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Learning cultures, interventions and transformations: early and emergent findings from the Transform
This project operates in a ‘nested case study’ design and relies on a unique partnership between teachers and researchers. Analysis at the case level is well advanced, whilst that at cross-case level is well under way. A more holistic cross-project analysis, coupled with theoretical development, is the main focus of our work in the remaining year or so. This paper provides an overview of early and emerging findings, focused on two of the project’s three core aims. In relation to our ai
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What is an artist?


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4.3 Summary

If social researchers are to be effective in understanding people, they need to be detached from common sense (the perspective of the person on the street). However, they should not be so detached that they fall into the trap of imposing their own categories upon the object without regard for the experience of those involved (the perspective of the expert).

The standpoint of the ‘stranger’ provides a way of mediating between the detached position of the scientist and the personal ex
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CMS.603 American Soap Operas (MIT)
The television landscape has changed drastically in the past few years; nowhere is this more prevalent than in the American daytime serial drama, one of the oldest forms of television content. This class examines the history of these "soap operas" and their audiences by focusing on the production, consumption, and media texts of soaps. The class will include discussions of what makes soap operas a unique form, the history of the genre, current experimentation with transmedia storytelling, the on
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U.S. set to mark 150 years since Lincoln assassination
Americans reflect on the legacy of former President Abraham Lincoln shot dead 150 years ago this week. Vanessa Johnston reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reute
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Acknowledgements

Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (see terms and conditions), this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence

All materials included in this unit are derived from content originated at the Open Uni
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CAD in Architectural Practice
A leading architecture/engineering firm has made use of in- house computer system since 1963. This paper discusses some special topics in using computers for the design of HVAC systems, and the process of implementing CAD in the HVAC engineering practice
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Learn English pronounciation (comedy)

Learn to pronounce the difficult phrase "I would like to buy a hamburger" through this funny scene from the Pink Panther movie.

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CTPI: Public Square: Mike Houlahan, Jinty MacTavish, Dr Nicholas Khoo & Rev Dr Selwyn Yeoman with Dr
Mike Houlahan, (Past Editor of Dunedin-based Fairfax newspaper D Scene, final edition published end of May 2013), Jinty MacTavish (Dunedin City councillor, youth-worker, film-maker and activist), Dr Nicholas Khoo (lecturer in Politics with a specialist knowledge of China and international relations), & Dr Selwyn Yeoman (Presbyterian minister, environmentalist, and Master of Knox College), with Professor Andrew Bradstock discuss questions submitted by prospective members of the audience relating
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5.13.1 Rectangular bar

If a solid rectangular bar is excited by striking it, energy is supplied that starts the bar vibrating transversely. The bar will vibrate in a number of modes simultaneously since the striking action supplies energy over a range of frequencies. The motion of the bar will be the superposition of the standing-wave patterns of the excited modes.

Assume for the moment that the rectangular bar is supported in such a way that both ends are free to vibrate and the effects of the supports can b
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4.2 Other members of the bear family

Other omnivorous species of bear include the Asian black bear, the North American black bear and the Andean spectacled bear. Although polar bears spend their winters hunting seals out on the Arctic sea-ice, they have to come ashore when the ice melts in spring and find other sources of food.

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1.4.2 P is for Presentation

By presentation, we mean, the way in which the information is communicated. You might want to ask yourself:

  • Is the language clear and easy to understand?

  • Is the information clearly laid out so that it is easy to read?

  • Are the fonts large enough and clear?

  • Are the colours effective? (e.g. white or yellow on black can be difficult to read)

  • If there are graphics or photos, do they help
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15.968 The Sociology of Strategy (MIT)
This seminar provides an introduction to scholarship in a growing research community: the sociologists and sociologically-inclined organization theorists who study issues that relate, at least in a broad sense, to the interdisciplinary field of inquiry that is known as "strategy" or "strategic management" research. The course is not designed to survey the field of strategy. Rather, the focus is on getting a closer understanding of the recent work by sociologists and sociologically-oriented organ
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1.3.4 Sense of timelessness

In Sabom’s study, everyone described their near-death experience as if it had occurred in a timeless dimension: people were unable to make any judgement about how long the experience lasted. ‘There was no measurement of time. I don’t know if it was a minute or five or ten hours’, commented one.


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1.3.1 Reactions to near-death experiences

A number of people have claimed that they have been at death’s door and can recall some of the sensations. Attempts to speak about near-death experiences (a term used to describe the extra-ordinary experiences some people have when close to death or when deeply unconscious) can meet with incomprehension, fear and hostility from friends as well as medical experts and researchers, many of whom refute the existence of near-death experiences. As Toates (1999, p. 1) says:

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3: The five giants

At this point let us examine the idea of the ‘five giants’ (Want, Ignorance, Disease, Squalor and Idleness). Beveridge, remember, was not just writing about income protection; he had a vision of social reconstruction and social progress. The five giants represented the key areas of need for all of us – the areas where we should pool resources to tackle our needs collectively (see the box below).

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4.3 Summary

In this section we have tried to sketch some of the main lines of division in social constructions of social issues. The distinction between the natural and the social in constructing the causes that underlie social issues is a profound and recurrent one. A ‘social’ orientation involves the construction of social causes and conditions as the explanations for social issues. However, it is also important to bear in mind that such an orientation will itself be complicated by differences of p
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Test Prep:Math Review (Place Value, Rounding, Fractions, etc.)
This is a good slideshow (61 slides) to use in a classroom. If the slideshow is expanded to 'full screen', the slides should be easily viewed with a projector as the font size is large.  

The slides have test questions on place value, estimation, rounding, fractions, mental math, multiplication, numbers in standard form, etc. Pause the slide after each question to allow students to answer as the next slide has the answer. These slides would be suitable

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Cómo se hace un trabajo de investigación: Curso cero de diseño y elaboración de un trabajo de in
La finalidad del presente proyecto era ilustrar de manera práctica y pedagógica, a través de un formato breve y audiovisual, los conocimientos fundamentales y competencias mínimas que el estudiante debe saber antes de realizar de un trabajo de investigación de carácter científico. Este objetivo ha sido plasmado mediante la realización de 7 videotutoriales, vídeos que en 1 hora y 15 minutos exponen las principales pautas para la realización exitosa de un trabajo de investigación inicia
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Writing family history
This album contains extracts from interviews with a wide range of people talking about family history. Some history is recalled in oral form, some in photographic and some in written form, as biographical or autobiographical evidence. Many aspects of this approach to writing are discussed in illuminating and perceptive depth, giving wide-ranging yet informative coverage of the topic. This material forms part of the course A173 Start writing family history.Author(s): The iTunes U team

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