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8.2 Working on improving your problem-solving skills

The three-stage framework for developing and improving your skills provides the basis for you to become more confident in:

  • developing a strategy for using a variety of problem-solving techniques and tools, including being clear about what you want to achieve, identifying relevant sources of information that will help you to achieve your goals, and planning how you intend to improve your skills;

  • monitoring your progress and critically
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1.2.1 Planning your search

Your approach to searching will depend to a great extent on what kind of person you are. In an ideal world, when searching for information for a specific purpose, we would all find what exactly we were looking for at the first attempt, especially if we are in a hurry. However, it’s always a good idea to have some kind of plan when you are searching for information, if only to help you plan your time and make sure you find the information you need. If I was starting to search for material on
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One Minute Romanian - flyer
From the makers of the award-winning online language course Coffee Break Spanish comes a new range of titles aimed at busy people who want to acquire the absolute basics of a language. One Minute Languages from the Radio Lingua Network will introduce learners to a new language from scratch. The course is made up of ten lessons and covers topics including basic greetings, introducing yourself, and dealing with language problems. You’ll also learn numbers and other useful words and phrases whi
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Documentary Clip
This documentary, originally produced for CBS News, includes portions of the Rev. Dr. King's most famous speech as it tells the story of this dedicated man's life and the forces that brought him to leadership of his people. Using news footage from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and '60s, "I Have a Dream" illustrates a watershed era of U.S. history and highlights the philosophies and ideals that Dr. King came to exemplify. (01:38)
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The Eurozone Has Failed Both Politically and Economically
[This article is adapted from a July 17 Mises Weekends interview, available here in Mp3 format.]Jeff Deist: You have studied at length, conceptually, central banks around the world. Before we get into that further, I’d like to ask you as a German especially, what your opinion is of the ongoing crisis in Greece.Karl-Friedrich Israel: One of the leading German economists has recently compared the Greece situation to the so-called Dutch disease.Back in 1960 when the Netherlands discovered hug
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Understanding Weight vs Mass
In everyday language, the words "mass" and "weight" are used interchangably but they really are different things when it comes to physics. Professor Steven Pollock explains weight in this video from Thinkwell's online Physics series. The video uses lecture format, demonstration, and a whiteboard to aid in the explanation.  Run time 09:16.
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Aspiring brewer calls for another round of schooling
Science graduand Brett Taylor, who will soon begin a master's of brewing program in Scotland, talks about the science of beer. Taylor will graduate from McMaster during convocation ceremonies held June 12.
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N.A.A.C.P. Begins - Part 1 of 2
This video documentary by Mr. Jim Sukamp features information regarding 'one of the oldest and most influential civil rights organizations in the United States' (Wikipedia, 2009); the N.A.A.C.P.
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References

Abell, J. and Stokoe, E. (1999) ‘“I take full responsibility, I take some responsibility, I'll take half of it but no more than that”’: Princess Diana and the negotiation of blame in the Panorama interview’, Discourse and Society, vol. 10, pp. 297–319.
Anderson, B. (1983) Imagined Communities, London, Verso.
Billig, M. (1991) Ideology and Opinions:
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2.2.11 Scandals, treatments and cost saving

In the 1960s critics of the quality of care for older people, such as Peter Townsend, The Last Refuge (1962), and Barbara Robb, Sans Everything (1967), added their voices to growing criticisms of institutional care, not only for older people but for users of mental health services and people with learning difficulties too. Government had already begun to take account of its responsibilities for the dire state and cost of many of these institutions and in a famous speech in 1961
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21L.460 Medieval Literature: Medieval Women Writers (MIT)
This survey provides a general introduction to medieval European literature (from Late Antiquity to the Fifteenth Century) from the perspective of women writers from a variety of cultures, social backgrounds, and historical timeperiods. Though much of the class will be devoted to exploring the evolution of a new literary tradition by and for women from its earliest emergence in the West, wider historical and cultural movements will also be addressed: the Fall of the Roman Empire, the growth
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Florence Nightingale--Statue in London
This is a brief film showing the statue honoring the soldiers that Florence Nightingale aided as well as a statue honoring her in London. (02:11)

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Kelly Cherry: 2011 National Book Festival
Kelly Cherry appears at the 2011 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Kelly Cherry is poet laureate of Virginia. She has published 20 books of fiction, poetry and nonfiction; eight chapbooks; and translations of two classical plays. Her most recent titles are "The Retreats of Thought: Poems" (2009) and "Girl in a Library: On Women Writers & the Writing Life" (2009). She was the first recipient of the Hanes Poetry Prize given by the Fellowship of Southern Writers for a body of work. Other
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17.484 Comparative Grand Strategy and Military Doctrine (MIT)
This course will conduct a comparative study of the grand strategies of the great powers (Britain, France, Germany and Russia) competing for mastery of Europe from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Grand strategy is the collection of political and military means and ends with which a state attempts to achieve security. We will examine strategic developments in the years preceding World Wars I and II, and how those developments played themselves out in these wars. The following qu
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Introduction to drama
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2010. This module is designed to provide an introduction to the analysis and performance of drama. It has three main aims: 1) To provide an introduction to the analysis of drama; 2) To give a taste of the wide range of performance convention in history, from Ancient Greek tragedy to nineteenth-century naturalism; 3) To foreground drama as a performance medium rather than a form of lit
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9 Line lengths and line endings

Read the following prose extract taken from Walter Pater's discussion of the Mona Lisa, written in 1893, and then complete the activity:

She is older than the rocks among which she sits; like the vampire, she has been dead many times, and learned the secrets of the grave; and has been a diver in deep seas, and keeps their fallen day about her; and trafficked for strange webs with Eastern merchants: and, as L
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3.8.3 Identify ways of further improving your own learning and performance

Remember that improving your own learning and performance is not something that you can do once and then forget about it. It is a process that needs to become an integral part of your normal approach to work and study throughout your career in higher education and in the world of work. Developing and using the skill of improving your own learning and performance can enhance all other learning. As you worked through this key skill, what is it that you have learned? What can you take away with
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Leeskilometers : Beloningskaart
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Kilometerlezen om kinderen aan te moedigen om vaak te lezen. Laat het kind telkens een kilometer aanduiden als het een afgesproken tijd heeft gelezen. 

Spreek samen met je kind af na hoeveel afgelegde kilometer hij een beloning krijgt.


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6.1.3 Ensuring safety

Ensuring that a user can't choose a wash temperature that's too hot for the ‘hand wash’ programme is an example of ensuring safety. In other words, the washing machine microcomputer is trying to prevent the user making choices that are not sensible. Of course, I could put a load of delicate washing in and choose the ‘cotton’ programme which has a temperature of 90°C. The computer program controlling the machine has no way of knowing that I've put silks or woollens in and not c
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