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  • Free School Meals: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Geoff Charles / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru

    Free School Meals: An OpenLearn reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    The provision of a hot meal at lunchtime to pupils is often at the heart of political debate. We dip into some of the...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Apr 2017

  • Free School Meals: An OpenLearn reading list

    Free School Meals: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Geoff Charles / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Apr 2017
    The provision of a hot meal at lunchtime to pupils is often at the heart of political debate. We dip into some of the research around the subject.
  • Family Fortunes: Could you help a family in crisis?

    Families need support for different reasons - and families may need differing approaches to the same challenges....

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    30 Jan 2017

  • Family Fortunes: Could you help a family in crisis?

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 Jan 2017
    Families need support for different reasons - and families may need differing approaches to the same challenges. How well can you connect families and...
  • Child of Our Time: Try our surveys Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Child of Our Time: Try our surveys

    By John Oates

    How does your sense of self compare with other people? How good are you at performing complex tasks? How do you and...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Jan 2017

  • Child of Our Time: Try our surveys

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    Child of Our Time: Try our surveys Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 23 Jan 2017
    How does your sense of self compare with other people? How good are you at performing complex tasks? How do you and your children cope with stress? Try our...
  • OpenLearn Live: 28th July 2016 Creative commons image Icon Charles Rawding under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 28th July 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The Post Office service which delivers lovers alongside love letters; and what is the Named Person scheme? Free...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Jul 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 28th July 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 28th July 2016 Creative commons image Icon Charles Rawding under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Jul 2016
    The Post Office service which delivers lovers alongside love letters; and what is the Named Person scheme? Free learning from across the day.
  • Do children exercise less in winter? Creative commons image Icon Scorpions & Centaurs under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Do children exercise less in winter?

    New research suggests that when the weather gets colder, and days shorter, children exercise less.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Feb 2016

  • Do children exercise less in winter?

    Do children exercise less in winter? Creative commons image Icon Scorpions & Centaurs under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Feb 2016
    New research suggests that when the weather gets colder, and days shorter, children exercise less.
  • Archive course extract: Attachment theory Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team

    Archive course extract: Attachment theory

    By The OpenLearn team

    This extract is from a course no longer in presentation at The Open University, and is online for archive purposes...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    11 Jan 2016

  • Archive course extract: Attachment theory

    Archive course extract: Attachment theory Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team
    Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Jan 2016
    This extract is from a course no longer in presentation at The Open University, and is online for archive purposes only. How do children come to develop...
  • Sometimes a bunny is just a bunny: The Playboy brand and sexualisation of children Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Michalakis Ppalis | Dreamstime.com

    Sometimes a bunny is just a bunny: The Playboy brand and sexualisation of children

    By Sara Bragg

    Beyond the tabloid-fuelled rage at Playboy products apparently aimed at children is a much more nuanced relationship...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Dec 2015

  • Sometimes a bunny is just a bunny: The Playboy brand and sexualisation of children

    Sometimes a bunny is just a bunny: The Playboy brand and sexualisation of children Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Michalakis Ppalis | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Dec 2015
    Beyond the tabloid-fuelled rage at Playboy products apparently aimed at children is a much more nuanced relationship with the Bunny brand.
  • Rugby: A sport for sampling or specialisation? Creative commons image Icon Kelsey E [[CC BY 2.0]] via Flickr Creative Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Rugby: A sport for sampling or specialisation?

    By Jessica Pinchbeck, The OU Sport & Fitness team

    What are the benefits or risks of specialising in a sport early on? Jessica Pinchbeck discusses early specialisation...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Oct 2015

  • Rugby: A sport for sampling or specialisation?

    Rugby: A sport for sampling or specialisation? Creative commons image Icon Kelsey E [[CC BY 2.0]] via Flickr Creative Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Oct 2015
    What are the benefits or risks of specialising in a sport early on? Jessica Pinchbeck discusses early specialisation in rugby.
  • Why there's still faith in the Spanish education system Creative commons image Icon Randy OHC under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license

    Why there's still faith in the Spanish education system

    By Liz Cooper

    God judges you solely on the content of your heart, it's said. In Spain, some students are tested on the ability to...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Sep 2015

  • Why there's still faith in the Spanish education system

    Why there's still faith in the Spanish education system Creative commons image Icon Randy OHC under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Sep 2015
    God judges you solely on the content of your heart, it's said. In Spain, some students are tested on the ability to pray. It's just one reason why some...
  • New Entrepreneurs 2015

    Meet three winners of the OU 2015 Entrepreneurship Competition, each about to launch a new venture. Carolyn Cleveland is pioneering empathy training in the...

    By The iTunes U team

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Sep 2015

  • New Entrepreneurs 2015

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    New Entrepreneurs 2015 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 04 Sep 2015
    Meet three winners of the OU 2015 Entrepreneurship Competition, each about to...

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  • The lottery of birth

    This free course, The lottery of birth, will look at both the big picture of the ‘lottery of birth’ and the smaller, human stories. You will...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Apr 2017

  • The lottery of birth

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    The lottery of birth Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © adventtr (via iStockPhoto.com) Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 20 Apr 2017
    This free course, The lottery of birth, will look at both the big picture of the ...
  • Encouraging book talk in the school library

    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....

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Feb 2017

  • Encouraging book talk in the school library

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    Encouraging book talk in the school library Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 04 Feb 2017
    As adults we sometimes struggle to justify our feelings about particular books,...
  • The world of the primary school

    Primary education is a dynamic and exciting area to study and become involved in. This free course, The world of the primary school, introduces the...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Jan 2017

  • The world of the primary school

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    The world of the primary school Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © BSIP SA / Alamy Stock Photo
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 25 Jan 2017
    Primary education is a dynamic and exciting area to study and become involved in....
  • Teaching citizenship: Work and the economy

    The issue of 'citizenship, work and the economy' is often neglected in everyday discussions of citizenship. But a moment's reflection should...

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    Free course

    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    23 Aug 2016

  • Teaching citizenship: Work and the economy

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    Teaching citizenship: Work and the economy Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 23 Aug 2016
    The issue of 'citizenship, work and the economy' is often neglected in everyday...
  • Play, learning and the brain

    This free course, Play, learning and the brain, examines the area of brain-based learning, with a particular focus on the development of the young...

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    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    12 Aug 2016

  • Play, learning and the brain

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    Play, learning and the brain Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 12 Aug 2016
    This free course, Play, learning and the brain, examines the area of brain-based...
  • Parents as partners

    In this free course we look at the notion of parents as partners. We identify a cluster of reasons why partnership is considered important - for...

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    16 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Apr 2016

  • Parents as partners

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    Parents as partners Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 16 hours Updated 15 Apr 2016
    In this free course we look at the notion of parents as partners. We identify a...
  • Children and violence: An introductory, international and interdisciplinary approach

    Children are subject to many forms of adversity, for example, poverty or ill health. However, a significant form of adversity experienced by...

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    Free course

    20 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    07 Mar 2016

  • Issues in research with children and young people

    This free course, Issues in research with children and young people, considers the aims and range of research with children and young people....

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    7 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    17 Feb 2016

  • 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 17 Feb 2016
    This free course, Issues in research with children and young people, considers the...
  • Knowledge in everyday life

    This free course, Knowledge in everyday life, is designed to help those working with children between the ages of 3 and 8. You will be encouraged...

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    16 Feb 2016

  • Knowledge in everyday life

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    Knowledge in everyday life Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 16 Feb 2016
    This free course, Knowledge in everyday life, is designed to help those working...
  • Understanding early years environments and children’s spaces (Chinese)

    This free course is the Chinese version of Understanding early years environments and children's spaces, which is also available in English.

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    16 Feb 2016

  • Understanding early years environments and children’s spaces (Chinese)

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    Understanding early years environments and children’s spaces (Chinese) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 16 Feb 2016
    This free course is the Chinese version of Understanding early years environments...

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    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales)

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    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Apr 2017
    How can we improve the lives of children and young people who are ‘in trouble’?...

    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

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    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Apr 2017
    This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early...

    Certificate in Working Together for Children

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    Certificate in Working Together for Children Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Apr 2017
    Working with children requires practitioners to develop knowledge, skills, and...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Apr 2017
    Are you thinking about going into social work or social care? This certificate...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (England)

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (England) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Apr 2017
    Are you thinking about going into social work or social care? This certificate...

    CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools

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    CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Apr 2017
    Do you work in a primary school supporting children’s learning? This is one of the...

    Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice

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    Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Apr 2017
    The role of healthcare support worker is fulfilling and increasingly challenging,...

    Foundation Degree in Primary Teaching and Learning

    Course Course
    Foundation Degree in Primary Teaching and Learning
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Apr 2017
    Teaching assistants and classroom support staff represent one of the fastest...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Childhood Practice

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Childhood Practice
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Apr 2017
    The first few years of children’s lives are crucial to their development and...
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