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1.1 Marlowe: the man
What does Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus tell us about the author and the time at which the play was written? This unit will help you to discover the intricacies of the play and recognise how a knowledge of the historical and political background of the time can lead to a very different understanding of the author's intended meaning.
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1.6 Summary
Improvisation and composition are words frequently used in the western world to describe the creation of music. But are they really two distinct processes, or are they aspects of the same phenomenon? In this unit we will explore the relationships between the two using examples of Asian music to help us clarify the concepts.
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2.3 Watching the programme

Activity 1: Watching the programme

There are two main themes to consider as you watch the programme:

  • (a) Image and identity

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1.1 Why Glasgow?

Glasgow fulfilled our aims and was also an interesting case study having, arguably, been the most successful among British cities in developing/manufacturing a new identity in the ‘post-industrial’ era. Glasgow illustrates:

  • (a) power relations, reflected in:

    • constructed images – ‘Glasgow's miles better’ was a deliberate campaign to improve the image of Glasgow.

    • contested ima
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8 Part B: Evidencing your problem-solving skills

This Part requires you to present an example of your work to show that you can explore a problem and follow it through to completion. For example, setting up a project to monitor landfill and associated pollution levels; or developing and implementing a work rota for a care unit to cover 24 hours, 7 days per week with on-call facilities.

The example you select to evidence your skills in problem solving must meet the criteria in
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7.4 Evaluating your strategy and assessing your work

Present a reflective summary that gives details of:

  • A judgement of your own progress and performance in using problem-solving skills, including an assessment of your progress. Discuss your use of criteria and feedback comments to help you assess your progress.

  • Those factors that had the greatest effect on your achieving what you set out to do, including those that worked well to help you improve and those that worked less well.


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7.3 Monitoring your progress

Use your records or logbook to help you present a commentary that includes:

  • The methods you used to work on the problem.

  • A statement that shows how you have used your knowledge of problem-solving methods for selecting particular methods and reasons for the selection to achieve the standard of work required.

  • The checking procedures you used for the problem, for example, interim checks, progress reports, feedback commen
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2 Sources of help

This assessment unit is designed to be self-contained. However you might like to access the following sources for support and guidance if you need it. These sources include:

  • U529_1 Key skills – making a difference: This OpenLearn unit is designed to complement the assessment units. It provides detailed guidance and activities to help you work on your key skills, gives examples of key skills work from students, and helps you prepare an
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9 Notes to help you complete your assessment

To complete your portfolio you must include a contents page indicating how your reflective commentary in Part A and your evidence in Part B are related. An example of a suitable format for the contents page is shown in Figure 1 below.

Figure 1 (PDF, 1 page, 0.1MB)

Although the requirements of Part A and B are listed separately,
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7.1 Evidence required

This Part is about showing you can develop a strategy for using and improving your number skills, monitor your progress, and evaluate your overall performance and strategy. The evidence you present must show what you have done as you worked through the processes of planning strategically, monitoring, evaluating and presenting your work. Part A must relate directly to the work you have selected for Part B.

You must present evidence to show you can:

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Keeping a Cap on a Crisis
A close look at certain aspects of your company’s procedures could prevent a minor incident turning into a full-blown disaster.
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The Week at Duke {in 60 Seconds}: Arts Festival; Justice Thomas; Breast Milk HIV Resistance
Get ready to be inspired. The Duke Arts Festival runs through November 3 with dance, music and visual arts. Alumni can sign up for the Duke Entertainment, Media, and the Arts Network weekend November 1 and 2. The keynote speaker is alumnus Adam Chodikoff, senior producer for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." Speaking of the arts, this is an artistic interpretation of the plight of endangered animals by graduate students Jamie Keesecker and Pinar Yoldas Yoldas. In research news, a substance in
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The human body is an incredible, complex system built with different cells.  Similar cells get together to form tissue, like muscle tissue.  All of these tissues form the organisms that keep everything running smoothly in the body.  Learn more about the human body with this slide show from StudyJams.  Vibrant images are set to music with information written under each photo.  A short, self-checking quiz is also included in this link. 
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More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Jan. 7 - Erupting Mount Sinabung volcano in Indonesia hurls more ash and destroys homes and crops. Rough cut (no reporter narration) Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has m
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The downturn as an opportunity to transform business culture
According to Nigel Nicholson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, success can be an enemy of change but that one of the things to come out of these turbulent times is that it can provide a fantastic opportunity for lots of changes in organisations

People management in recession
According to Nigel Nicholson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, the biggest challenge for most managers throughout a recession is dealing with people. He explains how to manage people on three different levels: thoughts, emotion and action

Red peach and seed
This peach has only one large seed, as compared to the pomegranate that has many seeds. The peach is like an apple in the way that its seed is surrounded by the entire fruit. The fruit can be eaten by humans, but it is actually there as nourishment and food for the peach seed to grow.
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Why, when, and how was the capitalist production system established? This is discussed while contrasting and synthesizing the views of Hisao Otsuka and Eiichi Horie as well as combining modern trends in research. Both authors are considered from the position that "footsteps of predecessors should be studied with candor".
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