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IITA Video
Four examples of International Institute of Tropical Agriculture's (IITA) programs for developing agriculture in Africa.
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HUTCHINSON-GILFORD SYNDROME
Recent studies suggest that, as in other aging syndromes, the Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome is due to a defect in the mechanism of DNA repair. Mutations have been found in the Lamin A gene (LMNA) situated on chromosome 1.
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How Much Water Do We Use?
What is our water budget? Studying watersheds is one way to understand how much water we use.
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After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • evaluate technical descriptions of communication protocols and demonstrate your understanding of their operation;

  • describe the characteristics of circuit-switched and packet-switched networks, and of connectionless and connection-oriented modes in packet-switched networks;

  • describe the role played by primitives in the OSI reference model;

  • explain how ‘vertical’ and ‘hori
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Introduction

People have always communicated with each other – initially by face-to-face communication through gestures and sounds, then over a distance through written messages and signals in the form of fires, lights or flags. Technology, for instance in the form of electrical signals, has reduced many of the limitations of distance. Communication networks have become very important, and modern society depends on them for the smooth operation of economic and social activities. In this unit we regard a
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Science and Religion on the Radio
Mr Martin Redfern : Course
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After studying this unit you should:

  • be able to explain what is meant by the term ‘the global dimension’;

  • be familiar with the terminology used in relation to the global dimension;

  • know why the inclusion of the global dimension in the primary school curriculum is important;

  • know how the global dimension can enhance the primary school curriculum;

  • be able to plan the global dimension into the secondary curriculum
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Introduction

This unit provides access to Teach Global, where you will find a set of courses and resources aimed at supporting teachers who wish to extend their teaching of the global dimension through all aspects of school life.

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2.2 Profile of teaching assistants: an overview

Traditionally the primary education sector has employed a high proportion of women teachers. In England and Wales in 1980, male teachers constituted around 23 per cent and female teachers 77 per cent of the workforce (DES, 1980). By 1999 the number of men had decreased to 17 per cent and that of women had increased to 83 per cent (DfES, 2002). There is reason to think that this trend is continuing. Primary teaching is certainly a ‘feminised’ workforce, but there are also anomalies re
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1 The rise of the paraprofessional


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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit, you should:

  • be able to discuss how the UK's teaching assistant workforce came into being;

  • be developing your understanding that teaching assistants are part of a wider, paraprofessional workforce in the public services of health, social services and education;

  • have insights into the diverse roles and responsibilities of teaching assistants, and their distinctive contributions across the UK;

  • be able to identify
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My Bookmarks
My Bookmarks.
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By the end of this unit, you should have developed a knowledge and understanding of:

  • the differences between spoken and written English;

  • the factors that influence use of grammar and vocabulary in speech and writing;

  • the different ways in which grammar has been described.

Introduction

Some people think that the difference between speech and writing is that people use longer words in writing. In some writing this is true, but there are also significant differences, many of which are grammatical. In this unit you will develop knowledge and understanding of the differences between spoken and written English, factors that influence our use of grammar and vocabulary in speech and writing, and different ways in which grammar has been described.

This unit is an adapted extr
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3.3 Actividad

Actividad 3.2

In this activity you are going to learn the most common prepositions and prepositional phrases used to indicate location.


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1.1 La Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias

In this session you are going to learn how to describe places, in terms of both appearance and function, starting with a new technology park in Valencia, la Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, a wonderful example of modern Spanish architecture.

Key learning points

  • Description of a famous public place

  • Adjectives: gender and number

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