The DCSF Research Conference 2010
The DCSF Research Conference 2010, The Use of Evidence in Policy Development and Delivery, took place at the QEII Conference Centre in London on 9 February. The day consisted of a series of addresses, followed by two workshop sessions, and a panel discussion in the afternoon. Carole Willis, Director of Research and Analysis at the DCSF, welcomed delegates, and spoke of the need to make decisions to use money for the best impact in terms of delivering better outcomes, based on evidence. A central
Sci-tutors: Scientific Enquiry: Ideas and Evidence
This article on the Sci-tutors website explores the conceptual barriers to understanding the nature of science or 'how science works'. In general many scientists and science educators do not have a clearly articulated view on the subject and it remains a disputed field. It seems clear that 'doing science' is an activity that all humans engage in to some extent and that it requires curiosity, intellectual honesty and a search for understanding, explanation and application in the contexts of obser
A Phenomenographic Investigation of Teacher Conceptions of Student Engagement in Learning
This journal article explores the meaning of the term ‘student engagement’ in learning. The article draws attention to disagreements about what counts as student engagement and contends that it means different things to different people. It highlights the fact that certain conceptions of engagement (for example, students physically participating in class activities) may not be educationally fruitful. This is because mere participation is not a guarantee that students are cognitively engaged
National Survey of Parents and Children: Family Life, Aspirations and Engagement with Learning 2008
This research report presents the findings of a national survey of a representative sample of 2572 parents with resident children aged 0-19 and 1154 children aged 10-19 in relation to providing “insights into family attitudes and dynamics...so that the relationships within the family could be explored in depth”. The report aims to aid understanding of the complex relationships between parents and their children in relation to many different views which they hold on family, education, identit
Out-of-Classroom Learning: Practical information and guidance for schools and teachers
The booklet exemplifies opportunities presented by a consortium of organisations to support young people’s experience of out-of-classroom learning. It is the basis for developing an understanding of Real World Learning where Every Child Matters (ECM) is at the heart of learning, which is fun, motivational, inclusive and achievable. There is also invaluable guidance to support teachers and organisers of these learning and teaching experiences.
Distributed web systems : past exam questions : level 3
This resource (B359 Distributed Web Systems Level 3) contains past examination questions from the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Portsmouth. From mobile phones to the Internet, our lives depend increasingly on distributed systems linking computers and other devices together in a seamless and transparent way. This unit will provide the students with the basic knowledge of the principles and practice of distributed systems necessary to develop distributed
1 Capturing the oil industry The oil industry is perhaps the archetypal globalised industry. Dominated by a few multi-national companies, it is highly centralised at the level of corporate power but, like corporations, investment and trade in the oil industry are also highly mobile. The long reach of the global oil economy is a consequence of the distance between the location of significant oil reserves and the location of the major markets for oil. The reserves of oil currently expected to last more than fifty years are
The oil industry is perhaps the archetypal globalised industry. Dominated by a few multi-national companies, it is highly centralised at the level of corporate power but, like corporations, investment and trade in the oil industry are also highly mobile. The long reach of the global oil economy is a consequence of the distance between the location of significant oil reserves and the location of the major markets for oil. The reserves of oil currently expected to last more than fifty years are
Virtual Maths - 3D shapes, area of cylinder
Interactive simulation demonstrating the formula and calculation of the area of a cylinder
Maps and plans, architects and engineers, drawings, graphs and tables: all are models we use in everyday life. This unit will introduce you to the modelling process enabling you to recognise that systems models may be used in different ways as part of a process for: improving understanding of a situation; identifying problems or formulating opportunities and supporting decision making.
Au bureau de vente de billets
This unit helps you to acquire the basic language to find your way around a French town. You will learn how to understand and give directions, ask about accommodation, book a hotel room at the tourist information office and get information about what to see and do in the local area. You will visit some museums in Avignon and buy a film for your camera. This unit also deals with telling the time and making liaisons in speech. By the end of the unit, you will feel more confident understanding and
Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Survey, Worksheet for Bigger Room
Light Intensity Survey worksheet, activity including resources, for bigger room
21F.010 Introduction to European and Latin American Fiction (MIT)
This subject serves as a broad introduction to the field of European and Latin American fiction. It is taught in an historical mannerbeginning with the first picaresque novel, Lazarillo de Tormes, and ending with contemporary European fiction. It is designed to help students acquire a general understanding of major fictional modes-from 18th century epistolary fiction, Liaisons dangereuses, to 20th century avant-garde fiction: Cosmicomicsi and Aura. Attention is paid not only to the literar
How to build a brain
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an international competition for research students to showcase their research. Students have to talk about what their research is and why it is important in plain language for three minutes, with only a single PowerPoint slide. The ANU 2014 3MT final was held on Wednesday 17 September, and 11 representatives from the University’s seven Colleges competed.
Collection of Women's History Anthology, 1826-1974
This collection concerns the historical role of the woman in the United States from Colonial to present time. The materials include photocopied manuscripts and articles from books, pamphlets, periodicals, and newspapers, together with photocopied oral interview transcripts, fables, poems, and songs.
03b - Création rapide et efficace d’un système de désambiguïsation lexicale pour une ... Sessions orales TALN 2015 – Mardi 23 juin 2015 Session Désambiguïsation Création rapide et efficace d’un système de désambiguïsation lexicale pour une langue peu dotée Mohammad Nasiruddin, Andon Tchechmedjiev, Hervé Blanchon et Didier Schwab 2012 ESCR Institute: Human Rights and the Social Determinants of Health Satellites and acid oceans How does the EU operate? Radiation Reassessed
In early November 2012, leading scholars, health practitioners, and advocates gathered for a discussion of what a human rights analysis has to offer to the dialogue about health outcomes in this country, and globally.
With climate change and the talks in Copenhagen dominating the news right now, we find out how satellites have revolutionised our understanding of climate change.
This unit will give you a basic understanding of EU law and the interaction between EU and domestic law. It will provide a brief explanation of the European Convention on Human Rights and other European legislation, as well as the background to such institutions as the European Council, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Court of Justice.
While the scientific community agrees that big doses of ionizing radiation cause serious damage to the human body, the effects of long-term, low-dose radiation are hotly contested. Some believe these minimal doses are dangerous, while others argue they are actually beneficial to human health. So, what's up with radiation? How have disasters at Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Chernobyl aided our scientific understanding of radiation?
Sessions orales TALN 2015 – Mardi 23 juin 2015
Création rapide et efficace d’un système de désambiguïsation lexicale pour une langue peu dotée
Mohammad Nasiruddin, Andon Tchechmedjiev, Hervé Blanchon et Didier Schwab
2012 ESCR Institute: Human Rights and the Social Determinants of Health
Satellites and acid oceans
How does the EU operate?