Art Institute of Chicago Musecast: October 2007
1. Exhibition Focus: Curator Douglas Druick speaks about Jasper Johns: Gray.
2. American Perspectives: Poet Quraysh Ali Lansana speaks about his work and a painting by Horace Pippen.
3. Art Institute in the Community: Teen Lab participants create their own art inspired by works in the collection.
4. What's News: As the Modern Wing takes shape, galleries throughout the museum are being renovated and reinstalled.
Learning in the laboratory: an interactional, factual and conceptual experience.
When the teacher acts in a particular way, how does the student probably experience his act? What is the nature of these experiences and how teachers may influence them? Our starting point was a three-dimensional model (subject, object, project) defining three domains of experience: the interactional, perceptual domain, the conceptual, mental domain and the factual, concrete domain. We adapted this theoretical framework to the context of learning in the laboratory. It is assumed that all three d
SelMa - Self-guided Learning in Teaching Mathematics
In the project ``Self-guided Learning in Teaching Mathematics - SEC II'' (SelMa), five authoring schools are working out scenarios, media and materials for phases of self-guided learning, which will be tested systematically by 10 trial schools with regard to their everyday suitability. In this paper three approaches to such learning arrangements (independent learning centre, jigsaw classroom and learning at stations) are being outlined and relevant experiences are being made available. Learning
Evaluation of educational software regarding its suitability to assist the laboratory teaching of el
The present research effort is aimed at investigating of students perceptions relating to the criteria they themselves would choose in order to select amongst various similar software packages, with the aim of selecting the one most suitable to assist them in their study of electric circuits. For the purpose of the present study, software simulating electrical circuits was deliberately selected. This was precisely because electricity experiments are simple enough to be constructed in a school-
Δραστηριότητες Μοντελοποίησης με χρήση Η/Υ στη Βθμια
Η εργασία αυτή επιχειρεί να αναδείξει την επιστημολογική αξία των μοντέλων, το
ρόλο των Η/Υ στη σύγχρονη επιστημονική μοντελοποίηση και τις δυνατότητες διδακτικής
αξιοποίησής τους. Σημειώνεται η έλλειψη σαφούς ανάδειξης της έννοιας του μοντέλου στη
διδασκαλία των θετικώ
Antarctica as an Educational Resource
As an educational resource, Antarctica is extremely broad in scope with the potential to contribute to a number of study areas, from the sciences to history, sociology, and politics. Authored by molecular biologist Clive Evans at the University of Auckland, this Web site provides a convenient resource for introducing Antarctica into the classroom and could be adapted for a range of grade levels. Luckily for life science educators, the site focuses primarily on Antarctic biology, adaptation, huma
L'Algebrista: un manipolatore simbolico elementare
Presentazione di un nuovo software didattico per l’introduzione degli allievi all’algebra. L’idea di base è quella di costruire un micromondo nel quale le attività di manipolazione simbolica corrispondano alle attività di deduzione all’interno di una teoria. L’ipotesi didattica vede tale micromondo come possibile mediatore del significato di teoria ed in particolare di dimostrazione.
A symbolic manipulator to introduce pupils to algebra theory
Within the theoretical framework of Vygotsky's theory, the paper presents a new algebra software. The main features of the software are described and their potentialities are discussed. According to the Vygotskian theory, expressions and commands may be thought as external signs of the Algebraic theory, and as such, they may become instruments of semiotic mediation: In other terms they can be used by the teacher, in the concrete realisation of classroom activity, according to the motive of intr
14-19 and Digital Technologies: A review of research and projects
The 14-19 debate goes to the heart of a number of core questions: What is education for? Who should benefit? What attributes do we value and need in our young people as workers, as learners? Where does learning happen? What role should young people themselves play in shaping their education? By outlining the key issues in these debates and reviewing the evidence, the authors of this review map out a framework within which we can create a coherent strategy for the design and use of digital techno
A Georgia Sharecropper's Story of Forced Labor ca. 1900
At the turn of the century the group of black women most subject to sexual exploitation and abuse were those who lived under the system of quasi-slavery known as "peonage."Under contract labor laws, which existed in almost every southern state, a laborer who signed a contract and then quit his or her job could be arrested. The horrors of this system of forced labor (as well as the equally horrific system of convict labor) are detailed in this stark, turn-of-the-century personal account of life u
How internal and external scripts guide argumentative knowledge construction in a web-based collabor
Collaboration scripts are a powerful means to improve collaborative inquiry learning. More
specifically, they can be designed to support argumentative knowledge construction, a core
activity in inquiry learning. However, not only externally induced collaboration scripts but
also the learners’ internal scripts on collaborative argumentative knowledge construction
influence the way they argue with scientific concepts and evidence, thereby affecting what
kind of knowledge is acquired during colla
Luge athletes displeased with controversial ad
Controversial public service announcemnt aims to cricise Russian stance on gay rights. Julie Noce reports.
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Utopian Hope and Apocalyptic Religion
Editor's note: The original event recording started slightly after the beginning of the introduction by Professor Lord Meghnad Desai. Where does the utopian impulse in politics originate, and does it have a future? John Gray argues that though they often claimed to be rooted in a scientific analysis of history and society the revolutionary political movements of the past were informed by a utopian vision which derives from religion. Is the age of secular utopianism over, and if so how will relig
"The Talibanization of South Asia: Can it Be Stopped?" (video)
A talk by Pervez Hoodbhoy, Department of Physics, Quaid-e-Azama University. Dr. Hoodbhoy received his bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics, master's in solid state physics, and Ph.D in nuclear physics, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been a faculty member at the Department of Physics, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad since 1973. He is cha
Prudhoe Castle N100391
PRUDHOE CASTLE, Northumberland. View of the Norman gatehouse with 14th century battlements.
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