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Teaching dyslexic language students

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Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 16 Jun 2014
How can you best support students with dyslexia during their studies? Use this hub of articles to find out

Delivering tutorials for dyslexic students

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Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Jun 2014
Key principles for effective tutorial delivery for dyslexic and, in particular, SpLD students

Support for dyslexic language students through feedback

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Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Jun 2014
A summary of how you can help dyslexic students through providing feedback 

Maximising the potential of online tools for dyslexic students

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Jun 2014
Teachers should be aware of the following assistive technologies and online tools to help dyslexic students

Preparing tutorials for dyslexic language students

Preparing tutorials for dyslexic language students Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Jun 2014
Strategies language teachers can follow before their tutorials to help dyslexic students 

Without fear or favour? School inspection in turbulent times

Without fear or favour? School inspection in turbulent times Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 17 Apr 2014
The case of Park View School raises questions about Ofsted's independence, writes the OU's Jacqueline Baxter.

Is teaching still a profession?

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Updated 07 Mar 2014
Have tablets on every lap and whiteboards on every wall replaced the need for professional teachers? Not so fast, says Peter Twining.

World Class Films - Teachers Beyond Borders

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Aug 2012
Introducing Teachers Beyond Borders, a non-profit organisation passionate about boosting literacy and teaching standards for children with special...

English In Action

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English In Action Copyrighted image Credit: Apple
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Mar 2010
English In Action are using mobile technology to create new ways of teaching and learning.

Seeing the benefits of TESSA in the classroom

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Feb 2010
The Open University has been involved in the TESSA programme bringing education to Sub-Saharan Africa. But has the scheme been a success?

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Learning to teach

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Learning to teach
Masters level Duration 20 hours Updated 26 Mar 2014
This course, which comprises four study units, is aimed at people who are considering training to be teachers, student teachers, newly qualified...

Learning to teach: An introduction to classroom research

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Masters level Duration 5 hours Updated 25 Feb 2014
This is the fourth of four units which comprise the course 'Learning to teach'. Undertaking classroom research is seen as an effective form of CPD....

Learning to teach: Making sense of learning to teach

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Masters level Duration 5 hours Updated 25 Feb 2014
This is the first of four units which comprise the course 'Learning to teach'. This unit draws on what we know about how people learn to become...

Learning to teach: Mentoring and tutoring student teachers

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Masters level Duration 5 hours Updated 21 Feb 2014
This is the second of four units which comprise the course 'Learning to teach'. Traditionally student teachers are supported by a mentor in school...

Learning to teach: Becoming a reflective practitioner

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Learning to teach: Becoming a reflective practitioner
Masters level Duration 5 hours Updated 23 Jan 2014
This is the third of four units which comprise the course 'Learning to teach'. Critical reflection is crucial to becoming a successful teacher....

Teachers sharing resources online

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Teachers sharing resources online
Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 22 Jan 2014
This unit is designed to help you learn about how learning resources can be shared using online repositories, i.e. websites that allow for the...

Understanding early years environments and children’s spaces

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Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 08 Jan 2014
This unit considers some of the different environments children encounter in their early years. It encourages you to develop your reflection of...

An introduction to the wider professional role of the teacher in England

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Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
This unit is an early study for people wishing to become a secondary teacher using the Open University's highly flexible route for graduates –...

The ‘why’ and ‘what’ of educational leadership and management

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Masters level Duration 8 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
This unit introduces you to researching educational leadership and management and how undertaking research can contribute to both good practice and...

Introducing observational approaches in research with children and young people

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Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 04 Jul 2013
This unit introduces you to analysing academic writing and, in particular, the way an article might be structured to clearly explain an...