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3 Audio activity

The three clips included in this section are taken from interviews with parents who contributed to the development of the Bedfordshire branch of Mencap.

As you listen to the clips, make notes on why change was needed, and on what pressures for change the speakers mention.

Clip 1
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21L.450 Literature and Ethical Values (MIT)
The aim of this subject is to acquaint the student with some important works of systematic ethical philosophy and to bring to bear the viewpoint of those works on the study of classic works of literature. This subject will trace the history of ethical speculation in systematic philosophy by identifying four major positions: two from the ancient world and the two most important traditions of ethical philosophy since the renaissance. The two ancient positions will be represented by Plato and Arist
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Virtual Maths - 2D Shapes, rectangle
Interactive simulation demonstrating calculation of area of a rectangle
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Shape grammars for analyzing social housing: The case of Jardim S?o Francisco low-income housing dev
This paper presents an analysis of Jardim S?o Francisco, a lowincome housing development in S?o Paulo, Brazil, using shape grammar as an analytical method. It is part of an ongoing research that aims at analyzing the different types of sitting in low-income housing developments and their consequences for public spaces. The fi nal objective is to propose a design method that allows designing better quality urban spaces in this type of development.
Author(s): Andrade, Max ; Mendes, Leticia ; Godoi, Giovana ;

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Les Questions Socialement Vives (QSV) comme enjeux d'une société plus durable (Vidéo)

Dans cette vidéo, Jean Simonneaux présente ce que sont les Questions Socialement Vives (QSV), questions émergentes, complexes, associées à des controverses, à des incertitudes, à des risques. Il propose plusieurs pistes d'appréhension et d'action pour tenter de les gérer au mieux.


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Introduction

This course looks at the work of William Beveridge in reforming the field of social welfare after World War II. Particular attention is paid to the attitude towards women and immigrants to the United Kingdom.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 1 study in Health and Social Care.


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Telecommunication (05:05): Computer Networks (part 2)

We conclude out look at telecommunications and computer networks. We also give our list of additional resources to check out.  (08:35)

Links from Video:

-Cisco Networking Academy  https://www.netacad.com/  

-Monoprice  http://www.monoprice.com


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6.5 Appreciating some implications for practice

I think for most people, the National Health Service would be experienced as a complex situation. If so this would be a good example of perceived complexity. Remember though, if you engaged with it as if it were a difficulty you would not describe the situation as one of perceived complexity. I could not call it a complex system unless I had tried to make sense of it using systems thinking and found, or formulated, a system of interest within it. This means I would have to have a stake in the
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Abraham Lincoln - African-American Soldiers
While fighting to end slavery and win the Civil War over the confederacy, Abraham Lincoln turned to African-American soldiers to help restore the Union. (01:29)

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1.4 Eavesdropping on the unattended message

It was not long before researchers devised more complex ways of testing Broadbent's theory of attention, and it soon became clear that it could not be entirely correct. Even in the absence of formal experiments, common experiences might lead one to question the theory. An oft-cited example is the cocktail party effect. Imagine you are attending a noisy party, but your auditory location system is working wonderfully, enabling you to focus upon one particular conversation. Suddenly, from
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1.2.2 Stages in reading numbers and diagrams

Having established roughly what we are looking at when we see a table of numbers or a diagram, how do we read it systematically? It may be best to think of this as a process with several stages.


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4.2 Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy as a concept has had an interesting career: it begins in France in the eighteenth century. By the nineteenth century, the German state constructed by its first Chancellor, Bismarck, was a model bureaucracy in both its armed forces and civil administration. Weber (1978) realised that the creation of the modern state of Germany had only been possible because of the development of a disciplined state bureaucracy and a bureaucratised standing army – innovations pioneered in Prussia
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General Mathematics
This course consists of web contents that will enable students to understand the elementary course on college mathematics using HTML and flash in a pleasant and easy fashion.
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6.2 Summary of Part E

In Part E you have studied:

  • the nature of pressure groups;

  • their composition;

  • how they operate;

  • examples of successful pressure groups;

  • the strengths and weaknesses of pressure groups.

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2.2 Chance and probability

'Probability is expectation founded upon partial knowledge. A perfect acquaintance with all the circumstances affecting the occurrence of an event would change expectation into certainty, and leave neither room nor demand for a theory of probabilities.'

(George Boole, 1815-1864)

In many branches of science it is not possible to predict with any certainty what the outcome of a particular
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Just Dance Kids 2 - Shake Your Groove Thing
Just Dance Kids 2 - Shake Your Groove Thing (2:30)
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Lesson 315 – Coffee Break Spanish
Coming up in this lesson: Episode 15 features the third installment of our ‘telenovela’, Verano Español. Find out the latest about the life of Laura and her mother as they spend the summer in Spain en la casa de tía Julia. How will Laura cope on her first day in her new job at the […]
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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the February 6th 2016 edition
This week: North Korea tests the world’s patience, HSBC has an identity crisis (again) and Algeria’s president remains absent
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4.6 Accretion power

Calculations based on the above accretion disc hypothesis show that if a mass m falls into the black hole, then the amount of energy it can radiate before it finally disappears is about 0.1 mc2, or about 10% of its rest energy. Other than matter-antimatter annihilation, this is the most efficient process for converting mass into energy ever conceived. A comparable figure for the nuclear fusion of hydrogen in stars is only 0.7% of the rest energy of the four hydrogen n
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Clarke - Cross Theme DP184066

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Cross Theme (1962) by Geoffrey Clarke. The Chapel of the Ascension, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester, Chichester, West Sussex. Cast aluminium sculpture which represents the crucifixion. Detail view from the south west. Photographed by Steven Baker 2015.
© Historic England


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