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Asarta, Carlos J.; Mixon, Franklin G.; Upadhyaya, Kamal P. – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
In this pedagogical contribution the authors extend the traditional three-class tariff employed in the French passenger railway system with the more resonant story of the service quality variations associated with the three passenger classes of the ill-fated RMS "Titanic." In doing so, they provide economics instructors with an…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Microeconomics, Transportation, Films
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Gerds, Thomas A. – Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, 2016
Survival is difficult to estimate when observation periods of individuals differ in length. Students imagine sailing the Titanic and then recording whether they "live" or "die." A clever algorithm is performed which results in the Kaplan-Meier estimate of survival.
Descriptors: Statistics, Statistical Analysis, Computation, Predictor Variables
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Black, Jo; Williams, David; Ferguson, Heather J. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2018
Two experiments are presented that explore online counterfactual processing in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) using eye-tracking. Participants' eye movements were tracked while they read factual and counterfactual sentences in an anomaly detection task. In Experiment 1, the sentences depicted everyday counterfactual situations (e.g., "If…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Eye Movements, Task Analysis
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Grant, David – Research in Drama Education, 2017
Using iconic images created by students in Belfast and Sarajevo of their respective cities, this paper will explore how emerging ideas in the field of cognitive science (e.g. Gallagher, S. 2005. "How the Body Shapes the Mind." Oxford: Clarendon Press) can help explain the making and understanding of Augusto Boal's "Image…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theater Arts, Creative Activities, Empathy
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Michael, Kurt Y. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
The "Titanic" caught the attention and imagination of the public when, in 1985, the sunken ship was discovered 370 miles off the coast of Newfoundland (PBS, 2012). Since that time, scientists have conducted numerous expeditions using high-resolution SONAR working in tandem with remote-operated vehicles (ROV) to collect information used…
Descriptors: Navigation, Cartography, Computer Simulation, Knowledge Representation
Bahrenfuss, Diane M.; Weih, Timothy G. – Online Submission, 2016
This paper contains an instructional unit designed for teaching elementary students who struggle with reading comprehension. The literacy strategies that comprise the unit are grounded in the relevant research-based literature that is cited and referenced in the paper. Methods for instructional delivery are included as well as detailed lessons.…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Literacy Education, Elementary School Students, Reading Difficulties
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McAlister, Peter – Education in Science, 2009
The author talks about the Association for Science Education (ASE) Primary Science Committee's (PSC) March 2009 meeting which was held in Belfast as guests of ASE Northern Ireland. To mark the auspicious occasion of a body that usually meets four times a year in the Hatfield HQ crossing the Irish Sea to be hosted by its Celtic cousins, a Lord…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conferences (Gatherings), Science Education, Committees
Genco, Barbara – School Library Journal, 2011
In this article, the author describes ten nonfiction books she recommends for adults: (1) "My Reading Life" (Pat Conroy); (2) "Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea" (Barbara Demick); (3) "Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refuge Boy" (Carlos Eire); (4) "The Perfect Shape + The Perfect Sauce =…
Descriptors: Nonfiction, Reading Materials, Adults, Annotated Bibliographies
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Takis, Sandra L. – Mathematics Teacher, 1999
Uses the available data about the Titanic's passengers to interest students in exploring categorical data and the chi-square distribution. Describes activities incorporated into a statistics class and gives additional resources for collecting information about the Titanic. (ASK)
Descriptors: Chi Square, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Relevance (Education)
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Landstrom, Erich – Science Teacher, 2006
A few kilometers from the shores of Palm Beach County, Florida, is the Gulf Stream current--a remarkable "river" within an ocean. The current's journey across the Atlantic Ocean connects southeast Florida and southwest Great Britain as it streams steadily north at speeds of 97 km a day; moving 100 times as much water as all the rivers on…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Foreign Countries, Earth Science, Constructivism (Learning)
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Hollenbeck, Amy Feiker; Saternus, Kara – Reading Teacher, 2013
As teachers and leaders move forward in implementing the Common Core State Standards within classrooms across 46 states, it is essential to consider the question of what knowledge is included in the English Language Arts Standards, and what knowledge is not present. The authors of the Common Core delineate an increasingly complex body of knowledge…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Ranz-Smith, Deborah J. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2013
Teachers are asked to examine the potential opportunities for connecting themes of childhood play to the skills, habits of the mind, and principles of the disciplines. A comparative analysis of the explanations of first graders and the perceptions of their teachers, in separate focus groups, revealed a disparity in the significance of narrative…
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Lewis, Ingrid; Corcoran, Su Lyn; Juma, Said; Kaplan, Ian; Little, Duncan; Pinnock, Helen – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
Interest in inclusive education in the global south has grown significantly since the adoption of the Salamanca Statement in 1994. Increasingly, those who fund and provide education want to be seen taking action on inclusion generally and disability inclusion specifically. However, the much-welcomed enthusiasm to respond to global commitments is…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Quality, Inclusion, Sustainability
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Schumm, Walter R.; Webb, Farrell J.; Castelo, Carlos S.; Akagi, Cynthia G.; Jensen, Erick J.; Ditto, Rose M.; Spencer Carver, Elaine; Brown, Beverlyn F. – Teaching Sociology, 2002
Discusses the use of historical events as examples for teaching college level statistics courses. Focuses on examples of the space shuttle Challenger, Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), and the RMS Titanic. Finds real life examples can bridge a link to short term experiential learning and provide a means for long term understanding of statistics. (KDR)
Descriptors: Correlation, Educational Research, Experiential Learning, Higher Education
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Baker, Romona – Physics Teacher, 1990
Described is an activity in which groups of students investigate engineering principles by writing a feasibility study to raise the luxury liner, Titanic. The problem statement and directions, and suggestions for problem solutions are included. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Computation, Engineering, High Schools
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