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Management and the unconscious mind

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Management and the unconscious mind Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Nov 2013
How can the unconscious mind influence management styles? Is rational thinking a pre-requisite for good ideas? The human brain is an incredibly...

Bon départ: beginners’ French second edition

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Bon départ: beginners’ French second edition Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 40 mins Updated 18 Nov 2013
What’s the difference between formal and informal greetings in French? How do people in Paris discuss their daily routines? This second edition of...

Rundblick: beginners' German second edition

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Rundblick: beginners' German second edition Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 06 Nov 2013
How do you discuss the weather or make a hotel reservation in German? ...

Evolution of human rights

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Evolution of human rights Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 08 Oct 2013
What are the differences between individual and minority rights? How did the League of Nations and United Nations attempt to address the topic of...

Frozen Planet: Packing for a cold journey

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Frozen Planet: Packing for a cold journey Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Apr 2010
As Mark prepares for his trip to the Arctic, he faces his first challenge: Packing.

Search Engines of the Future: The Pharos project

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Search Engines of the Future: The Pharos project Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Oct 2009
The volume of stored information is growing exponentially and an increasing share is audio-visual content. This content drives the demand for new...

The hidden history of learning disability

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The hidden history of learning disability Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 29 Oct 2009
How important is oral history in understanding the life of people with learning disabilities? This audio, recorded in July 2009 at the Social...

The Oldest Generation

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The Oldest Generation Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 29 Oct 2009
Capturing real-life stories help us understand the dynamics of day to day living, providing valuable research that may well help in future policy...

The OU comes to iTunesU

The OU comes to iTunesU Copyrighted image Credit: photos.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Jun 2008
The Open University brings a vast array of free educational audio and video to iTunes

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OU course extracts and exclusive free courses

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Does prison work?

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Does prison work? Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 14 Jul 2011
Does prison work and what purpose does it serve? This unit allows you to listen to a discussion surrounding the purpose efficacy and regulation of...

The technology of crime control

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The technology of crime control Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 14 Jul 2011
How big an impact does CCTV have on your life? This unit provides the opportunity to listen to an argument surrounding the purpose, efficacy and...

The problem with crime

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The problem with crime Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 14 Jul 2011
This unit looks at the issues of order and disorder. Can the way these issues are represented change your view of a city? Taking Glasgow as an...

Engendering citizenship

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Engendering citizenship Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 14 Jul 2011
How do you create citizenship? How do you feel you belong? This unit examines social citizenship. With particular reference to women and disabled...

How arguments are constructed and used in the Social Sciences

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How arguments are constructed and used in the Social Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 14 Jul 2011
This unit will enable you to understand how arguments are constructed and used in the Social Sciences. Using extracts from a Radio 4 broadcast you...

Social construction and social constructionism

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Social construction and social constructionism Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 14 Jul 2011
Within the field of social sciences the terms social construction and social constructionism are frequently used, particularly in relation to...

Note taking in relation to the Social Sciences

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Note taking in relation to the Social Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 14 Jul 2011
Do you find it difficult to know what is important when taking notes? This unit will enable you to decide the value of taking notes and improve...

Children’s rights

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Children’s rights Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 13 Jul 2011
How do children fit in to our society? This unit will help you to understand the issues surrounding children's rights as well as examining the...

Welfare reconstruction

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Welfare reconstruction Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 26 May 2011
This unit examines the approach adopted by Tony Blair and New Labour to welfare reconstruction in the United Kingdom. Using extracts from speeches...

Croeso: beginners' Welsh

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Croeso: beginners' Welsh Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2011
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 10 Feb 2011
Are you interested in learning more about one of Europe's oldest languages? Or would you simply like to brush up on your Welsh? Then look no...