4.1 Introduction
The landscape of the British Isles has undergone dramatic changes during the history of the Earth, from shallow sea to desert to the familiar terrain of the 21st century. In this unit you will explore the processes that have shaped the British landscape over time, gaining insight into the geological evolution of the entire planet.
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3 A global view of Earth history
The landscape of the British Isles has undergone dramatic changes during the history of the Earth, from shallow sea to desert to the familiar terrain of the 21st century. In this unit you will explore the processes that have shaped the British landscape over time, gaining insight into the geological evolution of the entire planet.
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1 Landscape formation
The landscape of the British Isles has undergone dramatic changes during the history of the Earth, from shallow sea to desert to the familiar terrain of the 21st century. In this unit you will explore the processes that have shaped the British landscape over time, gaining insight into the geological evolution of the entire planet.
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Practicum’s (Teaching Experience) contribution to students’ learning to teach
Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2006. This paper reports on early findings of a long-term research project being carried out by the practicum (professional experience) team in the Faculty of Education (Epsom campus) at The University of Auckland, New Zealand.
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Making teaching fit: embodiment, gender and performance in Beginning Teachers’ working lives
This is a paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2006. The research was intended to explore “gendered social realities negotiated by Beginning Teachers in the constitution of their new professional identities”.
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Can listening to background music improve children’s behaviour and performance in mathematics?
This is a paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Conference, University of Warwick, 11-14 September 1997. The resource is a summary of two empirical studies designed to explore the effects of background music on children’s behaviour and their learning of mathematics.
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Introduction

This unit considers the way that judges make law, how the common law system works and the advantages and disadvantages of a system like the British one that relies heavily on such rules and rule making. The unit will set out the basic differences between ‘civil code’ systems and ‘common law’ systems, and consider the relationship between judge-made law and statutory law.

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Perceptions of Masters level PGCE
This research paper was presented at the 2008 British Educational Research Association (BERA) annual conference. It reports the initial findings of a pilot research study funded by the Education Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy (ESCalate) which sought to track the progress and effect of PGCE/M level provision in England, through investigating the opinions of a range of stakeholders in relation to the perceived benefits of the Masters level component of this qualification.
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Working Together: The Reform of Public Services
The Prime Minister has announced changes to education as part of the Government’s reform of public services entitled 'Working Together'. The policy is underpinned by a model of public involvement in the evaluation of services that the report likens to the feedback on websites such as Amazon and eBay. Choice and Personalisation for users of services are also emphasised, whilst proposing greater professional autonomy for some service providers in shaping provision to meet local needs.
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Going to School in India - Going to School in a Bus
This is one of eight short Teachers TV programmes in the series Going to School in India. The series, which has won a number of awards and been shown at many film festivals, was created by a former British teacher, Lisa Hydlauff, and is based on her DVD first published March 2007, which in turn was developed from her earlier book. The book, DVD and Teachers TV broadcasts are supported by a website. The title of this programme may be somewhat misleading, as it follows a young boy in Mumbai attend
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Without the Golden Handcuffs: Identity and belonging in challenging schools
This paper was first presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference in 2009. The paper is part of the doctoral research conducted by Jo McIntyre at the University of Nottingham. The research was based in three schools in the Midlands which are within socially deprived areas, exploring the reasons why twenty teachers within challenging areas and schools have chosen to embed their professional careers within these settings. It seeks to establish their motivations for t
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Anglo-Saxon Tour - British Museum (audio only)
Audio only Tour of the Anglo-Saxon exhibits on display at the British Museum by Dr S. D. Lee, Faculty of English, University of Oxford, 27th April 2007. Audio only Tour of the Anglo-Saxon exhibits on display at the British Museum by Dr S. D. Lee, Faculty of English, University of Oxford, 27th April 2007. A step-by-step guide to accompany you through the Anglo-Saxon exhibits on display in the British Museum's Early Medieval Room. This is designed to be used in the room itself.
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Politics and Popular Poetry in the Arab World
Professor Clive Holes gives a short talk on Arabic popular poetry; a medium of social satire and cultural criticism that is as important in Arabic culture as much as Social satire is in British culture. He also reads three translations of political poetry
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Nature matters in conversation
This unit focuses on the substance of environmental responsibility – what matters. The question ‘What should constitute our prime focus of attention?’ can prompt different responses. We consider two points of contrast in differing focuses on what matters: 1 a distinction between nature and the environment 2 a distinction between nature/environment and related human interactions
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What are the effects of ability grouping on GCSE attainment?
This is a digest of a study published in 2005 which followed 6000 British pupils from Year 9 through to their GCSE examinations in Year 11. Prior attainment in Key Stage 2 and 3 national tests was compared with achievement at GCSE, and then related to the amount of setting experienced from Years 7 to 11.
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Pastoral Care and Personal-Social Education
This is a review of 198 published empirical research articles, undertaken on behalf of the British Educational Research Association (BERA), following a BERA event held at the author’s institution in November 2000.
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Learning from recent numeracy initiatives in England and Wales
This is a paper that was presented at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) annual conference in 2003. The paper compares the recent numeracy initiatives in Wales and England and then moves on to compare the implementation of these initiatives. This comparison is made by gathering the views of headteachers as to the impact the initiatives have had on classroom practice. 1000 headteachers in England and Wales were sent a questionnaire and the response rate was 50%.
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The Kadoorie Study in China
Zhengming Chen, Professor of Epidemiology, gives a talk on the Kadoorie Biobank study, a joint Chinese and British study looking at the lifestyles of 500,000 people and presents some of the findings that can be used to influence public health policy.
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2.3 Using conversation to construct environmental responsibility
This unit focuses on the substance of environmental responsibility – what matters. The question ‘What should constitute our prime focus of attention?’ can prompt different responses. We consider two points of contrast in differing focuses on what matters: 1 a distinction between nature and the environment 2 a distinction between nature/environment and related human interactions
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Wilberforce
William Wilberforce, the politician and religious writer, was instrumental in the abolition of slavery in Britain in 1807. This unit explores Wilberforce’s career and writings and assesses their historical significance. In particular it examines the contribution that Evangelicalism, the religious tradition to which Wilberforce belonged, made in the transitions between the Enlightenment and Romanticism. Throughout it relates Wilberforce’s career and writings to wider social and cultural devel
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