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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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    4 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Ecology

    Ecology

    Ecology is the study of how organisms interact with each other and with their environment – a truly vast area of biology. The original course examined the biological principles that are the basis for analysing and understanding ecological situations, and should give you some of the skills and knowledge needed by professional ecologists.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Reading and note taking

    Reading and note taking

    This toolkit was created for tutors of courses from any discipline. Its aim is to enable tutors to help their students to develop reading and note taking skills.

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    6 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Learning how to learn

    Learning how to learn

    This toolkit was created for tutors of courses from any discipline. Its focus is on the process of reflection and encourages tutors to help their students to become reflective learners by developing a process of feedback and dialogue with them.

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    15 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Writing skills

    Writing skills

    This toolkit was created for tutors of courses from any discipline. Its aim is to enable tutors to take a sytematic stance in preparing their students to write effectively, and produce written work which expresses their understanding of their subject and topic.

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    10 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Researching student learning

    Researching student learning

    This book Researching Student Learning: Approaches to Studying in Campus-based and Distance Education by John T.E. Richardson, first published in 2000, is an important resource for all those concerned with leaning and teaching in universities and colleges, whether in campus-based or distance learning institutions.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 3 Advanced

  • Elements of statistics

    Elements of statistics

    This was the core text for students of the Open University’s practical introductory course on statistics, M246 Elements of Statistics. Written to support self-study it provides an excellent foundation in statistics.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • University of the Arts London

    University of the Arts London

    Collaboration area for University of the Arts London

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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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    24+ hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Teaching in Primary Schools: Technology

    Teaching in Primary Schools: Technology

    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: Technology booklet was designed to help student teachers understand the issues surrounding teaching technology to primary pupils and provide some strategies to aid their teaching.

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    20 hrs

    Level 3 Advanced

  • 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

  • Teaching in Primary Schools: History

    Teaching in Primary Schools: History

    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: History booklet was designed to help student teachers understand the issues surrounding teaching history to primary pupils and provide some strategies to aid their teaching.

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    20 hrs

    Level 3 Advanced

  • 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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    20 hrs

    Level 3 Advanced

  • Teaching in Primary Schools: Art

    Teaching in Primary Schools: Art

    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: Art booklet was designed to help student teachers understand the issues surrounding teaching art to primary pupils and provide some strategies to aid their teaching.

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    20 hrs

    Level 3 Advanced

  • Educational research in action

    Educational research in action

    This course was last presented in February 2007. The course was presented as part of the Masters in Education Programme as well as an element of the Doctorate in Education.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 3 Advanced

  • 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

  • Effective leadership and management in education

    Effective leadership and management in education

    The module provided here was last presented in February 2002. The module formed part of a masters programme in education and is based on the premise that all who are involved in teaching and learning can have a role in educational leadership.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 3 Advanced

  • Liverpool slave city first

    Liverpool slave city first

    This is an undergraduate level 2 course from the Faculty of Social Sciences presented between 1995 and 2005. The materials accessible here were recorded in 1994.

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    1 hr

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Performance measurement and evaluation

    Performance measurement and evaluation

    This course was last presented in 1999, it was designed for senior managers in all types of organisations who wanted to understand how performance measurement can contribute to effective management and decision-making.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 2 Intermediate

  • Educational management in action

    Educational management in action

    This course formed part of the master's programme in education, enabling teachers to develop the skills and understanding they needed to contribute to the improvement in the quality of education through investigating management issues and reflecting on professional practice, both their own and that of others. The final presentation of the course was February 2004, a 60 point course, at postgraduate level.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 3 Advanced

  • Teaching in Primary Schools: English

    Teaching in Primary Schools: English

    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: English booklet was designed to help student teachers understand the issues surrounding teaching English to primary pupils and provide some strategies to aid their teaching.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 3 Advanced

  • Teaching in primary schools: mathematics

    Teaching in primary schools: mathematics

    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: Mathematics booklet was designed to help student teachers understand the issues surrounding teaching mathematic to primary pupils and provide some strategies to aid their teaching.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • 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

    Level 0 Beginner

  • 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

  • Masters Programme in Education

    Masters Programme in Education

    This compilation of materials is a valuable resource for postgraduation students involved in educational research, either from a professional or an academic standpoint.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 3 Advanced

  • Career and life planning workbook

    Career and life planning workbook

    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 workbook allows you to review your current situation so that you can make informed and considered plans for the future.

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    15 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • 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

    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

  • Early professional development for teachers

    Early professional development for teachers

    This course was presented between 2001-2003, at postgraduate level. On completion of the course techers received the Certificate of Continuing Professional Development (Teaching and Learning), which could also count (30 points) towards the Master’s Programme in Education. The original course was suitable for teachers in the early stages of their careers who wanted to structure their continuing professional development. It was suitable for all subject teachers, and was designed in consultation with several curriculum associations.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Living arts

    Living arts

    The Living Arts series of study modules introduced pre-degree students to the key ideas and skills involved in studying humanities. The complete series included study modules on: Words, Sounds, Images, Places, Ideas, A Living Culture. Here we present Words and Sounds. The Living Arts course has now been replaced by Y160 Making Sense of the Arts.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • 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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    24+ hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Teaching and learning with ICT

    Teaching and learning with ICT

    This course was part of the MA Programme in Education but could also be studied on its own. The last presentation of this course was September 2002.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • 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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    24+ hrs

    Level 2 Intermediate

  • Research methods in Education and the Social Sciences

    Research methods in Education and the Social Sciences

    Undergraduate level 3 course from the Faculty of Social Sciences presented between 1993 and 1998. The materials accessible here are from 1998.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 2 Intermediate

  • Issues in deafness

    Issues in deafness

    Undergraduate level 2 course from the Faculty of Social Sciences presented between 1991 and 1996. The materials accessible here are from 1995.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Engineering mechanics: solids

    Engineering mechanics: solids

    These materials comprise the core teaching text of T235, which is an introductory course to mechanical/aeronautical/materials engineering. Engineering mechanics: solids was last presented in 2003.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Number skills

    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

    Level 0 Beginner

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