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2007.04.05-Liberty Under Law: Empowering Youth, Assuring Democracy
Utah Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Christine Durham moderates a panel of teens and professionals who are involved with youth courts in the Salt Lake area. With 45,000 young people referred to juvenile court in Utah each year, youth courts offer ...
Academic research on student engagement - lost formulae to inspiring students
This paper shows academic tutors take on a multitude of roles in their current positions at university and while teaching is expected, from most, it is often assumed that the tutor will apply appropriate pedagogical tools to convey knowledge to the students. This view is now being challenged as many students are being actively encouraged to voice their views of the teaching and learning experience this paper shows
Interview with Illustrator Jeff Hopkins
MEET ME AT THE CORNER travels to Brooklyn to meet children's illustrator Jeff Hopkins. A very young girl interviews him in this video. Good questions, but hard to hear them. He suggests carrying a sketchbook "everywhere you go." His website is www.picturescometolife.com He says he loves to get email from children. (3:33)
Fostering ability (1996/97)
This TTA funded project carried out in 1996 considered the assessment of ability undertaken by subject teachers of year seven pupils in a multicultural urban school with about 90 per cent of intake speaking English as a second language, compared to assessments of the same children undertaken in their primary schools.
Counsel to the Internet Client: Practical Advice, Strategy and Litigation
This semester, we will explore the nuts and bolts of advising and defending Internet-related businesses, organizations and individuals. With the help of practicing cyberlawyers and other outside participants, we will delve into some of the most contested issues involving intellectual property, speech, and privacy on the Net, and the means by which courts and legislatures are asked to take sides and, at times, affect the course of the Internet's evolution.
(R&DA 16) Supporting Pupils' Learning: Developing the role and effectiveness of teacher support staf
A one year of a fully on-line degree programme for teaching and learning assistants in schools has effects on support staff’s roles and the quality of pupils' learning. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award
How mentoring can raise standards of achievement
This research looked into ways to increase the level of achievement among Year 7 and Year 12 pupils in a girls’ comprehensive school through regular mentoring interviews between pupils and teachers.
National Strategy - Preparing teachers new to Year 9 core subjects and ICT
This pack is designed to support teachers who are new to teaching Year 9 pupils in the core subjects and ICT, including GTP trainees. It focuses on how teachers can plan for effective teaching, enhance learning, promote engagement and raise pupil achievement in Year 9.
National Strategies Evaluations 2005
The Office for Standards in Education published two reports on 14 December 2005: "The Secondary National Strategy: an evaluation of the fifth year", and "Primary National Strategy: an evaluation of its impact in primary schools 2004/05". They found that the Strategies are having a positive impact in schools, although “more needs to be done if real gains are to be made in raising standards further”.
Evaluation of the Full Service Extended Schools Project: End of First Year Report
This report, published September 2005, presents the findings, based on twenty two projects, of the evaluation of the first year (2003-4) of the full service extended schools (FSES) initiative.
KS3 Modern Foreign Languages - ICT and MFL
The purpose of this programme is to demonstrate how ICT can be used to enhance MFL teaching and learning. The main focus is on a Year 7 lesson, where pupils are engaged in a range of activities in what is described as a “state of the art language laboratory”. This is interspersed with comment from the Language Teacher Adviser (ICT) from CILT
KS3 Modern Foreign Languages - Why Learn a Language?
This Teachers TV programme explores one way of motivating pupils to choose to study MFL at Key Stage 4. Within the programme, a team from Aston University’s Languages for Life project is filmed leading a workshop with a Year 9 class.
The Identity and Learning Programme (ILP)
The Identity and Learning Programme (ILP) is a continuation of a twelve year study of the social influences on learning on two cohorts of children as they progressed through compulsory schooling in a city in southern England.
The effects of an integrated, activity-based science curriculum on student achievement, science proc
This is a DfES digest from the Research Informed Practice Site (TRIPS) of a study, carried out in the United States which compared the science achievement, skills and attitudes of a large group of Year 7 students who were taught an integrated, activity-based (IS) curriculum with those of a control group taught in a traditional manner.
Effective early literacy teaching in the first years of school
This is a GTC 'Research of the Month' summary of three studies of what might constitute effective literacy teaching in the first years of school. In addition it includes six case studies from the UK and suggestions for reading. The case studies are set chiefly in Year 5 or Year 6 classes.
Changing students' scientific misconceptions
This DfES TRIPS digest focuses on the misconceptions of osmosis and diffusion held by two groups of fifteen-year-old students.
The effects of co-operative learning on junior high school students during small group learning
This is a DfES (TRIPS) digest of an article about an Australian study of fourteen year old students working in groups on problem-solving activities in mathematics. Students worked in either structured groups where they were taught how to communicate and co-operate or unstructured groups without such instruction. It suggests that the benefits of teaching such skills apply to both learning and the development of social skills.
An employment-based route into teaching 2004/05
This is a report compiled by the office for standards in education (Ofsted) into employment-based routes into teaching for 2004/05. It is an overview, from an Ofsted perspective, of the second year of inspections of the designated recommending bodies (DRBs) for the graduate teacher programme (GTP).
Raising Boys’ Achievement
This is the report of a four-year project (2000-2004), undertaken at the University of Cambridge, focussing on the gender gap in achievement.