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3.1 Scientific risk analysis
The genetic manipulation of plants and animals and their use in agriculture is one of the most controversial scientific developments of recent times. This unt takes a look at the 'science behind the headlines' and the complex interactions between scientific and social factors. By the end of the unit it's hoped that you will have a clearer idea of both what is GM makes possible as well as what may be thought desirable.
Author(s): The Open University

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Your Big Data Action Plan
With the magnitude of data available and our growing capability to process it, big data has become an asset class that has spawned an entire industry. How should you be positioned to take advantage of it?
Author(s): Bruno Lanvin, Executive Director of the INSEAD Eur

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Crohns Disease Module 4: Surgical Options
This module addresses reasons why surgery may be needed and what risks may be associated with it. (2:47)
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Homework: Its uses and abuses
This glossary article by Professor Susan Hallam considers the purposes, benefits and disadvantages of homework.
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The effects of co-operative learning on junior high school students during small group learning
This is a DfES (TRIPS) digest of an article about an Australian study of fourteen year old students working in groups on problem-solving activities in mathematics. Students worked in either structured groups where they were taught how to communicate and co-operate or unstructured groups without such instruction. It suggests that the benefits of teaching such skills apply to both learning and the development of social skills.
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Play Primary
Play Primary I am about to carry out a literature review on the benefits of play and more specifically why play is not as widely used in key stage 1 and 2. I have found plenty of research on applying play but less on why. I was wondering if you could help me broaden and specify my study. Thank you.
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Science Mixed ability
Science Mixed ability I am currently in my third year of a teacher training degree. I am currently writing a justification for a scheme of work I have designed for Primary Science. I have stated that I will teach children in mixed ability groups. However, I have been able to find little research on the benefits of mixed ability grouping. I would be grateful if you could suggest some research on mixed ability grouping in science, or in general within the primary school, Thank you
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Science Primary
Science Primary I need to teach KS2, Year 6 children the Unit 6d, Science - 'Reversible and irreversible changes'. I am focusing upon the last 2 parts of the scheme, where I need to teach a lesson that concentrates upon 'when materials are burned, new materials are formed' AND/OR 'to recognise and assess hazards and risks in burning materials' - I need to teach one of these lessons in a creative, exciting, stimulating way but am at a loss as to how I would begin with a topic like this? Any help
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History Seaside
History Seaside For my history assignment, I am looking at seaside holidays and need to find some research in the benefits of teaching ks1 children about seaside holidays. I have browsed the internet with no luck.
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How to Grow Morning Glory (Ipomoea)
The morning glory, or ipomoea, is a vine that grows in tropical
climates near the equator. A gardener explains how to start, grow, and care for morning glory plants.  She explains how to start them from seeds in the Spring.

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Inspirations: Blogosphere
Blogging is a new kind of digital literacy that is sweeping through schools. This short Teachers TV introduction to blogging is a helpful starting point for those wanting to find out more about what blogging is, and what the potential educational benefits of blogging might be for their pupils. Having watched the film, there are some very helpful resources for those who want to find out more.
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IT for Education Research: using new technology: Teaching and Learning Research Briefing No. 16 (TLR
This briefing paper is number 16 in a series, which are available from the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) website (www.tlrp.org). It provides an account of the information technology infrastructure which supports the research community served by the TLRP. The paper discusses the rationale and benefits of three types of online tools; a Digital Repository for project publications and other resources, a collaborative Virtual Research Environment (VRE), and Dissemination Tools for t
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How to Grow Sweet Potatoes
This video explains how to grow sweet potato plants.  The farmer explains that the sweet potatoes should be placed right in the ground about 2 inches deep, and they should be well-watered. Learn why sweet potatoes flourish in hot conditions and how to care for them.

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Learning With…Hannah and Cherry
A fifteen minute Teachers TV programme giving an example of the benefits of involving trained pupils in observing and offering feedback on the way teachers teach.
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Changing Minds: The Lasting Impact of School Trips
This is a study of the long-term impact of the relationship between eight schools and the National Trust through the Guardianship scheme. There are currently over 100 schools in England and Wales participating in the Trust’s Guardianship scheme which is based largely around conservation and environmental issues. The National Trust believes that regular contact, dialogue and two way relationships with schools and other groups has the potential to bring about life changing opportunities. The
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Teachers TV Performing Wonders Season
Teachers TV has a three week season of programmes, beginning 14 December, featuring inspirational music, dance and drama projects and initiatives in the UK and around the world that demonstrate the benefits of offering young people opportunities to get involved in and express themselves through the performing arts.
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Teachers TV: Coaching and Mentoring Week
A week of programmes on Teachers TV examining the benefits of good practice in coaching and for the entire schools workforce, including the pupils.
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Chemistry and the Environment

Dump site waste management demonstrates chemistry's benefits and problems. Video discusses the challenge of getting rid of chemical waste products in a way that does not harm the environment. It also discusses the importance of chemistry in analyzing the effects on the environment and possible solutions to environmental hazards.

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TDA Response to the Byron Report: Safer Children in a Digital World: the report of the Byron Review
In September 2007, Dr Byron was asked by the prime minister to conduct an independent review looking at the risks to children from exposure to potentially harmful or inappropriate material on the internet and in video games. As part of the final publication of the report, which is reviewed on the TTRB, a number of recommendations were made to the TDA. This document outlines the progress that has been made in relation to these recommendations and the activities that are currently underway.
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Exercise to Improve Self-Esteem in Children and Young People
This systematic Campbell Collaboration literature review by Norwegian authors investigated if exercise interventions have benefits for children and young people’s mental health, namely their self-esteem.
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