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This unit enables you to hear some of the founding members of the Bedfordshire Mencap organisation talk about how the organisation was established and the wide range of support services it offers. The work that individuals exerted to promote change is a source of pressure towards the ideal that parents should be supported in their task of bringing up children with learning difficulties.
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The most ‘important and greatest puzzle’ we face as humans is ourselves (Boring, 1950, p. 56). Humans are a puzzle – one that is complex, subtle and multi-layered, and it gets even more complicated as we evolve over time and change in different contexts. When answering the question ‘What makes us who we are?’, psychologists put forward a range of explanations about why people feel, think and behave the way they do. Just when psychologists seem to understand one bit of ‘who we are’
Author(s): The Open University

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The most ‘important and greatest puzzle’ we face as humans is ourselves (Boring, 1950, p. 56). Humans are a puzzle – one that is complex, subtle and multi-layered, and it gets even more complicated as we evolve over time and change in different contexts. When answering the question ‘What makes us who we are?’, psychologists put forward a range of explanations about why people feel, think and behave the way they do. Just when psychologists seem to understand one bit of ‘who we are’
Author(s): The Open University

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Carbon and Energy Efficient Supply Chains
Consumers will soon be able to quantify the carbon footprint of products they consume, and that could begin to change consumer behavior. The common banana you buy, say organic or not, is probably labeled by the country or origin. Increasingly, you might see a second sticker adorning your beloved yellow fruit – it will be a
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Health Care Reform in the U.S.: What Will it Look Like and What Does it Mean?
Years of extreme partisanship and lobbying have left Americans cynical and bewildered about health care reform, but, say these panelists, the urgency of achieving some measure of change is not diminished, both for American families and the nation as a whole. The sad truth is that the problem may have become too complex and pr
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Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future. In the UK there are areas where water supplies are limited, showin by recent droughts. Globally, there are many reas that do ot have enough water to support the current population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a world
Author(s): The Open University

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Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future. In the UK there area areas where water supplies are limited, shown by recent droughts. Globally, there are many areas that do not have enought water to support the currently population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a
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Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future. In the UK there area areas where water supplies are limited, shown by recent droughts. Globally, there are many areas that do not have enought water to support the currently population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a
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Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future. In the UK there area areas where water supplies are limited, shown by recent droughts. Globally, there are many areas that do not have enought water to support the currently population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a
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Tracking the Internet into the 21st Century (January 9, 2008)
computer science, internet, technology, google, statistics, math, research, development, mobile devices, network, internet history, IPv6, change
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UCL Spirit
UCL was established in 1826 in order to open up education in England for the first time to students of any race, class or religion. The idea was bold, radical, and responsive to the needs of the world; three qualities that we believe passionately in to this day. Maybe it's down to our location in one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities, but we've always believed that excellence should go hand-in-hand with enriching society. Whether we're designing the iconic parks or buildings of tomorrow, o
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Mini project : staff and student guides : document transcript
This document includes a student and a staff guide to mini projects. The student guide covers key points, module and project format and document submission. The staff guide covers key objectives, project description template, contact time and assessment outcomes and agreed peer review criteria. In addition to this document and specific mini project documentation, there are other supporting documents which should be used in combination with this resource. Please see: Mini Projects - E-Log. Min
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Education for All

 Steve Sinnot

Steve Sinnot, General Secretary of the UK's biggest teachers' union, the NUT, gives the 2007 Hugh Gaitskell Memorial Lecture entitled “Education, Social Justice and Educational Opportunities – reflections on the role of teachers and their organisations”

Mr Sinnot describes the impact of those who are hopeful supporters and activists for justice, human rights and equality. He gives examples of the improve
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Cruel Summer? Global warming in context
 Professor Michèle Clarke

As we head into Summer, there are concerns about a possible repeat of last year's floods in the UK.

In this podcast Professor of Environmental Change, Michèle Clarke, looks at the issue of global warming and questions the wisdom of an alarmist approach to changing people's behaviour, as well as the drawbacks of long range weather forecasts.

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Tornado Documentary Part 3/4
Learn about Tornadoes! How do they form? Where to they affect? What can you do to prepare?
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IGC Growth Week 2010 - Mobile Phones for Development
This is an overview of Professor Cusumano's new book Staying Power: Six Enduring Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation in an Uncertain World|, prepared for the 2009 Oxford Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies. The focus is on how managers can tackle the simultaneous challenge of "innovation and commoditization" in markets often subject to unpredictable change and disruption. Professor Cusumano positions each principle against other concepts associated with 'best practices' and comp
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Educational Knowledge Based Environment
In this paper a knowledge based environment is represented which facilitates easy creation and preparation of wide range of educational software. The heart of the environment is the knowledge representation tool providing a hybrid knowledge representation formalism combining frames, production rules and logic. The environment is built on the basis of the logic programming language Prolog.
Author(s): Dimitrova Galina,Stefanov Krassen

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Remote or close control of students’ knowledge in ARCADE
Assessment of students’ knowledge and instructors’ feedback are among the most important elements of education. This paper describes the Arcade Test System that is used to check and assess students’ knowledge. The Arcade Test System is a dual-purpose online testing environment that gives the instructor an opportunity to control the level of knowledge the students have acquired during taking a particular course delivered by the system. On the one hand, it gives students a way to check their
Author(s): Aleksieva Adelina,Petrov Milen,Mintchev Alexander

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Designing for Collaboration and Mutual Negotiation of Meaning – Boundary Objects in Networked Learn
This paper addresses the issue of collaborative learning and networked learning within continuing professional development. Collaborative learning is defined as the meeting of specific differences and dependencies among participants and practices within and across communities, afforded and constrained by the pedagogical design. The study explores how boundary objects serve as resources to support collaborative learning as a means of representing, learning about, and transforming knowledge. Based
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21 - Other bad aspects of death, Part II
Further bad aspects of death are considered, including ubiquity, or the fact that death may occur at any time and strike anyone. Professor Kagan invites students to contemplate the possibility of death-free time periods, vacation spots, and activities. Then there is consideration of the value of the human condition, which consists of life, followed by death. Finally, the question is raised as to whether it could be appropriate to refuse to face the facts about our mortality. Professor Kagan dist
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