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Leadership and management of public services

This elective module provides you with the opportunity to study the many dimensions of managing public services. The definition of what public services are will be deconstructed to enable you to analyse and integrate the many areas it spans. The notion of 'public service' is broader than that of 'public sector': you discover how to manage a public service irrespective of the legal nature of the provider of the service, which may be public, private for-profit or private not-for profit. Notably, the role of the third sector/voluntary sector in the governance and management of public services is central to developing your thinking on public services and is core to this module.

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Business and employment law

This module will introduce you to business and employment law within the legal system of England and Wales. You'll explore the nature of business structures, with particular emphasis on corporate organisations and their internal and external regulations. The module will then explore employment relationships, both through the study of law, policy and practice and also through the practical application of legal principles in connection with simulated case scenarios. By the end of the module, you'll have an understanding of how business and employment law affect individuals and their impact upon society.

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Exploring legal meaning

This module looks at a range of legal research methods which offer different approaches to, and perspectives on, legal meaning ? the place and meaning of law in the modern world. The methods covered are doctrinal, historical, comparative, socio-legal, critical and feminist and trans-national. For each one, a case study is used to enable the strengths and weaknesses of that particular approach or perspective to be evaluated. The examples range from areas such as the debate surrounding criminal responsibility of children, to the role of the media in the family courts and measures to tackle international corruption.

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Exploring legal boundaries

You'll have access to a module website, which includes:

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Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early Years (normally sector endorsed) to enhance their professional development by topping up to the BA Early Years / BA (Hons) Early Years in just one or two years. You’ll develop your critical understanding of early years practice and frameworks from ethical, social, legal, and political perspectives; and gain the knowledge and skills needed to work collaboratively and equitably within an integrated, interdisciplinary workforce. You’ll examine policies, legal developments and practice innovations that promote children’s wellbeing across universal and specialist services – focusing on listening to children, promoting children's wellbeing and multi-agency working. This degree course is considered ‘full and relevant’ for the purposes of registration and regulation – which means you’ll count in the qualified ratio of staff at Level 3. It also prepares you for further research, study, enquiry and practice.

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BA (Honours) Early Years

Do you work with young children? Do you want to boost your career and develop your practice? This degree course provides a solid, practical grounding for practitioners working in a wide range of early years settings – including home-based carers and classroom/teaching assistants specialising in early years. You’ll develop your critical understanding of early years practice and frameworks from ethical, social, legal, and political perspectives; and gain the knowledge and skills needed to work collaboratively and equitably within an integrated, interdisciplinary workforce. The BA (Hons) Early Years is considered ‘full and relevant’ for the purposes of registration and regulation – which means you’ll count in the qualified ratio of staff at Level 3. It also prepares you for further research, study, enquiry and practice.

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Society, Politics & Law 

Equity – law and idea

This free course, Equity – law and idea, gives you the opportunity to broaden your skills in and knowledge and understanding of legal principles. Beyond the confines of the Common Law of England and Wales Equity is rarely discussed or understood, but has long played a vital role in the social, economic, cultural and political life of the nation. As a principle of justice however, equity can be traced back millennia and found, for example, in many different forms of religious and political thought the world over. As law, Equity is important; as an idea, it is timeless.

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14 hrs
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Could your brain activity be used in evidence against you? article icon

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Could your brain activity be used in evidence against you?

If brain scans can reveal when someone is lying, should they become part of the court process? The OU's Paul Catley and Lisa Claydon consider the case.

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Why has Antonin Scalia's death set off a battle for the US Supreme Court? article icon

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Why has Antonin Scalia's death set off a battle for the US Supreme Court?

Almost as soon as news of Justice Antonin Scalia's death came through, Democrats and Republicans started to trade insults over the process of replacing him. Gina Yannitell Reinhardt explains why politicking has overtaken decorum.

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Legal conversations

How should health professionals make clinical decisions? How much involvement should the patient have? Is it against the law to do research on individuals without their consent? Throughout these audio discussions, Phil Bates and Marc Cornock of The Open University’s Law School, discuss these, and similar issues surrounding ethics in law.

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Exploring Law

Should we have the right to die? Should lawyers be passionate? Why are women still poorly represented in law? And since when did judges decide become of such interest to the public? These are just some of the topics covered in this fascinating compilation of discussions of law by Professor Gary ------- of The Open University, and Frances Gibb, Legal Editor of The Times.

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1 hr 15 mins
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Society, Politics & Law 

Women in Law

Since 2002, the UK has seen the first female President of the Law Society, the first woman Chairman of the Bar, and the first woman at the Court of Appeal. And yet women are still poorly represented at the top of the legal profession. Is this because women continue to face discrimination, or do the working conditions at the top of the legal world simply not appeal to women in the profession? Gary -------, Professor of Law at The Open University discusses the issues with Frances Gibb, Legal Editor of The Times.

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15 mins
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