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Professor Lucy Yardley. Research interests Current Grants Cox, A., Yardley, L. et al. (2016-2020) GetAMoveOn: transforming health through enabling mobility.
EPSRC, £909,727 Little, P., Yardley, L. (P.I.s) et al. (2016-2020) Cancer: Life Affirming Survivorship support in Primary care (CLASP) Programme. McManus, R., Yardley, L. et al. (2016-2021). O’Cathain, S. Heller, S., Yardley, L. et al (2016-2021) Developing and trialling the DAFNEplus (Dose for Adjustment for Normal Eating) intervention. Little, P., Yardley, L. et al (2016 – 2021) Screen and TREAt for Malnutrition (STREAM) Programme. Peto, T., Yardley, L. et al. (2016-2021) Antibiotic Reduction and Conservation in Hospitals (ARK-Hospital) NIHR-PGfAR, £2,649,834 Gulliford, M., Yardley, L. et al. (2015-2017).
Bishop, F., Yardley, L. et al. (2014-2016) Non-specific Mechanisms in Orthodox and CAM management of back pain (MOCAM), Arthritis UK, £124,988. LifeGuide.
UX. Phil of Tech. 5 Lessons We Can Learn From Unschooling - InformED. The unschooling movement is rapidly drawing interest from educators and parents around the world.
What is it, exactly, and what can it teach us about the learning process that traditional schooling can’t? Jennifer Lachs weighs in on the issue below. The term “unschooling” was first coined by John Holt, an American educator and author. As a concept it resembles interest-driven learning, natural learning, or child-driven learning. While unschooling is a type of home education, it is important to clarify that it is not the same as homeschooling. The underlying concept is not actually new, but is more commonly known as experiential learning, or learning-by-doing. While the concept of unschooling is quite controversial and not widely covered in the media, a growing number of parents are embracing the model. What Can We Learn From Unschooling: 1. Would it not make more sense, then, to teach kids the skill to teach themselves?
Stephen King's Top 20 Rules for Writers. Image by the USO, via Flickr Commons In one of my favorite Stephen King interviews, for The Atlantic, he talks at length about the vital importance of a good opening line.
“There are all sorts of theories,” he says, “it’s a tricky thing.” “But there’s one thing” he’s sure about: “An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story. It should say: Listen. Come in here. We’ve talked so much about the reader, but you can’t forget that the opening line is important to the writer, too. This is excellent advice. Revision in the second draft, “one of them, anyway,” may “necessitate some big changes” says King in his 2000 memoir slash writing guide On Writing.