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Learning and teaching: understanding your educational practice

This module is for those, who in some capacity are involved in educating learners in the 3?19 years age range. It offers significant interactivity as you engage with educational debates about how a rapidly changing, social and digital world is affecting learning, pedagogy and assessment in a variety of educational settings. It explores the key concepts from the perspective of learners (how is learning experienced), teachers (how are learning and teaching enacted) and contexts for education (how are learning and teaching organised). You'll also focus on how learning and teaching are researched with a unit dedicated to researching practice.

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Learning and teaching: educating the next generation

This module is for anyone interested in educating school-age students. We live in a rapidly changing and complex social and digital world ? how is this changing the way we think about the kind of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment needed to educate future generations? As you interact with other students on this module, and engage critically with a range of media and published research, you'll consider current views of education across the globe. From there, you'll start to form your own vision of how educators can effectively prepare students for their place in the future.

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Learning and teaching in the primary years

This key introductory module covers a range of themes relating to primary education including children's learning, inclusive education, play and creativity, home-school liaison, and the curriculum areas of English, mathematics and science. You will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to work collaboratively and equitably in a range of settings. These include evaluating and communicating information effectively to others, using digital technologies effectively for study, online collaboration and to support your continuing professional development, planning and managing time, identifying strengths and areas for development, and seeking and learning from feedback. This module will give you a sound foundation for further study relevant to a variety of roles within education.

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What are the benefits of interdisciplinary study?

It seems to be a buzzword in education and one that gets thrown around quite a lot these days. But what does 'interdisciplinary' study really mean? And why is it so desirable?

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Free online Education / Teaching courses

Discover these free Education and Teaching courses on OpenLearn.

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Resources for Primary School Teachers

If you work in a Primary school setting and want to further your professional development, you might find these free resources useful.

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Including diversity in race, ethnicity and culture in your teaching

Are you an educator, someone working with children or with adult students, who hopes to use the Black History Month resources to make your teaching practice more inclusive for pupils and students from a black or minority ethnic background? Here are some quick tips from Anita Naoko Pilgrim on how you might approach that work.

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Emotion in motion: Supporting children’s understanding of different emotions through dance

Dance is great for children's social and emotional learning. This article explores 'Dancemotion', a collaborative project led by The Open University.

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Are schools the best place for children to learn?

During the COVID-19 pandemic many children have found themselves having to study at home, but is this a bad thing? Professor Jonathan Rix explores...

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Teaching mathematics

  This free course, Teaching mathematics, has been designed for non-specialist mathematics teachers of 8 to 14 year olds, teaching assistants, home schoolers and parents and draws on the established provision of mathematics education at the Open University. It can also be used as Continuing Professional Development by individuals or groups of teachers. The authors have many years’ experience of teaching mathematics in the classroom and in Initial and Continuing Teacher Education.    

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24 hrs
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Global perspectives on primary education

This free course, Global perspectives on primary education, provides an introduction to comparative education studies and will compare and contrast primary schooling around the world. You will look into classrooms and hear from teachers, teacher educators and policy makers from a range of education settings and countries. You will also learn about United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 and the agenda for free, universal, quality education.

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9 hrs
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Take your teaching online

In this free course, Take your teaching online, you will gain  knowledge fundamental to delivering effective teaching online. You will hear about the experiences of real educators, be introduced to cutting edge research, and understand the ideas and tools that shape how we teach and learn online. You will also learn useful methods that will guide you to test out these new ideas in your own practice.

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