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With the announcement of the summer Olympics coming to London in 2012, fierce competition between football clubs in the domestic league, and developments in coaching and training throughout all areas of physical fitness, there has never been a better time to learn more about sport. Many of us take for granted what we know about sport, whether we participate or spectate. But have you ever thought about delving deeper, to find out more about the sport you follow in particular and how it fits in
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4.3 The Euler characteristic

Subdivisions of surfaces lead to the third number used to classify surfaces, the Euler characteristic.

Definition

The Euler characteristic χ of a subdivision of a surface is

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London Business School: Tips for 2012
London Business School faculty offer their thoughts and tips on what lies ahead in 2012.

2.3 The use of sources

As you saw in the video clips and the introduction to the essays, engagement with the evidence from and about the Classical world that we can still access lies at the heart of exploring the Classical world (as indeed any other place or period in the past). Work with sources is a constant feature of Classical Studies. This section, therefore, introduces you to the available sources, and to ways of working with them.

We'll begin by discussing the different types of sources; later you will
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The Economist asks: Have identity politics gone too far?

Tribalism has always existed, but is now playing a far more pivotal role in society: from the rise of gender and ethnic affiliation, to nationalist parties in Europe and even the appeal of Donald Trump. Amy Chua, author of "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" and "Political Tribes", explains why the politics of sharp-edged identities have become so powerful.


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1.2 What the course is about

This course 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 teaching and
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1.2.2 Choosing keywords

Keywords are significant words which define the subject you are looking for. The importance of keywords is illustrated by the fact that there is a whole industry around providing advice to companies on how to select keywords for their websites that are likely to make it to the top of results lists generated by search engines. We often choose keywords as part of an iterative process; usually if we don't hit on the right search terms straight off, most of us tweak them as we go along based on t
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Tasting menu: Highlights from the June 25th 2016 edition, in audio
This week: Pakistan's army fires up the country's film industry, the compass deers use to dodge death and why even poets hate poetry
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The Drinking Bird
Find out why this toy is a "wonderful piece of physics". Fun video for kids to watch, this is one of those birds that perches on the edge of a glass and puts it beak into the water and then goes back up. This action continues without any help from a person. The explanation is interesting.  Video is of good quality.  (04:45)
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Southern Renaissance Unit 13
"My subject in fiction," Flannery O'Connor tells us, "is the action of
grace in the territory held largely by the devil." One might do well to
ask what, if not the devil, haunts the American South in this era
between the wars. This program uncovers the revisioning of Southern
myths during the modernist era by writers William Faulkner and Zora
Neale Hurston.

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Introduction

This course investigates certain philosophical questions concerning the nature of emotions.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 3 study in Arts and Humanities.


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1.3 Sources of characters

Activity 3

Click on 'Sources of characters' below and read ‘Sources of characters’. This outlines the main methods of finding and developing fictional characters.

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Managing and Resolving Conflicts Effectively in Schools and Classrooms
A multipart learning module developed by the National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Drug Prevention and School Safety Coordinators which contains a five-day curriculum which providing educators and administrators with the skills and techniques to manage and eventually reduce conflict in schools. Day 1 addresses conflict and conflict management in education, day 2 presents curriculum infusion and peer mediation, day 3 introduces the peaceable school and classroom, day 4 presents be
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Conclusion

This course should have given you some idea of the issues surrounding the concept of innovation, in particular the key concepts of invention and innovation, and the negative as well as the positive effects that innovations can bring. Although the business functions have been recognised in passing, you should be able to see how the functioning of an organisation can be affected by innovation. Remember that although innovation can take place within any one function of the organisation, this ca
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Learn To Tell Time--Numbers 1-12 to Show Hour
This short animated video introduces the numbers 1-12 on the clock. An animated clock walks students through where numbers 1-12 are located. This is a great resource to introduce telling time to the elementary classroom. (1:28)
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Introduction

For many of us the concept of attention may have rather negative connotations. At school we were told to pay attention, making us all too aware that it was not possible to listen to the teacher while at the same time being lost in more interesting thoughts. Neither does it seem possible to listen effectively to two different things at the same time. How many parents with young children would love to be able to do that! One could be excused for feeling that evolution has let us down by failing
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Princess Presto’s spells FALL
Watch as the Super Readers need to get past the Card Guards in order to continue on their search for the White Rabbit. Using Princess Presto's spelling powers, the Super Readers and viewers spell the word FALL to make the cards fall down. Princess Presto breaks down the letters of the word F-A-L-L, helping viewers to sound out and practice writing the word. (02:36)
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2014 Valparaiso University December Commencement
Thank you for coming here to study and learn with us and from us. We have learned from you. We are different now. We are richer and wiser for you having been here. So thank you for letting us love you, struggle with you, grow with you, know you. This is your place. Thank you, even now, for hanging on. And for the world that you will hand-off to your children and grandchildren. Congratulations and may God bless and keep you always.
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Radio Lingua Network News: 26 September 2008
Happy European Day of Languages to all our listeners! By way of joining in this international celebration of languages and language-learning we're delighted to introduce eight new podcasts today. We're adding Catalan, Danish, French, Japanese, Mandarin and Romanian to our One Minute Languages series; we're introducing our first podcast for English learners - Write Back Soon will help learners master Phrasal Verbs; and we're finally announcing the long-awaited sequel to Coffee Break Spanish: it's
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The Future for Business Schools
How relevant are business schools for today's managers and companies? How can schools provide practical support for industry whilst maintaining standards of academic rigour in their research. Are business schools effective in managing the demands of students, government, business and the research sector? The University of Warwick recently hosted a Future of Business School Forum which explored how the business school model needs to develop to meet the demands of the business and academic worl
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