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8 Water and its impurities
Atoms, elements and molecules are the building blocks of everything that makes up our world, including ourselves. In this unit you will learn the basic chemistry of how these components work together, starting with a chemical compound we are all very familiar with – water.
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After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • understand how the English language has changed over time from its origins to the present day;

  • understand the relationship between the history of the English language and social and political processes;

  • demonstrate aspects of the shifting configurations of English language practices and the social, cultural and political histories from which texts emerge;

  • understand methods of enquiry in
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This unit was written by Professor Grahame F. Thompson, Professor of Political Economy at The Open University. Researching the political economy of the international system and the process of ‘globalization’.

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1.2 Challenges to child-centredness: the curriculum and assessment 5–14 programme

In Scotland, the Scottish Curriculum and Assessment 5–14 Programme is an essential part of the initiative that has been promoted by HM Inspectorate as upholding and maintaining the standard of pupils' achievements in Scottish schools. A Scottish Education Department (SED) consultative paper enjoined the inspectorate to ‘pay particular attention in their inspection of schools to the extent to which schools and education authorities have had regard to the national curricular policies
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What's the cause of psychological distress in people with cancer? Emily Banks
Professor Emily Banks gives this lecture 'Is psychological distress in people living with cancer related to the diagnosis, treatment or their level of disability?' at The Australian National University on 18 November 2010. It is widely accepted that people living with a diagnosis of cancer experience higher levels of psychological distress than the general population. However, cancer is a heterogeneous condition and recent evidence suggests that, although high levels of psychological distress a
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Inner space: String theory & the universes' hidden dimensions - Yau Shing-Tung
Professor Yau Shing-Tung gives this lecture entitled 'The shape of inner space: String theory & the geometry of the universes' hidden dimensions' at The Australian National University on 24 November 2010. String theory says we live in a ten-dimensional universe, but that only four are accessible to our everyday senses. According to theorists, the missing six are curled up in bizarre structures known as Calabi-Yau manifolds. The discoverer of these manifolds, Professor Yau Shing-Tung, will descr
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Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim: Social Justice & Political Change at ANU
Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim gives this lecture entitled 'Social Justice & Political Change: The Malaysian Experience' at The Australian National University on 15 November 2010. Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim is the Leader of the Opposition in the opposition alliance called the Pakatan Rakyat (People Pact). He was Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia from 1993-1998. He also served as Minister of Finance for Malaysia from 1991-1998. He was dismissed from office in 1998 and imprisoned after a trial described
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Matthew Gray - Middle East Conspiracy Theories: Scenes from the sandy knoll
Conspiracy theories are common in the Middle East, and cover a range of topics from US policy to 9/11, Israel's Mossad and even the death of Princess Diana. Foreign powers, local leaders, and societal actors all feature in them. Where do these conspiracy theories come from, and what do they mean? In this lecture Dr Matthew Gray examines this question by looking at several of the region's most prevalent conspiracy theories and addressing what each says about the region's politics, social dynamics
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Celebrating ND Club Service
Summary of service project completed to commemorate ND vs. Army by New York area clubs. Highlights shown of club service year round. http://mynotredame.nd.edu/s/1210/index.aspx?sid=1210&gid=1&pgid=298
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The Butterfly Dragon
Animation from COFA student Sushan Yue, winner of the Wacom Award for best 2D work at the 2010 COFA Annual Awards.
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6.1 What is a pie chart?
Your course might not include any maths or technical content but, at some point during your studies, it’s likely that you’ll come across information represented in charts, graphs and tables. You’ll be expected to know how to interpret this information, and possibly encouraged to present your own findings in this way. This unit will help you to develop the skills you need to do this, and gain the confidence to use them. This unit can be used in conjunction with, and builds on the ‘Working
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Guided Reading Example
This six minute how-to video shows a teacher/parent using a  guided reading session and some of the question types you could ask. The video quality is shaky and some of the questions don't appear to have a pattern, but the video does offer some insights about this method.
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More working with charts, graphs and tables
Your course might not include any maths or technical content but, at some point during your studies, it’s likely that you’ll come across information represented in charts, graphs and tables. You’ll be expected to know how to interpret this information, and possibly encouraged to present your own findings in this way. This unit will help you to develop the skills you need to do this, and gain the confidence to use them. This unit can be used in conjunction with, and builds on the ‘Working
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Asia Forum 2006 Opening Session
Discussions were led by LSE academics: Professor Danny Quah, Head of Economics Department; Dr Razeen Sally, senior lecturer in international political economy and head of the international trade policy unit and Professor Robert Wade, professor of political economy and development at DESTIN. Other speakers included: Sheila Dikshit, chief minister of Delhi; Nandan M Nilekani, chief executive officer of Infosys; Mr Sun Yuxi, Chinese Ambassador to India, and Dr YV Reddy, governor of the Reserve Bank
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After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the concept of ’ (knowledge and understanding);

  • Engage with and review debates about selected key concepts relevant to the study of families and personal relationships;

  • Identify connections between concepts and the themes they raise for research and for social policy;

  • Understand some of the social processes underlying research around family issue
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2.1 Overview
The heritage traditions of Scotland are unique in comparison to the rest of Britain. This unit uses two case studies to demonstrate how heritage sites have helped to forge the Scottish national identity and history.
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9 What the world said – or, the politics of the exotic
In this unit we examine the Royal Pavillion at Brighton, and its relationship to nineteenth century romanticism and exoticism. We begin with a biographical discussion of the Prince of Wales, afterwards Prince Regent and eventually King George IV, to whose specifications the Pavillion was built. With the help of video and still images we take a tour of the Pavillion, examining the exterior then a series of interior rooms as a visitor in the 1820s may have experienced them. Besides this we look at
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8 How ‘Romantic’ is the Pavilion?
In this unit we examine the Royal Pavillion at Brighton, and its relationship to nineteenth century romanticism and exoticism. We begin with a biographical discussion of the Prince of Wales, afterwards Prince Regent and eventually King George IV, to whose specifications the Pavillion was built. With the help of video and still images we take a tour of the Pavillion, examining the exterior then a series of interior rooms as a visitor in the 1820s may have experienced them. Besides this we look at
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2 Forming the form

By and large, readers tend to agree whether a poem ‘works’ or not, even if it's not clear how or why it works. The best poems retain a certain mystery, but subsequent analysis invariably reveals various techniques the writer has employed to key into this commonality. The form a poem takes, whether it be free or traditional, reflects those techniques, and is itself vital in the unlocking of ‘the logic of the imagination’.

The form a poet chooses for any one poem
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