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Introduction

The aim of this learning guide is to help you develop a critical understanding of the values, skills and methods associated with children’s participation. You will be encouraged to reflect upon and creatively apply the experiences of children and practitioners to new participatory contexts.

There are six activities in this unit:

  • Activity 1: Introductory reading on children’s participation (allow 6 hours)
  • Activity 2: Share
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Ulrich Froriep, PhD: Fiber-based probes for long term interrogation of neural circuits
Despite the ongoing development of animal models and optogenetic tools, genetic and electrophysiological features leading to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) remain unclear. Combined behavioral and electrophysiological investigation holds great promise in isolating activity patterns responsible for ASD, but is currently limited by the lack of technology for stable long term recording at high signal-to-noise ratio. The latter is likely caused by a mismatch in elastic moduli of neural probes in comp
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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the February 17th 2018 edition

How can the world prevent Africa’s worst war from reigniting? Also, the inbuilt prejudice of the algorithms that can dictate whether you get a credit card or a place at university. And why the myth of “Frankenstein” is still electrifying after 200 years. Sarah Maslin hosts


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1.6 Summary

You may find it useful to go over the main points of the first section again.

  1. We in the West generally recognise two different concepts of musical creation, namely composition and improvisation. Composition is widely characterised as a relatively lengthy process involving the use of notation; improvisation involves the spontaneous generation of music without notation. The distinction can be useful when applied to our own art music tradition.


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Materiales extremos, reciclaje y arquitectura digital (Extreme material, recycling and digital archi
The research is centered on the study and analysis through the disciplines of design and communication of how surfacing artificial nature is currently produce and how it is affecting the environment and the contemporary society.
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Social Enterprise Education for Health Care Professionals
This case study outlines a project to embed social enterprise activities in the Faculty of Health inter-professional learning curriculum
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2.2 Standardised products

While Theodore Levitt's (1983) classic article about the globalisation of markets accepted that there are fundamental disparities across different local contexts that have to be accommodated (for example, Japan's auto exporters had to adjust to the fact that the USA and continental Europe, unlike Japan, drive on the right), he argued that there was an underlying uniformity in human tastes. Levitt's vision of the globalisation of markets was that it created opportunities for firms to offer glo
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Break into Code - Become a Technology Creator

You all know how much I like the idea of kid coders, that we can teach the next generations that they are not slaves to their PC's, that they can have control, via code.

With this event, they not only learn, share but can win cash too!

Become a Technology Creator

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All About #3 - All About Spanish Grammar
Get the complete 25-Lesson Series at SpanishPod101.com!
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2.6.1 Connectors

Many techniques have been used to design connectors that align the fibre ends accurately with high reliability and a long lifetime. The development of such components, at a low enough price, has been an important part of the overall development which has made fibre a feasible proposition for commercial transmission systems.

With fibre attenuation down to 0.2 dB km−1 (for single-mode fibre), the losses resulting from connectors and splices can be very significant over a whol
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The vocal image in Cinema: Vertigo and the Conversation (audio)

Session 2 : Signaux et bruits / Signals and Noises

Président / Chair: Françoise Meltzer (University of Chicago)


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Point of View
This professionally-made video from Brain Pop uses simple terms and cartoon animation to help explain an author's point of view?  Key vocabulary words include: first person, second person, third person limited,  and third person omniscient.  Written examples are also provided within the video.  Run time 04:15.
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Cynergies: Technologies that Hybridize Physical and Cyberspaces
This paper presents ways in which cybrids depend for their technology upon three existing models of architectural hybrid: display space, environmental computing, and augmented/mixed reality. Cybrids bring these techniques together into a synergistic whole that depends as much on the observer for its consistency as it does on its comprising technologies. This synergy is a product of corroborative behavior between different modes, which provide cybrid users with a coherent social/spatial experienc
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Kevin Doyle: Irish Step Dance
Performance by Irish step dancer Kevin Doyle. Speaker Biography: Irish step dancer Kevin Doyle of Barrington, R.I., first learned Irish step dancing as a child from his mother, who learned the steps from her mother in Ireland's County Roscommon. From the age of ten, Doyle competed successfully in many East Coast feis (competitions), earning U.S. Irish Dance Champion honors. He teaches and performs with Rhode Island Celtic music performers Pendragon, folk performers Atwater-Donnelly and interna
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A Procedural Model for Integrating Physical and Cyberspaces in Architecture
This dissertation articulates opportunities offered by architectural computation, in particular the digital simulation of space known as virtual reality (VR) and its networked, social variant cyberspace. Research suggests that environments that hybridize technologies call for a conception of space as information, i.e. space is both a product of and tool for cognition. The thesis proposes a model whereby architecture can employ this concept of space in creating hybrids that integrate physical a
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The Pros and Cons of Networking
The growth of social media has put the spotlight on the value of networking. Is it worth the time it takes? How do you go about it? Are there drawbacks? Consider some perspectives from Cranfield faculty and put your views forward.
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5.3 Monitoring your progress

Of all the components in the learning how to learn process, this is probably the most difficult. As you study, you need to make a conscious effort to monitor your progress while working on the course, always with the main task in view. This is where a flexible plan devised in the preparation phase can be revised, particularly if you meet a difficult patch. Knowing when help is needed and where to go for it is important, especially if you discover that your learning skills need improving. Sour
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1.6 Vitamin B

Vitamin B, often called the vitamin B complex, consists of a whole range of different compounds, some of which have similar functions and work together. However, unlike the families of compounds forming vitamins E and K, the B vitamins are sufficiently different from one another to be given individual names or numbers, and to be listed separately on many food labels. Except for vitamin B12, the body can only store limited amounts of B vitamins and because they are all water-soluble
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Architectural References to Virtual Environments Design
Based on a comparison between the perception of digital and real construction, the development of virtual systems and the review of additional sources, this paper states some differences between the design of virtual environments and architectural spaces. Virtual-reality technologies provide advanced capabilities to simulate real situations, and also to create digital worlds not referred to physical places, such as imaginary landscapes or environments devoted to electronic activities, like enter
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