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Following on from the advances made in diagnosing disorders using genetic testing, this unit looks at the possibilities for genetic therapies. Two approaches to gene therapy are discussed: correcting genes involved in causing illness; and using genes to treat disorders. Before closing on a discussion of the issues around 'designer babies' somatic gene therapy and germline gene therapy are discussed.
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Anti-social behaviour, homelessness, drugs, metal illness: all problems in today’s society. But what makes a problem social? This unit will help you to discover how these issues are identified, defined, given meaning and acted upon. You will also look at the conflicts within social science in this area.

This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Social Policy: Welfare, Power and Diversity (D218) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want
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References

Bills, C. (2002) ‘Mental mathematics’ in Haggarty, L. (ed.), Aspects of Teaching Secondary Mathematics: Perspectives on Practice, London, Routledge.
Mason, J. (1988) ‘Imagery, imagination and mathematics classrooms’ in Pimm, D. (ed.), Mathematics, Teachers and Children, Sevenoaks, Hodder and Stoughton.
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References

Bruner, J. (1996 ) The Culture of Education, Cambridge, Harvard University Press.
Caswell, B. and Lamon, M. (1999) ‘The Development of Scientific Literacy: the Evolution of Ideas in A Knowledge Building Classroom’ in Leach, J. & Moon, R.E. (1999) Learners & Pedagogy, London, Paul Chapman.
Cummins, J. and Sayers, D. (1995) Brave New Schools
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After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • engage in debates on different views of creativity and form a view on what creativity means;

  • recognise the ways in which individuals can be creators and generators of new knowledge;

  • explore ways in which ICT creates new opportunities for creative, collaborative activity.

References

Ahmed, K. (1995) ‘Glasgow reputations: powerful case for the prosecution’, Scotland on Sunday, 13 August.
Au, O. (1995) ‘Midsummer madness makes one Mean City’, The Sunday Times Scotland, 13 August.
Allardyce, J. (1995) ‘Smiling through’, The Scotsman, 8 August.
Bolitho, W. (1924)
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Frontline managers are responsible for gathering service user views on their needs. Whose views should be taken into account? How do managers gather views? This unit helps you consider ways of getting feedback from service users, and shows the inclusive approach of a manager of a voluntary sector mental health service.
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Frontline managers are responsible for gathering service user views on their needs. Whose views should be taken into account? How do managers gather views? This unit helps you consider ways of getting feedback from service users, and shows the inclusive approach of a manager of a voluntary sector mental health service.
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Coming to UCL from nearly 140 countries around the world, UCL students share common attributes of creativity and critical thinking. They are prepared to take their subject knowledge into the community, be it to the government or local schools, and enjoy the cultural and social diversity of UCL and London life. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/about-ucl/students-ambition
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Acknowledgements
This unit is intended to be of interest not only to people living in Scotland but to anyone wishing to know more about Scottish society and culture. It brings together a collection of free educational resources relevant to Scotland. The resources within this unit cover a wide range of subject areas, including education, environment, technology, history, law, literature, politics, social care and social sciences.
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How people in virtual groups and communities (fail to) interact.
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