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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand that 'texts' are not restricted to the written word

  • understand war memorials as text

  • interpret a visual text at a basic level.


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Onomatopoeia #12 - You Make My Heart Skip a Beat!
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Now that you’ve learned some Japanese onomatopoeia, you realize how fun it is. I’ll bet you also realize how it helps to take your Japanese to the next level. Now it’s time for you to learn what it means if someone says, “You make me go dokidoki.” You don’t want to [...]
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1.2 Different perspectives on the creation of music

If a simple division into composition and improvisation is not going to be adequate, particularly when considering music beyond the Western art tradition, then what can we usefully say about the different ways in which music is created? A starting point might be to remind ourselves of the similarities between composition and improvisation. Both the improviser and the composer create music. Both of them, in doing so, draw on a range of skills and experience: their musical training and k
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5.5.1 Drawing the interview to a close

Up to now we have been considering how to control and conduct the main body of an interview. There remains, however, the need to draw it to a satisfactory close. You should remember that, while you are trying to select the best candidate, the candidates are also ‘selecting’ you. You need to remember that you as an interviewer are being assessed and selected, and you need to ensure your presentational and interpersonal skills are up to the job.

When you are satisfied that you
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3.6.2 Try some yourself

Activity 36

Without using your calculator, find the following:

  • (a) 100.001 + 10.1

  • (b) 100.001 − 10.1


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The range of work with young people
This free course, The range of work with young people, identifies some features that we might use to describe the various settings where work with young people takes place. This encourages us to identify similarities and differences between settings. It then introduces some theoretical perspectives to help us review these settings and thus understand more about the experience for young people and workers. Finally, it uses these perspectives to analyse examples of different settings, relating the
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3.8.1 Select and bring together effective ways to present outcomes

The most appropriate method to present your work may depend on what you are required to do either for your course, or for a work-related project. For example you could be submitting a written assignment, making a presentation to work colleagues, or putting together a collection of designs.

You also need to look back at your notes and comments and take time to consider what you have learned while completing this key skill. Bring together what you have learned into a synthesis. A synthesi
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2.3 After the recording

It follows that sorting MacLean's poems out by ‘themes’ entails the risk of disguising the tight interlocking of ‘Politics’, ‘Love’, ‘Landscape’, ‘War’ and ‘History’ in all his poetry down to 1945. Nevertheless, for convenience's sake, I will do this.


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4.1 Race and place

The following poem was written by Jackie Kay who was born in Glasgow in 1961. Her mother was a white Scottish woman and her father was a black Nigerian student. She has written extensively about the subject of identity in the context of her own experience – for example, of being an adopted child, brought up in Glasgow.

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1.2.1 Positive and negative meanings

Many people spend a lot of time at home, they invest part of themselves within it, both materially and emotionally. So what does it mean?

Activity 1: What does home mean?

  1. The g
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8.7 Fuel poverty in Scotland

Fuel poverty is a critical issue facing people on very low incomes, particularly in countries like Scotland, with its severe winters. Winter deaths are disproportionately high when compared with other parts of Britain. This unit aims to give you an understanding of what poverty is like, and how adequate heating can become a matter of life and death.

To access this material click on the unit link below. It leads to a separate OpenLearn unit and will open in a new window.

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Bloke's Turf - Female journlists in Australian sport
Speakers Jill Scanlon: Why won't media companies take a risk on women's sport? Blues fan (AFL) and sports lover. Development through sports advocate;producer, journalist and news follower. Insanely have returned to p/t study- a Masters of International & Community Development. Formerly with ABCInternational / Radio Australia in Melbourne. Heather Jarvis: Less coverge, fewer opportunites. The relationshipbetween female participation and media coverage of women in sport. Heather Jarvis is a lec
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3 Chronology

TimelineEvent
1746(30 March) Goya born in Fuendetodos, in the province of Aragon.
1759Carlos III of Spain ascends the throne.
1760Goya apprenticed to the painter José Luzán.
1770–1Travels in Italy.
1771Fir
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6.2 Actors

Iteration is a natural part of the modelling process. It does not matter whether you start by looking for the actors or the use cases. We have chosen to begin with the actors, since it is a way of expressing the system boundary implicitly and identifying the different views that need to be taken into account. In practice, you are likely to find that the actors are to be found in the roles that people play as employees in the problem domain, such as the hotel's receptionist or manager.

A
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The Myth of Wilderness: What's Left to Save & What Never Existed
The notion of wilderness as a pristine natural environment untouched by human activity is a powerful narrative in discourses of global climate change and literature. The wilderness conjures up feeling of nostalgia, tranquility, and a desire for active conservation. But has wilderness truly ever existed? And what role do both the realities and myths of human interaction with the wild have in framing human thoughts about place, time, and history? Astrobiologist David Grinspoon and literary scholar
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How to Conduct an Orchestra
This is the first of four tutorials about conducting an orchestra for the purpose of recording a music soundtrack. The sound quality is a bit hard to understand for some students. Includes how to put music on film as well. A must watch for conducting an orchestra.
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4.3 Analysis and interpretation

We have got to the point of recognising that this is a lyric poem, and of thinking that it is probably about a lovers’ meeting. But you cannot reach firmer conclusions about a text's meanings until you have looked at as many aspects of it as you can. I think we need to go back again to the detail of the poem, because the analysis is not full enough yet.

For one thing, there is something odd about the poem's syntax. If you look at the verbs in the first verse you'll see that they are a
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