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Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London. A man and two children walk by the atomic-themed screen at the entrance to the Science Museum erected as part of the museum's exhibition for the Festival of Britain. The screen was designed by Gordon Andrew for the exhibition which ran at the Science Museum between May and September 1951. Photographed by John Gay.
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What chance for peace in Sri Lanka?
The recent resumption of violence in Sri Lanka between the Tamil Tigers and Government forces has set back hopes that a peaceful settlement could be established in this long running conflict. Miranda Alison of Warwick's Department of Politics and International Studies provides an insight into the history of the conflict and examines whether a resolution is likely in the near future. Length: 23 minutes
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand what very young babies can do

  • understand how adults and older children involve babies fully in everyday life and help them feel value.


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Eric Carle's-I See A Song Animation
In this video, Eric Carle's I See A Song is put to a clever, whimsical animation. The violinist(black and white) begins the show by stating: I see a song. I paint music. I hear colors. I touch the rainbow.....let  your imagination see your own song. The violinist begins to play and beautiful colorful shapes come out of his music. These shapes morph from one image to others. Some of the images include planets, violins, moon, sun, ocean, mermaid
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The wobbly beam of the Vela pulsar
At the center of the Vela supernova remnant is a madly spinning neutron star. It spins *11 times per second*, which helps it whip up a magnetic field so fierce it can actually defy the gravity of the star, which is a billion times stronger than Earth's! All of this help it generate two beams of matter and energy that blast away from its poles. Recent observations of this beam show that it appears to be wobbly, making a corkscrew motion over a period of 120 days. This movie is made from 8 images
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2 Community

As you've just seen, ‘community’, an ever present word, evokes some contrasting meanings. It has been described as a ‘keyword’, that is, a word which has its own particular history but which also plays a significant role in putting across different meanings. Identifying a keyword is to go further than just giving a dictionary definition because:

Keywords have been more than ways of seeing: they have been influe
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Alumni Day 2015 - Rosetta, Philae and Beyond: Decoding Ancient Texts in the Digital Age
Rosetta, Philae and Beyond: Decoding Ancient Texts in the Digital Age. Alumni Day Sept 2015 - Rosetta, Philae and Beyond: Decoding Ancient Texts in the Digital Age.
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Walls that Divide: Out There and In Here

A Presentation and Conversation with Professor Scott Bollens School of Social Ecology recorded on February 29, 2012 as part of the Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity Campus Conversations Series.

Scott Bollens is UCI Professor of Urban Planning and the Warmington Chair in Peace and International Cooperation. He studies the intersection of cities and nationalistic conflict and has interviewed more than 240 individuals in the cities of Beirut, Jerusalem, Belfast, Johannesburg, Nicos
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Will Pension Funds Go Green?
The UN’s international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions could change the way pension funds invest our money.
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Rights not set

Introduction

The majority of people who sleep on the streets, and in hostels and night shelters are men. However, the number of women, particularly younger women, in these circumstances has increased (Anderson et al., 1993). They are often people with complex care and support needs, which go way beyond the provision of accommodation. But, as you will learn in this unit, complex needs are both a cause and a product of homelessness.

In this audio unit, you will hear from four people, who will each be
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References

Alaszewski, A. (1986) Institutional Care and the Mentally Handicapped: The Mental Handicap Hospital, Croom Helm, London.
Atkinson, D. (1997) An Auto/biographical Approach to Learning Disability Research, Ashgate, Aldershot.
Binney, M. (1995) ‘Introduction’ in Philips, E. Mind Over Matter: A Study of the Country's Threatened Mental Asylums, SAVE Britain
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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • explore the relationship between sport and the media and understand that this is a social relationship;

  • understand how sport is part of wider cultural relations and, especially of popular culture;

  • look at how the media create sporting heroes through the stories they tell.


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2.3 Watching the programme

Activity 1: Watching the programme

There are two main themes to consider as you watch the programme:

  • (a) Image and identity

    • Note
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3.3.1 Try some yourself

1 Look at the diagram below and answer the following questions:

  • (a) Write down the coordinates of the points P, Q, R, S and T.

  • (b) On this diagram,
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8.7 References for Reading 1

Fitzpatrick, M. (2004) Chapter 8 ‘The Lancet Paper’ taken from MMR and Autism: What Parents Need to Know, London, Routledge. Copyright © 2004 Michael Fitzpatrick.

Note: Internet sites originally accessed between January and December 2003.

Abbasi, K. (2001) ‘Man, mission, rumpus’, British Medical Journal; 322: p.306.

Afzal, M.A., Osterhaus, A.D.M.E., Cosby, S.L., Jin, L., Beeler, J., Takeuchi, K., Kawashima, H. (2003) ‘Comparative
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Inca, Part 3
Highlights of this segment include watching and listening to an archaeologist as she unwraps a mummy (!), skull deformation practiced by Incan predecessors, brain surgery, and introduction to the Nazca lines.
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3.1.1 The cause

A small digression will be made here to question the use of the word ‘cause’ and to reflect on the view expressed by Kletz (1988, p. 2). He argues that the word has an air of finality about it, and is concerned that finding the cause discourages further investigation. He cites an example that the cause of a pipe failure was corrosion – which suggests that we know why the failure occurred. He draws the analogy of the cause of a fall being gravity – suggesting that nothing more can be d
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Cragside 28280_043

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Cragside Hall, Northumberland. National Trust property.
© Historic England Archive


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5.8 Developing a soft systems method

One of the more widely used systems methods is known by its originators as ‘soft systems methodology’ or SSM. The driving force behind its development and increasing application in the domain of information systems development has been Peter Checkland at the University of Lancaster in the UK (e.g. see Checkland and Holwell, 1997). SSM, or adaptations of it, has been used in many other domains as well. The experiences that have given rise to the development of what in this course I
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1.4 Subject knowledge

Subject knowledge is a critical factor at every point in the teaching process: in planning, assessing and diagnosing, task setting, questioning, explaining and giving feedback.

(Alexander et al., 1992, paragraph 77)

Subject knowledge, which lies at the heart of this course, comes in different forms. One well-known typology (Shulman, 1986) identifies three kinds:

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