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1.5.3 Desktop search tools

Finding your paperwork or electronic files can be a problem. You may find that even if you do have some sort of filing system, your structure soon gets quite large with files in multiple locations, which can be hard to navigate. You may find yourself making arbitrary decisions about which folder to place a document in. It may make sense now but in the future, when you look where you think it should be, it’s not there.

At times like this you may resort to the search command from the Wi
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2.5.1 The reductionist perspective

Although theology had been thought of as ultimate knowledge, in post-Enlightenment thought, religion came to be seen by many in the West as a hindrance to progress and the advancement of human knowledge. Some came to believe that a rational and scientific way of looking at the world, unconstrained by religious belief and ‘superstition’, would lead to religion becoming redundant.

In the nineteenth century, this idea was boosted by Darwinian theories of evolution. Charles Darwin’s <
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Stage 2: The situation analysed

The first step is to develop a picture (called in soft systems terminology a rich picture) that encapsulates all the elements that people think are involved in the problem. Once the rich picture has been drawn, the analyst will attempt to extract ‘issues’ and key tasks.

Issues are areas of contention within the problem situation. Key tasks are the essential jobs that must be undertaken within the problem situation.

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3 The acquisitive model of learning

(Please refer to Reading 3: Models of the learning process, by Mary Thorpe) What happens when we learn? I shall explore three explanations, or models, of learning which attempt to answer this question. These three models have particular strengths and weaknesses. The point is not to choose between them, but to consider which one has the 'best fit' for different kinds of learning.

The three models are introduced in turn, and each is followed by an activity that invites you to apply the mo
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1.7.2 Summary

  • The EU is an economic, juridical and, to a certain extent, a political reality but a single European public space has not emerged yet.

  • The establishment of European citizenship could play a crucial part in fostering a common European public space.

  • European citizenship could encourage Europeans to play a more active role in EU affairs and participate in governance processes.


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5.2 Becker's ‘employer taste’ model

The most prominent neoclassical explanation of discrimination is based on the work of Gary Becker and develops the idea that some workers, employers or customers do not want to work with or come into contact with members of other racial groups or with women (Becker, 1971). No explanation is given as to why this prejudice exists, rather it is simply assumed that there is a ‘taste’ or preference against people from disadvantaged groups and that this taste can be treated in exactly the same
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Virtual Maths - 3D shapes, area of cylinder
Interactive simulation demonstrating the formula and calculation of the area of a cylinder
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EN-9. The future of biodiversity: the need of managing the biological evolution (Vidéo)

On the basis of a reminder of the main factors supporting the biological evolution, Alexandre Robert presents some major and future orientations of the strategies of biodiversity preservation: the preservation of the adaptation genetic abilities of species, the modelling of the future distributions of species and communities, or the possibility ...
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3.3 Types of graphs and their uses

Many different types of graphs exist, and each has something different about it that makes it useful in a unique way. Here we will be looking at just two types of graph: bar graphs and line graphs.

Here is a bar graph and a line graph plotting the patient's hourly temperature data that we looked at in Table 8.


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1.2.1 Managing risk in conditions of uncertainty

Earlier we considered what is meant by ‘environmental responses’. There are two aspects to this concept. One is the response made by the environment to processes of change, whether brought about by natural or human causes or a combination of both. The other is the response to environmental changes made by humans or non-humans. In this section we shall consider both of these aspects of response by focusing on an issue of particular significance in the Blackwater: how the envi
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Literary Festival 2016: Worlds Elsewhere: global Shakespeare [Audio]
Speaker(s): Ben Crystal, Andrew Dickson, Dr Varsha Panjwani | Shakespeare has been translated into virtually all the world’s most commonly spoken languages. His plays are performed in a rich variety of theatrical traditions. How did he become the global phenomenon he is today? And how is his work received and interpreted across the world? Ben Crystal (@bencrystal) is an actor, writer and producer. He is the artistic director of Passion in Practice and its Shakespeare Ensemble. Andrew Dickson (
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Lever de voile sur l'invisibilité (audio)

Les Conférences de l'Université de Toulon :

Animée par Monsieur Frédéric ZOLLA, Institut FRESNEL, Aix-Marseille Université.

Lever de voile sur l'invisibilitéL'invi
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Los Angeles 1984: The Games of the XXIII Olympiad

The Games of the XXIII Olympiad, from Los Angeles, USA.  These Games are known for the fourteen country boycott led by the USSR. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum became the only stadium to host the Summer Olympic Opening Ceremony twice, the first time in 1932.  Romania was the only Warsaw Pact nation to compete.  Carl Lewis of the U.S. won four gold medals in track and field, in the same events as Jesse Owens did in 1936.  Gymnas
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Meet the Journalist Dimiter Kenarov and Boryana Katsarova: Crimea Under Siege
Pulitzer Center grantees Dimiter Kenarov and Boryana Katsarova present their project on the crisis in Crimea. They explain the historical background, the complex current situation, and the challenges they have faced as journalists covering the events. "Ukraine: Crimea Under Siege" by Dimiter Kenarov and Boryana Katsarova: http://pulitzercenter.org/reporting/eastern-europe-russia-ukraine-crimea-history-politics-revolution
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2.3 Jupiter's atmosphere

The circulation of Jupiter's atmosphere is discussed in Section 1.5, and the movies below document various scales of atmospheric motion, including rotation of the Great Red Spot. The clouds forming the opaque 'surface' to Jupiter's atmosphere are presumed to be created by ammonia (NH3) condensing out of a vapour to f
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Lesson 01 - One Minute Luxembourgish
In lesson 01 of One Minute Luxembourgish you will learn how to say 'hello' and 'goodbye' in Luxembourgish. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Languages at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Luxembourgish is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s): No creator set

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1.018J Fundamentals of Ecology (MIT)
This is a basic subject in ecology that seeks to improve the understanding of the flow of energy and materials through ecosystems and the regulation of the distribution and abundance of organisms. The course covers productivity and biogeochemical cycles in ecosystems, trophic dynamics, community structure and stability, competition and predation, evolution and natural selection, population growth and physiological ecology. There is particular emphasis placed on aquatic systems.

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2 The Americans and imperialism

If many questions must remain unanswered concerning popular responses to imperialism in Britain, this is doubly the case when we turn to the United States. Enough work has been done, however, to make it possible to make some useful comparisons.

While the British readily acknowledged their imperialism, the Americans have always denied theirs. The invisible nature of its empire and a determined anti-imperialist ideology made it possible for America to maintain such a position even in its
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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • give examples of how LETS work as a community development.


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