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The issue of ‘citizenship, work and the economy’ is often neglected in everyday discussions of citizenship. But a moment's reflection should demonstrate how important it is. The vast majority of us will spend the bulk of our adult lives working in some context or another, and our engagement with economic activity more generally is obvious (and not just as consumers).

Many young people are also intimately tied up with work. School children often have part-time evening, weekend
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Introduction

This unit is aimed at geography teachers, or those with an interest in studying or teaching geography. This unit looks at the contribution that geography can make in the education of young people and the characteristics and purpose of geography as a subject.

Introduction

As adults we sometimes struggle to justify our feelings about particular books, but children are quite clear about what they like and don't like.

It is possible to get children to discuss why they liked or did not like particular books and to encourage them to think more deeply about the books they read.

This unit offers ideas and activities to engage pupils in discussing books. It is aimed at librarians, teaching assistants and other adults working with pupils in school librarie
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There is an ongoing ‘revolution’ in the running of UK state schools and this is making the position of the school business manager (or bursar) both significant and necessary. Government thinking, together with profound changes in society generally, will affect every institution both in terms of pedagogy and the physical environment, particularly technology and levels of security employed.

This unit will look at how you – an existing or aspiring business manager – can work e
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This unit explores phonic and historical connections between languages and suggests how such knowledge might be used when teaching modern foreign languages (MFL).

1.4.2 And finally

In this unit you have looked at:

  • why the global dimension in science is so important;

  • what contributions have been made to science by ‘non-Western’ scientists;

  • how to deliver the curriculum so as to bring global science to life for students.

Many teachers have found that including the global dimension in science is exciting and motivating for both teacher and students
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Introduction

There are many compelling reasons for introducing a global dimension in science education. This unit, aimed at teachers in secondary schools explores why the global dimension in science education is so important and how you might incorporate it in your lessons.

This unit is from our archive and is an adapted extract from A global dimension to science education in schools (TL_SCIT5) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to e
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Introduction

This unit is about the very basic study skills of reading and taking notes. You will be asked to think about how you currently read and then be introduced to a some techniques that may help you to alter the way you read according to the material you are studying. In the second section you will be asked to look at some useful techniques for note taking and how you may apply them to the notes you make.

This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Introducing the soc
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Dance communicates ideas through movement and is an expressive art form. Students need to learn how to use their body in a safe and healthy way, whilst developing a wide-ranging movement vocabulary. This unit introduces some key skills and suggestions for how to develop these skills with students.

The use of different dance techniques can be an effective way of building vocabulary and developing different kinds of skills and abilities. Technical dance skills can form the foundation on w
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Acknowledgements

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Initial queries into the notion of Power Users of Technology
In this paper I shall address and investigate some ideas and hypotheses, which I find very important in order to understand the notion of “Power Users of Technology”. The Power Users research initiative has noted and emphasises the heavy increase in children’s, adolescents’ or young people’s use of technology. What distinguishes the Power User research initiative and makes it qualitatively different from similar studies is that it is not merely looking into changed patterns in adolesce
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3.8 Revision questions

Question 1

Discuss the two ways in which the middle ear increases the effectiveness with which sound is transmitted from the external ear to the inner ear.

Answer
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The Basic Concepts Lecture 4 (October 26, 2009)
science, physics, particle physics, simple quantum field, vectors, field theory, particle, wave, momentum, occupation number, harmonic oscillation, position, reaction, annihilation, wave function, probability, atom, decay, photon, creation, energy, bra-ke
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Robert Owen and New Lanark
Childcare, education, working conditions, healthcare, crime … 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.
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ELM-ART: An Adaptive Versatile System for Web-based Instruction
This paper discusses the problems of developing versatile adaptive and intelligent learning systems that can be used in the context of practical Web-based education. We argue that versatility is an important feature of successful Web-based education systems. We introduce ELM-ART, an intelligent interactive educational system to support learning programming in LISP. ELM-ART provides all learning material online in the form of an adaptive interactive textbook. Using a combination of an overlay mod
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Understanding operations management
Operations management is one of the central functions of all organisations whether producing goods or services, or in the private, public or voluntary sectors. This unit will provide you with a basic framework for understanding this function and discusses the role of operations managers, in particular the importance of focusing on suppliers and customers.
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Qu'est ce qu'une nation - Thierry Ménissier (audio)

Une conférence de l'UTLS au Lycée

avec Thierry Ménissier (philosophe)

Lycée La Fontaine (Paris 16)


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History of evolution Fall 2007
General Biology - Fall 2007. This is a general introduction to plant development, form, and function; population genetics, ecology, and evolution. Intended for students majoring in the biological sciences, but open to all qualified students. In general at the end of Biology 1B students will be able to: describe the scientific method and explain how it would be applied to a novel problem; explain the consequences of random variation when extrapolated over time; distinguish between positive and
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How To Isolate, Study and Use Genes 2. From Bio 1A: General Biology lecture - Fall 2007. A general introduction to cell structure and function, molecular and organism genetics, animal development, form and function. Closed Captioned webcast available.
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Environmental Management Systems and Environmental Auditing Question Bank
Question Bank for Part Four of Greening Business: An environmental management system (EMS) is a framework designed to help in the management of an organization’s environmental impacts. There are national and international standards for EMS which can lead to accredited certification, for example ISO 140001. All Environmental Management Systems are based around the cycle of: planning what needs to be done, acting on these plans, checking that plans have been acted upon and are effective, and a
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