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Education & Development 

Download your free booklet 'Young People: Changing times'

Download your free, 28-page booklet 'Young People: Changing times' to accompany the 'Child of Our Time 16' series. 

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

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

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 help is available?

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School

School follows the experiences of pupils, teachers, parents and school leaders, across an academic year.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Making sense of mental health problems

Over the past century there has been a radical shift in responses to people who experience mental health problems. In this free course, Making sense of mental health problems, you will learn about how key perspectives in the field have made sense of mental health problems. By directly relating key perspectives to a case study, you will reflect on how the medical perspective, psychological perspective and social need perspective come to make sense of mental ill-health.

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10 hrs
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Health, Sports & Psychology

Making sense of mental health problems

Over the past century there has been a radical shift in responses to people who experience mental health problems. In this free course, Making sense of mental health problems, you will learn about how key perspectives in the field have made sense of mental health problems. By directly relating key perspectives to a case study, you will reflect on how the medical perspective, psychological perspective and social need perspective come to make sense of mental ill-health.

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Making sense of mental health problems

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Mastering systems thinking in practice

This free course, Mastering systems thinking in practice, provides a primer for someone wanting to take the postgraduate qualifications in Systems Thinking in Practice. It will help you develop new ways of thinking about and approaching situations that cross multiple discipline and skill boundaries. You will learn to think more holistically about complex and messy situations, understanding the roles other people play, taking account of the interconnectedness of all the components making up the problem situation and working more collaboratively

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24 hrs
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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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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Exploring sport coaching and psychology

This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how scientific and management ideas contribute to success while also taking you on a journey through unique sporting case studies and insights that will change how you view and study sport. You will consider how the mind, the body, the environment and training techniques all contribute to optimum fitness.

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24 hrs
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

What happens ‘When East Meets West’?

What benefits and obstacles are there when postgraduate students with East Asian heritage partake in distance learning with a Western university? Laura Tan investigates...

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Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around

Do you want to improve your language skills and communicate more easily and effectively in Spanish? This free course, Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around, concentrates on Spanish as a tool for communication, but it also provides some insights into Hispanic societies and cultures through authentic printed and audio materials. This OpenLearn course focuses on public spaces and how to get by in a Hispanic city.

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20 hrs
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Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around

Do you want to improve your language skills and communicate more easily and effectively in Spanish? This free course, Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around, concentrates on Spanish as a tool for communication, but it also provides some insights into Hispanic societies and cultures through authentic printed and audio materials. This OpenLearn course focuses on public spaces and how to get by in a Hispanic city.

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Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around

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Beginners’ German: Places and people

Do you want to learn the basics of the German language? This free course, Beginners’ German: Places and people, will take you on a journey through German-speaking countries. You will read and hear about a range of places and people. This OpenLearn course will give you the opportunity to develop language skills which will help you to cope in a range of situations.

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5 hrs
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