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Supporting children's development
Supporting children's development

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This free course was written by Isobel Shelton and Sue McKeogh (staff tutors at The Open University). Contributions were made by Katie Harrison (teacher and member of the ATL Union).

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Developing and managing relationships

Figure 1: © Agelika Schwarz/; © Elena Ellisseeva/

Figure 2: © The Open University

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Behavioural management

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Figure 4: courtesy Kate Harrison (Teaching Assistant)

Special needs

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Figure 2: Credit: Christopher Futcher/ (models for illustrative purposes only)

Figure 3: Fuse/Getty Images (model for illustrative purposes only)


Activity 3

The Strange Situation – Mary Ainsworth transcript: watch?v=QTsewNrHUHU#t=16 thibs44

Activity 6

Boys will be boys transcript: Georgia State University in ITunes U

Activity 7

TES video teaching-resource/ low-level-disruption-6344146 licenses/ by-sa/ 2.0/

Special needs: Activity 6

Transcript from video, Let’s fight it together, Childnet

Professional development plan: Activity 1

Video and transcript © The Open University (2016)

Professional development plan: Activity 4

Adapted from The Open University Careers Advisory Service including video © The Open University