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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of problems associated with defining the Nature of Science

  • write in an informed way about the purposes of compulsory science education

  • be aware of the educational complications and implications associated with the phrase ‘the public understanding of science’

  • show an ability to comment critically on curriculum proposals that aim to promote science citiz
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IOSH Online Health And Safety Course

Video link (see supported sites below). Please use the original link, not the shortcut, e.g. www.youtube.com/watch?v=abcde

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7 Conclusion

We have explored nations, national self-determination and secession as living political ideas. Perhaps the key points to emerge from the discussion are that:

  • the nation-state is the basic political community in the contemporary world, despite regional and global challenges;

  • subjective approaches to defining nations, prioritising awareness of belonging to a national group, have advantages over efforts to construct objective definitions;
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Creese M. & Earley P., (1999) Improving Schools and Governing Bodies, Routledge, London.
DfES (2003), National Training Programme for New Governors, Module 2.
Gann N., (1998) Improving School Governance – How Better Governors Make Better Schools, Falmer Press, London.
Martin J. & Holt A., (2002) Joined-up Gove
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Our original idea was to be able to generate random music once the instrument sounds were synthesized. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, the best we could do was to have a program randomly pick chords and note durations from an input library. The resulting output was, as expected, random chords and notes that most people would probably not consider as music. How does one teach a program how to write music? One technique is the Markov chain.
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3.11.3 Maths, sciences and technology

The additional points we would want you to be aware of as you plan your revision in these subjects relate to the different ways in which you are called upon to present your answers. These might be:

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  • multiple-choice answers

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2.7 Fluorine (F)

Fluoride ions (F ) are rare in foods, though some are found in tea and in seafood. However, fluoride does occur naturally in some water supplies, derived from the rocks through which the water flows. Its only role in the body appears to be to help to protect teeth from decay.

The stages of tooth decay are as follows:

  • bacteria live in saliva on teeth (form plaque)

  • produce lactic acid → dissolves calcium salts in too
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