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The Social Impact of the Arts
How have writers attempted to articulate the impact of the Arts in society? Oliver Bennett and Eleanora Belfiore discuss what an understanding of this history of ideas brings to contemporary debates on Arts policy and the value of the Arts.
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2.2 Play experiences within your setting

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Aim: to begin to clarify what play experiences children have in your setting during the course of a session.

As an experienc
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2.3 Co-analysis of practice

Carrying out observations of the student teacher is an important part of mentor activity and one of the major ways that mentors gather evidence to improve practice. Observations are most useful when they are followed by an opportunity for the mentor and student teacher to debrief the session, consider the implications of what happened and set targets for further development. This process of observation and debriefing is called co-analysis of practice.

Observations provide evidence for f
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2.1 How the programme progresses

The programme takes the form of a visit to Glasgow. We talked to people and asked about their image(s) of Glasgow and whether these had changed – what was the ‘old’ image; what is the ‘new’; how has it changed; what will it be like in another ten years?

The five main participants have different experiences of Glasgow and these are represented in the images which they hold and aspects of the city's character which they highlight. The themes and ideas behind the programme are al
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2.7 Fluorine (F)

Fluoride ions (F) are rare in foods, though some are found in tea and in seafood. However, fluoride does occur naturally in some water supplies, derived from the rocks through which the water flows. Its only role in the body appears to be to help to protect teeth from decay.

The stages of tooth decay are as follows:

  • bacteria live in saliva on teeth (form plaque)

  • produce lactic acid → dissolves calcium salts in tooth
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1.4 Usability and accessibility

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In general terms, and business terms, it is good practice to make a produc
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7.2.1 E-shop

This is the most ubiquitous form of commerce on the World Wide Web. It involves a company presenting a catalogue of its wares to internet users and providing facilities whereby such customers can purchase these products. Almost invariably such a site will contain facilities for ordering and paying for products by means of credit cards. The sophistication of sites described by this business model range from just the simple presentation of a static catalogue to the presentation of an interactiv
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Suni Thoughts Collected from Space
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 33 Commander Suni Williams of NASA is interviewed by collectspace.com on October 19, 2012. (10:55)
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6 A look to the future

So what will computers do for you next? Perhaps they will be the key to solving transport problems. Driverless cars, controlled by computers, are under development. If these ever come to fruition perhaps they could help to reduce the number of road traffic accidents by automatically reducing their speed when they come too close to another car. Or perhaps journeys could be made faster and less frustrating because cars will use communicating computers to analyse traffic density and move along t
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2.6.2 Hansa's essay

Hansa's essay would get a higher grade than Philip's. But, like his, it has both strong and weak points.

Strengths

  • subtle understanding of Ellis's argument

  • excellent focus on the question in the title

  • generally sound structure

  • some very fluent writing in places

  • plenty of attack in the opening – pacey first paragraph

  • good sense of how to draw a conclusion

  • <
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1.6.6 Professional bodies and societies

Consider joining a learned society or professional organisation. They can be very useful for conference bulletins as well as in-house publications, often included in the subscription. Don't forget to ask about student rates. Try looking for the websites of learned societies associated with your subject area (e.g. The Royal Society, the Author(s): The Open University

ISS Crew Talks With Texas School for the Deaf
The Expedition 24 crew members talk with students from the Texas School for the Deaf.
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Base Stealing 101
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3.4 Biological approaches

Certain kinds of psychological disturbances may be seen as ‘malfunctions’ of the brain. If a psychological problem has an obvious biological explanation, then it may be possible to direct therapeutic approaches at this level. However, as we have seen, it is difficult to identify precise biological causes for complex psychological phenomena. Even if this were possible, it would not always be practicable to use treatments to change the underlying biological factors. Genetic ‘explanations
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Naturalistic observation of small group work in key stage 1 classrooms
The physical environment of the classroom is one of many diverse social contexts encountered by a child; recognisable in many shapes and forms across the world, its core features have remained essentially unchanged throughout centuries of concomitant social change. Whilst such durability stands as a powerful testament to the success of the classroom as a mode of social organisation and learning (Kushner, Simon et al. 2001), it is also indicative of how decades of curriculum research, innovation
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9.1 Frequency range

The lowest frequency humans can hear is approximately 20 Hz. The upper limit for humans is nominally 20 000 Hz (20 kHz), but this limit tends to decline with age, and for most of us it is well below this figure.

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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 ‘learning to perform
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3.1 Introduction

We have the obligation to think about the future, precisely because of the type of work we do … Venturing the future is not a risk – it's a necessity of the dignity of humankind.

(The Disciplined Mind: Beyond Facts And Standardized Tests, The K-12 Education That Every Child Deserves, Howard Gardner, 2000)

This first case study shows the way in which ICT is used within a classroom community:
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One Minute Romanian - flyer
From the makers of the award-winning online language course Coffee Break Spanish comes a new range of titles aimed at busy people who want to acquire the absolute basics of a language. One Minute Languages from the Radio Lingua Network will introduce learners to a new language from scratch. The course is made up of ten lessons and covers topics including basic greetings, introducing yourself, and dealing with language problems. You’ll also learn numbers and other useful words and phrases whi
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