Lake Windermere and walking with dinosaurs
British Geological Survey scientists have completed the first full geological survey of Lake Windermere in the English Lake District since the Royal Navy made a survey in the 1930s.
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CfBT
CfBT is an Education Trust whose aim "is to provide education for public benefit both in the UK and internationally". Founded forty years ago as the Council for British Teachers, the Trust has worked in many countries, has a staff of approximately 2000 and is now responsible for managing a "growing number of schools".
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White boys from low-income backgrounds: good practice in schools
This "report on a small survey of good practice" was undertaken by Ofsted in 20 schools across England, which were "identified from inspection evidence and discussion with local authorities" to be schools "where white British boys from low-income backgrounds performed better in public tests and examinations than their counterparts in other schools". These schools were mainly in areas with high levels of deprivation, although a few of them had a minority of boys from low-income families on roll,
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Reframing Literacy: A United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) conference about moving image medi
The UKLA conference was held at the British Film Institute (BFI) on 13th and 14th November 2008 and attended by teachers, teacher educators and representatives from the local authority and the film industry. The conference proposed that ‘media literacy’ be recognised and taught within the wider context of literacy rather than as a separate subject and offered three perspectives: • Leading learning in moving image media education – aimed at local authority literacy advisors • Developi
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TDA Response to the Byron Report: Safer Children in a Digital World: the report of the Byron Review
In September 2007, Dr Byron was asked by the prime minister to conduct an independent review looking at the risks to children from exposure to potentially harmful or inappropriate material on the internet and in video games. As part of the final publication of the report, which is reviewed on the TTRB, a number of recommendations were made to the TDA. This document outlines the progress that has been made in relation to these recommendations and the activities that are currently underway.
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British Red Cross First Aid Campaign - Life. Live It
This is the supporting website from the British Red Cross campaign “Life. Live It”, which aims to support educationalists in teaching First Aid within the curriculum. The site also seeks to expand the focus from the teaching of First Aid to Humanitarian Aid concerns internationally. The site acts as both a free resource and, in effect, an advert for the British Red Cross’ First Aid Education Kit available to teachers for £120. This review is concerned solely with the free to access websit
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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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