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Cities in Conflict: Theory and Practice, Fall 2003
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This course's aims are two-fold: 1) to offer students the theoretical and ... More

This course's aims are two-fold: 1) to offer students the theoretical and practical tools to understand how and why cities become torn by ethnic, religious, racial, nationalist, and/or other forms of identity that end up leading to conflict, violence, inequality, and social injustice; and 2) to use this knowledge and insight in the search for solutions. As preparation, students will be required to become familiar with social and political theories of the city and the nation and their relationship to each other. They also will focus on the ways that racial, ethnic, religious, nationalist or other identities grow and manifest themselves in cities or other territorial levels of determination (including the regional or transnational). In the search for remedies, students will be encouraged to consider a variety of policymaking or design points of entry, ranging from the political- institutional (e.g. forms of democratic participation and citizenship) to spatial, infrastructural, and technological interventions. Less

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Architecture and Design
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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Davis, Diane E.
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Crowding Out
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Students learn that the loanable funds market is a virtual clearing house ... More

Students learn that the loanable funds market is a virtual clearing house matching borrowers and savers. They participate in an activity to demonstrate crowding out in the loanable funds market. They use demand and supply analysis to graphically represent the results of crowding out. Less

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Economics
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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
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Economic Lowdown Lessons
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Barbara Flowers
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Download the supporting PDF file for this episode http://bit.ly/ijlL3g from the Learning ... More

Download the supporting PDF file for this episode http://bit.ly/ijlL3g from the Learning to Teach Online project website.Engaging students in online learning is critical for success. In this episode, we speak with teachers and students about strategies for improving engagement and motivation in online learning environments. Effective facilitation, creating learning communities, strategies for motivating students, and encouraging and sustaining participation are discussed. Less

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University of New South Wales COFA Online
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Learning to Teach Online
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Simon McIntyre Karin Watson
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Forms of Political Participation: Old and New, Spring 2005
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How and why do we participate in public life? How do we ... More

How and why do we participate in public life? How do we get drawn into community and political affairs? In this course we examine the associations and networks that connect us to one another and structure our social and political interactions. Readings are drawn from a growing body of research suggesting that the social networks, community norms, and associational activities represented by the concepts of civil society and social capital can have important effects on the functioning of democracy, stability and change in political regimes, the capacity of states to carry out their objectives, and international politics. Less

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Political Science
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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Lily
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Foundations of Political Science, Spring 2005
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This course continues from the fall semester. The course introduces students to ... More

This course continues from the fall semester. The course introduces students to the fundamental theories and methods of modern political science through the study of a small number of major books and articles that have been influential in the field. This semester, the course focuses on American and comparative politics. Less

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Political Science
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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Petersen, Roger
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How to Approach the Planning of a Participatory Health-Related Engineering Project
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This module helps engineering students plan for the communication needed to ensure ... More

This module helps engineering students plan for the communication needed to ensure community participation in health-related engineering projects in developing countries. Less

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Engineering
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Rice University
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Connexions
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Linda Driskill
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Why Videos Go Viral
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Kevin Allocca is YouTube's trends manager, and he has deep thoughts about ... More

Kevin Allocca is YouTube's trends manager, and he has deep thoughts about silly web video. In this talk from TEDYouth, he shares the 4 reasons a video goes viral. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 7-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level. Less

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TED-Ed
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TED-Ed
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Alloca, Kevin
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