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Learning to perform: instrumentalists and instrumental teachers - starting out
Learning to Perform began in February 2004, and runs for four years. At its heart lies a 3-year longitudinal study (Strand 1) of aspiring performers (and composers) studying on a BMus course at the Royal College of Music in London (RCM); through tracking one group of students (Cohort 2004) from the June prior to their entry to their 4-year course, and a second group of students (Cohort 2002) from the beginning of their third year, we aim to build up an overall picture of ‚Äėlearning to perform‚
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The benefits to employers of raising workforce basic skills levels: a review of the literature
This paper summarises the literature on the benefits which employers derive from raising the basic skills levels of the workforce. Because the evidence on basic skills in the workplace is still quite sparse, the review also covers the benefits to individuals of improving basic skills and looks at the literature on the benefits of training for employers, and employees, more generally. The aims of the literature review were to review and synthesise the existing literature on the economic and wide
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Teaching-Learning Environments in Undergraduate Biology: Initial Perspectives and Findings.
The report is in four parts. Following this opening section, the second part of the report presents a review of the literature relating to undergraduate teaching and learning in the biosciences, while also introducing perspectives from the more general literature on learning and teaching in higher education which have particular significance for the work of the project. The third part of the report describes the telephone interviews which were undertaken with a small sample of biology teachers a
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Teenage Pregnancy in the United States 1950-1990 : Analysis Using Census Data and Contingency Table
This social science lab exercise uses Census data to examine teenage pregnancy in the United States over time and by socio-demographic variables. Students will learn how to access and interpre data as well as begin to think sociologically about teen pregnancy patterns and risk factors.
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Learning How to Learn: using the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set to support teachers as researchers
This conference paper describes how the extension of the Dublin Core Metadata set by domain-specific vocabulary capable of describing not only learning resources but also the classroom contexts in which they may be used, the strategies underpinning them and associated research evidence has provided the basis of sophisticated knoweldge management tools to support teacher professional development.,79,83,84
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2.13 Conclusion

All therapeutic relationships can harm as well as heal. In orthodox medicine, the bulk of the responsibility is placed on the doctor, because healing is attributed to specific effects brought about through the doctor's diagnostic and technical expertise. In CAM relationships, where users are expected to exercise self-responsibility, it may be inappropriate to focus solely on the shortcomings of the therapist (even though the law is unlikely to recognise mutual responsibilities when therapy go
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Adult learners drop to lowest level under Labour
Newspaper article citing evidence from the Learning as Work TLRP research project,1740,1737,1726,24
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Integrating conceptions of learning for advancing educational practices
Introduction: I have argued elsewhere (Desforges, 2000b) that the core function of educational research is to make a contribution to the educational enterprise. Education is society's commitment to enhancing the human condition through capitalising on human potential for learning. There are many factors involved in such a mission. Better education entails better resourcing, creativity, will, energy and resourcefulness. Researchers must make their contribution by adding to the base of knowledge a
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Chinoiserie wallpaper J050128

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MARBLE HILL HOUSE, Twickenham, Richmond, Middlesex. Hand-painted Chinoiserie wallpaper. Detail of bird and foliage.
© Historic England


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21.09.2012 ‚Äď Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainiere dein H√∂rverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Freitag ‚Äď als Text und als verst√§ndlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. *** Vor den Freitagsgebeten w√§chst die Sorge, dass es in der islamischen Welt erneut gewaltt√§tige Ausschreitungen und Proteste gegen das Schm√§hvideo aus den USA und die Ver√∂ffentlichung von Mohammed-Karikaturen geben k√∂nnte. In Tunesien verbot das Innenministerium s√§mtliche Demonstrationen. In Pakistan, wo tausende Demonstranten erwartet werden, ve
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16.20 Structural Mechanics (MIT)
Applies solid mechanics to analysis of high-technology structures. Structural design considerations. Review of three-dimensional elasticity theory; stress, strain, anisotropic materials, and heating effects. Two-dimensional plane stress and plane strain problems. Torsion theory for arbitrary sections. Bending of unsymmetrical section and mixed material beams. Bending, shear, and torsion of thin-wall shell beams. Buckling of columns and stability phenomena. Introduction to structural dynamics. Ex
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The role of cause and effect in education as a social science
This paper is intended as a stimulus to discussion on the nature of cause:effect models, and their role in educational research. It is clearly not intended to be definitive. Nor is it based on new evidence. It considers in turn models based on no causation at all, models based on causation alongside other explanatory processes, models based solely on causation, and variations of the latter. Among these are purportedly weaker forms of causation, including Granger causation, social determinants, a
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The Goose Girl (Part 2)
Part 2 of 2 concludes the classic tale from the Brothers Grimm called
The Goose Girl.  This story is read by American male Grant R. Barrett. We see and hear only the reader, sitting and reading aloud.  He invites the viewer to visit his website to hear more vintage stories and songs.  (7:32)

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How do we overcome the methodological schism (or can there be a 'compleat' researcher)?
This paper considers a variety of approaches to combining research findings drawn from what are traditionally deemed 'quantitative' and 'qualitative' methods. These include models for Bayesian syntheses, new political arithmetic, complex interventions, and design experiments, as well as the more usual literature review and 'new' realism. I argue here that none of these approaches pose insurmountable epistemological or technical problems. Rather, opposition to the use of such models stems from wa
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2.23 Hydrofoils and Propellers (MIT)
This course develops the theory and design of hydrofoil sections, including lifting and thickness problems for sub-cavitating sections, unsteady flow problems, and computer-aided design of low drag cavitation-free sections. It also covers lifting line and lifting surface theory with applications to hydrofoil craft, rudder, control surface, propeller and wind turbine rotor design. Other topics include computer-aided design of wake adapted propellers; steady and unsteady propeller thrust and torqu
Author(s): Sclavounos, Paul D.,Kimball, Richard

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MSU Holiday Arts and Craft Show
The 50th anniversary of the MSU Holiday Arts and Craft Show was a success thanks to the hard work of the University Activities Board. To read more, go to http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2013/holiday-arts-and-crafts-show-brings-holiday-cheer-to-east-lansing/
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2015 Lemelson-MIT "Drive it!" Graduate Winner
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18.034 Honors Differential Equations (MIT)
This course covers the same material as 18.03 with more emphasis on theory. Topics include first order equations, separation, initial value problems, systems, linear equations, independence of solutions, undetermined coefficients, and singular points and periodic orbits for planar systems.
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2.5 News and television

Early television

In the next part of the paper Taylor discusses the early days of television.


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Money talks: Tiger finance
Both the City of London and Wall Street fear the exodus of banks to eastern capitals, but just how dominant are Asia's financial centres?
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