Sculpture Program, Studio Arts Department, Concordia University, Montreal
Through combined interviews with faculty and students, this video profile illustrates the Sculpture program as a constantly shifting discipline that embraces a deluge of methods and techniques that allow for meaningful engagement with contemporary culture. Not limited to 3-Dimensional renderings, the Sculpture program promotes an expanded approach that encourages students to find the materials that fit their ideas, and to discover through experimentation, their individual artistic identity. htt
WE Gladstone - The Grand Old Man in Nottinghamshire Part 2 - County Connections, 1846-98
In this, the second of two programmes, Dr Richard Gaunt, curator of an exhibition held at the University of Nottingham to commemorate the centenary of Gladstone's birth (2009), discusses Gladstone's assorted connections with Nottinghamshire events and personalities after 1846. Gladstone's relations with local aristocratic families, his role in the development of Nottingham Park and his emergence as a political celebrity are discussed through reference to artefacts and manuscripts of the period.
Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,The interviewer is trying to find out the students' ideas about how moutains and volcanoes form. The student demonstrates her thinking by pushing 2 sheets of paper together, showing her ideas about uplifting of mountains. She seems to have a basic notion of plates and what happens when plates collide although it is too simplistic for the benchmark.
Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,Student interview on natural selection and evolution. A look at how students explain the development of different species.
Summer Break 2010: Researching Salmon in the Yukon River Drainage
Political Science major Jordan Blanton received a SURF grant to research salmon in the Yukon River Drainage. He spent the summer in the remote village of Huslia, Alaska, working alongside Annette Watson, a geography professor in the Department of Political Science at the College of Charleston. Find out more about the SURF grant program and other undergraduate research funding opportunities at the College of Charleston: http://spinner.cofc.edu/ur/docs/grant-info.htm
Raw Life, New Hope: Decency, housing and everyday life in a postapartheid community
Raw Life New Hope is the story of one community's efforts to secure a decent life in post-apartheid South Africa For residents of The Park a squalid shantytown on the outskirts of Cape Town life was hard and they described their social world as raw Efforts to get on with the messy business of everyday life were often underut by cruel poverty. Despite inhospitable conditions they sought to create respectable lives. The opportunity of formal housing fired them with enthusiasm as they saw the possi
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion
Warrant for Genocide the Protocols of the Elders of Zion is Professor Milton Shain topic for UCT Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions lecture on 22 April. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion has been described as the world biggest literary forgery and yet despite intense research into this infamous text some still believe it is evidence of a Jewish plot for world domination. First published in Russian in 1903 The Protocols has appeared in many version
Social Attitudes and Public Opinion
This course examines the nature of attitudes, beliefs, and values, and the influences which indiviudals' attitudes have upon their behavior. Various theories of attitude organization and attitude change are discussed, and the development of social attitudes is explored by examining the differential impact of the family, the educational system, the mass media, and the general social environment. The changing content of public opinion over time and its relationship to the political system are also
Universe of Music, Fall 2007
An introduction to the infinite universe of music from its origins to the present, this course investigates the role of instruments, culture, myth and science in the evolution of music. Illustrations through the medium of the World Wide Web present the concept of music as both communication of ideas and expression of feelings in diverse musical traditions of the world.
SecondLife: A Computer-Mediated Tool for Distance-Learning in Architecture Education?
Despite the importance of distance learning for its ability to reach a wide audience, easiness to access materials, and its lower cost compared to traditional learning, architecture education has not been well served by distance education. This is because it has a higher level of learning objectives, it is taught by coaching methodologies, and involves nonverbal forms of communication. One of the most common learning methods used in the design studio is the Criticism/Critique, which is a graphic
Morehouse College Student Video Competition Intro #2
Goto: http://showusyour.morehouse.edu for more information. Details still aren't final yet; however go ahead and start brainstorming on some great ideas for your videos. Rules, Prizes and more information will be disclosed later. ============================================= This video was created as an intro for the competition, but its other purpose was to illustrate that you don't have to have expensive equipment to make a video. This whole video was shot & edited on an iPhone 4.
9.00P Introduction to Psychology (MIT)
A first course in psychology: how we think, see, feel, learn, talk, act, grow, fear, like, love, hate, lust, and interact. The great controversies: nature and nurture, free will, consciousness, human differences, self and society. Largely experimental and social psychology, with relevant ideas from biology, philosophy, linguistics, economics, anthropology, and the arts.
I2S (SERVE - Socially & Environmentally Responsible Value Enhancement)
The I2SERVE (I2S) The I2S is for current Georgia Tech students and recent alumni who have a very early stage product/serve idea or venture concept that is focused on creating a better world. All great ventures and organizations begin with great ideas. The I2S is a competition of ideas; where creativity, imagination, and technology are applied to: Solving community and social issues (for example reducing the effects of poverty, alleviating hunger, promoting physical and psychological health and
MAS.450 Holographic Imaging (MIT)
MAS.450 is a laboratory course about holography and holographic imaging. This course teaches holography from a scientific and analytical point of view, moving from interference and diffraction to imaging of single points to the display of three-dimensional images. Using a "hands-on" approach, students explore the underlying physical phenomena that make holograms work, as well as designing laboratory setups to make their own images. The course also teaches mathematical techniques that allow the b
6.933J The Structure of Engineering Revolutions (MIT)
6.933J / STS.420J provides an integrated approach to engineering practice in the real world. Students of 6.933J / STS.420J research the life cycle of a major engineering project, new technology, or startup company from multiple perspectives: technical, economic, political, and cultural. Research involves interviewing inventors, reading laboratory notebooks, evaluating patents, and looking over the shoulders of engineers as they developed today's technologies. This subject is for s
21H.326 The Making of Russia in the Worlds of Byzantium, Mongolia, and Europe (MIT)
Medieval and early modern Russia stood at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. In this course we will examine some of the native developments and foreign influences which most affected the course of Russian history. Particular topics include the rise of the Kievan State, the Mongol Yoke, the rise of Muscovy, Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great, relations with Western Europe. How did foreigners perceive Russia? How did those living in the Russian lands perceive foreigners? What social relations were
Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 5. Building on Useful Ideas
One of the strands of the Rutgers long-term study was to find out how useful ideas spread through a community of learners and evolve over time. Here, the focus is on the teachers role in fostering thoughtful mathematics.,Jersey City: Ice Cream Problem Algebra II teacher Gina Kiczek introduces a problem that helps her students learn the difference between permutations and combinations. What Is Pascals Triangle? An overview of the Arithmetic Triangle: what it is, its history, and how it is
Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 3. Inventing Notations
We learn how to foster and appreciate students notations for their richness and creativity. We also look at some of the possibilities that early work in creating notation systems might open up for students as they move on toward algebra.,15 min. Pizzas in the Classroom In Englewood, New Jersey, Blanche Young, who attended the summer workshop, tries out one of the problems with her fourth-grade students. Later, she meets with Arthur Powell to discuss the lesson. 5 min. New Brunswick, New Jersey
Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 1. Following Children's Ideas in Mathematics
An unprecedented long-term study conducted by researchers at Rutgers University followed the development of mathematical thinking in a randomly selected group of students for 12 yearsfrom first grade through high schoolwith surprising results. In an overview of the study, we look at some of the conditions that made the students math achievement possible.,10 min Building Towers Five-HighThe Kenilworth students in the fourth grade are seen working on the Towers problem (How many different
Lighting Up the Sea
This National Geographic lesson plan explores bioluminescent organisms in the sea. In this activity, students explore the benefits of bioluminescence by conducting a simulation and viewing pictures of bioluminescent marine animals on the Web. The conclusion of the activity entails students pretending to be deep-sea divers and writing journal entries about their impressions of a bioluminescent animal they have encountered. In addition to a detailed procedure, the lesson plan includes suggestions