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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    17 Oct 2017

  • Should boys be taught about periods and the menstrual cycle at school?

    Should boys be taught about periods and the menstrual cycle at school? New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Oct 2017
    Could including boys in lessons on periods help reduce stigma and taboo around the menstrual cycle? A recent report suggests it might.
  • Methods in Motion: The middle children Creative commons image Icon PersonalCreations.com under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Methods in Motion: The middle children

    By Dr Sarah Crafter

    Dr Sarah Crafter explores how child language brokers act as cultural mediators of identity and belonging.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    18 Sep 2017

  • Methods in Motion: The middle children

    Methods in Motion: The middle children Creative commons image Icon PersonalCreations.com under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Sep 2017
    Dr Sarah Crafter explores how child language brokers act as cultural mediators of identity and belonging.
  • Space for reflection Creative commons image Icon Herry Lawford under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Space for reflection

    By Madhavi Kapur

    Madhavi Kapur, head of the Rewachand Bhojwani Academy, explains why many schools in Asia find students benefit from a...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Sep 2017

  • Space for reflection

    Space for reflection Creative commons image Icon Herry Lawford under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Sep 2017
    Madhavi Kapur, head of the Rewachand Bhojwani Academy, explains why many schools in Asia find students benefit from a little breathing space.
  • 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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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    25 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
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 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
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    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
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    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
    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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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    Activity

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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...

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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 23 Oct 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 23 Oct 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 23 Oct 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 23 Oct 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 23 Oct 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 23 Oct 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 23 Oct 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 23 Oct 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 23 Oct 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 23 Oct 2017
    What makes young people tick? What shapes and influences children’s development?...