2.4 ‘Go Use’ science promotion events
This unit will look at how public engagement in science and technology might be achieved through science promotion. Science promotion and public involvement in policy making can require both formal and informal objectives: some are explicit and some are implicit, some are articulated at the planning stage and some are unexpected. These objectives can entail participation, engagement, knowledge exchange and learning – all of which require a degree of motivation by all parties.
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2.1 Institutional science promotion events
This unit will look at how public engagement in science and technology might be achieved through science promotion. Science promotion and public involvement in policy making can require both formal and informal objectives: some are explicit and some are implicit, some are articulated at the planning stage and some are unexpected. These objectives can entail participation, engagement, knowledge exchange and learning – all of which require a degree of motivation by all parties.
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1.2 Defining science promotion
This unit will look at how public engagement in science and technology might be achieved through science promotion. Science promotion and public involvement in policy making can require both formal and informal objectives: some are explicit and some are implicit, some are articulated at the planning stage and some are unexpected. These objectives can entail participation, engagement, knowledge exchange and learning – all of which require a degree of motivation by all parties.
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The impact of classroom support
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What are the effects of ability grouping on GCSE attainment?
This is a digest of a study published in 2005 which followed 6000 British pupils from Year 9 through to their GCSE examinations in Year 11. Prior attainment in Key Stage 2 and 3 national tests was compared with achievement at GCSE, and then related to the amount of setting experienced from Years 7 to 11.
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Are we really grouping pupils for success?
This National Strategies (NS) document is presented as a set of guidance for school leaders to accompany the research findings from the DfES study, Pupil Grouping Strategies and Practices at Key Stage 2 and 3: Case Studies of 24 Schools in England (RR796).
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Literacy Primary I am looking for information concerning the holistic teaching of key stage two primary English, maybe with an emphasis on the use of whole texts as opposed to extracts. Also any seminal articles on the research that has fed into the new Primary Literacy Strategy. I have used the Blackwell Synergy to source some articles and have found many concerning the old NLS but am having difficulties finding more up to date sources.
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Learning Through Play - Mathematical Development
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Do you want to get more out of drama? This unit is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of literary plays. You will learn about dialogue, stage directions, blank verse, dramatic structure and conventions and aspects of performance.

It's not necessary for you to have previously read any of the plays mentioned in the unit before embarking on it, but to get the most from it you may like to obtain texts of the following:

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Mandarin stage 1 semester A
This module is aimed at complete beginners in Mandarin Chinese in semester A and exposes the student to listening and reading material, as well as practice in grammar. The transcript reader of the listening exercises allows students to identify words/passages they find difficult to understand.
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Till Marriage Do Us Part (a theatrical work in progress)
Jim Norrena's play, a work in progress now titled License to Marry, was filmed in the Writers' Studio at California College of the Arts on February 26, 2010, as part of the MFA Program in Writing's Page-to-Stage event, featuring professionally acted scenes written by students in the Playwriting Workshop course taught by Ben Yalom.
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Kyler Hood's "Blue Tangle" (an excerpt)
Filmed in the Writers' Studio of California College of the Arts on February 26, 2010, as part of the MFA Program in Writing's Page-to-Stage event featuring professionally acted single scenes written by students in the Playwriting Workshop course taught by Ben Yalom.
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Katharine Hepburn Exhibition Debuts
After a series of sold-out pre-opening events and the 25 Years of Dazzle gala celebrating the museum's 25th anniversary, the Kent State University Museum opens its highly anticipated exhibition Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen on Oct. 2, 2010, making its world premiere.
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"Sunshine"
The ship was built in 1888, at the Howard Ship Yard in Jeffersonville, Indiana. It was owned by the Louisville & Jeffersonville Ferry Company and a subsidiary Fern Grove Amusement Company. It operated in the Louisville & Jeffersonville area unit 1907 when it was taken to Pittsburgh. Eventually the boat was sold to the River Excursion Company in Cincinnati and its name changed to Princess in 1923.
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Duke on Demand Highlights for the Week of October 31, 2010
This week on Duke on Demand, Duke students stage the play "Beatification of Area Boy" in consultation with the drama's Nobel-prize winner author. The Duke women's soccer team dons pink jersey for breast cancer awareness in a win over Boston College. Comedian Jeff Foxworthy and his wife Gregg receive a Duke Medicine honorary alumni award for their support of Duke Children's Hospital charities. And, an "Office Hours" conversation on how brain science is affecting court trials.
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Mandarin stage 3 semester B
This module is aimed at students who have completed stage 2 Mandarin or have a comparable qualification. The exercises, some of which are supported by audio, concentrate on vocabulary development by using the concept of word families. The transcript reader of the listening exercises allows students to identify words/passages they find difficult to understand.
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