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  • Did Harry Potter’s extracurricular activities land him a job at the Ministry of Magic? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Pottermore (fair dealing)

    Did Harry Potter’s extracurricular activities land him a job at the Ministry of Magic?

    By Dr Grace Clifton

    How did Harry Potter become an Auror despite never taking his NEWTs? Could the skills he learnt outside of the...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Jul 2017

  • Did Harry Potter’s extracurricular activities land him a job at the Ministry of Magic?

    Did Harry Potter’s extracurricular activities land him a job at the Ministry of Magic? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Pottermore (fair dealing)
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 04 Jul 2017
    How did Harry Potter become an Auror despite never taking his NEWTs? Could the skills he learnt outside of the classroom at Hogwarts have made him ...
  • Free courses for teachers and student teachers Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Monkey Business Images / Shutterstock

    Free courses for teachers and student teachers

    The links below provide access to a series of free, short Open University courses aimed at supporting initial teacher...

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    Updated on:

    17 Jan 2017

  • Free courses for teachers and student teachers

    Free courses for teachers and student teachers Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Monkey Business Images / Shutterstock
    Updated 17 Jan 2017
    The links below provide access to a series of free, short Open University courses aimed at supporting initial teacher education, teacher professional...
  • Teaching dyslexic language students

    How can you best support students with dyslexia during their studies? Use this hub of articles to find out

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    1 hour

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    16 Jun 2014

  • Teaching dyslexic language students

    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 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: OU

    Delivering tutorials for dyslexic students

    Key principles for effective tutorial delivery for dyslexic and, in particular, SpLD students

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    10 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    16 Jun 2014

  • Delivering tutorials for dyslexic students

    Delivering tutorials for dyslexic students Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: OU
    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 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: OU image library

    Support for dyslexic language students through feedback

    A summary of how you can help dyslexic students through providing feedback 

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    10 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    16 Jun 2014

  • Support for dyslexic language students through feedback

    Support for dyslexic language students through feedback Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: OU image library
    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 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Clickrchick | Dreamstime.com

    Maximising the potential of online tools for dyslexic students

    Teachers should be aware of the following assistive technologies and online tools to help dyslexic students

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Jun 2014

  • Maximising the potential of online tools for dyslexic students

    Maximising the potential of online tools for dyslexic students Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Clickrchick | Dreamstime.com
    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 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Preparing tutorials for dyslexic language students

    Strategies language teachers can follow before their tutorials to help dyslexic students 

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    10 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    16 Jun 2014

  • Preparing tutorials for dyslexic language students

    Preparing tutorials for dyslexic language students Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: 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 Creative commons image Icon Catherine Pain under Creative-Commons license

    Without fear or favour? School inspection in turbulent times

    By Dr Jacqueline Baxter

    The case of Park View School raises questions about Ofsted's independence, writes the OU's Jacqueline Baxter.

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    Updated on:

    17 Apr 2014

  • Without fear or favour? School inspection in turbulent times

    Without fear or favour? School inspection in turbulent times Creative commons image Icon Catherine Pain under Creative-Commons license
    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? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Is teaching still a profession?

    By Professor Peter Twining

    Have tablets on every lap and whiteboards on every wall replaced the need for professional teachers? Not so fast,...

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    Updated on:

    07 Mar 2014

  • Is teaching still a profession?

    Is teaching still a profession? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    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 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    World Class Films - Teachers Beyond Borders

    Introducing Teachers Beyond Borders, a non-profit organisation passionate about boosting literacy and teaching...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Aug 2012

  • World Class Films - Teachers Beyond Borders

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    World Class Films - Teachers Beyond Borders Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    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 needs in...

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  • Continuity and learning

    This free course, Continuity and learning, has a practical and professional development focus. You will explore interactive dimensions of workplace...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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  • Continuity and learning

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    Continuity and learning
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 21 Apr 2017
    This free course, Continuity and learning, has a practical and professional...
  • Learning to teach: an introduction to classroom research

    This is the fourth of four courses which comprise the course Learning to teach. Undertaking classroom research is seen as an effective form of CPD....

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    5 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    23 Aug 2016

  • Learning to teach: an introduction to classroom research

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    Learning to teach: an introduction to classroom research
    Advanced level Duration 5 hours Updated 23 Aug 2016
    This is the fourth of four courses which comprise the course Learning to teach....
  • Learning to teach: becoming a reflective practitioner

    This is the third of four courses which comprise the course Learning to teach. Critical reflection is crucial to becoming a successful teacher....

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    5 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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  • Learning to teach: becoming a reflective practitioner

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    Learning to teach: becoming a reflective practitioner
    Advanced level Duration 5 hours Updated 23 Aug 2016
    This is the third of four courses which comprise the course Learning to teach....
  • Learning to teach: making sense of learning to teach

    This free course, Making sense of learning to teach, is the first of four courses which comprise the course Learning to teach. It draws on what we...

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  • Learning to teach: making sense of learning to teach

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    Learning to teach: making sense of learning to teach Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Copyright © 2014 The Open University
    Advanced level Duration 5 hours Updated 23 Aug 2016
    This free course, Making sense of learning to teach, is the first of four courses...
  • Learning to teach: mentoring and tutoring student teachers

    This is the second of four courses which comprise the course Learning to teach. Traditionally student teachers are supported by a mentor in school...

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    5 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    23 Aug 2016

  • Learning to teach: mentoring and tutoring student teachers

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    Learning to teach: mentoring and tutoring student teachers Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © 2014 The Open University
    Advanced level Duration 5 hours Updated 23 Aug 2016
    This is the second of four courses which comprise the course Learning to teach....
  • Secondary learning

    This free course, Secondary learning, will identify and explore some of the key issues around learning and teaching in secondary schools. Through...

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    11 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    22 Jun 2016

  • Secondary learning

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    Secondary learning Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: (c) istockphoto.com / Catherine Yeulet
    Advanced level Duration 11 hours Updated 22 Jun 2016
    This free course, Secondary learning, will identify and explore some of the key...
  • Assessment in secondary modern foreign languages

    This free course, Assessment in secondary modern foreign languages, will identify and explore some of the key issues around assessing modern...

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    11 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    22 Jun 2016

  • Assessment in secondary modern foreign languages

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    Assessment in secondary modern foreign languages Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: (c) istockphoto.com / Catherine Yeulet
    Advanced level Duration 11 hours Updated 22 Jun 2016
    This free course, Assessment in secondary modern foreign languages, will identify...
  • Teaching secondary modern foreign languages

    This free course, Teaching secondary modern foreign languages, will identify and explore some of the key issues around teaching modern foreign...

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    11 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    22 Jun 2016

  • Teaching secondary modern foreign languages

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    Teaching secondary modern foreign languages Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: (c) istockphoto.com / Catherine Yeulet
    Advanced level Duration 11 hours Updated 22 Jun 2016
    This free course, Teaching secondary modern foreign languages, will identify and...
  • Teaching secondary mathematics

    This free course, Teaching secondary mathematics, will identify and explore some of the key issues around teaching mathematics in secondary schools...

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    11 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    22 Jun 2016

  • Teaching secondary mathematics

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    Teaching secondary mathematics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: (c) istockphoto.com / Catherine Yeulet
    Advanced level Duration 11 hours Updated 22 Jun 2016
    This free course, Teaching secondary mathematics, will identify and explore some...
  • Assessment in secondary mathematics

    This free course, Assessment in secondary mathematics, will identify and explore some of the key issues around assessing mathematics in secondary...

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    11 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    22 Jun 2016

  • Assessment in secondary mathematics

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    Assessment in secondary mathematics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: (c) istockphoto.com / Catherine Yeulet
    Advanced level Duration 11 hours Updated 22 Jun 2016
    This free course, Assessment in secondary mathematics, will identify and explore...