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Going into the unknown in science and art (audio)

Scientists must grope into the undefined place beyond the known. So must improvisation theater actorswalking onto the stage with no idea what will happen next. Improvisation theater developed practices thathelp groups of actors create a new scene on the spot, by focusing on mutual support: saying yes to eachothers ideas ...
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The week ahead: December 14th 2012


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2.1 Overview

The Scottish education system is distinctive and has a long independent history. The courses within this section cover the national curriculum framework in Scotland and give examples of learning in some Scottish schools.

In teachers' professional development, The Open University works with The General Teaching Council for Scotland (the independent regulatory body for the teaching profession in Scotland) to develop courses and qualifications specifically tailored to Scotland's needs, e.g
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand some of the key ways in which globalisation is shaping the world today

  • give examples of how ideas of 'proximity' and 'distance' can be used to understand an increasingly demanding world

  • illustrate the importance of recognising the liveliness of the natural world.


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1.4.4 Case study 1: Vic Harris – a hospital death

Vic was a 68-year-old man with a long history of chronic (pulmonary) obstructive airways disease and was therefore a regular in-patient at the medical ward of the local hospital where he received treatment. Vic had been on Crawford Ward for two weeks and was feeling very concerned that he was not making any progress. Previously he had experienced quite a marked improvement after a few days’ treatment but this time, instead of improving, his breathlessness and lethargy were getting worse and
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5.7 Relating individual rights to state sovereignty

The fourth set of problems is really a specific example of the third set and relates to the ways in which individual rights relate to state sovereignty. The Millennium Conference of the UN in 2000 endorsed the need for people-centred changes to the institution and renounced its previous ‘state-centred’ structure. The human-centred logic of rights regards human rights as a value which places legitimate constraints upon the politics of national self-interest and interstate competition. Chan
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Radio Lingua Network News: 26 September 2008
Happy European Day of Languages to all our listeners! By way of joining in this international celebration of languages and language-learning we're delighted to introduce eight new podcasts today. We're adding Catalan, Danish, French, Japanese, Mandarin and Romanian to our One Minute Languages series; we're introducing our first podcast for English learners - Write Back Soon will help learners master Phrasal Verbs; and we're finally announcing the long-awaited sequel to Coffee Break Spanish: it's
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5.1 EU law

The main sources of EU law are:

  • EU primary legislation, represented by the treaties

  • EU secondary legislation, in the form of regulations, directives, decisions, recommendations and opinions

  • rulings on cases brought before the European Court of Justice.

EU law is created by the legislative powers with which the EU member states have invested the EU institutions. The law created by EU institutions is al
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3.1 Lifestyle choices

Health is generally considered to be the absence of disease. However, the absence of any symptoms of disease may cause us to mistakenly believe we are healthy. We can't see inside our arteries to know how blocked up they are with fatty deposits without specialised equipment, but that doesn't mean it isn't gradually happening.

You may consider that your heart is healthy. What are your chances, as a member of the general population, of developing cardiovascular diseases now, next year or
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6.6 Summary of Part E

In Part E you have had the opportunity to appreciate the relationship between the EU law and the domestic law of the EU member states. The principles guiding this relationship do not form part of the founding treaties of the EU but have been distilled by the ECJ from the aims of the Community as set out in those founding treaties. You have been introduced to:

  • the principle of supremacy: in cases of conflict EU law prevails over the domestic law
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IDS350 Gardens of California #10 Spring 2015
An examination of the relationship between environment and the flora that surrounds us with Jerry Turney www.YouTube.com/csuDHTV [Please Subscribe]
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Sentence Diagramming: Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex Sentences
This video features compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences being diagrammed on a black board by students with the teacher providing feedback and guidance. (32:56)
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Keeping Up With the Jones
Based on the newspaper comic strip by "Pop" Mormand, featuring a husband oppressed by his wife's obsession with high society and consumer fashion. This video is an example of animation in 1915. (03:34)
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Duchess of Malfi: Deconstructing the play
Does the Duchess of Malfi have any resonance with modern-day audiences? Are it’s themes of politics and revenge still relevant today? Since it was originally published in the seventeenth century the play has been interpreted in a variety of ways, each different director examining the story and realising a unique translation of the work. In 2010 the Greenwich Theatre performed The Duchess of Malfi and in this collection we follow the cast and crew as they analyse the language used by John Webs
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11.1 he four pleasures

In consumerist societies, buying, using and displaying products has come to represent a certain type of pleasure. This pleasure principle has to be acknowledged in new product development and design. The designer Kenneth Grange has said that a guiding design principle for him is that a product should be ‘a pleasure to use’.

The pleasures of using a product are derived from the perceived benefits it offers to the user. Can we be more explicit in planning product benefits that are ple
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Winter Lecture Series - 2009: Y-Worry? Generation Y's attitudes towards debt and money
Dr Lisa McNeil of Marketing investigates Generation Y. Generation Y is said to be the ‘want it now’ generation. A new study of consumption culture takes a closer look at the spending priorities of these young consumers and reveals that the very act of consumption is now integral to most of their social interactions, and fuelled by easy access to debt. But what implication does this have for society as Gen Ys grow older?
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David Gornoski on Anthropology and Liberty
By: David Gornoski, Jeff Deist
Mises Weekends with Jeff Deist

David Gornoski is a Christian libertarian writer, frequently featured at The American Conservative a
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Beginner Lesson 38: Listen to me with your eyes
Learn Spanish with Spanishpod101.com! How well read are you in Spanish literature? Well, if you’re not, then pay attention to this lesson. Join Alan and Lisy as they discuss perhaps one of the most celebrated poets of the Americas, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Just who is she? Well, click that button and find [...]
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