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Sunday, October 24, 2010

NYT Weekly Health Quiz:

The Weekly Health Quiz is another great interactive learning tool from the New York Times. The quiz is used more to spark curiosity and lead readers to learning rather than assess.

Answer each question, then click on the “Submit Answer” button to see if you are correct. After you answer the last question, click on “Results” to see your score. At any time, you may click the link on the right to see the article related to the question.

The School of Life: Helping people frame life's experiences

The School of Life is a small, storefront school in London focusing on life enrichment programs. It's an interesting mix of services and an interesting mix of educational forms: workshops, classes, resources, "sermons", etc.

From the website
The School of Life is a new social enterprise offering good ideas for everyday living.

We are based in a small shop in Central London where we offer a variety of programmes and services concerned with how to live wisely and well.

We address such questions as why work is often unfulfilling, why relationships can be so challenging, why it’s ever harder to stay calm and what one could do to try to change the world for the better.

The School of Life is a place to step back and think intelligently about these and other concerns. You will not be cornered by any dogma, but directed towards a variety of ideas - from philosophy to literature, psychology to the visual arts – that tickle, exercise and expand your mind. You’ll meet other curious, sociable and open-minded people in an atmosphere of exploration and enjoyment.

Via Swiss Miss

Visual learning and discovery learning blended

Lunch Line Redesign from a recent New York Times opinion piece is a wonderfully simple application of discovery learning theory. Learning is led by curiosity, and information is shared in small, digestible bites. The graphic contextualizes and illustrates the information.