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1.4 Law, skills and learning outcomes

This unit has a number of learning outcomes. In relation to a course of study, a learning outcome is simply something which you should be able to do (and to show that you can do) at the end of studying a particular unit. The learning outcomes are concerned with ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of company law, and also ability to demonstrate a range of skills, including use of IT, research and problem-solving.

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This unit will introduce you to the law making process in Scotland. It is drawn from the Open University course W150 An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland. The Scottish legal system and many aspects of the law in Scotland are different from those in England and Wales. Like the law of England and Wales, Scots law today represents centuries of development and growth. Its evolution has been influenced by many factors, social and economic, the effects of war and religious change,
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Developing Conceptual Frameworks for Creativity, ICT Capability and Professional Knowledge in Primar
This second round R&DA project investigated how an enriched idea of creativity might be developed by beginning teachers. The project used digital video media resources and asked participants to explore and use these resources in an open ended way amongst themselves and also with pupils. Beginning teachers’ reflections on creativity and creative teaching were subsequently collected.
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This unit considers the growth of human rights and humanitarian law before looking at the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in detail. It will also look at the position of human rights in the UK and the effect of the Human Rights Act 1998.

This unit is an adapted extract from the course Rules, rights and justice: an introduction to law (W100)

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Hartley, T.C. (1998) The Foundations of European Community Law, Oxford, Oxford University Press, pp. 11–13.
Tempest, M. (2004) ‘EU leaders sign constitution’, Guardian, 29 October.
Wright, G. and Jeffrey, S. (2004) ‘Q&A: the European constitution’, Guardian, 26 March.

Problem-solving in school chemistry: an exploratory study
This NFER PRE article presents the background, the findings and the classroom implications of a study on how small groups of secondary pupils solve open chemistry problems. The authors show the importance of understanding concepts in order to be able to solve open problems. They also suggest that pupil working memory capacity is significant and that teachers need to make links between key concepts for pupils. Solving open problems in groups is welcomed by pupils and increases pupil confidence. L
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This unit considers the way that judges make law, how the common law system works and the advantages and disadvantages of a system like the British one that relies heavily on such rules and rule making. The unit will set out the basic differences between ‘civil code’ systems and ‘common law’ systems, and consider the relationship between judge-made law and statutory law.

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The Open Movement and Libraries
"Openness" which has become a hallmark of the new Web has long been a mission in libraries. The philosophy of free and open access to information and technology has become a critical subject for information and technology leaders and practitioners. This course will explore the role and participation of library science and librarians in this movement. This course will give an overview of open-source technologies (such as content management systems and ILS programs) which are being used by librari
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5.4 Retinoic acid

The retinoic acid story is both distressing and illuminating. It is distressing because with hindsight it is possible to see how the suffering of many people could have been averted. It is illuminating because we now understand much about how retinoic acid works.

Retinoic acid is a natural product of vitamin A. It had been known since the 1930s that a lack of vitamin A, a vitamin A deficiency, led to fetal abnormalities. Subsequent studies in animals showed that an excess of vitamin A a
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Mentoring, observation and interviews are three important strategies in developing student teachers. This unit, which gives a flavour of the Open University's flexible PGCE course, introduces student–teacher centred strategies both inside and outside of the classroom involving mentors, pupils, tutors and others to develop student teachers' professional skills and understanding.
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After studying this unit you should:

  • be aware that photographs are shaped by a set of conventions based on ideas and practices which are not immediately apparent;

  • be aware that photographs, like other documentary records, are partial and biased;

  • be aware that photographs, like other documentary records, require critical analysis and careful interpretation;

  • be aware of the importance of contextualisation in analysing photographs.


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INFO2009 Resource for "Minus Tim"
INFO2009 Resource for "Minus Tim" - Andrew Cook and Michael Harris and Chi Lok Koo and Joshua Thompson and Ravi Undupitiya Keywords:Licensing , Copyright , Accessibility , Open Source , Legislation
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This unit is designed to help you develop the analytical skills needed for studying literary texts at university level.

This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Approaching literature (A210) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this subject area<
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Berlusconi vote risk for Italy
Italy's Prime MInister Silvio Berlusconi warns the country could fall into crisis if he is removed in a coming no confidence vote and market analysts also believe the safer option is for him to remain in post.
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e-learning? Una definizione.
e-learning: metodologia didattica che offre la possibilità di erogare contenuti formativi elettronicamente attraverso Internet o reti Intranet. Per l’utente rappresenta una soluzione di apprendimento flessibile, in quanto fortemente personalizzabile e facilmente accessibile. L’utilizzo sistematico e diffuso di tecnologie sempre più performanti (piattaforme LMS) e l’evolversi dei bisogni di apprendimento individuali e organizzativi, hanno recentemente condotto al passaggio da una prima ge
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  • understand why and how innovation is important;

  • recognise the benefits which innovation can confer on an innovating organisation.

1.5.4 Summary

  • The Euro has become an important currency of denomination for government and corporate bonds.

  • There is now emerging a two-currency world, made up of the US dollar and the EU Euro.

  • The advantages to countries of being able to borrow internationally in their own currencies have not been lost to them, so there will be an incentive for the east-Asian countries to develop their own ‘regional’ financial markets.


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