You will receive a printed full-colour book, the E104 Module Reader, An introduction to childhood studies and child psychology. It has 14 chapters, one on each of the key module topics and an introduction to studying childhood and youth.
You’ll also have access to a module website, which includes:
- a week-by-week study planner
- course-specific module materials
- introductory forum with FAQs and a way to connect with other E104 students your region
- a bespoke forum for your individual tutor group
- audio and video content
- assignment details and submission section
- online tutorial access.
The audio recordings, films, and designed activities in this module feature OU academics, experts and professionals from across the UK’s four nations and Ireland, and from around the world. They also feature children and young people, and those who work with them, from the UK, Ireland and internationally.
All resources and content for this module are designed bespoke to support your learning, and are written by experts in the field. If you are new or returning to higher education, you'll find the online activities include integrated study skills to support your learning.
You’ll need broadband internet access and a desktop or laptop computer with an up-to-date version of Windows (10 or 11), or macOS (11 'Big Sur' or higher).
Any additional software will be provided or is generally freely available.
To join in spoken conversations in tutorials, we recommend a wired headset (headphones/earphones with a built-in microphone).
Our module websites comply with web standards, and any modern browser is suitable for most activities.
Our OU Study mobile app will operate on all current, supported versions of Android and iOS. It’s not available on Kindle.
It’s also possible to access some module materials on a mobile phone, tablet device or Chromebook. However, as you may be asked to install additional software or use certain applications, you’ll also require a desktop or laptop as described above.
If you have a disability
The OU strives to make all aspects of study accessible to everyone and this Accessibility Statement outlines what studying E104 involves. You should use this information to inform your study preparations and any discussions with us about how we can meet your needs.
To find out more about what kind of support and adjustments might be available, contact us or visit our Disability support website.