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.
Physical education Primary
I am a year three student, specialising in (KS2) PE and am researching the effect of different teaching styles on pupils' learning. I have read Mosston and Ashworth's work and also a few journal articles. However, I was wondering if you could find some research into learning styles in primary PE lessons.
Reading schemes Attitudes
Reading schemes Attitudes I am about to embark on a research project in Key Stage One about the influence of reading schemes on children's attitudes and feelings towards reading and books in general. Part of my 4,000 word write-up will be about 1,200 words of literature which I will review. I have been searching Google Scholar and EBSCO for articles relating to reading schemes in particular, but do not seem to be able to find anything more relevant than discussions about the literacy hour and s
Geography Primary I am looking for research on anything to do with Primary Geography or Humanities education in Swedish Primary Schools?
Physical education Dyslexia
I am currently researching for a assignment on dyslexia and physical education (how to make PE more inclusive for dyslexics) although i have only managed to find one book! Could you please suggest any journals or research that could help? Thank you. KS1 and 2 Primary Physical education.
Teacher placement Collaboration
Teacher placement Collaboration I am interested in learning more about research into how trainee teachers collaborate with each other whilst on placement in different schools. It may be that some teacher educators have used a Virtual Learning Environment to facilitate this. Any suggestions? This is related to another question: how do we encourage creativity in our trainees? so maybe the question should be: what research is there into collaborative creativity amongst beginning teachers?
English as an additional language
Can you find examples of the use of children's first language (EAL) in the mainstream subject classroom for teaching and learning from KS1 to KS4? I might add that I am aware of DfES/National Strategies documents/policies on this. I am looking for actual examples perhaps from local authority projects, HE action research projects – with evidence of effectiveness, etc.
Science Mixed ability
Science Mixed ability I have a Key Stage 3 (year7) science class, which is mixed ability. Is their any research on the effects of such a diverse mix of abilities in science lessons and achievement and behaviour? Also any information on how grouping affects their learning in science would be helpful.
Ability grouping Sweden
Ability grouping Sweden I am in my third year and I am an Inclusion Specialist. For my final research project I am going to Sweden. I was hoping to carry out a comparative study between the way in which we group pupils in primary schools (i.e. by ability/attainment), and how Sweden group pupils and the consequent effects on pupils attainment and self esteem, but so far I have found to research to find out how they group pupils. I have to complete a research proposal before I go so I would be gr
Teacher education Placements
I have read the work on the Partnership area regarding the use of pairing for teacher training placements in schools, but wonder if there is any research or documentation in to having trainees placed in greater numbers than that (i.e. in trios or even more)?
Physical education Video feedback
I would like help with a research qusetion on the use of video feedback in physical education classroom at ks2. I have found a few vague articles on video feedback in physical education. Thank you for your help.
Geography Stereotypes I am completing research which is looking at the stereotypes children hold about distant places, and if primary geography can be used to reduce these stereotypes. Much of the research I have is quite old and I would like more research which is more up to date, if that is possible.
Personal digital assistants
Personal digital assistants For my dissertation I am concentrating on the area of: How do PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) enhance the teaching and learning in the Primary classroom? Please email any links that could benefit my research. Regards.
Design technology Gender
Design technology Gender I am looking for some research material. My assignment title is: An investigation into the learning difference between boys and girls in Design & Technology at Key Stage 3 & 4. I have found all the key stage information but need to find some data.
Effective teaching to raise boys’ literacy learning and achievement
This short research report provides an account of a two-term literacy intervention project supported by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), and funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, amongst others. For a full appreciation of its scope and impact, this should be viewed alongside the project's final report.
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?
History Seaside For my history assignment, I am looking at seaside holidays and need to find some research in the benefits of teaching ks1 children about seaside holidays. I have browsed the internet with no luck.
Visual displays For part of my dissertation I am looking for evidence/research on the use of visual displays/wall displays in regards to learning in school. I have searched the ttrb resource bank using keywords and cannot access anything specific enough. I really would like evidence to support my claim that displays can be effective, inclusive teaching and learning tools.
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.