Barry Schwartz's 'Practical Wisdom'
Swarthmore professor Barry Schwartz says rules and incentives are an "insurance policy against disaster, but [they don't] produce excellence." In his recent book, Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing, Schwartz and co-author Kenneth Sharpe, also a Swarthmore professor, say that what is needed is not more bureaucracy. Instead, society needs the Aristotelian ideal that trumps all others -- practical wisdom. Knowledge@Wharton recently sat down with Schwartz to discuss why individual
Annabelle's Wish Part 1 Christmas
This is a wonderful fiction story sharing the true meaning of Christmas. This is a wonderful resource for school and home. (15:00)
Annabelle's Wish Part 4
A poor farmer struggles to raise his orphaned grandson, who was left mute after a raging barnfire. When a beautiful little calf is born on the farm on Christ...
Reuters Today: No U.S. fiscal cliff just yet
Dec. 18 - A U.S. budget deal may be in sight as the two sides make compromises in talks to curb the deficit. Plus, Japan's new PM Abe puts the squeeze on the BoJ for more stimulus.
19.12.2012 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Mittwoch – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. *** Erstmals seit dem Amoklauf im amerikanischen Newtown hat sich die mächtige US-Waffenlobby zu dem Blutbad geäußert und sich zutiefst "schockiert" gezeigt. In einer kurzen Erklärung der einflussreichen National Rifle Association (NRA) heißt es, die Mitglieder seien tieftraurig über diese Nachricht. Die NRA versicherte, sie wolle dazu beitragen,
Understanding the environment: Learning and communication
There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact, cannot resolve the converging environmental, social and economic crises we now face. The primary aim of this free course, Understanding the environment: Learning and communication, is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldview.
First Live Giant Squid on Video Japanese scientists catch a giant squid 3,5 meters long
Japanese scientists catch a giant squid 3,5 meters long
Promo - One Minute Romanian
Hello! My name is Roxana and I'd like to welcome you to One Minute Romanian from the Radio Lingua Network. In this podcast I'm going to be teaching you the basics of Romanian. The great thing about this language course is that you'll be learning all you need to know in just 60 seconds - or thereabouts! Each one minute language lesson will equip you with just enough Romanian to help you get by in lots of situations, either on holiday, or on a business trip to Romania, or just to impress your Roma
La Cité des sciences et de l’industrie
Using the subject of science and technology in France, this unit will show you how to structure arguments, write a summary, use the subjunctive, report numbers and express wishes in French. First published on Fri, 21 Dec 2012 as La Cité des sciences
Three Extreme Climate Fixes
Hank talks about a few - maybe crazy, maybe reasonable - geo-engineering schemes that some scientists have come up with in order to "fix" climate change, incl...including designer clouds, ocean fertilization, and stratospheric shading with sulfur dioxide. (04:26)
Horen, zien, zwijgen : Fiche met spelregels Deze fiche kan je gebruiken als instructie bij het bordspel Horen, zien, zwijgen (University Games). Tijdens hoekenwerk kunnen leerlingen dan zelfstandig aan de slag.
Deze fiche kan je gebruiken als instructie bij het bordspel Horen, zien, zwijgen (University Games). Tijdens hoekenwerk kunnen leerlingen dan zelfstandig aan de slag.
Participant Information Sheet
Participant Information Sheet
Creating a green screen key using Ultra Key
Learn how to create sharp, clean keys quickly by using the Ultra Key chroma keyer in Adobe Premiere Pro.
Use of Twitter in UK Local Government (Knowledge Exchange Seminar)
Panos Panagiotopoulos discusses use of Twitter in UK local government during a seminar on quantitative methods in social media research held at the OII on 26 September 2012. Panos Panagiotopoulos presents part of a project on UK local government microblogging, a practice which has become a significant element of the public sector social media agenda. Many authorities in the UK have created Twitter accounts in an effort to update the public with frequent, concise and real-time content. The broade
Virtual Microscope for Earth Sciences
Using the virtual microscope, students will zoom, pan, and rotate specimens in variable light conditions, helping to develop their classification and identification skills without need for high cost microscopes and thin section preparation facilities. The virtual microscope may be used as a complete collection or reused and repurposed individually, since each specimen will have a unique URL. The intention is to engage and excite students in Earth science using rocks of the British Isles held in
Catholicism and Politics, Spring 2012
Catholicism and Politics poses the question, both simple and complex: How ought Catholics to think about the political order and political issues within it? The first part of the course will survey major responses to this question drawn from Church history: the early church, the medieval church, and the modern church. The second part applies these models to contemporary issues ranging among war, intervention, globalization, abortion, the death penalty, religious freedom, gender issues, and econo