2.3.3 Plans for action

  • Agree what the student teacher needs to do to progress, and make constructive practical suggestions to move practice forward.

  • Agree short-term achievable targets.

  • Agree to discuss the outcome of the observation and the arrangements for the next steps in their learning at the mentor session.

  • Provide the student teacher with a copy of the mentor's written observations and summary of action planning.


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Supporting professional development in ITT: introduction

This unit is for mentors, tutors and student teachers. It also provides useful information for school co-ordinators.

The following sections will help mentors and student teachers work together effectively to develop student teachers' professional skills and understanding.


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After studying this unit you will:

  • have an understanding of the role of mentor in relation to supporting a student teacher in the early stages of becoming a teacher;

  • recognise the skills of coaching, support and guidance required of the role;

  • have considered the issues connected with the assessment of teacher competencies.


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Introduction

The OU PGCE has been developed by The Open University and its partner schools to provide an innovative, student-teacher centred approach to initial teacher education. We aim to build on the skills, knowledge and experience that student teachers bring to the profession, and then to prepare them for a career in teaching. The course leads to the award of PGCE, and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) conferred by the appropriate statutory body. Working with a Partner Schools Network, the OU PGCE provi
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2.7 The failure of CAM therapeutic relationships: breach of boundaries

In this section, failures caused by breach of boundaries are discussed under the following headings:

  • ‘wounded healers’

  • creating dependency to satisfy practitioners’ emotional and financial needs

  • sexual abuse and exploitation.

To reiterate a point made earlier, breaches of the therapeutic relationship cover a spectrum. Some breaches invariably thwart a successful therapeutic outcome (for example,
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By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • define and use each of the terms printed in bold in the text.

  • understand the basic principles of signal transduction mechanisms, in particular the concepts of response specificity, signal amplitude and duration, signal integration and intracellular location;

  • give examples of different types of extracellular signals and receptors, and explain their functional significance;

  • describe
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3.2 QSO spectra

It only became apparent that these quasi-stellar objects were not stars when their spectra were examined. At first astronomers could not interpret their spectra because the spectral lines did not appear at appropriate wavelengths for atoms of any known chemical element. The spectrum shown in Figure 4 provided the
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2 Black holes: a reminder

You may have previously met the formation of a black hole at the end of the life of a massive star. Accreting black holes, which were formed in this way, are members of close binary star systems.

A black hole is formed when self-gravity causes material to collapse to such high densities that the escape speed (or escape velocity) reaches the speed of light. Using Newtonian dynamics we can calculate the magnitude of the escape velocity from planet Earth (mass M E
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After studying this unit you should understand:

  • some of the types of disease that might be treatable by gene therapy

  • the basic principals of genetic manipulation

  • the differences between somatic and germline gene therapy and some of the problems involved in these potential treatments

  • how genetics may be used in the design of drugs.


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5.1 Introduction

If you have already worked through S182_1 Studying mammals: a winning design, you'll be aware (from Section 5) that animals break down their food for conversion into usable forms of energy; thus, breakdown of food is sometimes called (as in the commentary to the TV programme) the ‘internal fire’. Fire is a useful analogy because within the body, food is oxidised. This process is comparable to burning, but it is much, much slower and takes place in living tissue. Chemical energy rel
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1.6.3 Litres and kilograms

The two physical units of measurement that you will probably come across most often in your workplace concern volumes of liquids and weight measurements. It's important to get a feeling for what various factors of ten look like, so that you can spot when there seems to be a mistake in a value that you've calculated or have been given by someone else.

The litre is the main unit of measurement for liquid volumes (written as liter in America), but what does a litre of fluid look like? What
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3.6.1 Thiamin (or thiamine, also known as vitamin B1)

The deficiency disease beriberi has been known for thousands of years. The name literally means ‘I can't, I can't’ in Sinhalese (a major language in Sri Lanka), and reflects the crippling effect on its victims, who suffer from neurological symptoms, including pain, fatigue and paralysis, and cardiovascular disease. The disease was most common in southeast Asia, where white or ‘polished’ rice was a major part of the diet. The main source of thiamin is in the outer layers of the grain,
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6.3 The principle of direct effect

Does the principle of supremacy of EU law mean that the ECJ is the only court in charge of applying and enforcing EU law? The answer to this question is ‘no’, which is the consequence of the principle of direct effect. Certain provisions of EU law may confer rights or impose obligations on individuals that national courts are bound to recognise and enforce. This means that the national courts must apply the directly applicable EU rules and must do so in priority over any conflicting provi
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