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What's the problem with the government's plans for our schools?

What's the problem with the government's plans for our schools? Creative commons image Number10.gov.uk under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jan 2016
A new report suggests that schools planning has become hard to make sense of. The OU's Jacqueline Baxter shares a personal view of the state...

The exclusion debate: Discussion hub

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The exclusion debate: Discussion hub Copyrighted image Copyright: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com
Updated 14 Jan 2015
Everyone has a right to education. But how do you manage to deliver that when pupils have been excluded?

Science outreach in schools

Science outreach in schools Copyrighted image Copyright: Monkey Business Images | Dreamstime.com
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 The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
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 Copyright: 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 Copyright: 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

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Learning to teach: becoming a reflective practitioner

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Learning to teach: becoming a reflective practitioner
Advanced level Duration 5 hours Updated 27 Aug 2015
This is the third of four courses which comprise the course Learning to teach. Critical reflection is crucial to becoming a successful teacher....

Learning to teach: becoming a reflective practitioner (Chinese)

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Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 12 Aug 2015
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Teachers sharing resources online

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Teachers sharing resources online
Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 03 Nov 2014
This free course, Teachers sharing resources online, is designed to help you learn about how learning resources can be shared using online...

The interplay between leading and learning

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The interplay between leading and learning Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 16 Apr 2014
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...

Learning to teach: An introduction to classroom research

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Learning to teach: An introduction to classroom research
Advanced level Duration 5 hours Updated 25 Feb 2014
This is the fourth of four courses 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 Copyright: Copyright © 2014 The Open University
Advanced level Duration 5 hours Updated 25 Feb 2014
This free course, Making sense of learning to teach, is the first of four courses which comprise the course Learning to teach. It draws on what we...

Learning to teach: Mentoring and tutoring student teachers

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

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CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools

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CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 06 Feb 2016
Do you work in a primary school supporting children’s learning? This is one of the fastest growing occupational groups in the UK. If you’re a...

Learning through enquiry in primary schools

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Learning through enquiry in primary schools Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 06 Feb 2016 Register by 15 Sep 2016
Update your knowledge and understanding of how primary-age children learn and develop your skills in observing, evaluating and supporting children...

Subject knowledge and professional practice in primary schools

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Subject knowledge and professional practice in primary schools Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 06 Feb 2016 Register by 15 Sep 2016
Develop your knowledge and understanding of how learning is supported in the key areas of language, mathematics and science in this work-based course.

Mathematical thinking in schools

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Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 06 Feb 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
This module will develop your knowledge and understanding of the teaching of mathematics, with an emphasis on Key Stage 3, and broaden your ideas...