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Educational leadership: exploring strategy free course icon

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Educational leadership: exploring strategy

This module looks at the external facing and strategic aspects of leadership in education, including the impact of environmental and internal organisational factors, leadership theories, perspectives and values leading to an exploration of strategic change. This module also looks at the research behind the theories, takes an experiential learning and reflective practitioner approach and helps you to examine current issues and concerns in educational settings. The module uses a blend of learning methods, including opportunities for peer collaborative learning, although there is no compulsory requirement for you to collaborate with others in your tutor group. You will also have access to a Reader containing material by major authors in the field and audio-visual material providing UK and international examples of leadership practice.

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MA Philosophy part 2 free course icon

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MA Philosophy part 2

The module will complete your study for the MA in Philosophy. You'll study: the emotions, Nietzsche, Michel Foucault and Hannah Arendt, and 'the problem of dirty hands'. Your tutor will help you build on your capacity for independent research, and you will have ample opportunity to liaise with fellow-students online. The tutorial strategy, which involves both tutors and module team authors, will encourage independent thought using the huge range of online books and articles available via the OU Library. Finally, you will be able to complete a dissertation on a topic of your choice, provided it is linked to at least one of the topics studied on the MA.

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MA Philosophy part 1 free course icon

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MA Philosophy part 1

The module will introduce you to graduate-level philosophy through the study of four varied and interesting areas: the beauty of nature; a classic text in Ancient Philosophy ? Plato's ; the nature of consciousness; and issues surrounding global justice. Your tutor will guide you through issues such as conducting independent research, and you will have ample opportunity to liaise with fellow-students online. There is also a comprehensive tutorial strategy that involves both tutors and module team authors. The module encourages independent thought and independent study using the huge range of online books and articles available via the OU Library. You can use this module to extend your studies in the subject, or to change to philosophy from another discipline.

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Literature in transition: from 1800 to the present free course icon Level

 

Literature in transition: from 1800 to the present

This module draws you into the main currents of literature from 1800 to the present day. You'll engage with some of the most stimulating literary works ever written, and track the seismic historical transitions and transformations relevant to them ? with an eye on our present and the future. Numerous major authors are offered for close critical study (Dickens, Tennyson, Woolf, T.S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas, Winterson, and others), alongside exciting but relatively neglected authors. Influential literary movements and critical interventions will be discussed, while leaving ample space for your own ideas.

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World Book Day

Calling all bookworms and budding writers... it's World Book Day. Mark the event with our FREE courses, articles, interactive quizzes and eBooks on OpenLearn.

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Writing what you know free course icon Level

History & The Arts 

Writing what you know

Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This free course, Writing what you know, will help you to develop your perception of the world about you and enable you to see the familiar things in everyday life in a new light. You will also learn how authors use their own personal histories to form the basis of their work.

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8 hrs
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Start writing fiction

Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This free course, Start writing fiction, will give you an insight into how authors create their characters and settings. You will also be able to look at the different genres for fiction.

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12 hrs
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Creating a different world: Celebrating Ursula K LeGuin article icon

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Creating a different world: Celebrating Ursula K LeGuin

A short celebration of the life and work of the sci-fi author Ursula K LeGuin, who died earlier this week.

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Charles Dickens: Celebrity Author audio icon

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Charles Dickens: Celebrity Author

Over 200 years since he was born Charles Dickens remains a literary icon. In fact, he was one of the first superstars - discover how he cultivated his work into a cult of personality.

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5 mins
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What's creative about creative writing? audio icon

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What's creative about creative writing?

Can creativity be taught? How far can you be creative when translating other people's work? Listen to translators, authors and creative writing teachers as they explore these and other questions of creativity.

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30 mins
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Why you shouldn't sniff at Winnie The Pooh article icon

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Why you shouldn't sniff at Winnie The Pooh

There's an introduction to satire tucked inside the bear of very little brain. Eleanor Byrne takes us deeper into Hundred Acre Wood.

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The man behind Matilda – what Roald Dahl was really like article icon

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The man behind Matilda – what Roald Dahl was really like

Roald Dahl: the incredible storyteller loved by millions or a belittling bully? Find out what his character was like in this article.

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