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Inclusive Leadership: Collaborating for professional development free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Education & Development

Inclusive Leadership: Collaborating for professional development

This free course will enable leaders and aspiring leaders in a range of educational settings to consider different approaches to leading inclusive professional development. Students will be introduced to concepts and practices for collaborative enquiry and contextually relevant professional development. They will be encouraged to reflect on how ...

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8 hrs
Inclusive Leadership: Effecting change free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Education & Development

Inclusive Leadership: Effecting change

This free course will enable leaders and aspiring leaders in a range of educational settings to reflect on key concepts for inclusive leadership. They will be introduced to the influence of values and emotions in leadership and consider how underpinning principles of social justice can change leadership relationships and interactions. Students ...

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8 hrs
Making social media work in Higher Education free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Education & Development

Making social media work in Higher Education

This free course explores the potential of social media as a space that can be used in higher education/University to enhance educational experiences. It examines how students can take advantage of platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp to engage and connect with other fellow students and their lecturers. While, also examining the ...

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8 hrs
Teaching the First World War free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Education & Development

Teaching the First World War

This free course, Teaching the First World War, is designed for history teachers and their pupils. It provides a wide range of visual, textual and oral sources to enrich the teaching of the First World War. It covers familiar and less familiar aspects of the history of the First World War, ranging from the debate on the origins of the war and ...

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12 hrs
Managing my money for young adults free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Money & Business

Managing my money for young adults

This free course, Managing my money for young adults, will help you start to think about managing your finances. You will learn how to budget effectively, and will be encouraged to start thinking about your financial future.

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24 hrs
Young children, the outdoors and nature free course icon level 2: intermediate icon Badge icon

Education & Development

Young children, the outdoors and nature

This free course, Young children, the outdoors and nature, looks at the importance of babies and toddlers having opportunities to engage with rich outdoor environments.

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24 hrs
So, you want to be a nurse? A brief introduction to nursing free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

So, you want to be a nurse? A brief introduction to nursing

This free course, So you want to be a nurse? A brief introduction to nursing, provides an overview of what nursing entails. Focusing on nursing in the UK specifically, but also looking at its place globally, you will learn about the four fields of nursing in the UK, what nurse training involves, as well as what makes a great nurse. This ...

Free course
6 hrs
Early years team work and leadership free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Education & Development

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 hrs
Multidisciplinary study: the value and benefits free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Education & Development

Multidisciplinary study: the value and benefits

This free course, Multidisciplinary study: the values and benefits, explores the advantages of studying more than one subject and will help you to decide if multidisciplinary study is for you. Featuring videos with students on the Open University’s ‘Open’ qualifications, you will learn about the unique skills you can gain from studying a ...

Free course
5 hrs
Leadership for inclusion: what can you do? free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Education & Development

Leadership for inclusion: what can you do?

This course will help you to develop your understanding of how to promote and support learning for all, within classrooms with a diverse student and staff population. It will encourage you to embrace your own capacity to lead at any level of an organisation. You will explore the tensions around collective responses and individualised challenges,...

Free course
9 hrs
Leadership for inclusion: thinking it through free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Education & Development

Leadership for inclusion: thinking it through

This course will help you to think about your professional educational situation and the ways in which you can develop your practices alongside others. It will provide you with a better understanding of competing values within the school system and how to identify and build upon opportunities to lead and collaborate in this context. You will ...

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8 hrs
Advancing Black leadership free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Society, Politics & Law

Advancing Black leadership

In this free course, learners will develop and explore skills to empower themselves as leaders.

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24 hrs