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Developing social work practice free course icon

 

Developing social work practice

This is an interdisciplinary module with subject matter derived from psychology, sociology, social policy, law and social work studies. The study materials will enable you to contextualise the experiences of service users and carers and approaches to social work practice, as well as providing opportunities to examine the nature of the organisations that supply social work services.

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Music, sound and technology

This module explores the nature of musical sound and the ways that technology can be used by musicians working in the creative industries. You'll be introduced to the skills needed for making recordings, and the module resources include software packages for analysing and editing recorded sound. You'll study how the physics of sound underlie musical experiences, and investigate the acoustic properties of different instruments. The module aims to deepen your understanding of the nature of sound and to equip you better as a musician, whatever your background and musical interests.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Learning and doing geometry

Examine how people learn geometry and the nature of geometric thinking. You'll both do some geometric tasks and learn about the pedagogy (learning and teaching) of geometry. Including how to use ideas introduced to analyse geometric reasoning. This module is for those interested in mathematics education ? particularly those who work, or plan to work, in the sector.

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Nature & Environment 

Literature and the Environment

Can reading encourage us to appreciate the environment and make sustainable changes to our lives?

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Nature & Environment 

The psychological impacts of climate change

People around the world are suffering from “climate anxiety”. What is it and what can we do about it?

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Do animals have sex for fun? article icon

Nature & Environment 

Do animals have sex for fun?

How was it for Fido? Do animals approach sex in more than a - well, animalistic - way?

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iSpot: Your place to share nature article icon

Nature & Environment 

iSpot: Your place to share nature

Global biodiversity is in decline and the spotlight is on all of us to act to help monitor and protect the variety of ecosystems to reduce deterioration. This loss affects ecosystems, species and habitats on which all life on earth depends. What can and should we be doing to help sustain nature? 

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Nature & Environment 

Biodiversity with The Parks Trust

Ensuring outside areas have a good variety of plants and wildlife is crucial for ecosystems to thrive.

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25 mins
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Outdoor Therapy: The Benefits of Walking and Talking

An area that has been of particular interest during COVID-19 is providing traditional talking therapy outdoors. This article explores the pros of connecting with the natural world...

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Nature & Environment 

World Environment Day

Saturday 5th June is World Environment Day. Check out our FREE courses, articles and other content related to the environment and nature.

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Nature & Environment 

Ideas about living sustainably

Responding to the climate crisis can feel overwhelming. There are so many things we can do to be greener that it's hard to know where to start. 

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What you need to know about carbon footprints video icon

Nature & Environment 

What you need to know about carbon footprints

Jo Hand explores carbon footprints and how we can all make an environmental impact.

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30 mins
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