Scientists from the Smithsonian Center for Tropical Research document the astounding abundance of diversity in tropical rainforests to discover why so many species coexist that are competing for the same resources. In North America, the Yellowstone Wolf Reintroduction project explores why removing just one species dramatically changed the distribution of plants and anima
(R&DA 26) The Development of Professional Knowledge in ITE for Teaching Sustainable Development thro
This study investigated subject knowledge for teaching in Geography and also dealt with training for teaching controversial issues. Teaching Sustainable Development provides challenges for students because it is contested, value laden and provisional. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award.
Effective Classroom Organisation in Primary Schools: Mathematics
This resource is a TRIPS summary of research which questions the practice of setting by ability in lower Key Stage 2 mathematics lessons. It aims to evaluate the impact of setting, as opposed to mixed ability grouping, on children’s attainment in mathematics.
The Arts in Every Classroom: Historical References in the Arts
Learner Team members and students examine costume designs for Parade, focusing on how the designs help convey character. They interpret works by painter René Magritte and choreographer Alwin Nikolais, discovering influences on the creators of Quidam. They also conduct research into the history of street performance and report their findings, in the role of art historian.
Physical education Differentiation
Physical education Differentiation I am researching inclusive PE lessons and the need for differentiation for the inclusion of all learners. I also need to link this to the role of competition in a inclusive PE learning environment. My research is focused on key stage 1/2 and PE lessons.
Physical education Sport
I'm planning to do a research project on physical education at primary school, and how much participation children do of physical sport ouside of school. Where can I find information? 7-11 year olds , key stage 2 , P.E
Physical education Mixed sex
Is there any recent research into mixed sex physical education lessons? I was looking to see if this had any effect on disaffection.
The Microbial Universe
The world of microorganisms is a dynamic one, and all other life forms depend on microbial metabolic activity. Recent genetic research has uncovered only about one percent of the microbes that remain to be discovered.
Speaking/listening Primary Where can I find research into speaking and listening skills for KS2 children? I am doing a child study as part of my PGCE and need some research into improving speaking and listening skills.
How classroom talk supports reading comprehension
This research summary, published on the DfES TRIPS (The Research Informed Practice) site, underlines the importance of high quality classroom talk in developing reading comprehension with pupils aged 6-16. Most of the findings will be very familiar to teachers and trainees conversant with good practice in literacy teaching, and the recommendations of the National Strategies, but there are some useful insights into the specifics of effective teacher support which would be of value to ITT trainees
The Temperature and Gas Laws The ups and downs of scientific research are reflected in Boyle's experiments, and Charles' investigations. Hot new discoveries about the behaviors of gases make the connection between temperature and heat, and raise the possibility of an absolute scale.
The ups and downs of scientific research are reflected in Boyle's experiments, and Charles' investigations. Hot new discoveries about the behaviors of gases make the connection between temperature and heat, and raise the possibility of an absolute scale.
Parental Involvement in raising the Achievement of Primary School Pupils: why bother?
This is a digest, on the DCSF Standards website, of an evaluation of research concerning parental involvement in raising literacy and numeracy standards in Primary schools. The original research study, sponsored by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, was carried out at Oxford University between 1992 and 1997. Researchers Edwards and Warin evaluated some of the findings and published a paper in 1999.
Deals with language, development, and research methodology; provides a good demonstration of human sound recognition abilities.
Treating Drug Addiction: A Behavioral Approach
Provides an example of how drug therapies incorporate the results of research on several levels of behavior, and shows how patients learn to deal with environmental triggers for cravings.
Studying the Effects of Subliminal Stimulation on the Mind
Explores perception, the study of unconscious processes, and research methodologies. Provides a good example of the impact Freud has had on psychology and how it is possible to test some of his hypotheses in the laboratory.
The Mind of the Psychopath
Presents the definition of and specific behaviors related to psychopathy, and the ongoing research on this subject.
ITT MFL: Optionality: the consequences for Modern Languages study in key stage 4
This interactive seminar is offered in the light of the significant findings of the Language Trends (2006) survey carried out by CILT in partnership with ALL and ISMLA. The research investigated provision and take-up of Modern Languages at key stage 4 in schools in England.
Jonas Salk and Polio
In 1916, a polio epidemic wreaked havoc on the United States. Dr. Jonas Salk worked for more than 8 years to develop a vaccine against polio. His discovery reduced the number of polio cases by 90 percent. This video shows actual pictures and video footage of the polio epidemic while a narrator explains Salk's research and discoveries. Video runs 1:15 minutes.
Jonas Salk and the Polio Vaccine
The polio virus attacks certain types of nerve cells and for hundreds of years it killed and crippled - especially children. By 1952 Dr. Salk and his research team had developed a killed virus vaccine against polio. Learn how a nationwide mobilization led by Jonas Salk eradicated polio from American society in this short video clip. Run time 0:55.
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