Boys’ Performance in Modern Foreign Languages
This book is the outcome of a project on boys’ underachievement in modern foreign languages (MFL), presenting research findings as well as recommendations for practice.
National Teacher Research Panel
Information on and links to The National Teacher Research Panel
Two different approaches to teaching within PE (1997)
This research compares the effectiveness of two approaches to teaching games in Physical Education: the Skills Approach and the Games for Understanding Approach.
Teaching Shakespeare (1997)
This research aims to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the methods used in teaching pre-20th-century literature using Shakespeare.
Improving teaching and learning with mentorship (1997)
This research looks at ways to improve teaching and learning through regular mentoring interviews between pupils and teachers.
A systematic review of the characteristics of effective foreign language teaching to pupils between
A systematic review of research evidence using the EPPI protocol addressing the teacher competences required to teach foreign languages effectively in the later primary phase and the conditions which impact on effective teaching.
What is known about successful models of formative assessment for trainee teachers during school exp
A systematic review using the EPPI protocol of research evidence on formative assessment of trainee teachers
What strategies can be used by initial teacher training providers, trainees and newly qualified teac
A systematic review using the EPPI protocol of research evidence aiming to highlight the nature of diversity in the classroom with particular reference to EAL and ethnic minority pupils, and strategies for supporting pupils.
(R&DA 2) Discussion skills: The relationship between college course and school practice
The TDA Research and Development Award examined learning to teach discussion. Investigating the practice of six primary trainees showed differences according to the subject specialisms examined (Geography and English)
PE ITTE Advice: PE ITTE tutors and research
A unit from the PE ITE Subject Induction Pack and Programme on PE ITTE tutors and research.
An ‘Extra Pair of Hands’? Managing Classroom Assistants in Scottish Primary Schools.
This is a DfES TRIPS digest of a large scale research investigation carried out in Scotland between 2000 and 2002 to evaluate the increasing use of classroom assistants (CAs) and their impact on pupils and teachers.
The effective provision of pre-school education (EPPE) project: final report
This is the final report of a major research study, funded by DfES, on the impact of pre-school provision in England on children’s intellectual, social and behavioural development at ages five and seven.
Teachers’ Perceptions of Continuing Professional Development
This is a research report carried out by academics at Manchester Metropolitan University and Education Data Surveys in 2002 for DfES on teachers’ perceptions of continuing professional development (CPD).
(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.