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The range of work with young people
Duration 10 hours
Updated 29 Jan 2015
This unit identifies some features that we might use to describe the various settings where work with young people takes place. This encourages us...
Introduction to child psychology
Duration 8 hours
Updated 16 Oct 2014
Childhood is a time of rapid growth and development and studying these changes is endlessly stimulating. In this unit you will be introduced to...
Issues in research with children and young people
Duration 7 hours
Updated 01 Sep 2014
This unit considers the aims and range of research with children and young people. Students consider how their own views and understandings about...
Duration 6 hours
Updated 29 Jul 2013
This unit explores an idea much repeated in minority-world media – that childhood is in crisis. Looking at this idea is a starting point for the...
Children and young people’s participation
Duration 12 hours
Updated 09 May 2013
Listening to children is a first step in the participation agenda, which is reasonably well established. By contrast, enabling children to share in...
Become an OU student.
Change your life with a qualification
Duration 3600 hours
Updated 30 Mar 2015
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...