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3.7 Memory and Understanding

Memory and understanding

Exams are rarely tests of memory, but much more to do with the selection, presentation and interpretation of materials. When you have understood what you have read, you can think about it and use it. Nonetheless, you may still be concerned about your ability to
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The Crusades: Crescent and the Cross: The Legacy
A look at the history of the Crusades. An overview of the continuing battles between Muslim and Christians.

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1.4.3 Structures that both enable and constrain

Life within a society is made possible by structures. They operate at many levels, from the details of daily life (e.g. the routines of getting up in the morning, or the ritual greetings we use when we meet people) to the broader organisation of society (e.g. the channels through which mass media ‘news’ is generated, or the rules under which benefit payments are made). Even the language through which I am communicating now is a structured system of written symbols. But structures not only
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3.6 Oil industry in Scotland

Photographs can solicit powerful emotional responses and are often used to draw people's attention to issues or to raise awareness of demands. This course takes a look at how one set of photographs, used as part of a particular demand, was created. It looks at the process of producing images by exploring a series of photographs made with the intention of affecting the way a globalised industry is seen and understood. The industry in question is the oil industry based in Aberdeen, on Scotland'
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Understanding digital video metadata workflow
Efficiently track, search, and organize assets as they travel between Adobe Production Premium applications
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Marvin Rosen from WPRB| 04/02/10
Volunteer DJ Marvin Rosen, host of two shows on Princeton's university station WPRB, joins interviewer Susan Wallner for a podcast about the reinvention of new, accessible music from classically inspired traditions. His show "Classical Discoveries" aims to show people "the beauty of contemporary music" and to "illustrate that music brings us close. The show runs on Wednesdays.
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The Wright Brothers
The story of the Wright Brothers and what they did after the first flight are touched upon in this two minute video. Basic material, but might be of interest to students how think that these inventors disappeared after their great deed.
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Coffee Break Spanish Magazine – Episode 206

We’re back with another edition of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine. In this episode:

  • Alba asks, ¿adónde te irás de vacaciones este verano? – where will you be going on holiday this summer?
  • Mark joins Fernanda on a virtual tour of Venezuela;
  • and JP and Nahyeli answer Richard’s question about the difference between el mismo and lo mismo.

The free version of the audio programme for this episode is available through the
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The World in 2016: What can we expect?
We discuss the possible outcomes of a British referendum on EU membership, the perils of the American presidential election and how future trends will mould the English language
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2 Discrimination in the labour market: introduction

Discrimination can manifest itself in all aspects of life. It may be evident in the type and location of housing available to certain groups, in their access to quality education and health care or how they are treated in the labour market. We will focus on the last of these considerations and, in particular, why the labour market status of some groups of workers is significantly worse than that for the population at large. This does not mean that discrimination in the labour market is a more
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Mitt Romney; Missile Study: The Week at Duke {in 60 Seconds}
Welcome to the Week at Duke University in 60 Seconds. Governor Mitt Romney spoke at Duke last week. He talked about his run for president in 2012, foreign policy and even his upcoming charity boxing match with Evander Holyfield. You can see the entire talk online. http://sanford.duke.edu/articles/mitt-romney-speaks-duke A new Duke study reports that 9 percent of adults in the U.S. who have a history of impulsive angry behavior also have access to guns. The study suggests that to prevent gun vi
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The Passive Voice Get = Be
This lecture is an explanation of the idea of passive voice and how get can be used in place of be.  A variety of examples help to illustrate the concepts in the lesson.  The teacher also addresses how questions are different in passive voice. 

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Introduction

This course focuses on the images of Glasgow and was first presented as a TV programme in 1993. It is not about Glasgow as such; it is about Glasgow's image. Images are representations of places: they are constructed and contested; images also represent multiple identities, uniqueness of place, interdependencies.

There are many different ways of interpreting and representing the character and identity of a place – many different geographical imaginations. Identities of places
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The Presidency and Civil Rights - Civil Rights: Then and Now
Ray Suarez, Allida Black, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, and Roger Wilkins discuss how the lessons learned from the civil rights movement 50 years ago inform the struggle for equal rights today and examine more recent landmarks including the Equal Rights Amendment, the Americans with Disabilities Act, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", gay marriage, and immigration laws. This conference examined key moments in the civil rights movement during five American presidencies -- from Roosevelt to Johnson. A final pane
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ES.291 Learning Seminar: Experiments in Education (MIT)
This seminar explores experiments in education and discusses how education and learning might be done, through reading and discussion. This seminar is not a survey of experiments in education, but rather, its goal is to determine how learning should happen and what kinds of contexts allow it to happen.
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Finding information in health and lifestyle
This free course, Finding information in health and lifestyle, will help you to identify and use information in health and lifestyle, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will a
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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying Environment & Development. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance, and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner.


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The Color Game
This is a great video about recognizing objects and putting the correct color with the object. (03:35) The sentences appear at the bottom of the screen as they are being said.
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World’s Most Powerful Lasers
This four-minute video shows the National Ignition Facility, where an enormous 192-beam laser bay may become capable of fusing hydrogen atoms into helium - creating an endless, clean source of energy. Excellent graphics help students understand how lasers and astro phyics work. (04:35)
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4.2 Naturalism and reductive explanation

There is a widespread commitment among contemporary philosophers and scientists to a naturalistic view of the world. In broad terms, naturalism is the view that everything is scientifically explicable – to put it crudely, that there are no miracles. (Note that I am using ‘naturalism’ here for a metaphysical position – a view about the nature of the world. It is also used for a methodological position – a view about how the world, or some aspect of it, should be
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