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,

Maths everywhere

This unit explores reasons for studying mathematics, practical applications of mathematical ideas and aims to help you to recognise mathematics when you come across it. It introduces the you to the graphics calculator, and takes you through a series of exercises from the Calculator Book, Tapping into Mathematics With the TI-83 Graphics Calculator. The unit ends by asking you to reflect on the process of studying mathematics. In order to complete this unit you will need to have obtained a Texas I

8.4 Carrying out research

This unit is essential reading if you want to look at, and think about, people's ideas, practices and products to try to understand what they mean. Developing your skill in analysisâ€“interpretationâ€“evaluation and communication is a good and worthwhile investment. Aimed at learners of arts and humanities subjects, you will find this unit invaluable whether you are new to study or more experienced.

5.2 The value of the text

This unit is essential reading if you want to look at, and think about, people's ideas, practices and products to try to understand what they mean. Developing your skill in analysisâ€“interpretationâ€“evaluation and communication is a good and worthwhile investment. Aimed at learners of arts and humanities subjects, you will find this unit invaluable whether you are new to study or more experienced.

5.1 The values represented by the text

This unit is essential reading if you want to look at, and think about, people's ideas, practices and products to try to understand what they mean. Developing your skill in analysisâ€“interpretationâ€“evaluation and communication is a good and worthwhile investment. Aimed at learners of arts and humanities subjects, you will find this unit invaluable whether you are new to study or more experienced.

Prices

This unit looks at a wide variety of ways of comparing prices and the construction of a price index. You will also look at the Retail Price Index (RPI) and the Consumer Price Index (CPI), indices used by the UK Government to calculate the percentage by which prices in general have risen over any given period. You wil also look at the important statistical and mathematical ideas that contribute to the construction of a price index.

Analysing skid marks

This unit is the second in the MSXR209 series of five units on mathematical modelling. In this unit you are asked to relate the stages of the mathematical modelling process to a previously formulated mathematical model. This example, that of skid mark produced by vehicle tyres, is typical of accounts of modelling that you may see in books, or produced in the workplace. The aim of this unit is to help you to draw out and to clarify mathematical modelling ideas by considering the example. It assum

Mathematical language

In our everyday lives we use we use language to develop ideas and to communicate them to other people. In this unit we examine ways in which language is adapted to express mathematical ideas.

Acknowledgements

This unit looks at a wide variety of ways of comparing prices and the construction of a price index. You will also look at the Retail Price Index (RPI) and the Consumer Price Index (CPI), indices used by the UK Government to calculate the percentage by which prices in general have risen over any given period. You wil also look at the important statistical and mathematical ideas that contribute to the construction of a price index.

1.4.2: Price indices

This unit looks at a wide variety of ways of comparing prices and the construction of a price index. You will also look at the Retail Price Index (RPI) and the Consumer Price Index (CPI), indices used by the UK Government to calculate the percentage by which prices in general have risen over any given period. You wil also look at the important statistical and mathematical ideas that contribute to the construction of a price index.

Sci-tutors: Physical Processes - Radioactivity

This article from the Sci-tutors website explores radioactivity, a topic which has a huge potential for misconception and fear, from the perspectives of pupils and science teachers. Important ideas covered include radiation; nuclear transitions; strong nuclear force; half-life and background-radiation. Useful resources are suggested for exposing learners to appropriate models and explanations Safety issues regarding the use of practical work in this topic are stressed.

Sci-tutors: Life Processes and Living Things: Variation, Inheritance and Evolution

Variation, Inheritance and Evolution are explicitly detailed in the Science National Curriculum. This article on the Sci-tutors website focuses on material that will be useful for introducing these topics to both primary and secondary trainees who may themselves have very different previous experiences with this subject. A PowerPoint presentation as a download provides some ideas for this purpose. It is recognised that for some the topic may be controversial and may appear to conflict with issue

Getting Going: generating, shaping and developing ideas in writing

This DCSF document takes the format of two separate sections. The first section, written by leading English specialist Richard Andrews (then Professor of Education at the University of York), is in the form of a literature review and discusses some of the problems and challenges concerning childrenâ€™s writing development, how this could be addressed by a focus on the productive skills of speaking and writing, and the pedagogical implications. He discusses how, by shifting writing practice to on

What Money Means - for primary schools

The Personal Finance Education Group (pfeg) is an independent charity helping schools to plan and teach personal finance relevant to students' lives and needs. Their philosophy is underpinned by both government policy and independent reviews affirming the need for personal finance education. This link directs readers to the â€˜What Money Meansâ€™ micro-site, which presents an overview of pfegâ€™s programme to increase the quantity and quality of personal finance education in primary schools. It

POL101 American Institutions #01 Sp14

A 13 week 3 unit course for undergraduate students and people who are interested in government

Learning outcomes

Childcare, education, working conditions, healthcare, crime â€¦ these issues are hotly debated in today's society. They are also issues that Robert Owen, seen by some as a visionary and by others as a knave and a charlatan, sought to address in the early 1800s. This unit uses a series of essays written by Owen to explore the ideas of this important and controversial figure.

When it doesn't make sense …

This unit explores reasons for studying mathematics, practical applications of mathematical ideas and aims to help you to recognise mathematics when you come across it. It introduces the you to the graphics calculator, and takes you through a series of exercises from the Calculator Book, Tapping into Mathematics With the TI-83 Graphics Calculator. The unit ends by asking you to reflect on the process of studying mathematics. In order to complete this unit you will need to have obtained a Texas I

Packaging the pictures

This unit explores reasons for studying mathematics, practical applications of mathematical ideas and aims to help you to recognise mathematics when you come across it. It introduces the you to the graphics calculator, and takes you through a series of exercises from the Calculator Book, Tapping into Mathematics With the TI-83 Graphics Calculator. The unit ends by asking you to reflect on the process of studying mathematics. In order to complete this unit you will need to have obtained a Texas I

1 Aims

This unit explores reasons for studying mathematics, practical applications of mathematical ideas and aims to help you to recognise mathematics when you come across it. It introduces the you to the graphics calculator, and takes you through a series of exercises from the Calculator Book, Tapping into Mathematics With the TI-83 Graphics Calculator. The unit ends by asking you to reflect on the process of studying mathematics. In order to complete this unit you will need to have obtained a Texas I

CSSJ: Cohen Conference: Introduction

Rescuing Justice and Equality: Celebrating the Career of G.A. Cohen - Conference at the Centre for the Study of Social Justice (CSSJ), Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. Friday 23 and Saturday 24 January 2009 On January 23-24 2009, with the generous support of Philosophy and Public Affairs, the Centre for the Study of Social Justice will be hosting a conference to celebrate the career of G.A. Cohen, who is retiring after 23 years as Chichele Professor of So