Water, water everywhere; nor any drop to drink?
"The Global Water Initiative: Implications of Climate Change and Variability on African Water Resources", a three day conference co-ordinated by Judge Business School's Cambridge Centre for Energy Studies and held at Downing College, University of Cambridge, brought together academics from all over the World to openly debate these truly daunting questions of environmental sustainability in the face of climate change.
Humbling the arrogant
The global credit crisis nearly destroyed the world's banking systems. Back then the "arrogant" bankers gambled with our money, now a new investment ethos means the "humble" will succeed.
Dream a big dream
Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman and CEO of The Blackstone Group, considers global liquidity levels and sees signs of renewal. He also offers lessons he's learned during his career, from why you need to "dream a big dream" to recruiting the 'agents of change', the number "10s"!
Global warming: are we responsible? Is our environmental impact damaging the planet? This unit examines the use of ozone depleting technology, the impact of fossil fuel use and explores how the development of technology can influence the direction of a society. From the Industrial Revolution to the present day find out how we have changed the planet.
2 High- to medium-enthalpy steam fields
Energy from sources other than fossil and nuclear fuels is to a large extent free of the concerns about environmental effects and renewability that characterise those two sources. Each alternative source supplies energy continually, whether or not we use it. This unit considers one of these alternative sources, geothermal energy derived from the interior heat of the Earth, and the potential for this alternative to supplant fossil and nuclear fuel use to power social needs fast enough to avoid t
War, Peace and Justice: the dilemmas of International security
Prof Adrian Hyde-Price from the University's Department of European Studies & Modern Languages examines the nature and causes of contemporary war and conflict, and considers the prospect of peace in the 21st Century.
citizED Primary Strand: Using school linking as a context for developing students' understanding of
An article from the Citizenship Initial Teacher Training Professional Resource Network (citizED) on using school linking as a context for developing students' understanding of global citizenship.
citizED Tutor Induction: Global Conflict
An article from the Citizenship Initial Teacher Training Professional Resource Network (citizED) on global conflict.
Religion Science Can you help me with information about the impact of religion and culture on primary science teaching? I would prefer it to be on primary science teaching but any other information would also be useful (ks3). I've already looked in my university library and on websites such as science and religion.com and the science and religion forum. Thanks
UNESCO release report on Early Childhood Care and Education
UNESCO has published "Strong Foundations: Early childhood care and education", an Education For All Global Monitoring Report, which is an annual publication prepared by an independent team based at UNESCO. It monitors progress towards the six Education for All goals adopted in Dakar, Senegal in 2000.
Modern languages Primary
I am looking into Modern Foreign languages and am looking at the issues surrounding starting to teach it at primary level, or should we wait until secondary level until we start teaching them. I am looking at in detail, brain development, teacher expertise, policies and looking at a comparison between how the French and German teach their children, what level they start at, etc. I have found some information on teacher expertise, basically whether primary teachers are capable of teaching MFL. Ho
ESD Briefing Document: Chapter Three: University Sector: Global Teacher Project
Education for Sustainable Development Briefing Document: Chapter Three: University Sector: Global Teacher Project
Yes he can: Schools where boys write well (HMI 505)
This is a report from her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools (HMI) into the factors which contribute to boys’ success in writing. Seven primary and eight secondary schools, identified as achieving good results overall and demonstrating success in closing the gender ‘gap’ in performance, were visited between April 2002 and March 2003. A literature search and an analysis of existing inspection evidence were used to identify factors to be evaluated on these inspection visits. As is perhaps to
Subject Enhancement Courses for Higher Education Graduates
Subject enhancement/extension courses are available to graduates in a variety of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across the country in order for them to enhance and deepen their subject knowledge before training as secondary teachers. This resource consists of a series of evaluations of the pilot pre-ITT enhancement courses in mathematics, chemistry, physics and French.
Language learning strategies across the curriculum: government policy and school practice
This is a paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2006. Forming part of a project funded by the Society for Educational Studies, it explores the impact of strategy instruction (SI) directed towards the transferability of learning strategies across English and French.
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