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I am carrying out research for my literature review into the impact of grouping/setting on children's emotional and social development.(KS1/2) The information I have found mainly relates to the impact of ability groups on academic achievement, and one further reference which mentions the impact they have on children's self-esteem (The Social World of Children's Learning; Pollard, 1996). I have also found some general information on the role of the school in the child's social and emotional devel
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The Government’s Response to the Roberts’ Report on Nurturing Creativity in Young People (2006) sets out the steps the government intends to take, through joint DCMS/DfES action. These two reports indicate substantial support for the creativity agenda and provide further evidence of a steady shift in government thinking towards more flexible and innovative approaches. However, they also beg significant questions about the nature and purpose of education.
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Creativity in Secondary Education
This book is one in a series intended to support trainee teachers in achieving QTS. It aims to help secondary trainee teachers to understand what creativity is through exploring current concepts of creativity, both within specialist subjects and within the National Curriculum. The book’s focus on secondary education means that it complements the wide range of current literature concerning creativity in primary education and in education in general. Throughout the book, trainee teachers are enc
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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.
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The Impact of Parental Involvement, Parental Support and Family Education on Pupil Achievement and A
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This is a report commissioned by Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK) which draws on the practice of programmes such as Increased Flexibility and 14-19 Pathfinders in order to focus on current and likely future developments in applied learning which will underpin the implementation of Diploma qualifications. The report includes a literature review as well as empirical data drawn from interviews with key stakeholders across the field, including senior managers and advisors. The report also includes a brie
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Six Case Studies of Mathematics Training in Higher Education, relating to Recommendation 10 of the W
The resource comprises six TDA commissioned case studies from the universities of Durham, Exeter, Hull, Liverpool John Moores, Reading and Sheffield Hallam. The case studies exemplify the training of primary practitioners in mathematics, with a specific focus on oral and mental mathematics as highlighted in recommendation 10 of the Williams Report.
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The Literature Review
Professor Jerry Wellington provides a commentary on a sample chapter on literature reviews from 'How to do your Research Project' by Gary Thomas. Everyone who undertakes a research project, however small and bounded by the context of one's own school or college, should take account of what has been done before. To jump straight into a study without embedding one's project in previous work is to be a kind of ‘jack in the box' in the research world. A similar analogy would be the folly of buildi
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War and Civilization Series Lecture 2: War and Poetry
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8.4 A Europe of the regions?
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8.3 The politics of devolution
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