of Michigan. He has written extensively about Egypt, Iran, Iraq, and South Asia. He studies and writes about contemporary Isl
"Mexican Oil and Gas Policies" (video)
A presentation by Adrián Lajous, Former Pemex CEO. Adrián Lajous is Chairman of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, President of Petrométrica, SC and non-Executive Director of Schlumberger, Ternium, Trinity Industries and Grupo Petroquímico Beta. He is senior energy advisor to McKinsey & Company. In 2003-04 he was a Senior Fellow at the Kennedy School of Governme
Jeremy Siegel on Interest Rates, the Amaranth Implosion and the Thai Baht
Wharton Finance professor Jeremy Siegel speaks with Knowledge@Wharton about the coup in Thailand raising questions about international business risks, among other topics.
Jeremy Siegel: Rising Bond Yields Mean Trouble for All Financial Markets
U.S. financial markets were battered at the end of last week because of a dramatic sell-off of Treasury bonds. The yield on 10-year bonds, which has been rising since May, neared the critical barrier of 5.25% on June 8 -- the highest level in five years. Media reports suggest that turmoil in the bond market could continue this week, making investors anxious about whether interest rates might go up and bring to an end the period of cheap money that has buoyed up asset markets and also funded a wo
Patient Success Story: Bonnie Gangemi
Bonnie Gangemi came to see Dr. Ahmet Baschat at the University of Maryland Medical Center's Center for Advanced Fetal Care after being diagnosed with Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome. Dr. Baschat performed laser ablation surgery that saved the lives of her twin boys, who were born two months after the surgery and are now happy and healthy. Bonnie shares her story in this video. Related Links: The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Fetal Care http://www.umm.edu/womenscenter/div_cfafc.
Virtual plants in high school informatics L-systems
A creation of models is becoming an important part of informatics education besides algorithmization and programming. An appropriate example concerning use of computer science while modelling real world are the L-systems. In the paper we describe a proposal of teaching of plants growth modelling by the L-systems at a high school. Our goal is to help students to understand and try creation of plants model on the computer.
Digital astronomy in education
What causes seasons? Why day and night durations are so different with seasons alternation? Why the position of the full moon seems directed to the south in summer while it seems directed to the north in winter? It is the purpose of this computer simulation to provide an interactive application, programmed in Java language to explore the issues related to the above questions.
Constructive and Collaborative Learning Environments - What Functions are Left for User Modelling an
With constructive and collaborative learning environments being current trends in tutoring systems, the function of user modelling and intelligent support is not as well-defined as in traditional intelligent tutoring systems. For practical solutions, there tend to remain only some niches for the application of intelligent components. To investigate the practicability of intelligent functions, we have build a framework architecture that allows for the implementation of self-contained constructive
Exploring the secondary transfer of gifted and talented pupils
In my research I am endeavouring to investigate the experiences of academically gifted children transferring from primary to secondary school. This involves examining the policy context of the national, regional and local arenas, the ways in which pupils experience this provision within their classrooms, and the influence of their home environment. One cohort of children will be tracked longitudinally from Year 5 into Year 8 in two contrastive areas, Bristol and Cardiff. An ethnographic case
Teaching and learning in diverse university settings: analytic frameworks for integrating different
This paper describes progress on the TLRP project on “Enhancing teaching-learning environments in undergraduate courses”. The project is concentrating on differences and similarities that exist in the teaching-learning environments provided in mainly first and final unit course units in four contrasting subject areas and across the different settings provided in departments within those subjects. We have been collaborating with 17 departments across 15 universities and one college. The data
Learning in the first professional job: the first year of full time employment after college for acc
This paper reports findings from the first phase of a four-year research project funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council as part of its Teaching and Learning Research Programme. The major component of this project is a longitudinal study of trainee accountants, graduate trainee engineers, and newly qualified nurses in England. This critical period of introduction to professional work has not been previously studied by a longitudinal series of observations and interviews, though a n
Early Career Learning - the LiNEA project. Interim report for Accountancy
This report on the learning and development of trainee accountants covers the first two years of a four-year project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council’s Teaching and Learning Research Programme. Its findings are based on evidence collected from fourteen trainee accountants in their first year of training and from some of their mentors and managers. The main themes have been selected in order to facilitate discussions about the progress of the research with our employer partner
According to the promises: the subculture of school science, teachers' pedagogic identity and the ch
This paper reports findings from the Economic and Social Research Council-funded InterActive Education Project, in which teachers, researchers and teacher educators have worked together to develop, perform, and evaluate secondary school science department-based ‘Subject Design Initiatives’. Drawing on notions from sociocultural theory, we have focused on ‘cultural tools’ as material and symbolic mediators of learning. In the Subject Design Initiatives teachers are seen as central to lear
Teaching-Learning Environments in Undergraduate Biology: Initial Perspectives and Findings.
The report is in four parts. Following this opening section, the second part of the report presents a review of the literature relating to undergraduate teaching and learning in the biosciences, while also introducing perspectives from the more general literature on learning and teaching in higher education which have particular significance for the work of the project. The third part of the report describes the telephone interviews which were undertaken with a small sample of biology teachers a
Adult learners drop to lowest level under Labour
Newspaper article citing evidence from the Learning as Work TLRP research project,1740,1737,1726,24
Screen Play: Children and Computing in the Home
This book provides a theoretical analysis of young children's use of the computer out of school. It drew upon the Interactive Education Project's student questionnaire data. Section 1. Introduction 1. The ScreenPlay project 2. Setting the scene: Patterns of computer use in the home Section 2. The domestic context 3. Computer histories, computer roles in the home 4. The computer in family life Section 3. Young people's computer use in the home 5. The digital landscape: Games and information navig
The Early Years Transition and Special Educational Needs (EYTSEN) Project: Technical Paper 3 - the P
The Early Years Transitions and Special Educational Needs (EYTSEN) project builds on the work of the Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) project, a major longitudinal study of a national sample of young children's progress and development through pre-school and into primary school until the end of Key Stage 1 (age 3+ to 7 years). Both the EPPE and EYTSEN research studies are funded by the Department of Education and Skills (DfES). The EYTSEN study explores evidence of possible sp