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Acknowledgements

This unit was written by Dr Marilyn Brooks, Dr Jessica Davies and Dr Valerie Pedlar

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1.4.1 Summary

  • To read an image we need to know its context.

  • The image provides a base but we need more information in order to interpret it.

References

Donaldson, M. (1978) Children's Minds, London, Fontana.
O'Connell, B. and Bretherton, I. (1984) ‘Toddlers’ play alone and with mother: the role of maternal guidance’, in Bretherton, I. (ed.) Symbolic Play: the development of social understanding, London, Academic Press.
Rogoff, B. (1990) Apprenticeship in Thinking: cognitive development in social
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As part of a submission for the IMS Global Award, this film discusses the outputs of the ALPS CETL and demonstrates the impact that they have had on learning and assessment in practice settings, particularly focussing on the development of competency maps, 360degree multiprofessional asessment tools and the use of mobile technology to deliver these innovative assessment processes to the Health and Social Care students on placement.
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Exploring mathematics: maths in nature and art
What does mathematics have to do with nature or art? The video tracks in this album trace the origin of the mathematics of chaos and describe how the chance discovery of fractals became the basis for some real - and revolutionary - commercial applications such as the fax and the modem. A closer look at ancient fabric designs and the spiral of a nautilus shell also reveals repeating patterns that can be analysed in a mathematical way. This material forms part of The Open University course MS221 E
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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit, you should be able to:

  • describe accounting's primary objective;

  • explain what is meant by inputs to and outputs from the accounting information system;

  • explain the relationship between data, data processing, data summarisation and information;

  • explain the difference between data and information;

  • describe the five main characteristics of 'good' information;

  • explain the link between
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Introduction

This unit considers the relationship of the emperor with the Roman provinces, and how this relationship was mediated and represented, as well as how the culture of empire was manifested in the identity of the emperor.

This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Culture, identity and power in the Roman empire (AA309) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this <
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Introduction

This unit considers four ways in which some social scientists have claimed that there might be a ‘new economy’ coming in to being: the switch from manufacturing to services, globalisation, new technology and flexible labour markets. The good and bad points of economic change, its benefits and costs, are discussed. For example, what does it mean for people trying desparately to balnace the urgent demands of work and life?

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Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Calculate Height of Building guide
Guide to calculating the height of a building
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The financial markets context
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Introduction

In this unit you will analyse the role of European institutions including the European Commission and the European Court of Justice in legal rule making in England and Wales. You will also be introduced to the study skills that you will need in reading legal cases, reading and understanding Acts of Parliament, using the internet to find legal materials, taking notes, creating study diagrams and summarising ideas.

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5.3.3 Phosphorylation of proteins as a means of regulating activity
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