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2.7.3 Mosaics

The question of the mosaics can be considered at various levels. As a flooring technique its origin lies in the Hellenistic east, but in the Punic world plaster floors inset with small squared stones, sometimes in geometric patterns, are also known, as you have seen in the video of the houses at Carthage. So it's not possible simply to see mosaic floors as a part of Roman culture which came to be dominant in Africa, because mosaics themselves are not a purely Roman tradition. Nevertheless, it
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Getting your Bearings
Learn how an ordinance survey map is produced before following three ramblers on a field trip in the Peak District. This material makes up part of the course MU120 Open mathematics. The iTunes U team. The iTunes U Team at The Open University produce audio and video podcasts
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1.3.6 Journals

Journals and articles written by academics or experts are an excellent source of information. Journals are usually published monthly or quarterly, and contain a selection of articles providing details of recent research. Often they will also contain reviews of relevant books. They are usually published more quickly than books, and so are often more up to date.

To access content of journals, most publishers require a subscription. There are, however, some journals which you can freely ac
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Defining City Regions
The concept of 'City Regions' has been picked up by political leaders in the UK at both a national and local level. The concept has been used as the basis for a number of policy initiatives, but what lies behind the idea of a 'City Region' and what are the implications for governance and local identity if we start to think in these terms. Professor Colin Crouch, Professor of Governance and Public Management at Warwick Business School, has studied City Regions for the OECD. Length: 29 mins
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7.5 Active and passive tags

Activity 30: exploratory

Read the extracts below. Using the information they contain, make notes about the main differences between active and passive RFID tags. You will get more out of this exercise if you make a ser
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Winning Resources and Support
The ability of non-profit organizations to raise funds and awareness for key issues and to provide services is absolutely crucial to many people around the world. As the bridge between the giver and the receiver how do these organizations get started and continue successfully? This album contains interviews with five professionals involved with fund raising organisations. They draw on their expertise and different experiences to raise and explore key fund raising issues - how to increase the amo
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Boar (1970) by Elisabeth Frink, The Water Gardens, Harlow, Essex. General view from the south east. Photographed by Steven Baker 2015.
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7.4.3 Modelling errors

  • be aware that it is often possible to provide an estimate of error for numerical values derived from the application of theoretical models to a data set.

For me, thinking about the use of models convinces me of some of the benefits of ‘problematising’ science – as we've been doing in the commentary so far. Indeed, my feeling is that using models reflects something more general about how scientific understanding is built up. By this I me
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Assessment in Math and Science-That Would Never Work Here, Either!
Workshop 7. That Would Never Work Here, Either!: Seeing Assessment Reform in Action, Part II (90 min.)

'Involving students in assessment is often the key to engaging them in learning. This workshop will continue to follow Barbara and Scott as they use assessment to encourage their students to improve their performance. Providing opportunities for students to assess their own work and that of their peers will be the focus of this workshop. Content Guides: Mary Hibert Neuman and Jude

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9.95-A Research Topics in Neuroscience (MIT)
This series of research talks by members of the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences introduces students to different approaches to the study of the brain and mind. Topics include: From Neurons to Neural Networks Prefrontal Cortex and the Neural Basis of Cognitive Control Hippocampal Memory Formation and the Role of Sleep The Formation of Internal Modes for Learning Motor Skills Look and See: How the Brain Selects Objects and Directs the Eyes How the Brain Wires Itself
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9.5 Social work and the law in Scotland

In this unit you will be asked to reflect on the meanings of both social work and law. You will find that these concepts are open to a range of possible definitions, and that the functions of social work and law can change depending on the practice context. Their meaning is also affected by the perspective from which they are viewed, for example, the service user's experience of social work and law will not always match the expectations of the professional, or the perceptions of the general p
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4.3 The European Commission

The European Commission is the political body that represents the EU as a whole. It is politically independent and can propose legislation, policies and programmes of action. It is also responsible for implementing the decisions of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.

The European Commission is made up of a team of Commissioners (appointed by EU member states) and their support staff. Commissioners are chosen ‘on the grounds of their general competence’ and
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Technical Paper 3 - The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) Project: Contextualising
This paper looks at the impact of recent government initiatives on early childhood care and education for 3 to 5-year olds in the full range of pre-school centres in the study. This was based on interviews conducted with 135 heads of pre-school settings and 12 local authority co-ordinators in six local authorities. At a time of rapid policy development and because of the diversity in pre-school provision, the EPPE study recorded how recent changes in local authority under-fives provision might b
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Objects underneath a microscope can reveal new views of the object that wouldn't be seen without a microscope's aid.
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5 Becoming an effective team member

The purpose of this assessment course is for you to create a portfolio of your work to represent you as an effective team member within your study or work activities. This will involve using criteria to help you select examples of your work that clearly show you can use and improve your skills in working with others. However, by far the most important aim is that you can use this assessment process to support your learning and improve your performance in working with others.

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1.2.1 A different definition

Click on the 'view document' link to read the interview excerpt with Reg Martin

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Deze MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) wordt aangeboden op het Franse platform FUN (France Université Numérique) en is een cursus Frans vreemde taal gericht op wie al een beginnersniveau (A1) heeft en verder wil gaan naar niveau A2. …


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2.1 Europe as a geographical area

From a British point of view, judging from frequently heard expressions, Europe is something ‘out there’ (or perhaps, in the sense of EU- or Brussels-inspired regulation, ‘up there’). ‘Britain’ and ‘Europe’ are generally understood to be distinct entities rather than overlapping categories. When they ‘go to Europe’ most British people leave Britain behind – at least in the physical sense. In conventional geographical terms the situation is rather different. Europe is gen
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