How to thrive in challenging times
Can the financial system, as we know it, continue? Over the coming decade, how is the political and economic framework of economic policy likely to change, and how is this likely to impact on business and industry?
6.1 What must qualifying social workers do?
Social work is a vital element in how our society cares for those in need. This unit looks at the meaning of ‘social work values’ as well as the different approaches to social work and the skills involved.
Managing risk in your organisation Three Generations of Distance Education Pedagogy: Challenges and Opportunities 1.1 Introduction Heather Grady interview on the MDG Review
Julian Birkinshaw, Professor of Strategic and International Management discusses how poor risk management decisions could have been avoided by using three complimentary approaches to risk management: formalisation, externalisation and personalisation
Professor Terry Anderson, Canada Research Chair in Distance Education, Athabasca University, Canada, has an incredible knowledge of online learning, and his work on the uses of technology in support of open and distance education is at the forefront of research in this area. He will address the challenges of expanding access to high quality distance learning and the growing opportunities to create and sustain learning connections using both old and new approaches to distance education. Held 30
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the approach to medicine was vastly different from today. Health is now recognised, at least in most European countries, as a universal right, but what was it like in the past? How did social and political boundaries affect access to treatment, and what were the treatments of the day? This unit examines how Scottish healthcare institutions were influenced by these underlying social, economic, political and cultural contexts.
IDS co-hosted a high-level event to debate progress on the Millennium Development Goals on 25 January. Heather Grady, Managing Director, Realizing Rights was asked the question: What is needed to build political momentum towards the MDGs?
Three Generations of Distance Education Pedagogy: Challenges and Opportunities
Heather Grady interview on the MDG Review