The Internet Detective
This is an online tutorial that is designed to help students in higher and further education who want to use the Internet as a research tool for coursework and assignments.
Market research I'm required to design a self-study resource which could be used to support low attaining (below grade C) pupils when completing individual GCSE project work for Design & Technology. the resource should enable them to effectively present market research of their products. Please could you suggest any websites that may have some good examples?
Scatter graphs I am trying to find any research in the UK or internationally focusing on primary school age children's understanding of scatter graphs. In primary science, which is the curricular area I work, in these are called pattern-seeking investigations. By understanding I mean children's ability to read them for understanding and also their ability to construct them themselves. I have found nothing to date since scatter graphs are only introduced to children in the UK in Key stage 3, not
Successful teachers in schools in challenging circumstances.
The research sought to illuminate notions of ‘successful teachers’ by examining those factors contributing to the success of teachers working in schools in challenging circumstances. It also sought to contribute to debates over what ‘challenging circumstances’ might be. This was a joint research project between Lancashire LEA and St Martin’s College.
Are we really grouping pupils for success?
This National Strategies (NS) document is presented as a set of guidance for school leaders to accompany the research findings from the DfES study, Pupil Grouping Strategies and Practices at Key Stage 2 and 3: Case Studies of 24 Schools in England (RR796).
Geography Nested hierarchies
Geography Nested hierarchies My dissertaion is based on children's understandings of nested hierarchies in geography. Could you tell me if any research has been carried out on this area recently?
Literacy Primary I am looking for information concerning the holistic teaching of key stage two primary English, maybe with an emphasis on the use of whole texts as opposed to extracts. Also any seminal articles on the research that has fed into the new Primary Literacy Strategy. I have used the Blackwell Synergy to source some articles and have found many concerning the old NLS but am having difficulties finding more up to date sources.
Pastoral Care and Personal-Social Education
This is a review of 198 published empirical research articles, undertaken on behalf of the British Educational Research Association (BERA), following a BERA event held at the author’s institution in November 2000.
Quantitative research: a scoping study for the Learning and Skills Research Centre (Building effecti
This publication has been written in order to address the perceived need to encourage increased use of numerical data and statistical methods by people concerned with planning and designing research in post-16 education and training.
Hidden curriculum, hidden feelings; emotions, relationships and learning with ICT and the whole chil
A research paper presented to the BERA conference in 2002, now available through Education-line. The paper describes early findings from a two year project entitled ‘ICT and the whole child’ and examining the impact of the provision of enhanced ICT resources on a Year 2 class in a UK primary school.
Whole Class Teaching Strategies and Interactive Technology: towards a connectionist classroom
An online research paper describing a small scale research project exploring the use of Interactive Whiteboard technology in a primary school over the period of a week.
Learning about teaching and teaching about learning: Using video data for research and professional
This paper provides an outline of ways in which video clips are being used for educational research and professional development by referring to illustrative examples drawn from five case studies of projects conducted in Australia.
Gender and education: the evidence on pupils in England
Described as a ‘topic paper’, this 2007 document draws together a range of evidence on gender differences of pupils from the Reception Year to the Sixth Form, including current statistics, international performance data, as well as research reports.
The Impact of Trainee Teachers on School Achievement
This is a review of research carried out at the Centre for Research and Development in Teacher Education at the Open University. The review highlights the impact of trainee teachers on schools in a range of areas such as academic achievement, inspection, school resources, teacher workload and the learning climate.
The status of teachers and the teaching profession: views from inside and outside the profession –
This research report, published in 2006, presents the interim findings from a four year study of the status of teachers and the teaching profession in England, commissioned by the Department of Education and Skills (DfES) in 2002.
Positive primary, negative secondary - attitudes to target setting in schools.
This is a research paper which employs a combination of interviews and questionnaires to compare and contrast how target setting is used in primary and secondary schools and the different attitudes and responses to target setting by teachers in each setting.
citizED: Understandings of Active Citizenship
The aim of this research on the citizED website was to explore the understandings of “active citizenship” held by secondary PGCE Citizenship student teachers in England. A questionnaire was employed to collect data from secondary PGCE Citizenship student teachers in England in the autumn and spring terms of 2006-2007.
EBEA: Economics, Business and Enterprise Association on Research
A section from the Economics, Business and Enterprise Association (EBEA) ITE Subject Resource Network designed to encourage teacher trainers to engage with research and to become research active. It features articles, resources and reading lists to support and enhance trainees’ research skills.
Learning from recent numeracy initiatives in England and Wales
This is a paper that was presented at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) annual conference in 2003. The paper compares the recent numeracy initiatives in Wales and England and then moves on to compare the implementation of these initiatives. This comparison is made by gathering the views of headteachers as to the impact the initiatives have had on classroom practice. 1000 headteachers in England and Wales were sent a questionnaire and the response rate was 50%.
Children's Cognitive Development and Learning
This is one of 30 interim research surveys commissioned for the primary review by the Reviewer’s consultants. It relates to the Primary Review theme two, ‘Teaching and Learning’.