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Science outreach in schools

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Introductory Level Duration 15 mins Updated 18 Mar 2014
There were so many questions that I had to stop taking them so that the children could finish school on time.

Design a school

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Design a school Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Introductory Level Duration 15 mins Updated 27 Sep 2012
As a new academic year gets under way, some schools are settling in to new premises. But what sort of choices and trade-offs are made during the...

Thinking Allowed - Opera and grammar schools

Thinking Allowed - Opera and grammar schools Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Nov 2011
In this week's Thinking Allowed, the focus is on the popularity of opera in Venezuela and Wales, and grammar schools and social mobility

Thinking Allowed - neo-liberalism and middle class schools

Thinking Allowed - neo-liberalism and middle class schools Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Nov 2011
The Hazards of Neo-Liberalism and white, middle class children in urban schools are the subjects explored in this week's Thinking Allowed

Summer's over; Back to school

Summer's over; Back to school Copyrighted image Credit: Alberto Tentoni | Dreamstime.com
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2011
The weather is turning, the days are getting shorter... and for some of us, the summer holidays are almost all gone.

What makes a great school? Oxley Park

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What makes a great school? Oxley Park
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Aug 2011
Success in attracting pupils to Oxley Park has meant design challenges to fit enough classrooms - but pupils are still enthusiastic about their...

What makes a great school? Water Hall

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What makes a great school? Water Hall Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Aug 2011
The rebuilt Water Hall School in Milton Keynes has found favour with the people who have to use it every day - the pupils. They shared with us...

Debate: What makes for good design in school buildings?

Debate: What makes for good design in school buildings? Copyrighted image Credit: Deskcube | Dreamstime.com
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Jul 2011
We nearly all have contact with schools - and we mostly all have ideas about what works and what doesn't. Share your views!

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Learning to teach

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Learning to teach
Masters Level Duration 20 hours Updated 26 Mar 2014
This course, which comprises four study units, is aimed at people who are considering training to be teachers, student teachers, newly qualified...

Learning to teach: An introduction to classroom research

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Learning to teach: An introduction to classroom research
Masters Level Duration 5 hours Updated 25 Feb 2014
This is the fourth of four units which comprise the course 'Learning to teach'. Undertaking classroom research is seen as an effective form of CPD....

Learning to teach: Making sense of learning to teach

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Learning to teach: Making sense of learning to teach Copyrighted image Credit: Copyright © 2014 The Open University
Masters Level Duration 5 hours Updated 25 Feb 2014
This is the first of four units which comprise the course 'Learning to teach'. This unit draws on what we know about how people learn to become...

Learning to teach: Mentoring and tutoring student teachers

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Learning to teach: Mentoring and tutoring student teachers Copyrighted image Credit: © 2014 The Open University
Masters Level Duration 5 hours Updated 21 Feb 2014
This is the second of four units which comprise the course 'Learning to teach'. Traditionally student teachers are supported by a mentor in school...

Learning to teach: Becoming a reflective practitioner

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Learning to teach: Becoming a reflective practitioner
Masters Level Duration 5 hours Updated 23 Jan 2014
This is the third of four units which comprise the course 'Learning to teach'. ...

Teachers sharing resources online

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Teachers sharing resources online
Intermediate Level Duration 10 hours Updated 22 Jan 2014
This unit is designed to help you learn about how learning resources can be shared using online repositories, i.e. websites that allow for the...

The interplay between leading and learning

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The interplay between leading and learning Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Masters Level Duration 8 hours Updated 21 Jun 2012
Leadership in learning contexts is not confined to those who have it as part of their job title. Everyone has opportunities for leading - be it of...