Developing Conceptual Frameworks for Creativity, ICT Capability and Professional Knowledge in Primar
This second round R&DA project investigated how an enriched idea of creativity might be developed by beginning teachers. The project used digital video media resources and asked participants to explore and use these resources in an open ended way amongst themselves and also with pupils. Beginning teachers’ reflections on creativity and creative teaching were subsequently collected.
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.
ITT MFL: Literature and reading
This is a sub-topic of 'Course development' on the ITT MFL website, which provides on-line support for teacher education in modern foreign languages.
Thinking skills in the early years: A literature review
The focus of this resource concerns the thinking skills specific to the early years of schooling.. The resource reports on the answers to three research questions and 1. Explores the pedagogical approaches currently used to develop generic thinking skills for three to seven year old children; 2. Identifies the demonstrable generic thinking skills of three to seven year old children; 3. Examines the relationship between the thinking capacities of young children and the pedagogical approache
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
A systematic literature review on the perceptions of ways in which support staff work to support pup
This is a systematic review of research using the EPPI protocols and relating to perceptions of the ways in which support staff contribute to pupils’ social and academic engagement in primary classrooms in the United Kingdom. It found that teaching assistants play an increasingly important pedagogic role in schools, under the guidance of teachers and head teachers and that, in their direct interactions with pupils, they make significant contributions and decisions. The report summary identifie
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.
EBEA: Creativity in teaching business studies
A unit from the Economics, Business and Enterprise Association (EBEA) ITE Subject Resource Network which explores the importance and role of creativity in teaching business studies.
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.
Working with Adults: A systematic literature review on how training and professional development act
This resource is the report from a study conducted by the Working with adults Review Group, for the EPPI-centre (part of the Social Science Research Unit at the Institute of Education, London). The study investigated the international research literature published between 1988 and 2006 from studies concerning the training and professional development of teaching assistants (TAs). The aim was to provide an overview of current training and professional development of TAs for policymakers, teachers
Systematic review of the effectiveness of interventions to promote mental wellbeing in primary schoo
This report is a systematic review of the published literature on the effectiveness of school based interventions that aim to promote mental wellbeing amongst children in primary education and that both take a universal approach and are primarily focussed on the prevention of violence or bullying.
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.
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.
The Impact of Parental Involvement, Parental Support and Family Education on Pupil Achievement and A
This resource is a literature review of a wide range of reliable research evidence relating to the relationship between parenting/parents’ involvement in schools and pupil engagement and achievement. The review investigated the impact of support provided for parents, learning in the family context and parents’ level of education. The authors identified two key areas addressed by the research: how and why parents get involved with their children’s education in a spontaneous way and evaluati
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.
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.
Teachers TV Creativity Week
During the week commencing 11 May, Teachers TV has a week of programmes celebrating creativity in schools in all its forms, from teaching and learning of the expressive arts to creative approaches to a range of subjects and whole school issues.
A Systematic Review of the Research Literature on the Use of Phonics in the Teaching of Reading and
This is a systematic review of experimental research on the use of phonics instruction in the teaching of reading and spelling commissioned by the Department for Education and Skills. It is based on evidence from randomised control trials, only one of which was UK based. The children studied were mostly between five and seven years of age and all studies were concerned with the initial teaching of reading and in some cases, spelling.
TDA Standards case study: Planning for Creativity in the Curriculum of Initial Teacher Education Pro
A case study charting the experiences of trainees on initial teacher training programmes, including the ways in which the provider tailored provision to support trainees in developing creative lesson planning skills.
Independent Learning: Literature Review
This literature review explores definitions, models and key aspects of independent learning in order to consider its impact upon pupils. It also considers what schools, teachers and policy makers can do to promote independent learning. The review is based upon UK and international literature.