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OU on the BBC: The Educators

OU on the BBC: The Educators
Updated 27 Aug 2014
Join us for the series that examines the way we teach and learn, and explores the ideas of people whose influence extends from students to...

Will gay rights and feminist movements please return to your assumptions?

Will gay rights and feminist movements please return to your assumptions? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 21 Jul 2014
We need a broader based education about gender and sexual diversity and to move away from simplistic binary labels, writes Meg Barker.

Damned by doublespeak

Damned by doublespeak Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 18 Jul 2014
From mission statements, to political revelations, nothing is what it seems, writes Steve Woods.

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Learning to Learn

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Learning to Learn Copyright free image Credit: ©iStock.com/payee
Introductory level Duration 80 hours Updated 16 Jun 2014
Learning and change can mean big decisions and asking important questions. This free online course is a friendly starting point introducing a range...

Teaching assistants: Support in action

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 23 Apr 2014
Teaching assistants are an important resource in education. This unit looks at how the role has developed across the UK over time. It explores the...

Learning to learn: Reflecting backward, reflecting forward

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Learning to learn: Reflecting backward, reflecting forward Copyrighted image Credit: © Warchi/iStockphoto.com
Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 01 Apr 2014
This unit give you an opportunity to review what you have learned, and allow you to think about how you will take forward what you have learned,...

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Top-up BA Early Years

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Top-up BA Early Years Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Sep 2014
This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early Years (normally sector endorsed) to enhance their professional...

Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Sep 2014
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

BA/BSc Open degree

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BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 3000 hours Updated 18 Sep 2014
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...