Primary Management: Creativity in Action
Subtitled ‘Helping teachers deliver creative learning’, this Teachers TV resource is a 15 minute video clip in which an ex HMI, a Creative Director from Creative Partnerships, a group of Primary school teachers and a QCA Programme Leader separately discuss their understanding of creativity and the help that is available from the QCA to support creative teaching and learning. It aims to provide a clear definition of creativity, and in particular ’new creativity’.
ICT in Pre-School: A 'Benign Addition'?: A review of Literature on ICT in Pre-school settings.
This literature review was commissioned to inform the development of a national strategy for the provision and use of ICT in pre-school education in collaboration with the Scottish Executive Education Department. The review was first published in 2002 by Learning and Teaching Scotland.
TDA conference - Creativity in Mathematics and Science: Recruitment and Programme Development throug
The TDA held two one-day workshops titled Creativity in Maths and Science, aimed at all ITT providers running maths and science courses. The purpose was to explore developments in partnerships that support increased quality and capacity in science and mathematics.
Individual Teacher Training: A systematic map into approaches to making initial teacher training fle
This review is concerned with the research literature on school-based initial teacher training and how it can be made flexible and responsive to trainees’ individual needs. It was commissioned by the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordination Centre (EPPI-Centre) against the backdrop of a growing number of non-traditional routes into teaching and an agenda of widening access in addition to the more traditional routes. In view of the diversity of options available there is a
The Impact of ICT in schools – a landscape review
This report aims to provide an exhaustive review of recent literature on the impact of ICT in schools, to draw up the key points made in the literature, and to make recommendations for further research The review looks at the impact of ICT under three broad headings: • Provision and access • Learning and teaching • Communication within school and the wider community
Curriculum, Learning and Effective Pedagogy: A Literature Review in Science Education
This is a detailed literature review from New Zealand on effective pedagogy for science in primary and secondary schools. Summaries of findings are clearly given for students, teachers, teacher educators and policy makers. The authors show how task design and different groupings impact on learning and the need for pupils and teachers to be clear about the purposes of the tasks. Learners who are enabled to think about and work with their ideas become better learners of science and have a positive
Modality Matching and other Myths: Learning styles and pedagogy in post-16 learning
This influential report by the Learning and Skills Research Centre undertaken in 2005 critically reviews the literature on learning styles and examines in detail 13 of the most influential models. The report concludes that it matters fundamentally which instrument is chosen. The implications for teaching and learning in post-16 learning were reported as being serious and of concern to learners, teachers and trainers, managers, researchers and inspectors. The report was aimed at post 16 education
New Zealand Ministry of Education - Teacher Status Project: Stage 1 Research
This is an initial literature review for a project on Teacher Status, prepared for the New Zealand Ministry of Education and the New Zealand Teachers Council by Marie Cameron.
Early Years Education - perspectives from a review of the international literature
This resource is an article from NFER's "Practical Research for Education" and focuses on the national review examining reforms for the education of 3-18 year olds in the UK. The review draws on international literature to concentrate on key issues and to critically review existing evidence.
Building thinking skills in thinking classrooms ACTS (Activating Children’s Thinking Skills) in No
This research briefing is of a project carried out as part of the Teaching and Learning Research Programme based at the Institute of Education, University of London. ACTS (Activating Children’s Thinking Skills) was used as the thinking framework. The project builds on a substantial earlier review of the research literature on developing thinking skills. Working with 134 teachers of 8-11 year old pupils in Northern Ireland schools, lessons were designed and taught to teach thinking skills inte
Inter-school collaboration: a literature review
This is a review of literature on collaborations between schools. It was undertaken by the National Foundation for Educational Research in Northern Ireland in relation to the promotion of interconnections between schools of different denominations. This relatively narrow remit is not reflected in the review itself; a wide ranging and valuable insight into school collaborations more generally.
Formative Assessment and Personalised Learning - Primary
This is a Teachers TV video, of 27 minutes duration developed by Bristol University’s Effective Lifelong Learning Inventory project (ELLI) in collaboration with Westbury Park Primary School. The school promotes an original and unique approach to personalised learning and formative assessment by using seven dimensions for effective teaching and learning: learning relationships, changing and learning, creativity, resilience, curiosity, meaning making and strategic awareness.
Teachers TV Mental Health Week
This week, 9 - 15 June, Teachers TV is focussing on some of the mental health issues teachers and pupils experience.
School effectiveness and equity: making connections
This report is a literature review by CFBT of published studies on school effectiveness research (SER) and school improvement research that have ‘contributed to our understanding of school performance and the main implications for school improvement’ (p.6)
Teachers TV Art Week
Teachers TV is celebrating the arts this week, 30 June - 8 July. Programmes displaying creativity in and outside of the classroom are featured, from music, to poetry, to paintings.
Literature at Key Stages 1 and 2
Materials from the Subject Resource Network for English (www.ite.org.uk) on Literature at Key Stages 1 and 2.
Effective Teaching of Inference Skills for Reading
This is a literature review written by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). The review focuses on four main questions: Are there different skills within inference?; How can pupils be best taught to use inference skills?; What strategies are most effective in teaching inference skills?; and What does progression in inference and deduction look like? The key finding of the report states that the "abili
Professional Cultures of Creativity and Care in Performative Primary Schools
This conference paper, presented at the European Conference on Educational Research in September 2008, discusses the findings of a study that focused on the introduction and impact of performative policies in primary schools and the current discourse on creativity. The research took place over two years and discusses whether the effects of such initiatives have had an adverse impact upon the professional cultures of the primary school.
Transforming Teacher Education: Redefined Professionals for 21st Century Schools
This report focuses on teacher education and was commissioned by ‘The International Alliance of Leading Education Institutes’, which is made up of nine leading institutions from around the world. The report suggests ways to improve the preparation and quality of teachers for the economic and social changes taking place in the world by pooling the experience of the institutes in the Alliance and examining the literature available.
ITE English - Literature at Key Stages 3 and 4
Materials from the Subject Resource Network for English on Literature in Key Stages 3 and 4. These web materials offer Initial Teacher Education (ITE) tutors ideas for working with student teachers on literature teaching at key stages 3 and 4.