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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, 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 the me
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Adobe Acrobat 9 ePortfolios 09: Preparing Video
This installment of Atomic Learning's ePortfolio workshop covers how to use Adobe Premiere Elements to prepare video for your PDF portfolio.
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After studying this unit you will:

  • have developed a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of issues in inclusive education;

  • be able to reflect critically upon and analyse your own perspective, and that of others, regarding inclusion;

  • be able to analyse and develop successful inclusive learning practices;

  • be able to identify conceptual frameworks appropriate for investigating inclusion issues, examining the inc
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1 Course overview

This course will look at the concept of rights in their broadest sense:

  • a freedom to do or be protected from something;

  • a claim to do or enjoy something;

  • a power to do something which affects others and not to be challenged over that use of power.

This concept of rights defines the position of an individual and does not consider collective or majority rights. As you may already know, the subject of rights,
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1 What is law?

Before we look at the law of Scotland, this section will look at what we mean when we refer to ‘law’. What is ‘law’, how do we know it exists and how is it defined?

The ‘law’ in different forms is rarely out of the news and is often the focus for fictional drama, whether it is a television show depicting a police investigation, or one involving solicitors and advocates. Law is something that touches our lives on a daily basis, it governs what we can and cannot do, it is used
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Manifestaciones artísticas

Actividad 2

Acaba de ver el tipo de manifestaciones artísticas que les gustan a varias personas. Ahora le pasamos la palabra a dos artistas argentinos para que definan lo que significa el arte para ellos.

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4.2.1 Eco-efficiency = money in the bank

Business can profit from taking the environment into account (generally called eco-efficiency). Poor environmental performance is seen as a reflection of poor business practice in general. Eco-efficiency promotes the economic benefits of energy and materials savings, at the same time being first to market with new technologies or products. Since business sustainability lobbies promoted eco-efficiency in the early 1990s, the creed has gained rapid acceptance, and with good cause. There
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21L.009 Shakespeare (MIT)
Three hundred and eighty years after his death, William Shakespeare remains the central author of the English-speaking world; he is the most quoted poet and the most regularly produced playwright — and now among the most popular screenwriters as well. Why is that, and who "is" he? Why do so many people think his writing is so great? What meanings did his plays have in his own time, and how do we read, speak, or listen to his words now? What should we watch for when viewing his plays i
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3.1 Demographic changes

From the selective feminist historiography of fertility decline covered in the previous section, we can see how a historical approach that focuses on gender can illuminate the relationships between sexuality, personal lives and social policy. A feminist theoretical perspective concerned with agency and power in gender relations has been particularly helpful in exploring the changes in sexual practices that resulted in fertility decline. It has also drawn attention to the connections between p
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3 The mentor session

The weekly mentor session involves:

  • discussing progress in the student teacher's teaching standards and professional qualities, using the evidence from written observations and the student teacher's school experience file;

  • agreeing the focused observati
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The Economist asks: Flora Fraser
We ask the author of a new historical biography how Martha Washington's role shaped the course of America's history, and became a template for future First Ladies
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Summary

1 The visible matter in the Universe, stars and interstellar gas, is concentrated into galaxies, which are collections of ~1011 stars. The galaxies themselves are usually to be found in clusters with typically tens or hundreds of members. The clusters, in their turn, are loosely associated in superclusters.

2 Distances are estimated via a series of intercalibrated techniques, each overlapping with and extending further than the previous one. The principal stages are:


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Gestión de la Orientación Profesional Basada en la Evidencia (2015)
La asignatura Gestión de la Orientación Profesional Basada en la Evidencia (GOPBE) del Máster de Orientación e Intermediación Laboral de la Facultad de Ciencias del Trabajo de la Universidad de Murcia, nace de la necesidad de dotar a la orientación profesional desarrollada en el ámbito del empleo de un carácter científico. Se revisarán las herramientas y procedimientos necesarios para hacer de su práctica una tarea dirigida por el conocimiento y la aplicación de sistemas de evaluaci
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Yellow Color Song - Jessica Ferrell
This song and slide show focuses on the color yellow. The song is to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It" and shows the word yellow and items that are yellow. (00:49)
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5 Effective use of problem solving skills

The purpose of this assessment course is for you to create a portfolio of your work to represent your skills in problem solving within your study or work activities. This will involve using criteria to help you select examples of your work that clearly show you can use and improve your skills in problem solving. However, by far the most important aim is that you can use this assessment process to support your learning and improve your performance overall.

Using problem-solving skills is
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21L.423J Introduction to Anglo-American Folk Music (MIT)
This course examines the production, transmission, preservation and qualities of folk music in the British Isles and North America from the 18th century to the folk revival of the 1960s and the present. There is a special emphasis on balladry, fiddle styles, and African-American influences. The class sings ballads and folk songs from the Child and Lomax collections as well as other sources as we examine them from literary, historical, and musical points of view. Readings supply critical and back
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1.1 About this course

Science is all about knowledge, what we know about the material world and the Universe in which our world is just a microscopic speck. The aim of scientists is to extend the frontiers of this knowledge so that we can understand more about the physical Universe and the life within it.

Scientists acquire knowledge by engaging in four fundamentally important and connected tasks. The first is observation: they observe the natural world and the space beyond it, and both describe and r
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The Korean War
Learn how the tiny Asian country of Korea was divided in the aftermath of World War II and how the cold war politics between the United States and the Soviet Union led to a brutal conflict. (01:59)
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The Rhubarb Triangle
This is an interactive learning resource book targeted at families who want to learn together and improve their basic English and maths abilities.
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