These sites offer useful addtional resources. Inclusion on the list does not constitute a complete endorsement of everything on each site unless otherwise stated. The links are directed primarily to non-mainstream ways of defining and tackling problems.
- Criminal / justice / conflict resolution
- Schooling / education: pedagogy / andragogy
- Graphicacy / animations
Consulting and Information Center for left-handers and Converted Left-handers.http://www.lefthander-consulting.org/english/This is the only site I know dedicated exclusively to the problems of converted left handers and how to manage those problems. I have visited Dr Brbara Sattler twice in Munich where she has established her centre. The double tragedy is (a) that her books are not available in English and (b) that her work has been ignored by the British Psychological Society and NICE and regarded as insignificant by a UK psychology professor.
Asymmetric Division of Labor in Human Skilled Bimanual Action
http://cogprints.org/This article presents a tentative theoretical framework for the study of asymmetry in the context of human bi-manual action. It is emphasized that in humans most skilled manual activities involve two hands playing different roles, a fact that has been often overlooked in the experimental study of human manual lateralization.
Criminal / justice / conflict resolution
The following sites are concerned with issues of justice including alternatives to the adversarial model for conflict resolution
Restorative Justice Council
http://www.restorativejustice.org.uk/Restorative Justice gives victims the chance to tell offenders the real impact of their crime, to get answers to their questions and to receive an apology. It gives the offenders the chance to understand the real impact of what they’ve done and to do something to repair the harm. Restorative Justice holds offenders to account for what they have done, personally and directly, and helps victims to get on with their lives. Restorative Justice is also being used successfully outside the Criminal Justice System, for example, in schools, workplaces, care homes, health services and communities.
The Prison Reform Trust
http://www.prisonreformtrust.org.uk/A report published [today] by the Prison Reform Trust, reveals that many people who should have been diverted into mental health or social care from police stations or courts are entering prisons, which are ill equipped to meet their needs, and then being discharged back into the community without any support. Too Little, Too Late: An Independent Review of Unmet Mental Health Need in Prison, supported by the Mercers Company, draws on information and evidence provided by the Independent Monitoring Boards of 57 prisons. From the unique perspective of these boards, we see a system under pressure struggling to respond to the complex needs of people, many of whom are in the wrong place.
Justice on GOV.UK
https://www.justice.gov.uk/This site offers links to broad areas of its responsibility in alphabetical order. Each area includes contact details, links to related sites, services, publications, reports and speeches.
The Clinical Disputes Forum is a unique organisation; a group of key people in the field of clinical negligence litigation and other clinical disputes, working together to try to make practical improvements to procedures and to reduce the number of patients who have to go to law to resolve their disputes with their doctors and other healthcare workers.
The Family Process Institute
http://www.familyprocess.org/This Institute is an independent, multidisciplinary, multinational organization dedicated to the development and exchange of new theory and research about families, systems and adaptive change.
The Expert Witness Institutehttps://www.ewi.org.uk/The EWI was launched in November 1996 to service and support experts. It acts as a voice for the expert witness community, supporting experts from all professional disciplines and lawyers who use the services of experts. Its functions are to encourage, train and educate experts and to improve and maintain their standards and status. The EWI actively works with a wide range of professional bodies to achieve this. The EWI is independent of outside commercial interests and is democratic, transparent and fully accountable to its members. It is a non-profit making company limited by guarantee The objective of the EWI is the support of the proper administration of justice and the early resolution of disputes through fair and unbiased expert evidence.
Schooling / education: pedagogy / andragogy
Notschool.nethttp://www.notschool.net/No longer an active site. It tells the tale of a remarkable project offering an alternative to traditional education for young people who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to engage with school or other complementary provisions such as home tutoring or specialist units.
https://www.doceo.co.uk/index.htmThis gives access to three linked sites exploring learning and teaching in college, adult and professional education by James Atherton. Although technically an andragogic site it should be equally inspiring to pedagogues and to interested non-professionals.
https://www.unesco.org/Welcome to the website of the Task Force on Education for the Twenty-first Century. The aim of this website is to further debate and reflection on the ideas expressed in Learning: the Treasure Within, the report to UNESCO of the International Commission on Education for the Twenty-first Century. Simply speaking, the Commission felt that education throughout life is based upon four pillars: learning to know, learning to do, learning to live together and learning to be.
https://www.mindsetworksThis site seems to have evolved from brainology.us. I include this reconstituted website because of its belief that children and adults can learn about their own learning. It offers a variety of online, interactive multimedia instructional programs.
The goal is to help students develop a growth mindset whereby they think of their intelligence as something they can develop through study and learning rather than as something fixed. We approach this by teaching students how the brain functions, learns, and remembers, and how it changes in a physical way when we exercise it. In addition, the program provides a practical set of skills for tackling academic challenges by showing students how to apply this knowledge to their schoolwork.
The following are explicitly research oriented sitesResearch Channel: French and YouTubehttps://www.researchchannel.org/prog/This is a useful French site. If you Google “Research Channel” you will come up with a YouTube Research Channel.
The Royal Society
https://royalsociety.org/Royal Society, the national academy of science of the UK and the Commonwealth, is at the cutting edge of scientific progress. “We support many top young scientists, engineers and technologists, influence science policy, debate scientific issues with the public and much more. We are an independent, charitable body which derives our authoritative status from over 1400 Fellows and Foreign Members”.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, “Triple A-S”
https://aaas.org/The (AAAS), is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide.
Graphicacy / animations
The Emergence of Graphicay http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_general_education/v048/48.2poracsky.htmlThree interconnected and although dated still highly relevant sites concerned with report writing by Greg Nail
- http://www.msresource.com/psy_rpt.html – report writing tips
- http://www.msresource.com/format.html – report writing format
- http://www.msresource.com/theory.html – report writing purposes
The Stroke: The Theory of Writing
http://www.hyphenpress.co.uk/books/978-0-907259-30-5/This is the first English-language edition of a major piece of thinking about writing (in its visual manifestation). Noordzij’s short and powerful text, illustrated with his own diagrams and examples, is the best exposition of a theory that is making a still growing impact on designers, and on those thinking about writing and letters.