Security, Privacy and Technology
New technologies allow individuals, corporations and government entities to monitor, track and identify employees, customers and the general public. This panel provides a forum to discuss security and privacy in today's global economy.
Motivation of sixth-form students (1996/97)
This project looks at what motivates sixth-formers in their studies. It looks at lesson activities, homework setting and teacher relationships as well as other issues.
Two different approaches to teaching within PE (1997)
This research compares the effectiveness of two approaches to teaching games in Physical Education: the Skills Approach and the Games for Understanding Approach.
A systematic review of effective literacy teaching in the 4 to 14 age range of mainstream schooling
A systematic review using the EPPI protocol addressing the question ‘What are the professional characteristics, beliefs and classroom approaches of teachers of literacy in the 4 to 14 age range of mainstream schooling who have been nominated as effective?’
This unit looks at two topics that are of immense worldwide social, economic, ethical, and political importance – ‘addiction’ and ‘neural ageing’. You will develop a Master's level approach to the study of specific issues within these two important subject areas.
citizED Secondary Strand: GCSE Citizenship Studies Short Courses: A briefing paper and progress repo
An article from the Citizenship Initial Teacher Training Professional Resource Network (citizED) on GCSE Citizenship Studies Short Courses.
citizED Secondary Strand: Educating for real and hoped for political worlds: ways forward in develop
An article from the Citizenship Initial Teacher Training Professional Resource Network (citizED) on developing political literacy.
Education for sustainable development (TTA Think Piece 2005)
This short 'Think Piece' prepared for the TTA provides: an introduction to ESD as it relates to initial teacher education; suggestions as to how ESD might be incorporated into both subject and professional studies, and URLs for a number of websites that provide further information.
Futurelab Literature Review in Mobile Technologies and Learning
This Futurelab Literature Review considers the potential of mobile technologies for education. Case studies are matched to different theories of learning, and key issues are identified.
DfES Practical Support Pack: Learning and Teaching Using ICT
This is an online collection of lesson plans, extension activities, pupils’ work, video case studies, multimedia resources, support materials and skills guidance, web links, and practical advice written by subject experts, to demonstrate ways in which ICT can be used to enhance learning and teaching. There are separate areas devoted to Primary literacy and mathematics, and to 12 Secondary subjects. Within these, the materials to teach particular topics have been organised into modules, which
Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series - Embedding e-learning: Goldsmiths College
This report focuses on how the TDA E-learning Communities grant to Goldsmith's College was used to enhance the technical infrastructure of the Department of Educational Studies.
Effective early literacy teaching in the first years of school
This is a GTC 'Research of the Month' summary of three studies of what might constitute effective literacy teaching in the first years of school. In addition it includes six case studies from the UK and suggestions for reading. The case studies are set chiefly in Year 5 or Year 6 classes.
Widening access to educational change through teaching children how to reason together
This is a DfES TRIPS digest of a small scale research project originally published in "Westminster Studies in Education", 2004. It summarises the aims and methods of the research and provides an outline of teaching strategies and the implications of the research in terms of developing language skills and promoting social inclusion.
A systematic review of the effects of context-based and Science-Technology-Society (STS) approaches
A systematic review that adopts EPPI protocols and focuses on the critical analysis of 61 identified research reports, this review summarises the available research into the effects of context-based approaches which purport to promote links between science, technology and society (STS) in the teaching of secondary science.
Pupil Grouping Strategies and Practices at Key Stage 2 and 3: Case Studies of 24 Schools in England
This DfES report is the long-awaited “independent research into current best practice” referred to in the White Paper, Higher Standards, Better Schools for All, which was to be published at the start of 2006. It comprises 24 case studies of 12 primary and 12 secondary schools from across the country. The findings echo those of previous research with regard to setting, although they suggest positive ways forward through flexible ‘within-class’ grouping according to varying criteria (e.g.
Yes he can: Schools where boys write well (HMI 505)
This is a report from her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools (HMI) into the factors which contribute to boys’ success in writing. Seven primary and eight secondary schools, identified as achieving good results overall and demonstrating success in closing the gender ‘gap’ in performance, were visited between April 2002 and March 2003. A literature search and an analysis of existing inspection evidence were used to identify factors to be evaluated on these inspection visits. As is perhaps to
ESD Briefing Document: Chapter Three: Non Governmental Organisations: Field Studies Council:
Education for Sustainable Development Briefing Document: Chapter Three: Non Governmental Organisations: Field Studies Council
Raising Boys’ Achievements in Writing
This UKLA/PNS (2004) publication presents the findings of an apparently successful project designed to raise boys’ engagement, motivation and achievements in writing. The research design built on findings from DfES (2003) Raising Boys' Achievement (2003), the Essex Writing Project (2002; 2003), and CLPE (The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) research (2001; 2004). The project used a planning and teaching model which addressed visual and oral approaches to teaching and learning.
Designing Educational Technologies with Users
This Futurelab handbook has been written with the designers of educational technology resources in mind, but the content will be of interest to teacher educators and to trainee teachers investigating novel approaches to the use of ICTs in education. It recommends approaches designers should employ when developing technological resources for education, using case studies for illustration and exemplification.
A systematic review of the impact of ICT on the learning of literacies associated with moving image
This systematic review (2004) using the EPPI protocol evaluated accounts of how the use of moving-image texts has an impact on associated literacies and considered emerging theoretical models to inform practice. The review was innovative in focusing on this area, but should be considered in the context of more recent studies. It is one of five reviews with ICT and literacy as their focus.