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Information technology is a field concerned with using computers in a variety of ways to work with data. It’s a broad field that includes:

  • communications technology
  • web design and development
  • programming
  • software development
  • data analysis and modelling.

Although there is overlap between these disciplines, they are distinct disciplines, requiring different knowledge and skills.

 

How nature influences children

By ACS Distance Education on December 13, 2022 in Psychology and Counselling | comments
There are many things that influence a child’s development. A child’s DNA will determine their eye colour, physical build, height, and other physical characteristics. DNA can also have a role in determining character traits such as personality, aggression, and intelligence. 

The other major determinant of child development is "nurture," or environmental influences.
 

What is Crisis Counselling?

By ACS Distance Education on December 12, 2022 in Psychology and Counselling | comments

Crisis intervention involves a range of methods used to offer short term immediate help to individuals who have experienced an event that produces mental, physical, emotional and behavioural distress.

 

Adolescents in crisis

By ACS Distance Education on December 8, 2022 in Psychology and Counselling | comments

Adolescence is a traumatic time. Young people are faced with mounting piles of schoolwork, decisions about their life paths and hormonal changes as they go through puberty. Add in decisions about their identity, sexual orientation and their standpoint in friendship groups and you have the recipe for a perfect storm.

Parents or carers may feel confused and frustrated in their interactions with their teenagers. Previous habits and interests may disappear, behaviours may change and teens are likely to push back in unexpected ways as they work out where their boundaries lie. Parents may disagree and argue about what should be done, losing credibility with their teens in the process.  Sometimes parents may feel the need to seek help from mental health professionals – for their teens, for the whole family or for themselves.

 

Accounting Conventions and Standards

By ACS Distance Education on November 28, 2022 in Business and Management | comments
Accounting conventions (or assumptions) are the basic rules of accounting which have become acceptable procedures over time. Accounting standards are laws for members of the professional bodies to follow.