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University of Surrey Learning Skills portal
The University of Surrey Skills Portal is a classified collection of quality materials designed to enable students to develop information literacy, research and study skills. It has been built using Openly licensed resources including several from Leeds Metropolitan University.
Programme promoting international research begins
The director of the Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Germany, Professor Klaus Kern, talks about collaboration with Warwick as he completes the first of a programme of visits by academics from across the world aimed at promoting international research across institutions and disciplines.
Take Action: Working to Stop Child Labor Today
In this lesson, students will first learn about the use of child labor in the cotton mills of North and South Carolina from the 1880’s through the 1920’s by listening to oral histories from former child mill workers. They will also research the use of child labor in today’s world. Students will then brainstorm and implement actions to stop child labor around the world, such as educating themselves and others about the issue, letter writing campaigns to governments and companies, and donati
How is Music Learning Celebrated and Developed?
This review has been written by Professor Welch and Pauline Adams, two eminent music educationalists from the Institute of Education, University of London. It is a thorough review of a number of important challenges facing music education in the 21st century, and a useful summary of related national and international research evidence. It will be a useful source of information for those undertaking a period of initial teacher training or for those commencing a piece of music education research.
Rural schools Inclusion
Rural schools Inclusion I was hoping you might be able to help me - I am beginning to collect literature to write a comparative study of inclusive practice in rural and urban primary schools (primarily in the UK). However, I am really struggling to find any relevant literature - particularly relating to rural schools. I am hoping to visit both types of school to conduct my own research but need some research to help me plan my study. If you do find any resources I would be extremely grateful. T
Supporting learning with ICT in pre school settings (INTERPLAY project)
This Teaching & Learning Research Briefing presents the findings of a two-year study based in the Institute of Education at the University of Stirling. As part of the Interplay project, funded by the ESRC, the aims were to ‘identify ways of enhancing young children’s experiences with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) through guided interaction with practitioners’. It explores how this can fit into the ‘pre-school culture of child-initiated learning through play’.
Modern languages Primary
Modern languages Primary I am a Scitt student preparing a research assignment for my course. I have decided to research how successful two local primary schools have been in translating the 'languages for all:languages for life' policy. Unfortunately, as MFL in primary schools is a very new concept there isn't a great deal of literature out there. I have looked at CILT, several government policies and a few other articles in TES. Are there any articles or books you can suggest to help me comple
Sound Vibration Hi, I am a year three Primary education student and am trying to put together a science presentation for sound for a year 1 (Key stage 1). I am particularly interested in research which outlines how to teach this concept to Key stage 1 pupils to improve childrens perception's of how sound is created with particular reference to 'vibrations'. I have looked at the Primary SPACE project (1990) which outlines children's misconceptions of sound. However, as I want to incorporate the
Plenaries The national strategy seems to insist that every lesson follows the 3 part format of starter, main activity, plenary. As an AST in tend to network with colleagues in other schools where the view for specialist ICT teachers is that plenaries are often inappropriate in the context of ICT lessons where pupils are working on ongoing coursework tasks [e.g building and documenting a database for GCSE coursework over a series of lessons for 2 months]. Plenaries seem to be effective in lesson
Test Anxiety I'm researching into the effects of test anxiety on children in key stage one and two SAT's results. I have found research suggesting that the effect lowers children's test scores but haven't been able to find any research that suggests that test anxiety can help children to perform in their SAT's. I was wondering if you could help?
I am researching into the views that children hold with regards to the relevance of mathematics outside the classroom. My starting point was a journal article by BSRLM 23(2) 'Children's experience of Mathematics' which I found very helpful, and outlined children's views from not being useful at all to being able to see the relevance outside school. I would like to explore this area further with an emphasis on primary school children, especially Key Stage 2. Can you point me in the right directio
Speed reading For my dissertation I want to find out the effectiveness of speed reading and photoreading on reading attainments in children. I have seen these things advertised widely in the US and wondered if their purported benefits of increased reading speeds, higher retention and comprehension are at all justified. So little seems to be known of the technique in UK. I wondered if there has been any research other than what the vendors claim.
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