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  • Critical thinking – A skill and a process

    By Anne Wesemann

    To be successful at learning we need to do more than just remember information - critical thinking is essential. Anne...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    15 Nov 2017

  • Critical thinking – A skill and a process

    Critical thinking – A skill and a process New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Nov 2017
    To be successful at learning we need to do more than just remember information - critical thinking is essential. Anne Wesemann explains the benefits...
  • Using sources: Considering breadth as well as depth

    By Julian Cooper

    How do you use sourcing material and referencing in an assignment? Here's a guide to sources in today's digital...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    01 Nov 2017

  • Using sources: Considering breadth as well as depth

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Nov 2017
    How do you use sourcing material and referencing in an assignment? Here's a guide to sources in today's digital environment. 
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    Learning through spoken interaction

    By Patrick Andrews

    How do people learn via spoken interaction? What tips are there for those learning English as a foreign language? ...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    20 Oct 2017

  • Learning through spoken interaction

    Learning through spoken interaction Creative commons image Icon Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Oct 2017
    How do people learn via spoken interaction? What tips are there for those learning English as a foreign language?  
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    17 Oct 2017

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

    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.
  • Dr David Hann on how to succeed as a distance learner Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Dr David Hann on how to succeed as a distance learner

    By Dr David Hann

    The Open University's Dr David Hann tells you how to become a successful distance learner in this extended...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    17 Oct 2017

  • Dr David Hann on how to succeed as a distance learner

    Dr David Hann on how to succeed as a distance learner Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 17 Oct 2017
    The Open University's Dr David Hann tells you how to become a successful distance learner in this extended interview from 'Go the Distance'.
  • Anne Wesemann on critical thinking Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Anne Wesemann on critical thinking

    The Open University's Anne Wesemann explains the meaning of critical thinking in this extended interview from ...

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    16 Oct 2017

  • Anne Wesemann on critical thinking

    Anne Wesemann on critical thinking Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Oct 2017
    The Open University's Anne Wesemann explains the meaning of critical thinking in this extended interview from 'Go the Distance'.
  • Leigh-Anne Perryman on going the distance Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Leigh-Anne Perryman on going the distance

    The Open University's Leigh-Anne Perryman explains how long a distance learning course takes to complete in this...

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    16 Oct 2017

  • Leigh-Anne Perryman on going the distance

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Oct 2017
    The Open University's Leigh-Anne Perryman explains how long a distance learning course takes to complete in this extended interview from 'Go the Distance'.
  •  Julian Cooper on Using Sources Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Julian Cooper on Using Sources

    The Open University's Julian Cooper explains the importance of citing writers in assignments in this extended...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Oct 2017

  • Julian Cooper on Using Sources

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Oct 2017
    The Open University's Julian Cooper explains the importance of citing writers in assignments in this extended interview from 'Go the Distance'.
  • Michelle Lawson on Academic Writing Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Michelle Lawson on Academic Writing

    The Open University's Michelle Lawson gives you tips on academic writing and assignments in this extended...

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    16 Oct 2017

  • Michelle Lawson on Academic Writing

    Michelle Lawson on Academic Writing Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Oct 2017
    The Open University's Michelle Lawson gives you tips on academic writing and assignments in this extended interview from 'Go the Distance'.
  • Patrick Andrews on academic talk Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Patrick Andrews on academic talk

    The Open University's Patrick Andrews gives you tips on academic talk in this extended interview from 'Go...

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    16 Oct 2017

  • Patrick Andrews on academic talk

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Oct 2017
    The Open University's Patrick Andrews gives you tips on academic talk in this extended interview from 'Go the Distance'.

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  • Play, learning and the brain

    This free course, Play, learning and the brain, examines the area of brain-based learning, with a particular focus on the development of the young...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    This free course, Play, learning and the brain, examines the area of brain-based...
  • Am I ready to be a distance learner?

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    3 hours

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    14 Aug 2017

  • Am I ready to be a distance learner?

    Am I ready to be a distance learner?
    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    Have you wanted to study at a higher level and not been in a position to become a...
  • English grammar in context

    What are the differences between spoken and written English? Is use of grammar more or less complex than it appears? This free course, English...

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    What are the differences between spoken and written English? Is use of grammar...
  • Involving the family in supporting pupils' literacy learning

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    27 Feb 2017

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    Teaching children to read is one area where collaboration between teachers and...
  • What is language?: an applied linguistic perspective

    This free course, What is language?: an applied linguistic perspective, serves as an introduction to the discipline of applied linguistics. It...

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    This free course, What is language?: an applied linguistic perspective, serves as...
  • Engaging with educational research

    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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    12 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    27 Feb 2017

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    Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 27 Feb 2017
    This free course, Engaging with educational research, introduces you to the...
  • 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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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    08 Dec 2016

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    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 08 Dec 2016
    Through studying this free course, Leadership: external context and culture, you...
  • 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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    30 Nov 2016

  • Exploring equality and equity in education

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    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 30 Nov 2016
    This free course, Exploring equality and equity in education, considers the...
  • Networked practitioner: open or closed practice?

    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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    16 Sep 2016

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    This free course, Networked practitioner: open or closed practice?, starts a...

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    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early...

    CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools

    CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
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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...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Primary Teaching and Learning

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    Classroom and teaching assistants and classroom support staff represent one of the...

    BA (Honours) Early Years

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