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  • Harry Potter and Parenting Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (fair dealing)

    Harry Potter and Parenting

    By Martin Robb

    What does the Harry Potter series, and the protagonist's search for a home and family, tell us about parent...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    17 Jul 2017

  • Harry Potter and Parenting

    Harry Potter and Parenting Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (fair dealing) New content
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 17 Jul 2017
    What does the Harry Potter series, and the protagonist's search for a home and family, tell us about parent-child relationships?
  • Workshops on gender diversity – helping us move from insults to inclusion. Creative commons image Icon flickr under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    26 Apr 2017

  • Workshops on gender diversity – helping us move from insults to inclusion.

    Workshops on gender diversity – helping us move from insults to inclusion. Creative commons image Icon flickr under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 Apr 2017
    How can we tackle the bullying of transgender youth in schools? Can workshops on gender diversity help?
  • What pressures are young men feeling? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: SplitShire

    What pressures are young men feeling?

    By Martin Robb, Sandy Ruxton

    A rigid construct of what makes a "real man" is putting a strain on real young men, says new research.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2017

  • What pressures are young men feeling?

    What pressures are young men feeling? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: SplitShire
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    A rigid construct of what makes a "real man" is putting a strain on real young men, says new research.
  • Ads of our time – are teens susceptible to food ads in digital media? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Martin O'Brien, O'Brien Creative

    Ads of our time – are teens susceptible to food ads in digital media?

    By Dr Mimi Tatlow-Golden

    The OU's Dr Mimi Tatlow-Golden discusses what psychology can tell us about teens’ susceptibility to food ads in...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    29 Mar 2017

  • Ads of our time – are teens susceptible to food ads in digital media?

    Ads of our time – are teens susceptible to food ads in digital media? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Martin O'Brien, O'Brien Creative
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Mar 2017
    The OU's Dr Mimi Tatlow-Golden discusses what psychology can tell us about teens’ susceptibility to food ads in digital media. 
  • Santa: An OpenLearn reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    He's making a reading list; he's checking it twice. Here's a collection of academic takes on Santa and related gift...

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    23 Dec 2016

  • Santa: An OpenLearn reading list

    Updated 23 Dec 2016
    He's making a reading list; he's checking it twice. Here's a collection of academic takes on Santa and related gift-bringers to round off our week of...
  • OpenLearn Live: 25th November 2016 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

    OpenLearn Live: 25th November 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Autumn on Mars; quantum computing; children caring for parents with Parkinsons. Learning and research from across the...

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    25 Nov 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 25th November 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 25th November 2016 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
    Updated 25 Nov 2016
    Autumn on Mars; quantum computing; children caring for parents with Parkinsons. Learning and research from across the day.
  • Does Inside Out accurately capture the mind of an 11-year-old girl? A child psychologist weighs in Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Tanyaru | Dreamstime.com - White Eggs With Different Emotions In Tray Horizontal Photo

    Does Inside Out accurately capture the mind of an 11-year-old girl? A child psychologist weighs in

    By Jane Timmons-Mitchell

    Is it enough to use Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger to portray a pre-pubescent child's behaviour?

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 May 2016

  • Does Inside Out accurately capture the mind of an 11-year-old girl? A child psychologist weighs in

    Does Inside Out accurately capture the mind of an 11-year-old girl? A child psychologist weighs in Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Tanyaru | Dreamstime.com - White Eggs With Different Emotions In Tray Horizontal Photo
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 May 2016
    Is it enough to use Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger to portray a pre-pubescent child's behaviour?
  • Archive course extract: Attachment theory Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team

    Archive course extract: Attachment theory

    By The OpenLearn team

    This extract is from a course no longer in presentation at The Open University, and is online for archive purposes...

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    10 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    11 Jan 2016

  • Archive course extract: Attachment theory

    Archive course extract: Attachment theory Copyrighted image Icon 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 develop...
  • Sometimes a bunny is just a bunny: The Playboy brand and sexualisation of children Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Michalakis Ppalis | Dreamstime.com

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

    By Sara Bragg

    Beyond the tabloid-fuelled rage at Playboy products apparently aimed at children is a much more nuanced relationship...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Dec 2015

  • 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 Icon 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.
  • Rugby: A sport for sampling or specialisation? Creative commons image Icon Kelsey E [[CC BY 2.0]] via Flickr Creative Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Rugby: A sport for sampling or specialisation?

    By Jessica Pinchbeck, The OU Sport & Fitness team

    What are the benefits or risks of specialising in a sport early on? Jessica Pinchbeck discusses early specialisation...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Oct 2015

  • Rugby: A sport for sampling or specialisation?

    Rugby: A sport for sampling or specialisation? Creative commons image Icon Kelsey E [[CC BY 2.0]] via Flickr Creative Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Oct 2015
    What are the benefits or risks of specialising in a sport early on? Jessica Pinchbeck discusses early specialisation in rugby.

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  • Exploring family health

    How can families support healthy living and cope with illness? This free course, Exploring family health, will provide an understanding of what is...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    04 Apr 2017

  • Exploring family health

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    Exploring family health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Iakov Filimonov/Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 04 Apr 2017
    How can families support healthy living and cope with illness? This free course,...
  • Work and mental health

    Although being at work during periods of mental illness can be difficult for those with mental health problems, most people with these difficulties...

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    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    17 Feb 2017

  • Work and mental health

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    Work and mental health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: iStock
    Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 17 Feb 2017
    Although being at work during periods of mental illness can be difficult for those...
  • The family at the centre of early learning

    This free course, The family at the centre of early learning, focuses on the positive learning relationships that can exist in any family and how...

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    9 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    22 Aug 2016

  • The family at the centre of early learning

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    The family at the centre of early learning Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Courtesy: Karen Horsley.
    Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
    This free course, The family at the centre of early learning, focuses on the...
  • Children's participation

    Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child introduced the right of children to have a say in issues affecting them. Although...

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    12 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    15 Aug 2016

  • Children's participation

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    Children's participation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 15 Aug 2016
    Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child introduced the right of...
  • Introduction to child psychology

    Childhood is a time of rapid growth and development, and studying these changes is endlessly stimulating. In this free course, Introduction to...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Feb 2016

  • Introduction to child psychology

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    Introduction to child psychology
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 26 Feb 2016
    Childhood is a time of rapid growth and development, and studying these changes is...
  • Issues in research with children and young people

    This free course, Issues in research with children and young people, considers the aims and range of research with children and young people....

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    7 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    17 Feb 2016

  • Issues in research with children and young people

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    Issues in research with children and young people
    Advanced level Duration 7 hours Updated 17 Feb 2016
    This free course, Issues in research with children and young people, considers the...
  • Partnerships and networks in work with young people

    The term 'partnership' is used to describe a wide range of organisational arrangements and ways of working: from informal networking between...

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    16 Feb 2016

  • Partnerships and networks in work with young people

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    Partnerships and networks in work with young people
    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 16 Feb 2016
    The term 'partnership' is used to describe a wide range of organisational...
  • Childhood in crisis?

    This free course, Childhood in crisis?, explores an idea much repeated in minority-world media that childhood is in crisis. Looking at this idea...

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    16 Feb 2016

  • Childhood in crisis?

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    Childhood in crisis?
    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 16 Feb 2016
    This free course, Childhood in crisis?, explores an idea much repeated in minority...
  • Young people’s wellbeing

    What do we mean by 'wellbeing' for young people? How is it shaped by social differences and inequalities, and how can we improve young people's...

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    16 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    12 Feb 2016

  • Young people’s wellbeing

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    Young people’s wellbeing Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 16 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016
    What do we mean by 'wellbeing' for young people? How is it shaped by social...
  • Working together for children: Stirling

    The care of children, especially those with disabilities, is surrounded by complex issues. Learning to navigate these difficulties while helping...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    12 Feb 2016

  • Working together for children: Stirling

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    Working together for children: Stirling Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016
    The care of children, especially those with disabilities, is surrounded by complex...