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Tothova, Jana; Vasziova, Gabriela; Glod, Lukas; Lisy, Vladimir – European Journal of Physics, 2011
During the century from the publication of the work by Einstein (1905 "Ann. Phys." 17 549) Brownian motion has become an important paradigm in many fields of modern science. An essential impulse for the development of Brownian motion theory was given by the work of Langevin (1908 "C. R. Acad. Sci.", Paris 146 530), in which he proposed an…
Descriptors: Motion, Problem Solving, Science Instruction, Physics
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Sheldon, Michael R.; Golub, Andrew J.; Langevin, John R.; St. Ours, Paulette A.; Swartzlander, Barbara J. – Planning for Higher Education, 2008
The higher education literature continues to highlight difficulties with efforts to implement and sustain institutional effectiveness activities. This article describes an implementation effectiveness model from the field of organizational management and applies it to the implementation of institutional effectiveness initiatives in higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement
Day, H. I.; Langevin, R. – J Spec Educ, 1969
Descriptors: Comparative Testing, Creativity, Creativity Research, Curiosity
Day, H. I.; Langevin, R. – 1968
It is proposed that both curiosity and intelligence are necessary but not sufficient conditions for creative production. Research literature is discussed concerning curiosity as a motivational construct (a state of arousal), and as a personality trait, supporting the notion that curiosity is necessary to creativity. Research relating intelligence…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creativity Research, Curiosity, Individual Characteristics