Climate change; a contemporary and geological perspective
The files in this archive are the core teaching component of the Masters-level module ‘Global Climate Cycles’ providing a “hands-on” approach to understanding the keyconcepts, numerical methods, and interpretation of climate related research across the geological past (focussing on the Cenozoic). The module comprises 22 Powerpoint lectures and a number of practicals. It is delivered as a short intensive (3 week) course to an audience of MSc and Integrated masters students. The init
Climate change: a contemporary and geological perspective: introduction
Climate change: a contemporary and geological perspective: introduction - Jim Andrews Keywords:climate change
Understanding IQ Testing and Special Programming for Advanced Learners This seminar outlines the benefits and limitations of IQ testing, compares various score profiles, and demonstrates how to use testing data in educational planning. Both in-school and outside gifted programming options will be considered. David Palmer, Ph.D., is an educational psychologist specializing in GATE testing, IQ testing for educational planning, and learning disability assessment and consultation. He also directs the Palmer Learning Center in Orange County, California.
This seminar outlines the benefits and limitations of IQ testing, compares various score profiles, and demonstrates how to use testing data in educational planning. Both in-school and outside gifted programming options will be considered.
David Palmer, Ph.D., is an educational psychologist specializing in GATE testing, IQ testing for educational planning, and learning disability assessment and consultation. He also directs the Palmer Learning Center in Orange County, California.
21M.380 Music and Technology (Contemporary History and Aesthetics) (MIT)
This course is an investigation into the history and aesthetics of music and technology as deployed in experimental and popular musics from the 19th century to the present. Through original research, creative hands-on projects, readings, and lectures, the following topics will be explored. The history of radio, audio recording, and the recording studio, as well as the development of musique concrète and early electronic instruments. The creation and extension of musical interfaces by composers
The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil
Perhaps no one comprehends the roots of depravity and cruelty better than Philip Zimbardo. He is renowned for such research as the Stanford Prison Experiment, which demonstrated how, in the right circumstances, ordinary people can swiftly become amoral monsters. Evil is not so much inherent in individuals, Zimbardo showed, but e
Transportation in Contemporary Society: A Complex Systems Approach
In the nineteen fifties and sixties, students of transportation focused on building infrastructure and applied lessons from the physical sciences to designing mobility. Mobility was facilely linked to the engines of economic growth and expanding GDP. In time, that perspective was replaced by a focus on transportation systems and
OAW09: 2 - Oxford's Contemporary Women Writers
In this session, celebrated Oxford novelists Joanna Trollope and Francesca Kay discuss their work, their motivations and some of the challenges a fiction writer faces today.
Understanding human pain, suffering and relief through brain imaging
Using examples from her research, Professor Tracey illustrates some of the exciting developments in brain imaging -seeing exactly how the brain is affected by its environment-and discusses how this research impacts on modern medicine, law and society
Understanding Human Pain, suffering and relief through brain imaging
A discussion of current thinking on human pain, particularly chronic pain, and how such thinking has been informed by modern brain imagining tools.
Building a Business: Understanding Financial Control (old)
The seventh in the 2009/10 Building a Business lecture series. David MacKinlay talks about the importance of a good accounting system for entrepreneurs and businesses. Building a Business is a nine week evening lecture course of basic business skills. The course covers good business practice with a focus on science entrepreneurship. It is designed around technological enterprise but most course material is relevant to general business practice.
Understanding human pain, suffering and relief through brain imaging
Professor Irene Tracey talks about her research into pain through using brain imaging technology to see exactly how the brain is affected by pain while discussing its implications to how we understand pain in society
Understanding the South, understanding modern America: the American south in regional, national, and
This website, from the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, at the University of Manchester, presents free online access to details of a conference held at Manchester in May 2008 on 'Understanding the South, Understanding Modern America: The American South in Regional, National, and Global Perspectives'. The website presents information about the conference's programme and some background details. Of more significance, however, is the information presented on each speaker and paper presente
Office for contemporary art Norway
This is the website for Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), a private foundation founded by Norway's Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2001 that aims to "develop collaborations in contemporary art between Norway and the international art scene." OCA has various functions: organising residency programmes for international artists in Norway; providing support for Norwegian artists abroad; and producing and promoting seminars, exhibitions, and publications. OCA award fund
Ethical Challenges in Contemporary Biology
Dr Cherryl Hunt : Course
A Contemporary View of Evolution
Prof. Stephen Freeland : Course
A systematic review of the use of small-group discussions in science teaching with students aged 11-
The two main aims of this initial review were to identify the ways in which small group discussions were used in science lessons and to look at the effects of small group discussions on students’ understanding of science and attitudes to science.
HITT Unit 1: Beginning history teachers' development: Understanding progression in learning to teach
A unit from the History ITE Subject Induction Pack looking at four key issues associated with the development of beginning teachers.
NALDIC ITTSEAL: Teacher Knowledge & Understanding
A unit from the National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum (NALDIC) ITE Subject Induction Pack and Programme for English as an Additional Language (EAL) on teacher knowledge and understanding.
(R&DA 18) Connecting Key Stage 2 and Key 3 Foreign Language Provision: Developing Understanding for
This research captures qualitative data about perceptions of current practice in Primary Modern Foreign Language (PMFL). The national policy context is that, by 2010, all primary school children in England should have an entitlement to learn a foreign language. The main issue is how to sustain current PMFL initiatives and ensure that more primary schools are enabled to offer a foreign language.
(R&DA 21) Developing Trainee Teachers’ Understanding of Pupils with Special Educational Needs
This TDA Research and Development Award considered how the sensitivity of trainees to special educational needs may be refined by writing from the point of view of pupils with special educational needs. A trial with 230 trainees with one provider was undertaken and changes in perception recorded. The project was supported by a TDA Research and Development Award