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  • OpenLearn Live: 10th June 2016 Creative commons image Icon Charlton Clemens under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 10th June 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The Swiss were offered a basic income for everyone. How did they react? Then more free learning across the day.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Jun 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 10th June 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 10th June 2016 Creative commons image Icon Charlton Clemens under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Jun 2016
    The Swiss were offered a basic income for everyone. How did they react? Then more free learning across the day.
  • Has London always attracted young Europeans to do its low-paid work? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain

    Has London always attracted young Europeans to do its low-paid work?

    Long before the EU - back before the outbreak of the First World War - young people from the continent were...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 May 2016

  • Has London always attracted young Europeans to do its low-paid work?

    Has London always attracted young Europeans to do its low-paid work? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 May 2016
    Long before the EU - back before the outbreak of the First World War - young people from the continent were descending on London taking up poorly-paid roles...
  • Key Ideas in Therapy

    What are are they key factors to successful therapy? This series looks at three elements important to producing a positive outcome. Firstly, the therapist...

    By The iTunes U team

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Sep 2015

  • Key Ideas in Therapy

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    Key Ideas in Therapy Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 04 Sep 2015
    What are are they key factors to successful therapy? This series looks at three...
  • How to use a musical score

    Do you know how music is written down? How do musicians use scores in their work? Catherine Tackley and Naomi Barker, of the Open University, explain about...

    By The iTunes U team

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    Video

    55 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Jul 2015

  • How to use a musical score

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    How to use a musical score Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 55 mins Updated 13 Jul 2015
    Do you know how music is written down? How do musicians use scores in their work?...
  • Creativity at Work

    Is creativity a mind-set or can it be developed? How much influence does organisational culture have on creativity in the workplace? And is there space for...

    By The iTunes U team

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    Video

    1 hour 15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Feb 2014

  • Creativity at Work

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    Creativity at Work Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 17 Feb 2014
    Is creativity a mind-set or can it be developed? How much influence does...
  • Looking through the glass floor Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    Looking through the glass floor

    By John Grayson

    John Grayson works with the South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action group (SYMAAG). As private security firms hit...

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    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2012

  • Looking through the glass floor

    Looking through the glass floor Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 14 Mar 2012
    John Grayson works with the South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action group (SYMAAG). As private security firms hit the news, he writes about how they...
  • The Bottom Line - Cars and money Creative commons image Icon jon's pics under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license

    The Bottom Line - Cars and money

    By The OpenLearn team

    Evan Davis and guests consider the problems of making cars, and the problem of how much money certain people make.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Feb 2012

  • The Bottom Line - Cars and money

    The Bottom Line - Cars and money Creative commons image Icon jon's pics under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Feb 2012
    Evan Davis and guests consider the problems of making cars, and the problem of how much money certain people make.
  • Learning at Work Day 2011 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Adult Learners Week

    Learning at Work Day 2011

    By The OpenLearn team

    Learning at Work Day is an annual awareness campaign organised by the Campaign for Learning (CfL) as part of Adult...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 May 2011

  • Learning at Work Day 2011

    Learning at Work Day 2011 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Adult Learners Week
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 May 2011
    Learning at Work Day is an annual awareness campaign organised by the Campaign for Learning (CfL) as part of Adult Learners' Week. Delve into these links to...
  • OU on the BBC: Justice: Freedom Versus Fit Creative commons image Icon thecareersgroup under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license

    OU on the BBC: Justice: Freedom Versus Fit

    By The OpenLearn team

    If there's a place for us in society into which we fit best, does that mean we have any choice in what we do?

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Mar 2011

  • OU on the BBC: Justice: Freedom Versus Fit

    OU on the BBC: Justice: Freedom Versus Fit Creative commons image Icon thecareersgroup under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Mar 2011
    If there's a place for us in society into which we fit best, does that mean we have any choice in what we do?
  • Leslie Budd on... being seen to do nothing Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: photos.com

    Leslie Budd on... being seen to do nothing

    By Dr Leslie Budd

    For some, it's not enough to have time off, you have to be seen doing nothing.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Jun 2010

  • Leslie Budd on... being seen to do nothing

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    Leslie Budd on... being seen to do nothing Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: photos.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Jun 2010
    For some, it's not enough to have time off, you have to be seen doing nothing.

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  • Remaking the relations of work and welfare

    How do 'welfare to work' programmes such as the New Deal take into account and shape people's personal lives? This free course, Remaking the...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    15 Apr 2016

  • Remaking the relations of work and welfare

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    Remaking the relations of work and welfare Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 15 Apr 2016
    How do 'welfare to work' programmes such as the New Deal take into account and...
  • Contemporary Wales

    This free course provides an accessible and lively social science account of contemporary Wales. It introduces key aspects of the economy, society,...

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    15 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Mar 2016

  • Contemporary Wales

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    Contemporary Wales Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 08 Mar 2016
    This free course provides an accessible and lively social science account of...
  • Working life and learning

    What is your experience of work and what have you learned from this experience? This free course, Working life and learning, will enable you to...

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    Free course

    25 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    11 Feb 2016

  • Working life and learning

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    Working life and learning Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 25 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
    What is your experience of work and what have you learned from this experience?...

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    BA (Honours) Social Work (Wales)

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    BA (Honours) Social Work (Wales) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017
    Social workers support and protect some of society’s most deprived and vulnerable...

    BA (Honours) Youth Work

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    BA (Honours) Youth Work Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017
    There are few things more important or rewarding than making a positive difference...

    BA (Honours) Social Work (Scotland)

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    BA (Honours) Social Work (Scotland) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 4800 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017
    Social workers support and protect some of society’s most deprived and vulnerable...

    BA (Honours) Social Work (England)

    Course Course
    BA (Honours) Social Work (England) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017
    Social workers support and protect some of society’s most deprived and vulnerable...

    Developing social work practice

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    This is an interdisciplinary module with subject matter derived from psychology,...

    The MSc professional project

    Course Course
    The MSc professional project
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017 Register by 12 Oct 2017
    This research-based module is your opportunity to investigate a topic of your...

    People, work and society Access module

    Course Course
    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    Are you new to higher education study or returning after a break? This Access...

    The law and social work in Scotland

    Course Course
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This module examines the legal frameworks that shape and regulate social work...
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