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.
Do you regularly find yourself asking questions of your work setting? Have you ever reflected on how effective aspects of your practice provision are? enables you to examine in detail a project theme pertinent to your practice. This unique opportunity promotes development of personal and professional learning in evidence-based practice and culminates in detailed action planning, exploring implications for change and improvements in practice. This online module is readily accessible to busy practitioners through its learning and teaching strategies which seek to facilitate and support your exploration of practice. It is open to an inter-professional audience, including youth justice workers, nurses and allied health professionals and social workers.
This module explores change in the contemporary United Kingdom and how a geographical perspective can help us to make sense of this change. At the heart of this exploration is the idea that the United Kingdom exists as a contested geographical entity, marked by shifting borders and boundaries, and patterns of local and global circulation and connection. From connections to an ancient British past to contemporary relations with Europe, you'll develop geographical skills to help you consider how places are made, re-made and understood. You'll also consider how change has occurred within Geography as a discipline.
This module tackles fundamental questions about our solar system. How did it form and how has it evolved? Why aren't all the planets like Earth? How and why did life ----- on Earth? Has life -----n elsewhere in the Solar System or beyond, and could it be intelligent? You'll look at the exploration of the Solar System by spacecraft; planetary processes such as volcanism and impacts; the structure of planets and their atmospheres; and asteroids, comets and meteorites. You'll use web-based resources and electronic conferencing extensively. Although the module is intended for a wide range of people, a background in science is required.
Spacecraft missions play a vital role in the exploration of the solar system and the more distant universe. This module introduces, in depth, the methods of conducting scientific measurements in the space environment and the technologies behind spacecraft and space missions. The module makes extensive use of online remote experiments and facilities to develop your practical scientific skills and to allow you to engage in collaborative team-working activities that are the hallmark of spacecraft operations. The module is good preparation for further academic research in space science, and develops skills and knowledge that are relevant to employment in the space sector.
is one of a series of short, five-month 10-credit modules introducing fascinating topics in science. It covers the exploration of our solar system; the discovery of planets orbiting other stars; the birth, life and violent death of stars; and the creation of the Universe itself. With a choice of start dates it enables you to try out an area of study before you commit yourself to a longer module, or top up your knowledge and skills between longer modules.
How did the solar system form? Are we alone in the Universe? What are alien atmospheres made of? These questions can be answered by studying the solar system's vast family of satellites. This collection of videos looks at five of the most intriguing worlds that we've managed to visit over the last fifty years, including The Moon, Europa, Phobos, Deimos and Titan. From the first human footsteps on another world to the most distant spacecraft landing in history, our neighbourhood of moons has always played a central role in our exploration of the planets.
For an introductory astronomy course, try The Open University course S194 Introducing astronomy.
Pen Hadow is a polar explorer and also runs a business - Geo Mission - which is an environmental sponsorship organisation. He talks about the work he does to highlight the devastation being caused in the Arctic, as well as his solo expedition to the North Pole in 2003
This album contains fascinating and engrossing interviews with several leading philosophers concerning, primarily, the exploration of four topics: emotion; thought and language; imagination and creativity; consciousness. The interviews contain lively debates from differing philosophical viewpoints, discussions about theoretical thought experiments and the examination of theories developed by philosophers such as Aristotle, Decartes, Galileo, and Hume as well as predictions regarding the future of philosophy. This material forms part of the course AA308 Thought and experience.