The Good University Guide for IB Students UK Edition 2019

Author: Alexander Zouev,Roman Zouev

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993418754

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 110

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This new 2019 version of the popular IB university guidebook includes updated facts and figures, as well as some surprise new chapters. There are more than 35 university profiles (including Oxford, Cambridge, LSE and UCL amongst many others) with former IB students from over 20 different nationalities answering questions including: - How does your workload at university compare to that of the IB? - Do you feel you have an advantage over A-Level students? - Were the entry requirements fair? - Are there efforts made to accommodate international students? - Would you recommend your university to current IB students? Each university profile is complete with an in-depth student survey and all of the essential facts and figures. In addition, the introductory chapters cover the application process and give IB students essential tips and advice to securing a spot at the best UK universities across the UK. If you are an IB student considering university in the UK then this book is an absolute must-have. Alexander Zouev completed the IB Diploma programme in 2007 with a total of 43 points. He went on to study Economics and Management at the University of Oxford, where he also held the position of Overseas Representative at St Peter's College. Upon completing his MSc in Mathematical Finance, he started working as an FX trader and tutoring IB students. He is currently undertaking an MA in Philosophy at the New College of Hummanities. Roman Zouev completed the IB Diploma programme in 2003 with a total of 42 points. He studied Economics at the University of Oxford and completed an MSc in Accounting and Finance at the London School of Economics. He is a full-time FX day-trader and part-time IB tutor.

How to Write a Winning UCAS Personal Statement

Author: Ian Stannard,Godfrey Cooper

Publisher: Crimson Publishing

ISBN: 1909319902

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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The personal statement is a pivotal part of your UCAS application and the section that applicants agonise over the most. Admissions tutors will see hundreds of personal statements for one course alone, so how can you make yours stand out from the crowd? Uniquely written in direct collaboration with universities, this bestselling guide provides current and accurate insider information on what admissions tutors are really looking for. Helping you to make informed choices and positive applications, it is packed full of vital tips on: How to tailor the perfect personal statement for your chosen course, with a collection of subject-specific chapters The best way to showcase your skills Which classic mistakes you MUST avoid What an ideal personal statement looks like - and how to write one Fully updated to reflect the latest admissions procedures, this is a must-read for anyone wanting to write a winning UCAS personal statement and land a place on their dream course.

Language Teachers' Stories from their Professional Knowledge Landscapes

Author: Lesley Harbon,Robyn Moloney

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443873861

Category: Education

Page: 199

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Language Teachers’ Professional Knowledge Landscapes is a collection of fourteen narratives from teachers of different languages, at different school levels, in different contexts across Australia. This volume brings together not simply language teacher stories, but also more political stories of the problems associated with school programs and contexts. Highlighted through these stories are some of the major political issues in schools that impact language teachers’ work, and their students’ success in sustained language study. The book is conceptually framed by the work of Clandinin and Connelly (1996) and their notion of ‘levels’ of stories told by teachers about their classrooms: the secret, the sacred and the cover stories. The term ‘professional knowledge landscape’ is used to indicate how teachers can critically situate their work, and thereby understand it better. The collection includes the stories of two outstanding primary language educators, and a story of mixed success in a rural program in teaching the local Aboriginal language (Ngarrabul). There are stories of frustration with policy failures, particularly in supporting the learning of Asian languages. Many of the teacher narrators ask the confronting question: ‘What blocks language learning in Australia?’ They offer the strategies which they have developed, that they see making a difference. Other narratives offer autoethnographic tracking of careers, for example, as a teacher of Latin and Classics, Japanese, French, Spanish, Russian, and of teachers’ ongoing vigour and creativity in advocacy. A number of teachers examine their own identity story for the intercultural learning, which they then offer and extend in student learning. Consistently expressed, there is the need for teachers to take up individual responsibility, while still being strongly supported by their professional community: ‘It is us’ who make the difference, one teacher concludes. Supported by a strong Foreword by Canadian scholar F. Michael Connelly, this ground-breaking collection of narratives represents a form of social research in providing critical illustrations of the issues needing attention for national language education enhancement. It is the only extended inquiry into language teaching in the context of an active policy initiative environment, and the first volume to address the language education landscape through the voices of active language teachers.

Writing Assignments Across University Disciplines

Author: Roger Graves

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490784020

Category: Education

Page: 278

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Writing Assignments Across the University Curriculum as a whole asks and answers these questions: What kinds of documents do students write in a wide range of university degree programs in Canada? How do instructors structure those writing assignments? That is, who is the audience for the assignments? Do students get formative feedback as they develop their documents? Do the patterns we found in a small liberal arts college (Graves, Hyland, and Samuels 2010) occur in other kinds of universities? We took our cue from an article by Anson and Dannels (2009) who pointed us toward the idea that students experience a curriculum through their degree progress in an academic program. Consequently, we needed to map the writing assignments according to how different departments organized these degree programs. Results that were organized by curricular unit (departments, faculties or colleges, or programs/units) were more significant than general statistics because students would progress through these courses to a degree. Several chapters in the book describe how this kind of curricular mapping provided a spark for curricular reform in Engineering, Education, and an entire small university. The last two chapters report on the instructors perspective on their assignments: what they were intending to do, and why they both resisted and engaged in curricular discussions.

The Price of Paradise

Author: Iain Overton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1787470881

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

View: 4749

We live in the age of the suicide bomber. The suicide bomb itself takes more lives than any other type of explosive weapon. Moreover, in the last 5 years more people have been killed by suicide attacks than at any other time in history. How has this descent deep into the heart of terror escalated in such a way? What drives people to blow themselves up and what are the consequences? More importantly perhaps, what can be done to combat the rising spread of this form of violence? Investigative journalist Iain Overton addresses the fundamental drivers of modern day suicide attacks in this fascinating and important book, showing how the suicide bomber has played a pivotal role in the evolution of some of the most defining forces of the modern age - from Communism and the Cold War, to the modern day War on Terror. Interviewing Russian anarchists, Japanese kamikazes, Hezbollah militants, survivors of suicide bombings and countless other sources of valuable information, while travelling to places such as Iran, Irak and Pakistan, Overton skilfully combines historical narrative, travelogue, interviews and testimonies, and brings his research alive thanks to potent facts and visceral storytelling. The result is a powerful and unforgettable read, the first non-academic attempt to chart the rise and rise of this weapon.

Caring for People with Dementia

A Shared Approach

Author: Christine Brown Wilson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526415135

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 4334

Skills in caring for people with dementia are increasingly demanded of all health care practitioners as the numbers of diagnosed increase. This text presents the latest research into improving dementia care for both non-expert students and junior staff as well as more senior managers.

Concepts of Modern Catalysis and Kinetics

Author: I. Chorkendorff,J. W. Niemantsverdriet

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527691286

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 50

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In the past 12 years since its publication, Concepts of Modern Catalysis and Kinetics has become a standard textbook for graduate students at universities worldwide. Emphasizing fundamentals from thermodynamics, physical chemistry, spectroscopy, solid state chemistry and quantum chemistry, it introduces catalysis from a molecular perspective, and stresses how it is interwoven with the field of reaction kinetics. The authors go on to explain how the world of reacting molecules is connected to the real world of industry, by discussing the various scales (nano - micro - macro) that play a role in catalysis. Reflecting the modern-day focus on energy supplies, this third edition devotes attention to such processes as gas-to-liquids, coal-to-liquids, biomass conversion and hydrogen production. From reviews of the prior editions: 'Overall, this is a valuable book that I will use in teaching undergraduates and postgraduates.' (Angewandte Chemie - I. E.) '...this excellent book is highly recommended to students at technical universities, but also entrants in chemical industry. Furthermore, this informative handbook is also a must for all professionals in the community.' (AFS) 'I am impressed by the coverage of the book and it is a valuable addition to the catalysis literature and I highly recommend purchase' (Energy Sources)

Elite Education and Internationalisation

From the Early Years to Higher Education

Author: Claire Maxwell,Ulrike Deppe,Heinz-Hermann Krüger,Werner Helsper

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319599666

Category: Education

Page: 373

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This book offers both a theoretical and empirical examination of elite education, at all stages from the early years to university level. The book explores the various manifestations of internationalisation of education; the implications of these for national education systems; the formation and re-articulation of elite forms of education locally and globally; and how these facilitate the reproduction or disruption of processes of inequality. The collection critically considers these questions by drawing on contributions from around the world, and focuses on how internationalisation processes shape the various stages of the education system – from early years settings to higher education – in oftentimes quite different ways. At the same time, by engaging with the issues through a range of theoretical lenses, the book invites readers to consider in greater depth the various ways we can come to understand how processes of internationalisation are both embedding but also at times destabilising the formation and purpose of elite education provision and potentially the configuration of elite groups themselves. The book will be relevant to academics, researchers, students, policymakers and educators working in or on the field of ‘education’ across the world.

Geschichte der Universität in Europa

Author: Walter Rüegg,Asa Briggs

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406369537

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 542

View: 4023

Dieses auf vier Bände angelegte Werk ist eine Geschichte der "Institution Universität" in Europa von ihrer Entstehung im Mittelalter bis in die heutige Zeit und zugleich eine vergleichende Geschichte der europäischen Universitäten sowie der außereuropäischen Universitäten, die nach europäischem Muster gegründet worden sind. Es wird auf Initiative der europäischen Rektorenkonferenz (CRE), der über 500 wissenschaftliche Hochschulen in 27 europäischen Staaten angehören, von einem internationalen Komitee namhafter Wissenschaftler unter dem Vorsitz von Walter Rüegg (Schweiz) herausgegeben. Absicht dieses Gemeinschaftswerkes ist es, die gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen und Aufgaben, die Merkmale geistiger und institutioneller Identität, die Strukturen, Gestaltungen und Hauptprobleme der europäischen Universitäten in ihren geschichtlichen Grundlagen und Veränderungen, aber auch in ihren regionalen Unterschieden, auf dem heutigen Forschungsstand vergleichend und zusammenfassend darzustellen.

Was soll das alles?

Gedanken eines Physikers

Author: Richard Phillips Feynman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492044721

Category: Religion and science

Page: 152

View: 7887

Ökonomie für den Menschen

Wege zu Gerechtigkeit und Solidarität in der Marktwirtschaft

Author: Amartya Kumar Sen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423362641

Category: Wirtschaftsentwicklung - Freiheit - Soziale Gerechtigkeit

Page: 424

View: 5546

Das große Buch des Nobelpreisträgers: Eine Programmschrift, die ökonomische Vernunft, politischen Realismus und soziale Verantwortung zusammenführt. Mit diesem Buch hat Sen eine Schneise in die Globalisierungsdebatte geschlagen. Als einer der bedeutenden Wirtschaftstheoretiker der Gegenwart fordert er die Moral in der Marktwirtschaft ein und packt das Weltproblem Nr. 1 an: die sich immer weiter öffnende Schere zwischen dem global agierenden Turbokapitalismus und der zunehmenden Arbeitslosigkeit und Verarmung. Dieses engagierte Buch hat er für die breite Öffentlichkeit geschrieben, eindringlich stellt er dar, daß Freiheit, Gleichheit und Solidarität keine abstrakten Ideale sind, sondern fundamentale Voraussetzungen für eine prosperierende, gerechte Weltwirtschaft.

Narrative Interviews

Author: Ivonne Küsters

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531161532

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

View: 8434

Dieses Buch führt in die Methode des narrativen Interviews und in die zugehörigen Auswertungsverfahren ein. Dabei werden sämtliche Schritte eines qualitativen Forschungsprozesses mit narrativen Interviews - Entwicklung der Fragestellung, Sampling, Erhebung und Auswertung von Interviews, Typenbildung, Theoriebezug der empirischen Ergebnisse - sowohl allgemein erläutert, als auch an einem durchgehenden Forschungsbeispiel, einer biographie- und musiksoziologischen Untersuchung, exemplarisch in der Anwendung gezeigt. Daneben werden die erzähltheoretischen und methodologischen Grundlagen des narrativen Verfahrens, seine Einsatzmöglichkeiten in diversen Forschungsfeldern, auch über den Haupteinsatzbereich Biographieforschung hinaus, sowie die Kritik an der Methode behandelt.

The Development of International Business

A Narrative of Theory and Practice

Author: Robert D. Pearce

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1786439980


Page: 152

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In this wide-ranging and groundbreaking new book, Robert Pearce provides an analytically-informed basis for understanding the modern multinational enterprise. It does this by tracing the development over the past half-century of two parallel strands of analysis in International Business; designated as the 'theoretical' and the 'practical'.The book shows how the practical restructuring of the MNE as an organisational form has responded to changes in the wider global economy and how this evolution has interfaced with the enriching of the relevant theorising. By tracing the persisting dynamics of.

Onkel Tom`s Hütte

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736833466

Category: Drama

Page: 195

View: 5718

Dieses Buch ist eine flammende Anklage gegen den Rassismus, wo immer er einem begegnet. Die Autorin schreibt dieses Plädoyer für ein freies Amerika im Jahre 1852. Die Sklaverei ist im Süden der USA integraler Bestandteil des Wirtschaftswesens. Die Schrift war wichtige Unterstützung für die Verfechter einer von Sklaverei befreiten Welt im Sezessionskrieg, der letztendlich zur Abschaffung der Sklaverei führte.

Sir Orfeo

Author: Oscar Zielke

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 384600247X


Page: 148

View: 7623

Nachdruck des Originals von 1880. Die romantische Versnovelle Sir Orfeo aus dem 14. Jahrhundert hier in einer Ausgabe von Oscar Zielke aus dem 19. Jahrhundert.

Die Exzellenzinitiative

Deutungsmacht und Wandel im Wissenschaftssystem

Author: Ariane Neumann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658105445

Category: Education

Page: 397

View: 3914

Wie lässt sich die Exzellenzinitiative, die für einen umfangreichen Wandel des deutschen Wissenschaftssystems steht, erklären? Dieses Buch skizziert die Genese dieses Programms von Bund und Ländern zur Förderung der Spitzenforschung, in dem es die Deutungskämpfe in Politik und Wissenschaft um Leitideen und Ordnungsvorstellungen für das Wissenschaftssystem seit Beginn der 1980er Jahre untersucht. Die Analyse wird von einem neuen Modell angeleitet, in dem die Theorie des Diskursiven Institutionalismus, die Theorie der Deutungsmacht und die diskursanalytische Hegemonietheorie zusammengeführt werden. Das Buch kennzeichnet die Exzellenzinitiative als Ergebnis von Machtkämpfen ohne Beteiligung der Wissenschaft selbst und gibt Empfehlungen für künftige Wettbewerbe.

Molekulare Virologie

Author: Susanne Modrow,Dietrich Falke,Uwe Truyen,Hermann Schätzl

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3827422418

Category: Science

Page: 734

View: 4489

Vom Gen zur Pathogenese Das Lehrbuch Molekulare Virologie, seit vielen Jahren als unentbehrliches Standardwerk für Fachleute und Studenten etabliert, liegt nun wieder in einer überarbeiteten und erweiterten Neuauflage vor. Neben der durchgängigen Aktualisierung der Inhalte und Literaturzitate sind unter anderem Layout und Format des Buches angepasst sowie die eingestreuten Exkurse, die schlaglichtartig interessante Einzelthemen beleuchten, thematisch differenziert worden. Durch Einbindung eines zusätzlichen Autors sind zudem humanmedizinisch-klinische Aspekte nun noch stärker berücksichtigt. Molekulare Virologie ist eine Einführung in die molekular- und zellbiologischen Grundlagen von Virusinfektionen bei Mensch und Tier. Das Buch vermittelt einen ausgewogenen Überblick über humanpathogene und tierpathogene Viren. Mit seiner klaren Gliederung und verständlichen Darstellung weist dieses systematisch angelegte Lehr- und Nachschlagewerk sowohl Studenten und Dozenten der Biologie, Human- und Veterinärmedizin als auch Virologen, forschungsorientierten Klinikern, Tierärzten und Seuchenmedizinern sowie Fachleute in Mikrobiologie, Hygiene und Diagnostik den Weg durch die Vielfalt der virologischen Forschungsergebnisse. Im ersten Teil des Buches arbeiten die Autoren die allgemeinen Prinzipien der Struktur, Vermehrung und Lebenszyklen von Viren heraus und beschreiben die wichtigsten pathogenetischen und immunologischen Mechanismen viraler Erkrankungen. Auch die Diagnostik und Therapie sowie die Epidemiologie solcher Infektionen und das heutige Methodenrepertoire der Virologen werden hier vorgestellt. Der zweite, spezielle Teil führt dann systematisch durch die Vielfalt der human- und tierpathogenen Viren. Ausführlich werden zum einen die Morphologie, die Genomorganisation und die Proteinaustattung sowie die Replikationsmechanismen der verschiedenen Virusfamilien dargestellt. Für die jeweils wichtigsten Vertreter präsentieren die Autoren zum anderen einen Überblick über die relevanten humanmedizinisch-klinischen beziehungsweise veterinärmedizinischen Aspekte. Auch seuchenrechtliche Aspekte kommen hier zur Sprache. Dem Autorenteam gelingt es mit diesem Werk erneut, Virologie in ihrer ganzen Spannbreite - vom Molekül bis zur Klinik - überschaubar zu machen. Mit der konsequenten Verknüpfung dieser beiden Zugänge schlägt dieses Werk zudem dringend benötigte Brücken zwischen (molekular)biologischer Grundlagenforschung und medizinischer Anwendung.