Lessons from History
This four page POSTnote, from January 2009, considers how evidence from history could contribute to policy-making. It outlines key developments in the use of evidence in policy-making, but claims that historical research is under-utilised. A number of ways forward in this are suggested.
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
The Literature Review
Professor Jerry Wellington provides a commentary on a sample chapter on literature reviews from 'How to do your Research Project' by Gary Thomas. Everyone who undertakes a research project, however small and bounded by the context of one's own school or college, should take account of what has been done before. To jump straight into a study without embedding one's project in previous work is to be a kind of ‘jack in the box' in the research world. A similar analogy would be the folly of buildi
Effective Classroom Practice: A mixed-method study of influences and outcomes
This is the full research report of a two-year mixed method study funded by the ESRC into effective classroom practice in both the primary and secondary phases of schooling. This research, which was undertaken between 2006 and 2008 by a team at the University of Nottingham, built on an existing longitudinal four-year research project involving 80 teachers, and aimed to draw out the key factors that contribute to effective teaching.
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.
Without the Golden Handcuffs: Identity and belonging in challenging schools
This paper was first presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference in 2009. The paper is part of the doctoral research conducted by Jo McIntyre at the University of Nottingham. The research was based in three schools in the Midlands which are within socially deprived areas, exploring the reasons why twenty teachers within challenging areas and schools have chosen to embed their professional careers within these settings. It seeks to establish their motivations for t
8 Paired samples T-Tests
Handling statistical data is an essential part of psychological research. However, many people find the idea of using statistics, and especially statistical software packages, extremely daunting. This unit takes a step-by-step approach to statistics software through seven interactive activities. No statistics software is needed.
IASFM 11 Conference: Plenary 4
The Voices of the Displaced in Forced Migration Research This podcast was recorded at the bi-annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM). The fourth plenary event began with poetry readings by Mehmet Yashin and Stephanos Stephanides, followed by a panel discussion 'The Voices of the Displaced in Forced Migration Research' chaired by Elzbieta Gozdziak, with Eftihia Voutira, Giorgia Donna, Arild Birkenes and Zachary Lomo as the panelists.
Art and Politics Now [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Anthony Downey | Since the turn of the 21st century, contemporary artists have increasingly engaged with some of the most pressing issues facing our world, from globalisation, migration and citizenship to conflict, terrorism and social activism. In this talk, Dr Anthony Downey explores the implications of this development, for both art and politics alike. Art and Politics Now by Anthony Downey is published by Thames & Hudson (@thamesandhudson) on 13 October. Anthony Downey is an a
Virtual Maths, Shapes Space and Measure, Surface of a semi cylinder template
Diagram and template for using a semi-cylinder to calculate area
Frequency domain blind multiple-input multiple-output system identification
Since commercial banks play important roles in the financial markets, it is important to evaluate whether banks operate efficiently. Moreover, given increased competition from non-bank financial institutions, commercial banks should operate more efficiently than they did previously. Commercial banks might operate more efficiently if they have superior information. If this is true, bank size should not matter to the operation of the bank. Thus, as long as the bank has superior information, it wil
Information Security (06:08): Social Engineering
Our last video in the Information Security lesson covers my favorite topic, social engineering. In this video we look at: Dumpster Diving, Shoulder Surfing, Tailgating, and Spam & Phishing. I also tell the story about how I used tailgating to get access to a classroom at the FBI Academy. (18:00)
Links from Video:
•Internet Storm Center: https://isc.sans.edu/
•Security Now: http://twit.tv/sn
Sudan in the late 1980s: A personal view from the Oxfam Archive
This podcast is the first part of a recording made on 25 August 2005 as part of the Oxfam Archive Oral History project and is an interview with Maurice Herson, he had many interesting and challenging times with Oxfam including working in Sudan in the 80s. This podcast is the first part of a recording made on 25 August 2005 as part of the Oxfam Archive Oral History project and is an interview with Maurice Herson, Editor of Forced Migration Review and previously Deputy Humanitarian Director and He
2.3.4 Klein bottle There are two other surfaces that can be obtained by identifying both pairs of opposite edges of a rectangle. In one of these, shown in Figure 31, we first identify the edges AB and A'B', labelled a, in the direction shown by the arrowheads. This gives us a cylinder, as before. We then try to ident
There are two other surfaces that can be obtained by identifying both pairs of opposite edges of a rectangle. In one of these, shown in Figure 31, we first identify the edges AB and A'B', labelled a, in the direction shown by the arrowheads. This gives us a cylinder, as before. We then try to ident
Depositing files in JorumOpen
This short video demonstrates how to deposit files, such as documents, presentations, audio and video files into JorumOpen, the Jorum collection for Open Educational Resources (OER). A separate video is available on depositing web links. This is one of a series of vidcasts on using JorumOpen, including searching for resources. A suitable MP4 player is needed to view this video.
Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Calculate Height of Building guide
Guide to calculating the height of a building
21M.380 Music and Technology (Contemporary History and Aesthetics) (MIT)
Includes audio/video content: AV selected lectures, AV Special element audio. This course is an investigation into the history and aesthetics of music and technology as deployed in experimental and popular musics from the 19th century to the present. Through original research, creative hands-on projects, readings, and lectures, the following topics will be explored. The history of radio, audio recording, and the recording studio, as well as the development of musique concrète and early electron
2.51 Intermediate Heat and Mass Transfer (MIT)
Analysis, modeling, and design of heat and mass transfer processes with application to common technologies. Unsteady heat conduction in one or more dimensions, steady conduction in multidimensional configurations, numerical simulation; forced convection in laminar and turbulent flows; natural convection in internal and external configurations; phase change heat transfer; thermal radiation, black bodies, grey radiation networks, spectral and solar radiation; mass transfer at low rates, evaporatio
21M.732 Costume Design for the Theater (MIT)
Intermediate workshop designed for students who have a basic understanding of the principles of theatrical design and who want a more intensive study of costume design and the psychology of clothing. Students develop designs that emerge through a process of character analysis, based on the script and directorial concept. Period research, design, and rendering skills are fostered through practical exercises. Instruction in basic costume construction, including drafting and draping, provide tools
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