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Behind the fence: The side of Glasgow games you’re not meant to see

Behind the fence: The side of Glasgow games you’re not meant to see Copyrighted image Credit: Hilary Mooney
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Aug 2014
The positive hype around the Commonwealth Games may give you the impression it’s all smiles and success in Glasgow at present, but are the social...

GoodGym

GoodGym Copyrighted image Credit: goodgym.org
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Apr 2014
Do good, get fit.

Transition Town Totnes

Transition Town Totnes Copyright free image Credit: transitiontowntotnes.org
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Mar 2014
Bringing people together to build a future beyond oil.

Crown Heights Participatory Urbanism

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Feb 2014
Starting a discussion about public space in the Crown Heights Community.

Project COBRA: community-owned solutions

Project COBRA: community-owned solutions Copyrighted image Credit: Project Cobra
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Nov 2013
Local communities have the capacity to identify their own "best practices" and share them with others.

Your Street Challenge

Your Street Challenge Copyrighted image Credit: Your Street Challenge
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Aug 2013
An ongoing series of competitions aimed at transforming urban spaces through creative thought, one street at time.

Placemaking Chicago

Placemaking Chicago Copyrighted image Credit: Placemaking Chicago
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Aug 2013
Creating places and building stronger communities in Chicago.

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Introducing public health

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Introducing public health Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 18 Mar 2014
This unit introduces some key elements of public health and health promotion, using a video case study of Coventry. It focuses on the major...

History as commemoration

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History as commemoration Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 04 Jul 2013
Commemoration – remembering and marking your past – makes an important contribution to our sense of community. Written texts, memorials, letters...

Campaigns and organisations

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Campaigns and organisations Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Masters level Duration 2 hours Updated 04 Jul 2013
If you've ever been involved in campaigning for change, you probably know that getting the desired result is much harder than it seems. Moreover,...

Mi'kmaq: First Nation people

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Mi'kmaq: First Nation people Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Advanced level Duration 20 mins Updated 16 Apr 2013
Can heritage continue to inform the way we live today? Is it possible to balance traditional ideas with a modern life? The Mi'kmaq people have had...

Regina Jonas: the first female rabbi

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Regina Jonas: the first female rabbi Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Advanced level Duration 35 mins Updated 27 Feb 2013
Regina Jonas (1902-1944), who is now widely recognised as the world’s first female rabbi, was ordained in Nazi Germany in 1935. However, for many...

What's in a title: Understanding meanings in community care

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What's in a title: Understanding meanings in community care Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 12 Oct 2012
What do we mean by ‘community’, ‘care’ and ‘welfare’? In this unit you will explore the meanings of these words in their historical and cultural...

Online Rights and the Law

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Online Rights and the Law Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2012
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 28 Mar 2012
How does the law stand in relation to web privacy? Do we have the same rights online as we do in life? The online revolution has moved rapidly but...

Exploring Greek vases

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Exploring Greek vases Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2012
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Feb 2012
What can you learn about an archaic community from the art they created? Can the way in which their artefacts are displayed enhance the experience...

Religion today: Themes and issues

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Religion today: Themes and issues Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 23 Jun 2011
There is a widespread perception in the West that we live in a secular age, an age in which religion is at best an optional extra, if not a false...

Islam in the West

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Islam in the West Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 13 Apr 2010
This course is designed to stimulate informed debate about the role of Islam in western societies. Issues explored include the diversity of western...

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Diploma of Higher Education in Working with Young People

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Diploma of Higher Education in Working with Young People Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 01 Sep 2014
This practice-based diploma course is the qualification for you if you’re living and working in Scotland and have recent experience of working with...

Diploma of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)

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Diploma of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland) Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 01 Sep 2014
Social care in Scotland is increasingly multidisciplinary and community focused – requiring a skilled, adaptable workforce to deliver high quality...

BA (Honours) Social Policy and Criminology

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BA (Honours) Social Policy and Criminology Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 01 Sep 2014
What is the relationship between crime, social inequality and social exclusion? If anti-social behaviour is associated with family and community...

An introduction to health and social care

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An introduction to health and social care Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 01 Sep 2014 Register by 11 Sep 2014
Explore through real-life case studies how we give or receive health and social care services in residential and community settings, hospitals,...