English as an additional language
Can you find examples of the use of children's first language (EAL) in the mainstream subject classroom for teaching and learning from KS1 to KS4? I might add that I am aware of DfES/National Strategies documents/policies on this. I am looking for actual examples perhaps from local authority projects, HE action research projects – with evidence of effectiveness, etc.
Science Mixed ability
Science Mixed ability I have a Key Stage 3 (year7) science class, which is mixed ability. Is their any research on the effects of such a diverse mix of abilities in science lessons and achievement and behaviour? Also any information on how grouping affects their learning in science would be helpful.
Ability grouping Sweden
Ability grouping Sweden I am in my third year and I am an Inclusion Specialist. For my final research project I am going to Sweden. I was hoping to carry out a comparative study between the way in which we group pupils in primary schools (i.e. by ability/attainment), and how Sweden group pupils and the consequent effects on pupils attainment and self esteem, but so far I have found to research to find out how they group pupils. I have to complete a research proposal before I go so I would be gr
Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series: MLE (Mediated Learning Environments) in Partnership
TDA Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series Project Report from Nottingham Trent University
Teacher education Placements
I have read the work on the Partnership area regarding the use of pairing for teacher training placements in schools, but wonder if there is any research or documentation in to having trainees placed in greater numbers than that (i.e. in trios or even more)?
Physical education Video feedback
I would like help with a research qusetion on the use of video feedback in physical education classroom at ks2. I have found a few vague articles on video feedback in physical education. Thank you for your help.
Geography Stereotypes I am completing research which is looking at the stereotypes children hold about distant places, and if primary geography can be used to reduce these stereotypes. Much of the research I have is quite old and I would like more research which is more up to date, if that is possible.
Personal digital assistants
Personal digital assistants For my dissertation I am concentrating on the area of: How do PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) enhance the teaching and learning in the Primary classroom? Please email any links that could benefit my research. Regards.
Design technology Gender
Design technology Gender I am looking for some research material. My assignment title is: An investigation into the learning difference between boys and girls in Design & Technology at Key Stage 3 & 4. I have found all the key stage information but need to find some data.
Effective teaching to raise boys’ literacy learning and achievement
This short research report provides an account of a two-term literacy intervention project supported by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), and funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, amongst others. For a full appreciation of its scope and impact, this should be viewed alongside the project's final report.
Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP)
The ESRC Teaching and Learning Research Programme is the largest funded education research programme in the UK.
Triangulation Research ethics
Triangulation Research ethics I am currently writing my dissertation, and was wondering if you could suggest any good research methodology journals which look particularly at triangulation and ethics?
History Seaside For my history assignment, I am looking at seaside holidays and need to find some research in the benefits of teaching ks1 children about seaside holidays. I have browsed the internet with no luck.
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.