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Scottish Learning Network

The Scottish Learning Network at www.globalweb.co.uk/sln.html is a gateway to information, guidance, assessment and on-line education and training opportunities in Scotland.


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2.2 Civil and criminal law

One of the most common classifications and one that is used by many legal systems, is the distinction between civil and criminal law. As civil and criminal law have different purposes, different systems for dealing with them have developed.

Criminal law is about creating laws for the protection of society as a whole and providing punishment for those who break those laws. Criminal law sets out types of behaviour that are forbidden within society and if the behaviour occurs, then punishm
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the Enlightenment ideas that underpinned Robert Owen's social reform agenda

  • understand how Owen's background and experience at New Lanark fed through into his thinking in the essays in A New View of Society

  • understand the main proposals in the essays

  • understand New Lanark's role as a model for social reform during this period.


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Can simulations in VE support architects in solving complex design problems?
Building design is facing development of industrialization of the production on the one hand and more complex 'One of a Kind' products on the other. This will be for rebuilding of a large stock of existing buildings and what can be left to new production. In both cases the results of the design process have to be solid to guarantee a successful product. In both cases an integrated and careful design process is absolutely crucial. The demands on the built environment make the systems of buildings
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Survivor- In The Middle School Classroom- Part 3
Video Slideshow- Strategies for moving from surviving a defective classroom to thriving in an effective classroom. What are your discipline issues? A program of discipline must teach self-discipline, students must know the standards, and the adjustment of behavior must fit the occasion and environment. (7:19)
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2.000 How and Why Machines Work (MIT)
Subject studies how and why machines work, how they are conceived, how they are developed (drawn), and how they are utilized. Students learn from the hands-on experiences of taking things apart mentally and physically, drawing (sketching, 3D CAD) what they envision and observe, taking occasional field trips, and completing an individual term project (concept, creation, and presentation). Emphasis on understanding the physics and history of machines.
Author(s): Smith Jr., Joseph,Culpepper, Martin

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About Inside Outlook with Gavin P. Sullivan
UWTV presents a new current affairs show, Inside Outlook, featuring in-depth discussion about the important issues facing the Pacific Northwest region. In each episode, host Gavin P. Sullivan moderates a panel of community leaders, educators and activists. In this interview, Inside Outlook host, Gavin P. Sullivan, speaks to why he believes that civil discourse is important when discussing controversial issues, the unique culture of the Pacific Northwest and what he hopes to achieve with the sho
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Department of Health (1989)An Introduction to the Children Act 1989, HMSO, London.
Welsh, I. (1993)Trainspotting, Minerva, London.

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226 GG How to Write Better Transitions
A grammar expert offers tips about how to use transition words and choose better transition words for your sentences. Go beyond transition words like "first" and "next." The Grammar Girl print book is now available on Amazon.com! http://tinyurl.com/2pkej7
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1.2 Defining the scene

Let us first consider what kind of ‘scene’ the home help was proposing that she and Reg should play out together.

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When the home help asked, ‘What do you want me t
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4.1 A measure of success

If what I have highlighted so far were the whole story, the only adaptive features shown would be those that equipped the rodent for times of famine, which is patently not the case. It is obviously a very important factor in the production of new species because the most productive of rodents (rats and mice) account for about 1300 of the 2000 or so rodent species, following the figures given in the TV programme. In LoM you have seen many interesting characteristics to which adaptive functions
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HST.071 Human Reproductive Biology (MIT)
This course is designed to give the student a clear understanding of the pathophysiology of the menstrual cycle, fertilization, implantation, ovum growth development, differentiation and associated abnormalities. Disorders of fetal development including the principles of teratology and the mechanism of normal and abnormal parturition will be covered as well as the pathophysiology of the breast and disorders of lactation. Fetal asphyxia and its consequences will be reviewed with emphasis on the t
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Marc Chagall's I and the Village, 1911
Discussion by Cheryl Stoever & Professor Jason Rosenfeld Download here.
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2.2 Direct proportion

In a recipe the quantity of each ingredient needed depends upon the number of portions. As the number of portions increases, the quantity required increases. The quantity per portion is the same. This is called direct proportion. The quantity is said to be directly proportional to the number of portions. If 2 potatoes are required for one portion, 4 will be required for two portions etc. A useful method for direct proportion problems is to find the quantity for one and multiply by the
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1.1 The concept of 'social capital'

Fukuyama (1995) examines the importance of civil society defined through institutions including businesses, churches, universities, and schools and uses the concept of ‘social capital’ to describe how people work together for common purposes in organisations. Fukuyama argues that shared values lead to trust, which is crucial for society and the economy to function. He quotes from the distinguished economist Kenneth Arrow with approval:

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EPOCH Psychology history timeline
This free course, EPoCH Psychology history timeline, uses an interactive resource (EPoCH) to gain a better sense of how the historical and social context influences psychological inquiry. You will examine the different methods used by psychologists to investigate human behaviour and learn to identify the different perspectives that exist in psychology.
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PE.720 Weight Training (MIT)
This 12 session course is designed for the beginning or novice weight lifter, or for those who have experience lifting but lack proper instruction. We will provide an understanding of the biomechanics involved, muscles used for a given exercise, and program development.
Author(s): Taylor, Halston

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Weekly Expression #9: Até que enfim
Finally! Or should I say "Até que enfim"? I'll be saying that when we launch our beginners series later this week. In a nutshell: learn about the expression "até que enfim" for now. ;) The post...

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