Introduction

This unit looks at the prevalence of maps in everyday life, their uses and their importance. From mental maps to public transport and street maps it moves on to historical and history-making maps. Along with assessing the political importance of some maps it examines how we read maps and looks at how to evaluate the information contained within them. Although maps might seem to be objective and factual the unit looks at the values embedded in both maps themselves and our perceptions of them.<
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References

Claiborne, R. (1983; this edition 1990) The Life and Times of the English Language: The History of our Marvellous Native Tongue, Bloomsbury.
Tolkien, J. R. R. (1954; this edition 2003) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, HarperCollins.
Bodmer, F. (1943) The Loom of Language, London: Allen & Unwin (republished Merlin Press, 1981).
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1.1 Autour d'Avignon

In this session, you and and your friend Christine are exploring Avignon. You look at the town plan opposite the station, and Christine stops a passer-by to ask for help.

Key Learning Points

  • Asking for and understanding directions

  • Using être

  • Making liaisons

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1.5 Moving forward?

So far you have read about the development of consultation with service users. Why, then, do service users and their organisations experience a struggle to be heard? What barriers are they encountering?

Service providers may structure consultation around service needs rather than service users' interests. For example, consultation at the planning, delivery and monitoring stages of a new day centre might be informative to service providers as well as a good example of service user involv
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The current political agenda requires service users' views to be incorporated into the design of health and social care services (Department of Health, 2006). Services are assessed by the quality of the outcomes they provide for users. Frontline managers are responsible for gathering service user views on their needs. Whose views should be taken into account? How do managers gather views? This unit helps you consider ways of getting feedback from service users, and shows the inclusive approac
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1.2.4 Checklist of common features

  • Is there any online help?

  • Can I do a simple search?

  • Can I look at the information in both short and detailed form?

  • Can I choose where in the record I want my search terms to be found?

  • Can I search for phrases?

  • Can I combine search terms?

  • Can I use truncation?

  • Can I use wildcards?

  • Can I do an advanced search?

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Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit you will have:

  • examined the place play has in the curriculum framework/guidance or documents most relevant to your setting;

  • considered various definitions of play;

  • explored ideas about the value of play and adults' attitudes towards play;

  • considered play in your setting and attempted to access children's perceptions of play;

  • explored issues such as gender and play and children's right to play.
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Introduction

From an early age, play is important to a child's development and learning. It isn't just physical. It can involve cognitive, imaginative, creative, emotional and social aspects. It is the main way most children express their impulse to explore, experiment and understand. Children of all ages play.

(Dobson, 2004, p.8)

This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Devel
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Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! You wake up and it’s early Friday morning, and the warm Latin American sun is already streaming into your bedroom. You yawn, rub your eyes, and open your window…and suddenly it comes to you…you’re going to skip your Spanish class today! You open your window and yell out to the world [...]
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1.2 Actions

In Activity 1 below, the purpose is to observe and identify some of the actions or interventions that adults make in their day-to-day work with young people. Some examples of these individual actions are:

  • making contact

  • listening

  • suggesting

  • giving information

  • challenging assumptions.

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Laura and Paul bring you all the top stories- but it's YOU we want to hear from! Check out the latest episode and then jump in on the conversation...don't be shy, we like you, promise. Here are some convo kick starters:

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Work That Body!
Get students moving with this video for students for kindergarten through third grade. The exercises do not take up too much floor space and students can do the exercises at their desks. The music featured is fast-paced. (05:20)
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Kathy Lindahl, assistant vice president for finance and operations, discusses her 34 years at MSU and upcoming retirement. To read more, go to http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2012/staff-profiles-kathy-lindahl/
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In this activity about electricity, learners suspend pieces of tape from a straw to construct an electroscope, a device that detects an electrical charge. Then, learners use a plastic comb to identify whether the pieces of tape are positively or negatively charged.
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This course examines how small features can be etched and cut out of solid materials at a very small scale.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course T356 Engineering small worlds: micro and nano technologies.


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Kinderen van het eerste leerjaar die sneller klaar zijn, kunnen zelfstandig in deze bundel werken. Er komen heel wat rekenoefeningen aan bod zoals optellen, splitsen, aftrekken, de tafel van 2 en deze van 10. Dit afgewisseld met …


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