Tests Thinking skills
Tests Thinking skills I am a year 3 student researching the teaching which occurs in classrooms during the run-up to SATs. For example, are we teaching to the test? use of higher order thinking skills, critical thinking, reasoning skills etc. I have found a lot of literature and research on the actual tests, but I haven't had any luck finding literature and research concerning the learning which occurrs during the run up to the tests, the effect that has on the curriculum etc. Can you suggest
Science Primary I need to teach KS2, Year 6 children the Unit 6d, Science - 'Reversible and irreversible changes'. I am focusing upon the last 2 parts of the scheme, where I need to teach a lesson that concentrates upon 'when materials are burned, new materials are formed' AND/OR 'to recognise and assess hazards and risks in burning materials' - I need to teach one of these lessons in a creative, exciting, stimulating way but am at a loss as to how I would begin with a topic like this? Any help
Creativity Primary I'm in my 3rd year of teacher training, specialising in Key Stage 2, and for my independent study I am looking at creativity, focusing on whether a creative approach to the curriculum can enhance children's learning. I have found quite a few books on the topic, but am struggling to find any relevant journal articles. Please help, thank-you.
Physical education Primary
I am a year three student, specialising in (KS2) PE and am researching the effect of different teaching styles on pupils' learning. I have read Mosston and Ashworth's work and also a few journal articles. However, I was wondering if you could find some research into learning styles in primary PE lessons.
Mixed years I am a Scitt student doing a child study. I am interested in how mixed year classes affect children's learning, specifically Key Stage 2 year 3/4.
Ability grouping Sweden
Ability grouping Sweden I am in my third year and I am an Inclusion Specialist. For my final research project I am going to Sweden. I was hoping to carry out a comparative study between the way in which we group pupils in primary schools (i.e. by ability/attainment), and how Sweden group pupils and the consequent effects on pupils attainment and self esteem, but so far I have found to research to find out how they group pupils. I have to complete a research proposal before I go so I would be gr
Geography Rivers I'm in my fourth year of university and am currently underway with my dissertation, which is looking at children's knowledge and understanding of rivers at lower and upper key stage 2, and the theorists involved. I've found some books on the subject from the university library. However, I'm struggling to find many journal articles relating to my work - I have found some but not many. Just wondering if you could point me in the right direction.
UK Children Go Online: Surveying the experiences of young people and their parents
This is the second report of the ESRC-funded project based at the London School of Economics, entitled ‘UK Children Go Online’. The report presents quantitative data from a survey of 1511 9-to-19-year-olds and 906 of their parents, in relation to internet use.
Ofsted subject conference report: PSHE (2005)
This is a very brief summary of the proceedings of an Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) conference in November 2005 involving 20 Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) coordinators from primary and secondary schools which had been inspected the previous year.
Spring Flower Seed Planting Guide
A gardener talks about then to plant spring flower seeds. She explains to wait until two weeks after the last frost to plant them in the ground, or start them inside and move them outdoors when the weather warms up. The gardener shows a variety of spring flowers that are good to enjoy all year long.
Religious education Teacher attitudes
Religious education Teacher attitudes I am a 3rd year teacher training student. I am carrying out a research project into Teachers' attitudes towards religion, their attitudes towards the teaching of Religious Education, and whether there is some connection between the two. I have found several journals on the subject but these seem to be have been written around 10-12 years ago. I would be grateful if you could direct me to some more up to date information. Also I don't seem to be able to find
KS3/4 Geography - Pupil Feedback via Pupil-Cam
This 15 minute Teachers TV video clip provides an example of pupil voice using a ‘pupil-cam’ to record a year 9 Geography lesson from the pupils’ perspective. Pupils then reflect on qualities of the lesson and provide feedback to the teacher.
‘Children of the new century'
The Millennium Cohort Study has published its initial findings from its second sweep of data gathering. One of the key findings is concerned with children's educational development, with the study showing that ‘many children from disadvantaged backgrounds are up to a year behind more privileged youngsters educationally as early as the age of three'.
Pupils’ experiences and perspectives of the National Curriculum and assessment
This is the final report for the research review on pupils’ experiences and perspectives of the National Curriculum, carried out by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) on behalf of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority(QCA). It draws together the work from the six years of the project, the first report for this project being produced in February 2000. A series of annual updating reports were supplied by the NFER to the QCA from 2001–2005 inclusive and this overview
Tackling low educational achievement
This report by Robert Cassen and Geeta Kingdon, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, provides a wide ranging review of existing research and public documents alongside new analysis. The report examines why tens of thousands of young people leave school every year with no or very few qualifications. In 2006, nearly 5% of all pupils in state schools (28,000) received no GCSE passes and almost 25% (146,000) scored no passes above the 'D' grade
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
The teaching of mathematics: good practice (Education Review Office Wellington: New Zealand)
This resource is a statement from the Education Review Office in New Zealand following its study of the teaching of mathematics in Year 4 ( 8 year olds) and Year 8 (12 year olds) in 121 schools during 2005.
The effects of interactive reading homework and parent involvement on children’s inference respons
This resource is a DfES TRIPS digest of a research project investigating the parental role in supporting seven-year old children at home with reading homework. The research focused particularly on children’s inferential responses to texts. One group of parents were given homework and training in how to interact with their children, a second group were given the homework only and a third control group continued with their usual programme of homework.
KS1/2 Art - Investigating Materials
This is a 15 minute Teachers TV video case study. A Key Stage 1 teacher introduces and develops the theme of Materials with a year 1 Art and Design class. In active classroom excerpts, children’s comments and discussions with the Art co-ordinator, planning, resourcing, pupil assessment and key vocabulary are covered. The ‘Investigating Materials’ theme in Art is linked to a weaving project and with aspects of the science curriculum.
Early Years Education - perspectives from a review of the international literature
This resource is an article from NFER's "Practical Research for Education" and focuses on the national review examining reforms for the education of 3-18 year olds in the UK. The review draws on international literature to concentrate on key issues and to critically review existing evidence.