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Why it is a huge mistake to get rid of parent governors on school boards

Why it is a huge mistake to get rid of parent governors on school boards Copyrighted image Copyright: Artwork by Gary Edwards © The Open University
Updated 25 May 2016
By scraping elected parents from school boards, the government is removing a vital source of knowledge and undermining a democratic system of...

When do children develop a sense of gender?

When do children develop a sense of gender? Creative commons image Brian Sawyer under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Mar 2016
Young children are flexible about their ideas of gender - but, for most, that flexibility soon vanishes. When do ideas about gender become fixed in...

Michael Johnson on early childhood specialisation

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Michael Johnson on early childhood specialisation Copyrighted image Copyright: The Moment/ Channel 4
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Nov 2015
Is it better for children to focus on one sport or a range of sports? Michael Johnson hears experts’ and athletes’ views on childhood...

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The family at the centre of early learning

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The family at the centre of early learning Copyright free image Copyright free: Courtesy: Karen Horsley. Updated content
Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 19 Jul 2016
This free course, The family at the centre of early learning, focuses on the positive learning relationships that can exist in any family and how...

Physical activity: a family affair

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Physical activity: a family affair Copyrighted image Copyright: © Cade Martin/Getty Images
Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 17 Feb 2016
This free course, Physical activity: a family affair, aims to explore the effects that the family has on the amount and nature of physical activity...

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Researching mathematics learning

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Researching mathematics learning Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 27 Jul 2016 Register by 15 Sep 2016
This module offers valuable insight into the teaching and learning of mathematics for anyone involved – from classroom assistants and teachers to...