I spent a decade working at The Open University. Teaching at the OU is a weird and wonderful thing. During my time there, I had a part in making various modules:
The Level 2 course Living in a globalised world (DD205). The two course texts, Geographies of Globalization and Material Geographies, are co-published by Sage. Some the course materials are also available on the OU’s iTunes U site. The open access unit for this module is available at the OU’s OpenLearn site.
The Level 2 course The uses of social science (DD206). Watch a short promo for the course here. The open access unit from this module, Social Science and Participation, can also be found at the OU’s OpenLearn site.
A Masters level CPD course, Changing Cities: urban transitions and decision making (D837). This course explored the links between contemporary urban issues and critical spatial thinking. It was developed in collaboration with the RTPI accredited Joint Distance Learning Masters in Town and Country Planning. The open access unit from this module, Changing Cities, can be found at the OU’s OpenLearn site.
Here a couple of short introductions to theorising urban issues developed for undergraduates students at the University of Exeter:
Making Things Public