Learning to See by Oliver Reichenstein Learning to design is learning to see, an adventure that gets more and more captivating the further you go. A love letter to my profession… Our mind is not a camera. Education Resources Information Center Showing 1 to 15 of 11,184 results Stewart, Georgina – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2011 This paper comments on the process of re-development of the Maori-medium Science (Putaiao) curriculum, as part of overall curriculum development in Aotearoa New Zealand. A significant difference from the English Science curriculum was the addition of an "extra strand" covering the history and philosophy of science. It is recommended that this…
R. Runté's How to Choose a Thesis Supervisor Choosing an appropriate supervisor (and the other members of your committee) is a key decision in successfully completing your thesis or project. Assuming you get to choose.... In some programs, advisors are assigned by the faculty, and the student has little or no say. The offical reason for such policies is to ensure that workload is equitablely distributed across faculty members; otherwise, some faculty tend to end up with dozens of graduate students while others have none. Of course, from the students' perspective, such disparities reflect natual market forces: some advisors are wonderful mentors and attract students, while others go unchosen for good reason.
Open Access to science papers will be default by 2020, say European ministers – Frontiers Blog By Emily Barker, Communications Strategist at Frontiers There was a breakthrough for open-access publishing on Friday 27 May, as EU research ministers published a commitment to make open access to scientific publications as the default option by 2020. “It’s a major step forward,” said EU Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas. “You cannot stop the movement. Publishers will have to change their business models.”
Phonics and Decoding Instruction in phonics involves helping beginning readers learn how sounds are linked to letters and letter combinations in the written language. It teaches that there is a predictable pattern to much of our language. Once phonics skills are mastered, students will be able to decipher words encountered in reading and spell the various words they wish to write. Introduction to Political Philosophy About the Course This course is intended as an introduction to political philosophy as seen through an examination of some of the major texts and thinkers of the Western political tradition. Three broad themes that are central to understanding political life are focused upon: the polis experience (Plato, Aristotle), the sovereign state (Machiavelli, Hobbes), constitutional government (Locke), and democracy (Rousseau, Tocqueville). The way in which different political philosophies have given expression to various forms of political institutions and our ways of life are examined throughout the course. View class sessions »
MIT Theses This collection of MIT Theses in DSpace contains selected theses and dissertations from all MIT departments. Please note that this is NOT a complete collection of MIT theses. To search all MIT theses, use Barton, MIT Libraries' catalog. Avoid Graduate School Hell! Select Your Advisor and Committee Wisely Many students think I write articles like these because I did not have a good advisor. In fact, I did. He was a tenured professor and well respected in my academic department. He wasn’t my best friend; my friend Elsie had fulfilled that role a long time ago. He was intelligent, well respected in the field, and had the reputation of being an advocate for his student advisees.
Born Digital: building the ultimate open-access publisher – Frontiers Blog By Pascal Rocha da Silva, Frontiers The digital disruption for analog film started in 1975 with the invention of the digital camera by Steven Sasson and ended with the bankruptcy of Kodak in 2012 (40 years later). The digital disruption in publishing started in the late 1990s with the first online archiving of articles, but it is still far from complete (~30 years into the transition). However, as over 30% of peer-reviewed papers are now published in some form of open-access1, the industry has technically crossed the tipping point for disruption. This is the point where more than just the innovators and early adopters begin using a product or service.
October 2012 "What'd You Say?": Pronunciation Activities by Sarah Sahr Oh, the joys of helping students with the strange English phonemes. It’s safe to say, English is peppered with confusing pronunciation. I’m sure we have all come across those moments of, “Excuse me.
Blogging Rubric in Spanish: Rúbrica para Bloguear y Comentar Being truly global does not mean to only be able to connected within a monolingual world. We can’t truly speak about global communication and collaboration, if indeed we mean talking to other educators who only speak the same language as we do. We have to figure out a bridge to connect to and learn with colleagues who speak in other tongues. We could start by making resources available in other languages (and vice-versa) to give non-English speakers better access. Marisa Gonzalez, a teacher from the Goethe Schule in Buenos Aires, Argentina, based her rubric in Spanish on the blogging rubric, I created (which in turn was based on Andrew Churches Bloom’ Taxonomy Commenting Rubric & Kim Cofino’s & University of Wisconsin’s Blogging Rubric).
Public Knowledge Project Open Journal Systems “Scholars need the means to launch a new generation of journals committed to open access, and to help existing journals that elect to make the transition to open access…”Budapest Open Access Initiative, 2002 Open Journal Systems (OJS) is a journal management and publishing system that has been developed by the Public Knowledge Project through its federally funded efforts to expand and improve access to research. OJS Features OJS is installed locally and locally controlled.Editors configure requirements, sections, review process, etc.Online submission and management of all content.Subscription module with delayed open access options.Comprehensive indexing of content part of global system.Reading Tools for content, based on field and editors’ choice.Email notification and commenting ability for readers.Complete context-sensitive online Help support.
Choosing a topic for your thesis - Department of Economics Some advice from the Master's committee at the Department of Economics. What can I write about? You can write about almost anything. One rule of thumb is that you can write about anything that is written about in economic journals. Selecting for impact: new data debunks old beliefs – Frontiers Blog One of the strongest beliefs in scholarly publishing is that journals seeking a high impact factor (IF) should be highly selective, accepting only papers predicted to become highly significant and novel, and hence likely to attract a large number of citations. The result is that so-called top journals reject as many of 90-95% of the manuscripts they receive, forcing the authors of these papers to resubmit in more “specialized”, lower impact factor journals where they may find a more receptive home. Unfortunately, most of the 20,000 or so journals in the scholarly publishing world follow their example.