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1.1.8 Useful links

Here are some useful links to sites relating to ergonomics and to information about using and setting up your computer.

  • What is ergonomics? Find out at the Ergonomics Society website.

  • Health and Safety Executive home page, which is the entry to the HSE website. Within this site is a useful page that provides an alphabetical list of HSE documents including ones on Risk Assessment, Manual Handling, and Working with VDUs.

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CSAFE and CTPI: Public Square – Climate Change: Just Sit Back and Enjoy the Grapes?
National business commentator Rod Oram, climate change scientist Dr Jim Salinger and Chief Executive of the Methodist Mission, Laura Black, discuss major ethical issues surrounding the climate change debate. Hosted jointly by the Centre for Theology and Public Issues and the Centre for Sustainability: Agriculture, Food, Energy, Environment. 11 October 2011.
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Fabulous Fractals and Difference Equations (Spanish Subtitles)
This learning video introduces students to the world of Fractal Geometry through the use of difference equations. As a prerequisite to this lesson, students would need two years of high school algebra (comfort with single variable equations) and motivation to learn basic complex arithmetic. Ms. Zager has included a complete introductory tutorial on complex arithmetic with homework assignments downloadable here. Also downloadable are some supplemental challenge problems. Time required to complete
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Butterfly life cycle anatomy
The anatomy of a butterfly changes as it grows from a caterpillar to a butterfly.
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Stem Cells in Cancer: Do they matter?

John Dick, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research


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Damien Sneed in Migration Rhapsody
See the full performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e4cvzuHwjg In conjunction with the "One-Way Ticket" exhibition, Terrance McKnight, a host on New York City classical music station WQXR, curates an evening of music and performance with artists including Jim Davis, Kevin Maynor, Karen Chilton, Bill T. Jones, Alicia Hall Moran, Jason Moran, Damien Sneed, Bill Sims Jr., Ricky Gordon, Bob Stewart, and others.
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1.2.3 Stage 1: Preparation

Numbers and diagrams are highly abstract and condensed summaries of the world. They require a degree of mental effort to bridge the gap between them and the aspects of the ‘real’ world they stand for. Approach them slowly and with care, allowing yourself time to get the feel of what you are looking at. Don't assume you already know what you are looking at.


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1.3 Nick Ut's 1972 Vietnam war photograph

Figure 1 Huynh Cong (Nick) Ut, 1972.
Figure 1: Huynh Cong (Nick) Ut, 1972: ‘Phan Thi Kim Phuc,
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1 Language as knowledge, language as educational medium

In a course like this, in which we are concerned with the teaching and learning of a language, we have the difficult task of simultaneously maintaining two conceptions of ‘language’. The first is as the subject matter of teaching and learning: the nature of the language which is being taught, the ways in which this language is defined by the curriculum of schools, and the ways it is used in the world which learners in teachers of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) classes are
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3 Group axioms

Section 3 is an audio section. We begin by defining the terms group, Abelian group and order of a group. We then demonstrate how to check the group axioms, and we extend the examples of groups that we use to include groups of numbers – the modular arithmetics, the integers and the real numbers.

Click the link below to open Section 3 (11 pages, 703KB).

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Dying in hospital
This learning resource ' Dying in Hospital' addresses the topic of the hospital as a place of death for frail older people and is based on some research findings from an Alzheimer's Society funded research study. A linked resource 'Every death is Different' is also available.
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Back-bench rebels
Philip Cowley, Reader in the University’s School of Politics and International Relations, was recently nominated for the Times Higher young researcher of the year award. In this podcast, Philip discusses his research into back bench rebellions within the British parliament. Philip describes his research as practical politics, linking academic research to the real world of political debate. Since the British Labour party’s re-election with a reduced majority of 66 MPs in May 2005, some back
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Orthodontic
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1.2.4 Places and spaces as resources

Attachment to places can be a resource within care relationships, especially where people have a shared history of attachment to places. An older couple may have experienced the ups and downs of moving between places together for much of their lives. Or a daughter may be caring for her mother in the home where she was born and brought up. A shared understanding of the home environment and the support which may be available locally can be invaluable in developing a care relationship. Such know
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7 Conclusion

Reading is a core activity in most courses of study. The purpose of it is to enable you to learn. But learning is not a passive process, you don't just let ideas wash over you. You have to make sense of them as you read and then use them to think with.

Key points

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4.4.1 Engaging with the content

For example, when I read in paragraph 3 of Layard's article that ‘41 per cent of people in the top quarter of incomes are ‘very happy’’ I asked myself:

  • Why is ‘very happy’ in quotation marks?

  • Is 41 per cent about what I'd expect?

  • What is this telling me?

As soon as I thought about it, I realised that ‘very happy’ could be a response that people had ticked on a questionnaire. Perhaps th
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4.3.1 Judging the quality of information

Judging the quality of information is not the same as a description of it, nor is it the same as simply agreeing or disagreeing with it, and an evaluation of information should not include personal attacks. It does require you to assess the information in terms of its strengths and weaknesses and give adequate reasons to support your assessment. You may need to check facts, research other sources and question further.

There are vast amounts of information available today and magazines,
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2.4.2 A systems map

Mapping a system is like mapping a town. First we define the boundary and draw it on paper. The boundary separates those places inside the town from those outside. We do the same with the system. We show the system boundary with rounded corners to emphasise the imprecise nature of the boundary that separates those things that are interacting inside the system from those outside in the environment that have an effect on it.

We become selective when we draw a map. We consider the purpose
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4.2 Subdivisions

In this subsection we formalise the idea of a net by introducing a useful concept called a subdivision of a surface. This is a standard kind of net drawn on a surface, and is defined in terms of vertices, edges and faces. It leads to the idea of the Euler characteristic of the surface.

All surfaces obtained from polygons by identifying edges arise from a net (of sorts) consisting of a single polygonal face, together with the edges and vertices that remain aft
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4.3 Does writing on a book seem wrong?

Obviously you have to take into account whether you own the text you are studying and, if so, whether you intend to keep it. Does it seem extravagant to write on a book and make it unfit for selling on? How important to you is selling it? Is it really a saving? If a book is importan
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