5.3 A ‘circle’ of understanding

It may seem as if analysing, interpreting and evaluating a text are ‘stages’ we go through, one after the other. But it's nothing like as mechanical as that. You do not analyse a text into separate parts, then ‘add up’ those parts to produce some interpretation of the whole, and then evaluate it. Rather, analysis–interpretation–evaluation are overlapping processes. They are different kinds of activity, as we have seen by looking at them separately. But when you try t
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6.2 Preparing and drafting a Bill

A period of preparation of a Bill allows time to scrutinise evidence on the policies underlying Bills, and to consider whether Bills can be improved before they are introduced. Proper preparation of a Bill should lead to better-informed debates on Bills when they are introduced, and may save time by identifying problems at an early stage. This period of pre-legislative scrutiny allows valuable time for consideration, and therefore helps to avoid introducing laws that are unworkable. Consultat
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Values of Negative Numbers: ( An Interactive Game)
In this interactive game, students strenghten their knowledge of the values of negative numbers be completing the challenge of arranging negative numbers in ascending order.  ( This link is for an interactive game and may take a few minutes to load.)
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2 The road to Doha

The WTO was created by the eighth in a series of multilateral trade negotiations that have taken place since the signing in 1947 of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). Multilateral trade negotiations take place between many countries simultaneously. (Bilateral negotiations are negotiations between pairs of countries.) The GATT was designed to prevent a repetition of the experience of the 1930s, when individual countries had tried to claw their way out of the widespread u
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Project debriefing

Individual interviews with key members of the project team, for example the managers of key stages, can encourage them to evaluate their performance and identify what they have learned. A structured debriefing process can be helpful, to include stakeholders as well as all the project team. This may take the form of a series of meetings, which draw conclusions about overall project performance and constraints, identify and review any new ways of working that were developed, and consider what c
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A Survey of Users of Connexions Music Modules
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A short survey was attached to 103 Connexions modules in K-12 music theory, ethnomusicology, and acoustics. The survey was available for one year. 488 users responded, offering a glimpse of what […]

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12.1 Gathering data

In this section I will review some of the approaches and methods used by companies for identifying and exploiting marketing opportunities.

All over the world, producer companies have increasingly learned to keep a careful watch on emerging consumer requirements and changing user needs and wishes. They have not only learned to listen to what consumers say, but to watch what they do. Techniques used in market research to gather consumers’ views on products include both quantitative meth
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1.9.1 Moving around the rock cycle

One way of illustrating the possible ways of moving material around the rock cycle is to draw a diagram that places the processes into their geological contexts. Since the rock cycle involves processes occurring on the Earth's surface and also within its interior, we use a cross-section through the Earth's crust and uppermost mantle to do this, as shown in Author(s): The Open University

Commercial awareness
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1.6 Growth of the teaching assistant workforce

Between the mid 1990s and 2012, in all four UK countries there was a growth in the number of teaching assistants working alongside teachers in primary classrooms. As we have indicated, the seeds of this development were sown in the 1980s, when support staff were employed to support the inclusion of children with special educational needs in mainstream classrooms. Teaching assistants were recruited to provide individualised help for children. In some areas of the UK, nursery nurses have long w
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2.3.7 Two-fold torus

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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand changing constructions of ‘refugees’ and ‘asylum seekers’ over the last century

  • Identify ways in which the study of refugees and asylum seekers raises profound questions about the basis and legitimacy of claims for ‘citizenship’

  • understand how the personal lives of refugees and asylum seekers have been shaped by social policy that constructs them as ‘other’


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This seven minute video does an excellent job of showing students the culture and events of the Shang Dynasty using a lecture format. There are many graphics to add depth to the understanding of this period of time in China.
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A math instructor explains that math can be introduced to a preschooler by counting objects, creating simple patterns and demonstrating how different objects have different sizes in this video.  Another tip is to let a toddler watch educational television to help with math skills and other ideas suggested in this video.

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Los objetivos principales de la asignatura comprenden los siguientes puntos: Estudio básico de las comunicaciones entre sistemas informáticos Presentación de la arquitectura de comunicaciones TCP/IP Comprensión del esquema de comunicaciones Cliente-Servidor Estudio de las principales aplicaciones que actualmente funcionan en Internet, así como de su interface con el resto de la pila de protocolos
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5.1.3 Film Studies

Bawden, L.-A. (ed.) (1976) The Oxford Companion to Film, Oxford, Oxford University Press.


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1.5 Differing perspectives

Closely related to representation of religion is the recurring issue of differing perspectives. In talking about perspectives here, we are thinking about how we look at something. We rarely approach anything neutrally – either consciously or subconsciously we tend to adopt a particular perspective – and how we look at something affects what we see. Whenever we make assumptions, we impose them on events, phenomena and other people. This is as true for scholars examining religion as
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