2.1 Common sense and social problems This concern with social construction may seem troubling or even a distraction from the real business of studying social problems. However, it is built on one of the starting points of the social scientific approach, namely that in order to study society we must distance ourselves from what we already know about it. We need to become ‘strangers’ in a world that is familiar. The defining characteristic of a ‘stranger’ is that she or he does not know those things which we take
This concern with social construction may seem troubling or even a distraction from the real business of studying social problems. However, it is built on one of the starting points of the social scientific approach, namely that in order to study society we must distance ourselves from what we already know about it. We need to become ‘strangers’ in a world that is familiar. The defining characteristic of a ‘stranger’ is that she or he does not know those things which we take
Final report: New worship complex for the Christian Church at Cogan Station
The Christian Church at Cogan Stations is a moderately sized congregation that is located ten miles northwest of Williamsport, PA. Situated on the side of a mountain, the church is located on a large terraced site with views of the surrounding mountainous terrain. The church has approached Quadra Engineering to design a new, multi-purpose facility for their growing congregation. Our team has proposed constructing a new fifty-five thousand square foot building adjacent to the existing church, and
Hydrophone spatial averaging corrections from 1 to 100 MHz
The purpose of this work was to develop and experimentally verify a set of robust and readily applicable spatial averaging models to account for ultrasonic hydrophone probe's finite aperture in acoustic field measurements in the frequency range 1 - 100 MHz. Electronically and mechanically focused acoustic sources of different geometries were considered. The geometrics included single element circular sources and rectangular shape tranducers that were representative of ultrasound imaging arrays u
A team of noted Egyptologists, educators, architects, and technologists were brought together to develop learning resources related to the Temple at Karnak in Egypt. The project had three primary goals: (1) to assemble databases of information related to Karnak, (2) build an interactive computer model of the site, and (3) create a series of resources using the model and databases that are available online free-of-charge through this website and can be easily used for undergraduate education.
Why Can't Fashion Designers Own Their Designs?
In her presentation "Why Can't Fashion Designers Own Their Designs?" Johanna Blakley, deputy director of the Norman Lear Center at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, explains the ins and outs of copyright and intellectual property protection in the world of fashion. Blakely, who researches global entertainment, cultural diplomacy, celebrity culture, digital media and intellectual property law, has held a variety of positions within the high-tech industry, including one as W
Inauguration of C. L. Max Nikias
C. L. Max Nikias was inaugurated as USC's eleventh president an on Oct. 15, 2010. The ceremony, which drew an audience of 7,500 to Alumni Park, included the announcement of two separate gifts of $50 million to the university. The keynote presentation was made by John Hood, former vice chancellor of Oxford University. Other speakers included: Edward P. Roski Jr., chairman of the USC Board of Trustees; USC trustee Ming Hsieh '84; Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; and Henry Yang, chancellor o
Alumni - Thoughts on Entering the IT Field
ITK alumni offer their thoughts on how well a career in the IT field has served them.
Elon Spotlight: Paul Castro
Professional screenwriter Paul Castro joined the School of Communications faculty this year as a visiting professor in cinema. Video by Sean Glynn
UM researchers Scott Knight and Rich Lizotte have started a new research project at the Ole Miss Field Station that involves building artificial streams to simulate Delta wetlands. The research is examining the oxygen content of the water and soil. Learn more about the project by watching the video. Video by Tobie Baker.
Lecture 16 - 11/18/2010
Magical Nature Journey - The Forest
Magical Nature Journey DVD is an innovative learning experience for your child inspired by perhaps the wisest parent of them all - Mother Nature. This is the 'Forest' section from the video. A diverse range of patterns, shapes, colors, textures and sounds found exclusively in nature are utilized in a gentle and soothing way to help enhance the development of your baby's brain. Exciting close encounters with a wealth of wonderful animal and plant life and multiple color, counting and naming seque
Toyota pushes green pedal
Toyota lays out major expansion plans for its eco-vehicle line up, including a plug-in, an electric car and a commercial hydrogen fuel-cell auto.
Improving Literacy of Low-Achieving Pupils (March 2001)
A report on a project to devise teaching strategies to improve the literacy of low-achieving pupils at Key Stage 2
Raising Achievement in Writing through Action Research: The Croydon Writing Project (1999-2000)
This is a write-up of action research to raise standards in writing at Key Stages 0, 1 and 2. The project involved 22 teachers working with 523 pupils.
Supporting pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD) in mainstream primary schools: a
This is a systematic review using the eppi protocol that updated an earlier review on the effectiveness of strategies for supporting children with EBD in mainstream classes in primary schools and extended the scope to include how teachers and trainee teachers could be supported.
4.3 Summary In this section we have tried to sketch some of the main lines of division in social constructions of social issues. The distinction between the natural and the social in constructing the causes that underlie social issues is a profound and recurrent one. A ‘social’ orientation involves the construction of social causes and conditions as the explanations for social issues. However, it is also important to bear in mind that such an orientation will itself be complicated by differences
In this section we have tried to sketch some of the main lines of division in social constructions of social issues. The distinction between the natural and the social in constructing the causes that underlie social issues is a profound and recurrent one. A ‘social’ orientation involves the construction of social causes and conditions as the explanations for social issues. However, it is also important to bear in mind that such an orientation will itself be complicated by differences
Negotiation: Beyond the Mask
Alberto Vollmer, Chairman and CEO of Rum Santa Teresa in Venezuela, talks Nov. 16, 2010, at Thunderbird School of Global Management about cross-cultural negotiation. http://knowledgenetwork.thunderbird.edu/research/
How to fix America's deficit
Like finding coins beneath the sofa cushions
Computer Games and Simulations for Investigation and Education, Spring 2005
Project-based subject in which students from multiple disciplines are encouraged to develop and investigate systems and ideas from their fields of study as they explore the process of building and testing models and simulations. Explores various modeling software packages, criteria for developing the most appropriate simulation for a given situation, and methods for evaluating the success and utility of models. Students with an education focus consider what and how people learn from simulations,
La ricerca-azione a scuola e l'apprendimento collaborativo.
La metodologia dell'azione formativa è caratterizzata dalla partecipazione attiva degli studenti, in un'ottica di sperimentazione e di innovazione didattica.,The methodology of the training act is characterized by the active partecipation of students, what implies a vision of experimentation and didactics innovation.,Istituzione universitaria di secondo e terzo livello (ciclo II e III) per la formazione degli insegnanti e/o dei formatori,Spiegare,Illustrare,Alta formazione universitaria (second