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Continuous Improvement Model The Continuous Improvement Model can be summarized as follows: Review – The effort from preliminary information gathering through detailed testing and summarization of results.
E-learning refers to the use of various kinds of electronic media and information and communication technologies (ICT) in education. E-learning is an inclusive terminology that encompasses all forms of educational technology that electronically or technologically support learning and teaching . Depending on whether a particular aspect, component or delivery method is given emphasis, e-learning may be termed technology-enhanced learning (TEL), computer-based training (CBT), internet-based training (IBT), web-based training (WBT), online education , virtual education , or digital educational collaboration. E-learning includes numerous types of media that deliver text, audio, images, animation, and streaming video, and includes technology applications and processes such as audio or video tape, satellite TV, CD-ROM, and computer-based learning, as well as local intranet/extranet and web -based learning.
In formal education , a curriculum ( pron.: / k ə ˈ r ɪ k jʉ l əm / ; plural: curricula / k ə ˈ r ɪ k jʉ l ə / or curriculums ) is the set of courses, and their content, offered at a school or university . As an idea, curriculum came from the Latin word "Currere" which means to run/to proceed , referring to the course of deeds and experiences through which children grow to become mature adults . A curriculum is prescriptive, and is based on a more general syllabus which merely specifies what topics must be understood and to what level to achieve a particular grade or standard. Curriculum
Fine Arts Fine art , from the 17th century on, is art forms developed primarily for aesthetics and/or concept, distinguishing them from applied arts that also have to serve some practical function . Historically, the five greater fine arts were painting, sculpture, architecture, music and poetry, with minor arts including drama and dancing. [ 1 ] Today, the fine arts commonly include the visual art and performing art forms, such as painting , sculpture , collage , decollage , assemblage , installation , calligraphy , music , dance , theatre , architecture , film , photography , conceptual art , and printmaking . However, in some institutes of learning or in museums, fine art and frequently the term fine arts (pl.) as well, are associated exclusively with visual art forms. [ edit ] Background
A video game (VG) is an electronic game that involves human interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device . The word video in video game traditionally referred to a cathode ray tube (CRT) display device, [ 1 ] but it now implies any type of display device that can produce two or three dimensional images. The electronic systems used to play video games are known as platforms; examples of these are personal computers and video game consoles . These platforms range from large mainframe computers to small handheld devices . Specialized video games such as arcade games , while previously common, have gradually declined in use.
Photography is the art , science , and practice of creating durable images by recording light (photons - hence, "photo"-graphy) or other electromagnetic radiation , either chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film , or electronically by means of an image sensor . [ 1 ] Typically, a lens is used to focus the light reflected or emitted from objects into a real image on the light-sensitive surface inside a camera during a timed exposure . The result in an electronic image sensor is an electrical charge at each pixel , which is electronically processed and stored in a digital image file for subsequent display or processing. The result in a photographic emulsion is an invisible latent image , which is later chemically developed into a visible image, either negative or positive depending on the purpose of the photographic material and the method of processing .
Fine art , from the 17th century on, is art forms developed primarily for aesthetics and/or concept, distinguishing them from applied arts that also have to serve some practical function . Historically, the five greater fine arts were painting, sculpture, architecture, music and poetry, with minor arts including drama and dancing. [ 1 ] Today, the fine arts commonly include the visual art and performing art forms, such as painting , sculpture , collage , decollage , assemblage , installation , calligraphy , music , dance , theatre , architecture , film , photography , conceptual art , and printmaking . However, in some institutes of learning or in museums, fine art and frequently the term fine arts (pl.) as well, are associated exclusively with visual art forms. Comics
Theatre (also theater in American English ) [ 1 ] is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place. Theatre
Dance Dance is a type of art that generally involves movement of the body, often rhythmic and to music . It is performed in many cultures as a form of emotional expression , social interaction , or exercise , in a spiritual or performance setting, and is sometimes used to express ideas or tell a story . Dance may also be regarded as a form of nonverbal communication between humans or other animals , as in bee dances and behaviour patterns such as a mating dances.
An illustration is a depiction (such as a drawing , painting , photograph , or other image ) that is created to elucidate or dictate sensual information (such as a story, poem, or newspaper article). [ edit ] History [ edit ] Early history The earliest illustrations were prehistoric cave paintings . Before the invention of the printing press , books , such as Medieval illuminated manuscripts , were hand-illustrated. Woodblock printing in Japan and China has been used to illustrate printed books since the 8th century. Illustration
Painting is the practice of applying paint , pigment , color or other medium [ 1 ] to a surface (support base). The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes , can be used. In art , the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action.
Music is an art form whose medium is sound and silence. Its common elements are pitch (which governs melody and harmony ), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo , meter , and articulation ), dynamics , and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture . The word derives from Greek μουσική ( mousike ; "art of the Muses "). [ 1 ]
A Small Learning Community (SLC), also referred to as a School-Within-A-School , is a form of school structure that is increasingly common in American secondary schools to subdivide large school populations into smaller, autonomous groups of students and teachers. The primary purpose of restructuring secondary schools into SLCs is to create a more personalized learning environment to better meet the needs of students. Each community will often share the same teachers and student members from grade to grade. Small Learning Community
A facilitator is someone who helps a group of people understand their common objectives and assists them to plan to achieve them without taking a particular position in the discussion. Some facilitator tools will try to assist the group in achieving a consensus on any disagreements that preexist or emerge in the meeting so that it has a strong basis for future action. [ edit ] Definitions Facilitator
Student Pupils in rural Sudan , 2002 A student is a learner, or someone who attends an educational institution.
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