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  • Hinglish, Pinglish, Binglish, Minglish Creative commons image Icon leesean under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Hinglish, Pinglish, Binglish, Minglish

    By Madhavi Kapur

    The head of the Rewachand Bhojwani Academy finds the multilingualism of Indian society has positive advantages, even...

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    14 Sep 2017

  • Hinglish, Pinglish, Binglish, Minglish

    Hinglish, Pinglish, Binglish, Minglish Creative commons image Icon leesean under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Sep 2017
    The head of the Rewachand Bhojwani Academy finds the multilingualism of Indian society has positive advantages, even though it makes it harder to maintain...
  • 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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  • Space for reflection

    Space for reflection Creative commons image Icon Herry Lawford under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license Updated content
    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.
  • Are we taking the fun out of reading? Creative commons image Icon Peter Mercator under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Are we taking the fun out of reading?

    By Dr Ingrid Piller

    Enforcing reading on small children - and treating books as unclean - risks putting kids off literacy before they've...

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    25 Aug 2017

  • Are we taking the fun out of reading?

    Are we taking the fun out of reading? Creative commons image Icon Peter Mercator under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    Enforcing reading on small children - and treating books as unclean - risks putting kids off literacy before they've even started, worries Ingrid Piller.
  • 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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    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...
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    "That's so gay!" Homophobic language and school

    By Shaun Delenty, Fernando Rosell-Aguilar

    How is the word 'gay' used in your school? What negative impact it can have on the pupils' views about homosexuality?...

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    25 Aug 2017

  • "That's so gay!" Homophobic language and school

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    How is the word 'gay' used in your school? What negative impact it can have on the pupils' views about homosexuality? Find out with the founder of Inclusion...
  • Interdisciplinarity: A collection Creative commons image Icon Professor Efraïm Rodriguez Cobos / epSos.de under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Interdisciplinarity: A collection

    Bringing together the best of interdisciplinary resources from across OpenLearn – could an "Open" qualification be...

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    18 Aug 2017

  • Interdisciplinarity: A collection

    Interdisciplinarity: A collection Creative commons image Icon Professor Efraïm Rodriguez Cobos / epSos.de under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Aug 2017
    Bringing together the best of interdisciplinary resources from across OpenLearn – could an "Open" qualification be right for you?
  • 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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    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...
  • Thoroughly Modern Millennials

    By Steve Woods

    How do Millennials want to learn? Does their use of new technologies require a more contemporary educational system?

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    13 Jul 2017

  • Thoroughly Modern Millennials

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 13 Jul 2017
    How do Millennials want to learn? Does their use of new technologies require a more contemporary educational system?
  • Why is 'modern language' taken to mean 'European language'? Creative commons image Icon Prince You under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Why is 'modern language' taken to mean 'European language'?

    By Dr Jieun Kiaer

    In education in the UK, 'modern languages' all too often means those of Northern Europe.  Dr Jieun Kiaer argues...

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    07 Jun 2017

  • Why is 'modern language' taken to mean 'European language'?

    Why is 'modern language' taken to mean 'European language'? Creative commons image Icon Prince You under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jun 2017
    In education in the UK, 'modern languages' all too often means those of Northern Europe.  Dr Jieun Kiaer argues that it's an attitude that's outdated.
  • Has media literacy become self-destructive? Creative commons image Icon 1uffster (Jeanie) under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Has media literacy become self-destructive?

    By Danah Boyd

    Danah Boyd, founder of Data & Society, asks if American society has become too distrustful of experts

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    17 May 2017

  • Has media literacy become self-destructive?

    Has media literacy become self-destructive? Creative commons image Icon 1uffster (Jeanie) under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 May 2017
    Danah Boyd, founder of Data & Society, asks if American society has become too distrustful of experts

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    This free course, Engaging with educational research, introduces you to the theoretical toolkit that is an essential part of engaging in...

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  • Word and image

    Why does the way a page looks influence how we interpret the information it contains? This free course, Word and image, will examine how typography...

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    Why does the way a page looks influence how we interpret the information it...
  • Leadership: external context and culture

    Through studying this free course, Leadership: external context and culture, you will develop your understanding of the impact of external context...

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  • Exploring equality and equity in education

    This free course, Exploring equality and equity in education, considers the complexity of social justice as applied to education and reflects on...

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    This free course, Networked practitioner: open or closed practice?, starts a debate to support the decision-making process around openness and the...

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    Dyslexia is a condition affecting literacy skills. This free course, Understanding dyslexia, analyses how our image of normality affects the way we...

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    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

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    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017
    This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early...

    CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools

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    Do you work in a primary school supporting children’s learning? This is one of the...

    Foundation Degree in Primary Teaching and Learning

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    Teaching assistants and classroom support staff represent one of the fastest...

    BA (Honours) Early Years

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    Do you work with young children? Do you want to boost your career and develop your...