Rebecca Cracknell, Author at Oxford Open Learning

Articles by Rebecca Cracknell


Exams: Are They About To Change?

There are a number of examination boards – including two of the biggies, AQA and OCR – running trials of digital assessments in a range of subjects, with candidates taking assessments solely online.


Brilliant Books To Become Films In 2022

If you are ready to sit down and get stuck into a great story, then keep your eyes peeled for these releases…


Feel Good Poems To Beat The January Blues

These poems are the perfect antidote to grey skies, wet and windy weather and bank balances that are also in need of a pick me up!


The Origins Of The Christmas Carol

During the mid 1600s, whilst the Puritans were in power, the celebration of Christmas was deemed unnecessary and the singing of carols became forbidden. But, as you might imagine, the tradition continued in secret.


Christmas Books For Kids And Adults Alike

Iceland’s tradition of ‘Jolabokaflod’, literally translated as the ‘Christmas Book Flood’, involves the giving of books to your loved ones on Christmas Eve, then spending the evening together reading.


Apocalypse Fiction

Rather than being simply a story of death and destruction, Station Eleven is one about faith in the face of it and the ways that our links to the past are things that cannot be broken.

Critical thinking

Tutor – Student Study Time: How To Maximise It

If a tutor sees you are committed to your learning and doing what is required they are likely to go above and beyond in the ways in which they support you.

Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley: A Life Darker Than Her Fiction?

We still find fascination in the darkness and disturbances of Mary’s personal background, and remain intrigued by the life she led.


Awe-Inspiring Poems About Autumn

There is great inspiration in to be found in the transition to the darker nights of autumn after long and balmy summer days.


How To Move From A Fixed To A Growth Mindset

The reason for this focus on mindset in education is in the fact that those students who have a growth mindset are the students who see mistakes as a learning opportunity, embrace challenges and are resilient in the face of adversity.

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