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What is the Golem Effect - and how does it harm bilingual students?

What is the Golem Effect - and how does it harm bilingual students? Creative commons image Enrico under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Jun 2016
Teachers who can only speak one language can, through the Golem Effect, hurt students who are able to communicate in more than a single tongue,...

The Educators: Series 2

The Educators: Series 2
Updated 18 Nov 2015
Sarah Montague interviews the people whose ideas are challenging the future of education and the way we teach and learn.

A future for languages in schools?

A future for languages in schools? Copyrighted image Copyright: Pembroke College Oxford
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Sep 2015
Find out how the London Centre for Languages and Cultures is encouraging and promoting the study of languages in the UK.

In with the lions: Teaching in a foreign classroom

In with the lions: Teaching in a foreign classroom Copyrighted image Copyright: Keith Livingston | Dreamstime.com
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 Copyright: 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?

What are the benefits of interdisciplinary study? Copyrighted image Copyright: Wavebreakmediamicro | Dreamstime.com
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?...

The Great Fall: Teacher experience

The Great Fall: Teacher experience Creative commons image VivaoPictures via Flickr under Creative-Commons license
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 Maury McCown under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
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.

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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 06 Jul 2016
This is the second of four courses which comprise the course Learning to teach. Traditionally student teachers are supported by a mentor in school...

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 04 Jul 2016
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: becoming a reflective practitioner

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Learning to teach: becoming a reflective practitioner
Advanced level Duration 5 hours Updated 04 Jul 2016
This is the third of four courses which comprise the course Learning to teach. Critical reflection is crucial to becoming a successful teacher....

Facilitating learning in practice

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Intermediate level Duration 24 hours Updated 12 Apr 2016
Are you interested in mentorship or looking to develop your mentorship skills? In particular, are you involved in nurse mentorship? If so, then...

Creativity, community and ICT

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Creativity, community and ICT Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 23 Mar 2016
What do you think being creative means? This free course, Creativity, community and ICT, engages with the debates surrounding the term 'creativity'...

Geography in education: exploring a definition

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Intermediate level Duration 9 hours Updated 23 Mar 2016
This free course, Geography in education: exploring a definition, is aimed at geography teachers, or those with an interest in studying or teaching...

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 18 Mar 2016
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...

A global dimension to science education in schools

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Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 17 Mar 2016
Is your science teaching very western-oriented? This free course, A global dimension to science education in schools, is aimed at those teachers...

Enhancing pupil learning on museum visits

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Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 17 Mar 2016
Museums give children experiences above and beyond the everyday experiences that enrich and build upon classroom teaching and learning. Taking...

Why teach art?

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Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 17 Mar 2016
What value does art have in the school curriculum? The answer is provided by this free course, Why teach art? Aimed primarily at colleagues...

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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 27 Aug 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...

Diploma of Higher Education in Primary Teaching and Learning

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Diploma of Higher Education in Primary Teaching and Learning Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 27 Aug 2016
Classroom and teaching assistants and classroom support staff represent one of the fastest growing occupational groups in the country. If you’re a...

Foundation Degree in Primary Teaching and Learning

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Foundation Degree in Primary Teaching and Learning Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 27 Aug 2016
Teaching assistants and classroom support staff represent one of the fastest growing occupational groups in the country. If you’re a teaching...

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 Aug 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...

Improving health and wellbeing

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Improving health and wellbeing Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Updated 27 Aug 2016 Register by 01 Jun 2016
Online interactive teaching material and case studies explain how nutrition, exercise, alcohol, smoking and stress are influenced by individual...

Developing geometric thinking

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Developing geometric thinking Creative commons image Sam I Are under CC-BY-NC-SA under Creative-Commons license
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 27 Aug 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Develop your understanding of the learning of geometry at Key Stages 2-4, explore a range of different teaching approaches and develop your...

Mathematical thinking in schools

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Mathematical thinking in schools Creative commons image Sam I Are under CC-BY-NC-SA under Creative-Commons license
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 27 Aug 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...

Developing algebraic thinking

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Developing algebraic thinking Creative commons image Sam I Are under CC-BY-NC-SA under Creative-Commons license
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 27 Aug 2016 Register by 09 Mar 2017
Develop your understanding how people learn and use algebra at Key Stages 2–4, and of different teaching constructs and principles.

Developing statistical thinking

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Developing statistical thinking Creative commons image Sam I Are under CC-BY-NC-SA under Creative-Commons license
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 27 Aug 2016 Register by 09 Mar 2017
Explore the learning of statistics and data handling at Key Stages 2–4, and investigate different teaching approaches, including the use of ICT tools.