(R&DA 16) Supporting Pupils' Learning: Developing the role and effectiveness of teacher support staf
A one year of a fully on-line degree programme for teaching and learning assistants in schools has effects on support staff’s roles and the quality of pupils' learning. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award
(R&DA 19) Poetry as sound across KS2 and KS3: Investigating Innovative English Pedagogy with ICT
A report of a TDA Research and Development Award funded research partnership that developed and investigated innovative English pedagogy. Teaching of listening, talking and poetry were examined using video and sound recordings from three schools. The progression from KS2 to KS3 was explored.
(R&DA 23) The Training and Induction of Teaching Assistants Who Wish to Become Qualified Teachers
This small scale survey concludes from interviews of 34 participants that people with a history of previous school employment who subsequently train as teachers have distinct training and induction needs. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award.
(R&DA 33) An investigation into the effective school-based tutoring of Primary Modern Foreign Langua
This study examined some of the implications for ITT placements of introducing Modern Foreign Language teaching throughout KS2 in England. The researchers identified five issues critical in support for trainees in school. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award.
(R&DA 27) An Investigation into Whether and How Current PGCE Courses are Producing Confident Modern
This project investigated the provision of training for modern foreign language teaching in primary schools. This is of interest because of the aim to offer KS2 children MFL by 2010. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award
(R&DA 28) Knowledge domains and teacher effectiveness in mathematics
This project aimed to identify how trainee teachers use their mathematics subject knowledge to underpin their teaching, and examined the geometric and probability knowledge that trainees identify and use. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award.
(R&DA 30) The subject tutor’s role in supporting trainee teachers through lesson observation and f
This project, based in one institution, examined: levels of consistency between tutors; correspondence with an independent definition of good practice and satisfaction, and makes recommendations are made to further enhance this practice. Supported by TDA Research and Development Award.
(R&DA 32) The Role of Human Rights-Focused NGOs in ITT Citizenship
This project examined the relationship between HEI providers of citizenship ITT and non governmental organisations (NGOs) with particular reference to the construction of curricula concerning human rights. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award.
How mentoring can raise standards of achievement
This research looked into ways to increase the level of achievement among Year 7 and Year 12 pupils in a girls’ comprehensive school through regular mentoring interviews between pupils and teachers.
Futurelab Literature Review in Primary Science and ICT
This report summarises research in primary science and ICT, including a focus on scientific literacy and children’s learning. The contribution and potential of ICT in primary science is evaluated.
Why Don’t Boys Do Well in English?
This short 'Hot Research' report from Teachers TV looks at how to improve boys' performance in school, with a focus on English, where the gender gap is most pronounced.
EPPI-Centre Systematic Reviews
A summary of the EPPI-Centre systematic review of research literature protocol
Poorer pupils significantly underrepresented at top state schools
Pupils from less well-off backgrounds are significantly underrepresented at the country's top 200 state secondary schools (6% of schools) according to a study by the Sutton Trust based on data provided by the National Foundation for Educational Research, published today (Monday October 10th, 2005).
Strategy training in language learning - a systematic review of available research
The aims of this systematic review of research using the EPPI protocol were to identify and evaluate the primary research on strategy training for the first time, in order to comment on the strength of evidence about its effectiveness in the teaching and learning of languages
Ralph Leighton entered teaching from a background in social work and involvement in community politics. He has taught for twenty five years in a range of educational settings and currently leads the PGCE(s) Citizenship team at Canterbury Christ Church University. Ralph has been involved in the production of materials used nationally to train PGCE Citizenship students, particularly relating to assessment. His published research concerns the nature of school provision of Citizenship education and
Subject Resource Networks for ITE
The Subject Resource Networks (SRNs) provide ITT trainers with an introduction to current thinking, research and professional networks, both within the UK and internationally, and to a range of other material.
Mike Potter was an HMI for twenty years during which time he inspected many teacher training courses as well as inspecting different aspects of education in both primary and secondary schools. Before entering the inspectorate, Mike had experience as a tutor in initial teacher training specialising both in primary education and in science education (primary and secondary). He has also taught in primary, middle and secondary schools. Mike has written many inspection reports and has published rese
Towards Extended Schools: A Literature Review
This DfES 2003 review of research and literature focuses on the development of extended schools within the UK, drawing also on international evidence. The remit was to portray the potential/actual impact of extended schooling on professional practice and pupil outcomes, as well as challenges to its development.
Evaluation of the effectiveness of the statutory arrangements for the induction of newly qualified t
This substantial report is based on the outcomes of research, commissioned by the DfES, carried out by the Institute of Education of the University of London. The research was completed 2000-1 but the findings raise important issues still relevant today.
Writing in English as an Additional Language at Key Stage 2
This is a study undertaken to identify which features of written English primary aged learners of English as an additional language (EAL) may find more difficult to use well. It adds to previous evidence gathered about EAL writing at Key Stage 4 (KS4) in a project by the same author (Cameron 2003). The publication of this research was followed by a survey of the teaching of writing to advanced bilingual learners undertaken by the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED, 2005).