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How and why we do mathematical proofs
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10 The aim of this short unit is to motivate students to understand why we might want to do proofs (why proofs are important and how they can help us) and to help students with some of the relatively routine aspects of doing proofs. In particular, the student will learn the following: * proofs can help you to really see why a result is true; * problems that are easy to state
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Creation of an All Party Group on Scientific Research in Learning and Education
As a result of the Lord's debate ealier this year (2006) on the impact of scientific research on learning and education, an All Party Group of MPs and peers is to be created concerning the application of science and technology in learning.
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Assessment SATs
Assessment SATs I am completing a study on SATs. I am concentrating on what TGAT intended, how these first thoughts have changed and how SATs are completed now. I have found some articles written by Paul Black but am finding it difficult to find articles written by other authors. I am concentrating on Year 2 and Year 6 SATs, however a tutor said that Year 2 SATs have now been abolished, I cannot find any evidence that this is correct.
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Supporting learning with ICT in pre school settings (INTERPLAY project)
This Teaching & Learning Research Briefing presents the findings of a two-year study based in the Institute of Education at the University of Stirling. As part of the Interplay project, funded by the ESRC, the aims were to ‘identify ways of enhancing young children’s experiences with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) through guided interaction with practitioners’. It explores how this can fit into the ‘pre-school culture of child-initiated learning through play’.
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Sound Vibration
Sound Vibration Hi, I am a year three Primary education student and am trying to put together a science presentation for sound for a year 1 (Key stage 1). I am particularly interested in research which outlines how to teach this concept to Key stage 1 pupils to improve childrens perception's of how sound is created with particular reference to 'vibrations'. I have looked at the Primary SPACE project (1990) which outlines children's misconceptions of sound. However, as I want to incorporate the
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Special schools
Special schools I am a year 3 student currently writing my individual study. I have chosen to write about special schools and the arguments around why they should close, including setting up an inclusive education syestem, etc. In doing this I am also looking at how special educational needs are looked after in school and if this is the best thing for the children. I have used the Ebsco search engine and have found quite a lot and found the salamanca statement useful, any help on where else i c
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Education act
Education act Where can I find infomation on the educational ideologies that helped form the education acts of 1944 and 1988? Also what are the following educational issues and their supporting ideologies? 1.comprehensivisation 2.vocationalism 3.privatisation 4.progressivism Ive done a google search which didn't help and looked in wikpedia which did help. This is for a year 1 education BA essay.
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Special needs Funding
Special needs Funding I am in my third year and am currently writing my independent study. My title is - To what extent is there adequate funding to cater for children with SEN in mainstream schools. I am hoping to focus on children with Emotional Behavioural Difficulties, and whether there is adequate funding to support them in the mainstream, but am struggling to find literature related to this, and as a result am broadening this to children with SEN. I am also hoping to create a debate relat
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School starting age
School starting age I am a 3rd year student at Canterbury Christ Church. I am looking into the difference in starting school between the UK and USA. I have a lot of information on the American side but am stuggling to find information on the reasons children start school at age 4, and the choices parents have on when their children start school. Any information also on daily routines and early years support in both countries would be gratefully received.
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Religious education Primary
Religious education Primary I'm a 4th year trying to find as much info as possible for my dissertation on R.E. teaching in the primary school. The question I have chosen is "What are the barriers to children learning about faiths/religions other than their own?". I haven't found anything so far. Thanks.
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Report of the Teaching and Learning in 2020 Review Group
A major report on personalising teaching and learning was published on 4 January 2007. Launched by Ruth Kelly in March 2006, the Review Group was asked to present a strategic plan for the realisation by 2020 of its vision of personalised learning. The rather ingenious title, 2020 Vision, reflects the fact that children starting their schooling this year will have moved on to higher education, training or work by that year.
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Evaluation of Increased Flexibility for 14 to 16 Year Olds Programme: The Second Year
The resource is an evaluation report carried out by the National Foundation for Educational Research on behalf of the Department for Education and Skills into the second year of the Increased Flexibility Programme (IFP) for 14 to 16 Year Olds. Given the wider availability of vocational and work related learning options for 14-16 year olds since the relaxation of National Curriculum requirements at Key Stage 4, the research offers a valuable insight into the implications of this for young people,
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Thinking skills in the early years: A literature review
The focus of this resource concerns the thinking skills specific to the early years of schooling.. The resource reports on the answers to three research questions and 1. Explores the pedagogical approaches currently used to develop generic thinking skills for three to seven year old children; 2. Identifies the demonstrable generic thinking skills of three to seven year old children; 3. Examines the relationship between the thinking capacities of young children and the pedagogical approache
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More Than Potato Prints - making the most of the arts in early years settings
This publication, which is available as both a downloadable web based resource and a printed booklet, is an Arts Council England publication comprising a series of case studies set in Sure Start Children’s Centres. The Sure Start initiative was set up by the Government in 1999 with the stated aim to establish a Sure Start Children’s Centre within every community by 2010. These Centres form part of a national 10 year childcare strategy and offer services and information for children under fiv
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Promoting group talk and higher-order thinking in pupils by coaching secondary English trainee teach
The aim of the project was to investigate whether the quality of pupils’ group talk and higher-order thinking at KS3 could be developed by giving additional training and coaching to a group of self-selected trainees. The project aimed to develop the trainees’ skills in planning challenging tasks for pupils’ group talk in English; and in promoting effective talk through the use of pupil ‘ground-rules’ and varied teacher discourse strategies, drawn from research and the participants’ p
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Urban ITT: Working With Urban Schools In Challenging Contexts (R&DA 2: 17)
The purpose of this project was to contribute to the training of teachers for work in urban schools facing a range of disadvantages. The research was conducted in Manchester and London and undertaken with teachers at the beginning of their careers and the mentors who supported them. 162 trainees were surveyed and eight case studies investigated issues in more depth. The project found that many trainees started and ended their training wanting to teach in challenging urban settings but that th
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The EPPI review ‘What characterises effective teacher initiated teacher-pupil dialogue to promote
March 2008 has seen the publication of two important reports concerning mathematics education. ‘What characterises effective teacher initiated teacher-pupil dialogue to promote conceptual understanding in mathematics lessons in England in Key Stages 2 and 3', is an EPPI systematic review commissioned by the DCSF. ‘Foundations for Success' the Final Report of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel for the U.S. Department of Education is a report that was complied over approximately two yea
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Literacy and Enjoyment 1
This video from Teachers TV follows the practice of a Year 2 teacher who has been involved with the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education’s 'Power of Reading' project. It includes interviews with the class teacher and Olivia O’Sullivan from the CLPE, in which each discusses the approach and how it supports children’s reading and their writing. Throughout the video there are excerpts from the teacher’s classroom in which she can be seen working with her class at different stages of the
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KS1/2 Music - Managing Music at KS2
This is a Teachers TV programme about teaching music in Key Stage 2. It follows one class teacher and his year 6 class though the first two lessons from a longer unit related to composing songs.
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Council for Subject Associations Website
The Council for Subject Associations' (CfSA) new 'subjectassociations' website went online at the end of November 2008 just over one year on from the official launch of the CfSA on 20th September 2007. It is a "voice for the subjects" set up as "a membership organisation" and with support from the DCSF. The members comprise varied subject associations, including many subject resource networks (SRNs), and there are also associate members. The CfSA is a charitable company and, as of this publica
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