Development Economics: Group coursework
This eight page Word document sets out a group project which counts for 25% of the mark on a second-year Development Economics option at the University of Southampton. The idea is to encourage students to apply the analysis introduced in lectures to a particular country of their choice.
The Virtual Jamestown Archive is a digital research, teaching and learning project that explores the legacies of the Jamestown settlement and "the Virginia experiment." As a work in progress, Virtual Jamestown aims to shape the national dialogue on the occasion of the four hundred-year anniversary observance in 2007 of the founding of the Jamestown colony.
Economics In Business (Macroeconomics)
This is a 59-page handout for a core unit delivered to Level 1 Business / Economics students. Around 250 students study the unit each year as taught by Nick Potts of Southampton Solent University.
Brazilian Portuguese year 1 semester B
This module is aimed at students in year 1 semester B (beginners Portuguese). The varied exercises cover a range of topics from a solar eclipse to the Portuguese language. The transcript reader of the listening exercises allows students to identify words/passages they find difficult to understand.
Chapter 03 - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain - Busy At War And Love
Chapter 03: Busy At War And Love. Classic Literature Video Book with synchronized text, interactive transcript, and closed captions in. Audio courtesy of Librivox. Read by John Greenman. (12:58)
Virtual Maths - 2D Shapes diagrams and formula
Diagram of 2D shapes, including formulas
SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Rachel Errthum
By: tcarrasc The Geochemical Characteristics of the lower Miocene Volcanic and Epiclastic Unit, Picacho State Recreation Area, SE California Rachel Errthum
40 question practice exam on sets of accounts are for years two and three of the Overseas Conference Company. Although written for the applied technology and finance module within the Tourism and entertainment course it is not topic specific. The questions. There is also a printout of the spreadsheet for year three accounts. You should use the information when answering the questions. The zip file is a Respondus file in WebCT/Vista 4-8 format that can be directly exported to x-stream VLE plus te
Ray Russell Inaugural Lecture "A life in music..."
Visiting Professor, Ray Russell delivered his inaugural lecture on Thursday 25 March in Gandhi Hall. Ray's lecture, entitled 'A Life in Music' covered highlights from his 40-year career in the music industry ranging from his first professional job with the John Barry Seven to working with Tina Turner and on classic television theme tunes including Bergerac and A Touch of Frost. The lecture was delivered in a unique format that saw Ray backed by a band including his sons, Charlie and George, on b
The 2007 Carnegie Lecture - Dee Caffari's lecture, 'Dare, dream, discover, inspire'
In May 2006, Dee became the first woman to sail solo, non-stop around the world against the prevailing winds and currents, completing the Aviva Challenge. Having won the 2007 Raymarine YJA Yachtsman of the Year Award, Dee plans to enter the 2008/9 Vendée Globe round-the-world yacht race. Leeds Met is delighted that Dee has chosen a team of sport scientists from Leeds Met's Centre for Performance Sport to support her physiological, nutritional and psychological preparations for the challenge. Th
Work Experience for Employability: Preparing for Work Experience
Work experience is any time spent with an employer increasing your skills and knowledge. This could be a year long placement or internship where you might complete a specific project and work in a variety of departments or a period of a few weeks where you can sample the sector/industry that you are interested in. Some students use the Christmas and Easter vacations for work experience placements or you might spend one day 'shadowing' someone at work. But work experience can still usefully be ga
Theories and concepts
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or dowloaded as a zip file As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10 The War on Iraq and the US and British invasion of the country in 2003 has led to huge tensions in geopolitics. At the same time, the supposed ‘threat’ of international terrorism and continuing financial turmoil in the world economy have both brought to the fore the global politics of co-operation and confrontation. Whilst it might be possible to agree on the significance of th
Introduction to European politics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Spring Semester 2009 This module seeks to provide students with an understanding of the rationale and key stages of European integration, as well as of the institutions of the European Union and its functioning. Topics covered will include an overview of the History of European integration, key approaches to integration, the main institutions (Council, Commission, Court of Justice, European Parliament)
Understanding global politics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009. This module introduces global politics through the major theoretical, historical and empirical ways of seeing international relations. Different claims, about, for example, human nature, power, war, peace, the state, society, law and politics are offered by thinkers who exercise a major influence on our contemporary understanding. These claims contribute to different approaches to
Sounds Good - Audio Feedback
online resources from the JISC funded Sounds Good project. Can digital audio be used to give students quicker, better feedback on their work? That was the central question for the ‘Sounds Good’ project. We were based at Leeds Metropolitan University and operated between January 2008 and February 2009. Originally intended as a six-month pilot project, funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), we started with a team of about 15 teachers in a range of disciplines exploring the u
Learning and study styles - group work
This document outlines a sample session for groups of year 1 undergraduates. The session asks students to think about how they learn and identifies their learning style. It also asks the group to analyse how well it has been working. It is therefore a useful session early on in a PBL curriculum, or a curriculum which uses extensive group learning. A useful addition to the session is a short video clip of current students talking about their own experiences, and also some sample MCQ questions for
Core Physics PBL – Otherton Airport: Crosswinds are Critical.
‘Otherton Airport’ is a first year Group Research project to be undertaken by small groups of (approximately 4) students, working as teams to perform a variety of experiments to address the problem posed to them. The basic theory required for the project can be found in the course book (Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Tipler), although it may be necessary to research some additional theory. The task set in the accompanying project brief is designed to test your ability to work as a t
Core Physics PBL – An Insurance Scam?
‘An Insurance Scam’ is a first year PBL project to be undertaken by small groups of (approximately 4) students, working as teams to perform a variety of experiments to answer a set of questions posed to them. Each group will work in a couple of pairs, each pair performing some experiments and then sharing their findings with the other. The theory required for this PBL is written in the course book (Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Tipler), although some rational thinking may be required
Core Physics PBL – Sugar Capacity.
‘Sugar Capacity’ is a first year PBL project to be undertaken by small groups of (approximately 4) students, working as teams to perform a variety of experiments to answer a set of questions posed to them. The theory required for this PBL is written in the course books (Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Tipler and Mathematical Physics Vol2) although some rational thinking may be required to extend this knowledge or apply it to an area not yet understood by students. Students will have f