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The EHE programme at Sheffield University focuses primarily on theprocess of curriculum change so as to become embedded within theinstitution. In the first year of the…
The EHE programme at Sheffield University focuses primarily on the process of curriculum change so as to become embedded within the institution. In the first year of the programme, these changes to curricula are generally experimental, testing new techniques and searching for ways actively to involve students. Departments define “enterprise” in the context of their particular subject. This has resulted in a diverse range of curriculum development projects operating in a large number of departments. Each project aims to address one or more of the four main objectives of the EHE programme at Sheffield: personal skill development, collaborative work with employers, IT skill development and monitoring of student achievement through a personal profile. A key feature of the Sheffield programme is the aim of actively involving students in all aspects of curriculum change. A Student Development Manager is employed to secure student participation in EHE developments. A tripartite partnership is in operation, between staff, employers and students at Sheffield, to support and stimulate the development of EHE.
The death-positive movement can be described as a de-centralised contemporary social movement originating and operating predominantly in the global West, specifically the…
The death-positive movement can be described as a de-centralised contemporary social movement originating and operating predominantly in the global West, specifically the United States, connecting death workers, educators, artists, journalists, etc., and geared towards encouraging open dialogue about death and dying. It has succeeded in capturing significant media attention over the last few years and is largely driven by its strong social media presence. This chapter looks at ‘playfulness’ within the death-positive movement. Examining the dimension of ‘playfulness’ addresses the affective aspect of communication that in this movement is inseparable from the message. First, the author investigates the aesthetics of representation through death-positive merchandise, produced and advertised by The Order of the Good Death’s (subsequently – The Order) core members. Second, the author considers some of the cultural output produced under the umbrella of death-positivity, but not by the core movement members, specifically taking the first video game to be explicitly marketed as death-positive – A Mortician’s Tale (Laundry Bear Games, 2017) as a case study. Finally, the author analyses the role of entertainment value in the movement’s leaders’ discourse on death, taking leader of The Order Caitlin Doughty’s playful rhetoric on her YouTube channel, Twitter profile, and Instagram pages. The manifesto, found on the movement’s official website (http://www.orderofthegooddeath.com/) encourages its participants to break the ‘culture of silence’ around death, indicating that the whole premise of the movement is based on the supposed presence of death denial in Western countries. Ultimately, the author argues that by eliciting playfulness, this challenge to the social climate becomes a somewhat jovial and enjoyable endeavour and generates response from outside the movement.
Both the Product Life Cycle (PLC) and a new version, the Product Evolutionary Cycle (PEC), are more than just descriptive marketing tools based on historical sales data. Rather, they represent dynamic instruments to enable an entrepreneur‐or coporate manager‐to estimate market development. The S‐curve, the growth part of the PLC and the PEC, makes it possible for an entrepreneur to time capital requirements, labor force recruitment, promotional efforts, distribution channels, target markets, and pricing. In the case of new products, research can be utilized to construct an S‐curve in advance of an innovation's introduction in the market‐place. Such information is invaluable to an entrepreneur, since it serves as a guide to future market development.
THE advantages of a combination of galvanising and painting in increasing the durability of steel sheets appear to be more generally recognised in the United States than…
THE advantages of a combination of galvanising and painting in increasing the durability of steel sheets appear to be more generally recognised in the United States than in Europe. In combination with paint, galvanising performs the double function of providing, after a suitable surface treatment, an excellent basis for the paint, and of giving additional protection to the steel by preventing rust from spreading under the paint film from any imperfections in it. Minor discontinuities in the paint film are quickly closed by zinc corrosion products.
OUT of 21 centres set up by the Government in 1965 to help industry adopt automation and, later, the use of robots, 11 have already closed through lack of support. Another, that in Birmingham, is very likely to cease its work very shortly. The cause, mainly, is lack of support from the industries they were formed to help
The purpose of this paper is to explore the human capital (HC) expatriates require and develop during an international assignment (IA) to work effectively and live…
The purpose of this paper is to explore the human capital (HC) expatriates require and develop during an international assignment (IA) to work effectively and live contentedly in a host country.
Qualitative research entailing interviews with 78 expatriates and repatriates across the globe, investigating the competencies they developed and the HC they gained during their IAs.
Five interrelated competence clusters were derived: cultural competence (CC); interpersonal competence; intrapersonal competence; global business competence; global leadership competence, each containing competencies crucial for expatriate success.
This study relied on self-reports by expatriates and repatriates. Future research should also include senior/line managers and chief human resource officers from a range of organizations across the world to gather their assessments on the competencies and HC of expatriates and repatriates.
Line/HR managers can use the designed “Expatriate/Repatriate Human Capital model” to assess an individual's overall readiness and capacity to perform effectively in a foreign country and culture and consecutively identify and select the right candidates to undertake IAs.
This paper contributes to the literature by presenting a HC model called the “Expatriate and Repatriate Human Capital Model; the body of competence”. The model identifies and defines the competencies/knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics (KSAOs) required for intercultural effectiveness and expatriate success and serves as a tool for the selection, training, development and performance evaluation of expatriates and repatriates, in order to aid the accomplishment of individual and organizational objectives.
More than half a century ago, glucose was “making the headlines” in connection with its use in brewing; it was conferring on beers derived from it properties not anticipated by the brewers and certainly not appreciated by the unfortunate consumers. Arsenic present in the sulphuric acid used in the hydrolysis of starch being converted into glucose passed through into the final product and there was a very unpleasant epidemic of arsenical poisoning, particularly in the Manchester area. There were many repercussions, lasting right up to the present time. One of our early recollections was of long rows of Gutzeit bottles emitting the rather unpleasant odour produced by the action of hydrochloric acid and granulated zinc on beers and ales, although, if memory can be relied upon, we were never successful in finding any significant amounts of arsenic.