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Thinking Allowed: The Ethnography Award 'Shortlist' 2015Monday, 20th April 2015 00:15 - BBC Radio 4This week's Thinking Allowed hosts a special programme dedicated to academic research in ethnography. Read more: Thinking Allowed: The Ethnography Award 'Shortlist' 2015
A History of Ideas - Descartes Cogito Ergo SumAvailable until Thursday, 14th April 2016 08:30Stephen Fry explains Rene Descartes argument 'Cogito Ergo Sum' - 'I think, therefore I am'. Watch now: OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Descartes Cogito Ergo Sum
A History of Ideas - Erving Goffman's Performed SelfAvailable until Thursday, 14th April 2016 08:15
Thinking Allowed: The Ethnography Award 'Shortlist' 2015Available until Friday, 15th April 2016 09:45
A History of Ideas - John Locke and personal memoryAvailable until Thursday, 14th April 2016 11:15
What does it mean to be me?Watch these short and snappy animations on the subject of me: the individual, memory, 'self' and... Watch now: What does it mean to be me?
Take the photographic memory testCan you capture scenes just by looking at them? Find out with our photographic memory test. Launch now: Take the photographic memory test
Introduction to bookkeeping and accountingThis free course Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting provides an introduction to the... Try: Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting now
Succeed with maths – Part 1[BETA] If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this short 8-week course... Try: Succeed with maths – Part 1 now
Working life and learning
What is your experience of work and what did you learn from this experience? This unit...
What is your experience of work and what did you learn from this experience? This unit will enable you to reflect upon what you have learned from work and support you in improving how you learn at work. It will encourage you to think critically about work-based learning and review your own professional knowledge and skills.
Work, of course, does not just mean the work you do when you are employed by an organisation. Many people are self-employed, do voluntary work or work to care for others in unpaid roles. You will read more about this broader definition of work below. There may also be a number of reasons why you would want to use this module to improve your working life. You might, for example, want to:
- improve your work performance
- enhance your promotion chances
- change jobs
- return to paid employment after a period outside it
- develop self-employment opportunities
- make the most of voluntary work.
Working and learning: developing effective performance at work
This extract from BU130 Working and learning: developing effective performance at work is taken from the introductory week of this module. In it, you will be asked to identify areas in which you would like to improve your performance at work and to think about how you might carry out projects in the workplace to learn how to achieve this improvement. If you choose to go on to study this module you will spend the first eleven weeks planning these projects (which we call work-based learning inquiries) and the rest of the module carrying them out. Throughout the module you will be directed to resources to help you to develop your study skills and also academic resources (Topic Guides) to help you to learn about the subjects of your work-based learning inquiries.