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    14 Dec 2021

  • Extending your learning with postgraduate skills

    Updated 14 Dec 2021
    What more is there to learn than the content of your module? Postgraduate skills!
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    Good Mock COP, Bad Mock COP

    By Dawn Gillies

    The Open University held a Mock COP26 event, inspiring future climate leaders from across Scotland in the Highlands and Moray.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Nov 2021

  • Good Mock COP, Bad Mock COP

    Good Mock COP, Bad Mock COP Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Dawn Gillies
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Nov 2021
    The Open University held a Mock COP26 event, inspiring future climate leaders from across Scotland in the Highlands and Moray.
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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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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Jun 2021

  • Keeping Mum: learning how to be a father

    Keeping Mum: learning how to be a father Copyright free  image Icon Copyright free: Photo by nappy from Pexels
    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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    Article

    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.
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    Read this before you fall for a personalised book

    By Professor Natalia Kucirkova

    The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the sales of personalised books go up, but are they as beneficial as other children's books? Professor Natalia Kucirkova explores...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Nov 2020

  • Read this before you fall for a personalised book

    Read this before you fall for a personalised book Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Photo 156662534 © Fizkes | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 16 Nov 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the sales of personalised books go up, but are they as beneficial as other children's books? Professor Natalia Kucirkova...
  • 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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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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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    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jun 2020

  • Emotion in motion: Supporting children’s understanding of different emotions through dance

    Emotion in motion: Supporting children’s understanding of different emotions through dance Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: ID 138846792 © Anna Demidova | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 18 Jun 2020
    Dance is great for children's social and emotional learning. This article explores 'Dancemotion', a collaborative project led by The Open University.
  • Child development and learning activities

    Are you a parent? Do you work with young children? We've put together a variety of FREE fun tasks to share with your children to help aid them in their learning and development.

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    Activity

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    20 Feb 2020

  • Child development and learning activities

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    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 20 Feb 2020
    Are you a parent? Do you work with young children? We've put together a variety of FREE fun tasks to share with your children to help aid them in their...
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    Activity

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Feb 2020

  • Knickerbocker glory: Explore healthy eating

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Knickerbocker glory: Explore healthy eating Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: ID 46320351 © Vilma Bechelli | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Feb 2020
    Use this simple and fun activity to teach your child about healthy eating.
  • Activity

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Feb 2020

  • Float or sink?: Explore your child’s ideas about the physical world

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Feb 2020
    Will an object float or sink? Use this easy activity to explore your child's understanding of the physical world.
  • Play families: Using toys to open up communication with your child

    Children can communicate well using toys to express themselves. Use this activity with your child so that they can open up about how they are feeling. 

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    Activity

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Feb 2020

  • Play families: Using toys to open up communication with your child

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Feb 2020
    Children can communicate well using toys to express themselves. Use this activity with your child so that they can open up about how they are feeling. 
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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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
    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 collection of FREE resources explores some of their important work. 

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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

    Updated on:

    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. 
  • Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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

    Updated on:

    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 Children's Research Centre is supporting these students. 

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

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

    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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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Apr 2018

  • The Centre for Children and Young People’s Wellbeing at The Open University

    The Centre for Children and Young People’s Wellbeing at The Open University Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Apr 2018
    Find out more about The Centre for Children and Young People's Wellbeing and what the research focuses on. 
  • What do Europe's new data rules mean for children online?

    By DaYoung Yoo, Professor Sonia Livingstone

    We're only weeks away from the General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR] coming into effect - and it's not entirely clear what it means for children. Sonia Livingstone & DaYoung Yoo wonder if greater clarity is generating more confusion.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Feb 2018

  • What do Europe's new data rules mean for children online?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Feb 2018
    We're only weeks away from the General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR] coming into effect - and it's not entirely clear what it means for children. Sonia...
  • Young people making their own media

    By Dr Naomi Holford

    The internet and social media have brought new opportunities for young people to tell their own stories, creating and sharing their own material with the world.

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Feb 2018

  • Young people making their own media

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Feb 2018
    The internet and social media have brought new opportunities for young people to tell their own stories, creating and sharing their own material with the...
  • The secret history of teenage bedrooms

    By Sian Lincoln, Jason Reid, Professor Laurie Taylor

    In this transcript from Thinking Allowed, Laurie Taylor and guests discuss the role of the teenage bedroom across history - with a little help from The Beach Boys. 

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Jan 2018

  • The secret history of teenage bedrooms

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Jan 2018
    In this transcript from Thinking Allowed, Laurie Taylor and guests discuss the role of the teenage bedroom across history - with a little help from The Beach...
  • Can protective headgear increase the risk of injury to rugby players?

    While cuts and bruises may be avoided, new research suggests that wearing headgear during rugby can put players at greater risk. Andrew Barnes explains his research.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Dec 2017

  • Can protective headgear increase the risk of injury to rugby players?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    While cuts and bruises may be avoided, new research suggests that wearing headgear during rugby can put players at greater risk. Andrew Barnes explains his...

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  • Article

    Updated on:

    14 Dec 2021

  • Extending your learning with postgraduate skills

    Updated 14 Dec 2021
    What more is there to learn than the content of your module? Postgraduate skills!
  • Race and Youth Policy: working with young people

    How should we as a society best respond to and prevent gang and knife crime and violent extremism Is it fair to target Black and Muslim Asian youth populations via social policy as being groups most atrisk from committing gun and knife violence and acts of terrorism Within a context of major cuts to generic young peoples services is it justifiable for government policy and funding priorities to only focus on youth programmes tasked with preventing radicalisation and gang violence This course will look at the meaning of social policy how it works as a mechanism of persuading people to behave in specific ways its role in shaping our understandings of young people and the role practitioners can play in mediating and influencing policy In particular this course will examine the racialisation and criminalisation of youth social policy as it pertains to Black and Muslim Asian British youth

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    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    02 Dec 2021

  • Race and Youth Policy: working with young people

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    Race and Youth Policy: working with young people
    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 02 Dec 2021
    How should we, as a society, best respond to and prevent gang and knife crime and...
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    Good Mock COP, Bad Mock COP

    By Dawn Gillies

    The Open University held a Mock COP26 event, inspiring future climate leaders from across Scotland in the Highlands and Moray.

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Nov 2021

  • Good Mock COP, Bad Mock COP

    Good Mock COP, Bad Mock COP Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Dawn Gillies
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Nov 2021
    The Open University held a Mock COP26 event, inspiring future climate leaders from across Scotland in the Highlands and Moray.
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    Engaging with postgraduate research: education, childhood & youth

    In this free course Engaging with postgraduate research education childhood amp youth you will build on your understanding of how to evaluate research by thinking about a fundamental part of the research process research perspectives and approaches Some of the different ways of researching situations that can arise when working in education and working with children and young people will be examined You will explore distinct and influential ways in which people think about and study the complexities around working with children and young people the practices involved in learning and teaching and the structures that support and impact on them You will become familiar with the different theoretical tools used in research which will enable you to begin to interrogate research literature and the research process itself

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    Free course

    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    12 Oct 2021

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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...

    Read now: Keeping Mum: learning how to be a father about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Jun 2021

  • Keeping Mum: learning how to be a father

    Keeping Mum: learning how to be a father Copyright free  image Icon Copyright free: Photo by nappy from Pexels
    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...
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    Working with diversity in services for children and young people

    This free course Working with diversity in services for children and young people will provide you with an understanding of the ways in which diverse and intersecting social identities structure the lives and experiences of children and young people and the implications of those identities for professional practice Although designed primarily for those working with or supporting children or young people whether in a paid or voluntary role it will also be of interest to those who wish to improve their understanding of services for children and young people

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    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    19 May 2021

  • 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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    Article

    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.
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    Read this before you fall for a personalised book

    By Professor Natalia Kucirkova

    The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the sales of personalised books go up, but are they as beneficial as other children's books? Professor Natalia Kucirkova explores...

    Read now: Read this before you fall for a personalised book about Managing projects through people

    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Nov 2020

  • Read this before you fall for a personalised book

    Read this before you fall for a personalised book Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Photo 156662534 © Fizkes | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 16 Nov 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the sales of personalised books go up, but are they as beneficial as other children's books? Professor Natalia Kucirkova...
  • 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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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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.
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    Children’s experiences with digital technologies

    This free course Childrens experiences with digital technologies is an introduction to how children use digital technologies such as mobile applications digital games and computers and what they learn from these experiences The course draws on debates about screen time to critically examine and present evidence about the effects of digital technologies on childrens learning and development It concludes with a set of evidencebased recommendations about how adults such as parents and teachers should engage with and manage childrens interactions with technology Transcript355

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    26 Jun 2020

  • Children’s experiences with digital technologies

    Free Course Free Course
    Children’s experiences with digital technologies Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Adene Sanchez / iStock
    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 26 Jun 2020
    This free course, Children’s experiences with digital technologies, is an...
  • 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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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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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    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jun 2020

  • Emotion in motion: Supporting children’s understanding of different emotions through dance

    Emotion in motion: Supporting children’s understanding of different emotions through dance Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: ID 138846792 © Anna Demidova | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 18 Jun 2020
    Dance is great for children's social and emotional learning. This article explores 'Dancemotion', a collaborative project led by The Open University.
  • 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

    Updated on:

    27 Apr 2020

  • Early years team work and leadership

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    Early years team work and leadership
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 27 Apr 2020
    This free course, Early years team work and leadership, explores aspects of...
  • Making sense of ourselves

    This free course Making sense of ourselves introduces you to wellknown psychological topics by asking and answering everyday questions such as Why dont we like one another Why would I hang around with you Do you see what I see Whats the point of childhood Youll learn how psychologists can go about addressing these questions using different research tools and approaches

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    4 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    03 Apr 2020

  • Making sense of ourselves

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    Making sense of ourselves
    Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 03 Apr 2020
    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 child psychology you will be introduced to the discipline of child psychology and some of the key questions that guide the understanding of childhood These questions include What influences childrens development and How do psychologists study the physical and cognitive changes that occur during childhood As you work through this material you will also gain a deeper understanding concerning how psychologists work with young children across a range of applied settings through activities and audiovisual materials

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Mar 2020

  • Introduction to child psychology

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Audio Audio
    Introduction to child psychology
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 27 Mar 2020
    Childhood is a time of rapid growth and development, and studying these changes is...
  • Child development and learning activities

    Are you a parent? Do you work with young children? We've put together a variety of FREE fun tasks to share with your children to help aid them in their learning and development.

    Take part now: Child development and learning activities about Managing projects through people

    Activity

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Feb 2020

  • Child development and learning activities

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 20 Feb 2020
    Are you a parent? Do you work with young children? We've put together a variety of FREE fun tasks to share with your children to help aid them in their...
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    Activity

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Feb 2020

  • Knickerbocker glory: Explore healthy eating

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Knickerbocker glory: Explore healthy eating Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: ID 46320351 © Vilma Bechelli | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Feb 2020
    Use this simple and fun activity to teach your child about healthy eating.
  • Activity

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Feb 2020

  • Float or sink?: Explore your child’s ideas about the physical world

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Feb 2020
    Will an object float or sink? Use this easy activity to explore your child's understanding of the physical world.
  • Play families: Using toys to open up communication with your child

    Children can communicate well using toys to express themselves. Use this activity with your child so that they can open up about how they are feeling. 

    Take part now: Play families: Using toys to open up communication with your child about Managing projects through people

    Activity

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Feb 2020

  • Play families: Using toys to open up communication with your child

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Feb 2020
    Children can communicate well using toys to express themselves. Use this activity with your child so that they can open up about how they are feeling. 
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    Young lives: is now a good time to be young?

    This free course Young lives is now a good time to be young looks at young lives in the UK today asking the question is this a good time to be young It focuses on some of the factors that influence the divergent lives and complex experiences of children and young people today taking an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the lives of children and young people It focuses on some of the key issues in young lives such as continuing inequality and why some children and young people are more the focus of policy and intervention than others It is written for both people working with or intending to work with children and young people and for those who have a more general interest in issues and debates related to children and young people

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    03 Dec 2019

  • Young lives: is now a good time to be young?

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    Young lives: is now a good time to be young? Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: (c) DisobeyArt / iStock / Getty Images Plus
    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 03 Dec 2019
    This free course, Young lives: is now a good time to be young?, looks at young...
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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 peoples agency and their rights It addresses obesity food marketing and also food as a way of expressing childrens and young peoples identities family class cultural generational Discussing key issues that in research and thinking about food including how policies tackling obesity are framed it draws across work from Childhood and Youth Studies and Psychology to challenge the rhetoric of healthy choices and consider why its essential to go beyond the individual to understand systems and environments that currently fail children and their health The following video explores the concepts covered in this course

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    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    07 Nov 2019

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    Professional relationships with young people

    In some peoples eyes the development of relationships is a good end in itself as it is in relationships that we express our humanity Young people with few goodquality relationships in their lives often find that entering into informal relationships with adults who respect accept like and really listen to them is a new life experience These relationships can offer the young people new perspectives on approaching developing and managing quality relationships of their own This free course Professional relationships with young people explores different approaches in developing relationships and working practices which can inform work with young people

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Sep 2019

  • 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 30 Sep 2019
    In some people's eyes the development of relationships is a good end in itself, as...
  • 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 individuals to more formal partnership structures In this free course Partnerships and networks in work with young people you will explore a range of meanings for the word partnership and see that it is used to describe a range of practices structures and processes You will also look at some of the difficulties as well as the potential benefits that can come from working in partnership

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    30 Sep 2019

  • Partnerships and networks in work with young people

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Video Video
    Partnerships and networks in work with young people
    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 30 Sep 2019
    The term 'partnership' is used to describe a wide range of organisational...
  • 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 Students consider how their own views and understandings about childhood and youth have arisen Different definitions of research are explored through firsthand accounts by researchers across a range of disciplines and studies from the smallscale to international studies studying childrens lives across several countries Attention is drawn to the role of both researchers and participants raising issues about how children and young people can be directly involved in the research process

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    Issues in research with children and young people
    Advanced level Duration 7 hours Updated 24 Jul 2019
    This free course, Issues in research with children and young people, considers the...
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