State power and social innovation
For many social entrepreneurs governments are a crucial source of income, but also a barrier to action because of their perceived inability to innovate and change. Yet most academics, commentators, and social activists recognise that genuine systemic global change requires institutional and political entrepreneurship. This panel will explore examples of state social entrepreneurship and will consider the question: to what extent is government the best solution or the biggest problem to addressin
The Skoll World Forum 2009 - Opening Plenary
The Skoll World Forum 2009 - The Opening Plenary - held at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford Musical Performance – Taiko Meantime, An enthralling show combining traditional Japanese rhythms and techniques with eclectic, original compositions Opening Remarks – Stephan Chambers, Chairman, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Welcome – Jeff Skoll, Founder and Chairman, Skoll Foundation and Participant Media The Power Paradox – Roger L. Martin, Dean, Rotman School of Management, Universi
Corporate leadership for change
Fascination with leadership is growing daily, fuelled by global complexity, free-falling capital markets, conflict and growing environmental and social deterioration. Key business leaders will discuss the kind of leadership required in the face of accentuated resource scarcity, more pervasive need and highly uncertain prospects. They will explore the excitement and challenges of operating through networked approaches that eschew traditional “command and control” models for a more “viral mo
Engaging and competing in commercial markets
Practitioners Showcase: An increasing number of social entrepreneurs, in partnership with commercial players, are establishing high impact, sustainable enterprises. An increasing number of social entrepreneurs, in partnership with commercial players, are establishing high impact, sustainable enterprises by tapping into the growing global consumer interest in environmentally sound, fair trade goods and services. Three innovative social entrepreneurs will talk about how they successfully educate c
Yoga Retreat Transforms Lives
Supported by the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program (DCPSP), the Pink Ribbon Yoga Retreat helps breast cancer survivors build a sense of community, get back in touch with their own bodies, and develop self-care skills. Each year 30 or so survivors attend the four-day retreat, held on and around the beach at Pine Knoll Shores, NC. Now in its 10th year, the retreat was founded by breast cancer survivor and DCPSP board member Jean Costa.
Water Enterprise Forum: Ecosystem services
Eamonn Molloy, Saïd Business School, talks on 'Ecosystem services' as part of the Water Enterprise Forum on the 27 May 2009.
Week 6 - "The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Failed States"
"The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Failed States: Somalia, State Collapse and the Global War on Terror" A paper presented during the weekly Colloquium Over recent decades, several states have experienced mounting difficulties in fulfilling classic state-functions such as guaranteeing territorial integrity and law and order. Since 11 September 2001, this phenomenon has been particularly associated with terrorism, trans-border criminality and global instability. Through analysis of America's Somalia
NASA CONNECT Water Below the Surface of Mars
In NASA CONNECT Water Below the Surface of Mars, students learn how geometry, geometric shapes, and navigation are used to explore Mars. They also learn how NASA researchers collect, analyze, and interpret the data collected from exploration to develop theories about the existence of water and life on Mars. Grades 4-8.
NASA CONNECT Measurement, Ratios, and Graphing: 3,2,1. . . Crash!
In NASA CONNECT 3,2,1 . . . Crash! NASA engineers make predictions and draw conclusions about aircraft safety by crashing planes, skidding tires, and blasting water. Learn about the history of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and discover how NASA Langley Research Center improves aircraft performance and safety. Grades 5-8.
NASA CONNECT Geometry of Exploration: Eyes Over Mars
In NASA CONNECT Geometry of Exploration: Eyes Over Mars, students examine how the principles of geometry and linear and angular measurements are used to survey and map the Earth and other planets. A surveyor explains how locations like football or soccer fields and describes the tools and techniques used. Students also learn how NASA researchers use geometric shapes to navigate spacecraft to Mars and how satellites, like the Mars Global Surveyor, and the principles of geometry, are used to deter
Creative enterprise in west Yorkshire Arts organisations
This report describes and theorises the findings of a workshop discussion, commissioned by WYLLN, into the views of arts organizations on the challenges they face in becoming more enterprising and less grant dependent.
Water: The Flow of Women's Work
helps students compare the division of labor around water-related work in their own homes to families in rural Lesotho to gain an understanding of the multiple factors influencing gender role formation.
Water Safari, A Journey of Life
invites students on a virtual safari through African countries using the Water in Africa Web site. They can then create a water journal that demonstrates how water affects the cultural and physical features of each location.
Precious Drops: The Value of Water
offers students the chance to learn the value of water by reading stories by Peace Corps Volunteers in Kenya and Ghana. They compare their own community to what they learn from reading.
Bringing Water to a Lesotho Village
invites students to conduct research and then simulate a Lesotho village water committee that is designing a water supply system to improve living and health conditions.
Looking at Learning...Again, Part 1: Workshop 8. The International Picture
This workshop offers an opportunity to investigate various aspects of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), other than the test scores themselves. Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology William Schmidt presents differences in curricula, textbooks, and teaching practices around the world, and a group of community members discuss how the TIMSS results reflect societal and cultural values.,Dr. William Schmidt introduces the nature of education in this country by
ASSIMILATE project - exploring assessment at Masters level
Key things about assessment - exploring assessment at Masters degree level in the UK and internationally. Assessment driving learning -Assessment is the major driving force on learning for most students. If assessment is well-designed, there are positive effects on how students go about their learning. Global literature has confirmed this over the last 30 years. (Boud, Mentkowski, Knight and Yorke and many others). -The design of assessment shapes students patterns of studying (marks as m
The Literature Review Survival Guide 2013 The Tough Get Growing: How to Succeed in a Down Economy 2.8 End of unit question
Stay calm, stick with your vision and business fundamentals, and you’ll survive and perhaps even thrive in rough economic times, counsel these entrepreneurial aces. In a conversation with the Kauffman Foundation’s Bo Fishback, panelists reflect on their experiences bringing novel tech products to market and new compan
Climate change is a key issue on today’s social and political agenda. This unit explores the basic science that underpins climate change and global warming.
The Tough Get Growing: How to Succeed in a Down Economy
2.8 End of unit question