To mark World Health Day, we spoke to several academics from across the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies (WELS) to hear their thoughts on this year’s campaign theme of ‘Building a fairer, healthier world’ and find out how their own work is feeding into the WHO's call for global leaders to work together to tackle inequities in order to “build back fairer” post-pandemic.
Digital picture books have become increasingly popular with children and parents but how do digital books perform in comparison with traditional print versions in supporting children’s learning development?
When Natalie’s medical discharge ended a seven-year stint serving as a skilled Operator Maintainer on Type 23 frigates in the Royal Navy – her dream job – she developed an aspiration to follow a new career path in social care.
We caught up with WELS academics Dr Jenny Douglas, Senior Lecturer in Health Promotion, and Kate Lister, Lecturer in Education Studies, to hear more about their personal experiences of gender bias in academia and to find out how being a woman in research has impacted their career in a positive way.
By changing the way teachers access learning materials and taking advance of smartphone technology, OU Zambian teacher training project ZEST is emerging from the pandemic stronger, and potentially more sustainable.
A panel of experts have come together to discuss the findings of a new report published by The Open University. The report, The path forward for social care in England, is based on a survey of 500 leaders from across adult social care and social work, and culminates in five recommendations for the future of the sector in England.