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  • What are the benefits of volunteering?

    By Tyrrell Golding, Stephen Harrison

    Have you ever considered becoming a volunteer? Take a look at some of the benefits and discover how you can get...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    15 Apr 2019

  • What are the benefits of volunteering?

    What are the benefits of volunteering? New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Apr 2019
    Have you ever considered becoming a volunteer? Take a look at some of the benefits and discover how you can get started...
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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    10 Apr 2019

  • Sibling rivalry: An important ingredient in sporting success?

    Sibling rivalry: An important ingredient in sporting success? Creative commons image Icon Julie Edgley | Flickr under Creative-Commons license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Apr 2019
    Are later born children more competitive in sport than their elder siblings? Jessica finds out.
  • The Children's Research Centre Hub

    The Open University's Children's Research Centre enables participation by children and young people - this...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    01 Feb 2019

  • The Children's Research Centre Hub

    Introductory level Updated 01 Feb 2019
    The Open University's Children's Research Centre enables participation by children and young people - this collection of FREE resources explores some of...
  • What is Talk Factory?

    By Dr Cindy Kerawalla

    Talk factory is a very simple online tool and app designed to support teachers and students during group discussion....

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    5 mins

    Level: 0 Beginner

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    16 Jan 2019

  • What is Talk Factory?

    Beginner level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Jan 2019
    Talk factory is a very simple online tool and app designed to support teachers and students during group discussion. 
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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    11 Dec 2018

  • What is child-led research and why is it important?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Dec 2018
    Research led by children and young people is crucial - here's three reasons why...
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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    28 Nov 2018

  • An invisible group: Young people’s experiences of living with a loved one who is seriously ill

    An invisible group: Young people’s experiences of living with a loved one who is seriously ill Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: ID 63311291 © Ian Allenden | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 28 Nov 2018
    Potentially a million children and young people in the UK live with a parent or caregiver who has a longstanding illness. What's the impact on them and what...
  • Supporting student-led research

    Research led by students is becoming increasingly popular in curriculum assessments in UK schools. Find out how the...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    19 Nov 2018

  • Supporting student-led research

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Nov 2018
    Research led by students is becoming increasingly popular in curriculum assessments in UK schools. Find out how the Children's Research Centre is supporting...
  • So what is a ‘multi-academy trust'?

    By Dr Jane Cullen

    As an increasing number of state secondary schools become academies, Dr Jane Cullen examines the education...

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    5 mins

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    26 Oct 2018

  • So what is a ‘multi-academy trust'?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Oct 2018
    As an increasing number of state secondary schools become academies, Dr Jane Cullen examines the education system.
  • Improving wellbeing in schools for a brighter future

    By Clare Lee

    Dr Clare Lee looks at why school students should leave secondary education with a high level of wellbeing...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    26 Oct 2018

  • Improving wellbeing in schools for a brighter future

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Oct 2018
    Dr Clare Lee looks at why school students should leave secondary education with a high level of wellbeing and not just good exam results.
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    11 Jun 2018

  • The monster has wings: Should we be worried about youth consumption of energy drinks?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Jun 2018
    Young people in the UK chug their way through more energy drinks that anywhere else in Europe. Amelia Lake and Shelina Visram ask if it's time to take action.

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    Children and young people: food and food marketing

    This free course, Children and young people: food and food marketing, examines food as a health issue and addresses children and young people’s...

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    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    18 Apr 2019

  • Making sense of ourselves

    This free course, Making sense of ourselves, introduces you to well-known psychological topics by asking and answering everyday questions, such as...

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    4 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    29 Oct 2018

  • Making sense of ourselves

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    Making sense of ourselves
    Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 29 Oct 2018
    This free course, Making sense of ourselves, introduces you to well-known...
  • Introduction to child psychology

    Childhood is a time of rapid growth and development, and studying these changes is endlessly stimulating. In this free course, Introduction to...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Sep 2018

  • Introduction to child psychology

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 25 Sep 2018
    Childhood is a time of rapid growth and development, and studying these changes is...
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    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:

    15 Jan 2018

  • Childhood in the digital age

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    This free course, Childhood in the digital age, delves into the lives of children...
  • Early years team work and leadership

    This free course, Early years team work and leadership, explores aspects of teamwork and leadership for early years practitioners.

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    30 May 2017

  • Early years team work and leadership

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 30 May 2017
    This free course, Early years team work and leadership, explores aspects of...
  • Issues in research with children and young people

    This free course, Issues in research with children and young people, considers the aims and range of research with children and young people....

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    7 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    17 Feb 2016

  • Issues in research with children and young people

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    Issues in research with children and young people
    Advanced level Duration 7 hours Updated 17 Feb 2016
    This free course, Issues in research with children and young people, considers the...
  • Children and young people’s participation

    Listening to children is a first step in the participation agenda, which is reasonably well established. By contrast, enabling children to share in...

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    12 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    17 Feb 2016

  • Children and young people’s participation

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    Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 17 Feb 2016
    Listening to children is a first step in the participation agenda, which is...
  • Partnerships and networks in work with young people

    The term 'partnership' is used to describe a wide range of organisational arrangements and ways of working: from informal networking between...

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    16 Feb 2016

  • Partnerships and networks in work with young people

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    Partnerships and networks in work with young people
    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 16 Feb 2016
    The term 'partnership' is used to describe a wide range of organisational...
  • Childhood in crisis?

    This free course, Childhood in crisis?, explores an idea much repeated in minority-world media that childhood is in crisis. Looking at this idea...

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    16 Feb 2016

  • Childhood in crisis?

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    Childhood in crisis?
    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 16 Feb 2016
    This free course, Childhood in crisis?, explores an idea much repeated in minority...
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    Professional relationships with young people

    In some people's eyes the development of relationships is a good end in itself, as it is in relationships that we express our humanity. Young...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Feb 2016

  • Professional relationships with young people

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    Professional relationships with young people Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © John Birdsall
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 16 Feb 2016
    In some people's eyes the development of relationships is a good end in itself, as...