Helping pupils classify and tackle mathematics problems
This is a DfES TRIPS digest of some research done in the USA and published in 2004. The research was aimed at helping 8-9 year olds improve their problem classification and problem solving skills by teaching them specifically how to recognise and classify certain types of problem before trying to use their problem solving skills on those problems.
Development of division strategies for Year 5 pupils in ten English schools
This is a short (around 2500 words) digest of Anghilieri’s much longer published piece of research about Year 5 pupils and their attempts to get to grips with formal written methods of division.
The impact of classroom support
This GTC research of the month summary examines the report of a longitudinal investigation into the impact of teaching assistants (TAs) on teaching and learning in primary schools, focusing on Key Stage One.
Labelling I am completing a research project on the effect of labelling children and what this does to their self esteem and attainment. It is based around the primary aged child but not a specific key stage. Any information you could give me would be great. I have looked at a few journals on the effect of informal and formal labelling.
The Internet Detective
This is an online tutorial that is designed to help students in higher and further education who want to use the Internet as a research tool for coursework and assignments.
Market research I'm required to design a self-study resource which could be used to support low attaining (below grade C) pupils when completing individual GCSE project work for Design & Technology. the resource should enable them to effectively present market research of their products. Please could you suggest any websites that may have some good examples?
Scatter graphs I am trying to find any research in the UK or internationally focusing on primary school age children's understanding of scatter graphs. In primary science, which is the curricular area I work, in these are called pattern-seeking investigations. By understanding I mean children's ability to read them for understanding and also their ability to construct them themselves. I have found nothing to date since scatter graphs are only introduced to children in the UK in Key stage 3, not
Successful teachers in schools in challenging circumstances.
The research sought to illuminate notions of ‘successful teachers’ by examining those factors contributing to the success of teachers working in schools in challenging circumstances. It also sought to contribute to debates over what ‘challenging circumstances’ might be. This was a joint research project between Lancashire LEA and St Martin’s College.
Are we really grouping pupils for success?
This National Strategies (NS) document is presented as a set of guidance for school leaders to accompany the research findings from the DfES study, Pupil Grouping Strategies and Practices at Key Stage 2 and 3: Case Studies of 24 Schools in England (RR796).
Geography Nested hierarchies
Geography Nested hierarchies My dissertaion is based on children's understandings of nested hierarchies in geography. Could you tell me if any research has been carried out on this area recently?
Literacy Primary I am looking for information concerning the holistic teaching of key stage two primary English, maybe with an emphasis on the use of whole texts as opposed to extracts. Also any seminal articles on the research that has fed into the new Primary Literacy Strategy. I have used the Blackwell Synergy to source some articles and have found many concerning the old NLS but am having difficulties finding more up to date sources.
Pastoral Care and Personal-Social Education
This is a review of 198 published empirical research articles, undertaken on behalf of the British Educational Research Association (BERA), following a BERA event held at the author’s institution in November 2000.
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.
Hidden curriculum, hidden feelings; emotions, relationships and learning with ICT and the whole chil
A research paper presented to the BERA conference in 2002, now available through Education-line. The paper describes early findings from a two year project entitled ‘ICT and the whole child’ and examining the impact of the provision of enhanced ICT resources on a Year 2 class in a UK primary school.
Whole Class Teaching Strategies and Interactive Technology: towards a connectionist classroom
An online research paper describing a small scale research project exploring the use of Interactive Whiteboard technology in a primary school over the period of a week.
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.
Gender and education: the evidence on pupils in England
Described as a ‘topic paper’, this 2007 document draws together a range of evidence on gender differences of pupils from the Reception Year to the Sixth Form, including current statistics, international performance data, as well as research reports.
The Impact of Trainee Teachers on School Achievement
This is a review of research carried out at the Centre for Research and Development in Teacher Education at the Open University. The review highlights the impact of trainee teachers on schools in a range of areas such as academic achievement, inspection, school resources, teacher workload and the learning climate.
The status of teachers and the teaching profession: views from inside and outside the profession –
This research report, published in 2006, presents the interim findings from a four year study of the status of teachers and the teaching profession in England, commissioned by the Department of Education and Skills (DfES) in 2002.
Positive primary, negative secondary - attitudes to target setting in schools.
This is a research paper which employs a combination of interviews and questionnaires to compare and contrast how target setting is used in primary and secondary schools and the different attitudes and responses to target setting by teachers in each setting.