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Nigel Coutts

Supporting Mathematical Thinking through the Eight Cultural Forces - The Learner's Way - 1 views

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    At the heart of mathematics are a set of connected thinking dispositions. The mathematician uses these dispositions as the cognitive tools of their trade. While the traditional imagining of mathematics might be all about the accurate application of well-rehearsed algorithms and processes, in the real world of mathematics, it is all about the thinking. As we consider what our students need from their mathematical education, we should not overlook the importance of these dispositions. 
Cassandra Gadouas

Hastac - 0 views

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    HASTAC ("haystack") is a network of individuals and institutions inspired by the possibilities that new technologies offer us for shaping how we learn, teach, communicate, create, and organize our local and global communities. We are motivated by the conviction that the digital era provides rich opportunities for informal and formal learning and for collaborative, networked research that extends across traditional disciplines, across the boundaries of academe and community, across the "two cultures" of humanism and technology, across the divide of thinking versus making, and across social strata and national borders.
Dennis OConnor

Part IV: The Culturally Sensitive Individualization of Services and Supports - 0 views

  • The concept of cultural reciprocity is rooted in the idea that people cannot be sensitive to cultural differences unless they are first aware of the cultural assumptions that guide their own thinking and behavior.
  • Cultural reciprocity:
  • Goes beyond awareness of differences to self-awareness.
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  • Has universal applicability
  • Aims for subtle levels of awareness of difference.
  • Avoids stereotypical solutions
  • Ensures that both families and personnel are empowered.
  • Step 1: Identify the cultural values underlying interpretations of the situations involving youth and families. The key to this step is to ask, “Why?”
Denise Kuethe-Strudthoff

Newseum - 0 views

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    Newseum gathers together the frontpages of major newspapers in the world. Then the user can click on the map to see the front page of that major newspaper. You can also link to that newspaper's website. Then, you can have Google Translator translate the page if it isn't written in English. I've used this with world cultures classes; they can see what issues are important in the rest of the world.
Dennis OConnor

E-Learning Without Borders - 2009 - ASTD - 0 views

  • In her recent T+D article, “Culturally Accessible E-Learning: An Overdue Global Business Imperative,” Andrea Edmundson pointed to the fact that, “global support for employees and their training is usually an afterthought.”  While this is unfortunate, it is still a factor that all of us in the communications industry have to contend with and, given the budget restrictions that most companies are facing, it is unlikely to change in the near future.
  • It may seem obvious, but content is the most important component of an e-learning course. It is easy for e-learning developers to get carried away and create content that is very specific to a culture or a language. However, this is one of the major pitfalls of developing content for a foreign audience. There are a number of rules to observe when developing content that might be translated, localized, or adapted.
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