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.
Raising Boys’ Achievements in Writing
This UKLA/PNS (2004) publication presents the findings of an apparently successful project designed to raise boys’ engagement, motivation and achievements in writing. The research design built on findings from DfES (2003) Raising Boys' Achievement (2003), the Essex Writing Project (2002; 2003), and CLPE (The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) research (2001; 2004). The project used a planning and teaching model which addressed visual and oral approaches to teaching and learning.
IT for Education Research: using new technology: Teaching and Learning Research Briefing No. 16 (TLR
This briefing paper is number 16 in a series, which are available from the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) website (www.tlrp.org). It provides an account of the information technology infrastructure which supports the research community served by the TLRP. The paper discusses the rationale and benefits of three types of online tools; a Digital Repository for project publications and other resources, a collaborative Virtual Research Environment (VRE), and Dissemination Tools for t
Religious education Teacher attitudes
Religious education Teacher attitudes I am a 3rd year teacher training student. I am carrying out a research project into Teachers' attitudes towards religion, their attitudes towards the teaching of Religious Education, and whether there is some connection between the two. I have found several journals on the subject but these seem to be have been written around 10-12 years ago. I would be grateful if you could direct me to some more up to date information. Also I don't seem to be able to find
Literacy Play I am writing my dissertation on to what degree play is used to teach literacy in reception class, and are there any underlying pressures which may cause literacy to be taught more formally. Therefore, I'd appreciate the names of any journal articles I could use in my research - focusing on how play is used to teach literacy in reception - why teaching of literacy in reception is becoming more formal - finding the correct balance of formal learning and play based learning in recept
Community, capital and calculation: secondary school choice and the middle class self
Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2006. The paper reports on the interviewing of parents and children in over 130 white middle-class households in London and two provincial cities in England. In each case, a positive choice has been made in favour of a state secondary school that is performing at or below the England average according to conventional examination league-tables.
Windows on links between education and poverty: what we can learn from 11-year-olds researching chil
This is a paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2006. The research, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, explores what we can learn about education and poverty from children, acting as researchers with adult support.
Multiple intelligences Religious education
Multiple intelligences Religious education I am writing an extended essay about the theory of multiple intelligences and the impact this theory has on the teaching of religious education in the primary school. I am also going to discuss the mind-friendly framework for R.E. and the relevance of this to MFL. I am having difficulty in finding relevant research. Please can you help?
Teacher qualifications I am researching in the area of how evidence-based research in the primary classroom through action research and teachers as researchers makes for more effective practitioners. One of the problems I have discovered is that the majority of teachers feel ill-equipped to carry out such research, amongst other issues surrounding their attitudes to research. This led me to question if the qualification of BA was enough and if the route to go was to require teachers to have MAs
Literacy Information technology
I'm writing my dissertation on how the use of ICT can enhance and benefit the teaching of literacy in the primary school (key stage one and two) I’ve looked through your research bank and found a lot of positive journals and links that support this statement, but I need to find some contradicting arguments, can you help? I would list the journals I’ve found so far, but there are loads, these are just some that I’ve looked at and found very helpful… Net Library Developing the ICT capable
Primary pupils' experiences of different types of grouping in school
This research summary appears in the digest section of the DfES Standards Site (TRIPS). The paper it refers to, published in the British Educational Research Journal, 30 (4) August 2004, takes as its focus pupils’ perceptions, hitherto an uncommon perspective in researching the efficacy of different pupil groupings. Whilst the use of case study precludes widely applicable recommendations, the report does suggest some worthwhile implications which should prompt teachers and others to think abou
Variations in Teachers’ Work, Lives and Effectiveness
This is a report of research which took place between 2001-5, commissioned by the DfES to investigate factors contributing to variations in teachers’ effectiveness at different phases of their careers, working in a range of schools in different contexts.
Improving learning in the workplace
This is a research briefing (March 2004) issued by the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP), which presents the findings from research investigating the interactions between government policy, workplace regulation and individual worker dispositions as they affect the learning environments and learning opportunities.
Do summative assessment and testing have a positive or negative effect on post-16 learners’ motiva
In January 2003, the Learning and Skills Research Centre commissioned a review of research to investigate the effects of summative assessment and testing on learners’ motivation in the learning and skills sector. This comprehensive review of existing evidence – 105 books articles and research reports - was intended to establish the basis for a subsequent primary research programme to collect and evaluate the quality of this evidence.
Evaluation of the School Fruit and Vegetable Pilot Scheme
This resource is the summary of a longer NFER research report which evaluated the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS), piloted in 500 schools in 2000 and 2001. Since 2004, this scheme has operated throughout England. Key findings show that the pilot scheme had an impact on children’s healthy eating during Key Stage 1 when free fruit was available, but this was not sustained during Key Stage 2 when children’s participation in the scheme came to an end.
Using Data to Support Learning in Schools
This review is linked to major themes considered at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) 2005 Research Conference, ‘Using data to support learning’. The review accommodates a range of perspectives on data which is intended to appeal to a range of readers.
Literature Review of E-assessment
This literature review of e-assessment from Futurelab, Bristol is a 50-page booklet review of research and authoritative publications that discusses aspects of e-assessment. It is divided into four sections dealing with: the role of assessment in pedagogy; policy (and political) issues related to assessment; currents developments illustrated with exemplar; and finally a more theoretical analysis of opportunities. An important element of the review is the glossary of terms and the bibliography. T
14-19 and Digital Technologies: A review of research and projects
This is a Futurelab review of research and projects that is readily and freely available as a PDF file and currently in print (12/06). It uses four cases studies to illustrate and inform its conclusions. It identifies that digital technologies has a broad and pervasive impact upon the 14-19 agenda through an approach that particularly concentrates upon learning theory including constructivist, cognitivist and socio approaches. The key findings, that have the most impact upon teacher training, ar
Teacher & Teacher Education: Featured Journal With Free Access To A Sample Issue
Teaching and Teacher Education aims to enhance theory, research, and practice in teaching and teacher education through the publication of papers concerned with the description of teaching, teaching effectiveness, the factors that determine teachers' thought processes and performances, and the social policies that affect teachers in all aspects and stages of their careers.