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Free courses for teachers and student teachers

Free courses for teachers and student teachers Copyrighted image Copyright: Monkey Business Images / Shutterstock
Updated 22 Jun 2016
The links below provide access to a series of free, short Open University courses aimed at supporting initial teacher education, teacher...

Teaching dyslexic language students

Teaching dyslexic language students Creative commons image
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

Delivering tutorials for dyslexic students Copyrighted image 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

Support for dyslexic language students through feedback Copyrighted image 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

Maximising the potential of online tools for dyslexic students Copyrighted image 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

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

Is teaching still a profession?

Is teaching still a profession? Copyrighted image 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

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World Class Films - Teachers Beyond Borders Copyrighted image 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...

English In Action

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English In Action Copyrighted image Copyright: 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.

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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. Critical reflection is crucial to becoming a successful teacher....

Learning to teach: mentoring and tutoring student teachers

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Learning to teach: mentoring and tutoring student teachers Copyrighted image Copyright: © 2014 The Open University
Advanced level Duration 5 hours Updated 06 Jul 2016
This is the second of four courses which comprise the course Learning to teach. Traditionally student teachers are supported by a mentor in school...

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 04 Jul 2016
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....

Secondary learning

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Secondary learning Copyrighted image 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 issues around learning and teaching in secondary schools. Through...

Assessment in secondary modern foreign languages

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Assessment in secondary modern foreign languages Copyrighted image 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 and explore some of the key issues around assessing modern...

Teaching secondary modern foreign languages

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Teaching secondary modern foreign languages Copyrighted image 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 explore some of the key issues around teaching modern foreign...

Teaching secondary mathematics

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Teaching secondary mathematics Copyrighted image 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 of the key issues around teaching mathematics in secondary schools...

Assessment in secondary mathematics

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Assessment in secondary mathematics Copyrighted image 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 some of the key issues around assessing mathematics in secondary...

Teaching secondary science

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Teaching secondary science
Advanced level Duration 11 hours Updated 22 Jun 2016
This free course, Teaching secondary science, will identify and explore some of the key issues around science pedagogy in secondary schools....

Assessment in secondary science

Free Course Free Course Featuring: Audio Audio
Assessment in secondary science
Advanced level Duration 11 hours Updated 22 Jun 2016
This free course, Assessment in secondary science, will identify and explore some of the key issues around science assessment practice in secondary...