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Excluded: Kicked Out Of School - Episode 3

Excluded: Kicked Out Of School - Episode 3 Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Updated 27 Jan 2015
In the last of our visits to the Bridge AP Academy, it's exam season. But how will the students cope?

Excluded: Kicked Out Of School - Episode 1

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Excluded: Kicked Out Of School - Episode 1 Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Jan 2015
In the first of the series, meet the staff and pupils of the Bridge Academy - the UK's biggest school for children excluded elsewhere.

How are life-chances of children at risk in the UK?

How are life-chances of children at risk in the UK? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 15 Sep 2014
Five out of 1,000 children in the UK will not live until their fifth birthday, reports Dick Skellington.

Children and the Internet

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Children and the Internet Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 40 mins Updated 28 May 2014
What impact has the internet had on children’s lives? How has the arrival of the web changed children’s exposure to media? As a reflection of...

Tubman: The Moses of Her People

Tubman: The Moses of Her People Copyright free image Credit: Public domain / The New England Magazine, 1895 via Wikicommons
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Feb 2014
Harriet Tubman led 300 slaves northwards to freedom in 19 trips along the "underground railroad". Dr Will Hardy introduces her story.

OU on the BBC: The Invention of Childhood

OU on the BBC: The Invention of Childhood Copyrighted image Credit: Corbis
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Nov 2013
The invention of childhood is a major 30 part history series exploring British childhood and the experience of British children.

How much do you know about children in care?

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How much do you know about children in care? Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University. Images: Stephen Collins
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 20 Aug 2013
There are lots of myths surrounding children in care. Can you decipher fact from fiction? Take our quiz to find out

Different cultures, different childhoods

Different cultures, different childhoods Copyrighted image Credit: Corbis
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 Mar 2013
A 'normal' childhood depends on where you live and when you're born. Heather Montgomery wonders how some common British practices might look to...

Bang Goes The Theory 7: Episode 4

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Introductory level Updated 22 Feb 2013
This week the Bang team reveal the science behind keeping your family safe.

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Issues in research with children and young people

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Issues in research with children and young people
Advanced level Duration 7 hours Updated 01 Sep 2014
This unit considers the aims and range of research with children and young people. Students consider how their own views and understandings about...

Introducing observational approaches in research with children and young people

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Introducing observational approaches in research with children and young people Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
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...

Play, learning and the brain

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Play, learning and the brain Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 12 Oct 2012
This unit examines the area of the brain based learning with a particular focus on the development of the young child's brain and is of particular...

Working together for children: Stirling

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Working together for children: Stirling Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 29 Aug 2012
The care of children, especially those with disabilities, is surrounded by complex issues. Learning to navigate these difficulties while helping...

Children living in different settings

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Children living in different settings Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 29 Aug 2012
Most children live with a parent or parents, with siblings and relatives and with family pets in the family home, but many children do not live...

Parents as partners

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Parents as partners Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 16 hours Updated 29 Aug 2012
In this unit we look at the notion of parents as partners. We identify a cluster of reasons why partnership is considered important - for children...

Knowledge in everyday life

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Knowledge in everyday life Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 15 Aug 2012
This unit is designed to help those working with children between the ages of 3 and 8. You will be encouraged to explore your knowledge, feelings...

Teaching citizenship: Work and the economy

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Teaching citizenship: Work and the economy Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 30 Jul 2012
The issue of ‘citizenship, work and the economy’ is often neglected in everyday discussions of citizenship. But a moment's reflection should...

Encouraging book talk in the school library

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 30 Jul 2012
As adults we sometimes struggle to justify our feelings about particular books, but children are quite clear about what they like and don't like....

Children and violence: An introductory, international and interdisciplinary approach

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Children and violence: An introductory, international and interdisciplinary approach Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 27 Jul 2011
Children are subject to many forms of adversity, for example, poverty or ill health. However, a significant form of adversity experienced by...