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Drag on Moving Bodies and the Renormalization Group
The lecturer is Professor Nigel Goldenfeld from UIUC. You can find the lecture notes on the BSS2011 website under the link of "Lecture Notes": http://boulder.research.yale.edu/Boulder-2011/index.html
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Kuwait Programme seminar: The Gulf and the Knowledge Economy [Audio]
Speaker(s): Will Hutton, Dr Christopher Davidson | Will Hutton, executive vice chair of the Work Foundation, former editor in chief of The Observer. Dr Christopher Davidson, senior lecturer at the Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Durham University.
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Migrants and Intellectual life [Audio]
Speaker(s): Sir Harry Kroto, Philippe Sands QC, Mike Phillips, Gita Sahgal, Barbara Roche | Migrants are often presented as a burden, but no one can deny the impact they have had on Britain's intellectual life. One quarter of Britain's Nobel Prize winners in science were born abroad. Our religious, philosophical and ideological heritage has often been inspired by migrants, from royal patrons (Prince Rupert, Prince Albert) to refugees (Ralf Dahrendorf, Isaiah Berlin). It is rarely noticed on the
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Praxeology: The Method of Economics
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3.7 Being ethical

As outlined in Table 3, ethics within systemic practice are perceived as operating on multiple levels. Like the systems concept of hierarchy, what we perceive to be good at one level might be bad at another. Because an epistemological position must be chosen, rather than taken as a given, the choice involves taking responsibility. The choices made have ethical implications. Within systematic practice ethics and values are
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3.4 Experience – making distinctions based on a tradition and constructing a history

Experience, and learning from experience, will be a major theme throughout this unit. The model of experiential learning developed by David Kolb is increasingly well known and used as a conceptual basis for the design of all sorts of processes from curricula to consultancies (Figure 32). In itself, the model is powerful but it does not address what is meant by experience or learning. In what follows, I want to provide a br
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3.2 Being aware of the constraints and possibilities of the observer

It is often claimed that the essence of a systems approach is that of seeing the world in a special way. This immediately prompts the question of what is meant by the phrase ‘seeing the world’. Because we live so intimately with the world of objects, categories and people and phenomena, we tend to think our own way of seeing the world is the only way, or even of thinking, ‘Well that is my view because the world is like that’. Actually, your view is special in several separat
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10 Part 2: 6 Review

In Part 2 of this unit, you have undertaken a major piece of work. In encountering the case study you were engaging with a set of events, issues, actors, stakeholders and intentions that was, by any standards, complex. In addition, you brought your own complexity to it, your own stakeholdings and understandings, your own reactions and feelings.

You used systems diagrams to structure the complexity you encountered in the case study. That then structured and clarified the situation in way
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9.6 Sign graphs

Next, in the exercising of your diagramming skills, I want to look at sign graphs. Unlike the three diagram types you have already drawn, a sign graph is not usually used to structure the understanding of complexity. This means it is likely to be relatively less useful in the task of searching for system within the complex situation described in the case study. Sign graphs can, however, be useful once some elements of system have been identified. They can support the exploration of
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9.2 Systems maps: searching for system

A simple definition of a system is an assembly of components interconnected as if they had a purpose. I am going to use the idea of purpose to look at the situation as I understand it.

Presented with the complexity of this situation it may be hard to know where to start. I have often found it helpful to start with the notion that somewhere in all this complexity there is, or was, some purpose. It is quite common in situations like this to find the mess has arisen because somewher
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Saving the euro
Markets may have rallied, but the latest deal still doesn't get Europe out of the woods, say our correspondents
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Engineer a Sneaker
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Plagiarism: How to Avoid It
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How I Started Wikipedia (Part 2)
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Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education
China's educational system is the subject of this 20 minute video with the emphasis on Shanghai. The video in both Chinese and English is about the leadership's commitment to raising education standards. It explains the three ways the community has chosen to help raise education standards. An interesting approach that might prove of use, especially the pairing of schools.
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