Knowledge and Learning In The News - 8/24/2005

In Asia, the Eyes Have It - wired magazine Asians and North Americans really do see the world differently. Shown a photograph, North American students of European background paid more attention to the object in the foreground of a scene, while students from China spent more time studying the background and taking in the whole scene, according to University of Michigan researchers. Offbeat Offsites -- Fast Company The New York Times reports today on new approaches to corporate team building. No longer will rope courses and trust games suffice. Today's corporate trainers are turning to cooking contests, drum circles, and dinner party-like mystery games. ICTs for Critical Thinking by wwwtools Although critical thinking is widely acclaimed as a Good Thing by educators, many are hard put to define it precisely. John Markoff - Technology Columnist and Author (podcast) by ITConversations How did the the licensing of the transistor Silicon Valley? Did Moore's Law come from Gordon Moore or was it borrowed from somone else else? And how did LSD and the Vietnam war help start the PC revolution? Part two is here. A group of one by Dave Gray A group is its own worst enemy. Why "Made in China" is good news for the U.S. by Salon The boom in the Chinese microchip industry has Americans worrying about lost jobs and national security. We should be praising it as a model of how globalization is supposed to work.

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