The Open University in Scotland

The Open University in Scotland

Short open online courses and resources produced by The Open University in Scotland.

  • Caring Counts: a self-reflection and planning course for carers

    Caring Counts: a self-reflection and planning course for carers

    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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    Course

    10 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Caring counts in the workplace

    Caring counts in the workplace

    Caring Counts in the Workplace (a reflection and planning course for managers and policy makers) is a new version of the original course Caring Counts: a self-reflection and planning course for carers. It has been adapted by The Open University in Scotland for managers and policy makers and is aimed at supporting carers in the workforce. We have developed this in collaboration with the Equal Partners in Care project (Scottish Social Services Council and NHS Education for Scotland) and with Carers Scotland.

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    Course

    5 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Reflecting on Transitions

    Reflecting on Transitions

    Reflecting on Transitions is a course developed in Scotland, by The Open University in collaboration with Bridges Programmes, to help with the process of reflection for learners from diverse backgrounds in a range of contexts. It is also for front-line staff and those supporting new migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Bridges Programmes is a specialist agency promoting the social and economic integration of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.

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    Course

    5 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Reflection toolkit

    Reflection toolkit

    A tool to aid the process of reflection for learners from diverse backgrounds and in a range of contexts.

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    Course

    5 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Criminal Justice in Scotland

    Criminal Justice in Scotland

    This unit has been created to support and stimulate further debate arising from a seminar on criminal justice in Scotland being hosted by The Open University in Scotland on February 10, 2011. This unit will consider the current state of criminal justice in Scotland and its likely directions following the UK General Election of 2010 and more significantly the Scottish Parliament elections in May 2011. Following the publication in late 2010 of Criminal Justice in Scotland edited by Croall, Mooney and Munro (Willan/Routledge), this unit aims develop thinking around the key themes in the book, namely the relationships between crime, inequalities, criminal and social justice and the distinctiveness or otherwise of Scottish criminal justice. It aims to provide an opportunity for informed debate and discussion about what are the strengths of criminal justice in Scotland ? What are the main problems with it – and what changes are desirable – and achievable?  

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    Material

    2 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Critical reflections on Linwood's 'new era'

    Critical reflections on Linwood's 'new era'

    This learning resource has been created to support and stimulate further discussion arising from a seminar held at Reid Kerr College, Paisley on 9th March 2011 entitled "Rootes to Peugeot Talbot: critical reflections on Linwood's 'new era'." This seminar was led by Dr Alison Gilmour, Associate Lecturer at The Open University in Scotland. The event was jointly supported by Reid Kerr College and The Open University in Scotland.

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    Material

    1 hr

    Level 0 Beginner

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