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2012 Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony
Video from the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony, 10 December 2012 The Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony takes place in the Oslo City Hall, Norway, on 10 December every year -- the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death. This year, Presidents Herman Van Rompuy, José Manuel Barroso and Martin Schulz will receive the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Medal and Diploma. See the Award Ceremony Speech: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2012/presentation-speech.html Nobel Peace Prize Lecture
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Richmond Law: Campus Tour
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3.2 Marriage

Like other areas of personal life and sexuality in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (see Section 1.4), marriage was emerging as a more explicit area of social policy and state regulation, and parenthood and sexuality were being re-examined and reshaped within marriage. In Section 3 we explore change
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6.4 Does one community seceding grant a similar right to others?

Consider the position of community C. If B secedes, it takes C with it into the new state. But does C then have the same right to secede from B? Consider the case of Quebec. Quebecois separatists have come very close to achieving the bare majority needed to achieve their goal. But if they gained the right to secede from Canada, would other groups who do not see themselves as a part of a francophone entity likewise have the right to a further independence vote for themselves? What about non-fr
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Human Language: Signed and Spoken
Explores how sign language is processed; discusses hemispheric specialization, language acquisition, the nature of language formation, and methodology.
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Building on Useful Ideas
One of the strands of the Rutgers long-term study was to find out how
useful ideas spread through a community of learners and evolve over
time. Here, the focus is in on the teacher’s role in fostering
thoughtful mathematics.

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Assessment in Math and Science - What'd I Get?: Scoring Tools
Workshop 2. What'd I Get?: Scoring Tools (90 min.)
 
'Well-designed performance tasks give teachers the information necessary to evaluate the depth of students' understanding — but how can teachers determine quality work? This workshop demonstrates how teachers can construct assessment tools for benchmarks of student understanding. The role of students in the construction of scoring tools and the process of assessment will be a primary focus. Content Guide: K. Michael Hibbard.'

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The Arts in Every Classroom: The Role of Assessment in Curriculum Design
As the Learner Teams continue working on their own units, they examine strategies for determining how well students meet unit objectives. By revisiting the lessons in the first four programs, they discover how to build formative and summative assessments into the units that they are developing.
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Donna—Grade 5

Donna, a fifth-grade teacher, is incorporating the diverse backgrounds of her students into the science curriculum.



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Keep on learning

Study another free course

There are more than 800 courses on OpenLearn for you to choose from o
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The Arts in Every Classroom: Historical References in the Arts
Learner Team members and students examine costume designs for Parade, focusing on how the designs help convey character. They interpret works by painter René Magritte and choreographer Alwin Nikolais, discovering influences on the creators of Quidam. They also conduct research into the history of street performance and report their findings, in the role of art historian.
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Workshop 7: Children's Ways of Knowing
With Dr. Herbert Ginsburg. Children know a good deal of informal mathematics before they enter school. Clinical interviews help teachers understand what children know. In this session, you will see young children’s natural mathematical inclinations and watch as they construct their ideas. Observe Professor Ginsburg helping teachers of young children rethink t
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Acceleration Lab Experiment
In this slow motion video for IPS Schools by Clayborn a ball is released on an inclined plane and accelerates due to the force of gravity. At the bottom of the first inclined plane to the beginning of the second inclined plane the ball stops its positive acceleration by nearly maintaining its horizontal speed. On the second ramp the ball accelerates backwards down the slope, or loses speed to a point where it momentarily comes to rest. Therefore this video demonstrates POSITIVE ACCELERATION, ZER
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Building the tiniest recording studios in Music City to understand vocal learning
Humans aren't the only animals who can learn vocal communication from others. By studying the process in zebra finches, we may better understand how it works in humans, too.
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4. Strategic management

’It must be accepted that governors share in every aspect of the strategic management of the school.‘

(Sallis, 2000)

If strategic direction is about setting aims and targets, devising plans and policies, and taking decisions that will raise standards, then strategic management is concerned with ensuring that all the necessary elements are in place in order that succes
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6.1 Kings of infinite space?

I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams.

(Shakespeare, Hamlet)

This section draws together the themes of the previous sections by:

  • discussing how the digital world can be manipulated;

  • explaining how this process has significant implications for science, politics and
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Othello and apartheid
Can a play written in the seventeenth century protest against contemporary issues? Is it possible to use a Shakespearian tragedy draw attention to political injustice? Apartheid was a system of enforced legal racial segregation in South Africa that was imposed on the country's majority non white inhabitants by the minority white population. In 1988 actress and director Janet Suzman took the decision to defy the racist apartheid regime by staging Othello in Johannesburg with a mixed cast of both
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How do Architects Design?
This study is proposes a descriptive model of the design behavior of architects. In the first section a framework for the model is proposed. In the second section the framework is tested against empirical data. 11 information processing mechanisms are observed in the data. Eight of these: information acquisition, problem interpretation, problem representation, solution generation, solution integration, solution evaluation, perception and sketching, are used in developing design solutions. The th
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Introduction

The Palaeozoic Era was a very important time in the history of life. Using evidence from fossils, we start by looking at the Cambrian explosion, when many forms of animal life first appeared about 545 million years ago. Then we move on to study creatures living in the Ordovician seas, including the extinct trilobites. Next, we'll investigate the invasion of land by plants and invertebrates that occurred in the Silurian Period, and look at life in Silurian seas. You'll also learn about the Dev
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