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The Tower of London Remembers

The Tower of London Remembers | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Be a part of the Tower of London’s major centenary commemoration for the outbreak of the First World War.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 10, 10:04 PM

The news of this art installation this summer captivated the media.  Art transforms the place, and the place breaths additional layers of meaning into the work of art. The result was an highly evocative and poignant landscape created to be a living reminder of multiple historical events and the wounds that war can inflict on a national consciousness.  


Tags architecture, art, landscape, LondonUK, historical, war.

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Scottish Independence: New flag for UK?

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Members of the Flag Institute have created designs for what the Union Flag could look like in the event of independence

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 13, 4:58 PM

I've already posted various links this week on Scottish independence and what it might mean, but I think these two are also worth considering.  Flags are the great icons of state identity, and a UK without Scotland might reconsider it iconography.  This links to an article from the Telegraph and a photogallery with 12 'candidate flags' for a UK that does not include Scotland.  Why might some resist the idea of creating a new national symbol?


Tags: devolutionhistorical, political, states, sovereignty, autonomy, Europe, unit 4 political, UK.

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Scotland's Decision

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From Catalonia to Kurdistan, nationalist and separatist movements in Europe and beyond are watching the Scottish independence referendum closely.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 11, 2:50 PM

This issue reverberates on many different scales.  As the video embedded in this article demonstrates,  Scotland's choice on September 18th would obviously impact the local region as some seek to use Scottish history as a rationale to reshape the current political and cultural identity of the region.  Some of the votes are already in and Scottish independence would not only have the potential to reshape the UK and EU, but it could also add some fervor to the various other separatist movements around the world, such as Catalonia.  


Tags: devolutionhistorical, supranationalism, political, states, sovereignty, autonomy, Europe, unit 4 political.

Barbara Goebel's curator insight, September 13, 12:00 PM

Compare and contrast Scotland's bid for independence with events leading to American independence. How does a culture decide to change its political geography?

Nancy Watson's curator insight, September 14, 11:36 AM

Scotland, the site of nationalist and separatist movements, is one to watch as they vote. What the ramifications would be are yet to be seen

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The Economic Warfare - U.S., Russia, and its Allies

The Economic Warfare - U.S., Russia, and its Allies | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

After imposing sanctions on 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials, who according to the U.S. President Barack Obama are responsible for Russia’s military incursion to Crimea, Obama declared that he is ready to impose further sanctions if the situation does not improve in Crimea. At the same time, G... http://www.finnbay.com/economic-warfare-u-s-russia-allies/


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FutureLearn: 6 Ways Universities can Capitalise on the UK's Entry into Global Online Education | Ve Interactive

FutureLearn: 6 Ways Universities can Capitalise on the UK's Entry into Global Online Education | Ve Interactive | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

FutureLearn, the first UK-led provider of massive, open, online courses (MOOCs), today unveiled its first set of courses from leading UK and international universities. Ve Interactive’s education specialist Stephen Green explains how universities can profit from a campaign, in the words of Simon Nelson, “designed 100% for students”.


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UK, South Africa launch Newton science partnership

UK, South Africa launch Newton science partnership | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

The British and South African governments last week announced that they had committed US$46 million over the next four years to a major new research and training partnership promoting science, technology and innovation, the UK-South Africa Newton Fund.


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ESRC's curator insight, September 15, 4:29 AM

The article references the social science research initiative involving the UK Economic and Social Research Council and the South African National Research Foundation, addressing challenges facing a rapidly changing world, with funding of £5 million.

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Scottish Independence: New flag for UK?

Scottish Independence: New flag for UK? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Members of the Flag Institute have created designs for what the Union Flag could look like in the event of independence

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 13, 4:58 PM

I've already posted various links this week on Scottish independence and what it might mean, but I think these two are also worth considering.  Flags are the great icons of state identity, and a UK without Scotland might reconsider it iconography.  This links to an article from the Telegraph and a photogallery with 12 'candidate flags' for a UK that does not include Scotland.  Why might some resist the idea of creating a new national symbol?


Tags: devolutionhistorical, political, states, sovereignty, autonomy, Europe, unit 4 political, UK.

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A computing revolution in schools | Coding | Europe | UK

A computing revolution in schools | Coding | Europe | UK | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

This is the week when a revolution begins to sweep through schools in England. It involves a whole new way of teaching children about computing - but I suspect many parents, and even some teachers, know very little about this important moment in education.


As children from five upwards return to school, they are going to have to start learning how to program - or to "code" to use the trendy term which seems to upset some old-school programmers. This is the result of the new national curriculum for computing that is being introduced in England this term.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Coding




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tom jackson's curator insight, September 3, 7:19 AM

The concept of coding is very foreign to me, but the idea of analyzing, understanding, and creating is not.  Maybe that's where we are going with "coding" in education? At any rate, it's a thought to consider, what are you going to do if, in the near future, your administrator asks, "what are your students coding today?"  

tom jackson's curator insight, September 3, 7:20 AM

The concept of coding is very foreign to me, but the idea of analyzing, understanding, and creating is not.  Maybe that's where we are going with "coding" in education? At any rate, it's a thought to consider, what are you going to do if, in the near future, your administrator asks, "what are your students coding today?" 

RESENTICE's curator insight, September 4, 5:35 AM

L'introduction de cours de "codage "en Grand-Bretagne à cette rentrée dans le primaire.

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UK numbers to Caribbean continue to fall - Travel Daily Media

UK numbers to Caribbean continue to fall - Travel Daily Media | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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UK numbers to Caribbean continue to fall
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“The UK has been an important source market for a number of Caribbean countries especially those of the eastern Caribbean.

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UK numbers to Caribbean continue to fall 

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