Security, Privacy and Technology
New technologies allow individuals, corporations and government entities to monitor, track and identify employees, customers and the general public. This panel provides a forum to discuss security and privacy in today's global economy.
This unit looks at two topics that are of immense worldwide social, economic, ethical, and political importance – ‘addiction’ and ‘neural ageing’. You will develop a Master's level approach to the study of specific issues within these two important subject areas.
citizED Secondary Strand: Educating for real and hoped for political worlds: ways forward in develop
An article from the Citizenship Initial Teacher Training Professional Resource Network (citizED) on developing political literacy.
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
Literature Review of E-assessment
This literature review of e-assessment from Futurelab, Bristol is a 50-page booklet review of research and authoritative publications that discusses aspects of e-assessment. It is divided into four sections dealing with: the role of assessment in pedagogy; policy (and political) issues related to assessment; currents developments illustrated with exemplar; and finally a more theoretical analysis of opportunities. An important element of the review is the glossary of terms and the bibliography. T
3.1 The idea of law
Social work is a dynamic profession that is undergoing a period of significant change in Scotland. Social workers have the power to make assessments and decisions that radically alter people's lives. This unit introduces the law as it relates to social work and encourages an understanding of the context of the law in order to make sound decisions.
Equally prepared for life? How 15-year old boys and girls perform in school
This report uses data from the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) to explore gender differences in educational experiences. Student background, attitudes and characteristics are all seen to influence performance. Despite the fact that girls tend to outperform boys in school, boys are more likely to go on to earn more and hold positions of political and economic power. The authors argue that, if government policies are to aim for parity, education could be key. The rep
Learning Gender in Primary School Playgrounds: Findings from the Tomboy Identities Project
This paper was presented at Exeter University in 2006, as part of Seminar Four (Cultures, values, identities and power) of the ESRC Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) Thematic Seminar Series, Contexts, communities, networks: Mobilising learners’ resources and relationships in different domains. The study followed two classes from Year 5 through to Year 6 in two contrasting primary schools, exploring primary pupils’ outdoor play in relation to the construction of gender identitie
The Rhetoric of ICT and the New Language of Learning: a critical analysis of the use of ICT in the c
This academic paper, published in the European Educational Research Journal, is a study of how information and communication technologies (ICT) are perceived in educational settings. It seeks to establish a critical link between the political rhetoric of ICT within the Norwegian education system and what the authors refer to as a new 'language of learning' that ICT can help to facilitate.
What is Islam? (PART 3 of 4) Video discusses: What is Islam? Over the last few years there has been a tremendous amount of information being passed around about the Islam and the Muslims, but how correct is it and from what point of view is it being presented? These are some of the topics that are covered in this series of videos. First, they discuss the root of Islam. Then they discuss how the Muslims believe in Abraham, his books, the last day, the ange
Video discusses: What is Islam? Over the last few years there has been a tremendous amount of information being passed around about the Islam and the Muslims, but how correct is it and from what point of view is it being presented? These are some of the topics that are covered in this series of videos. First, they discuss the root of Islam. Then they discuss how the Muslims believe in Abraham, his books, the last day, the ange
What is Islam? (PART 4 Final) Video discusses: What is Islam? Over the last few years there has been a tremendous amount of information being passed around about the Islam and the Muslims, but how correct is it and from what point of view is it being presented? These are some of the topics that are covered in this series of videos. First, they discuss the root of Islam. Then they discuss how the Muslims believe in Abraham, his books, the last day, the ange
ALPS Competency in Practice Assessment (CIPA) Tool
One of the key aims of ALPS is to improve the assessment of competence in practice across 16 professions, increasing the confidence of new graduates and their employers. The CIPA tool has been developed to establish measures of new graduate confidence in their ability across a number of areas of professional competence. Initially it is being piloted as a self-rating tool with new graduates with the intention of extending its use by employers of new graduates. The tool offers a way of establishin
Equality in an Era of Responsibility
John Roemer, Professor of Political Science and Economics at Yale University, explores the historical formulations of responsibility in egalitarian theory, and argues for a more direct and non-contractarian approach to its integration.
Chasing Rivers, Part 1: The Colorado
National Geographic Freshwater Hero Pete McBride paddled and hiked the length of the Colorado River Delta, photographing and filming an unprecedented conservation success—the mighty river's triumphant, albeit temporary, return to the sea. (22:49)
Deporte y Acción Tutorial (2015)
“No se puede enseñar nada a un hombre…sólo se le puede ayudar a encontrar la respuesta dentro de sí mismo” (Galileo Galilei). La finalidad general de la asignatura es la de entender la acción tutorial como un elemento fundamental de guía para el alumno, deportista, practicante de actividad física, etc. La tutoría es una parte central en los procesos de toma de decisiones y de enseñanza y aprendizaje. Por otro lado, es clave para conseguir un pensamiento racional, tomando como base
Juan Gris's The Man at the Café
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Two Birds with One Stone: A Rabies Virus-based Vaccine against Filoviruses
The identification of vaccination strategies to combat filovirus infections remains an important pursuit. The use of an established, safe vaccine platform based on rabies virus (RABV) may simplify the development and application of a vaccine that protects against different diseases like Ebola and rabies. The presentation will give an update on the development of the RABV-EBOV vaccine but also present an overview on the importance of rabies, which is a neglected infectious disease claiming more t
An Evening with Wim Wenders and Peter Handke
On March 4, 2015, filmmaker Wim Wenders and his longtime collaborator and Austrian author, Peter Handke spoke with Ian Buruma, recounting their inspirations, childhoods and visiting America for the first time. MoMA Film's retrospective of Wim Wenders continues through March 17, 2015. For more information and screening details, visit: http://bit.ly/1B7Pc54
21H.405J The Ancient City (MIT)
This course focuses on the archaeology of the Greek and Roman city. It investigates the relationship between urban architecture and the political, social, and economic role of cities in the Greek and Roman world, by analyzing a range of archaeological and literary evidence relevant to the use of space in Greek and Roman cities (e.g. Athens, Paestum, Rome, Pompeii) and a range of theoretical frameworks for the study of ancient urbanism.