Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,This video segment is helpful in showing how th einterviewer uses the phenomenon of the Hawaiian Islands formation to probe for the student's ideas about volcanoes and how volcanoes form land masses such as the islands. She draws a picture to explain her idea and then draws a different picture. The interviewer uses this to probe further by asking her why she changed her mind. He also tries to get her to think abo
A die is rolled four times and students place each digit in a 2x2 grid, representing two 2-digit numbers. Students can then add or subtract with the goal of getting as close to 40 as possible. Students analyze the game to find a winning strategy that considers probability and basic number theory.
Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science: Session 5. Variation, Adaptation, and Natural Selectio
What causes variation among a population of living things? How can variation in one generation influence the next generation? In this session, variation in a population will be examined as the raw material upon which natural selection acts.,Students use B. rappa to study plant variation in height. The questions posed to students are, "What causes the variation in plant height? What are some advantages of tall and short plants?" The students collect data and look at the mean, mode, etc.
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.,Professional development activity for viewers to think about, write down a
Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 4: Thinking Like a Mathematician
What does a mathematician do? What does it mean to think like a mathematician? This program parallels what a mathematician does in real life with the creative thinking of students.,Revisiting Problems After Five Years - Kenilworth 10th graders reexamine the same problem they had last seen in the fifth gradethe Pizza problem. One student, Michael, uses the binary number system to his advantage.
Classics 170A: Religion & Law in Ancient Greece
In this course we will study ancient Greek religion from Bronze Age to Hellenistic times by investigating relevant literary accounts and the archaeology of the sacred space. The special themes will be festivals and rituals, gender and religion. We will study ancient religion from an anthropological perspective analyzing ritual tradition in its socio-cultural context. The second half of the course will focus on the relation between religion and law, and the regulations that codify religious pract
Ethics and Sustainability
Ethics and Sustainability, a lecture delivered by UCI Professor Richard A. Matthew on February 16, 2010. Global environmental change poses significant challenges to human welfare and security. This is not simply a technical matter to be resolved through innovation and adaptation, but one that also involves ethical reflection and practice. Progress on investigating the ethical dimensions of environmental change has been slow for two key reasons. First, so much environmentalism cloaks itself in
Artificial Intelligence: Machine Learning
This course provides a broad introduction to machine learning and statistical pattern recognition. Topics include: supervised learning (generative/discriminative learning, parametric/non-parametric learning, neural networks, support vector machines); unsupervised learning (clustering, dimensionality reduction, kernel methods); learning theory (bias/variance tradeoffs; VC theory; large margins); reinforcement learning and adaptive control. The course will also discuss recent applications of machi
Money and Banking
The financial crisis of 2007-8 has already revolutionized institutions, markets, and regulation. Wright and Quadrini's Money and Banking captures those revolutionary changes and packages them in a way that engages undergraduates enrolled in Money and Banking and Financial Institutions and Markets courses. Minimal mathematics, accessible language, and a student-oriented tone ease readers into complex subjects like money, interest rates, banking, asymmetric information, financial crises and regul
Fundamentals of Income Tax Theory and Practice
This book is for an undergraduate income tax course where objectives include learning tax concepts and how to prepare income tax returns. Fundamentals of Income Tax Theory and Practice is developed to provide students with both the conceptual and practical information needed for a sound understanding of individual income tax at a reasonable cost. The text uses the latest information available from the Internal Revenue Service and combines it with background, conceptual information, and pedagogy
A Matter of Access: NIAD
SPARK looks in on Mike Starosky and his fellow artists in the NIAD day program as they find new forms of expression, independence and dignity through this award winning program. This Educator Guide addresses the notion of "outsider art" and "art of the insane" amidst the larger question of artistic practice.
The monosaccharide browser allows you to view space filling Fischer projections of monosaccharides. You can edit the structure and discover the correct name or you can select names from the classified index to discover the structure. The structure can be edited by choosing between aldose/ketose, number of carbon atoms between 3 and 6 and by clicking on carbon atoms to alter chirality. The Monosaccharide Browser can be used as a study aid in various ways. •Make a random monosaccharide by clic
The Nile of New England
What were the distinguishing characteristics of the people of the Deerfield and their relationship with the land as illustrated through changes in lifestyles, economy, and governance? This curriculum is a semester-long course and is comprised of three units: 1. The Colonial Period 1680 – 1720 2. The Federal Period 1780-1820 3. The Progressive Era 1880-1920 Features of the Course: • The course features an inquiry-based curriculum, based on constructivist learning theory. • Students will le
The Joy of Consent
Six colorful banners lining Locust Walk in the center of the University of Pennsylvania campus were designed to get people to talking about "consent." Created by Charles Hall, an artist and former advertising executive, and Eric Larkin, the banners featured provocative slogans designed to raise awareness about "consent" as it relates to a sexual relationship and to get people talking about the issue. Adolescents and young adults are at the highest risk of a sexual assault, compared with other p
GIPCA Great Texts / Big Questions Public Lectures 2009
GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions popular lecture series provides an opportunity to hear leading intellectuals discuss one of life's big questions or a significant book or artwork. All of the lectures from 2009 were recorded and are now available online. Below is a brief summary of each talk. Follow the link above to the download page for the mp3 lectures. On Thursday 13 August AIDS activist Zackie Achmat will give a free public lecture on "The Communist Manifesto" by Karl Marx and "The Gettysburg
Occupation Focused Conceptual Frameworks
Conceptual frameworks module focused on occupational therapy practice and understanding OT-focused theories for third year OT students. Conceptual frameworks module focused on occupational therapy practice and understanding OT-focused theories for third year OT students. Conceptual frameworks are the core concepts of occupational therapy thinking used in practice by occupational therapy students, therapists and scientists. This module is a continuation of what students have covered in second
Conceptions en santé animale et tutorat assisté par ordinateur
Le travail présenté a été effectué dans le cadre de la validation d'un système expert en santé animal développée par l'INRA. Les conceptions d'éleveurs sont analysées en situation de résolution de problème en élevage porcin afin de les confronter avec celles formalisées dans le système expert porcidact.
Computer science is the study of computational systems and their use in representing important problems in science and society. Major topics include computational science, software systems, network systems, theory of computation, machine learning, and human-computer interaction.
Reading for Philosophical Inquiry
In this introduction to philosophical thinking, we will read some essays specially chosen from four main areas of interest: (1) the philosophy of life, (2) the philosophy of religion, (3) ethics, and (4) metaphysics and theory of knowledge. Although our approach is not comprehensive, it is reasonably representative of some of the more significant areas of philosophical inquiry. The readings are intended to illustrate the interrelations between these subject areas of philosophy and, as well, to p
Individual and Corporate Social Responsibility
This is the third annual Coase-Phillips lecture, hosted jointly by Economica and the Department of Economics. Jean Tirole is one of the world's most eminent economists working in the fields of industrial organisation, finance and game theory.