14-19 Education and Training: A Commentary by the Teaching and Learning Research Programme May 2006
This commentary is the product of a major Economic and Social Research Council funded project within the United Kingdom. It is the fourth in a series of TLRP commentaries and it aims to set out a vision for the future development of teaching and learning between now and 2020. The scope of the study encompasses issues across post-compulsory, school, HE, voluntary and work based contexts and as such provides material relevant to all 14-19 teachers, trainers and policy makers. The commentary draws
A review of the research literature on barriers to the uptake of ICT by teachers
The report is a review of a large number of research surveys on the actual and perceived barriers to the uptake of ICT by teachers, undertaken by Becta.
14-19 and Digital Technologies: A review of research and projects
This is a Futurelab review of research and projects that is readily and freely available as a PDF file and currently in print (12/06). It uses four cases studies to illustrate and inform its conclusions. It identifies that digital technologies has a broad and pervasive impact upon the 14-19 agenda through an approach that particularly concentrates upon learning theory including constructivist, cognitivist and socio approaches. The key findings, that have the most impact upon teacher training, ar
Secondary ICT SOS - Internet Research and Podcasting
This Teachers TV programme is one in a series aimed at addressing “the real issues facing teachers using ICT in the classroom”. It is designed to provide practical advice for non ICT-specialist primary or secondary teachers rather than to engage with an extended or deeper-level discussion of the approaches suggested. This programme looks at using the internet and at podcasting.
The European Educational Research Journal
The European Educational Research Journal (EERJ) is a ‘a peer-refereed international journal devoted to Europeanization in educational research'. Articles from the EERJ are freely available online once they have been published for eighteen months. More recent articles are freely available as abstracts only.
Research into subject specific mentoring on the PGCE science course at the Institute of Education, U
This project examined how mentors contribute to the development of beginning teachers’ subject specific knowledge. The focus was on ‘explaining’ in science teaching. The researchers found that written feedback on its own was of limited use but it was in discussion that the more helpful advice arose. Mentors’ descriptive and evaluative statements did not, by themselves, help whereas focused suggestions with justifications were more helpful to beginning teachers. The researchers also
Quantitative research: a scoping study for the Learning and Skills Research Centre (Building effecti
This publication has been written in order to address the perceived need to encourage increased use of numerical data and statistical methods by people concerned with planning and designing research in post-16 education and training.
Teacher Training Profiles 2007 from Buckingham University's Centre for Education and Employment Rese
The annual summary of the Performance Profiles of the TDA has been released. Produced by Buckingham University's Centre for Education and Employment Research (CEER), the two researchers were Professor Alan Smithers and Dr Pamela Robinson. The report contains a summaries of a variety of ITE data gathered from the TDA, including entry level qualifications for each institution, and the number of trainees in teaching after six months.
Learning about teaching and teaching about learning: Using video data for research and professional
This paper provides an outline of ways in which video clips are being used for educational research and professional development by referring to illustrative examples drawn from five case studies of projects conducted in Australia.
New Zealand Ministry of Education - Teacher Status Project: Stage 1 Research
This is an initial literature review for a project on Teacher Status, prepared for the New Zealand Ministry of Education and the New Zealand Teachers Council by Marie Cameron.
Primary Review Research Report 4/1 Standards and Quality in English Primary Schools Over Time: the n
This Primary Review Research Report by Peter Tymms and Christine Merrell considered representative published data and research on standards in primary education over time. This report concentrates on three of seven possible areas that could be considered. These are Affective, Cognitive, and Flow, because that is where the research has been focussed. The other areas (Behavioural, Demographic descriptors, Expenditures and Growth) are also regarded as important.
Children in Primary Schools: research on development, learning, diversity and educational needs
A further group of interim reports from the Primary Review were published on 14th December 2007. These form part of a number of research surveys, which have been commissioned for use as evidence by the review team.
Recent research on homework: an annotated bibliography
This resource was produced by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and consists of an annotated bibliography of recent research on homework. It was commissioned by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) to support the Department for Education and Employment (DfEE) in the development of draft national homework guidelines.
EBEA: Economics, Business and Enterprise Association on Research
A section from the Economics, Business and Enterprise Association (EBEA) ITE Subject Resource Network designed to encourage teacher trainers to engage with research and to become research active. It features articles, resources and reading lists to support and enhance trainees’ research skills.
From idea to impact : a guide to the research process. Building effective research : 1
This is one of the titles in the Learning & Skills Research Centre Series which is intended to increase the effectiveness of research on and for the Learning & Skills Sector. This title focuses on the research process as a whole.
Welcome to Self-esteem: Girls shout out!, the second research report in Girlguiding UK’s Girls sho
This is the second research report conducted by Girlguiding UK in the ‘Girl’s Shout Out’ series. In this report they team up with the UK’s leading eating disorders charity ‘beat’ to produce a report on self esteem and body image.
Evaluation of the Childcare Taster Pilot and Extended Schools Childcare Pilot programmes: final repo
This is a report of research commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families and the Department for Work and Pensions to critically assess the impact and outcomes of the implementation of Extended Schools Childcare Pilots (ESCP) and Childcare Taster Pilots (CTPs). The qualitative research took place in a total of 11 Local authorities in England and Wales in 6 phases from June 2004 until June 2006. The overall evaluation ran from April 2004-March 2007.
Making a Difference with Research - Practical Research for Education Conference 2008
The Practical Research for Education (PRE) Conference entitled 'Making a Difference with Research', took place on 9th July. This was also a celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the journal.
Research into the role of CPD leadership in schools
This study was conducted by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), Northern Office. It was commissioned by the Training Development Agency for Schools (TDA) to investigate how continuing professional development for all staff is led in schools today, how it is supported and the barriers and challenges it poses for CPD leaders
Research into the deployment and impact of support staff who have achieved HLTA status
This is a report from the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) commissioned by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) to carry out research into the deployment and impact of support staff who have achieved Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status. The project took place from August 2006 to August 2007.