Professionalism, research-informed practice and pedagogy - GTCE Event
The General Teaching Council for England held an event entitled "Professionalism, research-informed practice and pedagogy" on 23rd November 2009 in London.
Initial Teacher Education Research Reports 2004 - 2006
This website presents a series of four research reports from the New Zealand Teachers Council and the Ministry of Education. These reports provide an evidence base for policy development in initial teacher education in New Zealand. Two of the reports can be accessed directly from the site, together with a summary of findings providing an analysis of these four research reports. The two other working papers are available on request from the Ministry of Education or the Teachers Council.
Mapping Education Research in the United Kingdom/The Social Organisation of Education Research in En
These two articles are from a European peer-reviewed education journal, European Educational Research Journal (2007). This particular issue maps education research in the UK. The first, Mapping Education Research in the United Kingdom, provides an introduction to the issue, relating the educational research in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The second, The Social Organisation of Educational Research in England, considers the “structural, historical and educational factors” wh
The DCSF Research Conference 2010
The DCSF Research Conference 2010, The Use of Evidence in Policy Development and Delivery, took place at the QEII Conference Centre in London on 9 February. The day consisted of a series of addresses, followed by two workshop sessions, and a panel discussion in the afternoon. Carole Willis, Director of Research and Analysis at the DCSF, welcomed delegates, and spoke of the need to make decisions to use money for the best impact in terms of delivering better outcomes, based on evidence. A central
Trends in Research on Teaching and Learning in Schools: didactics meets classroom studies
The resource, a journal article, is an overview of patterns of research in school teaching and learning from the 1920s to the present day. The review is conducted by examining three strands that the author terms the ‘who' (i.e. the teachers and learners), the ‘how' (i.e. pedagogical methodologies), and the ‘what' (i.e. the content taught). For each of the strands, the author discusses the historical patterns of Nordic and Anglo-American research, and highlights what she regards as particul
Whose data are they? Ethics in case study research
Professor Jerry Wellington provides a commentary on a sample chapter on ethical issues from 'Case Study Research In Practice' by Helen Simons. Most people undertaking research in their own school or college will be involved in some form of ‘case study research', for example by investigating their own classroom practice or teaching methods. Few will have the time or resources to conduct a large scale, ‘randomised' investigation - hence this chapter on the ethics of conducting case study work
Mixed Methods Research
Professor Jerry Wellington provides a commentary on a sample chapter on mixed methods research from 'Introduction to Research Methods in Education' by Keith Punch. Most research projects into an aspect of teaching and learning (i.e. educational research) will quite rightly employ a mixture of methods. Indeed, the very nature of most important research questions in education (usually what, how or why questions when it comes down to it) actually demands that a range of methodologies and methods wi
Educational Research and Policy: How can we ensure that our findings are used?
This paper, presented at BERA 2009, considers the impact that educational research has on policy, largely by reviewing relevant literature and by evaluating the impact that three very different NFER research projects (TIMSS, Gifted and Talented Evaluation, and National Monitoring Surveys) have had on policy.
How Young People Formulate their Views about the Future: Exploratory Research
This is a 77 page 'exploratory research' report relating to the perceptions and views of year 7 pupils during 2008–2009 about their future education, careers and aspirations, and the factors which shape their thinking. These pupils will be amongst the first cohort to be affected by the raising of the educational participation age (RPA) to 17 in 2013. They will also be amongst the first pupils to be offered the maximum choice of available diplomas.
‘Islamaphobia, Islam and Education’- British Educational Research Association (BERA) SIG Confere
The Islamaphobia, Islam and Education conference was jointly organised by Lynn Revell and Professor John Preston with the ‘Race, Ethnicity & Education’ and the ‘Religious Education’ special interest groups (SIGs) of BERA. The conference aim was to discuss the issue of Islamophobia within British society and explore how Islam is perceived in both society and education.
Customer Voice Research - Raising Standards
This resource is a brief report of a small scale qualitative research project commissioned by the Department of Children, Schools and Families into understanding the motivations and barriers for parents getting involved in helping to raise standards and increase the supply of good school places.
Developing research identities: effective mentoring for teacher educators
This resource is a summary of a paper presented at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference in September 2009. It outlines the findings of a small scale research project focussing on the developing research trajectories of six teacher educators and their mentors in two different higher education institutions, in order to identify effective mentoring practices and other forms of support as well as potential barriers to the development of a research identity.
Literature review: analysis of current research, theory and practice in partnership working to ident
This literature review was commissioned by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA). It presents a summary and analysis of existing research into ITT partnership published between 2004 and 2009.
Research into Teacher Effectiveness: A Model of Teacher Effectiveness
In June 1999, management consultants Hay McBer were commissioned by the DfEE (now the Department for Education) to analyse what effective teachers do in practice. Evidence was drawn from interviews, questionnaires, observation and focus-group discussions with teachers at three levels of professional development (main professional grade, through the threshold and outstanding teachers). The full report was sent to key organisations at the time (2000) and this shortened version was made available f
Undergraduate Prospectus 2010 - Courses
Undergraduate Prospectus 2010 - Courses
The Science of Ethics: What Counts as Good Research?
Mark Sheehan gives a talk on research ethics and asks what counts as good research. Part of the Oxford Bioethics Network series on Issues in Research Ethics
Professor Richard Compton talks about his research interests, plans and spin-out companies. Chemistry
Occupational Health and Safety in a Research Setting
Dr Simon Ndirangu, Bioanalytical Laboratory at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)/Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya discusses the importance of implementing occupational health and safety standards in research settings. Effective occupational health and safety programmes reduce work related injuries and illnesses, improve morale and productivity and reduce workers' compensation costs. The success of these programmes relies on committed management, adequate risk assessm
Questionable research practices and how to respond to them
Seminar looking at questionable research practices, particularly within medical research and why we as scientists, we need to pay more attention to questionable research practices
Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide for Parents, Educators, a
This brochure presents the updated prevention principles, an overview of program planning, and critical first steps for those learning about prevention. Thus, this shortened edition can serve as an introduction to research-based prevention for those new to the field of drug abuse prevention. Selected resources and references are also provided