Economics of Social Policy
Economics offers powerful insights into the world in which we live. This level 2/3 economics course aims: • To remind students of some of the economic theory that they have studied in previous modules, in particular the circumstances in which private markets will allocate resources efficiently • To consider the justification for Government intervention in resource allocation • To explain the circumstances in which insurance markets will operate efficiently • To apply the theory to attain
Advanced Digital Manufacturing Techniques (CAM) in Architecture
Building projects today are not only born out digitally, but they are also realized digitally through "file-to-factory" processes of computer aided manufacturing (CAM) and computer numerically controlled (CNC) technologies. It was the challenge of constructability that brought into question, what new instruments of practice are needed to take advantage of the opportunities opened up by the digital modes of production, instead of whether a particular form is buildable. In this case of building co
Da Representa??o ? Modelagem (From Representation Towards Modeling)
This work intends to structure a conceptual and technical referential to guide the development of the ?Post-Graduate Drawing Course - from traditional tracing to computer graphics? (DTGC-IFM,UFPel, RS, Brasil), related to the process of using the computer technology for problem-solving in graphics representation. The referential intends to evaluate the level of development, and also orientate the investments with qualification of the staff, hardware and software. This study refers only to the pr
The program is a reference resource which improves on gross anatomy knowledge and familiarises users with normal radiographic anatomy. It provides clear and practical tuition through the use of radiographic images. These are accompanied by informative text and an image of the animal in position to help in understanding how the picture was taken.
Decision Making and Problem Solving for Business Success
101 page workbook (see also Decision Making and Problem Solving for Business Success reading pack to accompany workbook). This study pack has been written on the assumption that you may know nothing at all about decision support techniques. The key assumption is that by understanding and applying decision making and problem solving within your organisation, you will become a better manager. By studying the pack and the accompanying readings you should begin to understand decision support techniq
Education Developments and Initatives (partnerships)
An example of a partnership module - comprehensive website containing links and resources: - This module is part of a suite of a number of modules developed in the Carnegie Faculty of Sport and Education at Leeds Metropolitan University. The modules are part of the Initial Teacher Education Programme(ITE). On completion of this module students will: understand and critically engage with the thinking informing recent developments in education at national and, where appropriate, international leve
Innovation North Research Conference 2006 Alan Dix
Keynote speaker Professor Alan Dix from Lancaster University talks about understanding how people use things leads to better design, better systems, and increased usability
Climatic and Oceanic Influences on Human Ecology
The Module is organised around three parts, namely, Oceanography and Climatology/ Meteorology’. In the third part we shall study Climate Change in some detail – what the research currently tells us, and the intervention of human agency. Each part is broken into several units which build sequentially and progressively, and earlier ones have concepts and content which will be revisited from time-to-time and in increasing complexity. Given the essential connectedness of environmental systems, c
The aim of this module is to further our understanding of public policy – the nature, causes and effects of public policies; the policy process – how policy is made; and with prescription as to how policy might be improved. Since the effectiveness of policies and policy-making processes cannot be assessed independently of analysis of the distribution of economic and political power within political systems, this module also examines the central position of the state in policy analysis.
Theories and concepts
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or dowloaded as a zip file As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10 The War on Iraq and the US and British invasion of the country in 2003 has led to huge tensions in geopolitics. At the same time, the supposed ‘threat’ of international terrorism and continuing financial turmoil in the world economy have both brought to the fore the global politics of co-operation and confrontation. Whilst it might be possible to agree on the significance of th
Introduction to European politics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Spring Semester 2009 This module seeks to provide students with an understanding of the rationale and key stages of European integration, as well as of the institutions of the European Union and its functioning. Topics covered will include an overview of the History of European integration, key approaches to integration, the main institutions (Council, Commission, Court of Justice, European Parliament)
Understanding global politics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009. This module introduces global politics through the major theoretical, historical and empirical ways of seeing international relations. Different claims, about, for example, human nature, power, war, peace, the state, society, law and politics are offered by thinkers who exercise a major influence on our contemporary understanding. These claims contribute to different approaches to
Crime and Violence: Forces for Good or Evil?
This module critically evaluates contemporary understandings of crimes of violence. This unit will provide an understanding of the theoretical perspectives, definitions and understandings of the concept of violence. The unit will seek to assist students’ exploration of current attitudes towards violence within contemporary society. It will enable students to extend their understanding of criminological perspectives to the issue of violence particularly to specific groups and locations within s
Gender, crime and justice
This level 6 unit critically evaluates contemporary understandings of gendered crimes. Providing an understanding of the theoretical perspectives, definitions and understandings of the concept of gender and the crimes men and women are involved in, the unit will seek to assist students’ exploration of current attitudes towards gender within contemporary society and the criminal justice system.
Embodiment and feminist theory.
This module helps develop an understanding of feminist theories by focusing on the debates surrounding the body. It introduces a number of key feminist theorists and draws on empirical studies to explain and explore theoretical issues. Building on an understanding of how bodies are re/constructed through culture, the module looks in more depth on the impact of key social divisions. See also related module mapping resource: http://open.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/3063
A selection of images and interactive Flash movies intended to develop an understanding of the use and procedures required for successful mechanical testing. Brinell, Vickers and Rockwell hardness testing are all included along with some of the more portable hardness test machines.
Using feedback from assessment
Plan for a self directed workshop intended for level 1/2/3 undergraduates leading to an understanding of degree classifications. Evaluating feedback and individual reflection on skills with a view to improvement.
Data Protection Acts
guide to the Data Protection Acts, interpretation of, and understanding the principles
European Business Culture and Practice, Workbook 1: Describing and Analysing Culture for Business
These workbooks form a major part of the class programme in European Business Culture and Practice. They provide a framework within which we explore concepts of national (or regional) culture and the way it translates into organisational or business culture. They combine individual and group work, as understanding and working within cultural differences is necessarily a group activity. As your group progresses through the workbooks, you may evaluate the effectiveness of this framework for yourse
Delivering Sustainable Development: Activity 7
This activity will allow you to explore the theoretical backgrounds to both the ecological footprint and the carbon footprint, so that you understand the ideas that underpin these indicators. You will examine the application of ecological and carbon footprints at a variety of geographical scales from the individual to the global. This will allow you to develop a critical understanding of the potential these tools have to engage with sustainability agendas, together with an appreciation of the de