Acknowledgements

The material below is contained in chapter 1 of Economics and Economic Change Microeconomics (2006) (eds) Graham Dawson, Maureen Mackintosh and Paul Anand which is published by Pearson Education Limited in association with The Open University. Copyright © The Open University

The material acknowledged below is Proprietary and not subject to Creative Commons Licence and used under licence (see terms and conditions).

Text

Grate
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Except for third party materials and/or otherwise stated (see terms and conditions) the content in OpenLearn is released for use under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share

3.1 Introduction

As well as looking at the behaviour of firms and the industries and markets to which they belong, economists also engage in a different style of inquiry, thinking about what economic change means for the lives of the people involved. Once again there is a variety of interpretations and different ideas but this time they concern the desirability of economic change. What benefits does the ‘new economy’ bring and what costs, or negative effects, does it impose on people? In analysing these b
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Except for third party materials and/or otherwise stated (see terms and conditions) the content in OpenLearn is released for use under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share

1.1.6 Keeping up-to-date

How familiar are you with the following different ways of keeping up to date with information; alerts, mailing lists, newsgroups, blogs, RSS, professional bodies and societies?

  • 5 – Very familiar

  • 4 – Familiar

  • 3 – Fairly familiar

  • 2 – Not very familiar

  • 1 – Not familiar at all


Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Except for third party materials and/or otherwise stated (see terms and conditions) the content in OpenLearn is released for use under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share

2.1 Violence towards children

For many children, the place where they experience most violence is in the home. Since the American paediatrician Henry Kempe first publicized the ‘battered child syndrome’ in 1962, the extent and nature of child abuse in the home has increasingly been recognized, and become the subject of research, legislation and social care practice. Following on from Kempe's claims that some children were routinely beaten and ill treated within their own families, other issues such as sexual abuse and
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Except for third party materials and/or otherwise stated (see terms and conditions) the content in OpenLearn is released for use under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share

Let's Move!
Get students moving with this video for students for kindergarten through third grade. The exercises do not take up too much floor space and students can do the exercises at their desks. The video shows that students with limited movement can do the movements, as well. The music featured is fast-paced. (05:34)
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

"In Da Lab" - Chemistry Rap - Official Music Video
Advanced Science students break down lab safety rules and possible hazards in a rap.  They cover basic rules and safety procedures that all students should be aware of in any science lab, but specifically a chemistry lab.  (04:18)
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Fitness Break! (Exercise in the Classroom)
Get students moving with this video for students in fourth through sixth grades. The exercises do not take up too much floor space and students can do the exercises at their desks. The music featured is fast-paced. (05:24)
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Wealth Strategies: Defense, trucking cos. defy expectations
Dec. 4 - Donald Porter, sector specialist at Dalton, Greiner, says defense name General Dynamics and trucking company Heartland Express could outperform despite post-election concerns.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

U.S. Morning Call: Obama, governors weigh budget proposals
Dec 4 - With just a few weeks remaining before the onset of tax hikes and spending cuts, a bipartisan delegation of governors is set to meet with President Obama to go over solutions.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

#ARTBURST 2012: Snow at Queens!
Our students sing while digital snow falls in Diana Courtyard, courtesy of Prof. Mike Wirth. More #ARTBURST fun: http://blogs.queens.edu/arts-at-queens
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Introduction

This unit explores conceptual tools for assisting our thinking and deliberation on what matters. In Section 1, a reading by Ronald Moore introduces the notion of 'framing' nature, raising the perceived paradox of inevitably devaluing an aesthetically pleasing unframed entity. Three further readings, two from Fritjof Capra and one from Werner Ulrick (all of which are quite short and markedly reduced from their original courses), provide an understanding of systems thinking for explicitly frami
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Copyright © 2016 The Open University

Understanding the environment: Co-evolution
There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact, cannot resolve the converging environmental, social and economic crises we now face. The primary aim of this free course, Understanding the environment: Co-evolution, is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldview.
Author(s): Creator not set

License information
Related content

Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (see http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions terms and conditions), this content is made available under a http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2

Symphony No.7 in A major, Op. 92,ii. Allegretto
Performed by the University of Richmond Symphony. Conducted by Alexander Kordzaia
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Spartan Sagas: Rose Cooper
My name is Rose Cooper. After more than 30 years of being an on-again, off-again student, overcoming obstacles and feelings of failure, I finally earned my interdisciplinary humanities pre-law degree with an emphasis in Korean language from Michigan State. I was honored to have been chosen by my fellow graduates to deliver the senior class remarks at our commencement in December 2012. This video tells my story.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

12.086 Modeling Environmental Complexity (MIT)
This course provides an introduction to the study of environmental phenomena that exhibit both organized structure and wide variability—i.e., complexity. Through focused study of a variety of physical, biological, and chemical problems in conjunction with theoretical models, we learn a series of lessons with wide applicability to understanding the structure and organization of the natural world. Students will also learn how to construct minimal mathematical, physical, and computational mod
Author(s): Rothman, Daniel

License information
Related content

Content within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative C

YOW! 2012: John Cook - R

John Cook, an Independent Consultant working at the confluence of applied mathematics and software development. After receiving a Ph.D. in from the University of Texas, he taught mathematics at Vanderbilt University. He then left academia to work as a software developer and consultant.

Here, we discuss one of John's favorite topics, the R programming language.

Author(s): Charles

License information
Related content

Rights not set

Classic Sichuan Dishes at Weiyuan Restaurant
Fuchsia Dunlop shows us other Sichuan classics at a neighborhood restaurant called Weiyuan. Here they will encounter the use of fish-fragrant sauce, a hallmark of the Sichuan table. Healthful and fresh seasonal vegetables play a substantial role in the meal. For recipes, visit http://www.ciaprochef.com/WCA6
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Financial Aid: How to Find and Complete eForms
This instructional video clip is designed to provide information about the Financial Aid process at Del Mar College and is part of a Financial Aid Video Series for 2012-2013.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Fermentation Science at Oregon State University
Oregon State University knows the science of beer. Students, graduate researchers, faculty and graduates contribute to the brewing industry on a global scale. Located in one of the great hop growing regions of the world, and in the cradle of the ongoing craft brewing revolution, OSU's strength in fermentation science is a perfect fit for the region. Find out some of the stories of our students, faculty and graduates and learn why we take the art and science beer so seriously.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Science Pub: Sour Beer Study
Jeff Clawson, manager of Oregon State University's pilot brewery, discusses a recent study on sour beers at a Science Pub event at the Calapooia Brewery in Albany, Oregon. OSU is one of the world's leaders in research on hops and the brewing sciences, and many graduates of the fermentation sciences programs go on to have a huge impact in the industry.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content