Geopolitics and Imperialism: the British Empire and Halford Mackinder 1890-1940
It was perhaps no coincidence that Halford Mackinder, the most famous exponent of geopolitical theory, wrote his seminal essay in 1904 when British world power seemed on the verge of a secular crisis. This lecture examines how far the insights contained in Mackinder's four major works explain the geopolitical fortunes of the British world system in its age of blood and iron.
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Digital case methodology: A study of student teachers' co-construction of professional knowledge
Case pedagogy has a growing position in inquiry oriented teacher education programmes as means of bridging gaps between every-day and professional conceptions of teaching and learning and enhancing contextual and collaborative learning. The paper look at how a CSCL environment may enforce and improve collective thinking and professional reflection by the use of a cased based learning model in pre-service teacher education. The study is based on computer-supported learning resources developed at
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Erneut zahlreiche FWU-Produktionen ausgezeichnet!
Erneut war das FWU mit seinen Titeln bei der Verleihung der Comenius EduMedia-Auszeichnungen erfolgreich. Sichtlich stolz nahm ...
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Other selection methods
Welcome to Other Selection Methods a workbook in the Futures series of workbooks, which help students choose and prepare a career route after graduation. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio. The aim of this workbook is to introduce you to a range of common selection methods used by employers to select graduates for jo
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Virtual Maths - Numbers, Opposite angles simulation tool
Interactive simulation tool demonstrating the angles on a 360 degree wheel
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Britain was the first country to industrialise, and it acquired the largest empire ever during this same period. But its sphere of economic influence extended far beyond the boundaries of the formal British Empire. This unit focuses on the economics of empire, using a case study of one town, Dundee in eastern Scotland, to explore this huge topic.
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Investigating animals: hunters and the hunted

thumbnailHunting animals (predators) are adapted for finding and catching food in many ways. Animals that are hunted (prey) are also adapted to avoid being found
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The second Space symposium- learning spaces
This presentation discusses the various elements that deem enterprise education spaces as fit for purpose
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Politics in 60 seconds. Party whips
Professor Philip Cowley defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on the role of the party whips. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Professor Philip Cowley, Professor of Parliamentary Government, School of Politics and International Relations Professor Philip Cowley is Professor of Parliamentary Government at The University of Notting
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Introduction

The course begins by exploring the notion implied in the title that health pervades all parts of our public and private lives. It will become clear that although health is everywhere, it takes different forms and has different meanings for different people and in different contexts. We all have our own versions of health and you will be able to check yours against a range of other views, including the views of the team who were responsible for producing this course. We think this is important
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Caring for the Mentally Ill
Williamsburg's Public Hospital was the first facility for the treatment of the mentally ill in British North America.
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Food shortage could drive CAR deeper into crisis
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Feb. 11 - An exodus of food traders from the Central African Republic is affecting the food supply for millions of people. Nathan Frandino reports. More 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
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Brand Aid? Development finance and African agriculture (Inaugural Lecture Series)
In a global system that seems to be remorselessly concentrating capital into fewer hands, this lecture will examine efforts to move money the other way in order to promote food security, with particular reference to Ethiopia. In this lecture, Professor James Copestake will highlight the growing business-orientation of aid and explore scope for being more transparent about its impact.
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Frederica: An 18th-Century Planned Community
recounts British efforts to establish Georgia as a utopia in the American wilderness (1730s) and to fortify the colony against Spanish encroachment, in part through the creation of a fort and military town on St. Simons Island, Georgia.
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Under the Redcoat
The Revolutionary War wasn't always a winning proposition for the colonists, explains Tim Sutphin. "Under the Redcoat" recalls the British occupation of Williamsburg.Author(s): No creator set

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Britain was the first country to industrialise, and it acquired the largest empire ever during this same period. But its sphere of economic influence extended far beyond the boundaries of the formal British Empire. This unit focuses on the economics of empire, using a case study of one town, Dundee in eastern Scotland, to explore this huge topic.
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The British Constitution
The fundamentals of British law reside in the American Constitution. Historian Nancy Milton describes the English influence.
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Repercussions of the Sub Prime Crisis
Viral Acharya, Professor of Finance, talks about the repercussions of the sub prime crisis.

Zero chance? Aiming for zero in weapons control
These seminars were run by the Oxford Martin School (formerly the James Martin 21st Century School) in association with the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict. Three intersecting considerations will be examined for their relevance in assessing the wisdom of adopting 'zero' as the goal for an international initiative: 1) Tactics: Whether and how framing an issue in terms of getting to zero can be a successful technique for issue advocates? 2) Diplomatic strategy: What is the wisd
Author(s): Richard Price

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Red Rover Robotics
This lesson will start with a brief history of robotics and explain how robots are beneficial to science and society. The lesson then will explore how robots have been used in recent space exploration efforts. The engineering design of the two Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, will be used as prime examples. Finally, the maneuverability of their robotic arms and the functionality of their tools will be discussed.
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