I, Cringely . The Pulpit . War of the Worlds There is a technology war coming. Actually it is already here but most of us haven't yet notice. It is a war not about technology but because of technology, a war over how we as a culture embrace technology. It is a war that threatens venerable institutions and, to a certain extent, threatens what many people think of as their very way of life. It is a war that will ultimately and inevitably change us all, no going back. No Contest No Contest, which has been stirring up controversy since its publication in 1986, stands as the definitive critique of competition. Drawing from hundreds of studies, Alfie Kohn eloquently argues that our struggle to defeat each other -- at work, at school, at play, and at home -- turns all of us into losers. Contrary to the myths with which we have been raised, Kohn shows that competition is not an inevitable part of "human nature." It does not motivate us to do our best (in fact, the reason our workplaces and schools are in trouble is that they value competitiveness instead of excellence.)
What I Learned from My TED Talk - Nilofer Merchant by Nilofer Merchant | 10:01 AM October 22, 2012 This spring, I got invited to do a talk at a prestigious event — TEDGlobal. And so, I wrote the idea, created a script, polished flow, created slides with a designer, and then worked on the cadence by rehearsing and rehearsing, right up until that final moment of delivery. And I walked out on that stage. Trends in Cognitive Sciences - Chunking mechanisms in human learning To view the full text, please login as a subscribed user or purchase a subscription. Click here to view the full text on ScienceDirect. Fig. 1 Overview of the EPAM/CHREST architecture (see text for details). Fig. 2 EPAM-mechanisms.
Ending child marriage in India A child bride cowers at her husband's feet. Child marriages are illegal in India, but still take place. Photograph: Jodi Cobb/NG/Getty Images Sugandha is conducting a session on raising awareness about the perils of child marriage among a group of schoolgirls. They listen with rapt attention to the didi (elder sister) they all admire. Sugandha came back to school after being married and then thrown out of her in-laws' home when her first-born died. Review: The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett We are rich enough. Economic growth has done as much as it can to improve material conditions in the developed countries, and in some cases appears to be damaging health. If Britain were instead to concentrate on making its citizens' incomes as equal as those of people in Japan and Scandinavia, we could each have seven extra weeks' holiday a year, we would be thinner, we would each live a year or so longer, and we'd trust each other more.
Commanding Heights: Storyline A global economy, energized by technological change and unprecedented flows of people and money, collapses in the wake of a terrorist attack .... The year is 1914. Worldwide war results, exhausting the resources of the great powers and convincing many that the economic system itself is to blame. Top 10 Brain Myths" At one time in history, decapitation was one of the preferred methods of execution, in part thanks to the guillotine. Although many countries that execute criminals have dispatched with the method, it's still performed by certain governments, terrorists and others. There's nothing more final than the severing of one's head. The guillotine came about because of the desire for a quick, relatively humane death. But how quick is it? If your head were cut off, would you still be able to see or otherwise move it, even for just a few seconds?
DESCHOOLING SOCIETY Contents Introduction xix 1. Why We Must Disestablish School Greenland's race for minerals threatens culture on the edge of existence The old Inuktun word for February is hiqinnaaq – the time when the sun reappears. In this part of Greenland, the sun rises above the horizon again on 17 February, finally bringing to an end the kapirdaq (the dark period) which lasts for three and a half months. There has been much discussion in Greenland and elsewhere about the first sunrise this year in Ilulissat, down the coast. For the first time in living memory, the sun rose above the horizon two days early – a phenomenon that has baffled Greenlanders and scientists.
Statistical First Releases Current Announcements Announcement of the Discontinuation of the 'Behaviour in Schools in England' statistical release. The Department usually publishes a Statistical Release entitled "Behaviour in Schools in England" in April each year. This release covers information on behaviour judgements from Ofsted inspections and shows the latest judgement for each school inspected as at December in the preceding year.