What do we mean by "family"?
The idea of ‘family’ is very powerful in contemporary UK culture and policy. Family lives have been the subject of many anxieties both at the personal and policy levels. How do public debates relate to people’s everyday experiences of families? In this unit, you can explore the many attempts at defining ‘family’ and why these complex and contradictory meanings are important to us. We begin to unpick questions of power and inequality, to test our everyday assumptions about families, and
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3.3 Long-run costs and economies of scale

What makes it possible to offer more output for sale at a lower price? That was one of the questions with which Section 3.2 opened. Part of the answer is that the firm's cost curves, which reflect the technology it is using, may display falling average cost as output increases over a range of output levels. The other part of the answer is that market demand must be sufficient to justify successive expansions of output. A firm such as
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The role of teachers in the assessment of learning
This is a pamphlet from the Assessment Reform Group that resulted from the Assessment Systems for the Future project funded by the Nuffield Foundation, published in 2003. The assertion is that assessment focused on testing will divert teaching and learning, and ultimately have a negative impact on children and schools. Evidence demonstrates that in England the current testing regime results in a curriculum that is narrowed, pupils at the borders of levels are focused upon at the expense of other
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School Sport Survey 2007/08
This national survey was commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) to gather information relating to levels of pupil participation in Physical Education and School Sport (PESS) by 5 -16 year olds.
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Getting to Grips with Assessing Pupils' Progress (APP)
This pamphlet describes the process of Assessing Pupils’ Progress (APP): how judgements about a pupil’s attainment can with confidence be tied into the National Curriculum levels, tracked over time to assess their progress, and appropriate intervention made. APP uses national criteria which had been trialled in pilot schools before the launch. Though the DCSF has not made APP compulsory, all schools are being encouraged to adopt it as soon as is feasible and cease using other schemes of AfL.
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An Evaluation of Teachers Trained Through Different Routes to Certification
This is a research report, commissioned by the Institution of Education Sciences in the United States (US). It compares the achievement of elementary (primary) school pupils in the same grade, at the same schools. For the purposes of this research, these pupils had been randomly assigned to teachers who chose to be trained through different routes to certification – broadly traditional certification (TC) and alternative certification (AC) education school routes. The evaluation found that stud
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Introduction
This unit is the first in the MSXR209 series of five units that introduce the idea of modelling with mathematics. This unit centres on a mathematical model of how pollution levels in the Great Lakes of North America vary over a period of time. It demonstrates that, by keeping the model as simple as possible extremely complex systems can be understood and predicted.
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3. The challenge of change
In this unit, aimed at teachers of Physical Education, we begin by looking at some of the common misconceptions relating to fitness and activity levels together with accepted definitions of these concepts. We consider how active young people should actually be, and discuss how PE teachers can ensure they are making an effective contribution to this area of public health.
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Space Station Live: Fluid Motion Study Using Mini-Satellites
NASA Public Affairs Officer Brandi Dean talks with Dr. Paul Schallhorn, the principal investigator for the SPHERES-Slosh experiment. This study, which takes a look at fluid motion in microgravity, will use the International Space Station's free-flying satellites known as Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites, or SPHERES. The hardware for SPHERES-Slosh will be launching to the station Dec. 18 aboard the Cygnus cargo craft during the Orbital 1 commercial resupply
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5 Next steps
The idea of ‘family’ is very powerful in contemporary UK culture and policy. Family lives have been the subject of many anxieties both at the personal and policy levels. How do public debates relate to people’s everyday experiences of families? In this unit, you can explore the many attempts at defining ‘family’ and why these complex and contradictory meanings are important to us. We begin to unpick questions of power and inequality, to test our everyday assumptions about families, and
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Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes
This unit is the first in the MSXR209 series of five units that introduce the idea of modelling with mathematics. This unit centres on a mathematical model of how pollution levels in the Great Lakes of North America vary over a period of time. It demonstrates that, by keeping the model as simple as possible extremely complex systems can be understood and predicted.
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Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes
This unit is the first in the MSXR209 series of five units that introduce the idea of modelling with mathematics. This unit centres on a mathematical model of how pollution levels in the Great Lakes of North America vary over a period of time. It demonstrates that, by keeping the model as simple as possible extremely complex systems can be understood and predicted.
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Active, healthy lifestyles
In this unit, aimed at teachers of Physical Education, we begin by looking at some of the common misconceptions relating to fitness and activity levels together with accepted definitions of these concepts. We consider how active young people should actually be, and discuss how PE teachers can ensure they are making an effective contribution to this area of public health.
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2.2 Analytical tools
There is an ongoing ‘revolution’ in the running of state schools and this is making the position of the school business manager both significant and necessary. Government thinking, together with profound changes in society generally, will affect every institution both in terms of pedagogy and the physical environment, particularly technology and levels of security employed. This unit will look at how you – an existing or aspiring business manager – can work effectively to support school
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Geoengineering the climate
Geoengineering the climate: Science, Governance and Uncertainty: The Royal Society Study - John Shepherd (NOCS) The climate change we are experiencing now is caused by an increase in greenhouse gases due to human activities, including burning fossil fuels, agriculture and deforestation. There is now widespread belief that a global warming of greater than 2C above pre-industrial levels would be dangerous and should therefore be avoided. However, despite growing concerns over climate change, gl
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