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  • Why are the bullied reluctant to seek help? Creative commons image Icon Ben+Sam under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Why are the bullied reluctant to seek help?

    By Professor Kenneth Rigby

    Research from Australia suggests there are many reasons why children subjected to bullying don't ask their teachers...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Aug 2017

  • Why are the bullied reluctant to seek help?

    Why are the bullied reluctant to seek help? Creative commons image Icon Ben+Sam under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Aug 2017
    Research from Australia suggests there are many reasons why children subjected to bullying don't ask their teachers to get involved. Kenneth Rigby shares...
  • Do challenges make learning more fulfilling - or off-putting? Creative commons image Icon DeeAshley under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Do challenges make learning more fulfilling - or off-putting?

    By Professor Daphna Oyserman, Oliver Fisher

    Motivation is sometimes reported to be the key factor in educational achievement - but what is motivation? If we...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Aug 2017

  • Do challenges make learning more fulfilling - or off-putting?

    Do challenges make learning more fulfilling - or off-putting? Creative commons image Icon DeeAshley under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Aug 2017
    Motivation is sometimes reported to be the key factor in educational achievement - but what is motivation? If we understand motivation a little better, we...
  • Social work: Effective practice with substance abusing parents Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Stephanie Slater

    Social work: Effective practice with substance abusing parents

    By Dr Andy Taylor

    What is like being a social worker? Dr Andy Taylor of The Open University discusses effective practice with...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Apr 2017

  • Social work: Effective practice with substance abusing parents

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    Social work: Effective practice with substance abusing parents Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Stephanie Slater
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Apr 2017
    What is like being a social worker? Dr Andy Taylor of The Open University discusses effective practice with substance abusing parents. 
  • Porn licensing isn't the answer Creative commons image Icon hansol under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license

    Porn licensing isn't the answer

    By Andrew Smith

    The UK government thinks children can be protected from web porn by building barriers. Good luck with that, says...

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    30 Mar 2017

  • Porn licensing isn't the answer

    Porn licensing isn't the answer Creative commons image Icon hansol under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Updated 30 Mar 2017
    The UK government thinks children can be protected from web porn by building barriers. Good luck with that, says Andrew Smith.
  • Order your free booklet 'Young People: Changing times' Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Order your free booklet 'Young People: Changing times'

    By Dr Naomi Holford, Tyrrell Golding, Andy Rixon

    Order our free, 28-page booklet 'Young People: Changing times' to accompany the 'Child of Our Time 16' series. 

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    02 Mar 2017

  • Order your free booklet 'Young People: Changing times'

    Order your free booklet 'Young People: Changing times' Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Mar 2017
    Order our free, 28-page booklet 'Young People: Changing times' to accompany the 'Child of Our Time 16' series. 
  • Family Fortunes: Could you help a family in crisis?

    Families need support for different reasons - and families may need differing approaches to the same challenges....

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    30 Jan 2017

  • Family Fortunes: Could you help a family in crisis?

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 Jan 2017
    Families need support for different reasons - and families may need differing approaches to the same challenges. How well can you connect families and...
  • Free courses for teachers and student teachers Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Monkey Business Images / Shutterstock

    Free courses for teachers and student teachers

    The links below provide access to a series of free, short Open University courses aimed at supporting initial teacher...

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    17 Jan 2017

  • Free courses for teachers and student teachers

    Free courses for teachers and student teachers Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Monkey Business Images / Shutterstock
    Updated 17 Jan 2017
    The links below provide access to a series of free, short Open University courses aimed at supporting initial teacher education, teacher professional...
  • Do boys need male role models? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Og-vision | Dreamstime.com

    Do boys need male role models?

    By Martin Robb, Sandy Ruxton

    Is a lack of ‘male role models’ the source of the problems faced by young men today? And does involving more men in...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2016

  • Do boys need male role models?

    Do boys need male role models? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Og-vision | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 Aug 2016
    Is a lack of ‘male role models’ the source of the problems faced by young men today? And does involving more men in boys’ care and welfare make a difference?...
  • OpenLearn Live: 28th July 2016 Creative commons image Icon Charles Rawding under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 28th July 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The Post Office service which delivers lovers alongside love letters; and what is the Named Person scheme? Free...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Jul 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 28th July 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 28th July 2016 Creative commons image Icon Charles Rawding under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Jul 2016
    The Post Office service which delivers lovers alongside love letters; and what is the Named Person scheme? Free learning from across the day.
  • The Hairy Bikers Interviews: Dave Myers on the shared benefits of the 'Old School' project Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Maverick/BBC

    The Hairy Bikers Interviews: Dave Myers on the shared benefits of the 'Old School' project

    In this short, exclusive clip Hairy Biker, Dave Myers, looks at how the shared benefits of 'Old School' are unlike...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    04 May 2016

  • The Hairy Bikers Interviews: Dave Myers on the shared benefits of the 'Old School' project

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    The Hairy Bikers Interviews: Dave Myers on the shared benefits of the 'Old School' project Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Maverick/BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 May 2016
    In this short, exclusive clip Hairy Biker, Dave Myers, looks at how the shared benefits of 'Old School' are unlike any other mentoring project.

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    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales)

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    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    How can we improve the lives of children and young people who are ‘in trouble’?...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Working with Young People

    Course Course
    Certificate of Higher Education in Working with Young People
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    Do you have experience of working with young people in informal settings such as...

    BA/BSc Open degree

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    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

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    Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    BA (Honours) Youth Work

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    BA (Honours) Youth Work Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    There are few things more important or rewarding than making a positive difference...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Working with Young People

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Working with Young People Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    This practice-based diploma course is the qualification for you if you’re living...

    BA (Hons) Youth Justice Studies (England and Wales)

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    BA (Hons) Youth Justice Studies (England and Wales) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    How can we improve the lives of children and young people who are ‘in trouble’?...

    Foundation Degree in Working with Young People

    Course Course
    Foundation Degree in Working with Young People Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    If you work with young people as a volunteer or in a paid role, the Foundation...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

    Course Course
    Diploma of Higher Education Open
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    BA (Honours) Childhood and Youth Studies

    Course Course
    BA (Honours) Childhood and Youth Studies
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    What makes young people tick? What shapes and influences children’s development?...