Neuroeducational Research Network (NEnet)
This is a network based at Bristol University which is researching the implications of neuroscience for education.
Strategy training in language learning - a systematic review of available research
The aims of this systematic review of research using the EPPI protocol were to identify and evaluate the primary research on strategy training for the first time, in order to comment on the strength of evidence about its effectiveness in the teaching and learning of languages
What the research says about interactive whiteboards (2003)
This BECTA report collates positive views about the use of interactive whiteboards in the classroom, drawing on perspectives from teachers and learners.
Research and Development Awards
A description of the Research and Development Awards funded by the Training and Development Agency for Schools.
How do teachers use research findings to improve their professional practice?
This DfES TRIPS resource is a brief seven-page digest of an article first published under the title, "The use of research to improve professional practice: a systematic review of the literature". The resource is of interest to any ITE tutor or mentor who wishes to reflect upon the relevance of research to practice, comprising details apposite to any consideration of what some ITE students perceive as a divide between theory and practice. The resource is significant because it asks students to th
What the research says about using ICT in English
The resource (a pdf document) is a brief four-page report based on an analysis of current research about how primary and secondary teachers are using ICT in the English curriculum. It summarises the key findings and suggests resources for further reading.
Mapping Music Education Research in the UK
This review was undertaken by the BERA Music Education Review Group which is the collective name for the group of authors who compiled this overview of music education research in the United Kingdom. The review arose from a conference held in 1999.
What the research says about ICT in initial teacher training
This BECTA resource summarises research on the use of ICT in initial teacher training and suggests resources for further reading.
Practical Research for Education: A journal from NFER
A journal supporting practical research in education from the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)
Creation of an All Party Group on Scientific Research in Learning and Education
As a result of the Lord's debate ealier this year (2006) on the impact of scientific research on learning and education, an All Party Group of MPs and peers is to be created concerning the application of science and technology in learning.
Models of research impact: a cross-sector review of literature and practice
This national study forms part of the series, Building Effective Research, edited by Andrew Murray and published by the Learning and Skills Research Centre (LSRC). This was commissioned as part of its strategy to enhance the impact of research within the post-16 (or learning and skills) sector, and was conducted by the LSRC plus a consortium of three universities: Leeds Metropolitan, St Andrew’s and Queen Mary’s, London.
What the research says about using ICT in geography
This report summarises research into the potential benefits of using ICT to enhance the learning and teaching of geography.
Should we be using learning styles? What research has to say to practice
Learning style instruments are widely used, particularly in Further Education, but are they reliable and valid? Do they have an impact on pedagogy? This research review from the Learning and Skills Reasearch Centre examines 13 models of learning style and concludes that it matters fundamentally which model is chosen. Positive recommendations are made for students, teachers and trainers, managers, researchers and inspectors.
National Foundation for Educational Research
Details about and links to the NFER
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?
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.
Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP)
The ESRC Teaching and Learning Research Programme is the largest funded education research programme in the UK.
Triangulation Research ethics
Triangulation Research ethics I am currently writing my dissertation, and was wondering if you could suggest any good research methodology journals which look particularly at triangulation and ethics?
Developing young children's creativity: What can we learn from research?
In this Topic (now PRE-Online) article, Caroline Sharp of the NFER considers evidence from research and theory as it applies to developing young children’s creativity. She explains how creativity is defined, and identifies the implications for staff working in early childhood settings. She also identifies some common myths about developing young children’s creativity.
IT for Education Research: using new technology: Teaching and Learning Research Briefing No. 16 (TLR
This briefing paper is number 16 in a series, which are available from the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) website (www.tlrp.org). It provides an account of the information technology infrastructure which supports the research community served by the TLRP. The paper discusses the rationale and benefits of three types of online tools; a Digital Repository for project publications and other resources, a collaborative Virtual Research Environment (VRE), and Dissemination Tools for t