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5.2 Scientists as a community of practice

Science has been described as involving observation, description, categorisation, investigation, experimentation and formation of theoretical explanations for naturally occurring phenomena – activities performed by scientists using scientific methods.

Jacob Bronowski (1973) said, ‘That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer’ – an apt way to put it, as with science, we set off from a starting point of curiosity an
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4.2 Knowing mathematics

How much mathematics do you think you know? You may feel that you know quite a lot, or that you are ‘out of practice’ and have forgotten much of it; or perhaps you were never very secure in your mathematical knowledge and feel that you did not achieve complete understanding. Primary teachers are expected to have a confident knowledge of mathematics. You are not expected to reach such a level for this unit, but you do need to know a fair amount. All the mathematics that children go on
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1.2 What the unit is about

This unit is about the ways in which we come to know and make sense of the world, in particular how we do this using the media of language, mathematics and science.

There are many possible theoretical positions which can be taken towards early years curricula. Some people, for example, think of children as ‘empty vessels’ which can be ‘filled’ with knowledge that is transmitted to them by adults. This view has been associated with a behaviourist approach to teac
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5.1 Children's rights

Initial information about the Palmer family

The story of the Palmer family is presented in the audio below, and it provides material about working with families. The case study is a dramatic presentation of a reconstituted family consisting of three generations living in the same household. During th
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1.1 What children's perspectives tell us about inclusion

Every child's experience of education is different and this means that inevitably all children will be at different stages of the ‘journey’ towards inclusion that we are considering in this unit. In reflecting children's perspectives it is, therefore, difficult to avoid descriptions of situations that are far from ideal. However, these situations can be seen as steps along the way. This will not, sadly, reduce the impact of unsatisfactory situations on the children themselves. Certai
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Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • have developed an understanding of a context in which listening to the perspectives of children is important in developing inclusive education;

  • have gained an insight into the varying perspectives of children;

  • have reflected on how children's perspectives fit into your developing model of good practice and how they relate to your own perspectives.

Catherine Campbell (Noblis) at the 2012 SFAF Meeting
By: JGI Catherine Campbell on "Finishing and Special Motifs: Lessons learned from CRISPR analysis using next-generation draft sequences" at the 2012 Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future Meeting held June 5-7, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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Exercise for students concerning the idea of writing in a specific register and style for a specific readership.
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References

Alley, R. B. (2000) The Two Mile Time Machine, Princeton, Princeton University Press.
Arnakak, J. (2000) ‘What is Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit?’, Nunatsiaq News, 25 August, p. 11.<
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Creating Fireworks Templates For Drupal

Design 4 Drupal Camp Boston 2012: Creating Fireworks Templates For Drupal presented by Dani Nordin


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Las selvas tropicales de Costa Rica - las ranas (parte 3 de 4)
En las selvas las ranas se convierten en especies terrestres o trepadoras que se han diversificado y han conquistado nuevos territorios. Las ventosas de sus pies y manos dan fe del éxito alcanzado en su nueva forma de vida. 2:48

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Bajo el follaje se extiende otro mundo bien distinto, un sotobosque sumergido en una constante penumbra. La escasez de luz limita el crecimiento de las plantas y el suelo es más pobre de lo esperado para una ambiente tan fecundo. Este mundo no deja de ser sorprendente. (02:28)

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4 Evaluating success

Understanding the reasons for a school's success may require special expertise, but the fact of that success should be clear…..

Martin & Holt, 2002.

Take another look at the cycle for improvement (below).

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1.3 Essential ‘voluntary’ work experience

For entry and progression into many careers, voluntary work experience is essential. Teaching, Law, Environmental/Conservation and Social Work are common examples but there are many others. Positions in the Arts, Media, Publishing, Development and Charitable sectors are rarely advertised and are also difficult to enter without a network of contacts, direct practical experience of the industry and enormous enthusiasm.

For more details on any of these look at the Prospects website, which
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