NOP - Sustainable organic teaching lab
Sustainable development needs chemical research Research and innovation are preconditions for the transformation of economic and social processes in favor of a sustainable development. Chemistry, the science and practice of the transformation of matter, is of central importance. Everyone dealing with chemistry can contribute substantially to sustainable development and holds special responsibility. Already in education the links between reactions and substances with the consumption of energy and
Distance Learning Material
The materials provided are taken from three postgraduate modules which students study as part of the School's distance learning MA degree programmes in 'Literary Linguistics', 'Applied Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching' and 'Modern English Language'. Our courses generally consist of 10 units which cover the key areas of study within particular disciplines, in conjunction with material documenting the latest developments within each field. The 'Descriptive Linguisti
The Virtual Genetics Lab
The Virtual Genetics Lab (VGL) is a simulation of transmission genetics that approximates, as closely as possible, the hypothesis-testing environment of genetics research. In this lab, students cross hypothetical creatures and examine the progeny in order to determine the mechanism of inheritance of a particular trait. As in actual research, it is not possible to 'see the answer' - the student must decide for herself when she has collected enough data to be sure of her model. The goal is to have
Basic Analysis: Introduction to Real Analysis
This free online textbook is a one semester course in basic analysis. These were my lecture notes for teaching Math 444 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in fall 2009. The course is a first course in mathematical analysis aimed at students who do not necessarily wish to continue a graduate study in mathematics. A Sample Darboux sums prerequisite for the course is a basic proof course. The course does not cover topics such as metric spaces, which a more advanced course woul
Building a global teaching profile: Showcasing Open Educational Resources at the University of Cape
This presentation was delivered November 18 2009 at the Teaching with Technology Miniconference hosted by the Centre for Educational Technology at UCT. Higher education institutions in the 21st century find themselves in a complex and often contradictory environment as many of the world's leading institutions are formulating policy to give their content away for free and are investing significant resources in establishing open content platforms while other smaller institutions are holding onto c
AP U.S. Government & Politics
The UCCP Advanced Placement (AP) US Government and Politics course is a one semester survey of American Government and Politics covering the Constitution, political beliefs, political parties, interest groups, institutions of government, public policy and civil rights. Emphasis is placed on critical and evaluative thinking skills, essay writing, and interpretation of original documents. This curriculum covers all of the material outlined by the College Board as necessary to prepare you to pass t
SkyMath: Mathematics for a Blue Planet
SkyMath is a set of middle school mathematics modules incorporating weather data. The modules require teachers and students to acquire and use current environmental and real-time weather data in ways that embrace the dynamic and uncertain natures of these data, in order to promote the teaching and learning of significant mathematics, consistent with the standards set by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The module includes 16 activities and can be incorporated as a replacement uni
The training manual can be used for the orientation of policy-makers, curriculum developers, media professionals, adult learners and the public at large. It is organized into ten sections that build on, one another to sharpen participants’ understanding of gender-biased thinking within, and all around, them.
Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future
This online multimedia teacher education programme contains 100 hours (divided into 25 modules) of professional development for use in pre-service teacher courses as well as the in-service education of teachers, curriculum developers, education policy makers, and authors of educational materials.
Action Research for Educational, Professional, and Personal Change, Fall 2007
This course covers techniques for and critical thinking about the evaluation of changes in educational practices and policies in schools, organizations, and informal contexts. Topics include quantitative and qualitative methods for design and analysis, participatory design of practices and policies, institutional learning, the wider reception or discounting of evaluations, and selected case studies, including those arising from semester-long student projects.
Epidemiological Thinking For Non-Specialists, Fall 2007
Introduction to methods and problems in research and applications where quantitative data is analyzed to reconstruct possible pathways of development of behaviors and diseases. Special attention given to social inequalities, changes over the life course, heterogeneous pathways, and controversies with implications for policy and practice. Case studies and course projects are shaped to accommodate students with interests in fields related to health, gerontology, education, psychology, sociology, a
US Patent and Trademark Kids Pages
This site invites kids to learn about inventors and intellectual property -- patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Kids can take a patent trivia quiz, read fun facts, and learn how to apply for a patent for their own inventions.
HAZ-ED - Classroom Activities for Understanding Hazardous Waste
Hazed materials can be used as part of a larger curriculum, as special stand-alone activities, or on an occasional basis to teach students about hazardous waste issues. Hazed is a compilation of interdisciplinary activities that focus on the often complicated and sometimes controversial scientific, technical, and policy issues related to hazardous waste sites and Superfund. It is designed to help students develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. It also increase
Vietnam: Escalation in Conflict
President Lyndon B. Johnson and his key foreign policy advisers made a momentous decision during the first half of 1965, weighing whether to commit large numbers of U.S. ground forces to a war then being fought on the other side of the world in Vietnam. Ultimately, in late July, the President opted to expand dramatically the U.S. commitment. That fateful decision--the closest thing to a formal decision for war in Vietnam--launched the United States on a costly, divisive, and unsuccessful war tha
Energy Country Analysis Briefs
This site contains briefs for every country in the world of interest to energy policy makers. Each brief has a narrative section, a map showing the country's location, and a section listing pertinent economic and energy data.
Agricultural Science and Policy I
Highlights of this course include: Major biological, chemical and physical components of the agricultural systems The scientific basis for understanding these systems and their management How has science influenced policies related to agriculture, food safety and environment in the United States? How have the policies evolved over time in the US? What has worked and what has not; what are the reasons and what are the consequences? Beyond science, what other factors influence policies? How do we
Agricultural Science and Policy II
Highlights of this course include: Major biological, chemical, and physical components of the agricultural systems The scientific basis for understanding these systems and their management How science has influenced policies related to agriculture, food safety, and the environment in the United States How the policies have evolved over time in the US What has worked and what has not; the reasons and the consequences What other factors influence policies beyond science How we link what we learn t
Introduction to Clinical Pain Problems
Research of the mechanisms, nature, and treatment of pain has advanced enormously in the past decade. Introduction to Clinical Pain Problems is part of the Tufts University School of Medicine Master of Science in Pain Research, Education and Policy program. The program, founded in 1999 by an anesthesiology/internist and a sociologist, meets the needs of practicing health care professionals to provide optimal pain management by offering a unique, interdisciplinary program that sets the standard f
Contemporary Biosocial Problems in America
Part of Tufts overall mission is to emphasize citizenship and public service. This course starts with the premise that understanding the social uses and misuses of biological knowledge is of particular importance for future health professionals and scientists. Specifically, developing skills in critical thinking and analysis of arguments is crucial if we are to deal rationally with value-laden and controversial topics at the intersection of biology and society.
Policy Analysis of Multi-Actor Systems
This course is about solving complex problems. Our favorite problems are not just technically complex but also characterized by the presence of many different social actors that hold conflicting interests, objectives, and perceptions and act strategically to get the best out of a problem situation. This course offers guidance for policy analysts who want to assess if and how their analysis could be of help, based on the premise that problem formulation is the cornerstone in addressing complex pr