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About this site - Notes from a Linguistic Mystic This site exists both as a place for me to post the things that intrigue me and make me think, but also as a place for you to find and learn about things that might intrigue you. I’ll do my best to write in such a way that you don’t need a background in Linguistics to understand my posts, and always feel free to comment if you don’t understand something. I’ll post a clarification as soon as I can. Although I’m a Linguist by trade and by passion, some what I’m discussing on this site might fall outside of mainstream linguistics. I’ll always do my best to be factually accurate in areas where facts exist (and corrections are encouraged), but I’ve chosen this site and this name to emphasize that this is my own personal site, pulling in information from my life and my many passions, rather than just from a linguistics textbook. About the Author More information than you likely wanted to know can be found at my personal homepage. Advertising Policy Pronoun Policy Well, a man can dream.

The Genius in All of Us The WWW Virtual Library L'abeille en héraldique L'abeille est un animal héraldique par excellence car sa symbolique est particulièrement riche. Traditionnellement, elle représente l'énergie vitale, c'est-à-dire l'âme. Quand elle est en nombre autour d'un rucher, elle évoque la cohésion sociale et l'industrie. Mais s'agissant de blasons plus récents, cette représentation est généralement liée à une activité simplement apicole Aristée, fils du dieu Apollon, possédait un rucher. Mais il voulut séduire Eurydice, l'épouse d'Orphée, et celle-ci, en échappant à ses avances, mourut d'une morsure de serpent. Principales représentations héraldiques de l'abeille. Principales représentations héraldiques de la ruche. Alçay-Alçabéhéty-Sunharette (Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine) D'azur au loup d'argent sortant d'une ruche d'or, accompagné d'abeilles d'or sans nombre. Sous le Premier Empire, le blason des grandes villes comportait obligatoirement un chef de gueules chargé de trois abeilles d'or. Anvers (Belgique) Apprieu (Isère, Rhône-Alpes) Arcachon Brioude

Sir Ken Robinson Opening Keynote #ASTD2013 @sirkenrobinson These are my live blogged notes from the opening session at the ASTD International Conference & Expo (ICE) -- happening this week in Dallas, TX. 10,000 or so training and development people here to extend their practice. We all have deep talents, but it’s often the case that we don’t discover them. Human talent are like the world’s natural resources – they are often buried beneath the surface. And if you don’t go looking for them you’ll never find them. You need circumstances for talent to demonstrate themselves… Whether you actually discover your talents is another matter. Why don’t we discover what we’re good at? What really makes you a success is PASSION. When it’s just a job, you’re disengaged. People who love what they do…”this isn’t what I do, it’s who I am.” Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative (Sir Ken book, published ten years ago.) When a really original idea turns up, it excites everyone’s imagination. Today we have a crisis in human resources.

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How To Learn On Your Own: Make A Personal Scholar Resource Plan One of the most challenging and gratifying parts of learning alone is the opportunity to search for and select your own learning material. Students in traditional classrooms usually don’t get to decide how they are going to master course content. Instructors decide for them in the form of textbook selection, quizzes, tests, group projects, etc. A resource plan is a document used to brainstorm the learning material you can use when you begin your studies. This article will show you how to create a resource plan to use in your independent studies. Step 1: Set a Goal The first step to creating a resource plan is to decide on a single goal. Ineffective Goal – Learn HTMLEffective Goal – Create several websites using HTML, referring only minimally to a coding book. Ineffective Goal – Learn about American literature.Effective Goal – Identify and read 100 classic American novels, memorize the major time periods in American literature, and be able to discuss major American authors.

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business In 2009, scientists from the University of Louisville and MIT's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences conducted a study of 48 children between the ages of 3 and 6. The kids were presented with a toy that could squeak, play notes, and reflect images, among other things. For one set of children, a researcher demonstrated a single attribute and then let them play with the toy. Another set of students was given no information about the toy. This group played longer and discovered an average of six attributes of the toy; the group that was told what to do discovered only about four. Gopnik's research is informed in part by advances in artificial intelligence. A Brief History of Alternative Schools New research shows what educators have long intuited: Letting kids pursue their own interests sharpens their hunger for knowledge. 470 BC Socrates is born in Athens. 1907 Maria Montessori opens her first Children's House in Rome, where kids are encouraged to play and teach themselves. 1921A.

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Epistemology A branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and scope of knowledge Epistemology (; from Greek ἐπιστήμη, epistēmē, meaning 'knowledge', and -logy) is the branch of philosophy concerned with the theory of knowledge. Epistemology is the study of the nature of knowledge, justification, and the rationality of belief. Much debate in epistemology centers on four areas: (1) the philosophical analysis of the nature of knowledge and how it relates to such concepts as truth, belief, and justification,[1][2] (2) various problems of skepticism, (3) the sources and scope of knowledge and justified belief, and (4) the criteria for knowledge and justification. Epistemology addresses such questions as: "What makes justified beliefs justified?" Etymology[edit] The word epistemology is derived from the ancient Greek epistēmē meaning "knowledge" and the suffix -logy, meaning "logical discourse" (derived from the Greek word logos meaning "discourse"). The idea of epistemology predates the word.

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40 websites that will make you cleverer right now The indexed web contains an incredible 14 billion pages. But only a tiny fraction help you improve your brain power. Here are 40 of the best. whizzpast.com – Learn about our awe inspiring past all in one wonderful place. khanacademy.org – Watch thousands of micro-lectures on topics ranging from history and medicine to chemistry and computer science. freerice.com – Help end world hunger by correctly answering multiple-choice quizzes on a wide variety of subjects. artofmanliness.com – Blog/site dedicated to all things manly, great for learning life skills and good insights. unplugthetv.com – Randomly selects an educational video for you to watch. coursera.org – An educational site that works with universities to get their courses on the Internet, free for you to use. mentalfloss.com – Interesting articles guaranteed to make you smile and get you thinking. feelgoodwardrobe.com – Find out how the world of fashion really works and what you can do to combat it. lifehacker.com – Learn to hack life!

EN IMAGES. Une carte du monde montre les pays à leur "vraie" taille contrairement aux planisphères classiques GÉOGRAPHIE - Méfiez-vous des apparences trompeuses... Lorsque l'on regarde un planisphère établi sur la base de la projection de Mercator, certains pays – tels que le Brésil ou encore la Russie – peuvent paraître immenses. Créée par James Talmage et Damon Maneice, cette carte apparaît comme un grand bouleversement de notre représentation du monde: depuis notre plus tendre enfance, nous avons en effet été accoutumés à utiliser des mappemondes obéissant à la Projection Mercator. Si cette dernière possède pour avantage de représenter le monde entier au sein d'une carte rectangulaire, elle ne permet cependant pas de conserver les proportions réelles des pays: plus ils se trouvent près des pôles et plus ils sont représentés grands. Contrairement à ce qu'on pourrait penser en regardant une carte traditionnelle donc, la Russie par exemple, n'est pas plus grande que le continent africain.

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