1.1 Introduction In many countries play is widely viewed as an effective way in which children learn, and most curriculum outlines or frameworks make some reference to play. There is reason to think, however, that the concerted focus on raising educational standards throughout the UK has resulted in an increased emphasis on adult-led learning and a loss of ground for play as a child-led learning process, particularly in the middle years of childhood (7–11 years). A further aspect highlighted by Peter
In many countries play is widely viewed as an effective way in which children learn, and most curriculum outlines or frameworks make some reference to play. There is reason to think, however, that the concerted focus on raising educational standards throughout the UK has resulted in an increased emphasis on adult-led learning and a loss of ground for play as a child-led learning process, particularly in the middle years of childhood (7–11 years).
A further aspect highlighted by Peter
The Story of Wakefield
A basic skills learning resource booklet with interactive activities designed to introduce the Wakefield Museum.
Environmental Information Various Birds Emphasis on the Robin
Description of one bird, the robin. A class play and discussion.
JANE Apps - FSF running at UMA
FSF is a wireless ad-hoc network application developed with JANE for searching and sharing files in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs). For more information, please visit: CARLINK
Cave of the Warrior
This Web site, created to complement an AMNH exhibition, looks at a rare find from the fourth millennium BCE, which was discovered in 1993 near Jericho.
The Journey Begins
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they are introduced to astronomy. The site opens with an array of mind-boggling facts shared by the director of the museum's Hayden Planetarium. It includes a link to stargazing tips and resources in "Why Can't I See More Stars?"A link to "Gravity: The Universe's Main Attraction" gives students an overview of the invisible pulling power at work throughout the universe.
Presidential Perspective- May 6, 2011
In this show, Dr. Jacobs discusses what's happening around The University of Toledo. He discusses the importance of the last week of exams, students being ambassadors of the university during the summer, the logistics of the 2011 Spring Commencement ceremony at Savage Arena, and finally the budget for the 2012 Fiscal Year.
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Shepard Fairey Mural Time Lapse -- College Lodge Dorm
Los Angeles-based street artist Shepard Fairey is part of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art's 30th Anniversary exhibition during Spoleto Festvial USA. As part of the exhibit, Fairey painted murals in five downtown Charleston locations, including the front of the College Lodge residence hall at the College of Charleston. College Lodge is a beloved dorm for students and was originally opened in 1964 as the Downtowner Motor Inn. Watch a video of the creation of all five murals: https://www.
Conversations with History - Steven W. Squyres
Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Cornell's Steve Squyres, for a discussion of the Mars Exploration Rover Mission. Reflecting on the intellectual journey that led to his role in the Mars mission, Squires reminisces about his early years, his education and his career in geology and astronomy. Discussing the role of leadership in a complex scientific project, he compares the characteristics, skill set, and work of scientists and engineers, and he describes the dynamic process that led to
The history of Minnesota's economic growth
Home today to 20 powerful Fortune 500 companies, Minnesota's remarkable economic growth over the past century is a source of pride and provides a fascinating rags-to-riches tale. What got us here and what might our past tell us about our future? University of Minnesota expert Marvin Lewis (doctoral candidate and research assistant in the Department of Geography) takes a new look at Minnesota's growth.
Harvard University's 2011 Commencement Afternoon Exercises
Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 9:45 AM Welcome to the 360th Harvard Commencement. Although Harvard's first Commencement in 1642 is more than 369 years behind us, Commencement numbering has fallen out of step as exercises were omitted for reasons ranging from war to plague. The cumulative effect is that 2011, for example, marks only the 360th Harvard Commencement. Commencement at Harvard is comprised of three components: the ceremonial Morning Exercises, during which University degrees are conferred
Listening, vocabulary: What are you going to do?
You practice your listening skills and vocabulary in relation to what you do in your free time and for sport.
"The Hot Air Show" Episode 6: May 27, 2011
This show will focus on energy subsidies and global energy markets. Panelists will discuss how energy subsidy issues impact domestic and global energy flows. Potential topics to be discussed include: What is the future of our transportation sector and energy independence? Renewable vs. permanent subsidies? Tracing the price at the pump back to energy policy - how close is the link?
Rev. Lawson: Civil Discourse & Social Change (9/13/2010) **ABRIDGED**
16-minute highlights of civil rights leader Reverend James Lawson's first lecture of his 2010-11 academic residency at CSUN. September 13, 2010. Armer Theater, Manzanita Hall. footage provided by Tony Hillbruner, Information Technology and Academic Technology edited by Jacquil Constant, University Advancement Marketing & Communications Rev. Lawson Lecture Series arranged by the Center for Civil Discourse and Social Change at Cal State Northridge © 2010 California State University, Northridge.
Rev. Lawson: Civil Discourse & Social Change (9/13/2010) **FULL VIDEO**
NOTE: The Reverend begins speaking at 13:30, following introductions by the Provost and CSUN faculty members. *** Complete, unedited video of civil rights leader Reverend James Lawson's first lecture of his 2010-11 academic residency at CSUN. September 13, 2010. Armer Theater, Manzanita Hall. *** footage provided by Tony Hillbruner, Information Technology and Academic Technology captioning arranged by Marty Soupcoff, Academic Technology Rev. Lawson Lecture Series arranged by the Center for Civi
Texas Tech Alumna Teaches Beluga Whale to Whistle at Guns Up
Tricia Dees, a Texas Tech alumna, has trained a beluga whale to whistle using a "guns up" prompt at SeaWorld San Antonio.
Spheres of Influence
Faculty at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics explain the importance of proactively examining the ethical challenges that arise in biomedical research, clinical practice and public health -- using the tools of the social sciences to produce empirical findings. Renowned bioethicist Ruth Faden, director of the Berman Institute, describes a new era in the field of bioethics, which is now addressing profound questions related to genomics, effectiveness of care, doctor-patient trust and
Coming Home -- Highlights from the 2011 Alumni Weekend
Amidst scenes from the festivities, alumni families share why Johns Hopkins and Homecoming are so special to them.
SAIS Commencement 2011 - Dean's Welcome by Jessica Einhorn
Dean's Welcome by Jessica Einhorn