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Teaching Company

Works: 6,845 works in 14,271 publications in 1 language and 314,878 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction films  Lectures  Educational films  Instructional films  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sacred books  Creeds  Short films  Biography 
Roles: Distributor, Producer, Publisher, isb
Classifications: QP376, 612.82
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Most widely held works by Teaching Company
Meaning from data : Statistics made clear by Michael Starbird( Visual )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who was the greatest baseball hitter of all time? How likely is it that a poll is correct? Is it smart to buy last year's highest-performing stock? These questions all involve the interpretation of statistics, and this film is an introduction to this vitally important subject in today's data-driven society. Explanations for terms such as mean, median, percentile, quartile, statistically significant, and bell curve, and scores of other statistical concepts are covered. The emphasis is on the role of statistics in daily life, giving a broad overview of how statistical tools are employed in risk assessment, college admissions, drug testing, fraud investigation, and a host of other applications
Understanding the human body : an introduction to anatomy and physiology by Anthony A Goodman( Visual )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You live with it 24 hours a day, but how well do you really know it? This course is an owner's manual to a remarkably complex, resilient, and fascinating structure: the human body. Using detailed color illustrations, life-sized models, and, even a video shot during surgery, this course examines the major systems of the body, explaining exactly how things work and why they sometimes don't. Each lecture concentrates on a particular organ or organ system, beginning with the cardiovascular system, and on through the respiratory, nervous, digestive, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, musculoskeletal, and immune systems. The last also investigates the biology of cancer. This course introduces anatomy and correlates the findings in anatomy with the functioning of the normal human body, its physiology
Change and motion : calculus made clear by Michael Starbird( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Michael Starbird of the University of Texas at Austin presents the fundamental features of calculus and shows how they can be understood and applied in many settings, with the goal that viewers comprehend these concepts as meaningful ideas, not as the manipulation of meaningless symbols
Building great sentences : exploring the writer's craft by Brooks Landon( Visual )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great writing begins--and ends--with the sentence. Whether two words ("Jesus wept.") or 1,287 words (a sentence in William Faulkner's Absalom! Absalom!), sentences have the power to captivate, entertain, motivate, educate, and, most importantly, delight. Understanding the variety of ways to construct sentences, from the smallest clause to the longest sentence, is important to enhancing your appreciation of great writing and potentially improving your own. This course applies the sentence-oriented approach to studying writing and provides a larger context for what makes sentences great. Students investigate how to recognize the mechanics of sentences, how language works on thoughts and emotions, and learn basic strategies to sharpen their ability to recognize great sentences and make their own writing more effective
Understanding the brain by Jeanette Norden( Visual )

18 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Designed as a survey course to introduce individuals without a background in science to the modern field of neuroscience. Drawing on everyday experience and popular books, as well as current research, the course seeks to amaze and inform the learner about" the brain -- Course guidebook
Einstein's relativity and the quantum revolution : modern physics for non-scientists by Richard Wolfson( Visual )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relativity and quantum physics touch the very basis of physical reality, altering commonsense notions of space and time, cause and effect. Both have reputations for complexity, but the basic ideas behind relativity and quantum physics are, in fact, simple and comprehensible by anyone. The essence of relativity in a single sentence: The laws of physics are the same for all observers in uniform motion. Relativity and quantum physics are the gateway to understanding the latest in science news - theories about time travel, string theory, black holes, space telescopes, particle accelerators, and other cutting-edge developments
From Monet to Van Gogh : a history of Impressionism by Richard R Brettell( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Brettell, Professor of Aesthetic Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas, introduces the style, subject, and function of Impressionist painting by artists including Monet, Renoir, Cassatt, Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Van Gogh. Explains how Impressionism changed the way that people see the world and examines how these artists documented life in the latter half of the 19th century and provided models of behavior, decorum, and urban beauty that persist to this day
Great world religions by John L Esposito( Visual )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam has more than 1.2 billion adherents worldwide. Today, it is imperative that the West understand Islam's role as both a religion and a way of life, what Muslims believe, their practices and history. This set of twelve thirty-minute lectures present an exploration of Islamic law, mysticism, civilization, and Muslim life and society through the ages. Examines the "struggle for the soul of Islam" occurring today between conservatives and reformers, mainstream Muslims and extremists, and how it affects individuals and world events, and particularly the challenges surrounding the role of women in Islam
Museum masterpieces : the Louvre by Richard R Brettell( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series of lectures introduces the greatest of universal museums. Its aim is not comprehensive. The focus is narrowed to the Department of Paintings, which is responsible for European paintings from the Middle Ages until the mid-19th century. These works of art form an encyclopedic summary of the achievements of painters that can be called the single most important such collection in the world. The aim of these lectures is to both prepare new viewers for a visit and to be a "study aid" for those who have been and gone before. Critic and historian Richard Brettell begins with an overview of the Louvre's colorful history as royal palace, art academy, and national showcase. The lectures explore some of the most beautiful and renowned examples of European painting, including masterworks by Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Watteau, Rubens and Vermeer
What are the chances? : probability made clear by Michael Starbird( Visual )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 lectures about probability delivered by Michael Starbird, professor of mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin
Great masters by Robert Greenberg( Recording )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and works of Ludwig van Beethoven
The life and writings of C.S. Lewis by Louis Markos( Recording )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve lectures on the author C.S. Lewis
The joy of science by Robert M Hazen( Visual )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English novelist and scientist C.P. Snow classed certain scientific ideas with the works of Shakespeare as things every educated person should know. The lectures in this series explore the fundamental discoveries and principles of the physical and biological sciences--physics, genetics, biology, astronomy, chemistry, meteorology, thermodynamics, and more--providing a comprehensive and integrated introduction to all of science. The Joy of Science, through enhancing an understanding of the physical world, offers a source of endless wonder and intellectual joy
The nature of earth : an introduction to geology by John J Renton( Visual )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These 36 half-hour lectures are your initiation into the geological world that lies just outside your door. "The Nature of Earth: An Introduction to Geology" introduces you to physical geology, the study of Earth's minerals, rocks, soils, and the processes that operate on them through time
Optimizing brain fitness by Richard M Restak( Visual )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of lectures on ways to improve brain performance
Argumentation : the study of effective reasoning by David Zarefsky( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures by Dr. David Zarefsky, Professor of Argumentation and Debate and Professor of Communication Studies, Northwestern University, cover the history of rhetoric and debate as well as analysis of different types of arguments in various situations
Great world religions by Isaiah Gafni( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 12 lectures of thirty minutes each, which survey the history, traditions, and practice of Judaism from biblical times to today, with explanations of the major aspects of Jewish culture. Focuses on Judaism from within and how it is understood by its adherents, past and present. Covers topics such as the sacred books of Judaism, modes of worship, the calendar and holidays, and rites of passage such as bar and bat mitzva and marriage. Illustrates how Judaism reinvented itself by embracing the rabbinical tradition after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 C.E. and considers the thinking of philosophers such as Maimonides
Great world religions : Christianity by Luke Timothy Johnson( Visual )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of Christianity, the world's largest religion, and discusses why, in addition to being vast and popular, it is also extremely complex and often highly contradictory. Explains why the central figures, elements, and creeds of Christianity are hard to fathom yet give Christianity its distinctive character. Covers topics such as Christianity's birth and expansion across the Mediterranean world, the development of its doctrine, its assertion that Jesus was both a man and God, its transformation upon becoming Rome's imperial religion, its many and deep connections to Western culture, and the tensions in Christianity today
Elements of jazz : from cakewalks to fusion by Bill Messenger( Recording )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of jazz, its elements, and the times from which it was born
The art of teaching : best practices from a master educator by Patrick Allitt( Visual )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching is more than a job-- it's a responsibility, one of the greatest responsibilities in civilized society. Teachers lay bare the mysteries of the world; train minds to explore, question, investigate, and discover; and ensure that knowledge is not lost or forgotten but passed on to future generations. Teachers shape lives in limitless ways, both inside and outside of the classroom. But teaching is no easy task. It's an art form that requires craft, sensitivity, creativity, and intelligence. Whether the classroom consists of 3 students or 300, it's important to be as effective and successful a teacher as possible, both for the students and for professional and personal growth. This course is designed to help develop and enhance teaching style; provide methods, tools, and advice for handling all manner of teaching scenarios; and help viewers achieve new levels of success as teachers
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