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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Aug 2021

  • The impact of COVID-19 on Black children and young people living in London

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Aug 2021
    How have the lives of Black children and young people been affected by COVID-19 and the associated lockdowns? A new research study at The Open University...
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    Keeping Mum: learning how to be a father

    By Martin Robb

    Does a positive male role model have to be present for boys to grown up to be well-adjusted young men? The Open University's Martin Robb looks at the evolving role of fathers in society...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    10 Jun 2021

  • Keeping Mum: learning how to be a father

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Jun 2021
    Does a positive male role model have to be present for boys to grown up to be well-adjusted young men? The Open University's Martin Robb looks at the...
  • Supporting young trans people’s rights to health and happiness

    By Dr Naomi Holford

    Transgender and non-binary children and young people are more visible than ever – but their voices are not often heard.

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    10 mins

    Updated on:

    16 Feb 2021

  • Supporting young trans people’s rights to health and happiness

    Beginner level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Feb 2021
    Transgender and non-binary children and young people are more visible than ever – but their voices are not often heard.
  • Olympics 2012: Keeping it in the family

    Family and location play a vital role in an athlete's success. Find out how with these articles and videos.

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    01 Jul 2020

  • Olympics 2012: Keeping it in the family

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Jul 2020
    Family and location play a vital role in an athlete's success. Find out how with these articles and videos.
  • What are the benefits of creative play at home?

    By Dr Natalie Canning

    From problem solving to revealing insights into children’s thinking and their concerns, there’s a lot to be said for creative play. This article explores the benefits and gives some top tips for creativity.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    22 Jun 2020

  • What are the benefits of creative play at home?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Jun 2020
    From problem solving to revealing insights into children’s thinking and their concerns, there’s a lot to be said for creative play. This article explores the...
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    30 Aug 2019

  • How fertility rates affect population

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    Tony Hirst looks at population models and the effects of changing fertility rates.
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  • What is socialisation? The one minute guide

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    John Oates introduces us to socialisation and the different views of child rearing.
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    Child spirituality

    By Dr Janet Seden

    Janet Seden explores the importance of understanding children’s spiritual and religious needs.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    30 Aug 2019

  • Child spirituality

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    Janet Seden explores the importance of understanding children’s spiritual and religious needs.
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    Influence of temperament

    By The OpenLearn team

    This course taster is taken from the Open University’s ‘Child Development’ course (ED209). It is an extract from one of the four course text books (Oates, J., and Stevenson, J. (2005) ‘Temperament and development’, in Oates, J., Wood, C. and...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    30 Aug 2019

  • Influence of temperament

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    This course taster is taken from the Open University’s ‘Child Development’ course (ED209). It is an extract from one of the four course text books (Oates, J....

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    MA in Childhood and Youth

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    MA in Childhood and Youth
    Updated 13 Sep 2021
    This postgraduate degree offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of...

    Postgraduate Certificate in Childhood and Youth Studies

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    Postgraduate Certificate in Childhood and Youth Studies
    Updated 13 Sep 2021
    This certificate will be attractive to anyone with a personal or professional...

    Postgraduate Diploma in Childhood and Youth Studies

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    Postgraduate Diploma in Childhood and Youth Studies
    Updated 13 Sep 2021
    This diploma will be attractive to anyone with a personal or professional interest...

    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Childhood

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    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Childhood
    Updated 13 Sep 2021
    This top-up route enables experienced early years practitioners to gain our BA ...

    BA (Honours) Early Childhood

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    BA (Honours) Early Childhood
    Updated 13 Sep 2021
    If you currently work with children from birth to seven years, or are looking to...

    BA (Honours) Education Studies (Primary)

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    BA (Honours) Education Studies (Primary)
    Updated 13 Sep 2021
    Are you interested in the education of children aged between 3 and 12? Are you...

    BA (Honours) Childhood and Youth Studies

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    BA (Honours) Childhood and Youth Studies
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 13 Sep 2021
    What makes young people tick? What shapes and influences children's development?...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Early Childhood

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Early Childhood
    Updated 13 Sep 2021
    If you currently work with children from birth to seven years, or are looking to...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Childhood and Youth Studies

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Childhood and Youth Studies
    Updated 13 Sep 2021
    Develop your understanding of the factors influencing and issues facing children...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Early Childhood

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Early Childhood
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    MA in Childhood and Youth

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    MA in Childhood and Youth
    Updated 13 Sep 2021
    This postgraduate degree offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of...

    Postgraduate Certificate in Childhood and Youth Studies

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    Postgraduate Certificate in Childhood and Youth Studies
    Updated 13 Sep 2021
    This certificate will be attractive to anyone with a personal or professional...

    Postgraduate Diploma in Childhood and Youth Studies

    Course Course
    Postgraduate Diploma in Childhood and Youth Studies
    Updated 13 Sep 2021
    This diploma will be attractive to anyone with a personal or professional interest...

    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Childhood

    Course Course
    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Childhood
    Updated 13 Sep 2021
    This top-up route enables experienced early years practitioners to gain our BA ...

    BA (Honours) Early Childhood

    Course Course
    BA (Honours) Early Childhood
    Updated 13 Sep 2021
    If you currently work with children from birth to seven years, or are looking to...

    BA (Honours) Education Studies (Primary)

    Course Course
    BA (Honours) Education Studies (Primary)
    Updated 13 Sep 2021
    Are you interested in the education of children aged between 3 and 12? Are you...

    BA (Honours) Childhood and Youth Studies

    Course Course
    BA (Honours) Childhood and Youth Studies
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 13 Sep 2021
    What makes young people tick? What shapes and influences children's development?...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Early Childhood

    Course Course
    Diploma of Higher Education in Early Childhood
    Updated 13 Sep 2021
    If you currently work with children from birth to seven years, or are looking to...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Childhood and Youth Studies

    Course Course
    Diploma of Higher Education in Childhood and Youth Studies
    Updated 13 Sep 2021
    Develop your understanding of the factors influencing and issues facing children...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Early Childhood

    Course Course
    Certificate of Higher Education in Early Childhood
    Updated 13 Sep 2021
    This certificate is relevant for anyone interested in young children's learning...