Ian Scoones interviewed by the BBC on Zimbabwe's land reform ten years on: new study dispels the myt
A major new study published by IDS this week asks what has happened in the ten years since large areas of Zimbabwe's commercial farm land were invaded by land-hungry villagers - and it challenges the view that land reform was an unmitigated disaster.
The Bill of Rights
Do you know your rights? Professor of Law Henry Chambers explains the lasting wisdom of the Constitution's first 10 amendments.Author(s):
Fear and Memory
Dr. Karim Nader is a professor of Psychology, William Dawson Scholar, Alfred P. Sloan Fellow and CIHR New Investigator. His work on memory manipulation could revolutionize treatment of disorders from post traumatic stress syndrome to drug addiction.
Duke University Researchers Win $1 Million Jacobs Prize
Duke University professors Terrie Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi are honored for their research in adolescent psychology.
Developing and Learning with Distributed Internet-based Performance Support Environment for Individu
This demonstration presents DIPSEIL Environment its methodology, functionality, workflow model and its interface in an example. We start with the description of developed Learning Objects for Internet-based Performance Support Systems with Educational Elements IPSS_EE_LOs. Then we present how IPSS_EE_LOs can be created and used in DIPSEIL for the development of Telecommunication Systems course.
Peer Review of Teaching - Course Portfolio
In this course portfolio, Dan Bernstein reports on changes he has made over three semesters in a psychology course on learning. He has succeeded in getting more students to achieve higher levels of understanding by changing the assessment from short abstract essay questions to problems that asked students to apply concepts in new contexts, and providing web-based opportunities for students to identify what makes some answers better than others. The portfolio includes examples of the assessments
Workshop 3: Learning to Share Perspectives
With Dr. Carne Barnett. Often teachers complain that they do not have ample opportunity to talk with colleagues about their students’ mathematical reasoning. In this workshop, you will learn about professional development based on the discussion of cases in mathematics teaching. Dr. Barnett describes this case approach, and a long-term teacher group is shown
Historical justifications for the institution of slavery
Dr. Stephen L. Chorover of the MIT Psychology Department talks about the medical community in the 1850's, and the means by which it justified slavery.
UCSD Organic Lab: Recrystallization
Demonstration of lab procedures for recrystallization. For further details about UCSD Professor Haim Weizman's organic lab and classes please visit: http://chem-courses.ucsd.edu/CoursePages/Uglabs/143A_Weizman/
Effectively Representing Educational Experience
Students earning their Masters of Education (M. Ed.) in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology and Special Education created professional e-portfolios, using these portfolios to serve as a final summary of their work and sometimes as part of a professional package that could be shared with employers.
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
EEE 370 is an introductory course intended to provide students with a solid foundation in terms of the vital role played by entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the 21st century global economy. In a sense, this is the cornerstone course, which is complemented at the end of your program with the capstone business plan course. During this semester, we will assess, explore, critique, and celebrate the phenomenon of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is approached as a way of thinking and acting, a
Inclusive Education Units
Resources include a guide proposing six programmes for parents, teachers and community workers dealing with deaf children in their everyday life; units to help teachers who already have children with ‘special needs’ in their classes and teachers who have limited experience of such children. There is also a specialized booklet intended to help teachers, school administrators, and education officials to effectively manage students in the classroom by giving non-violent ways to deal with behavi
Organic Chemistry I
An intensive survey of structure, reactions and synthesis of the main classes of organic compounds. Laboratory illustrates the preparation, purification and identification of organic compounds by classical and instrumental methods.
Organic Chemistry II
An intensive survey of structure, reactions and synthesis of the main classes of organic compounds. Laboratory illustrates the preparation, purification, and identification of organic compounds by classical and instrumental methods.
ABC's of Nuclear Science and Technology
Introduces the object that contains almost all of the mass in the universe, the atomic nucleus. Antimatter, beta rays, fission and fusion, the structure of the atomic nucleus, how elements on the earth were produced, how we use the nucleus in every day life, and the effects of radiation in the environment are among the topics. The site includes nearly a dozen experiments that can be done in chemistry and physics classes, along with A Teacher's Guide to the Nuclear Science and Technology Wall Cha
Wimpy Radar Antenna
Students will reinforce an antenna tower made from foam insulation, so that it will withstand a 480 N-cm bending moment (torque) and a 280 N-cm twisting moment (torque) with minimal deflection. One class will be used to discuss the problem, run the initial bending and torsion tests and graph the results. The following classes will be used for design and construction of a sturdier tower, its testing and graphing of the results.
Thematic Poetry Videos
Overview: Youth literacy can be promoted by leveraging youth culture, such as rap/music videos. By merging sound and visual imagery with text, a poetry writing task can be transformed into a multi-media video assignment. English teachers with access to a computer lab equipped with video editing software (e.g. i-Movie) can carry this out with their classes. Alternatively, English and computer lab teachers can collaborate to have their students produce thematic poetry videos as the culminating act
Romantic Circles High School
This is a real-time multi-user environment that includes online classrooms designed and occupied by classes across the country, a library of Romantic electronic texts, a teachers' lounge, and shared spaces for special events and social interaction. The class is meeting inside Villa Diodati, the house that Lord Byron rented in the summer of 1816 and that served as the impetus for Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
Maths Test I for Grade 10
A 75 question module suitable for grade 10 maths classes. Individual quizzes consist of 25 questions drawn at random from the full set. Quizzes carry a 10 minute time limit.
Pathophysiology of Systolic Heart Failure
Defines heart failure. Differentiates between systolic and diastolic heart failure, emphasizing systolic heart failure. Defines cardiac output and stroke volume. The module contains the following levels: Defining Heart Failure Systolic versus Diastolic Heart Failure Systolic Heart Failure Preload versus Afterload CHEM7 and CBC Review Cardiac Contractility Compensatory Mechanisms within Heart Failure Compensatory Neurohormones within Heart Failure Precipitating and Aggravating Factors Signs and S