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In with the lions: Teaching in a foreign classroom

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Jul 2015
This article looks at the challenges experienced by those teaching in a foreign classroom. 

When it comes to teaching maths, does East Asia have the answer?

When it comes to teaching maths, does East Asia have the answer? Copyrighted image Credit: Monkeybusinessimages | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Jul 2015
A method of teaching maths popular in East Asia has positive results when introduced in the UK, reports John Jerrim.

What are the benefits of interdisciplinary study?

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Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 09 Apr 2015
It seems to be a buzzword in education and one that gets thrown around quite a lot these days. But what does 'interdisciplinary' study really mean?...

How much government funding do universities get?

How much government funding do universities get? Creative commons image Credit: Stephen McKay under CC-BY-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Apr 2015
John Brennan explains the latest statistics on state funding for universities.

The Great Fall: Teacher experience

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Nov 2014
The Open University's Associate Dean in the Faculty of Education and Language Studies shares his experiences as a teacher during the Fall of the...

iTunes U as a teaching and learning tool: The future

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iTunes U as a teaching and learning tool: The future Creative commons image Credit: Maury McCown under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Oct 2014
The stakeholders from universities that offer iTunes U materials discuss the future of iTunes U in this podcast. 

iTunes U as a teaching and learning tool: Talking to learners

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iTunes U as a teaching and learning tool: Talking to learners Creative commons image Credit: Kārlis Dambrāns under CC-BY-2.0 licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Oct 2014
In these interviews with several iTunes U users, learners discuss how they find and use the materials they download.

iTunes U as a teaching and learning tool: The learner's view

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iTunes U as a teaching and learning tool: The learner's view Creative commons image Credit: Tom Raferty under CC-BY-NC-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Oct 2014
The results from a major survey into how learners use iTunes U are presented and discussed in this podcast. 

iTunes U as a teaching and learning tool: The stakeholders

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iTunes U as a teaching and learning tool: The stakeholders Creative commons image Credit: Fraser Speirs under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 29 Oct 2014
Key stakeholders from universities that offer iTunes U materials discuss their reasons for adding content, their expectations and evaluate their...

iTunes U as a teaching and learning tool: Introduction

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iTunes U as a teaching and learning tool: Introduction Creative commons image Credit: Cole Camplese under CC-BY-2.0 licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Oct 2014
How does podcasting provide access to Open learning resources from around the world and what’s different from previous formats?

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Facilitating learning in practice

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Intermediate level Duration 24 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
Are you interested in mentorship or looking to develop your mentorship skills? In particular, are you involved in nurse mentorship? If so, then...

Learning to teach

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Learning to teach
Masters level Duration 20 hours Updated 22 Jun 2015
This free course, which comprises four study units, is aimed at people who are considering training to be teachers, student teachers, newly...

Teaching assistants: support in action

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 21 Apr 2015
Teaching assistants are an important resource in education. This free course, Teaching assistants: support in action, looks at how the role has...

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: Becoming a reflective practitioner

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Learning to teach: Becoming a reflective practitioner
Masters level Duration 5 hours Updated 25 Feb 2014
This is the third of four units which comprise the course 'Learning to teach'. Critical reflection is crucial to becoming a successful teacher....

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...

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...

Working mathematically

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Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
This unit is aimed at teachers who wish to review how they go about the practice of teaching mathematics, those who are considering becoming...

Teaching using digital video in secondary schools

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Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 12 Oct 2012
This unit explores the role of digital media as a teaching tool, focussing on video in particular. we will examine the process of how you can start...

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CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 01 Aug 2015
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...

Foundation Degree in Primary Teaching and Learning

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Foundation Degree in Primary Teaching and Learning Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 01 Aug 2015
Teaching assistants and classroom support staff represent one of the fastest growing occupational groups in the country. If you’re a teaching...

Diploma of Higher Education in Primary Teaching and Learning

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Duration 2400 hours Updated 01 Aug 2015
Classroom and teaching assistants and classroom support staff represent one of the fastest growing occupational groups in the country. If you’re a...

Developing geometric thinking

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Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 01 Aug 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
Develop your understanding of the learning of geometry at Key Stages 2-4, explore a range of different teaching approaches and develop your...

Developing algebraic thinking

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Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 01 Aug 2015 Register by 10 Mar 2016
Develop your understanding how people learn and use algebra at Key Stages 2–4, and of different teaching constructs and principles.

Mathematical thinking in schools

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Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 01 Aug 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
This module will develop your knowledge and understanding of the teaching of mathematics, with an emphasis on Key Stage 3, and broaden your ideas...

Curriculum, learning and society: investigating practice

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Curriculum, learning and society: investigating practice Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Masters level Duration 600 hours Updated 01 Aug 2015 Register by 17 Sep 2015
This course enables teachers and education professionals to analyse, evaluate and develop their own and others’ practice and enter debates in...

Researching mathematics learning

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Researching mathematics learning Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Masters level Duration 600 hours Updated 01 Aug 2015 Register by 17 Sep 2015
This module offers valuable insight into the teaching and learning of mathematics for anyone involved – from classroom assistants and teachers to...

Developing statistical thinking

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Developing statistical thinking Creative commons image Credit: Sam I Are under CC-BY-NC-SA
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 01 Aug 2015 Register by 10 Mar 2016
Explore the learning of statistics and data handling at Key Stages 2–4, and investigate different teaching approaches, including the use of ICT tools.

Supporting learning in primary schools

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Supporting learning in primary schools Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 01 Aug 2015 Register by 17 Sep 2015
Develop your skills as a teaching assistant, widening your knowledge of primary education, and extending your ability to work productively with...