Youth Joblessness Creates Ripple Effect Not having a summer or after-school job affects more than just a kid's wallet. It also has real consequences for his or her personal and economic development. While the overall unemployment rate is stuck at 9.1 percent, the unemployment rate for 16- to 19-year-olds has been going up since February. Currently 25.4 percent of teenagers who want jobs can't find them. What We Learn When We Learn by Doing Schank, Roger C. (1995) What We Learn When We Learn by Doing. (Technical Report No. 60). Northwestern University, Institute for Learning Sciences. Roger C. Schank Institute for the Learning SciencesNorthwestern University
Researchers training in Hawaii to simulate Mars mission - Blogs HILO, Hawaii -- Scientists will mix biology and geology this month inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as they help NASA get ready for an eventual manned mission to Mars. The researchers will hike around Mauna Ulu to practice collecting rock samples as they would on the Red Planet, The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Friday. The purpose is to develop protocols that would be used on a real Mars mission to identify and protect samples that could host life. One of the concerns is contamination of rocks that might be home to living bacteria, said John Hamilton, an astronomy faculty member at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
Giulio Tononi Giulio Tononi (IPA: 'd͡ʒulio to'noni) is a neuroscientist and psychiatrist who holds the David P. White Chair in Sleep Medicine, as well as a Distinguished Chair in Consciousness Science, at the University of Wisconsin. Biography Think You're An Auditory Or Visual Learner? Scientists Say It's Unlikely : Shots - Health Blog iStockphoto.com We've all heard the theory that some students are visual learners, while others are auditory learners. And still other kids learn best when lessons involve movement. But should teachers target instruction based on perceptions of students' strengths? Several psychologists say education could use some "evidence-based" teaching techniques, not unlike the way doctors try to use "evidence-based medicine."
Sep05_article03 Editor’s Note: Instructional design provides many techniques to assist learning. Brain-Based Learning looks at research on neural mechanisms that facilitate the learning process. as a way to optimize performance. Some approaches are already used under other names; others provide leverage to optimize learning. Mars analog habitat - Wikipedia A Mars analog habitat is one of several historical, existing or proposed research stations designed to simulate the physical and psychological environment of a Martian exploration mission. These habitats are used to study the equipment and techniques that will be used to analyze the surface of Mars during a future manned mission, and the simulated isolation of the volunteer inhabitants allows scientists to study the medical and psychosocial effects of long-term space missions. They are often constructed in support of extensive Mars analogs (see List of Mars analogs). However, sometimes existing natural places are also valued as Mars analogs, such as a high Earth altitude where the pressure is equal to the pressure at the surface of Mars or a certain cave. Manned Mars habitats are featured in most human Mars missions; an alternative may be terraforming or telepresence. Scientific motivation
How Khan Academy Is Changing the Rules of Education Matthew Carpenter, age 10, has completed 642 inverse trigonometry problems at KhanAcademy.org.Photo: Joe Pugliese “This,” says Matthew Carpenter, “is my favorite exercise.” I peer over his shoulder at his laptop screen to see the math problem the fifth grader is pondering.
MOOCs: An Evolving Model of Curriculum Delivery and Assessment Please join the Community College Consortium at Open Courseware on Tuesday, November 13, 1:00 pm Eastern for a webinar on Massively Online Open Courses (MOOCs). MOOCs have been a hot topic in the higher education blogosphere for the last year but how do you separate the fact from the fiction and should your college be participating in the latest trend for online content delivery and credentialing of student learning. You will hear from both an instructor who is currently teaching a MOOC at University of Central Florida to one who analyzes emerging business models at British Columbia Institute of Technology. In addition, we will have the president of Open Study, an educational technology start-up, who will share how their peer mentoring model can support the students who enroll in MOOCs. Carol Edwards, Business Professor at British Columbia Institute of Technology and Business Analyst. Dr.
Constance Kamii She is now professor of early childhood education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. A major concern of hers since her work on the Perry Preschool Project in the 1960s has been the conceptualization of goals and objectives for early childhood education on the basis of a scientific theory explaining children’s sociomoral and intellectual development. Convinced that the only theory in existence that explains this development from the first day of life to adolescence was that of Jean Piaget, she studied under him on and off for 15 years. When she was not studying under Piaget in Geneva, she worked closely with teachers in the United States to develop practical ways of using his theory in classrooms. The outcome of this classroom research can be seen in Physical Knowledge in Preschool Education and Group Games in Early Education, which she wrote with Rheta DeVries.
Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station - Wikipedia The Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (FMARS) is the first of two simulated Mars habitats (or Mars Analog Research Stations) established and maintained by the Mars Society. Background Devon Island and surroundings. Haughton crater also shown Lawrence Shapiro Lawrence Shapiro is a professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the United States. His research focuses in the philosophy of psychology. He also works in both the philosophy of mind, and philosophy of biology.
Why Education Needs to Get Its Game On Gerard LaFond is the VP of marketing for Pearson’s College and Career Readiness division and the co-founder of Persuasive Games. He’s currently working on the gamification of education through the Pearson start-up, Alleyoop. Kids spend hours a day on sites like Facebook and YouTube. They play highly immersive video games, watch engrossing shows on their HDTVs and interact with apps on their mobile devices. 650 Free Online Courses from Top Universities Get 1200 free online courses from the world’s leading universities — Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more. You can download these audio & video courses (often from iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites) straight to your computer or mp3 player. Over 30,000 hours of free audio & video lectures, await you now.