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3 The acquisitive model of learning

(Please refer to Reading 3: Models of the learning process, by Mary Thorpe) What happens when we learn? I shall explore three explanations, or models, of learning which attempt to answer this question. These three models have particular strengths and weaknesses. The point is not to choose between them, but to consider which one has the 'best fit' for different kinds of learning.

The three models are introduced in turn, and each is followed by an activity that invites you to apply the mo
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Let's Count - Halloween Song
Learn to count from 1 to 10 with this fun educational Halloween song for children and kids. (02:12)
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How to Secure a Wireless Internet Connection
Wireless connection should be secured so that only authorized people can access the network. Find out how most wireless configuration utilities are browser-based-go to a specific web address and you will be able to access the settings. (03:59)
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5.1 Warm-blooded vs cold-blooded

This section is concerned with another key mammalian characteristic. LoM highlights some of the essential terms and ideas - such as the notion of warm-bloodedness - but for more thorough study, some technical background is needed.

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2.3 Models of an ICT system

To help me to introduce you to important ideas about ICT systems, I'm going to take a three-stage approach. ICTs involve conveying, manipulating and storing data. This is going to be the basis of my approach.

Firstly, in the next few sections, we'll look at ICT systems where the primary function is to convey data. We can think of these systems as communication systems and I'll use a mobile phone system as an example.

In sections 8–14, I'll focus on ICT systems wher
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DNA Extraction Lab (Peas)
Video of the procedure for extracting DNA from dried split peas. Each step is explained in detail. Could be used as a pre-lab video to show students teacher preparation of the lab to help illustrate the process. This video uses lecture format (for background information) as well as a lab demonstration. Color and sound 7:43 min.
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Measuring Our Underground Water Supplies from Space
Matt Rodell spoke about his research on the measurement and modeling of freshwater availability based on ground and satellite observation. Improving understanding of the variability and changes in soil moisture, snow, and groundwater has implications for weather and climate prediction, water management, agriculture applications and natural hazards such as floods. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6611
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New images show interior of Kenya's beseiged university campus
Armed forces walk through Garissa University's campus after last week's attack by al Shabaab that killed 148 people. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. Fo
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How Sunburns Work - How Stuff Works
Why do some people tan, and others burn? Learn why skin works the way that it does. Explains what happens after your skin gets too much sun. Grades 5-12. (00:58)
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2.5 Wavelength

So far we have seen that sound is a pressure wave, and that the spacing of the pressure variations is related to the period of vibration of the source.

A graphical representation of the pressure wave from a tuning fork closely approximates to a certain type of wave known as a sine wave.

If we freeze the pressure wave as a snap shot in time, the variations in pressure with distance from the tuning fork can be plotted as a sine wave. The vertical axis is pressure so the crest
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2.2.1 Try some yourself

Activity 2

Here is a poor example of mathematical writing, although the final answer is correct. Rewrite it, correcting the layout and the mathematical punctuation.

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Learning to teach: mentoring and tutoring student teachers
This is the second of four courses which comprise the course Learning to teach. Traditionally student teachers are supported by a mentor in school and a tutor from a university. Both play distinctive and important parts in the teachers development. This free course, Mentoring and tutoring student teachers, examines each role in detail and explores the similarities and distinctions between the two roles. Whether you are a tutor or a mentor, effective teacher education relies on all partners worki
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7.1 Overview

Scottish literature is defined as literature written in Scotland or by Scottish writers, but is there such a thing as a literary and cultural identity which is distinctively Scottish?

This section of the OpenLearn Scotland collection is designed to stimulate thinking on the relationship between writing and identity. Learners are introduced to the work of two enormously influential figures in Scottish literature and culture: Sorley MacLean and Jackie Kay, the contemporary Scottish poet a
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LSE Festival 2019 | Developing Urban Futures [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Jo Beall, Professor Ricky Burdett, Professor Alcinda Honwana, Dr Philipp Rode | Following on from the Developing Urban Futures Urban Age Conference orgainised by LSE Cities in Addis Ababa in November 2018, this event will explore urban dynamics in rapidly changing Sub-Saharan African cities, and discuss how current models of planning and governance succeed or fail, addressing specific urban conditions on the ground. Continuing population growth and urbanisation will add 2.5
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2.4.3 Sulfur (S)

Most proteins contain about 1% sulfur, which occurs in the side-chains (R groups) of two of the protein-forming amino acids, methionine and cysteine.

Cysteine is particularly important in proteins such as collagen (found in bone, tendons, cartilage and skin) and keratin (found in hair and nails, as well as skin).

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Mexican Spanish Survival Phrases #16 - Mexican Restaurant, Part 4: Placing an Order
Learn Mexican Spanish travel phrases with SpanishPod101.com! A little Mexican Spanish can go such a long way! Whether you’re traveling, visiting, or sightseeing, SpanishPod101.com has all the essential travel phrases just for you! In this lesson we cover a high frequency Mexican Spanish phrase that you’ll surely find useful on [...]
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#28 Basic Modulation : How to Modulate into Another Key
In this lesson I explain what modulation is and introduce the very basics of modulating. Also, I explain what an Applied Dominate is and how to use it in your composing. Knowing your Circle of fifths is VERY important so if you aren't familiar with it yet, go check out my lesson # 9 which covers the circle of fifths. Music theory is fun! woo!
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2008.08.06 - Help Desk (Audio)
Fall semester 2008. Each August (semester start) call volume goes up: they get 5500 calls. Working on first call resolution. Top issues: passwords. There are 1800 APs installed for wireless - this means lots of wireless calls.
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eMarketing: The Essential Guide to Online Marketing
eMarketing: The Essential Guide to Online Marketing by Rob Stokes, a marketing guru and CEO of Quirk eMarketing, Sarah Blake, and his team of QuirkStars, consolidates 11 years of real marketing experience doing online marketing at Quirk into a full length textbook that draws on both academic theory and practical experience. It is intended for third and fourth year marketing students, this textbook covers all of the important aspects of online marketing, including chapters on each of the followin
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