Law School Tour | University of St. Thomas
The University of St. Thomas School of Law has established itself not only as an outstanding law school but also as an exceptional place to be a law student. The School of Law was ranked the No. 1 law school in the country in 2005 for Best Quality of Life among students, according to Princeton Review's The Best 159 Law Schools. While a number of factors contribute to this quality of life at the School of Law, including our beautiful building and remarkable faculty, our students clearly are the b
(R&DA 7) An Electronic System for Individual Personal Development Profiling [e-PDP] for the Professi
This TDA Research and Development Award focused upon producing and testing an electronic version of an Individual Personal Development Profile [IPDP] incorporating the TDA’s Qualified Teacher Status standards. The project found that an electronic system for monitoring and recording student progress and progression was viable and realistic.
Music-ITE: Research Approaches in Music Education
A unit from the Music-ITE Subject Induction Pack and Programme on Research Approaches in Music Education.
(R&DA 12) Consistent, effective support, feedback and formal assessment of student teachers on block
This research identified critical issues in efforts to secure consistent, effective, support, feedback and formal assessment of student teachers on block placement. The report demonstrates systematic practices in case study research. Supported by TTA Research and Development Award
(R&DA 14) Using ICT to develop and support formative assessment practices in science amongst Initial
The Research and Development Award undertook to confirm the principles of formative assessment with students. Trainees were invited to use ICT to elaborate their practical and theoretical professional development in the area of assessment for learning by identifying, digitising and uploading to the web levelled examples of children’s science thinking to a virtual repository.
Reading Writing Hi, I am about to research into the correlation between reading and writing, whether there is a correlation based on achievement levels or interest levels. There are many books on reading and writing however these elements are often kept seperate. On your site previous questions have been asked about gender etc and reading but little on the reading and writing link at primary age and was wondering if you could help. Thank you.
Initial teacher training
Initial teacher training Hello, I am looking for some information (i.e. research) into the impact that trainee teachers may have on the school in which they have their teaching placements - in particular some quantative data on the impact on pupil achievement. I have searched the TTRB and found the R&D piece "Does school-based initial teacher training affect secondary school performance" and the Partnership piece "What are the benefits to schools of involvement with teacher training" (and a cou
This unit helps you understand the properties of nucleotides and how they contribute to secondary and tertiary structures of nucleic acids at the molecular level. You will learn about the different composition and roles of nucleic acids in the cell, their interactions with each other and the use of ribozymes, aptamers, antisense and hybridization as tools in molecular research. The unit covers the function of DNA packaging within the cell, the interactions between the DNA double helix and the nu
Trainee Teachers Teaching Texts From Other Times (R&DA 02: 15)
The authors pursued the potential synergy between history and English and potentially citizenship in a project that investigated teaching literary texts from other times. The approach re-addressed the issue of ‘starting where the pupil is’ with respect to working with literary texts in English and in history. A group of trainees and teacher educators devised a training pack of nine lessons based on developing a ‘live circuit’ of response between pupil and text. Trainees from two su
Enhanced secondary mathematics teaching: gesture and the interactive whiteboard
This is a paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, University of Warwick, 6-9 September 2006. The paper is a report on ‘work in progress’ which explores the use of gesture by teachers using the interactive whiteboard in secondary mathematics lessons. This research forms part of a body of work being carried out by the Interactive Whiteboard (IAW) research group within the School of Criminology, Education, Sociology and Social Work at Keele University.
A review of the research literature on barriers to the uptake of ICT by teachers
The report is a review of a large number of research surveys on the actual and perceived barriers to the uptake of ICT by teachers, undertaken by Becta.
Children and Healthy Eating: A Systematic Review of Barriers and Facilitators
This resource is an EPPI review (2003) of international research which considers barriers and facilitators to promoting healthy eating with children aged 4 -10. Key chapters which would be of interest to practitioners, including ITE tutors and trainees, are clearly signposted in the preface. These include examination of children’s views on healthy eating (Chapter 7), which are sometimes in conflict with the approaches of some attempted interventions into children’s eating habits.
The effectiveness of different ICTs in the teaching and learning of English (written composition), 5
This TDA-supported systematic review (2006) using the EPPI protocol evaluates research into whether various forms of ICT are effective in the teaching and learning of writing in English for 5- to 16-year-olds.
Teacher Training in Central and Eastern Europe and Asia
This resource is a research and publication survey, identifying on-line references to various aspects of teacher education in central and eastern Europe and Asia as of December 1999. The information contained in the resource is therefore not up to date, but no more recent survey of a similar nature has been located. The resource could be of interest to teacher educators and researchers with an interest in the development of ITE in Europe, although it is possible that some of the URLs are no long
They’ll Think They are in Heaven: Reflections on co-researching with children their perceptions of
This research paper draws on one of three research projects which aimed to discover children’s perceptions of places within at their primary school. This paper focuses on children’s competence as co-researchers and describes the pedagogic approach designed by the researcher (who is also the children’s head teacher) with the aim of fully involving children in the research. In the course of reflecting on children’s responses to the research the author also reveals some of the data that chi
Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Nelson W. Polsby (9/4/02)
Conversations with History Presents Faculty Research at the University of California, Berkeley A Conversation with Nelson W. Polsby Heller Professor of Political Science "Institutional Change in the U.S. Congress" This interview took place on September 4, 2002. A complete transcript is available. Nelson Polsby is the Heller Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. He was the Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies at U.C. from 1988 to 1999, and edi
Faculty Forum on the Energy Biosciences Institute
The February 1st announcement that BP had selected UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley Lab to share in a $500 million research grant to create an Energy Biosciences Institute has raised a number of important issues and many questions. Therefore, the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate has scheduled a faculty forum to provide an opportunity to have an open discussion about the Institute and its implications for the campus. The Division has invited a panel of distinguished faculty to speak
The effect of ICT teaching activities in science lessons on students’ understanding of science ide
This is the second of three research reviews using on the effectiveness of information and communications technology (ICT) in teaching and learning the core curriculum. The review provides insights for science teachers, teacher trainers, continuing professional development (CPD) providers and policy makers. This review adopted the EPPI protocols. In this small sample, ICT simulations improved students’ basic understanding of science ideas and scientific approach. There was no significant impa
The OTTER Sami tent OER
This is a reproduction of the Second Life Sami tent and is for free distribution within Second Life as a repurposable OER. It is available in two clearly identified forms: 1. As a single SL artefact, where all discrete items have been linked together to make a whole. 2. As a number of discrete SL artefacts. In addition, this OER includes two SL training guides: one for students and one for tutors. Users are encouraged to first read the 'Handout for the Sami tent OER' .
Food and Nutritional Sciences. Dept. University of Reading
The website of the Dept of Food and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Reading provides details of first and higher degree studies, and research projects in food science and technology, biotechnology applications, nutrition and c