A servant of two masters: designing research to advance knowledge and practice.
This paper describes aspects of the design and implementation of 'Learning How to Learn - in classrooms, schools and networks', a major development and research project within the UK's Teaching and Learning Research Programme.,114,120,126,132,130
Deepening capacity through innovative research design
This paper describes the design of a major development and research project within the UK's Teaching and Learning Research Programme.,48,56,114,120,126,24,30
Network tools across a distributed research project: reflections on the first two years of 'Learning
This paper reviews the contribution of electronic tools to the 'Learning how to Learn' project and discuss a number of analytical frameworks within which electronic tools for project management and community building may be conceptualised. It then describes how some specific elements of the website have developed in response to the project design and user needs and offer some preliminary analysis of their use. It identifies a number of areas for further investigation and some extant research que
The Early Years Transition and Special Educational Needs (EYTSEN) Project: Technical Paper 3 - the P
The Early Years Transitions and Special Educational Needs (EYTSEN) project builds on the work of the Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) project, a major longitudinal study of a national sample of young children's progress and development through pre-school and into primary school until the end of Key Stage 1 (age 3+ to 7 years). Both the EPPE and EYTSEN research studies are funded by the Department of Education and Skills (DfES). The EYTSEN study explores evidence of possible sp
Technical Paper 7 - The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) Project: Social/behaviour
This Technical Paper describes the results of analyses of young children's cognitive progress during their time in pre-school. Equivalent results on social behavioural development are reported in EPPE Technical Paper 8b. Five measures of cognitive attainment assessed at entry to primary school have been studied: pre-reading, language attainment, two measures of non-verbal attainment and early number concepts. A range of statistical methods (multilevel modelling) have been used to analyse data fo
Technical Paper 6A - The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) Project: Characteristics
As part of the study all pre-schools were assessed using an observational assessment known as the Early Childhood Rating Scale, (ECERS-R) plus an extension to it (ECERS-E) based upon the Desirable Learning Outcomes (QCA 1996). ECERS provides measures of the quality of education and care which children receive in settings plus some measures of facilities relating to facilities and human resources. Completion of the ECERS profile required one day of observation plus talking to staff about aspects
This clip shows students discovering in Cabri what happens to an enlargement when you have a negative scale factor.,29
The role of cause and effect in education as a social science
This paper is intended as a stimulus to discussion on the nature of cause:effect models, and their role in educational research. It is clearly not intended to be definitive. Nor is it based on new evidence. It considers in turn models based on no causation at all, models based on causation alongside other explanatory processes, models based solely on causation, and variations of the latter. Among these are purportedly weaker forms of causation, including Granger causation, social determinants, a
When should we use multi-level modelling?
This paper is intended to be a consideration of the idea of multilevel modelling. It is not a guide on how to design or perform such an analysis. There are several references in the text to sources that teach the practicalities perfectly well, and the technique is anyway not that different from other forms of regression or analysis of variance. Rather, the paper outlines a role for statistical analysis in research, describes what multilevel modelling is, why it is used, and what its limitations
Detecting Breast Cancer
This lesson introduces students to their task of developing a painless means of identifying cancerous tumors. Solving the challenge will depend on an understanding of the properties of stress and strain. After being introduced to the challenge question, students will generate ideas and consider the knowledge required to solve the challenge question. After which, students will read an expert’s opinion on ultrasound imaging and the potentials for detecting cancerous tumors. This interview will h
GSPH Fall 1994: Focus on: Improving the Health of the Community
Focus on: Improving the Health of the Community
This site provides a collection of visual resources about turbidity currents and their deposits. Visualizations include animations, photos, static images, videos of experimental models, and visual output from numerical models. These resources can be integrated into lectures, classes, labs or other activities.
Knowledge Is Power - Use It Wisely
In this lesson, students will work in teams to do further research on the ethics issues presented in the documentary The Nobel: Visions of Our Century.
Choosing books that are "just right"
This teacher research study examines how students select books for independent reading and how teachers can help them make choices more appropriate to their reading levels.
Basic research methods
This unit covers basic research methods in an easily accessible way, and includes research tips and pros and cons for each method. It also takes learners through a step-by-step approach to planning research.
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume III, Issue 3
CONTENTS: Calendar, Exhibit Schedules, Cover Illustration Description, Pottery at the Institute, The Laughing Savior, Honor Roll of Patrons, Personalia, SAC tour of Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Hurricane Katrina Special Feature
This National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) clearinghouse provides links to information related to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Information includes science for emergency response and recovery, humanitarian relief, science for recovery and restoration, news articles, publications, press releases and other related hurricane information. Users may also follow links to other parts of the NWRC website.
Lecture 23 - 11/15/2010
Lecture 23 - 11/15/2010