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€uroestafa (€uroscam)

Was the Financial Crisis in Spain different from anywhere else in Europe? What was its social impact? What can we learn from it? This documentary by Guillermo Cruz is based on new research on the origins of the Spanish Housing and Construction Bubble, connecting it with political and economic events elsewhere in Europe. It is in Spanish with subtitles in English (click on the top left corner of the screen for subtitles). This resource is used in Spanish Final Year modules at the University of Leeds: Spanish in an Economics and Business Context and Contemporary Spain: From Franco to Zapatero (1975-2010). It contains the official poster of the launch of the film in 2014, a link to the film, which has a CC BY-NC-SA licence, as it was crowd-funded, in Youtube, the full transcript of the documentary and the translation of the script made by Antonio Martinez-Arboleda. PRODUCCIÓN: MEDIA FAMILY, tururut art infogràfic, Guillermo Cruz, Ricard Vergés DIRECCIÓN: GUILLERMO CRUZ INVESTIGACIÓN: RICARD VERGÉS GUIÓN: GUILLERMO CRUZ, RICARD VERGÉS AYUDANTE DE DIRECCIÓN: GAIZKA ALTUNA OPERADORES DE CÁMARA: GAIZKA ALTUNA, GUILLERMO CRUZ, RAÚL DE LA MORENA, ÒSCAR XAVIER GC MONTAJE: GUILLERMO CRUZ, BRUNO PALAZÓN-ARNAUD POSTPRODUCCIÓN: ÒSCAR XAVIER GC tururut art infogràfic MÚSICA: JUAN MARCHENA GÓMEZ VOZ EN OFF: XAVIER MAYANS COMUNICACIÓN: ANTONIA CRUZ, SONIA FERNÁNDEZ, CRISTINA MANGAS, JORDI MARTÍNEZ COMMUNITY MANAGER: JORDI MARTÍNEZ

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Guillermo Cruz, director of €uroestafa, presents his film at the University of Leeds

€uroscam, #anuncomfortabledocumentary. This is the presentation given by Guillermo Cruz at the University of Leeds on the 28 April 2015, during the premiere of his film €uroestafa in the UK. It is in Spanish with consecutive translation into English. The interpreter and organiser of the event is Antonio Martínez-Arboleda, Principal Teaching Fellow in Spanish in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies of the University of Leeds. This resource contains poster of the event, link to the mymedia video presentation and link to the Prezi presentation. With thanks to funding for the production of Open Educational resources from the HumBox project. The event was also supported by The Centre for World Cinemas of the University of Leeds. Creative Commons Licence 3.0 BY-NC-SA. Copyright University of Leeds. 2015

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Understanding the Economic and Political Context of the Spanish Crisis

Economist Roger Fernández Urbano (University of Barcelona and University of Warwick) discusses the reasons behind the Spanish Financial Crisis and the Housing Bubble, in the premiere in the UK of the documentary €uroestafa (€uroescam) by Guillermo Cruz. This resource includes the poster of the event, mymedia video presentation plus ppt slides. With thanks to HumBox Project for OER production for funding. Also supported by the Centre for World Cinemas. Creative Commons Licence 3.0 BY-NC-SA. Copyright University of Leeds. 2015

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OpenLIVES Interview with Javier Zaragoza at the University of Leeds

Entrevista de Historia Oral a Javier Zaragoza. Fue realizada por estudiantes de la Universidad de Leeds el 23 de enero de 2013. Forma parte de la asignatura "Discovering Spanish Voices Abroad in a Digital World (OpenLIVES)", de último año de las Licenciaturas en Español (BAs in Spanish) de la Universidad de Leeds. Contiene archivo de sonido completo, transcripción (en documento word y en pdf) e hipervínculo al libro Case Studies of Openness in the Language Classroom (2013, editado por Ana Beaven, Anna Comas-Quinn y Barbara Sawhill) en el que aparecen dos estudios sobre OpenLIVES, uno de ellos sobre esta asignatura publicado por Antonio Martínez-Arboleda. Atribución y licencia de la entrevista y su transcripción: Greenway J., Lillywhite, K., Steel, A., Wright, D. and Zaragoza, J. 2013. Entrevista OpenLIVES with Javier Zaragoza. OpenLIVES project (2013). An open collection of research data and teaching materials relating to Spanish migrant stories. JISC. University of Leeds ©. Licence: CC-BY-NC-SA

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Observing the 1980s: Mass Observation Special Report #927

Listed here are links to Mass Observation Special Reports in the University of Sussex Special Collections catalogue, digitised as part of the Observing the 1980s Project. Users can click on additional links to a PDF of the panel member's report, and to an entry in the catalogue providing more information about them. Special Reports is the term given to spontaneous responses from Mass Observation Project Panel members, writing either outside the range of Directive topics or sending in further comment on a subject already covered at an earlier date. The Special Reports were selected for their relevance to themes addressed in the undergraduate history course ‘1984: Thatcher’s Britain’ at the University of Sussex.

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Observing the 1980s Ephemera - Politics in Sport

Listed here are links to the digital versions of items of ephemera including pamphlets, newspapers, policy documents and reports, from the University of Sussex Library scanned for the Observing the 1980s Project. A link is also provided to the relevant entry in the University of Sussex Special Collections catalogue providing more information about the document. The items of ephemera provide additional context for the Mass Observation Project and British Library Oral History materials in the Observing the 1980s Project, coming from the same period and dealing with contemporary issues such as the Poll Tax, AIDS and the Falklands Conflict. The materials were selected for their relevance to themes addressed in the undergraduate history course ‘1984: Thatcher’s Britain’ at the University of Sussex. These digitised resources are available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-alike licence . This means that you may download and re-use the resources for non-commercial purposes but you must credit the author and make available any re-purposed versions under the same Creative Commons licence terms.

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The Utopian years? Radical left movements in Pompidou's france

This half day conference, organised by Dr Manus McGrogan at the University of Portsmouth on 12 May 2011, uncovered the trajectories of some of the movements that emerged in early 1970s France, helping to define the radical left politics of the era. This was the aftermath of May ‘68’s mass upheaval, when France, in the grip of student riots and a general strike, had seemed on the verge of revolution. May’s utopian dimension, embodied in slogans such as ‘sous les pavés la plage’ and ‘prenez vos désirs pour la réalité’, held the promise of a world transformed in which each could pursue their own desires, a powerful spur to thousands of young activists, students and workers. The mass revolt of May had also shown that collective action could change the world. These impulses, shaped subsequently by political, socio-cultural and international events, combined to generate new, youth-inflected gender/sexual liberation movements, independent immigrant organisation, ecology groups, underground press, and other movements that were linked to, or autonomous of left political organisation. However, activists also had to contend with a Gaullist State that tentatively introduced reforms, whilst clamping down on the hard left ‘troublions’ still agitating for popular revolt. Intervention in the workers movement also proved problematic given the PCF/CGT dominance in the major workplaces. President Georges Pompidou, on a path of modernising France, perpetuated the social conservatism of his predecessor de Gaulle; faced with these barriers, activists of the Mouvement de Mai sought to merge political radicalism with the cultural underground to fashion an alternative France, as a May-inspired slogan intoned, changer la vie. But what happened to this surge of hope for change? Five academics presented papers on important aspects of this early 1970s radicalism, with the participation of students and lecturers from similar disciplines. They considered the origins and development of the new movements, their significance within Pompidou’s France; the interrelationship of movements, and finally their resonance, or relevance in the France of today. The conference was also part of the undergraduate programme in French History and was generously supported by the LLAS subject centre. The exam was based on the themes developed during the conference. A half day conference, organised at the University of Portsmouth on 12 May 2011, uncovered the trajectories of some of the movements that emerged in early 1970s France, helping to define the radical left politics of the era. This was the aftermath of May ‘68’s mass upheaval, when France, in the grip of student riots and a general strike, had seemed on the verge of revolution. May’s utopian dimension, embodied in slogans such as ‘sous les pavés la plage’ and ‘prenez vos désirs pour la réalité’, held the promise of a world transformed in which each could pursue their own desires, a powerful spur to thousands of young activists, students and workers. The mass revolt of May had also shown that collective action could change the world. These impulses, shaped subsequently by political, socio-cultural and international events, combined to generate new, youth-inflected gender/sexual liberation movements, independent immigrant organisation, ecology groups, underground press, and other movements that were linked to, or autonomous of left political organisation. However, activists also had to contend with a Gaullist State that tentatively introduced reforms, whilst clamping down on the hard left ‘troublions’ still agitating for popular revolt. Intervention in the workers movement also proved problematic given the PCF/CGT dominance in the major workplaces. President Georges Pompidou, on a path of modernising France, perpetuated the social conservatism of his predecessor de Gaulle; faced with these barriers, activists of the Mouvement de Mai sought to merge political radicalism with the cultural underground to fashion an alternative France, as a May-inspired slogan intoned, changer la vie. But what happened to this surge of hope for change? Five academics presented papers on important aspects of this early 1970s radicalism, with the participation of students and lecturers from similar disciplines. They considered the origins and development of the new movements, their significance within Pompidou’s France; the interrelationship of movements, and finally their resonance, or relevance in the France of today. The conference was also part of the undergraduate programme in French History and was generously supported by the LLAS subject centre. The exam was based on the themes developed during the conference.

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Professional Reported Speech in Spanish in a Political Context - C1-C2 Level

This is a learning activity for students of Spanish Language in Final Year (BA) or for anyone who is in the levels C1 or C2 of The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). It aims at showing different linguisitc strategies for the correct and purposeful use of reported speech in the professional context of journalism. It contains three sheets, one with all the background readings and videos and the plan for the whole set of activities, another with the exercises of Activity 4 (Reported Speech in Spanish), and one with an assessed task. It is connected to existing video resources in this repository. This work was presented and used in the 2010 E. Allison Peers Symposium (University of Liverpool) to the participating students, writers and academics.

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Introduction to the Spanish Political Transition and the Reform of the Political System

This is a powerpoint presentation which can help year one students in BA's in Spanish to gain a better understanding of the constrains and achievements of the transition of Spain to a democratic political system between 1975 and 1982. This resource contains video links to youtube and other links to webpages as well as content taken from Dr San Martín's presentation on the Spanish Political System that can be found in the HumBox. It can be used in the classroom, but it is also suitable for self-access. There is a word file with the lesson plan.

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Spanish voices: interviews from contemporary Spain

This video presents views and opinions from ordinary members of the public.

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Attitudes Towards Regional Autonomy in Spain: The Case of Lorca (Región de Murcia). 17 videos, Methodology and Transcripts.

17 Participants respond to the question “How would you feel if the regional parliament and the regional government of the Autonomous Community of Murcia were to disappear tomorrow and all the decisions taken at regional level were to be taken instead at national level? Why? “. This is a collection of learning resources for the students of the Year 2 undergraduate module SPPO 2370/2371 (“Spain: Political Decentralisation and Integration in Europe”). School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds.

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17. Attitudes towards Regional Autonomy in Spain: The Case of Lorca (Region of Murcia). Video 17 - Transcripts in English and Spanish - Summary of Methodology

Participant 17 responds to the question “How would you feel if the regional parliament and the regional government of the Autonomous Community of Murcia were to disappear tomorrow and all the decisions taken at regional level were to be taken instead at national level? Why? “. This video response is part of the collection of learning resources for the students of the Year 2 undergraduate module SPPO 2370/2371 (“Spain: Political Decentralisation and Integration in Europe”). School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds.

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16. Attitudes towards Regional Autonomy in Spain: The Case of Lorca (Region of Murcia). Video 16 - Transcripts in English and Spanish - Summary of Methodology

Participant 16 responds to the question “How would you feel if the regional parliament and the regional government of the Autonomous Community of Murcia were to disappear tomorrow and all the decisions taken at regional level were to be taken instead at national level? Why? “. This video response is part of the collection of learning resources for the students of the Year 2 undergraduate module SPPO 2370/2371 (“Spain: Political Decentralisation and Integration in Europe”). School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds.

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15. Attitudes towards Regional Autonomy in Spain: The Case of Lorca (Region of Murcia). Video 15 - Transcripts in English and Spanish - Summary of Methodology

Participant 15 responds to the question “How would you feel if the regional parliament and the regional government of the Autonomous Community of Murcia were to disappear tomorrow and all the decisions taken at regional level were to be taken instead at national level? Why? “. This video response is part of the collection of learning resources for the students of the Year 2 undergraduate module SPPO 2370/2371 (“Spain: Political Decentralisation and Integration in Europe”). School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds.

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14. Attitudes towards Regional Autonomy in Spain: The Case of Lorca (Region of Murcia). Video 14 - Transcripts in English and Spanish - Summary of Methodology

Participant 14 responds to the question “How would you feel if the regional parliament and the regional government of the Autonomous Community of Murcia were to disappear tomorrow and all the decisions taken at regional level were to be taken instead at national level? Why? “. This video response is part of the collection of learning resources for the students of the Year 2 undergraduate module SPPO 2370/2371 (“Spain: Political Decentralisation and Integration in Europe”). School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds.

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13. Attitudes towards Regional Autonomy in Spain: The Case of Lorca (Region of Murcia). Video 13 - Transcripts in English and Spanish - Summary of Methodology

Participant 13 responds to the question “How would you feel if the regional parliament and the regional government of the Autonomous Community of Murcia were to disappear tomorrow and all the decisions taken at regional level were to be taken instead at national level? Why? “. This video response is part of the collection of learning resources for the students of the Year 2 undergraduate module SPPO 2370/2371 (“Spain: Political Decentralisation and Integration in Europe”). School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds.

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12. Attitudes towards Regional Autonomy in Spain: The Case of Lorca (Region of Murcia). Video 12 - Transcripts in English and Spanish - Summary of Methodology

Participant 2 responds to the question “How would you feel if the regional parliament and the regional government of the Autonomous Community of Murcia were to disappear tomorrow and all the decisions taken at regional level were to be taken instead at national level? Why? “. This video response is part of the collection of learning resources for the students of the Year 2 undergraduate module SPPO 2370/2371 (“Spain: Political Decentralisation and Integration in Europe”). School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds.

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Theatre of Cruelties - Seminar 9: Political Violence and Tyrannicide

Seminar outline with bibliography and extracts.

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Discussion Board: Obama visits Spain

This activity is currently being used in the module SPPO 2650/1 "The Spanish regional Melting Pot: the same old History?" at the University of Leeds. This module is a Level 2 very popular option for all our BAs in Spanish. Students make their contributions via discussion boards in VLE Blackboard. The activity is aimed at facilitating students’ interaction and co-operation in the process of understanding the history of the Spanish State, the history of the different nationalist movements in Spain and the relationship between national identity, political allegiances and the interpretation of these sometimes conflicting “histories”. It also fosters transferable skills such as intercultural communication, analytical skills, critical skills, the ability to work as part of a group, negotiating skills, online communication skills, leadership and spirit of enquiry. The activity was first used in the module "Spain: Political Decentralisation and Integration into Europe" (SPPO 2370/1) in 2009 but has been updated since them. Last update 29/9/114. It received the University of Leeds Faculty of Arts Teaching Development Prize 2009/2010 and has attracted excellent student and employer feedback. It can be downloaded as a pdf document or as a word document.

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Performing the Nation: Dance and politics in Palestine/Israel 1930s-2000s

Dr Marie-Pierre Gibert answers questions on key themes in the relationship between politics and cultural practices in Israel, the advantages and difficulties of nterdisciplinary approaches and tells us tales of field work and dancing. (interview carried out by Natalya Vince, March 2009). The interview took place after the conference: 'France, North Africa and the Middle East: Interdisciplinary and Multimedia Perspectives', held at the University of Portsmouth on 18 March 2009.

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Reform of French universities and la Loi Precresse (LRU) (2007-09)

The Pecresse law (11.08.2007) aims to give French universities a degree of autonomy and freedom (also known as ' loi LRU', i.e loi relative aux libertés et responsabilités des universités).Its introduction has generated a massive discontent and a high level of opposition among students and academics alike. As part of her undergraduate dissertation on 'Toulouse 2008: Ideology, Tactics and Organisation of Student Movements 40 years after May 68' (supervised by Dr Natalya Vince), Rosalind Parkin studied the reception of the Pecresse law in Toulouse, focussing on students' opposition to the law. A good level of French is necessary to understand the text of the law itself as well as the arguments developed by Association Générale des Etudiants de Toulouse or Democratie et Socialism, a think-tank on the left of the Socialist Party (PS). Undergraduate and PG students are most likely to benefit from such sources.

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Students Politics in Toulouse

Student politics in France is often dominated by a high degree - and high visibility- of political radicalism. If such radicalism is often the product of a well-organised minority on the extreme left of the political spectrum, it remains a central part of university life. As part of her undergraduate dissertation on 'Toulouse 2008: Ideology, Tactics and Organisation of Student Movements 40 years after May 68' (supervised by Dr Natalya Vince), Rosalind Parkin photographed a series of posters during her year abroad in Toulouse (2007-2008). Students' radicalism is not only aimed at president Sarkozy's reforms of higher education, but also expresses a commitment to feminism, anti-elitism, class-based politics, anti-fascism, and social solidarity. A good level of French is necessary to understand the posters and final year undergraduate and PG students are most likely to benefit from them.

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Conflicts in France: Marianne in XXI century France

Eugène Delacroix’ painting ‘Le 28 juillet 1830: la liberté guidant le peuple’ (1831) was not welcomed by the critics in 1831, but has become since an icone of French republican identity. This resource provides links to two websites which contextualise and critically analyse the ambiguous and contested message of Delacroix’ s painting. Since then, the central character of the painting has been used, reused and transformed a countless number of time. At the start of the XXI century , its remains an ubiquitous icone, but its meaning may have changed. Undergraduate students may want to compare Delacroix’ painting with the poster produced by the French Communist Party in September 2009 for its annual conference/ celebration (La Fête de l’Humanité). The comparison may also include the flyer produced by Solidaires (a cartel of unions on the left of the left) for the 26 January 2009 demonstration against the reforms initiated by President Sarkozy. Students may want to discuss whether and how different re-workings of ‘Marianne’ have altered its meaning. Earlier representations are also included. A short indicative bibliography is included, stressing the significance of Maurice Agulhon's work on the subject. In his early work, Agulhon shows that there are two female symbols: 'Marianne', the earthy, loose-haired, threatening radical, with her Phrygian hat, sculpted by Francois Rude (1784-1855)on the Arc de Triomphe and a more stately, serene Goddess of Liberty with her start-girt crown, representing the Republique conservatrice. Finally further historical contextualisation, archival resources and interviews with experts can be accessed through the website 'France 1815 to 2003'.

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10. Attitudes towards Regional Autonomy in Spain: The Case of Lorca (Region of Murcia). Video 10 - Summary of Methodology - Transcripts in English and Spanish.

Participant 10 responds to the question “How would you feel if the regional parliament and the regional government of the Autonomous Community of Murcia were to disappear tomorrow and all the decisions taken at regional level were to be taken instead at national level? Why?”. This video response is part of the collection of learning resources for the students of the Year 2 undergraduate module SPPO 2370/2371 (“Spain: Political Decentralisation and Integration in Europe”). School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds.

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9. Attitudes towards Regional Autonomy in Spain: The Case of Lorca (Region of Murcia). Video 9 - Summary of Methodology - Transcripts in English and Spanish.

Participant 9 responds to the question “How would you feel if the regional parliament and the regional government of the Autonomous Community of Murcia were to disappear tomorrow and all the decisions taken at regional level were to be taken instead at national level? Why?”. This video response is part of the collection of learning resources for the students of the Year 2 undergraduate module SPPO 2370/2371 (“Spain: Political Decentralisation and Integration in Europe”). School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds.

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8. Attitudes towards Regional Autonomy in Spain: The Case of Lorca (Region of Murcia).Video 8 - Summary of Methodology - Transcripts in English and Spanish.

Participant 8 responds to the question “How would you feel if the regional parliament and the regional government of the Autonomous Community of Murcia were to disappear tomorrow and all the decisions taken at regional level were to be taken instead at national level? Why?". This video response is part of the collection of learning resources for the students of the Year 2 undergraduate module SPPO 2370/2371 (“Spain: Political Decentralisation and Integration in Europe”). School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds.

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7. Attitudes towards Regional Autonomy in Spain: The Case of Lorca (Region of Murcia). Video 7 - Summary of Methodology - Transcripts in English and Spanish.

Participant 7 responds to the question “How would you feel if the regional parliament and the regional government of the Autonomous Community of Murcia were to disappear tomorrow and all the decisions taken at regional level were to be taken instead at national level? Why? “. This video response is part of the collection of learning resources for the students of the Year 2 undergraduate module SPPO 2370/2371 (“Spain: Political Decentralisation and Integration in Europe”). School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds.

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6. Attitudes towards Regional Autonomy in Spain: The Case of Lorca. Video 6 - Summary of Methodology - Transcripts in English and Spanish.

Participant 6 responds to the question “How would you feel if the regional parliament and the regional government of the Autonomous Community of Murcia were to disappear tomorrow and all the decisions taken at regional level were to be taken instead at national level? Why? “. This video response is part of the collection of learning resources for the students of the Year 2 undergraduate module SPPO 2370/2371 (“Spain: Political Decentralisation and Integration in Europe”). School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds.

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5. Attitudes towards Regional Autonomy in Spain: The Case of Lorca (Region of Murcia). Video 5 - Summary of Methodology - Transcripts in English and Spanish.

Participant 5 responds to the question “How would you feel if the regional parliament and the regional government of the Autonomous Community of Murcia were to disappear tomorrow and all the decisions taken at regional level were to be taken instead at national level? Why? “. This video response is part of the collection of learning resources for the students of the Year 2 undergraduate module SPPO 2370/2371 (“Spain: Political Decentralisation and Integration in Europe”). School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds.

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4. Attitudes towards Regional Autonomy in Spain: The Case of Lorca (Region of Murcia). Video 4 - Transcripts in English and Spanish - Summary of Methodology

Participant 4 responds to the question “How would you feel if the regional parliament and the regional government of the Autonomous Community of Murcia were to disappear tomorrow and all the decisions taken at regional level were to be taken instead at national level? Why? “. This video response is part of the collection of learning resources for the students of the Year 2 undergraduate module SPPO 2370/2371 (“Spain: Political Decentralisation and Integration in Europe”). School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds.

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3. Attitudes towards Regional Autonomy in Spain: The Case of Lorca (Region of Murcia) . Video 3 - Transcripts in English and Spanish - Summary of Methodology

Participant 3 responds to the question “How would you feel if the regional parliament and the regional government of the Autonomous Community of Murcia were to disappear tomorrow and all the decisions taken at regional level were to be taken instead at national level? Why?". This video response is part of the collection of learning resources for the students of the Year 2 undergraduate module SPPO 2370/2371 (“Spain: Political Decentralisation and Integration in Europe”). School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds.

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2. Attitudes towards Regional Autonomy in Spain: The Case of Lorca (Region of Murcia). Video 2 - Transcripts in English and Spanish - Summary of Methodology

Participant 2 responds to the question “How would you feel if the regional parliament and the regional government of the Autonomous Community of Murcia were to disappear tomorrow and all the decisions taken at regional level were to be taken instead at national level? Why? “. This video response is part of the collection of learning resources for the students of the Year 2 undergraduate module SPPO 2370/2371 (“Spain: Political Decentralisation and Integration in Europe”). School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds.

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1. Attitudes towards Regional Autonomy in Spain: The Case of Lorca (Region of Murcia). Video 1 and Follow-up Video - Transcripts in English and Spanish - Summary of Methodology

Participant 1 responds to the question “How would you feel if the regional parliament and the regional government of the Autonomous Community of Murcia were to disappear tomorrow and all the decisions taken at regional level were to be taken instead at national level? (Why?)“. This video response is part of the collection of learning resources for the students of the Year 2 module SPPO 2370/2371 (“Spain: Political Decentralisation and Integration in Europe”). School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds.

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Discussion Board: Promotional video on European elections

This activity is part of the learning programme of the module "Spain: Political Decentralisation and Integration into Europe" (SPPO 2370/1), taught in all BA's in Spanish at the University of Leeds. It is aimed at facilitating students’ interaction and co-operation in the process of understanding the relationship between Spain and Europe in the last 30 years.

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Discussion Board: Newspaper debate on identities and linguistic diversity in contemporary Spain

This activity is part of the learning programme of the module "Spain: Political Decentralisation and Integration into Europe" (SPPO 2370/1), taught in all BA's in Spanish at the University of Leeds. It is aimed at facilitating students’ interaction and co-operation in the process of understanding national and regional identities and linguistic diversity in contemporary Spain.

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Regional and National Diversity and the Spanish Political System

This is a powerpoint presentation that covers several sessions on regional and national diversity in contemporary Spain. These materials are used in the module "Introducción al Mundo Hispano" (SPPO 1400), taught as part of the Certificate in Higher Education in Spanish at the University of Leeds.

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Role plays and simulations for modules on Spanish politics and society

Collection of collaborative activities for the module SPPO2650/1 "The Spanish Regional Melting Pot: The Same Old History?" (formerly "Spain: Political Decentralisation and Integration in Europe", taught at the University of Leeds in all the BAs in Spanish. These activities, which are ideal for online discussion boards or simply seminar-group work, are also suitable for many other modules on Spanish Society, Spanish Politics and Spanish Economy. They all have been tried and tested with students and have received positive feedback. For more information please see Martínez-Arboleda, A. (2009) "Using new technologies on content modules in modern languages", Liaison. July 2009. 29-31.

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Discussion Board: TV documentary on identities and linguistic diversity in contemporary Catalonia

This activity is used in the module "Spain: Political Decentralisation and Integration into Europe" (SPPO 2370/1). Its aim is to facilitate students’ practical and personal engagement, interaction and co-operation in the process of understanding key issues in relation to national identity in Spain and the sociolinguistic reality of its Autonomous Communities.

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Discussion Board: Socioeconomic and demographic reality of Contemporary Spain

This activity is currently being used in the module SPPO 2650/1 "The Spanish regional Melting Pot: the old same History?" at the University of Leeds. Students make their contributions via discussion boards in VLE Blackboard. The activity is aimed at facilitating students’ interaction and co-operation in the process of understanding the complex socio-economic and demographic reality of Spain and its Autonomous Communities as well as the country’s political-territorial structure. It also fosters transferable skills such as statistical literacy, the ability to work as part of a group, negotiating skills, communication skills, leadership and spirit of enquiry. The activity was first used in the module "Spain: Political Decentralisation and Integration into Europe" (SPPO 2370/1) in 2008 but has been updated since them. It can be downloaded either as a word document or as a pdf. Last update 29 September 2014.

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