Online Training Materials for Music and ICT (R&DA 2: 07)
This report identifies and describes the differences between the culture of composition and performance of music inside and outside school. The important context of this work was the observation that ICT has transformed musical practices outside educational contexts. However within schools, whilst there have been advances, there are also significant barriers to the same transformation. The report identifies differences between practice in schools and contemporary music in the outside world.
Key Stage 3 Art – Contemporary Art
This Teachers TV video looks at the delivery of a unit of work from a media and visual arts Faculty at Wellings Specialist Arts Secondary School in Kent and analyses the reasons for using the work of contemporary artists as a starting point. The unit consists of a photography project during the course, during which the students look in some detail at the work of a contemporary photographer (Cindy Sherman) and then explore elements of photography through their own designing and making of a photog
Taking Part: England's survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport - Headline findings from the child surve
This resource presents the headline findings from the child survey 2007, part of the ‘Taking Part: England’s Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport’ commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). The child survey looks at how children spend their ‘out-of-school’ time to ascertain the types of cultural, leisure and sporting activities undertaken by young people.
Teachers TV Kids and Crime Week
This week (2 - 8 June), Teachers TV features programmes exploring what schools and local communities are doing to raise awareness about gang culture, and focus on measures to help make young people safer.
Changing Teachers - Finland comes to England - Primary
This Teachers TV 30 minute video summarises the five-day placement of a Finnish primary teacher in a year 3 class in an inner London school. According to the commentary, the Finnish teacher, Johanna, receives a ‘huge culture shock’. She is introduced to literacy and numeracy strategies, the English National Curriculum, unfamiliar primary materials and technologies, a longer working day and the challenges of teaching in an inner city English primary school. She compares critically the system
ITT MFL: Subject Knowledge Audits for French, German and Spanish
These subject knowledge audits, for use with trainees, have a strong focus on pedagogic grammar, but also raise issues of register, lexis and culture.
UK ITE Network for Education Sustainable Development/Global Citizenship Conference 2008
The inaugural conference of the UK ITE Network for Education Sustainable Development/Global Citizenship took place on 10th July. The Network, launched in July 2007, is funded and supported by ESCalate, WWF and the TDA and managed by the Centre for Cross Curricular Initiatives (CCCI), London South Bank University.
Safer Children in a Digital World: the report of the Byron Review
The Byron Review (under the Chairmanship of Dr. Tanya Byron) is an independent review supported by officials from the Department for Children, Schools and Families and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The review carried out an assessment of the internet and video games, and informs children, adults and policy makers how they might affect young people. The report describes how the evidence was collected, what it revealed, the effectiveness of existing measures, and includes recommenda
Poetry Archive is an on line resource which will be invaluable to English teachers across all phases. The poetry on the site would delight the very young, with poems by the like of Spike Milligan and Roald Dahl, as well as students, teachers and language enthusiasts, and is easily signposted and navigated. Poems appear from young contemporary poets (such as Andrew Fusek Peters) to historical figures such as Browning, meaning that there is something for everyone. It provides not only poems in wri
TDA Standards Case Study: The Global Dimension in Initial Teacher Education
A case study charting the experiences of trainees on initial teacher training programmes, including the ways in which the provider tailored provision to increase trainee awareness of the global dimension.
Learn French - L'école (School)
Learn French by learning the words associated with a school setting. Although many students of French will understand this video this video would be better served if the words and the translation appeared on the screen. A French teacher could stop the video at key points and ask what is being said. For beginning to intermediate learners.
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.
UK ITE Network for Education Sustainable Development/Global Citizenship Annual Conference
On July 9th the UK ITE Network for Education Sustainable Development/Global Citizenship held their annual conference at the Keyworth Centre, London South Bank University. The day focused on the development of a critical perspective within ESD/GC and included speakers from all the nations of the UK as well as Professor Rauni Räsänen of Finland. Professor Räsänen considered how ESD and GC were built into education practice across Finland and identified key implications for Initial Teacher Educ
The Uses of Literacy: RSA Thursday Lunchtime Debate
This was a lunch time debate to celebrate the re-publication of this highly influential book that has been out of print since 1992. Its importance derives from its account of working class northern culture from the nineteen thirties to fifties where a sense of togetherness and community arose from the necessities of poverty and proximity rather than through choice. It countered the Marxist perspective of the working class as being limited to having a prescribed historic role within the revolutio
ICT for the Non-Specialist - Podcasting
This is a 15 minute Teachers TV video about ICT for the non-specialist teacher and looks at the topic of podcasting. The context is a Cheshire primary school and the video shows the work of a year 6 class in producing a podcast about a school trip to the Isle of Wight and also the work of a year 5 class producing a video podcast in French. The pupils are quite experienced in producing podcasts and the headteacher ascribes part of the improvement in end of Key Stage 2 results to the use of podca
The Global Amphibian Crisis
In this video Sir David Attenborough talks about the global amphibian crisis. The Zoological Society of London is working alongside Amphibian Ark (AArk), which was founded to carry out an Amphibian Conservation Action Plan. This is a video with a terrific and very important message, although you have to listen carefully because the background music is almost overpowering the voice of Mr. Attenborough.
Teachers TV Go Green Week
To mark ‘Go Green Week', the annual student week of action on climate change, Teachers TV is showing a week of programmes (w/c 8 February) looking at some of the issues and potential solutions around global warming. In addition, to mark the 5th anniversary of the launch of the unique TV channel for everyone who works in schools on 8th February, Teachers TV will be showing 40 of its most memorable programmes between 4-6pm and 8-10pm every day this week.
The Building of a New Academic Field: the case of French didactiques
This journal article traces the creation and development of French disciplinary didactiques, a cultural term coined by the French educational system. It may be of interest to those who are interested in drawing comparisons between English and French education systems and pedagogy.
Fair Health: Health Inequities Within and Between Countries - A Global Challenge
The 20th century has seen impressive gains in health and life expectancy in many parts of the world – but these improvements are unequally distributed. In every country, poor people and those from socially disadvantaged groups get sicker and die sooner than people in more privileged social positions. Not only is there a gap in health between the best-off and the worst-off in society, there is a gradient in health running between them. This gradient can be linked clearly to social and economic
The Future of Brazil
The old joke about Brazil is that it is the country of the future, and always will be. There are signs, however, that the Brazilian economy is finally achieving the stability necessary for it to fulfil its potential. What is particularly intriguing is that this has happened under the leadership of Lula, the former print-worker, union leader and founder of the innovative Workers’ Party, who is now in his second term as elected president of Brazil. To what extent is it possible for a radical