The EU has recently approved tough new measures to slash the use of plastic bags. New targets will force each country to reduce plastic bag use by 80% before 2019. In this activity students examine degradable plastic bags as a possible alternative to ordinary plastic bags. They choose questions to ask experts, and come to a reasoned decision in answer to the dilemma question: will degradable plastic bags solve the problems caused by ordinary plastic bags?
This course explores how to use blogs to support teaching and curriculum-based activities, by helping Secondary school students make contributions and share knowledge and ideas.
Starting with the basic principles of blogs and blogging, this Secondary course looks at their use within education and how they can be used to improve teaching and learning.
DIY Learn - Building Partnerships Map tool
Businesses can be affected both directly from climate change and indirectly through government policies. Risks can occur from the impacts of predicted climate change effects such as increased temperature, extreme weather events, disrupted ecosystems and flooding of land. This unit is wrried for small and medium enterprises and people interested in how businesses can respond to climate change. It introduces key concepts such as risk, corporate social responsibility and engaging employees and enables businesses to quickly grasp the issues and opportunities for managing risks. Unit authored by Dr. Barbara L Jones
DIY Learn - Business Model Canvas tool
This unit seeks to explain what makes up a personal carbon footprint, and to identify alternative options in calculating one. For example, should footprints include emissions associated with goods and services purchased, or should they be restricted to directly attributable emissions, mainly from the use of energy and transport? There are many websites offering carbon footprint calculators, but the answers are almost always different. This unit will explain why this is the case, and allow you select the ones that you feel are most appropriate. Finally, a carbon footprint by itself achieves little; users need to be able to compare their carbon footprint with other people's, and to identify actions that might reduce the footprint to a desired level in the battle against global climate change.
Welcome to CSUN's specially designed version of Learning to Learn! Learning to Learn is an opportunity for you to build your confidence and to provide the tools and skills necessary to be successful in your new academic setting. As you work through the course you will be encouraged to consider possible choices and learn the value of making plans for your future. You will increase your awareness of your current qualities, knowledge and skills. The online activities, videos, and challenges will help you develop the essential college and life skills of communication and problem solving leading to solid academic success. The Learning to Learn course content is presented in an online format and is available for you to add value to your learning experience as part of the early start initiative. Congratulations! Your first task is to read the course overview and complete the self-reflection questionnaire. This will help you to think about how Learning to Learn can help you achieve your goals and aims.
You’d like to step back and take stock on your career and life to date, and decide which way your life should be going. This workbook allows you to review your current situation so that you can make informed and considered plans for the future.
This course was developed with and for carers. It will help you gain a clearer understanding of who you are, identify your personal qualities and recognise the range of skills and abilities you’ve developed from your personal experiences and whilst caring. It will also help you to look forward, to think about what you’d like to do now or in the future and to make plans that will help you get where you hope to be.
Caring Counts in the Workplace (a reflection and planning course for managers and policy makers) is a new version of the original course Caring Counts: a self-reflection and planning course for carers. It has been adapted by The Open University in Scotland for managers and policy makers and is aimed at supporting carers in the workforce. We have developed this in collaboration with the Equal Partners in Care project (Scottish Social Services Council and NHS Education for Scotland) and with Carers Scotland.
SPN course Caring for adults is a course for carers, paid or unpaid, which looks at aspects of caring for adults in a range of settings including residential care, community and family caring.