Helping pupils classify and tackle mathematics problems
This is a DfES TRIPS digest of some research done in the USA and published in 2004. The research was aimed at helping 8-9 year olds improve their problem classification and problem solving skills by teaching them specifically how to recognise and classify certain types of problem before trying to use their problem solving skills on those problems.
Development of division strategies for Year 5 pupils in ten English schools
This is a short (around 2500 words) digest of Anghilieri’s much longer published piece of research about Year 5 pupils and their attempts to get to grips with formal written methods of division.
What are the effects of ability grouping on GCSE attainment?
This is a digest of a study published in 2005 which followed 6000 British pupils from Year 9 through to their GCSE examinations in Year 11. Prior attainment in Key Stage 2 and 3 national tests was compared with achievement at GCSE, and then related to the amount of setting experienced from Years 7 to 11.
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.
Learning Through Play - Mathematical Development
This resource is a 15 minute Teachers TV programme which reports on one example from a 2004 project involving over 40 schools in Wales that piloted a play based curriculum for 3 – 7 year olds. The programme gives examples of the practices in mathematics of one school’s work with a Nursery and Foundation Stage unit.
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.
KS3/4 Modern Foreign Languages - Pupil as Teacher
This resource is a 15 minute Teachers TV programme filmed in 2006 in Holyhead School, in which year 9 pupils deliver a module of 6 introductory French lessons to Year 6 pupils from a local feeder primary school.
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.
First Interim report from the Primary Review
The Primary Review published the first of its interim reports on 12th October 2007, one year after its launch. Media reports have highlighted an anxiety about modern life suffered by many primary aged children and their parents, which is one of the issues identified within the report
The Children's Plan
The Children's Plan sets out the work of the Department for Children, Schools and the Family for the next ten years. A review of progress will be published next year.
School Sport Survey 2007/08
This national survey was commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) to gather information relating to levels of pupil participation in Physical Education and School Sport (PESS) by 5 -16 year olds.
Extended Schools: Establishing a Baseline Methodology to Estimate the Impact of the Extended School
This report outlines the development of a methodological approach to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the Extended Schools programme through exploring whether attainment varies because of extended school status. One of the overriding features of the report arises from the longevity of the programme, which currently is in its infancy. The monitoring and evaluation will extend over five years; presently some schools have been involved in the initiative offering extended schools provision
KS3 New Visions - Waingels College
This Teachers TV programme explores an approach to learning and teaching at one school which encourages pupils and staff to work together, with a view to developing their school’s transformation away from a ‘one size fits all’ curriculum. An important component of this is the introduction of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) Opening Minds curriculum with Year 7.
2007.03.29-Aiding the Victims of Nazi Germany: Great Britain, Australia and the Jewish Refugee Crisi
Each year the International Studies Program at the University of Utah presents the Sandy and Anne Dolowitz Lecture on Human Rights. The 2007 Dolowitz lecture was delivered by Carole Fink, professor of history at Ohio State University and author of De...
MA Globalisation Marketing video
IDS Fellow Neil McCulloch talks about the one-year MA Globalisation based at the Institute of Development Studies .
The Australia-US relationship: its place in our histories in the context of Asia
One hundred years ago this year the Great White fleet sailed into Sydney harbor to a rapturous reception from Australian's hoping that America would protect us from the threats we feared from rising economic giants in Asia. In 1941 that hope come true. Today Australians still regards American primacy in Asia as the foundation of their security, and they have become perhaps Americas most consistent and supportive ally as a result. But our relationships with Asia has changed a lot since then, and
Generating Hope. With research showing stem cells can generate brain repair, could stroke damage soo
As the greatest cause of disability in Australia, stroke takes an enormous toll on thousands of patients and their families every year. Consequently, discovering how to repair the debilitating neural damage they cause is considered one of our greatest health challenges.It's a daunting task, but one the University of Adelaide's Stroke Research Programme (a collaboration with The Queen Elizabeth Hospital) is tackling head-on. And progress is being made.The team's recent data shows stem cells obtai
Climate Change and the Fate of the Amazon 2007 - What drives environmental policymaking in the Brazi
What drives environmental policymaking in the Brazilian Amazon?
Repairing Economic Governance
Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and internationally renowned economic advisor, talks about the need to take a systematic long view in repairing international economic governance structures. Professor Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is also Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. From 2002 t
A Panel Discussion with George Soros
Lessons from Financial Crises: Paradigm Failure and the Future of Financial Regulation In October, George Soros delivered a week-long series of lectures at the Central European University in Budapest discussing his latest thinking on economics and politics, and the way forward out of the current financial crisis. Soros argued that while the magnitude of the credit and leverage problem faced today is greater than in the Great Depression, the artificial life support given to the financial system h