Alison Ledgerwood joined the Department of Psychology at UC Davis in 2008 after completing her PhD in social psychology at New York University. She is interested in understanding how people think, and how they can think better. Her research, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, investigates how certain ways of thinking about an issue tend to stick in people’s heads. Her classes on social psychology focus on understanding the way people think and behave in social situations, and how to harness that knowledge to potentially improve the social world in which we all live.
A global entertainment icon and beloved Mississippian explains the meaning of life.
A short film about a man counting down the days to Christmas so he can continue his yearly tradition sparked by a tragic moment from the past.
Created by Anzara. Written & Directed by Phil Beastall. Starring Chris Ilston and Natalie Martins.
by Katherine Reilly
Many of us hold our childhood memories in high regard; the joy of seeing your father come home from work, the sense of security one would feel when held in the protective embrace of a loved one, but one of the most fondest memories I cherish of my childhood, is that of my mother reading bedtime stories to me.
CLIL stands for Content and Language Integrated Learning and refers to teaching subjects such as science, history and geography to students through a foreign language. For a brief introduction to CLIL, check the video below.
by Elizabeth Mulvahill, September 26, 2019
by Katherine Reilly
Believe it or not, there was a time when the idea of using a computer to perform any task seemed outlandish. The cost of purchasing such equipment, the unfamiliarity one felt around it, and of course the apprehension of misuse, loomed in everyone’s mind as the computer market started booming. Today, however, it would be incomprehensible to even consider performing simple tasks without electronic assistance. Travelling, medical treatments and occupational tasks have become intricately intertwined with technology. Education has become no exception, as students are open to the miraculous and perhaps hazardous world of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Thus, the burning question remains; is ICT in education truly worth the hype?
I’m never tired of watching this speech…
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
As the title dictates, how far back in time could you travel and still be able to communicate effectively? Let’s see what Simon Whistler has to say from ‘Today I found Out!’