QCA - National Dimensions Conference - 12th March 2009
The National Conference for Cross-Curriculum Dimensions was held at the Congress Centre in London on 12th March 2009. This one day conference was jointly hosted by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and British Council to launch two new publications, 'Cross-curriculum dimensions: a planning guide for schools' and 'Sustainable development in action: a curriculum planning guide for schools', and to provide a forum to discuss the curriculum dimensions and how the seven dimensions can work
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The Impact of Research on Policy
This is a publication from the British Educational Research Association (BERA) compiled by scholars based in three universities working within the education research sector, with a particular focus on Early Childhood studies. It assesses the impact of significant and contemporary education research on government policy.
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The Death of Mixed Methods: Research Labels and their Casualties
This paper was presented at the British Educational Research Association conference in 2008. It examines the labels attached to particular research paradigms, and examines the historical development, construct and concept validity and potential tendency towards bias of ‘mixed method’ research.
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2006 Childcare and Early Years Providers Surveys - Nursery Schools & Primary schools with nursery a
This review includes two research reports published by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) based on surveys conducted by BMRB (British Market Research Bureau) during 2006. They are based on data collected on childcare and early years provision and its workforce.
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Winners of BERA/SAGE Practitioner Research Awards 2009 Announced
'Guidelines for new lecturers in Teacher Education' and 'A Virtual Learning Environment for Supporting Reading and Poetry' are the winning entries in the 2009 BERA/SAGE Practitioner Research Awards, which were announced at the annual British Educational Research Association (BERA) conference in Manchester on 5th September 2009. The awards recognise practitioners who have demonstrated excellence in the application of research in practice, both in a school setting and in a 16+ learning environment
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Web 2.0 technologies for learning at KS3 and KS4 - Project overview
This resource presents the outcomes of a review of the place of Web 2.0 technologies in Key Stages 3 and 4. The review was carried out for Becta (the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency) by the University of Nottingham in conjunction with London Knowledge Lab and Manchester Metropolitan University. In addition to outlines of the issues on the website, there are five downloadable reports plus two summaries and a set of supplementary materials:
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‘Islamaphobia, Islam and Education’- British Educational Research Association (BERA) SIG Confere
The Islamaphobia, Islam and Education conference was jointly organised by Lynn Revell and Professor John Preston with the ‘Race, Ethnicity & Education’ and the ‘Religious Education’ special interest groups (SIGs) of BERA. The conference aim was to discuss the issue of Islamophobia within British society and explore how Islam is perceived in both society and education.
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Responsiveness of student teachers to the supervision of associate teachers
This resource is a paper which reports on a research project carried out at the University of Auckland in New Zealand into the relationship between preservice (student) teachers and the school teachers who supervise their school practice. The paper was presented at the 2009 British Education Research Association Annual Conference at the University of Manchester in the UK.
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COPMM/PMAA Symposium - Derek Gill - Improving the Performance of Local Government Authorities
Derek Gill - NZIER and Senior Associate IGPS Victoria University, gives a presentation at the COPMM/PMAA Symposium for "Improving the Performance of Local Government Authorities"
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First year student experience
This case study reports on enhancing the first year student experience by engaging students in the practise of business through provision of a coherent and relevant set of learning activities
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16. It’s Like Flying, Only Better! (That’s Amore!)
This time’s news is all about outdoor, adventure, and… flying!. VIP Member Julie from Denver, Colorado loves three things: Italian food, the Italian language and the so-called zip line, a fun outdoor activity that is becoming very popular all over the world! So, let’s learn all about a new type of adventure, and practice lots [...]
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7.6 Producing synchroton radiation in a laboratory
Active galaxies provide a prime example of high energy processes operating in the Universe. This unit gives an overview of active galaxies, including the supermassive black holes that power the engines at their centres, and the emission processes by which we detect and study them. It also gives practice in mathematical techniques for analysing data and theoretical models.
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Ice cores and disused mines
In the first instalment of our new and improved Planet Earth podcast, science writer and broadcaster Sue Nelson talks to Professor David Vaughan of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) about the changes seen around the continent.
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Climate change special
As the world talks global warming, we go to one of the chilliest places in Europe - the British Antarctic Survey's (BAS) ice core store - to find out what evidence there is for manmade climate change.
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Leeches, earthquakes and weird sea-life
It seems that hardly a week goes by without a major earthquake striking somewhere in the world, which may be why many people have been asking scientists at the British Geological Survey if earthquakes are getting more frequent.
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Arctic expedition special
This week Richard Hollingham reports from an unusual and somewhat cold location - onboard the British Antarctic Survey's RRS {i:James Clark Ross} which was stuck in the ice for two weeks 1000 kilometres from the North Pole.
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Enhanced secondary mathematics teaching: gesture and the interactive whiteboard
This is a paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, University of Warwick, 6-9 September 2006. The paper is a report on ‘work in progress’ which explores the use of gesture by teachers using the interactive whiteboard in secondary mathematics lessons. This research forms part of a body of work being carried out by the Interactive Whiteboard (IAW) research group within the School of Criminology, Education, Sociology and Social Work at Keele University.
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Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Nelson W. Polsby (9/4/02)
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When you are born matters: the impact of date of birth on child cognitive outcomes in England
The Institute of Fiscal Studies have published their report on the impact of the date of birth on children's cognitive outcomes. The report studied only English children. Media articles have focused on the disadvantages to August-born children and ministers are reported to be taking the findings seriously (see the Guardian report 25th October).
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A Holistic Approach to Teaching a Laboratory, Using Sea Urchin Development as an Example System
This exercise uses brainstorming, writing, and oral presentation techniques within the framework of a laboratory to illustrate the basic principles of early development. In groups, students learn how to identify a good model system (the sea urchin), isolate its gametes, mix some gametes from each sex, and study the ensuing processes of fertilization and development. After being introduced to the basic techniques, student groups design their own experimental approaches to further analyze these pr
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