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Mujeres coraje. Maestras de la transgresión Mujeres coraje. Maestras de la transgresión

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Un curso pensado y diseñado para quienes buscan iniciarse en la investigación de los estudios de género a través de algunas figuras femeninas que tienen como característica principal la transgresión. En algunos casos, estas figuras son públicas y notorias, en otros casos, anónimas. La trayectoria vital de estas mujeres nos ayudará a comprender el papel que han jugado las mujeres a lo largo de la historia. Un curso pensado y diseñado para quienes buscan iniciarse en la investigación de los estudios de género a través de algunas figuras femeninas que tienen como característica principal la transgresión. En algunos casos, estas figuras son públicas y notorias, en otros casos, anónimas. La trayectoria vital de estas mujeres nos ayudará a comprender el papel que han jugado las mujeres a lo largo de la historia.

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Humanitats | Humanitats

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Nutrition: vitamins and minerals

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Both vitamins and minerals are essential in the diet in small quantities. Learn about the two main vitamin groups and the major mineral elements. This free course, Nutrition: vitamins and minerals, looks at the two main groups of vitamins: the fat-soluble vitamins, A, D, E and K; and the water-soluble vitamins, the B group and vitamin C. It also examines the major mineral elements, and the importance of fluid balance in the body. First published on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 as Nutrition: vitamins and minerals. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Biology | nutrition | vitamins | minerals | diet | health | hormones | enzymes | Arit | basic math | osteoporosis | expotential notation | m363 | SK183_2

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Writing what you know

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Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This free course, Writing what you know, will help you to develop your perception of the world about you and enable you to see the familiar things in everyday life in a new light. You will also learn how authors use their own personal histories to form the basis of their work. First published on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 as Writing what you know . To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Creative Writing | A215_1 | writing | creative writing | authors | Skills for study: Writing and English

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Succeed with maths ? Part 1

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If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this free course is for you. It will guide you through how numbers are put together, give you confidence with using percentages, fractions and negative numbers and provide you with problem solving skills for your everyday life and the wider world. First published on Wed, 08 Feb 2017 as Succeed with maths ? Part 1. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2017

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Science | Maths & Technology | SWMB_1 | SWP_1 | skills for study | percentages | Skills for study: Maths and data

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Taking your first steps into higher education

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What is university study like? Is it for me? If you are asking yourself these questions, this free course is for you. Taking your first steps into higher education provides insights into how subjects are studied at university. This introduction to carefully selected materials helps you decide what you might want to study. You will be looking at three main areas: arts and humanities; the social sciences; and maths, technology and science. First published on Wed, 12 Oct 2016 as Taking your first steps into higher education. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Education & Development | HE1S_1 | OU Award Winner | skills for study | higher education | Arts and Languages | social sciences | Maths and Science | study skills | Skills for study: Organisation skills

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Introduction to ecosystems

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If we don't grasp why ecosystems function, it becomes harder to determine possible reasons for when they don't, and makes it difficult to identify possible environmental threats to humans. In this free course, Introduction to ecosystems, you will discover how organisms are linked together by complex interrelationships, how such links are studied and how the physical properties of a particular habitat interact with the organisms that inhabit it. Using case studies, you will come to learn how knowledge of ecosystems leads to understanding of their individual importance, and how they can be preserved. First published on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 as Introduction to ecosystems. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Science | Maths & Technology | ECO_1 | ecosystems | adaptation | interrelationships | organisms

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Can renewable energy power the world?

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Renewable energy sources are gaining an increasing share of world energy supplies. In the next eight weeks well cover the physical principles underlying the various renewables, their economics, their environmental impact, their present status and future prospects. When youve completed this free course you should be able to give your own answer to the course question: Can renewable energy power the world? First published on Fri, 03 Mar 2017 as Can renewable energy power the world?. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2017

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Science | Maths & Technology | RENC_1

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Succeed with maths ?Part 2

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This free course, Succeed with maths Part 2, is a sequel to Part 1, in which you will continue to develop your mathematical knowledge and skills using everyday examples. The course takes a look at measurement of length, mass and volume, negative numbers and how to use these, scientific notation (based upon powers of 10), shapes and how to calculate their properties before finally turning to how to construct and read from tables, charts and graphs. It provides a solid foundation for you to continue with studies in any subject which requires some degree of mathematical knowledge. First published on Mon, 03 Apr 2017 as Succeed with maths ?Part 2. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2017

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Science | Maths & Technology | SWMB_2 | SWP_1 | scientific notation | volume | Area | Perimeter | skills for study | Skills for study: Maths and data

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Moons

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In this free course, Moons, explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special. Should we send humans to our Moon again? First published on Wed, 12 Apr 2017 as Moons. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2017

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Science | Maths & Technology | MOONS_1 | solar system | space exploration | orbits | tides

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Start writing fiction

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Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This free course, Start writing fiction, will give you an insight into how authors create their characters and settings. You will also be able to look at the different genres for fiction. First published on Mon, 13 Jun 2016 as Start writing fiction. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Creative Writing | A174_1 | fiction | creative writing | authors | Skills for study: Writing and English

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Discovering disorder: young people and delinquency

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This free course, Discovering disorder: young people and delinquency, will introduce two approaches to understanding juvenile delinquency. The psychological approach focuses on examining what makes some individuals, but not others, behave badly. The sociological approach looks at why some individuals and some behaviours, but not others, are defined as disorderly. First published on Tue, 08 Mar 2016 as Discovering disorder: young people and delinquency. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Society | Politics & Law | Sociology | DD102_1 | disorder | juvenile delinquency | psychology | sociology

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Introducing engineering

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Engineering encompasses a broad range of disciplines from design to manufacturing. This free course, Introducing engineering, introduces a number of key themes that explore how engineering is undertaken in our modern world. These themes include engineering design, rules that govern engineers, manufacturing for products and electricity generation using solar energy. First published on Wed, 22 Jun 2016 as Introducing engineering. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Science | Maths & Technology | T174_1

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The Holocaust

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This free course explores the Holocaust, as the destruction of European Jewry is commonly known. The mass killing represented by the Holocaust raises many questions concerning the development of European civilisation during the twentieth century. This course, therefore, covers essential ground if you wish to understand this development. First published on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 as The Holocaust. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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History | holocaust | AA312_1

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Library of Alexandria Library of Alexandria

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One of the most important questions for any student of the ancient world to address is 'how do we know what we know about antiquity?' Whether we're thinking about urban architecture, or love poetry, or modern drama, a wide range of factors shape the picture of antiquity that we have today. This free course, Library of Alexandria, encourages you to reflect upon and critically assess those factors. Interpreting an ancient text, or a piece of material culture, or understanding an historical event, is never a straightforward process of 'discovery', but is always affected by things such as translation choices, the preservation (or loss) of an archaeological record, or the agendas of scholars. First published on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 as Library of Alexandria. To find out more visit The Open Uni One of the most important questions for any student of the ancient world to address is 'how do we know what we know about antiquity?' Whether we're thinking about urban architecture, or love poetry, or modern drama, a wide range of factors shape the picture of antiquity that we have today. This free course, Library of Alexandria, encourages you to reflect upon and critically assess those factors. Interpreting an ancient text, or a piece of material culture, or understanding an historical event, is never a straightforward process of 'discovery', but is always affected by things such as translation choices, the preservation (or loss) of an archaeological record, or the agendas of scholars. First published on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 as Library of Alexandria. To find out more visit The Open Uni

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History & The Arts | History & The Arts | History | History | Classical Studies | Classical Studies | A863_1 | A863_1 | library | library | antiquity | antiquity | Alexandria | Alexandria

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Visions of protest: Graffiti

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This free course, Visions of protest: Graffiti, introduces students to contrasting understandings of graffiti. It draws on a wide range of graffiti examples, including mystery zebras in Hackney, fish graffiti in Morecambe, 'tags' in a Milton Keynes underpass, a McDonald's advert and exhibits at a highly established art gallery, the Tate Modern. Students will consider different arguments for and against the perception of graffiti as a form of art or as vandalism and explore how graffiti has been used as a form of communication and as an articulation of protest. First published on Fri, 20 Jan 2017 as Visions of protest: Graffiti. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2017

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History & The Arts | English Language | Visual Art | Y031_1 | art | Language | graffiti | access | beginners | introduction

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Migration

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Migration is a free course looking at the migrations of animals, with special reference to birds, and also introducing the themes of movement, selection and homeostasis. First published on Tue, 24 Jan 2017 as Migration. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2017

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Natural History | Science | Maths & Technology | Biology | S295_1 | birds | migration | animal navigation | adaptation | evolution | natural selection

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Language, notation and formulas

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Communication is as vital in mathematics as in any language. This free course, Language, notation and formulas, will help you to express yourself clearly when writing and speaking about mathematics. You will also learn how to answer questions in the manner that is expected by the examiner. First published on Fri, 10 Jun 2011 as Language, notation and formulas. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2011

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Mathematics & Statistics | MU120_4M6 | Skills for study: Maths and data

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Privacy rights and the law

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Privacy has long been recognised as an important human right, but how does society balance this right with the protection of others, such as the right to freedom of expression? This free course, Privacy rights and the law, will examine how privacy is protected in UK law and the impact on this of the European Convention on Human Rights. First published on Fri, 01 Apr 2016 as Privacy rights and the law. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Society | Politics & Law | human rights | W100_6

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Exploring the boundaries of international law

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This free course, Exploring the boundaries of international law, is designed to provide you with an introduction to key concepts underpinning your study of international law. It introduces the concept of international legal personality, explores the status of the state, the principle of sovereignty and summarises the principles of jurisdiction. First published on Mon, 16 May 2016 as Exploring the boundaries of international law. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Society | Politics & Law | W821_1 | legal problems | law | legislation | development of law | legal meaning | mentally incapacitated adults | evolution of legislation

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Starting with psychology

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The most 'important and greatest puzzle' we face as humans is ourselves (Boring, 1950, p. 56). Humans are a puzzle, one that is complex, subtle and multi-layered, and it gets even more complicated as we evolve over time and change within different contexts. When answering the question 'what makes us who we are?' psychologists put forward a range of explanations about why people feel, think and behave the way they do. Just when psychologists seem to understand one bit of 'who we are' up pops some new evidence to show a different side! It is not easy to pin down all the many influences. This free course, Starting with psychology, makes a start. First published on Mon, 07 Aug 2017 as Starting with psychology. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Co

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Psychology | psychology | brains | Y183_1

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Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland

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This free course, Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland, explores the development, impact and challenges of personalisation in the context of the implementation of The Social Care (Self-directed Support) Act 2013 in Scotland. It is relevant to a wide range of learners including service users, carers and professionals. First published on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 as Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Health | Sports & Psychology | Social Care & Social Work | KG097_1 | personalisation | Scotland

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Environmental management and organisations

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It is believed that environmental management requires action at all levels and by organisations of all types and sizes. However it is not always clear what we mean by environmental management and the role that organisations do and could play. This free course, explores the different interpretations and viewpoints involved by using system thinking to provide a framework with which to better understand environmental management and organisations. First published on Wed, 09 Aug 2017 as Environmental management and organisations. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2017

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Nature & Environment | Environmental Studies | T219_1 | environment | Management | organisations | systems

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Learning to Learn

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Learning and change can mean big decisions and asking important questions. This free course, Learning to learn, is a friendly starting point introducing a range of key ideas to help you consider what you want to do with your life and learn, by suggesting ways of building on and 'fine-tuning' your own expertise and encouraging you to think of yourself as a learner. First published on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 as Learning to Learn. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Education & Development | L2L_1 | Learning | skills | change | Skills for study: Organisation skills

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Creativity and innovation

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This free course offers an introduction to factors that are important in creativity and innovation at work. It addresses different ideas about the cause of creativity and some key approaches to innovation in organisations. First published on Mon, 26 Jun 2017 as Creativity and innovation. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2017

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Money & Business | Leadership & Management | BB842_1 | Skills for work: creative thinking | creativity | innovation | skills | Management | motivation | Skills for work: Leadership and management

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Effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment

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Effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment is a free course. It begins with an introduction to water and goes on to briefly outline the major sources of water pollution (these being sewage works, manufacturing and industrial plants, the farming and animal husbandry sectors, landfill sites and urban surface water run-off). It considers the major water pollutants and describes the effects they have on water. First published on Wed, 01 Feb 2017 as Effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2017

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Nature & Environment | Environmental Studies | T868_1 | Water pollutants | organic materials | plant nutrients | toxic | physical and biological pollutants

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Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence - see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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