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Bioenergetics Bioenergetics Learning Modules: Animations on teaching Photosynthesis and Cell Respiraton From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 4, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


A Guide to Literary and Critical Theory - Dino Felluga - Purdue U "THERE CAN BE NO DENYING that critical theory has now begun to affect undergraduate and graduate education in various disciplines at the nation’s educational institutions. And yet, surprisingly few of the courses dedicated to critical theory pair the theory being discussed with specific texts, allowing students to attempt initial interpretations within the parameters of a specific approach, nor does there exist an easily accessible source to guide undergraduate and graduate students who may seek help with the often-difficult ideas being discussed in their courses. My goal here has been to pro From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 4, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Contemporary Philosophy, Critical Theory & Postmodern Thought This site is an excellent resource for teachers and students who are interested in learning about Post-modernism. This site offers a plethora of information, readings, and resources. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 4, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Farm Accounting A fifteen day unit plan for teaching Farm Accounting. Inculded are 5 detailed lesson plans. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 4, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Web Focus on Cell Division This site offers short articles on the main discoveries that have guided our understanding of cell division including mitotic spindle, chiasmata, DNA replication, cell-cyle control, centromeres, and many more. The site also links to Nature publications of primary research grouped by topic including mitosis, meiosis, cytokinesis, DNA repair, cancer, apoptosis. Access to some materials is free to the public. Other materials require access through personal or institutional subscription. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 4, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Mitosis: The Division of Plant & Animal Cells A series of text, images, animations, and movies offer an overview of cell division and the cell cycle. It compares animals and plant mitosis. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 4, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Cell division and cancer An overview of cell, cell division, mitosis, meiosis, chromosomes and cancer (causes and treatments). It includes images, animations, a glossary and self-assessments. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 4, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Control of the Cell Cycle In this game you are to take on the job as a Cell Division Supervisor. The supervisor guides a group of cells through mitosis and division. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 4, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Genome image gallery Images from the US government genomics efforts. They are available for public use. They include topics widely related to genomic research and links to other image banks related to government genomics work. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 4, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Cell Respiration and Bioenergetics Learning Modules on the parts of Cellular Respiration. Modules use animations to convey dynamic process of cell respiration. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 4, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


State Training Board - Western Australia The State Training Board is the peak industry training advisory body to the Minister for Education and Training in Western Australia. The role of the Board is to provide high level advice to the Minister on the supply and demand for skills, particularly those industries that are experiencing skills shortages. From EdNA Online on April 4, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


Curriculum Leadership - Measurement Framework for National Key Performance Measures This article is an abridged version of the report of the same title published by MCEETYA in November 2005. With the aim of driving school improvement and enhanced outcomes for students, Ministers responsible for school education have agreed to report on progress towards the achievement of the National Goals for Schooling in a range of priority areas, comparable by State and Territory. The current Framework sets out a basis for reporting progress towards the achievement of the National Goals by Australian school students, drawing on the agreed definitions of Key Performance Measures. From EdNA Online on April 4, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


MoodleMoot 2006 MoodleMoot is a conference dedicated to users, developers and administrators of Moodle. It will cover: Moodle in schools; Moodle for further and higher education; Moodle in the commercial world; and technical Moodle for administrators, support staff and developers. From EdNA Online on April 4, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


Australian Institute of Management The Australian Institute of Management is Australia's largest professional body for managers, offering career enhancing services including training, graduate-level programs, events and seminars, management publications and research, and specialist bookshop and library facilities. From EdNA Online on April 4, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


Correctional Services: Language, Literacy and Numeracy Indicator Tool for Prisoner Intake Screening This Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) indicator tool is designed to provide a snapshot of the skill levels of prisoners entering facilities across Australia. It may be conducted by an officer or an educator, usually in the induction phase of prisoner admission. From EdNA Online on April 4, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


Funding for Rural Clinical School at ANU The Australian National University Medical School's rural and regional program has been boosted with $3.6 million in funding over two years to establish a Rural Clinical School. From EdNA Online on April 4, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


Western Australian State Training Profile 2006-2008 The Profile is a three year outlook into Western Australia’s training priorities and directions and addresses skill shortages currently being experienced, or emerging, at an industry and regional level. From EdNA Online on April 4, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


Endeavour Awards Programme The Endeavour Programme is an Australian Government initiative, bringing together under the one umbrella all of the Department of Education, Science and Training's (DEST) international scholarships. The awards enable high-achieving scholars and professionals from around the world to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia and allow Australians to do the same abroad. The Endeavour Programme offers award opportunities in various regions including Australia, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe and North/Latin America. In addition, some of its awards are available to From EdNA Online on April 3, 2006 at 11:40 p.m..


Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics: Apprentices and Trainees - September Quarter 2005, Summary This publication provides estimates of apprentice and trainee activity for the quarter ending 30 September 2005. An apprentice or trainee is a person undertaking vocational training through a contracted training arrangement. From EdNA Online on April 3, 2006 at 11:40 p.m..


Australia's Language Potential Extracts from a recent book that passionately endorses the need for foreign language instruction in Australia's schools. Australia's Language Potential examines the changing fortunes of language policy in Australia, and summarises a collaborative strategy for managing linguistic diversity. Challenging the 'myth of the overcrowded school curriculum that has no space for any language other than English', the author calls for Australia to develop its language potential to the fullest, extending students' cultural awareness and their cognitive communication skills. From EdNA Online on April 3, 2006 at 11:40 p.m..


Strategic Evaluation of Vocational Education and Training in Schools in New South Wales This document reports on a 2004 strategic evaluation of vocational education and training (VET) in schools in New South Wales (NSW). The central concern was to determine the value of VET in schools. The evaluation provided a particularly encouraging picture of satisfaction and achievement. From EdNA Online on April 3, 2006 at 11:40 p.m..


Destination and Satisfaction Survey of 2004 HSC VET Students in New South Wales: Final Report This 2004 study was undertaken to determine the value to students of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools programs in New South Wales. This study clearly demonstrates that the value of VET in Schools in New South Wales cannot be overstated. From EdNA Online on April 3, 2006 at 11:40 p.m..


Kids, Skidoos and Caribou: The Juniour Canadian Ranger Program as a Model for Re-engaging Indigenous Australian Youth in Remote Areas The social and educational disengagement of Indigenous youth is a looming crisis in remote Australia. This paper is an exploration of a youth program in Canada, the Junior Canadian Rangers (JCRs). It suggests there is value in adapting some of the components of the Canadian program in Australia. From EdNA Online on April 3, 2006 at 11:40 p.m..


Numeracy Plan 2006 - 2008, New South Wales The New South Wales Government is committed to improving the state-wide numeracy performance of all public school students. It aims to close the gap between students whose numeracy skills are weakest and those whose skills are outstanding. It will do so by setting state-wide targets for improvement; providing more information for parents; tracking students who move between schools; and improving teacher training and classroom resources. Edited excerpt from a statement by the Hon. Carmel Tebbutt MP, New South Wales Minister for Education and Training. From EdNA Online on April 3, 2006 at 11:40 p.m..


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