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1.1 Introduction
Climate change is a key issue on today’s social and political agenda. This unit explores the basic science that underpins climate change and global warming.
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Climate change is a key issue on today’s social and political agenda. This unit explores the basic science that underpins climate change and global warming.
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Introduction
Climate change is a key issue on today’s social and political agenda. This unit explores the basic science that underpins climate change and global warming.
Author(s): The Open University

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Global warming: are we responsible? Is our environmental impact damaging the planet? This unit examines the use of ozone depleting technology, the impact of fossil fuel use and explores how the development of technology can influence the direction of a society. From the Industrial Revolution to the present day find out how we have changed the planet.
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2 High- to medium-enthalpy steam fields
Energy from sources other than fossil and nuclear fuels is to a large extent free of the concerns about environmental effects and renewability that characterise those two sources. Each alternative source supplies energy continually, whether or not we use it. This unit considers one of these alternative sources, geothermal energy derived from the interior heat of the Earth, and the potential for this alternative to supplant fossil and nuclear fuel use to power social needs fast enough to avoid t
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In this unit, we study one aspect of the fluctuating nature of an organism's environment. We consider how organisms living in a temperate climate, such as that in Britain, are adapted to cope with winter. You will see that there is much diversity of adaptations among organisms, with different species coping with the demands of a fluctuating environment in quite different ways. As cyclic variations are a widespread feature of environments, the range of adaptations to them is an important source o
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citizED Primary Strand: Using school linking as a context for developing students' understanding of
An article from the Citizenship Initial Teacher Training Professional Resource Network (citizED) on using school linking as a context for developing students' understanding of global citizenship.
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1.2 Response to winter: understanding at different levels
In this unit, we study one aspect of the fluctuating nature of an organism's environment. We consider how organisms living in a temperate climate, such as that in Britain, are adapted to cope with winter. You will see that there is much diversity of adaptations among organisms, with different species coping with the demands of a fluctuating environment in quite different ways. As cyclic variations are a widespread feature of environments, the range of adaptations to them is an important source o
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citizED Tutor Induction: Global Conflict
An article from the Citizenship Initial Teacher Training Professional Resource Network (citizED) on global conflict.
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UNESCO release report on Early Childhood Care and Education
UNESCO has published "Strong Foundations: Early childhood care and education", an Education For All Global Monitoring Report, which is an annual publication prepared by an independent team based at UNESCO. It monitors progress towards the six Education for All goals adopted in Dakar, Senegal in 2000.
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ESD Briefing Document: Chapter Three: University Sector: Global Teacher Project
Education for Sustainable Development Briefing Document: Chapter Three: University Sector: Global Teacher Project
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citizED: Migration to and from the UK
This briefing paper explores the teaching of migration, relating to the key concept of ‘Identities and Diversity: living together in the UK'.
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UK ITE Network for Education Sustainable Development/Global Citizenship Conference 2008
The inaugural conference of the UK ITE Network for Education Sustainable Development/Global Citizenship took place on 10th July. The Network, launched in July 2007, is funded and supported by ESCalate, WWF and the TDA and managed by the Centre for Cross Curricular Initiatives (CCCI), London South Bank University.
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TDA Standards Case Study: The Global Dimension in Initial Teacher Education
A case study charting the experiences of trainees on initial teacher training programmes, including the ways in which the provider tailored provision to increase trainee awareness of the global dimension.
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UK ITE Network for Education Sustainable Development/Global Citizenship Annual Conference
On July 9th the UK ITE Network for Education Sustainable Development/Global Citizenship held their annual conference at the Keyworth Centre, London South Bank University. The day focused on the development of a critical perspective within ESD/GC and included speakers from all the nations of the UK as well as Professor Rauni Räsänen of Finland. Professor Räsänen considered how ESD and GC were built into education practice across Finland and identified key implications for Initial Teacher Educ
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Sci-tutors: Life Processes and Living Things: Living Things and Their Environment
This Sci-tutors unit begins by examining what makes something ‘alive' and then looks at the place of living things in the environment. Useful resource material in the form of PowerPoint presentations is provided and can be adapted for particular courses. It introduces the significance of feedback and unpredictability in relation to evolving systems and, with reference to major environmental changes, recognises the role of ‘takeover bids' in establishing new and stable communities. This leads
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The Global Amphibian Crisis
In this video Sir David Attenborough talks about the global amphibian crisis.  The Zoological Society of London is working alongside Amphibian Ark (AArk), which was founded to carry out an Amphibian Conservation Action Plan.  This is a video with a terrific and very important message, although you have to listen carefully because the background music is almost overpowering the voice of Mr. Attenborough.
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Teachers TV Go Green Week
To mark ‘Go Green Week', the annual student week of action on climate change, Teachers TV is showing a week of programmes (w/c 8 February) looking at some of the issues and potential solutions around global warming. In addition, to mark the 5th anniversary of the launch of the unique TV channel for everyone who works in schools on 8th February, Teachers TV will be showing 40 of its most memorable programmes between 4-6pm and 8-10pm every day this week.
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UK Child Poverty
Save the Children reports that the number of children living in severe poverty in the UK has increased to 1.7 million, which is an increase of 260,000 since 2004. One fifth of these children live in London. This claim is based on a policy briefing, "Measuring severe child poverty in the UK", commissioned by them from the New Policy Institute. According to Save the Children, 4 million children live in poverty in the UK. They claim that 55% of families earning less than £12,000 or less a year wil
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ALPS Competency in Practice Assessment (CIPA) Tool
One of the key aims of ALPS is to improve the assessment of competence in practice across 16 professions, increasing the confidence of new graduates and their employers. The CIPA tool has been developed to establish measures of new graduate confidence in their ability across a number of areas of professional competence. Initially it is being piloted as a self-rating tool with new graduates with the intention of extending its use by employers of new graduates. The tool offers a way of establishin
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