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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 3000 hours
Updated 24 Nov 2014
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...