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
Read the whole post –> Using simple models to explain complicated concepts – the timing of the transit of Venus
The new funding rules for the US Department of Education’s $650 million Investing in Innovation appear based on an out-of-date model of evidence-based policy and hierarchy of evidence.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.
Read the whole post –> Investing In Innovation – a need to apply what we know about evidence-based policy