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1.8.1 Discursive practices are flexible

In general terms, then, the interaction order is not a set of hard and fast rules which people follow like social dopes. Rather, discursive practices are flexible and creative resources. Genres may be mixed together and new genres can emerge. Part of the task of ethnographers of communication is to try to describe the diversity across social situations. In effect, they are charting what they call communicative ecologies (Gumperz, 1999): the variable and dynamic discursive practices fou
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Job interviews
Job Interviews is one of several Futures workbooks which help students choose and prepare for their careers. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio. Interviews are still the most commonly used method for assessing a person’s suitability for a job. In the UK 99 per cent of employers use selection interviews to recruit
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4.4 Family meanings matter in family studies

Researchers and students of family studies need to pay attention to family meanings because it is not possible to stand outside of such meanings. Thus, it is important to be able to reflect upon the ways in which these meanings shape and impinge upon research, and, in the process, come to be reconstructed and reproduced. Such reflection is relevant whether we are considering the interpretations of people's lives undertaken within qualitative research or the categories of households and relati
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1 Rule making in England and Wales

One of the most important functions of any legal system is to state the legal rules by which the society in question is to operate. Legal rules are not necessarily the only codes which prescribe social behaviour (morals and etiquette are others), but legal rules are distinct in that they constitute an official code which has the backing of state powers of enforcement and sanctions. This course explores the major sources of legal rule making in England and Wales – the Westminster Parliament.
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5.7 Health, disease and society: Scottish influence in the 19th century

This unit examines the roles of Scots who contributed to the comprehensive transformation of medicine in the nineteenth century. It begins by observing how laboratory practices led to improved techniques of medical diagnosis. This is followed by assessing how Scots contributed to the emerging collective identity of medical practitioners, as well as the improvements in licensing that led to reform of the medical professions. Many new developments in medical education also enabled women to qual
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4.5 Conclusions

  1. There are many different types of projects; all have specific objectives, constraints (such as budgets and schedules) and a group or team responsible for the completion of the project.

  2. Project teams are effective when both task and relationship behaviours are competently handled. The main task-oriented behaviours are:

    • estimating and planning;

    • assembling a team;

    • rep
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How Does Hail Form
Hail forms with an uplift that involves air rising, cooling and condensing as the temperature goes down. Discover how hail can get larger through winds that pick it up and coat it with more ice with help from the chair of a department of environmental studies in this video. Good graphics. (01:30)
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4.5 Histograms

Histograms are a special form of bar chart in which the bars usually touch each other because histograms always show data collected into ‘groups’ along a continuous scale. They tend to be used when it's hard to see patterns in data, for example when there are only a few variables, or the actual amounts are spread over a wide range. For example, suppose you manufactured biscuits; it is important to manufacture closely to a given size, as there are regulations governing the sales of biscuit
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3.3.1 Try some yourself

1 Look at the diagram below and answer the following questions:

  • (a) Write down the coordinates of the points P, Q, R, S and T.

  • (b) On this diagram,
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Chartered teachers in Scotland
Teachers often have little spare time to reflect on the day's lessons and challenges. However, this evaluation of teaching and learning experiences is vital to their professional development. This free course, Chartered teachers in Scotland, is an extract from the OU's Chartered Teacher Programme for Scotland and will help teachers to evaluate their practice and development opportunities.Author(s): Creator not set

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6.189 A Gentle Introduction to Programming Using Python (MIT)
This course will provide a gentle introduction to programming using Python™ for highly motivated students with little or no prior experience in programming computers. The course will focus on planning and organizing programs, as well as the grammar of the Python programming language. Lectures will be interactive featuring in-class exercises with lots of support from the course staff. This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MI
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2.1 Background to the idea of international rights

The UN Charter and the Declaration form part of a post-Second World War international settlement which established, on the one side, the formal legitimating ideology of the international system, national self-determination and sovereign equality and, on the other, the ideology of universal human rights. The appeal of this set of claims was the hope that different peoples could live together in peace and security. It was an attempt to accommodate difference (through the idea of national self-d
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Intervención psicológica en la infancia y la adolescencia (2015)
La asignatura Intervención psicológica en infancia y adolescencia forma parte del módulo específico Intervención en Psicología de la salud. Está relacionada con Intervención psicológica en adultos y con el módulo Evaluación y diagnóstico en Psicología de la salud.
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4 Gaynor and Liz comment on Anne's situation

Activity 4

In this final clip, you will Gayor and Liz talk about their views on Anne's situation. Listen to their comments and add any additional points to the notes you began in the previous section.

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Introducción

In this session you are going to find some famous public places by following simple instructions.

Key learning points

  • Prepositional phrases

  • Prepositions of place

  • Reviewing the verb estar to indicate location


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Ben Miller | Cinema B.C. || Radcliffe Institute
The independent writer Ben Miller, a 2014–2015 Radcliffe Institute fellow, takes us to the drive-in with a reading from his essay “Cinema B.C.”
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Introduction to Global Markets
This course is an introductory course that examines country's business markets, especially in FTA relations with Korea. The course introduces the basic country profile in perspective of international trade and business. After taking the course, students will have the ability to develop global business while improving communication skills in foreign markets
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Greater London Authority (2002) ‘Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square Gardens (Amendment No: 1) Byelaws 2002’, [online] The Stationery Office, London, (Accessed 24 July 2007).
Muylle, K.J. (2003) ‘Improving the effectiveness of parliamentary legislative procedu
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20.309 Biological Engineering II: Instrumentation and Measurement (MIT)
This course covers sensing and measurement for quantitative molecular/cell/tissue analysis, in terms of genetic, biochemical, and biophysical properties. Methods include light and fluorescence microscopies; electro-mechanical probes such as atomic force microscopy, laser and magnetic traps, and MEMS devices; and the application of statistics, probability and noise analysis to experimental data. Enrollment preference is given to juniors and seniors.
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Les grandes questions de l'environnement - Antoine Moreau (video)

Une conférence de l'UTLS au Lycée

Les grandes questions de l'environnement par Antoine Moreau (physicien)

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