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The effects of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme on schools: A systematic review of the literature
Description:
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is a rigorous secondary curriculum offered in schools around the world. In Canada and the Unites States, the IB DP often runs additional to local curricula, is viewed as an added challenge, and is often treated as a high achievement program. Despite the popularity of the IB DP, its overall effects on schools and their populations remain only partially understood. This systematic review of the IB DP literature has the purpose of answering two questions. One, to what extent have the effects of the IB DP been represented and discussed in the literature so far? And two, what can we learn about the IB DP in Canada and the United States by looking at the effects of the program that have been studied in the literature so far? Thirty-five papers on the IB DP in Canada and the Unites States were included in this study. These papers were annotated and their findings were coded for the types of effects of the IB DP that they included. These types of effects were qualitatively grouped into themes, and quantitatively analyzed for frequency. Based on the findings, the IB DP seems to positively impact academics and the college experience, but still has potential weaknesses in areas of school climate and non-academics. Issues of access for marginalized groups of students are not yet well enough studied or understood. Schools wishing to implement the IB DP for its benefits should also carefully consider its drawbacks and ensure appropriate supports are in place.
Author/Creators:
Chelsea Androschuk
Title:
LIS 598 Information Policy - Winter 2017 - Lecture 11 (video)
Description:
This is the elevnth lecture from the Winter 2017 offering of LIS 598 Information Policy. This lecture covers Internet Policy. The lecture is available as a PowerPoint with audio or video (.wmv) file. All of the underlying files including the audio is available in the .zip file. Note that there is no text transcript for this lecture. Comments and critique on this presentation and any other material for LIS 598 Information Policy – Winter 2017 can be sent to Michael B. McNally at: mmcnally@ualberta.ca
Author/Creators:
McNally, Michael B
Title:
LIS 598 Information Policy - Winter 2017 - Lecture 11 - Underlying Files
Description:
This is the elevnth lecture from the Winter 2017 offering of LIS 598 Information Policy. This lecture covers Internet Policy. The lecture is available as a PowerPoint with audio or video (.wmv) file. All of the underlying files including the audio is available in the .zip file. Note that there is no text transcript for this lecture. Comments and critique on this presentation and any other material for LIS 598 Information Policy – Winter 2017 can be sent to Michael B. McNally at: mmcnally@ualberta.ca
Author/Creators:
McNally, Michael B
Title:
LIS 598 Information Policy - Winter 2017 - Lecture 11
Description:
This is the elevnth lecture from the Winter 2017 offering of LIS 598 Information Policy. This lecture covers Internet Policy. The lecture is available as a PowerPoint with audio or video (.wmv) file. All of the underlying files including the audio is available in the .zip file. Note that there is no text transcript for this lecture. Comments and critique on this presentation and any other material for LIS 598 Information Policy – Winter 2017 can be sent to Michael B. McNally at: mmcnally@ualberta.ca
Author/Creators:
McNally, Michael B
Title:
'mingled with all kinds of colours'
Description:
My work is about the exploration of everyday-life, colour and the imagination. Making paintings is my way of understanding the dynamic and ever-changing sociological, cultural, and digital fabric of North American society. My practice involves creating a poetic network of images that utilize a range of styles to create representations reflecting my own experience through ‘the everyday.’ The everyday can be as simple as looking at a pair of running shoes or looking at the sunlight as it moves across the snow. But the everyday is also about the patterns and rhythms that unfold and exist in the activities and social spaces we move through and inhabit. For instance, the painting titled ‘looking into the commemorative water fountain at ground zero, NYC’, points to the complex relationships that have developed across large parts of the planet, which continue to have significant consequences for how governments behave and how communities deal with important issues that address their personal and social lives. My work investigates both representational and abstract forms of painting. To be more specific, I am interested in the connections and meaning I find between nature, observed reality and abstraction. I explore these aspects of my practice with colour, line, form, shape, scale and materials. I often use photographs with the intention of re-interpreting the photograph using colour, scale and medium. An example, is the painting titled ‘a group of young women looking at a sculpture with docent outside the institute of contemporary art, Boston. In the painting, is a group of figures and patterns of form and colour. The use of colour and form moves the eye across the surface, rather than using line and perspective. The composition is also off-centre which creates further movement. The paintings with ‘Jenny and Jasper’ are inspired by my interest in the imagination and finding a way to make a visual narrative about social and cultural issues. In many paintings Jenny and Jasper are in their vehicle, driving along and observing the world outside their window. The background in these works often depicts abstract spaces that I have made intuitively, using line and colour. In the work ‘driving around the garden of cupid and psyche’ Jenny and Jasper are seen driving around a space full of colour and movement. I like the idea that Jenny and Jasper are living in a virtual universe. Along with the Jenny and Jasper paintings, I pursued my interest in representation, and the use of paint, colour, and photography. I select photographs to paint based on their composition and content. An example is the painting, ‘mother and daughter standing in front of an installation at the metropolitan museum of art, NYC.’ In this work, we see through the eyes of the mother and daughter who are looking at an image. We also are looking at a painting - an image. The image seems to pose a question about the value and the role of the art object: what is it the viewer wants or desires to see? The use of colour throughout the paintings has to do with colour’s lack of definition. Colour allows the painter and the viewer to expand their relationship to what they see, to use their imagination, to see further possibilities. Through colour, beauty becomes more than just an object or entity but a way of interacting and seeing other things. The painting ‘swatches’ focuses on colour and materiality, both in the painting itself and as the subject of the painting. The image is taken from a photograph I took of a panel of swatches during my visit to the Jewish Museum (NYC) to see an exhibition of haute-couture fashion. The swatches are part of not only a complex global industry but have a role in the creative process of fashion design. The intention of my painting it is to evoke a sense of being and agency. The imagination is necessary part of this because it’s a space of play. Through my art, I hope to spark the imagination of the viewer, to see and perceive what is happening in their surroundings, to derive meaning, and to see how things can change, to move forward. Adrian Emberley
Author/Creators:
Adrian Emberley
Title:
Digital Futures 2017 (Cochrane)
Description:
This slide deck contains the slides for three sessions at Digital Futures 2017 (Cochrane). Included are the slides for Broadband 101, Broadband 102, and a Review of the CRTC's Basic Service Objective Decision.
Author/Creators:
McMahon, Rob
Title:
Why Music Majors Pursue Music Despite the Risk of Playing-related Injuries
Description:
Music is an occupation that has existed across cultures and societies for millennia. What music means and how it is used differ depending on the context of an individual’s life. University music majors often pursue music as a future career goal, despite the fact that playing-related injuries are a significant risk for this population and could end their careers. The purpose of this study was to investigate why university music majors pursue music despite the risk of playing- related injuries. This qualitative study used a naturalistic approach and focus groups to collect data. Nine students participated in two focus group sessions. The data were transcribed verbatim and analyzed for themes. The results of the study indicate that both personal and environmental factors influence the participants’ decision to continue to participate in music. Some students also were willing to play through pain, which is contrary to Maslow’s theory of human needs, and many students experienced difficulties accessing desirable health care. Although an injury could terminate a student’s ability to participate in music, the occupation of music itself transcended this danger. For several musicians, quitting was not a desirable option. These findings have clinical implications for health care workers with respect to modifying treatment to address musicians’ specialized needs. Occupational therapists use a holistic and client-centered approach to care and offer interventions such as compensatory techniques, assistive devices, and methods of energy conservation that may facilitate continuing with this valued occupation.
Author/Creators:
Park, Anna
Title:
LIS 598 Information Policy - Winter 2017 - Lecture 10 (video)
Description:
This is the tenth lecture from the Winter 2017 offering of LIS 598 Information Policy. This lecture covers Telecommunications Policy. The lecture is available as a PowerPoint with audio or video (.wmv) file. All of the underlying files including the audio is available in the .zip file. Note that there is no text transcript for this lecture. Comments and critique on this presentation and any other material for LIS 598 Information Policy – Winter 2017 can be sent to Michael B. McNally at: mmcnally@ualberta.ca
Author/Creators:
McNally, Michael B
Title:
LIS 598 Information Policy - Winter 2017 - Lecture 10
Description:
This is the tenth lecture from the Winter 2017 offering of LIS 598 Information Policy. This lecture covers Telecommunications Policy. The lecture is available as a PowerPoint with audio or video (.wmv) file. All of the underlying files including the audio is available in the .zip file. Note that there is no text transcript for this lecture. Comments and critique on this presentation and any other material for LIS 598 Information Policy – Winter 2017 can be sent to Michael B. McNally at: mmcnally@ualberta.ca
Author/Creators:
McNally, Michael B
Title:
LIS 598 Information Policy - Winter 2017 - Lecture 10 - Underlying Files
Description:
This is the tenth lecture from the Winter 2017 offering of LIS 598 Information Policy. This lecture covers Telecommunications Policy. The lecture is available as a PowerPoint with audio or video (.wmv) file. All of the underlying files including the audio is available in the .zip file. Note that there is no text transcript for this lecture. Comments and critique on this presentation and any other material for LIS 598 Information Policy – Winter 2017 can be sent to Michael B. McNally at: mmcnally@ualberta.ca
Author/Creators:
McNally, Michael B

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