Technical Paper 7 - The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) Project: Social/behaviour
This Technical Paper describes the results of analyses of young children's cognitive progress during their time in pre-school. Equivalent results on social behavioural development are reported in EPPE Technical Paper 8b. Five measures of cognitive attainment assessed at entry to primary school have been studied: pre-reading, language attainment, two measures of non-verbal attainment and early number concepts. A range of statistical methods (multilevel modelling) have been used to analyse data fo
2012 February 28 - Part 1 Prof. Adams reviews previously-discussed concepts and delves further into the implications of quantum systems evolving deterministically in time.
Prof. Adams reviews previously-discussed concepts and delves further into the implications of quantum systems evolving deterministically in time.
Andrew J. Bacevich
Is an imperial presidency destroying what America stands for? Bill Moyers sits down with history and international relations expert and former US Army Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich who identifies three major problems facing our democracy: the crises of economy, government and militarism, and calls for a redefinition of the American way of life. "Because of this preoccupation with the presidency," says Bacevich, "the president has become what we have instead of genuine politics, instead of genuine
What's on Keith Olbermann's mind about the media? This week, as Rupert Murdoch takes over the Wall Street Journal and as the FCC is about to allow more newspapers to expand into the broadcast business, Bill Moyers Journal continues its reporting on media consolidation and gets insight from MSNBC's popular and provocative Keith Olbermann. The broadcast includes a report on the debate around relaxing ownership rules and looks at the real-world implications of increasing cross-ownership of newspa
The Injured Otter
In this narrative adapted from Nature: Christmas in Yellowstone, a young otter has injured one of his front feet. He is struggling along the frozen banks of the Yellowstone River. He calls for his family but they aren’t in sight. Finally, his family swims down the river towards him. A happy reunion ensues but then they leave him again to hunt for fish. He cries as they swim away, and then he mistakenly swims in the opposite direction. Near a water fa
Beginner S6 #24 - Partying in a Japanese Haunted House
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! When you get to the golf course at the Japanese country club, you’re about to drive your ball off the first tee when you notice a few menacing clouds rolling in. It looks like it’s going to start storming within the hour. Your golf partner mentions in Japanese that he thinks [...]
On the physics of droughts
Symposium on Data-Driven Approaches to Droughts (DDAD2011), June 21-22, 2011. Presentation by Levant Kavvas from UC Davis about the physics of droughts.
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Open Classroom 2/8/12 #2 Edith Murnane
Food and American Society an Urban Perspective Topic for 2/8/12: Providing Access to Healthy Food Lectures: Edith Murnane - Director of Food Initiatives, City of Boston Danielle Andrews - Community Food Coordinator, The Food Project Karen Spiller - Director, Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness Glynn Lloyd - CEO of City Fresh Foods, Inc. The Open Classroom Policy Series is a graduate-level public policy seminar that is open to the public. Each semester, the School of Public Policy and Ur
Storytelling & History Writing: Which Came First?
Dr Valerio Massimo Manfredi traces out the interlinked lineage of 'story' and 'history', arguing that the latter became important when societies needed to reinforce collective identities through an authorised version of the past. Once upon a time people began telling stories. These early tales stuck to the truth, narrating actual events. Soon, storytellers became aware that to hold the attention of their audience they needed to jazz things up with liberal dashes of adventure and wonder. If reali
Australian-US comparative government and political systems
Dr Hart will explore the main features of the Australian political system through comparison with the United States. He will compare and contrast the struggle of self-government in Australia and the US. He will look at how much Australian politics has been influenced by American was well as British forms of government, particularly focusing on the extent to which the Australian Prime Minister has become ‘presidentialised'. The presentation will also cover the essential differences between
Lecture by Tom Strala
Presented by the Furniture Program at California College of the Arts, this lecture was filmed on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, in Timken Lecture Hall on the San Francisco campus. Tom Strala is an architect who builds no houses, but rather tables, chairs, and lamps. Strala creates pieces with the idea that items for the home -- including basic necessities such as furniture and lighting -- should be designed with the intent that they are a work of sculptural art. Based in Switzerland, he consider
The Greatest TED Talk Ever Sold
With humor and persistence, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock dives into the hidden but influential world of brand marketing, on his quest to make a completely sponsored film about sponsorship. And yes, onstage naming rights for this talk were sponsored too. By whom and for how much? He'll tell you. (19:28)
Beethoven (Part 2 of 18)
Beethoven was a German Composer and pianist. His music fell in a transitional period between Classical and Romantic music. Beethven studies with Haydn. Even after his hearing began to deteriorate he still composed, conducted and even performed his music. (9:56)
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
Cold War: The Wall Comes Down - part 1/5
Part 1 of 5 about the Berlin Wall and its impact and significance during the Cold War.
Math Lessons- Fraction Word Problems
These videos were designed to help students of all levels through difficult math topics. These videos are also helpful to parents as they help their children with homework. This video clip, the instructor teaches children how to break down and complete fraction word problems. (7:34)
ISS Update - Jan. 7, 2013
The International Space Station update video for Jan. 7, 2013.
Historian: "Occupy Wall Street" has parallels from the past
Oct. 7 - Temple University Professor Ralph Young, author of "Dissent in America," says "Occupy Wall Street" is similar to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's and the Bread Riots in the Confederacy during the Civil War.
Pickleball Technique: How to Cross Step
Pickleball Cross Step by Coach "Mo". Here's an instructional video that demonstrates the proper technique for Cross Stepping while playing Pickleball. (3:46)