Responsiveness of student teachers to the supervision of associate teachers
This resource is a paper which reports on a research project carried out at the University of Auckland in New Zealand into the relationship between preservice (student) teachers and the school teachers who supervise their school practice. The paper was presented at the 2009 British Education Research Association Annual Conference at the University of Manchester in the UK.
International perspectives on quality in initial teacher education: An exploratory review of selecte
The resource is an information document, written by the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre), part of the Social Science Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University of London. The document presents an international overview of existing literature on the regulation and provision of initial teacher education (deriving mostly from three countries: the UK, USA and Australia), and detailing a comparative assessment of different approaches in
National Survey of Parents and Children: Family Life, Aspirations and Engagement with Learning 2008
This research report presents the findings of a national survey of a representative sample of 2572 parents with resident children aged 0-19 and 1154 children aged 10-19 in relation to providing “insights into family attitudes and dynamics...so that the relationships within the family could be explored in depth”. The report aims to aid understanding of the complex relationships between parents and their children in relation to many different views which they hold on family, education, identit
Peer- and Parent-Assisted Learning: in Reading, Writing, Spelling and Thinking Skills & in Maths, Sc
These articles were originally published as part of the Spotlights series of publications for practitioners by the Scottish Council for Research in Education (SCRE). They are provided as free downloads, by Practical Research for Education (PRE), the practitioner journal of the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). The articles offer an overview of evidence on the effectiveness of parent- or peer-assisted learning (PAL), focusing on the areas of literacy and related thinking skills
The Rhetoric of ICT and the New Language of Learning: a critical analysis of the use of ICT in the c
This academic paper, published in the European Educational Research Journal, is a study of how information and communication technologies (ICT) are perceived in educational settings. It seeks to establish a critical link between the political rhetoric of ICT within the Norwegian education system and what the authors refer to as a new 'language of learning' that ICT can help to facilitate.
"It would have been nice to know about that piece of software!" Preparing Early Years Practitioners
The resource is a report on a TDA funded research project comparing Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) student-teachers’ and Primary student-teachers’ confidence with and knowledge of ICT appropriate for use in school.
Conservation of Angular Momentum - Khan Academy
Angular momentum is constant when there is no net torque. This video, which is suitable for high school students, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' Instructor uses different colors for clarification. Run time (10:12)
Virtual Maths - 3D shapes, area of cylinder
Interactive simulation demonstrating the formula and calculation of the area of a cylinder
12.109 Petrology (MIT)
This undergraduate petrology course surveys the distribution, chemical composition, and mineral associations in rocks of the earth's crust and upper mantle, and establishes its relation to tectonic environment. The emphasis of the course is on the use of chemistry and physics to interpret rock forming processes.
9.322J Genetic Neurobiology (MIT)
This course deals with the specific functions of neurons, the interactions of neurons in development, and the organization of neuronal ensembles to produce behavior. Topics covered include the analysis of mutations, and molecular analysis of the genes required for nervous system function. In particular, this course focuses on research work done with nematodes, fruit flies, mice, and humans.
A National Strategy for CAAD and IT-Implementation in the Construction Industry the Construction I
The objective of this paper is to present a strategy for implementation of CAD and IT in the construction and building management#1 industry in Sweden. The interest is in how to make the best use of the limited resources in a small country or region, cooperating internationally and at the same time avoiding to be totally dominated by the great international actors in the market of information technology. In Sweden representatives from the construction and building management industry have put f
11.233 Crafting Research Questions and Qualitative Methodology (MIT)
This course covers approaches to research and evaluation in the planning field, for those preparing to write 1st-year doctoral and other research papers. Topics include narrowing down research interests, using quantitative and qualitative techniques complementarily, and interviewing and other fieldwork challenges. The course uses a seminar-type format in which readings, class discussions, and assignments are built around (1) generic themes that run across the research interests and paper topics
The competitive landscape | The search for Marquette's 24th president
Dennis Barden, senior partner at Witt/Kieffer, Marquette University's national executive search firm partner, discusses why Marquette is well-positioned to compete for qualified candidates during a time when several Jesuit universities are conducting presidential searches.
The intellectual foundations of the shareholder value model
Dr Mike Lucas of The Open University Business School explains how the experience of working and teaching in accounting and finance has forced him to a fundamental reappraisal of the idea that businesses’ objective is to maximise shareholder wealth.
We are losing students because we are not accessing the skills that they have got
Students who struggle with literacy in educational settings are often highly literate in other domains of life. A team of researchers, led by PROFESSOR ROZ IVANICˇ and drawn from universities and colleges in England and Scotland, aims to show how these practices can be drawn upon to meet the literacy demands of further education,23,120,26
Afghans inspect damage from deadly car bomb
Villagers mourn after at least 89 people were killed when a car bomb exploded at a crowded market in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktika. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 1
Edgar Allen Poe - El Barril de Amontillado (Vincent Price) - Subtítulos en Español.
El Barril de Amontillado, recitada por Vincent Price, es una historia pequeña sobre la venganza mortal de un amigo del narrador que le ha insultado. Publicado por primera vez en 1846, la historia es un clásico de Poe. Gran video para mostrar después de leer la historia. (13:26)
Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Survey, Worksheet for Bigger Room
Light Intensity Survey worksheet, activity including resources, for bigger room
22.A09 Career Options for Biomedical Research (MIT)
This course has been designed as a seminar to give students an understanding of how scientists with medical or scientific degrees conduct research in both hospital and academic settings. There will be interactive discussions with research clinicians and scientists about the career opportunities and research challenges in the biomedical field, which an MIT student might prepare for by obtaining an MD, PhD, or combined degrees. The seminar will be held in a case presentation format, with topics ch
DesignScript: Scalable Tools for Design Computation
Design computation based on data flow graph diagramming is a well-established technique. The intention of DesignScript is to recognise this type of data flow modeling as a form of ?associative? programming and to combine this with the more conventional ?imperative? form of programming into a single unified computational design application. The use of this application is intended to range from very simple graph based exploratory ?proto-programming? as used by novice end-user programmers to multi-