Transforming the young people's workforce: 3rd annual conference
"Aiming High for Young People", the Government's ten-year strategy for young people, emphasises the need for a young people's workforce of skilled, knowledgable and trusted adults. This conference focused on how this workforce is developing as a result of initiatives to strengthen leadership and management, developing a common platform of skills and building capacity in the third (charity and voluntary) sector. It aimed to provide commentaries and expert analysis on these changes, as well as per
Year of Music
The National Year of Music, a new initiative that will run throughout the 2009/10 academic year, was launched in September 2009 by Ed Balls, Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families. The ambition is to bring together and showcase the wide range of music-related experiences available to children and young people across England, and to encourage each one of them – whatever their talent – to get involved in music. Taking part in music and associated cultural activity can positively
UK Child Poverty
Save the Children reports that the number of children living in severe poverty in the UK has increased to 1.7 million, which is an increase of 260,000 since 2004. One fifth of these children live in London. This claim is based on a policy briefing, "Measuring severe child poverty in the UK", commissioned by them from the New Policy Institute. According to Save the Children, 4 million children live in poverty in the UK. They claim that 55% of families earning less than £12,000 or less a year wil
14-19 Diploma ITT Strand 2 “with experience” programme: Evaluation of 2008/09 provision
The Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) Quality and Inspection team were asked to undertake an evaluation of the Diploma ITT Strand 2 “with experience” programme in the first year of delivery (2008/09).
Preparing for Transfer
This is a 30 minute Teachers TV programme, which follows the work of two junior schools in Brighton and Hove as they prepare their Year 6 pupils for transfer to secondary school. The programme sets out to address some of the problems associated with the transfer of pupils from KS2 to KS3. These issues are explored through interviews with parents, children and teachers, and given a broader context by comments from Professors Barbara McGilchrist and Maurice Galton.
Language Learning at Key Stage 3: The impact of the Key Stage 3 Modern Foreign Language Framework an
This resource is a report on a two year study into language learning at Key Stage 3 in England, carried out at Cambridge University at the behest of the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). The study was commissioned to investigate both provision and practice, and was to look particularly at the impact of the Key Stage 3 Framework for Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) and other recent initiatives with respect to languages, such as the impact of language entitlement in Key Stage 2 a
Young people’s decision-making in 14-19 education and training: a review of the literature
This briefing paper reviews a specific range of the empirical research literature on the decisions that 14 to 19 year olds make about education and training. There is a section on studies which focus on demographic factors which will appeal to those interested in the relationship between macro and micro level factors; there is a section on school level studies which will appeal to those interested in what they can do in their own context to address inequalities; the third section looks at key fe
Evaluation of the Making Good Progress Pilot
The resource is the final evaluation report of the Making Good Progress Pilot. Commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), the pilot was launched in June 2007 to respond to the continuing challenge of raising educational achievement. This is an independent evaluation completed by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP which reports on the two year project and assesses the effectiveness of the approaches used by the participating Local Authorities in raising attainment.
Learning Gender in Primary School Playgrounds: Findings from the Tomboy Identities Project
This paper was presented at Exeter University in 2006, as part of Seminar Four (Cultures, values, identities and power) of the ESRC Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) Thematic Seminar Series, Contexts, communities, networks: Mobilising learners’ resources and relationships in different domains. The study followed two classes from Year 5 through to Year 6 in two contrasting primary schools, exploring primary pupils’ outdoor play in relation to the construction of gender identitie
The Revolutionary War and Its' Battles
This video depicts the Revolutionary War with animation and song. In this video, Paul Revere, The War of Independence, The British Redcoats and George Washington are discussed. This video also discusses how France and Spain helped the colonies defeat Britain and how Cornwallis surrendered.
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Enviro Spotter: An Interactive Game About Characteristics of Animals
In this interactive game, students identify homes of various animals and characteristics of different animals ( Ex. Ducks have webbed feet to help with swimming). ( This link is for an interactive game and may take a few minutes to load.)
Micro-organs to shape the future of personalised medicine
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Apr. 17 - Researchers at Vanderbilt University are developing an artificial liver as part of a larger system of synthetic organs being built to test drugs. If successful, the technology will not only change the way drugs are developed and tested, but also provide doctors with a way to personalise treatment for patients with conditions like heart disease and cancer. Ben Gruber has more More Innovations: http://smarturl.it/Innovations Subscribe: htt
Virtual Maths - Numbers, Geometry 2D shapes
Images of 2D shapes with formula for calculating area square, rectangle, triangle, trapezoid, parallelogram, pythagorean theorem, circle, circular sector, circular ring
4.195 Special Problems in Architectural Design (MIT)
This class focuses on representation tools used by architects during the design process and attempts to discuss the relationship they develop with the object of design. Representation plays a key role in architectural design, not only as a medium of conveying and narrating a determined meaning or a preconceived idea, but also as a code of creating new meaning, while the medium seeks to establish a relationship with itself. In this sense, mediums of representation, as external parameters to the d
8.224 Exploring Black Holes: General Relativity & Astrophysics (MIT)
Study of physical effects in the vicinity of a black hole as a basis for understanding general relativity, astrophysics, and elements of cosmology. Extension to current developments in theory and observation. Energy and momentum in flat spacetime; the metric; curvature of spacetime near rotating and nonrotating centers of attraction; trajectories and orbits of particles and light; elementary models of the Cosmos. Weekly meetings include an evening seminar and recitation. The last third of the se
Expedition Blue Planet- Anacostia River: In the Shadow of the Capitol
Alexandra and her Blue Planet team will bring the thrill of adventure and the wonders of nature to audiences across the globe.In July, Alexandra Cousteau and her international Expedition Blue Planet team will depart on a 14,500-mile journey across North American to investigate global water issues “in the backyard” of one of the world’s leading economies.Living, working and exploring water stories together, Alexandra and her team will use everything from the underwater gear inve
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009 The 'Health Promotion' module is one of the core modules taught on the Masters in Public Health which is offered by the Division of Epidemiology and Public Health at The University of Nottingham. Suitable for study at: Masters level Dr Puja R Myles, School of Community Health Sciences - Epidemiology and Public Health Dr. Puja Myles is an Associate Professor of Health Protect
World War II: Breaking the Deadlock in Chinese
A 49 minute video in Chinese about the First World War. This is number six in a series. It is called Breaking the Deadlock. Good for ESL Chinese classes, too.