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Take the survey: Working Mothers

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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...

Find out more about child development in the early years

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Introductory Level Updated 26 Feb 2013
Download the Early Years Developmental Journal to find out more about child development in the early years, and how you can record a child’s...

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Understanding children: Babies being heard

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Introductory Level Duration 5 hours Updated 12 Feb 2014
Here you will find out some of the things very young babies can do. You will also discover how babies can contribute to family life and...

Infants’ understanding of their social world

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Masters Level Duration 12 hours Updated 21 Jan 2014
Here we draw on a wide range of psychological research to address the question of whether infants have a rich understanding of their social world....

Understanding society: Families

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Introductory Level Duration 5 hours Updated 09 Jan 2012
Here you will explore how different families have different ideas about how work in the home should be divided. You will also investigate the...

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Early years focus on research with children and young people

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Early years focus on research with children and young people Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced Level Duration 600 hours Updated 11 Feb 2012 Register by 10 Jan 2013
This project-based course focuses on the research process with children and young people. You’ll develop your own research skills, focusing on an...