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Examples of Educational Impact from the African Health OER Network

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This short paper summarizes some examples of educational impact from the African Health OER Network
 
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4.2 Case Study 2: A digital arts collaboration

The Virtual Identities Digital Arts Project (Learning Schools Programme, 1999a) involved post-16 art and design students from two Liverpool schools and two Kent schools in the United Kingdom. The project unlocked new ideas and ways of working by encouraging collaboration between students from different geographical areas, cultures, experiences and perceptions. Each student was assigned a partner. To begin with they exchanged a ‘digital postcard’ that represented one aspect of
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Virtual Maths, Shapes Space and Measure, Surface of a semi cylinder template
Diagram and template for using a semi-cylinder to calculate area
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Caesarean Section - Adaptation

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Speaking for Islam
 Professor John Esposito

This week’s podcast features an exclusive interview with one of the world’s leading experts on Islam and its relationship with the West.

Professor John Esposito, Professor of Religion and International Affairs and Professor of Islamic Studies at Georgetown University in Washington DC, visited The University of Nottingham to deliver the Firth lectures in the Department
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Essential Science for Teachers: Physical Science: Session 2. The Particle Nature of Matter: Solids,
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,This segment shows that the student may confuse an image of an atom with cells. This segment may be useful to alert teachers to the confusion some students have between molecules and cells, referred to as "molecell" in the research (Arnold, 1993- see Driver p. 25).When the student was asked if he had ever seen a picture of an atom, he replied that he had seen the nucleus and electrons but then corrected himself b
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Introduction

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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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
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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 analysis–interpretation–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.
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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 analysis–interpretation–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.
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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 analysis–interpretation–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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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 children’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
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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 ‘What Money Means’ micro-site, which presents an overview of pfeg’s programme to increase the quantity and quality of personal finance education in primary schools. It
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