22 janvier 2020

Institut de l’Engagement - Nos convictions

Institut de l'EngagementDepuis la création du Service Civique en 2010, plus de cent mille jeunes s’engagent chaque année, en volontariat ou en bénévolat, dans une mission d’intérêt général.
Certains s’y révèlent, voire s’y reconstruisent ; ils définissent et consolident leur projet d’avenir.
L’Institut de l’Engagement a été créé en 2012 pour ouvrir grand les portes à celles et ceux qui se sont révélés par leur engagement au service de l’intérêt général, et leur permettre de réaliser un projet d’avenir à la hauteur de leurs qualités. Plus...

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« Journées citoyennes » sur le racisme et l’antisémitisme (Camp des Milles)

Le site du Camp des Milles, dernier vestige des camps de rétention ouverts en 1939 par le gouvernement français, est devenu un lieu d’éducation et de prévention sur le racisme et l’antisémitisme. Il reçoit chaque année des milliers de jeunes pour un parcours alliant visite historique et ateliers citoyens autour de deux messages clef : «Ne rien faire c’est laisser faire» ; «Chacun peut réagir, chacun peut résister, chacun à sa manière». Deux «Journées Citoyennes», rassemblements de jeunes, se dérouleront en 2020 : les Missions Locales intéressées sont invitées à se rapprocher de l’Ecole de la 2ème chance la plus proche sur son territoire, les E2C étant partenaires de la Fondation EDF qui propose cette journée. Plus...

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Controlled Vocabularies

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Controlled Vocabularies
Canada maintains a registry of controlled vocabularies for use in Dublin Core metadata elements. This page links to a wide variety of them, including audience, coverage, format, various subjects, and more. It's a good example of a controlled vocabulary, but may not be useful for everyone, as it is fairly narrowly targeted. And sometimes the choices are odd; in the audience vocabulary, for example, you can specify 'women' as an audience, but not 'men'. Related: the Government of Canada DC application profile for resource discovery. There is also a guide to the development of controlled vocabularies in Canada by the Government On-Line (GOL) Metadata Working Group. More...

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Teachers Discovering the Musician Within: GarageBand Is Key

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Teachers Discovering the Musician Within: GarageBand Is Key
OK, I didn't think much of the music samples offered in this post, but I'm not really into funk. What I will say is that, like Clay Burell, I was amazed to discover what GarageBand can do, and I think it's an absolutely fantastic tool to use to teach people music. More...

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Dr. Alfred Crockus and Crosley Shelvador, M.D.

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Dr. Alfred Crockus and Crosley Shelvador, M.D.
Oy. I think that the lecturing career of Dan Hodgins - an "internationally known presenter" - is about to come to a screeching halt. This stems from a teacher who reported that "Red flags went up for me when, very early in his presentation, he showed a drawing of the brain and claimed that, 'Girls see the details of experiences... Boys see the whole but not the details.'" A detailed examination of Hodgins's claim found no evidence of the difference - nor of the brain region he describes, the 'Crockus' ("the detailed section of the brain, a part of the frontal lope"), nor of the supposed discoverer of the Crockus, Dr. Alfred Crockus, nor the Boston Medical University Hospital, where Crockus is supposed to have worked. The name, indeed, bears more resemblance to slang than to any living human (or human brain area). Crockus is about to come into existence, however, as a new award, the Dr. Alfred Crockus Award for the misuse of neuroscience. More...

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We Are Opening the Social Graph

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. We Are Opening the Social Graph
"We think," writes Six Apart's David Recordon, "that making the social graph visible is a powerful and necessary first step to freeing people from managing their network of relationships one piece at a time." With a GPL version of Moveable Type coming soon and open source prototype applications that open up the management of social networks, we will have the functionality we enjoy today on places like Facebook available anywhere on the web. More...

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Exploitive Corporate Scum Love Creative Commons

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Exploitive Corporate Scum Love Creative Commons
The discussion is a lot more reasonable than the headline sounds. The point is that it seems clear thant commercial entities are using Creative Commons tagged photos and content in advertising. Sounds fine - but what about the unpaid models appearing in the photo, photographed as they were just walking down the street minding their own business? Now I read today that this is OK in the U.S., but Canadian privacy laws prohibit the commercial use of a person's image without their permission. More...

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Bornstein, Kawasaki, Changing the World

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Bornstein, Kawasaki, Changing the World
You can change the world, but I think the world has to want to change. How many leaders, I wonder, looked to see where things were going, leapt out in front, and then got lucky as events bore out their original vision? That's how businesses operate - they keep trying, until something sticks. CEOs are just as often lucky as they are good. You can't do that in the non-profit sector. you can't just say, "Well Cambodia isn't selling, I think I'll try Gabon." And you can't just go 'out of business' and start over from scratch. More...

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What Is Xtreme Podcasting?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. What Is Xtreme Podcasting?
I'm not sure I would call this 'Xtreme Podcasting' - it bears only a faint resemblance to Xtreme Programming. Maybe 'structured podcasting'. "We're trying to help people take their podcasting to the next level by delving more deeply into the design process of producing an effective, educational podcast. How? Primarily by taking an instructional design approach, and analyzing information needs and audiences to determine if podcasting is the right match with your instructional needs". More...

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Do I need a Dutch language certificate to study in the Netherlands?

However, all students looking to study in a programme in Dutch, must show proof of Dutch language competence. To obtain a Dutch language certificate like the CNaVT (Certificaat Nederlands als Vreemde Taal), a B2 Dutch language certification test has to be completed and passed (Educatief Startbekwaam (STRT)– B2). To receive a Dutch language certificate like CNaVT, several parts of the language are tested, including:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Listening comprehension
  • Oral expression
  • Writing expression

The Dutch certificate CNaVT is a language test for foreign learners of Dutch who plan to study in the Netherlands, or who require recognised certification of their language skills. More...

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