Using simple models to explain complicated concepts – the timing of the transit of Venus

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Pic: Gestrgangleri. Wikipedia.

It’s a lovely sunny winter’s morning in Melbourne, and we just went outside to view the transit of Venus. (Safely of course – projecting the image onto white paper through a lens).

Afterwards we came back inside with all sorts of questions. In particular, why is the timing of this

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Investing In Innovation – a need to apply what we know about evidence-based policy

The new funding rules for the US Department of Education’s $650 million Investing in Innovation appear based on an out-of-date model of evidence-based policy and hierarchy of evidence. Recent developments in our understanding of evidence-based policy would suggest changes are needed to the selection criteria and to how successful proposals will be evaluated.

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