• Natural and Social Sciences

      Natural and Social Sciences

      This project aims to support and provide practice in Natural and Social Sciences for primary school children. For now, it is composed of two sections: one for G4 (Y5) pupils and another for G6 (Y7) pupils. These blocks are designed to complement the pupils' homework.

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    • Science for primary teachers

      Science for primary teachers

      PS458 Science for Primary Teachers was a course designed to help promote knowledge and understanding of science. This unit also contains some relevant material form the course S624 Primary Teachers Learning Science.

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    • Teaching in Primary Schools: Geography

      Teaching in Primary Schools: Geography

      The booklet provided here formed part of the Primary Post Graduate Certificate in Education course which ran between 1994 and 1998. The Teaching in Primary School: Geography booklet was designed to help student teachers understand the issues surrounding teaching geography to primary pupils and provide some strategies to aid their teaching.

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    • UNISUL Compreendendo a gestão

      UNISUL Compreendendo a gestão

      Direct translation.

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    • Save the Children – Advocacy and Campaigning

      Save the Children – Advocacy and Campaigning

      This course provides a series of 15 training units to be used by charity workers.

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    • UNISUL O conceito de inovação

      UNISUL O conceito de inovação

      Write a concise and interesting paragraph here that explains what this unit is about

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    • Market Research Methods

      Market Research Methods

      >Conducting market research can involve employing both quantitative and qualitative research models. This unit gives an overview of both and how they can be used effectively to investigate your customer service levels.

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    • Job search guide

      Job search guide

      You’d like to step back and take stock on your career and life to date, and decide which way your life should be going. This unit is a companion unit to the Career and life planning unit and concentrates on searching and applying for jobs, and preparing for and being successful at interviews. You’ll also find out more about different selection methods used by employers to find the right person for the job.

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    • How to make an open online course

      How to make an open online course

      A short guide to how to create a good open online course.

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    • Understanding management

      Understanding management

      Have you ever wondered what ‘management’ means? What kinds of ideas and activities are involved? What or who makes a good manager? Or a bad one? This unit provides a taste of the Open University's Understanding management course which could point you towards some of the answers to these questions.

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    • UNISUL Informações na Web

      UNISUL Informações na Web

      Please include a detailed description of the changes you have made to this unit. Consider including information about the origin of any additions you've made. If this is a translation, please say whether you've adapted the content or just performed a direct translation. For OU staff, please note that your new unit will be listed with yourself as a contributor not the Open University

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    • Katori One

      Katori One

      Test

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    • CREATE – Child Rights Education in East Africa

      CREATE – Child Rights Education in East Africa

      This course explores Children’s rights for health workers to inform their practice in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda

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    • The International Monetary Fund

      The International Monetary Fund

      This unit will explain the role of the International Monetary Fund with particular emphasis on the concepts of exchange rates, balance of payments and multilateral payments. In this context the efficiency of the IMF will likewise be evaluated.

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    • Devro Leadership Framework

      Devro Leadership Framework

      This programme provides participants with an orientation of the integrated Leadership Framework, through a series of recorded presentations and individual exercises aimed at practising key techniques and consolidating knowledge.

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    • Developing inclusive learning & teaching environments: meeting the needs of all students in higher education.

      Developing inclusive learning & teaching environments: meeting the needs of all students in higher education.

      Aimed at academics working within UK higher education, this short professional development course will outline the recent changes to disabled student support and will introduce delegates to the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) educational framework. The learning objective for this course is to demonstrate how the utilisation of an educational framework such as Universal Design for Learning, can help to develop learning environments which are accessible to all students, negating the need for individual adjustments.

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    • ABLE-Ghana Learning Community

      ABLE-Ghana Learning Community

      This website is for those associated with ABLE-Ghana to share resources, post notices, collaborate in preparing documents and discuss future meetings and projects.  Advancing Business Learning for Employability in Ghana (ABLE-Ghana) is a collaboration between The Open University Business School, the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration; and the Business Schools of the University of Ghana, the University of Cape Coast, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and Winneba University of Education. It is funded under the UK government’s Educational Partnerships in Africa scheme.If you would like to join us, send a message to Akua Amar (akuagyasi@gmail.com )

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    • Aimhigher Sussex Languages Project 2010-2011

      Aimhigher Sussex Languages Project 2010-2011

      The contents of this page are part of the Languages Project led by The Open University in the South East in partnership with Aimhigher Sussex . The resources included are the result of two years of work with secondary schools in Sussex to promote the study of modern foreign languages. They are also available on hard copy upon request. All the activities included in this pack have been delivered in schools and colleges and are the result of collaboration with language departments, being based partly on their feedback.   The activities are organised by level. Each activity consists of a tutor guide, one or more PowerPoint presentations and classroom handouts. Some activities include flashcards or mp3s. For further details:  The Languages Team The Open University in the South East R13-Languages@open.ac.uk  

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    • KGIS Scholarship Programme in Malawi

      KGIS Scholarship Programme in Malawi

      An 18 month study programme to prepare for Malawi national senior secondary exams (MSCE) in English, Maths, Physical Science and Biology, alongside a formative school experience placement as a Teaching Assistant.

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    • An introduction to technology and innovation policy research

      An introduction to technology and innovation policy research

      This is an interdisciplinary module that provides an introduction to technology and innovation policy and research in this field. The emphasis is on examining issues of interdisciplinary research embracing economic, sociological and managerial orientations. The approach is to build understanding of technology policy and technology innovations processes thereby providing a robust grounding, before exploring research methods employed to investigate technology and innovation policy. It is important to appreciate that this is not a research methods course as research techniques are not actively taught. Instead, a selection of research tools are introduced and applied to technology policy and innovation. Thus, it focuses on methods and skills best suited for technology policy and innovation rather than being comprehensive.

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    • Economics of Climate Change

      Economics of Climate Change

      This short unit explains how decisions are taken about allocating scarce resources in a market economy, and why such decisions may have potentially disastrous effects on the environment including the climate.

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    • Introduction to Ecopsychology

      Introduction to Ecopsychology

      This introduction to ecopsychology explores how climate change affects how we feel about our world and our future. We will explore how strong feelings triggered by this crisis can send us into denial and despair, hindering our ability to act meaningfully. We will also come to understand more about our emotional responses and how they can empower us to learn to live with climate change.

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    • Social problems and social welfare

      Social problems and social welfare

      Undergraduate level 2 course from the Faculty of Social Sciences presented between 1988 and 1997. The materials accessible here are from 1997

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      Level 2 Intermediate

    • Analysis and Presentation of Data

      Analysis and Presentation of Data

      Once market research has been conducted the data needs to be analysed and presented. This unit provides examples of how to achieve this using tally charts and graphs. It also provides suggestions of how best to draw conclusions from your research and present your findings.

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    • Competency based educational eContent

      Competency based educational eContent

      This course focusses on the management and interoperability of data about learning outcomes (knowledge, skill and competence) in outcome based learning. These are of high importance for both education and employment sectors. By managing and sharing data about their profiles, learners in higher education and lifelong learning can better plan their careers and enhance their employability potential. In order to achieve this goal, the information about learning outcomes associated to learning opportunities and units of learning as well as the learning outcomes achieved by learners need to be captured, stored and exchanged in common formats. The EU funded ICOPER best practice network developed this course to help disseminate and encourage implementation of educational eContent standards in HEIs across Europe. This is the ICOPER course 2 of 10  

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    • Gaelic in modern Scotland

      Gaelic in modern Scotland

      Modern Scotland is a multi-lingual country. Gaelic, Scots and English, along with newer introductions from Europe and beyond, all influence the way Scotland’s people now speak to each other and to the rest of the world. Created with the positive encouragement of Bòrd na Gàidhlig and with support from BBC Alba, this unit – available in both Gaelic and English – has been designed to provide a resource for people with a personal or professional interest in increasing their knowledge and understanding of the development and impact of Scottish Gaelic and its culture. It aims to surprise and challenge where necessary; to provide links and ideas for further research; and, for some, to kick-start a journey into learning a language which is integral to Scotland’s national identity.

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      15 hrs

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    • Learning schools programme

      Learning schools programme

      The programme was built around the concept of networks of Local Advisers consulting and negotiating a training package tailored to the needs of all or part of a school staff. These LEA Adviser teams provide support for schools and teachers and are equipped with a range of text and audio-visual resources to assist them. Teachers on the Programme undertook their own needs assessment and prioritise various professional tasks and activities to help meet them. The programme materials and support structures facilitated the completion of their selected tasks. The materials consisted of booklets, textbooks, a resource-led web site and subject/phase-based CD-ROMs of examples of good classroom practices using ICT. The support structures include contact with LEA Advisors, face-to-face and by e-mail, and access to a series of moderated local and national electronic conferences. The materials comprise both generic and subject specific content covering Primary and 16 Secondary subjects and country versions where required, including teacher packs in Welsh.

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    • Learning to (Re)Use Open Educational Resources

      Learning to (Re)Use Open Educational Resources

      This open course will guide participants through the discovery, use and reuse of open educational resources (OER) for teaching purposes in all sectors of education. Together we will explore approaches to selecting and using materials that have been created by others, unpack the process of adaptation and discuss sharing and networking. This course will be highly attractive to both those who want to start using OER in their teaching and those who are already users but who are looking for an opportunity to create and share their own teaching resources for teaching.

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      12 hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Learning to teach reading

      Learning to teach reading

      This material is taken from a discontinued Open University course. It is intended for re-purposing and re-use by educators rather than for use directly by learners. Learning outcomes appropriate to the original course may be provided within the material, but it is intended that educators will construct new learning outcomes appropriate to the re-use they make of this material.

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      24+ hrs

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    • Maternal Exercise during Pregnancy Increases BDNF Levels and Cell Numbers in the Hippocampal Formation but Not in the Cerebral Cortex of Adult Rat Offspring

      Maternal Exercise during Pregnancy Increases BDNF Levels and Cell Numbers in the Hippocampal Formation but Not in the Cerebral Cortex of Adult Rat Offspring

      Clinical evidence has shown that physical exercise during pregnancy may alter brain devel- opment and improve cognitive function of offspring. However, the mechanisms through which maternal exercise might promote such effects are not well understood. The present study examined levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and absolute cell num- bers in the hippocampal formation and cerebral cortex of rat pups born from mothers exer- cised during pregnancy. Additionally, we evaluated the cognitive abilities of adult offspring in different behavioral paradigms (exploratory activity and habituation in open field tests, spatial memory in a water maze test, and aversive memory in a step-down inhibitory avoid- ance task). Results showed that maternal exercise during pregnancy increased BDNF lev- els and absolute numbers of neuronal and non-neuronal cells in the hippocampal formation of offspring. No differences in BDNF levels or cell numbers were detected in the cerebral cortex. It was also observed that offspring from exercised mothers exhibited better cognitive performance in nonassociative (habituation) and associative (spatial learning) mnemonic tasks than did offspring from sedentary mothers. Our findings indicate that maternal exer- cise during pregnancy enhances offspring cognitive function (habituation behavior and spa- tial learning) and increases BDNF levels and cell numbers in the hippocampal formation of offspring.

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      Level 2 Intermediate

    • Mentoring in Primary Schools

      Mentoring in Primary Schools

      This material is taken from a discontinued Open University course. It is intended for re-purposing and re-use by educators rather than for use directly by learners. Learning outcomes appropriate to the original course may be provided within the material, but it is intended that educators will construct new learning outcomes appropriate to the re-use they make of this material.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Sustainable Scotland

      Sustainable Scotland

      This broad-based unit will introduce you to a number of different aspects of sustainability that impact on Scotland and the wider world. It wil appeal to anyone with an interest in a sustainable future in the context of contemporary Scottish society.

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      5 hrs

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    • Teaching in Primary Schools: Music

      Teaching in Primary Schools: Music

      The booklet provided here formed part of the Primary Post Graduate Certificate in Education course which ran between 1994 and 1998. The Teaching in Primary School: Music booklet was designed to help student teachers understand the issues surrounding teaching music to primary pupils and provide some strategies to aid their teaching.

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      20 hrs

      Level 3 Advanced

    • The Law of the World Trade Organization

      The Law of the World Trade Organization

      This unit deals with the role and the functions of the World Trade Organization (WTO). It will critically address the salient agreements regulated by the WTO as well as outline the institutional structure within which the WTO functions. The unit will finish with an exploration under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and the WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures.

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      5 hrs

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    • The International Monetary Fund

      The International Monetary Fund

      This unit will explain the role of the International Monetary Fund. It will concentrate on the concepts of exchange rates, balance of payments and multilateral payments. In this context the efficiency of the IMF will also be evaluated.

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      22 hrs

      Level 2 Intermediate

    • Unit: number skills

      Unit: number skills

      This module is being developed to facilitate the acquisition of number skills for prospective candidates wishing to enter Health and Social Care Programmes.

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      24+ hrs

      introduction

    • OER projects on Higher Education Academic Practice and Accredited Programmes

      OER projects on Higher Education Academic Practice and Accredited Programmes

      This is a community space for OER projects working on HE academic practice and accredited programmes: HEFCE/JISC phase 2, A(ii) strand Open Materials for Accredited Courses (OMAC) projects, and SCORE fellows' projects.

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    • Professional development with ICT

      Professional development with ICT

      This course was originally part of the MA Programme in Education but could also be studied on its own. The last presentation of this course was February 2004. The course aimed to develop a teacher’s understanding of issues fundamental to the analysis of change in the school. Both professional and school development were considered, linking teaching using ICT (information and communication technology) to theoretical concepts. Methods such as ‘evidence-based’ practice and crticial evaluation were explored in relation to personal and school priorities.

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      24+ hrs

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    • Reusing educational eContent

      Reusing educational eContent

      This course focuses on the existing standards and specifications for educational eContent reuse currently used in a variety of European Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). There are a number of different specifications to consider; as yet no standards have emerged. The EU funded ICOPER best practice network developed this course to help disseminate and encourage implementation of educational eContent standards in HEIs across Europe. This is the ICOPER course 4 of 10

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    • Statistics in society

      Statistics in society

      This course was presented for the last time in February 2006. The course materials covers statistical information and the ways of dealing with it, playing an increasingly important part in our lives. This course offers an uncomplicated yet critical introduction to current (2006) statistical ideas and practice, and demonstrates a variety of applications of statistics in everyday life. Statistical concepts are introducted to help make sense of practical problems and to help answer such questions as: ‘Are we becoming better off?’ and ‘Is my child developing normally?’

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • UFF - Investimento de Risco

      UFF - Investimento de Risco

        Um retorno justo sobre o investimento é aquele que compensa o investidor pelo risco incorrido na realização do investimento, nem mais nem menos. Por outro lado, um excesso de retorno é aquele que mais compensa o investidor pelo risco incorrido. Os investidores querem evitar investimentos que pagam menos do que uma justa remuneração, enquanto os mutuários querem evitar o pagamento de uma remuneração adicional. Nesta unidade, iremos:     * definir com mais precisão o que entendemos por "risco" em um contexto financeiro;     * considerar como os investidores reagem à presença ou ameaça de risco;     * desenvolver um método de quantificação de risco matematicamente e     * olhar para os fatores principais que contribuem para o risco de investimento no mundo real.Finalmente, veremos como a utilização da regra de valor presente líquido permite aos investidores calcular se os riscos em que incorrem são devidamente recompensados.

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    • UNISUL História da multimídia

      UNISUL História da multimídia

      Contar a história da multimídia, é como contar a história de uma “jovem criança”. Esta unidade apresenta as bases históricas da formação da multimídia, os primeiros sinais de seu surgimento, o como, o porquê ou para quê ela foi criada.

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      15 hrs

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    • UNISUL Understanding the new media

      UNISUL Understanding the new media

      The term multimedia has been applied and used in various meanings, leading to confusion in relation to their interpretation. This unit shows the principal definitions and concepts involved in the universe of multimedia and digital multimedia. (Direct translation from original Brazilian Portuguese material.)

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    • Case studies of sustainable design and eco efficiency

      Case studies of sustainable design and eco efficiency

      This unit examines how companies and individual designers have established a distinctive profile and have invested much of their creativity towards Sustainable Product Design (SPD).

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      4 hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • What can I do as an individual about climate change

      What can I do as an individual about climate change

      There is now a strong global scientific consensus that climate change is real and due to CO₂ emissions from human use of fossil fuels. When considering action to reduce emissions, and prevent the worst impacts of climate change, large changes require government intervention and changes in corporate behaviour. However, there are many important actions that can be taken in parallel by individuals in order to move towards a lower-carbon lifestyle.

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      7 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Teaching and course design in higher education

      Teaching and course design in higher education

      This course was designed for people teaching or supporting teaching at higher education level, such as teachers, tutors, lecturers, supervisors and student support staff (such as librarians, educational technology and e-learning managers or academic supervisors). The course was originally accredited by the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ILTHE, currently part of the Higher Education Academy) as a route towards membership. The work of a teacher clearly involves much more than classroom performance and the traditional activities that have always aimed to engage students in learning. Teaching embraces planning and running sessions, designing learning environments, supervising and mentoring students in practice situations, marking and giving feedback on student work, undertaking the associated administration, coping with a multifaceted workload and managing complex relationships with colleagues. Successful teachers will also be reflecting across the range of their experiences and planning for continuing development.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Reflecting on Transitions

      Reflecting on Transitions

      This course was developed with and for carers. It will help you gain a clearer understanding of who you are, identify your personal qualities and recognise the range of skills and abilities you’ve developed from your personal experiences and whilst caring. It will also help you to look forward, to think about what you’d like to do now or in the future and to make plans that will help you get where you hope to be.

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      1 hr

      Level 0 Beginner

    • The lived experience of climate change: e-learning and virtual mobility (LECHe)

      The lived experience of climate change: e-learning and virtual mobility (LECHe)

      These resources on climate change are for any individual or higher education institute to use, adopt or adapt to their own needs. They have been funded with support from the European Commission Lifelong Learning Erasmus programme and are at post graduate level.

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      5 hrs

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    • Reflecting on Learning and Teaching in the Performing Arts

      Reflecting on Learning and Teaching in the Performing Arts

      The project draws upon the innovative learning and teaching resources developed for the delivery of the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Theatre and Performing Arts at Rose Bruford College which enable students to study, watch, reflect and interact through the College VLE. It aims to enhance and develop these materials drawing upon the College’s strengths and current research in the area in order to provide a support and enhancement of professional practice to those involved in teaching and supporting learning in the performing arts who will be able to access the material as an Open Educational Resource.

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    • The World Bank Group

      The World Bank Group

      This unit concentrates on the relationship between development law and the role of the World Bank. In this context the unit briefly refers to the concept of sustainable development and it will evaluate the role of this concept within international trade.

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      5 hrs

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