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Introduction

Historians on both sides of the Atlantic have argued that the empire was not an issue of popular interest in the late nineteenth-century Britain and the United States. This unit examines some of the evidence available to assess the truth of this claim. More broadly, the unit raises questions related to evidence: is it possible to discover what ‘ordinary’ people thought about expansionism?

‘I couldn't give a damn’; ‘I don't know anything about politics’; ȁ
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From Sydney With Love - Guest role for university
Guess which Sydney university stars in an upcoming Bollywood film?
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Sunlight and Seasons

This program follows a number of classrooms as they try to find the exact location of 10 secret Mystery Classes located around the world. To guide the investigation, they track changes in day length a the mystery sites and at their hometown, and use other "clues".

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Scale Factors: Ratios and Proportions (Statue of Liberty) (Interactive)
Investigate ratio, proportion and the means-extremes property. Analyze equations and word problems that illustrate these concepts.
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Scalene Triangles (Interactive)
Identify the properties of two- and three- dimensional geometric figures using appropriate terminology and vocabulary. Classify triangles ad scalene, isosceles, or equilateral.
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Shapes and Patterns Kaleidoscope (Interactive)
Examine and create patterns using geometric shapes. Investigate tangrams, pattern blocks and geoboards.
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Roundup Squares (Interactive)
Identify the characteristics of squares. Distinguish between squares and other geometric shapes.
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References

Barrett, S.M. (2006) ‘Implementation studies: time for a revival?’ in Budd, L., Charlesworth, J. and Paton, R. (eds) Making Policy Happen, London, Routledge/Milton Keynes, The Open University (Course Reader).
Barrett, S. and Fudge, C. (1981) Policy and Action, London, Methuen.
Budd, L., Charlesworth, J. and Paton, R. (eds) (2006) Making Policy Happe
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2.3 The military leader
In this unit we will examine a range of Napoleonic imagery by David, Gros and a number of other artists, beginning with comparatively simple single-figure portraits and moving on to elaborate narrative compositions such as Jaffa and Eylau. In so doing, we will have three main aims: to develop your skills of visual analysis, to examine the relationship between art and politics and to introduce you to some of the complex issues involved in interpreting works of art.
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1.4 The contribution of culture: policy as meaning making

The third model of the relationship between policy and action, between structure and agency, is based on the idea that human agency cannot be understood by simply regarding people either as cogs in a machine or as elements in an interactive system. Rather, human beings are meaning makers and act on the basis of their understandings and interpretations of events. In other words, they construct their own reality. Such constructions are not unique to them as individuals, but draw on a stock of s
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1.2 The machinery of government: policy as rational planning

Much of the policy literature is imbued with a rather mechanical conception of change: ideas about ‘pulling levers’ to make things happen, or about applying different ‘tools’ or ‘instruments’, all conceive the policy system as something like a machine itself. Component parts – the government departments, regulatory bodies, delivery organisations, and even the people who staff them – are viewed as connected though static and predictable mechanisms. The system is
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Lower Female Genital Tract: Lesions of the Cervix
The goal of this tutorial is to help users assess the development of pre-cancerous and cancerous cells in the cervix at different disease stages. Objectives are: 1) Recognize and describe the normal uterine cervix and endocervix in cytologic and histologic preparations; 2) List the risk factors involved in the development of squamous lesions of the uterine cervix; 3) Describe the progression from the normal cervix to invasive squamous cell carcinoma; 4) Distinguish low-grade squamous intraepithe
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Hard and Soft Water Quiz
The student can revise the important terminology that they need to know for this topic.
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Something Fishy-Fishing in Ireland Quiz
The user will be enabled to learn some of main fishing ports in Ireland. The user will be enabled to learn some of the types of fish in Ireland. The user will be enabled to discuss the importance of fishing as a primary industry in Ireland.
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Rock Deformation Gallery
This gallery of online resources is from the Museum's Seminars on Science, a series of distance-learning courses designed to help educators meet the new national science standards. The Rock Deformation Gallery, part of the Earth: Inside and Out seminar, features: Illustrations from the Hall of Planet Earth, which has two informative overviews - Deformed Rocks and Deforming Rocks in the Laboratory: Deformed Marble Cylinders;Deformed Conglomerate in the Hall of Planet Earth, which has three annota
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The Lifestyle Project
This innovative project offers a way for students to learn about environmental alternatives by modifying their own lifestyles. It is a three-week exercise for students to reduce their impact on the environment by changing the way in which they live from day to day. This website contains an article about the Lifestyle Project and all the materials needed to teach the project. Materials include a baseline quiz, worksheets, energy facts and figures, and an Excel spreadsheet for students to calculat
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Introduction

This unit looks at the management of local knowledge-generating practices. You will explore the processes that link practices to global contexts and learn to identify the key dimensions of globalisation and explore the implications for knowing how to ‘do things’ in a variety of contexts. You will go on to compare the approaches to managing and organising, based on universally applicable principles, with context-specific rationalities and look at how viable interpretations of reality
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Acknowledgements

The unit has been adapted for OpenLearn by The Open University Business School from The Open University course B713 Fundamentals of Senior Management.

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The Architecture of Governance
Professor Frug looks at the fragmentation of current urban governance and how it undermines the authority of elected representatives. Gerald Frug is the Louis D Brandeis Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and winner of the James Stirling Memorial Lectures on the City Competition. The Stirling Lectures competition is a collaboration between LSE Cities and the Canadian Centre for Architecture.
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