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
A course (in 15 Chapters), developed as an Open Educational Resource, designed for use at 2nd year England & Wales undergraduate level and as a CPD training resource
French Lesson Week 1- Leçon 1 [French Personal Pronouns)
This is a lesson that talks about the 6 personal pronouns in French and when and how to use them, in their different forms.
Darwin and The Origin
Dr. Montgomery Slatkin is the instructor for the Evolution section of Biology 1B during the Spring 2006 semester.
Physics: Light and Matter Series (CA Textbook)
This series of six books is intended for a one-year introductory course of the type typically taken by biology majors. Algebra and trig are used, and there are optional calculus-based sections. This digital textbook was reviewed for its alignment with the content standards only; California’s Social Content Review criteria were not applied. Districts, schools, and individuals planning to take advantage of this free textbook are reminded to conduct their own review to determine whether this res
Worksheets for Problem Based Learning Tasks in Microeconomics: International Trade
This worksheet introduces PBL (Problem Based Learning) to the first-year economics curriculum at the University of Ulster. It is made available as a Word document.
How can we stop cyberbullying?
The start of the new school year this fall has brought with it a national focus on and concern with cyberbullying. What is this form of bullying and how can it be addressed? University of Minnesota expert on cyberbullying Shayla Thiel-Stern, assistant professor in the U of M's School of Journalism and Mass Communication, talks about this devastating problem.
DNA replication - basics
These slides provide an overview of the basic rules governing DNA replication and introduce key proteins that are typically involved in replication in general. It can serves as a primer before the detailed overview of replication that is covered in the Flash tutorial elsewhere in this website. A short quiz is at the end of the slides which can be used to evaluate whether learning outcome were acheived at the end of the lecture. The slides are used in a 50min lecture to first year undergraduate
DNA transcription and translation
The resource is Powerpoint presentation that gives a detailed overview of how proteins are synthesised by the processes of DNA transcription and translation. It also includes some concept (thought) questions that could be used in lectures to provoke a discussion with the class. It also has a quiz that could be used to evaluate whether learning outcomes were acheived at the end of the lecture. The slides were created by Dr. Momna Hejmadi as part of a first year undergraduate course in the bioscie
Immunotherapy in Cancer
The resource is a series of Powerpoint slides (and a list of further reading) on the organisation of the human immune system and how it can be exploited in designing anti-cancer therapeutic targets. It includes an overview of the immune system and current approaches to immunotherapy such as as adoptive or selective immunotherapy etc. The presentation is created by Dr. Momna Hejmadi as part of her cancer biology course to first and second year undergraduates in the biosciences.This source file c
Nucleic acid structure
These slides provide an introduction to the structure and function of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) in relation to organisms, genes, gene expression and protein synthesis. It is a basic introduction to DNA, genes and genomes, the chemistry of nucleic acid structure and its various conformations. The slides have a quiz at the end which can be used to evaluate learning outcomes at the end of the lecture. The resource is used in teaching fundamental concepts to first year undergraduate students in
The resource is a series of Powerpoint slides on how cancer can be triggered by viruses capable of transforming normal cells into oncogenic cells capable of excessive proliferation. It gives an overview of viral replication in host cells and uses examples of the Human Pappilloma Virus (HPV) and Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) and their role in the development of carcinomas. The presentation is created by Dr. Momna Hejmadi as part of her cancer biology course to first and second year undergraduates in
Leeds Varsity 2010 Live: Rugby Union - Second Half
Students from Leeds Met have taken part a live production exercise, producing a multi camera live recording of the Leeds Varsity Rugbby Union Clash filmed at Headingley Carnegie Stadium. Students from film, tv and media related courses were involved in all aspects of the production, from camera work, sound recording and event journalism, Commentary by Mark Dorey and Leeds Met alumni Ben Hooper. Leeds Metropolitan University students are celebrating retaining the city's sporting bragging righ