The influence of context on attainment in primary school: interactions between children, family and
This resource is one of a series of research reports published by the Centre for Research on the Wider Benefits of Learning, Institute of Education, London. The report explores the influence of social and personal development which takes place in home and school environments, and how it may help influence children’s achievement. The report considers the relative importance of four different contexts, or ‘spheres of influence’ on pupil achievement in England at Key Stage 2 (age 10/11). The
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Sci-tutors: Misconceptions and Naïve Ideas of Children - How We Learn Science
This article from the Sci-tutors website explores in some detail the ideas and misconceptions about science that are held by learners (and even by experienced scientists and science teachers when they are working outside their personal areas of specialism).
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Teachers as Readers: Building Communities of Readers
This is an executive summary of the United Kingdom Literacy Association’s project focusing on the role of teachers in developing communities of readers. It follows the Phase I report that sought to ascertain teachers’ personal reading habits, investigated their knowledge of children’s literature and noted how teachers reported use of literature in their classrooms.
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Sci-tutors: Materials and their Properties: Patterns of Behaviour
This unit on the Sci-tutors website extends the ideas covered in the first two ‘materials' units and is specifically aimed for teachers engaged with teaching chemistry at KS5 (A-level) although there is relevance at KS4 too (as well as for teachers' personal knowledge development). The introduction touches upon the natures of science and then focuses upon the patterns of ideas involved in modelling atomic structure and the Periodic Table of the elements and chemical bonding. This is followed b
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Virtual Maths, Shapes Space and Measure, Surface of semi cylinder
Interactive simulation demonstrating how to calculate the surface area of a cover for an astro turf pitch including the ends by using a semi (half) cylinder.
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An Evening with Wim Wenders and Peter Handke
On March 4, 2015, filmmaker Wim Wenders and his longtime collaborator and Austrian author, Peter Handke spoke with Ian Buruma, recounting their inspirations, childhoods and visiting America for the first time. MoMA Film's retrospective of Wim Wenders continues through March 17, 2015. For more information and screening details, visit: http://bit.ly/1B7Pc54
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No One’s World, Everyone’s Problem: Global Power in a Shifting Global Economy [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Mick Cox, Professor Danny Quah | Editor's note: We apologise for the poor audio quality of this recording. Professor Danny Quah (LSE) and Professor Mick Cox (LSE) will debate this question in a public lecture hosted by LSE Summer School. Danny Quah is Professor of Economics and International Development, and Kuwait Professor at LSE. Professor Mick Cox is one of Europe’s leading commentators on the United States. He holds a Chair in International Relations and is also Co-D
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2.5 Intracellular receptors

Signal receptors are usually located at the cell surface. However, it is important to remember that there are some groups of receptors that do not fit into the general signal transduction model set out in Figure 2, These are intracellular receptors, which bind small or lipophilic molecules such as steroid hormones, which can cross the cell membrane. The signalling pathways activated by these receptors seem quite simple compared with the other pathways we shall be dealing with, but the same pr
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IHPI Research Seminar: Can Oregon transform health care?
K. John McConnell, Ph.D., directs the Center for Health System Effectiveness at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Public Health and Preventive Medicine at OHSU. In this seminar presentation, Dr. McConnell discusses the role of Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) in the transformation of Medicaid in Oregon.
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2015 State of the University
Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon delivered her annual State of the University address on February 10, 2015.
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Virtual Maths, Cylinder Voids - Calculating volume
Interactive simulation with exercises and video demonstrating the use of auger piling and showing how to calculate the volume of cocrete needed to fill the cylindrical voids.
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Virtual Maths - Numbers, Opposite angles simulation tool
Interactive simulation tool demonstrating the angles on a 360 degree wheel
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(R&DA 7) An Electronic System for Individual Personal Development Profiling [e-PDP] for the Professi
This TDA Research and Development Award focused upon producing and testing an electronic version of an Individual Personal Development Profile [IPDP] incorporating the TDA’s Qualified Teacher Status standards. The project found that an electronic system for monitoring and recording student progress and progression was viable and realistic.
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Tim Keane: The world looks to America for entrepreneurship, Marquette University
Tim Keane, director of Marquette's Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship and the Golden Angels Network, discusses the importance of entrepreneurship to the American economy, particularly in sectors of increasing growth like health care, personal computing and energy technology.
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Finding information in mathematics and statistics
This unit will help you to identify and use information in maths and statistics, 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 also be introduced to the many different ways of organ
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Job search
Welcome to this Futures workbook on finding work. It is split into several sections describing different techniques for finding work. You can dip in and out of the different sections; however it is not wise to rely on only one mechanism for finding work. It is a competitive market for final year students and new graduates and so you should try many alternate ways to find work.
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1.6.2 Alerts
This unit will help you to identify and use information in Modern Languages, 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 also be introduced to the many different ways of organisin
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This unit will help you to identify and use information in business and management, 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 also be introduced to the many different ways of or
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