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  • define social construction and social constructionism.

Pathways to Scale: From Prototyping to System Change
Explore the necessary conditions and models for taking innovative solutions to scale, with the ultimate objective of systemic change. Panel members will focus on sustainable transport systems and explore how this sector can serve as a model for scaling and engaging multiple stakeholders. Panel members will map their initiatives against a 5-stage model of innovation, from early prospecting, through prototyping and start-up enterprises, to networked solutions and, ultimately, system change.
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This unit was originally prepared for TeachandLearn.net by Dr Kate Daubney, Visiting Research Fellow in Film Music Studies at the University of Leeds. She has taught film music to students from musical and non-musical backgrounds, and her research interests include comparative analysis of film music as written and aural texts.

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References

Thomas, T. (1991) Film Score: The Art and Craft of Movie Music (Burbank, CA, Riverwood Press) p. 293.
Daubney, K. Max Steiner's Now, Voyager: A Film Score Guide (Westport, CT, Greenwood Press) p. 51
Marvin Hamlisch quote: extract from DE353/14, OU film no. 517, p. 6

NASA CONNECT Geometry and Algebra: Glow with the Flow
In NASA CONNECT Glow with the Flow, NASA aerospace engineers use scale models to see how air flows and why materials glow under wind tunnel conditions. Students learn about the force of drag and discover how the blended wing body will affect travelers of the future. Grades 5-8.
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Gesnerus : Swiss Journal of the History of Medicine and Sciences
Gesnerus is the official journal of the Swiss Society for the History of Medicine and Natural Sciences. It publishes original articles, short communications and documents on different periods and aspects of the history of medicine and sciences and also focuses on theoretical and social aspects of this subject. Journals from 2006 to the present only have summaries of articles, otherwise it is full text. The Web site features an index volume and advanced search function. The publication is produce
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Bringing Water to a Lesotho Village
invites students to conduct research and then simulate a Lesotho village water committee that is designing a water supply system to improve living and health conditions.
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Narrative Models: A Database Approach to Modeling Medieval Cairo
This paper explores the use of three-dimensional simulations to investigate transformations of urban form in medieval Cairo, and lessons about using computers to support historical visualization. Our first attempt to create a single extremely detailed model of Cairo proved unworkable. From this experience we developed a database approach to organizing modeling projects of complex urban environments. The database consists of several complete models at different levels of abstraction. This approa
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AFFIRM Assessment and Formative Feedback In Research Methods - literature review
‘AFFIRM’ is part of Leeds Met’s efforts to promote research-informed teaching. A pilot project, it is concerned with computer-assisted assessment (CAA) related to the teaching of research methods. Over a 12-month period in 2007-8 it will create, test and evaluate a small computerised bank of quality-checked items to support undergraduate and taught postgraduate-level research methods teaching. Although the items are likely to have several potential uses, i.e. to be ‘reusable learning obj
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INN Guest Lecture - The Whiskas Story
Innovation North Music Production graduate Samuel Nicholls, aka Whiskas, came to Headingley Campus on Wednesday 18th November, to talk about his experience of working in the music industry. Samuel has toured in bands and worked as a promoter, manager, producer and record label boss. Whiskas began promoting bands by setting up Transmission with Andy Roberts, putting on bands that included The Artic Monkeys, Good Life and The Subways. The success of the partnership evolved into record label, Danc
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4 Summary
How do financial markets match providers with users, and how efficiently does the market determine prices? Can investors rely on notoriously volatile stock markets to function efficiently? It can be difficult to determine whether successful investments are a matter of skill and luck. In this unit, you will interrogate whether markets can function efficiently, and what factors might militate against this. You will also learn the importance of the Efficient Markets Hypothesis.
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3 The Efficient Markets Hypothesis (EMH)
How do financial markets match providers with users, and how efficiently does the market determine prices? Can investors rely on notoriously volatile stock markets to function efficiently? It can be difficult to determine whether successful investments are a matter of skill and luck. In this unit, you will interrogate whether markets can function efficiently, and what factors might militate against this. You will also learn the importance of the Efficient Markets Hypothesis.
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2 Perfect and efficient markets
How do financial markets match providers with users, and how efficiently does the market determine prices? Can investors rely on notoriously volatile stock markets to function efficiently? It can be difficult to determine whether successful investments are a matter of skill and luck. In this unit, you will interrogate whether markets can function efficiently, and what factors might militate against this. You will also learn the importance of the Efficient Markets Hypothesis.
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1 The market context
How do financial markets match providers with users, and how efficiently does the market determine prices? Can investors rely on notoriously volatile stock markets to function efficiently? It can be difficult to determine whether successful investments are a matter of skill and luck. In this unit, you will interrogate whether markets can function efficiently, and what factors might militate against this. You will also learn the importance of the Efficient Markets Hypothesis.
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1.6.4 Summary

  • EU enlargement is going to impose new problems for both monetary and fiscal policy.

  • The process by which the accession countries can enter the Euro-zone will be long and will possibly lack stability.

  • According to the rules of the SGP fiscal retrenchment is called for some governments because of government sector imbalances, though this might be offset by payments to the accession countries and regions from Structural and Co
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1.6.1 Introduction

Of course, there is another problem hovering in the background in respect to the Euro's international role: namely that of the enlargement of the EU. In the light of the analysis so far two areas are picked out here: monetary implications and fiscal policy implications. These are obviously closely related. Both of these raise questions about the costs involved for the new members and those set to join somewhere down the line. We concentrate on the monetary issue of joining the Euro-zone first
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1.4.3 Summary

  • EMU has been accompanied by fiscal rules embodied in the SGP.

  • An issue raised by this is the compatibility of a common single monetary policy target designed to defeat inflation with different fiscal policies ostensibly at the discretion of the individual govern ments.

  • When France and Germany contravened the SGP fiscal rule, it was effectively suspended and broke down. This was a case of the Council of Ministers asserting c
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1.2.2 Summary

  • The EU-15/25 is a large and prosperous player on the world economic stage.

  • It represents a continental-sized economy, able to compete with the USA and Japan (and China and India, somewhere down the line).

  • The new EU members who joined in 2004, and those lining up to join later, are at a different level of development to the EU-15.

  • This will pose considerable challenges for those managing and governing the n
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Introduction

This unit focuses on key developments in the economy of the European Union (EU) since the advent of the Euro in 1999. Further, it concentrates on the challenges this has posed for economic policy formation and the governance of the EU's expanding economy. One of the central features of the post-Maastricht governance environment is the attempt to create a ‘single market in services’ for Europe. If the 1990s was the decade of the ‘single market programme’ (SMP) which concentra
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