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When do children develop a sense of gender?

When do children develop a sense of gender? 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...

Do children exercise less in winter?

Do children exercise less in winter? Creative commons image Scorpions & Centaurs under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
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

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Free course: Childhood in the digital age Copyrighted image Copyright: Monkey Business Image | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Updated 28 Jan 2016
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,...

Archive course extract: Attachment theory

Archive course extract: Attachment theory Copyrighted image Copyright: Production team
Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Jan 2016
This extract is from a course no longer in presentation at The Open University, and is online for archive purposes only. How do children come to...

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

Sometimes a bunny is just a bunny: The Playboy brand and sexualisation of children Copyrighted image Copyright: Michalakis Ppalis | Dreamstime.com
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.

Bringing up Britain

Bringing up Britain Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Aug 2015
Mariella Frostrup presents the series that explores the complex realities of parenting in today's Britain.

Do we really listen to children and young people?

Do we really listen to children and young people? Creative commons image By Lexie Flickinger [CC BY 2.0], via Flickr Creative Commons under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Aug 2015
Dr Victoria Cooper from the Children's Research Centre discusses enabling participation by children and young people.

Social Science and Psychology Pathway

Social Science and Psychology Pathway Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Updated 21 Jan 2015
So you have decided that studying Social Science and Psychology is for you - what next?

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