Educational Research and Policy: How can we ensure that our findings are used?
This paper, presented at BERA 2009, considers the impact that educational research has on policy, largely by reviewing relevant literature and by evaluating the impact that three very different NFER research projects (TIMSS, Gifted and Talented Evaluation, and National Monitoring Surveys) have had on policy.
Young people’s decision-making in 14-19 education and training: a review of the literature
This briefing paper reviews a specific range of the empirical research literature on the decisions that 14 to 19 year olds make about education and training. There is a section on studies which focus on demographic factors which will appeal to those interested in the relationship between macro and micro level factors; there is a section on school level studies which will appeal to those interested in what they can do in their own context to address inequalities; the third section looks at key fe
As we see it: improving learning in the museum
This resource is a conference paper presenting research conducted in Australia, describing and analysing pupil learning experiences in the Australian Museum in Sydney. The paper is jointly authored by a member of the Faculty of Education & Social Work, University of Sydney, and a member of the museum staff. The paper was presented at BERA 2003.
Learning Gender in Primary School Playgrounds: Findings from the Tomboy Identities Project
This paper was presented at Exeter University in 2006, as part of Seminar Four (Cultures, values, identities and power) of the ESRC Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) Thematic Seminar Series, Contexts, communities, networks: Mobilising learners’ resources and relationships in different domains. The study followed two classes from Year 5 through to Year 6 in two contrasting primary schools, exploring primary pupils’ outdoor play in relation to the construction of gender identitie
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.
Virtual Maths - 3D shapes, area of cylinder
Interactive simulation demonstrating the formula and calculation of the area of a cylinder
An approach for the interoperation of web-distributed applications with a design model
This paper defines the data and inference requirements for the integration of analysis applications with a product model described by a CAD/CAE application. Application input conditions often require sets of complex data that may be considered views of a product model database. We introduce a method that is compatible with the STEP and PLIB product description standards to define an intermediate model that selects, extracts, and validates views of information from a product model to serve as inp
Setting Up Your Windows Store App Project | Migrating apps from Windows Phone to Windows 8 This video covers the basics of setting up a Windows Store app project in Visual Studio 2012 for the Windows Phone 7 app we are going to migrate. We also discuss the migration strategy, scoping the features within the port, and the advantages of using a Windows Store project template as our solution base. For more information on migration, please visit the Migrating a Windows Phone 7 app to a Win
This video covers the basics of setting up a Windows Store app project in Visual Studio 2012 for the Windows Phone 7 app we are going to migrate. We also discuss the migration strategy, scoping the features within the port, and the advantages of using a Windows Store project template as our solution base. For more information on migration, please visit the Migrating a Windows Phone 7 app to a Win
Searching for Shakespeare: The Dig at New Place Stratford upon Avon
Director of Learning and Research at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Paul Edmondson and University of Warwick's Professor Carol Rutter to explore a new archeaological dig in the grounds of William Shakespeare's house, New Place in Stratford upon Avon.
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.
2014 Mead Film "Vultures of Tibet" Trailer
This deeply affecting film illustrates the ideological issues facing modern Tibet through the sacred funeral tradition of Sky Burial, in which Tibetans ritually feed their dead to wild Griffon Vultures. Rampant commercialization of culture has led to visitors photographing and filming private ceremonies against families’ wishes; a portrait emerges of a country caught in the crossfire of tradition and tourism. Screening: Friday October 24, 9:30PM (Kaufmann) Length: 21 min Director: Russell Bus
Roksonaki Concert (video)
A smash hit at the 2002 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Roksonaki pioneered the creation of a unique sound that integrates ancient Kazakh instrumentation with contemporary rock and jazz using motifs drawn from Eurasia's indigenous religious traditions. This tour gives lucky audiences an opportunity to learn about Central Asian culture directly from the s
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