1 Developing reading skills

John Clarke and course team member Ross Fergusson, look at developing reading skills in the context of Social Science resources, with suggestions on how to read such materials critically and effectively. The material is primarily an audio file, 11 minutes in length and recorded in 1998.

Participants in the audio programme were:

  • John Clarke Professor of Social Policy at The Open University;

  • Ross Ferguson Social Scie
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Emily Bronte and Wuthering Heights Clip
This video presents a wonderfully dramatic interweaving of the domestic lives of the highly literate Brontë family and representative selections from the novel. Wuthering Heights.  Clips from the Wuthering Heights movie are shown.

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Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights: Style
TIn this video the style of Emily Bronte's writing in the novel, Wuthering
heights is examined.  Style means the way in which a text is written, and how a writer uses literary devices and language.  This video is bland visually but is very informative.

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Grammar Vids for Kids: Capitalization
In this short video clip, Albert Einstein is joined by a special guest to teach the five most important capitalization rules. Each of the five rules listed in this video are followed by a clear example of the given rule. (4:58)
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Humanitarian Reform in the 1800s
This video is accompanied by text. "The Age of Reform--the decades prior to the Civil War--was a period of tremendous economic and political change. Many Americans believed that traditional values were undercut by the emerging industrial and market economy and they supported humanitarian and social reforms in an effort to create a new moral order. Some reformers, including those who embraced transcendentalism, promoted the divinity of the individual and sought to perfect human society. A number
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Acknowledgements

This unit was prepared by Tom Power with guidance from Dr Arlene Hunter.

Tom Power is a lecturer in science education at The Open University. His research interests include teacher education in the global south (www.open.ac.uk/deep) and the CASE intervention. He has been a teacher and an advisory teacher in East Sussex and a specialist adviser to the TTA teacher research panel.

Dr Arlëne Hunter, Staff Tutor in Science in Ireland, The Open University, is responsible for the manage
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Visit to the British Museum
On my way to Bosnia, I stopped in London and finally visited the British Museum. Wow...what a place! I can't believe I never made time for this museum while I was studying with the London Law Consortium in the Spring. Too bad! Glad I finally took time to
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Reading Recovery Professional Development
Learn how Reading Recovery professional development ensures that the Reading Recovery program and teachers stay releveant and effective.
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Private Property, Public Purpose

[Chapter 19 of The Conquest of Poverty (1996)]

The socialists and communists propose to cure poverty by seizing private property, particularly property in the means of production, and turning it over to be operated by the government.

What the advocates of all expropriation schemes fail to realize is that property in private hands used for the production of goods and services
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Marathon des mots : Actieve werkvorm rond spelling
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Dit is een activiteit om de spelling van de leerlingen te versterken. Leerlingen moeten de spelling van woorden lezen en onthouden op een andere locatie en dan trachten te reproduceren op een blad in klas. Aan te passen aan je lesonderwerp. …


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Rod Carley on Theatre in the 21st Century
Big Ideas preents Rod Carley, winner of the 2009 Best Lecturer Competition, on Theatre in the 21st Century: Touchstone to Humanity
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The Ballad of Little Jo at Two River Theater
It’s a musical about a woman on her own in the Old American West – disguised as a man named Jo. "The Ballad of Little Jo" opened Friday, June 9th at Two River Theater in Red Bank, and runs through June 25th. Based on the 1993 film of the same name, the show is directed by Maggie Greenwald, who based her story on the real life experiences of a woman named Josephine Monaghan. In the story, Josephine becomes Jo to survive in a time and place in which women are openly preyed upon, and lynch mobs
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SeaWiFS Biosphere: Indonesia and Australia
Viewing Indonesia and Australia (data begins at Sept. 97 to June 99)
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Postboxes in the HU Postal Area
Collection of photographs of postboxes in the HU Postal Area
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King Lear to In the loop : fiction and British politics
On 11 December 2009, Nottingham University's Centre for British Politics held a conference at the British Academy that drew together politicians, writers and academics to explore the interaction of British politics and fiction. In addition to the conference several video interviews were conducted with some of the speakers on the day. In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, screenwriter Tony Saint talks about an upcoming BBC drama based on the MPs expe
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Bytesize Science: The Chemistry of Acne
Here is some good news for you: you can blame the sounds and odors that come from your body on bacteria. Yup -- those little critters are the ones responsible for a lot of what goes on inside our bodies. People can be uptight about all these bodily sights and smells, but understanding the science behind what may appear gross may make these things a little less gross. Some key vocabulary words include sebum, bacteria, pore, whitehead, blackhead, benzoyl peroxide, and benzoyl radicals. (03:58
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Kids Science News Network-How Do You Measure Time?
In this video, Ted Tunes (Skunk Newscaster) teaches Barkley about using the clock to cook cookies. This is a good basic introduction to young learners and/or special education students (1:06)
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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 4.0 Licence

Sue Platt has been a school governor for 21 years, at both primary and secondary phase school
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand and give information on a French town

  • seek clarification on where to stay and things to do

  • deal confidently with numbers and tell the time

  • identify a personal development in oral fluency and reading skills.


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Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights: Symbols
In this video symbols that are used by Emily Brontë to help her tell her story in the novel Wuthering Heights are examined.  Brontë uses recurring images to help us understand her characters better and to provide social comments about the time in which she lived and wrote. The significance of windows and eyes, doors and locks, books and education, death and, finally, sickness are examined. The most important issue to consider is that of boundaries. This normally suggests some sort of chan
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