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What's your favourite Confucius quote on education and learning? Look at these examples and let us know what you think by voting in our poll. Launch now: 12 famous Confucius quotes on education and learning
Try our interactive quiz on some high-profile medical cases to see if you agree with the establishment or individual while learning more about medical ethics. Launch now: Difficult healthcare decisions: What will you choose?
Download your free information pack on 'Digital Technology Past and Present' to accompany the BBC Make it Digital season. Read more: Download your free 'Digital Technology Past and Present' information pack
Professor Jan Draper and Dr Josie Tetley explain why getting to know the person behind the patient is the raison d'être of person-centred nursing care. Read more: The importance of person-centred approaches to nursing care
OK, so 2006 wasn't as relentless as 2016, but the year still had some huge news stories. As part of our ten year anniverary celebrations we look at what happened in our birth year... Read more: 10 big news stories that happened in 2006 (when OpenLearn was born)
Help to protect your digital life by gaining essential cyber security knowledge and skills. Read more: Introduction to Cyber Security: More free resources from The Open University
A 'normal' childhood depends on where you live and when you're born. Heather Montgomery wonders how some common British practices might look to other cultures. Read more: Different cultures, different childhoods
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