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  • Project Fear: Fear is coming Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Simon Bell, Charles Cutting & The Open University

    Project Fear: Fear is coming

    By Professor Simon Bell

    An uncertain world. Can systems thinking free us from fear? Simon Bell & Charles Cutting's graphic novel asks the...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    07 Mar 2017

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    Project Fear: Fear is coming Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Simon Bell, Charles Cutting & The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Mar 2017
    An uncertain world. Can systems thinking free us from fear? Simon Bell & Charles Cutting's graphic novel asks the question.
  • Methods in Motion: Communicating a challenge to liberal democracy Creative commons image Icon Beatrizas under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Methods in Motion: Communicating a challenge to liberal democracy

    By Dr Georgina Blakeley

    Dr Georgina Blakeley, Senior Lecturer in Politics, offers one way of approaching the study of the Spanish anti...

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    5 mins

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    06 Mar 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Communicating a challenge to liberal democracy

    Methods in Motion: Communicating a challenge to liberal democracy Creative commons image Icon Beatrizas under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Mar 2017
    Dr Georgina Blakeley, Senior Lecturer in Politics, offers one way of approaching the study of the Spanish anti-austerity 15M movement.
  • Ancient Greece: The greatest show on Earth Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Ancient Greece: The greatest show on Earth

    Join us on a journey to the ancient world and explore the heart of Athens: the theatre.

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    Join us on a journey to the ancient world and explore the heart of Athens: the theatre.
  • The ethics and politics of the migration and refugee crisis Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Migrationmuseum

    The ethics and politics of the migration and refugee crisis

    By Dr Giota Alevizou

    We've shared some tasters of the Who Are We project - but this isn't the first time the OU's academics have come...

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    06 Mar 2017

  • The ethics and politics of the migration and refugee crisis

    The ethics and politics of the migration and refugee crisis Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Migrationmuseum
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Mar 2017
    We've shared some tasters of the Who Are We project - but this isn't the first time the OU's academics have come together with artists. Discover some earlier...
  • Shopping for citizenship: A conversation at the Citizenshop Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Who We Are

    Shopping for citizenship: A conversation at the Citizenshop

    By Agnes Czajka, Nele Vos

    Nele Vos’s interactive installation, The Citizenshop, is also part of the ‘Who Are We?’ project at Tate Exchange....

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    06 Mar 2017

  • Shopping for citizenship: A conversation at the Citizenshop

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    Shopping for citizenship: A conversation at the Citizenshop Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Who We Are
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Mar 2017
    Nele Vos’s interactive installation, The Citizenshop, is also part of the ‘Who Are We?’ project at Tate Exchange. Agnes asked Nele what kinds of issues The...
  • Using lanthanides as medical imaging tools Creative commons image Icon By Helmut Januschka (Helmut Januschka)CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Using lanthanides as medical imaging tools

    By Irene Villares Ojea

    Discover how an element belonging to the 'rare earth metals' is being used in medicine. Here's how lanthanides'...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    06 Mar 2017

  • Using lanthanides as medical imaging tools

    Using lanthanides as medical imaging tools Creative commons image Icon By Helmut Januschka (Helmut Januschka)CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Mar 2017
    Discover how an element belonging to the 'rare earth metals' is being used in medicine. Here's how lanthanides' magnetic properties are fantastic for medical...
  • Northern Ireland has voted - so what happens next? Creative commons image Icon Sinn Fein under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Northern Ireland has voted - so what happens next?

    By John Garry

    Professor John Garry of Queen's, Belfast, explores what the results of the Stormont election last week might mean for...

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    06 Mar 2017

  • Northern Ireland has voted - so what happens next?

    Northern Ireland has voted - so what happens next? Creative commons image Icon Sinn Fein under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Mar 2017
    Professor John Garry of Queen's, Belfast, explores what the results of the Stormont election last week might mean for Northern Ireland - and the rest of the...
  • Sugar coating biopharmaceuticals

    By Matthew Allen

    Many modern therapeutics, such as those used to treat anaemia and breast cancer, are proteins - but the...

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    06 Mar 2017

  • Sugar coating biopharmaceuticals

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Mar 2017
    Many modern therapeutics, such as those used to treat anaemia and breast cancer, are proteins - but the protein doesn't solely determine how...
  • What's creative about creative writing? Creative commons image Icon Pierre Lindenbaum under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    What's creative about creative writing?

    By Dr Philip Seargeant

    Can creativity be taught? How far can you be creative when translating other people's work? Listen to...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    04 Mar 2017

  • What's creative about creative writing?

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    What's creative about creative writing? Creative commons image Icon Pierre Lindenbaum under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 04 Mar 2017
    Can creativity be taught? How far can you be creative when translating other people's work? Listen to translators, authors and creative writing teachers...
  • Using art and creative methods to interrogate identity, citizenship and migration

    By Dr Giota Alevizou, Dr Umut Erel, Agnes Czajka

    An event at Tate Modern brings together academics and artists to explore identity and citizenship - and you're...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    03 Mar 2017

  • Using art and creative methods to interrogate identity, citizenship and migration

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Mar 2017
    An event at Tate Modern brings together academics and artists to explore identity and citizenship - and you're invited to join in. Discover more about this,...

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  • The body: A phenomenological psychological perspective

    The body has traditionally been treated as a biological object in psychology. However, is there more to our bodies than that? Some psychologists...

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    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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  • The body: A phenomenological psychological perspective

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    The body: A phenomenological psychological perspective Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 24 Feb 2017
    The body has traditionally been treated as a biological object in psychology....
  • In the night sky: Orion

    In this free course, In the night sky: Orion, you will explore the night sky, discover how stars formed and find out about exoplanets, all through...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    23 Feb 2017

  • In the night sky: Orion

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    In the night sky: Orion Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Manfred_Konrad (via iStockPhoto.com)
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 23 Feb 2017
    In this free course, In the night sky: Orion, you will explore the night sky,...
  • Crimes of the powerful

    This free course examines the complexities of, and barriers to, setting new criminological research agendas by considering the difficulties...

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    2 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    22 Feb 2017

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    Crimes of the powerful
    Advanced level Duration 2 hours Updated 22 Feb 2017
    This free course examines the complexities of, and barriers to, setting new...
  • Introducing international development management

    If you wonder why, when so much development action is taking place, life seems to stay so bad for so many people and you want to be involved in...

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    40 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    20 Feb 2017

  • Introducing international development management

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    Introducing international development management Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 40 hours Updated 20 Feb 2017
    If you wonder why, when so much development action is taking place, life seems to...
  • Childhood in the digital age

    This free course, Childhood in the digital age, delves into the lives of children and discuss the potential benefits and limitations of technology...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Feb 2017

  • Childhood in the digital age

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    Childhood in the digital age Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © boggy22 (via iStockPhoto.com)
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 17 Feb 2017
    This free course, Childhood in the digital age, delves into the lives of children...
  • Work and mental health

    Although being at work during periods of mental illness can be difficult for those with mental health problems, most people with these difficulties...

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    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    17 Feb 2017

  • Work and mental health

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    Work and mental health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: iStock
    Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 17 Feb 2017
    Although being at work during periods of mental illness can be difficult for those...
  • Beginners’ French: food and drink

    Improve your language skills by learning to communicate more easily and effectively in French. In this free course, Beginners' French: Food and...

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    16 Feb 2017

  • Beginners’ French: food and drink

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    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 16 Feb 2017
    Improve your language skills by learning to communicate more easily and...
  • Icarus: entering the world of myth

    This free course, Icarus: entering the world of myth, will introduce you to one of the best-known myths from classical antiquity and its various re...

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    3 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    14 Feb 2017

  • Icarus: entering the world of myth

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    Icarus: entering the world of myth Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © EC Hellex/iStockphoto.com
    Intermediate level Duration 3 hours Updated 14 Feb 2017
    This free course, Icarus: entering the world of myth, will introduce you to one of...
  • Start writing fiction

    Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This free course, Start writing fiction, will give you an insight into...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Feb 2017

  • Start writing fiction

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 13 Feb 2017
    Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This...

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Business

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Business Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 Mar 2017
    How are businesses organised? How do they develop strategies, handle risk and take...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Professional Studies

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 Mar 2017
    The Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Professional Studies is an extremely...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Computing and IT

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 Mar 2017
    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 Mar 2017
    The Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities will help you refine your skills of...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 Mar 2017
    Social care in Scotland is increasingly multidisciplinary and community focused –...

    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 24 Mar 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 24 Mar 2017
    There are few things more important or rewarding than making a positive difference...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Working with Young People

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Working with Young People Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 Mar 2017
    This practice-based diploma course is the qualification for you if you’re living...
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