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4.1 Introduction
This unit considers two ideas: that health is an ever-present factor in our lives, and that health is something difficult to define. But how can we say that health is everywhere if it is so mysterious? How do we recognise health if it so difficult to define? There are no easy answers to these questions! In this unit we explore this paradox, not just because it is a fascinating dilemma but because understanding health in all its multifaceted complexity is a prerequisite to working for health in i
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The content acknowledged below is Proprietary (see terms and conditions) and is used under licence.

This extract is taken from D218: Social policy: welfare, power and diversity, produced by the BBC on behalf of the Open University.

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Truth, Evolution and Experiment: A Reconciliation Between Pragmatic Liberalism and Epistemic Democra
Felix Gerlsbeck, DPhil student at Columbia, delivers a talk for the Inaugural Oxford Graduate Conference in Political Theory. The conference theme was Political Theory and the Liberal Tradition.
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2.3 Objective conditions and subjective definitions

Activity 4

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Reread the story about the three baseball umpires, which you'll find on page 11 of ‘What do we mean by “Constructive social work”?’


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Algebra Applicatons: Variables and Equations Using TI-Nspire Graphing Calculator
In this episode of  two real-world explorations are developed. Simulations of a river are used to bring real-world, relevant applications of algebra to students.  The episode also integrates technology through the use of the Texas Instruments--the TI-Nspire graphing calculator. All keystrokes on the calculator are clearly shown. Dynamic river footage and animations bring the variables and equations in algebra math concepts  to life.


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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate an awareness of current understanding of the structure and function of the brain

  • understand and critically analyse the linked concepts of brain-based learning and brain-based education

  • understand the role of play in brain development

  • recognise practical strategies for developing the curriculum to facilitate children's learning through play and other rich learning experienc
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1.5 Models of health care delivery

In the quest to understand health and illness behaviour, social and medical researchers have developed various models to explain the different forms of health care delivery. These models emerged because, in the mid-20th century, social researchers began to question not only the position of professions in western countries but also the relationship between professionals and users. Early explorations of the patient's role in health care suggested that it was fairly prescribed (Parsons, 1951), a
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L'Esthétique et l'art du point de vue d'une anthropologie complexe (2/3) (audio)


Cycle de conférences Edgar Morin : Globalité et complexité (2/3)


Organisé par le Collège d'études mondiales et la Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian.


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Fareed Zakaria: 'Extraordinary Opportunity' Awaits Duke University Graduates
A leading analyst of global politics, CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria told Duke University's newest graduates Sunday, May 13, they are entering an "astonishingly peaceful" era whose "extraordinary opportunity" should not be obscured by temporary concerns about the economy and other world problems.
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3.5 Meaning and language-based methods

In recent years many psychologists have become interested in language as an important human ‘product’ (the symbolic data described in Section 2.3 above). There are various ways in which psychologists analyse conversations, data from interviews and written texts. One of the most popular methods is content analysis
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Is Gibson Ready for Its Encore?
Iconic guitar maker Gibson is about to emerge from bankruptcy -- can it recapture the magic that turned it into a music icon?
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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • explore the relationship between sport and the media and understand that this is a social relationship

  • understand how sport is part of wider cultural relations and, especially of popular culture

  • look at how the media create sporting heroes through the stories they tell.


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Working with dilemmas
Dilemmas are part of the fabric of organisational and individual life; these are often presented as the choice between two (or more) equally compelling propositions. In this free course, Working with dilemmas, you will focus on how to address dilemmas effectively. In particular, you will explore the extent to which dilemmas are or should be treated as choices between two extremes, and how the response to and resolution of dilemmas can move beyond binary choices to the reconciliation of opposites
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Introduction

There are many compelling reasons for introducing a global dimension in science education. This unit, aimed at teachers in secondary schools explores why the global dimension in science education is so important and how you might incorporate it in your lessons.

This unit is from our archive and is an adapted extract from A global dimension to science education in schools (TL_SCIT5) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to e
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Crimea remains calm despite Russian troop presence
March 1 - All eyes rest on Ukraine's Crimea territory, where Russian troops remain on patrol in what has quickly escalated into an international crisis. Nathan Frandino reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and internat
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Christina Tosi & Chris Ying | Talks at Google
Christina Tosi, the James Beard Award winner for "Outstanding Pastry Chef" in 2015, comes to Google! Christina Tosi of NYC's Milk Bar, known for her creations like crack pie®, compost cookies® and b'day cake truffles, joins Chris Ying at Google to talk about her new cookbook, Milk Bar Life! Milk Bar Life highlights the hilariously never too old mentality and fun-loving culture of Milk Bar through sweet and savory recipes, as well as good ol'-fashioned storytelling. Chris Ying, editor-in-chef
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A Proposal for Climate Justice [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs | As climate change intensifies, the issues of climate justice loom ever larger. Who owes what to whom as we confront more climate disasters as well as the rising costs of mitigation and adaptation? Jeffrey Sachs will discuss various ethical approaches to these issues, and propose a practical framework for implementing global climate justice. Jeffrey D. Sachs (@JeffDSachs) is Professor of Economics at Columbia University, a leader in sustainable developme
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Professor Alison Walker inaugural lecture: Devices and desires
Organic devices are revolutionising lighting and solar cells, Professor Alison Walker will describe how this change will impact our lives. Light emission from organic materials is not very common in everyday life. However, some living creatures, such as fireflies and many sea creatures, emit light with amazingly high efficiencies.
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Using Genetic Algorithms for the Generation of New Designs Derived from Islamic Schools Plans
Historic buildings are fruitful sources of architectural concepts which can be used to generate new designs characterized by authenticity and originality. Design computing methods have used varied techniques of knowledge representation in deriving new designs from architectural precedents such as: case-based design and genetic algorithms. This research has adopted genetic algorithms, a simulation of biological evolution to generate new plans from old ones belonging to the Islamic historical scho
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