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6.3 During the school experience review

In the meeting the mentor will:

  • summarise the student teacher's achievement during the school experience against the assessment outcomes for the level;

  • summarise the student teacher's progress towards the standards for QTS;

  • discuss observations carried out by the tutor, mentor and school co-ordinator to show how they have reached an agreed view on the progress achieved;

  • consider with the student teach
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1 Language as knowledge, language as educational medium

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In a unit like this, in which we are concerned with the teaching and learning of a language, we have the difficult task of simultaneously maintaining two conceptions of ‘language’. The first is as the subject matter of teaching and learning: the nature of the language which is being taught, the ways in which this language is defined by the curriculum of schools, and the ways it is used in the world which learners in teac
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5.7 Summary

This section of the unit has made you aware that:

  • science is formed by a community of practice, creating knowledge and requiring a special language for its communication;

  • there is a difference between objective scientific methods and subjective ways of knowing;

  • political power influences scientific discoveries, and scientific knowledge is always socially embedded;

  • public understanding and perception of scien
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References

The Advertiser (2002) ‘Shark attack’, The Advertiser (South Australia), 1 May 2002, Adelaide, South Australia.
‘Alternative Medicine’ (1988) Transcript of an extract from After Dark Series 2, Channel 4/ITN Archive.
Alexander, S. and Beer, M. (1998) Stephanie Alexander & Maggie Beer's Tuscan Cookbook, Australia, Viking/Penguin Books.

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2 Why study languages?

This section aims to demonstrate the importance of learning languages and give you a taste of a variety of different languages.

Activity 7

You should allow 10 minutes

Before we begin, think abou
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2 Ciudades con historia

Figura 2 la ciudad de Córdoba

En este tema vamos a hablar de historia. Repasaremos algunas fechas importantes de la historia de España y estudiaremos
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1. Join the 200,000 students currently studying with The Open University.


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2.2 Making suggestions

You heard Diana and Billy making a number of suggestions during their discussion. Here are some of the expressions they used with additional examples.

Why don't …?

Why don't we go through it now?

Why don't you call Reloc to check?

Let's ...

Let's give it a more interesting
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3.4 Actividad

Actividad 3.3

Look at the map of South America and complete the following description using al lado de, y and entre.

Mire el mapa y complete el texto.

  • Chile
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Übung 16

Formulieren Sie Sätze mithilfe der fett gedruckten Wörter und verwenden Sie jeweils „weil “, „damit“ oder „um … zu“.

  1. Bremer Junggesellen müssen an ihrem 30. Geburtstag die Domtreppen fegen,
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5.2 Technologies of help?

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4.14 Changing fatherhood identities

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2.2.12 Activity: living through change

Living through changes

  • 1908 – Royal Commission on the Care and Control of the Feeble-Minded

  • 1910 – James Lappin born

  • 1913 – Mental Deficiency Act (England and Scotland)

  • 1915 – Colin Sproul born


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1 Crossing boundaries: a case study

A number of situations put a strain on the idea that caring is just an extension of 'being ordinary'. These include times when people are giving intimate care. Since the normal rules do not apply in these circumstances, we have to develop a set of special rules to guide practice, thinking very carefully about the core question: 'How can boundaries be respected in situations where intimate care is being given?’'

This question will be explored through a fictional case study set in a res
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A good death?

How would you classify these four deaths? The following comments are from the course testers and authors.

Vic's death was lonely and probably difficult, in that his breathing was laboured as a result of his disease. Seeing his children after five years and being alert enough to recognise them are positive elements in what seemed to be a sad and difficult life.

Li’s death was good in many ways. Her family were with her and prepared, she was not distressed as far as it is possible
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1.2.5 Together Forever

At the opposite end of the spectrum stand Paul and Gemma Massey, the British co-ordinators of Together Forever, an affiliation of the Flame Foundation, a group of self-proclaimed physically immortal people in Arizona. The Foundation began some 30 years ago after an Evangelical minister, Charles Paul Brown, claimed to have had a ‘cellular awakening’ in which Christ told him that physical immortality was the true Christian message.

The group claims to have about 2,000 members world-wi
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