Ralph Leighton entered teaching from a background in social work and involvement in community politics. He has taught for twenty five years in a range of educational settings and currently leads the PGCE(s) Citizenship team at Canterbury Christ Church University. Ralph has been involved in the production of materials used nationally to train PGCE Citizenship students, particularly relating to assessment. His published research concerns the nature of school provision of Citizenship education and
ESD Briefing Document: Chapter Two: The Politics of Sustainable Development
Education for Sustainable Development Briefing Document: Chapter Two: The Politics of Sustainable Development
Skemman is a major open access research repository based in Iceland. It combines the results from the University of Iceland and other major university and institutional repositories in Iceland offering information (and where copyright allows) access to the full text of research outputs from staff and researchers. These include monographs, journal articles, theses and research reports. All topics from the humanities, sciences and social sciences are covered with a particular emphasis upon Iceland
Aftermath in Syria
Dec. 14 - Amateur video out of Syria purports to show the body of a man on a street in Homs and a nearby ambulance unable to reach him. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Undefined Terms: Point, Line, and Plane
In Geometry, there are three undefined terms: point, line, and plane. This video describes these terms and explains how all other terms in Geometry can be defined from these three undefined terms. (3:24)
Euro crisis to hit jobs in powerhouse Germany
Sept. 27 - The job market in Europe's biggest economy shows little sign of suffering from the euro zone crisis so far. But that could change as Chancellor Merkel heads for an election year.
21H.802 Modern Latin America, 1808-Present: Revolution, Dictatorship, Democracy (MIT)
This class is a selective survey of Latin American history from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. Issues studied include Latin America in the global economy, relations between Latin America and the U.S., dictatorships and democracies in the twentieth century, African and Indigenous cultures, feminism and gender, cultural politics, revolution in Mexico, Cuba, and Central America, and Latin American identity.
Kids as Inventors
Think Big is a great child led investigative report. This episode introduces Scott Barnhill who came up with his first invention idea at the age of 9. It talks about kids as inventors as well as how ideas become actual inventions.
IPL: Cancer: the problem and the promise
Professor Parry Guilford's Inaugural Professorial Lecture. Tuesday, 29 October 2013.
Ulysses S. Gran: Overcoming Failures
Ulysses S. Grant overcomes a lifetime of failures to lead the Union Army to victory in the Civil War. This short video shows how his strategy helped win the war with his relentless methods. Quotes from Lincoln and photos help add depth to this biography.
The fascinating phenomenon of superconductivity and its potential applications have attracted the attention of scientists, engineers and businessmen. Intense research has taken place to discover new superconductors, to understand the physics that underlies the properties of superconductors, and to develop new applications for these materials. In this unit you will read about the history of superconductors, taking a brief look at their properties. You will also learn about modelling the propertie
Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Nelson W. Polsby (9/4/02)
Conversations with History Presents Faculty Research at the University of California, Berkeley A Conversation with Nelson W. Polsby Heller Professor of Political Science "Institutional Change in the U.S. Congress" This interview took place on September 4, 2002. A complete transcript is available. Nelson Polsby is the Heller Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. He was the Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies at U.C. from 1988 to 1999, and edi
Lecture 24 - 11/17/2010
Grammar Lesson 3: Plurals with 'l', Gas Stations The Boundaries of the West - Endings and Beginnings Garett Jones on Macro and Twitter The Pied Piper Belongia on the Fed Digital comic museum Introduction to Facebook
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Garett Jones of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the art of communicating economics via puzzles and short provocative insights. They discuss Jones's Twitter strategy of posting quotes and short puzzles to provoke thinking. Jones, drawing on his experience as a Senate staffer, discusses the interaction between politics and economics in the area of tax cuts and earmarks. For example, are earmarks good or bad? Jones gives an unconventional analysis. He also discus
English fairy tale revised into an animated cartoon, narrated by the beloved Edward Everett Horton. One of the fractured fairy tales featured on Jay Ward's Rocky and Bullwinkle Show (Saturday morning cartoon show). (5:34)
Michael Belongia of the University of Mississippi and former economist at the St. Louis Federal Reserve talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the inner workings, politics, and economics of the Federal Reserve. Belongia talks about the role that power and politics play in Federal Reserve decision-making and how various Fed chairs used their power to suppress dissent within the Fed that was critical of Fed policy. He argues that the Fed faces an unresolvable dilemma when asked to achieve the
Digital Comic Museum is a very large website archive of U.S. comic books known to be in the public domain. As such, it includes a wealth of high-quality scans of vintage ("Golden Age", in the terminology of comic book collectors) comics, freely available for reading. Most comics are from the 1940s and 1950s. Some newspaper comic strips are also included. Files are in the standard CBR (Comic Book Reader) format, for which Comical is possibly the best free viewer. Free registration is required to
This is my podcast of the final version which is about Facebook. It includes both my presentation and some music segments. It is of 4 minutes 26 seconds length, and I think it's not too long or too short. In the podcast I presented Facebook as a social network website, including its general information, typical audience, how does it work and its use in education. I think I foIlowed most of the instructions in "InstructionsForPreparingPodcast", while I laid my own emphases on "how does facebook w
The Boundaries of the West - Endings and Beginnings
Garett Jones on Macro and Twitter
The Pied Piper
Belongia on the Fed
Digital comic museum
Introduction to Facebook