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Accessibility Statement for Listening to young children: critical reflections (E229)

Mode of study

Most of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images; audio/video clips of 5–15 minutes (all with transcripts/subtitles); diagrams; interactive media; animations; multiple-choice self-assessed quizzes. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. We provide both a printed version and an accessible PDF version of the core book.

Tuition strategy

This module provides online tutorials. Although not compulsory, tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.

Practical work

It would also be beneficial for you to arrange access to an early childhood setting if you’re not already working or volunteering in such a setting. We recommend you visit a setting on weekly/fortnightly throughout the module and particularly during Blocks 2 and 3. You’ll draw on this experience as part of one assignment.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain a considerable number of diagrams, graphs and photographs. These are an important part of the study of this module. We provide descriptions for all figures.

Finding information

You could be required to search for, and make use of, third-party material online such as journal articles. These materials forms part of the teaching content – you’ll draw on elements of this in some assessed work. We can provide alternatives for required/assessed research material to enable you to meet the learning outcomes of the module.


This module has Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which you must submit online via the OU electronic TMA system; and an end-of-module assessment submitted online.


You’ll receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs). This will help you to reflect on your TMA performance. You should refer to it to help you prepare for your next assignment.


We structure all University modules to a set timetable and you’ll need time-management skills to keep your studies on track. We’ll support you in developing these skills.

Conditions of professional practice

This module adheres to the guidance for fitness for professional practice on working with children. You must meet the ‘fit person’ criteria, in your country, to work with children. You and your setting are responsible for ensuring you meet these requirements.

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