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Teaching toddlers British Values

Teaching British values to toddlers will be tough to enforce


from The Conversation 

By Jacqueline Baxter, The Open University

The recent announcement by the new secretary of state for education Nicky Morgan that toddlers must be taught British values is the latest in a chain of events precipitated by the… 766 more words


Studying with The Open University whilst recovering from mental health problems.

Studying with the Open University is not easy. Whether you are working at the same time, being a parent, juggling other things in life, or like me you are someone recovering from mental health problems and unable to work or actually attend a university right now then all of these things are going to make it difficult. 1,280 more words


Just a distraction?

Fig.1. Tom Dailey winning Commonwealth Gold

Tom Dailey talks about his bid for a medal the the Rio Olympics, about distractions like school and TV work, and also his desire to do a course, such as Spanish. 158 more words


The importance of digital literacy in learning online

Fig. 1. Mozilla Webmaker Digital Literacy Map

Learning online for a degree means that over a number of modules, sooner rather than later, you are likely to master a number of these digital literacy skills; the more the better. 192 more words


I survived OU Summer School!

This is a re-post from my Facebook page, so spologies to those who’ve already read this.

19-25 July, 2014 University of Bath Campus:

Last week I was at an Open University Residential school, as a compulsory part of my psychology degree. 568 more words

Free online course for carers

Caring Counts is a self-reflection and planning course developed with and for carers. Working with carers and carer’s organisations, The Open University in Scotland has developed a… 354 more words


Facts about the OU you may not know

I am proud to represent and promote The Open University. Why? Because the institution is becoming somewhat of a phenomenon. Shadow Universities Minister, Liam Byrne MP, described The Open University and it’s learning and research as a vital part “of the future of Britain.” 521 more words