The Khan Academy Finance Mindmap If you have not heard of the Khan Academy you are really missing out on something special. This is one of the most revolutionary learning websites you will ever experience. It’s a website that’s helping adults and children learn a wide range of subjects, including: Science (biology, chemistry, physics, organic chemistry, cosmology and astronomy),Mathematics (arithmetic, developmental math, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, probability, statistics, pre-calculus, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra)HistoryFinance (core finance, banking and money, valuation and investing, venture capital and capitalism, credit crisis, and Paulson bailout) The master teacher behind the Khan Acedemy is Salman Khan. The TED website provides a great bio on Salman Khan highlighting some very significant reasons why you should listen to him: In 2004, Salman Khan, a hedge fund analyst, began posting math tutorials on YouTube. They also highlight his extraordinary background:
The Art of Insight and Action community - a review of the theory Community. What is community and why should educators be concerned with it? We explore the development of theory around community, and the significance of boundaries, social networks and social norms – and why attention to social capital and communion may be important. contents: approaching the theory of community · community and boundary · community and network · community – norms and habits · social capital and community · communion and community · further reading · references · links · how to cite this article Since the late nineteenth century, ‘the use of the term community has remained to some extent associated with the hope and the wish of reviving once more the closer, warmer, more harmonious type of bonds between people vaguely attributed to past ages’ (Elias 1974, quoted by Hoggett 1997: 5). Beyond this there are issues around the way ‘community’ appears in political discourse. Approaching the theory of community Place. Anthony P. Boundary and community
Vídeo mostra neurônio funcionando em tempo real - Ciência Cérebro Neurônio em ação: no vídeo feito pelos pesquisadores, é possível ver o fluxo de proteínas se movendo entre axônio e dendritos (Don Arnold e Sarmad Al-Bassam/Divulgação) Usando uma proteína de medusa que é capaz de emitir brilho, um grupo de cientistas iluminou um neurônio e capturou imagens do movimento de proteínas em seu interior (assista aqui). Nas imagens é possível ver como as proteínas – que são consideradas como os "tijolos" dos neurônios – são direcionadas para essas células com o objetivo de renovar suas estruturas. "Seu cérebro está sendo desmontado e renovado todos os dias. No período de uma semana, ele vai ser constituído de proteínas completamente diferente das atuais. A técnica de iluminar proteínas no interior de células, incluindo os neurônios, já existe desde a década de 90. A solução foi construir uma pequena "represa" na via que se desejava estudar. "Já se sabe há várias décadas que as proteínas são orientadas para um compartimento ou outro.
Pétillant® : Le site expert de la carte heuristique (Mind Mapping) Antipositivism Antipositivism (also known as interpretivism or negativism) is the belief in social science that the social realm may not be subject to the same methods of investigation as the natural world; that academics must reject[need quotation to verify] empiricism[dubious ] and the scientific method in the conduct of social research. Antipositivists hold that researchers should focus on understanding the interpretations that social actions have for the people being studied.[need quotation to verify] Concept In the early 19th century various intellectuals, perhaps most notably the Hegelians, began to question the prospect of empirical social analysis. Karl Marx died before the establishment of formal social science but nonetheless fiercely rejected Comtean sociological positivism—despite himself attempting to establish a historical materialist "science of society". Frankfurt School See also References Jump up ^ Gerber, John J.
Mind Maps for Accountants - accountantscoach So what an earth is a Mind Map? Well this is a superb of example of how valuable the art of Mind mapping actually is; words cannot adequately express the essence of a Mind Map. The best way to explain is to look at one. So how would an accountant use a Mind Map? That’s just a little taster of how valuable Mind Maps can be to accountants and I will come on to more uses shortly. We all know that we have a left and a right brain. Now I would never for one minute suggest that we accountants are more likely to fall into the former stereotype! Mind Maps give us a very simple technique to make the most of our brain’s full capabilities. And as a thinking tool, a Mind Map also mirrors the way the mind works, storing and retrieving information. And there’s more. So why does this matter? Here’s an example. So there’s the theory. Now on to the practice. Use Mind Maps for: How Mind Maps can help (just a few egs) Technical note taking Focus on core concepts Business Planning. Links
Clive Thompson on the Power of Visual Thinking | Magazine Illustration: Posttypography When I went online to shop for a laptop this summer, I faced a blizzard of choices. Was an ultralight worth the price, or would a heavier model do? Did I need a big screen, or would it make the computer a pain to lug around? As I flipped from page to page reading screenfuls of specs, the options baffled me. Using one of my son’s Crayolas, I drew doodles of all the laptops and covered them with little icons depicting the pros, cons, and cost of each. In essence, I used “visual thinking”—drawing pictures to solve a problem. My crayon experiment was inspired by Dan Roam, a visual-thinking guru and author of The Back of the Napkin. But dynamic, complicated problems—like global warming and economic reform—often can’t be boiled down to simple narratives. For example, during the health care debate, President Obama couldn’t seem to communicate how the heck reform would work, no matter how many speeches he gave. Email email@example.com.
Cultural relativism Compare moral relativism, aesthetic relativism, social constructionism, and cognitive relativism. Cultural relativism is a principle that was established as axiomatic in anthropological research by Franz Boas in the first few decades of the 20th century and later popularized by his students. Boas first articulated the idea in 1887: "...civilization is not something absolute, but ... is relative, and ... our ideas and conceptions are true only so far as our civilization goes." However, Boas did not coin the term. Epistemological origins "If anyone, no matter who, were given the opportunity of choosing from amongst all the nations in the world the set of beliefs which he thought best, he would inevitably—after careful considerations of their relative merits—choose that of his own country. The epistemological claims that led to the development of cultural relativism have their origins in the German Enlightenment. As a methodological and heuristic device
Gestão de Pessoas, liderança e Mapas Mentais. - Luis Perdomo Na gestão de pessoas contemporânea, o objetivo do gestor é (ou deveria ser) o contínuo desenvolvimento das capacidades de seus colaboradores e o senso de equipe. Neste sentido, uma das ferramentas que tem demonstrado grande utilidade no entendimento das motivações e limitações das pessoas é o uso do Mapa Mental. Esta técnica permite ao gestor uma abordagem sistemática da comunicação com seus colaboradores, colegas e superiores e um notável aumento de qualidade. As pessoas pensam que pensam coisas, e também pensam que sabem coisas. O mapa não é o território Hoje sabemos que os seres humanos não operam diretamente sobre o mundo. A esta representação do mundo, da realidade, que cada um de nós construímos de forma singular, é que chamamos de Mapa de Mundo. Nesse sentido, podemos entender que cada um de nós vive em uma representação única e diferente, não existe mapa de mundo certo ou errado. Podemos definir algumas características dos mapas como segue: As pessoas não podem não influenciar.