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What do you know about dyslexia?

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What do you know about dyslexia?
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Oct 2014
Take our quiz on dyslexia to test your knowledge of a condition many people don't understand 

Porn licensing isn't the answer

Porn licensing isn't the answer Creative commons image Credit: hansol under CC-BY licence
Updated 04 Apr 2014
The UK government thinks children can be protected from web porn by building barriers. Good luck with that, says Andrew Smith.

Take the survey: Working Mothers

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Take the survey: Working Mothers Copyrighted image Credit: Godfer | Dreamstime.com
Updated 28 Jan 2014
Is work working for our kids? Will shared parental leave give working mothers a more fulfilling career? Share your views and join the discussion.

Take the survey: Sibling Rivalry

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Updated 21 Jan 2014
Does sibling rivalry have a positive or negative effect on children's development? How should parents deal with it? Share your views and join the...

How fertility rates affect population

How fertility rates affect population Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Nov 2013
Tony Hirst looks at population models and the effects of changing fertility rates.

How much do you know about children in care?

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How much do you know about children in care? Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University. Images: Stephen Collins
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 20 Aug 2013
There are lots of myths surrounding children in care. Can you decipher fact from fiction? Take our quiz to find out

Different cultures, different childhoods

Different cultures, different childhoods Copyrighted image Credit: Corbis
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 Mar 2013
A 'normal' childhood depends on where you live and when you're born. Heather Montgomery wonders how some common British practices might look to...

More about teenagers on OpenLearn

More about teenagers on OpenLearn Creative commons image Credit: 143/365 Come Sail Away With Me / martinak15 / CC BY 2.0
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Feb 2013
The Child of Our Time children are becoming teenagers. Find out more about teenage life with OpenLearn.

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Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 20 Dec 2014
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

BA/BSc Open degree

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BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 3000 hours Updated 20 Dec 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...

CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools

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CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 20 Dec 2014
Do you work in a primary school supporting children’s learning? This is one of the fastest growing occupational groups in the UK. If you’re a...

Foundation Degree in Primary Teaching and Learning

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Foundation Degree in Primary Teaching and Learning Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 20 Dec 2014
Teaching assistants and classroom support staff represent one of the fastest growing occupational groups in the country. If you’re a teaching...

Diploma of Higher Education in Primary Teaching and Learning

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Diploma of Higher Education in Primary Teaching and Learning Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 20 Dec 2014
Classroom and teaching assistants and classroom support staff represent one of the fastest growing occupational groups in the country. If you’re a...

Diploma of Higher Education Open

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Diploma of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 20 Dec 2014
Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a range of other qualifications, including Certificates and Diplomas...

BA (Honours) Childhood and Youth Studies

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BA (Honours) Childhood and Youth Studies Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 20 Dec 2014
What makes young people tick? What shapes and influences children’s development? How can the adults who work with children support them more...

BA/BSc (Honours) Health and Social Care

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BA/BSc (Honours) Health and Social Care Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 20 Dec 2014
In the fast-changing world of today’s care sector, professionals at all levels need to be proactive and flexible in order to succeed. This degree...

Children's literature

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Children's literature Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 20 Dec 2014 Register by 10 Sep 2015
A broad introduction to the vibrant field of children’s literature studies encompassing eighteenth-century fairy tales to examples of contemporary...

The early years: developing practice (APEL route)

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The early years: developing practice (APEL route) Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 20 Dec 2014 Register by 08 Jan 2015
This APEL route and its assessment will enable you to consider the knowledge and understanding you have gained through your experience of working...