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  • Santa: An OpenLearn reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    He's making a reading list; he's checking it twice. Here's a collection of academic takes on Santa and related gift...

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    Updated on:

    23 Dec 2016

  • Santa: An OpenLearn reading list

    Santa: An OpenLearn reading list
    Updated 23 Dec 2016
    He's making a reading list; he's checking it twice. Here's a collection of academic takes on Santa and related gift-bringers to round off our week of...
  • What does it take to mentor young offenders?

    What are the peaks and challenges that face mentors guiding young offenders? What's in like to mentor generally?...

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    29 Apr 2016

  • What does it take to mentor young offenders?

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    What are the peaks and challenges that face mentors guiding young offenders? What's in like to mentor generally? Explore in our videos with volunteers from...
  • Debate: Should we bring the older and younger generations together more?

    Do you feel people are unfairly stereotyped on the basis of age? Do you think the older and younger generations...

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    25 Apr 2016

  • Debate: Should we bring the older and younger generations together more?

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    Do you feel people are unfairly stereotyped on the basis of age? Do you think the older and younger generations have lack or understanding or respect...
  • Old School With The Hairy Bikers

    Teenagers and pensioners are the most marginalised age groups in society. Can the Hairy Bikers transform their lives with a radical project?

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    18 Apr 2016

  • Old School With The Hairy Bikers

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    Updated 18 Apr 2016
    Teenagers and pensioners are the most marginalised age groups in society. Can the Hairy Bikers transform their lives with a radical project?
  • When do children develop a sense of gender?

    By Dr Vanessa LoBue

    Young children are flexible about their ideas of gender - but, for most, that flexibility soon vanishes. When do...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    31 Mar 2016

  • When do children develop a sense of gender?

    When do children develop a sense of gender? Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image Brian Sawyer under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Mar 2016
    Young children are flexible about their ideas of gender - but, for most, that flexibility soon vanishes. When do ideas about gender become fixed in children...
  • Intergenerational perceptions: Busting age-related stereotypes

    By Stephen Harrison

    It's fair to say, the majority of people hold certain judgments about older and younger generations. Bust some...

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    16 Mar 2016

  • Intergenerational perceptions: Busting age-related stereotypes

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    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 16 Mar 2016
    It's fair to say, the majority of people hold certain judgments about older and younger generations. Bust some misconceptions here...
  • Do children exercise less in winter?

    New research suggests that when the weather gets colder, and days shorter, children exercise less.

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    23 Feb 2016

  • Do children exercise less in winter?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Feb 2016
    New research suggests that when the weather gets colder, and days shorter, children exercise less.
  • Free course: Childhood in the digital age

    Try our free course, Childhood in the Digital Age, to get an idea of what it's like to study at the OU and take it...

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    28 Jan 2016

  • Free course: Childhood in the digital age

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    Try our free course, Childhood in the Digital Age, to get an idea of what it's like to study at the OU and take it further by exploring learning, digital...
  • Sometimes a bunny is just a bunny: The Playboy brand and sexualisation of children

    By Sara Bragg

    Beyond the tabloid-fuelled rage at Playboy products apparently aimed at children is a much more nuanced relationship...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Dec 2015

  • Sometimes a bunny is just a bunny: The Playboy brand and sexualisation of children

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Dec 2015
    Beyond the tabloid-fuelled rage at Playboy products apparently aimed at children is a much more nuanced relationship with the Bunny brand.

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Jan 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    BA/BSc Open degree

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 16 Jan 2017
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools

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    CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Jan 2017
    Do you work in a primary school supporting children’s learning? This is one of the...

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    Diploma of Higher Education Open
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 16 Jan 2017
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    Foundation Degree in Primary Teaching and Learning

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    Foundation Degree in Primary Teaching and Learning
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 16 Jan 2017
    Teaching assistants and classroom support staff represent one of the fastest...

    BA (Honours) Childhood and Youth Studies

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    BA (Honours) Childhood and Youth Studies
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 16 Jan 2017
    What makes young people tick? What shapes and influences children’s development?...

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 16 Jan 2017
    In the fast-changing world of today’s care sector, professionals at all levels...

    Children and young people's worlds: frameworks for integrated practice

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Jan 2017 Register by 21 Sep 2017
    This course engages with a range of critical perspectives on children’s lives and...

    Critical practice with children and young people

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    Critical practice with children and young people
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Jan 2017 Register by 21 Sep 2017
    If you work with children and young people, this course will encourage you to take...