Futurelab Literature Review in Mobile Technologies and Learning
This Futurelab Literature Review considers the potential of mobile technologies for education. Case studies are matched to different theories of learning, and key issues are identified.
Futurelab Literature Review in Thinking Skills, Technology and Learning
This Futurelab Literature Review evaluates the literature related to thinking skills and the role of technology. Controversies, key questions, the value of ICT and implications for practice are considered.
Futurelab Literature Review in Science Education and the Role of ICT: Promise, Problems and Future D
This Futurelab Literature Review of the role of ICT in secondary science focuses on the changing nature and purpose of science education and the transformative potential of ICT. The role of the teacher and teaching strategies are also considered.
EPPI-Centre Systematic Reviews
A summary of the EPPI-Centre systematic review of research literature protocol
Towards Extended Schools: A Literature Review
This DfES 2003 review of research and literature focuses on the development of extended schools within the UK, drawing also on international evidence. The remit was to portray the potential/actual impact of extended schooling on professional practice and pupil outcomes, as well as challenges to its development.
Futurelab Literature Review in Creativity, New Technologies and Learning (2002)
The review examines perspectives on creativity, summarises recent thinking, and includes examples of the supportive use of ICT. It highlights key questions concerning assessment and creativity.
How do teachers use research findings to improve their professional practice?
This DfES TRIPS resource is a brief seven-page digest of an article first published under the title, "The use of research to improve professional practice: a systematic review of the literature". The resource is of interest to any ITE tutor or mentor who wishes to reflect upon the relevance of research to practice, comprising details apposite to any consideration of what some ITE students perceive as a divide between theory and practice. The resource is significant because it asks students to th
Play Primary I am about to carry out a literature review on the benefits of play and more specifically why play is not as widely used in key stage 1 and 2. I have found plenty of research on applying play but less on why. I was wondering if you could help me broaden and specify my study. Thank you.
Self-esteem Happiness I am carrying out a literature review concerning children in KS2 relating to self-esteem and happiness. I am specifically looking for a report which was co-written by Jonathan Bradshaw. The report contains a league table listing which EU countries have the unhappiest children (With UK fourth from bottom). I have found newspaper reports linked to this but not the actual report which is what I need. Thank you.
This book is a very useful and welcome addition to the current proliferation of literature on the theme of personalisation. It acknowledges the challenges represented by both the defining of, and ultimate embedding into practice of, personalisation.
Health Social care
Health Social care Could you please recommend some literature for someone training to teach health and social care in a secondary school?
Writing Fantasy I am looking for information relating to children writing sci-fi/fantasy stories but cannot find much literature on it. I have found examples of each type of story and one book containing some really good ideas for lessons on writing sci-fi but am struggling to find any journals - have you any ideas? Thank you for your help.
Tests Thinking skills
Tests Thinking skills I am a year 3 student researching the teaching which occurs in classrooms during the run-up to SATs. For example, are we teaching to the test? use of higher order thinking skills, critical thinking, reasoning skills etc. I have found a lot of literature and research on the actual tests, but I haven't had any luck finding literature and research concerning the learning which occurrs during the run up to the tests, the effect that has on the curriculum etc. Can you suggest
Creativity Primary I'm in my 3rd year of teacher training, specialising in Key Stage 2, and for my independent study I am looking at creativity, focusing on whether a creative approach to the curriculum can enhance children's learning. I have found quite a few books on the topic, but am struggling to find any relevant journal articles. Please help, thank-you.
Reading schemes Attitudes
Reading schemes Attitudes I am about to embark on a research project in Key Stage One about the influence of reading schemes on children's attitudes and feelings towards reading and books in general. Part of my 4,000 word write-up will be about 1,200 words of literature which I will review. I have been searching Google Scholar and EBSCO for articles relating to reading schemes in particular, but do not seem to be able to find anything more relevant than discussions about the literacy hour and s
Teacher placement Collaboration
Teacher placement Collaboration I am interested in learning more about research into how trainee teachers collaborate with each other whilst on placement in different schools. It may be that some teacher educators have used a Virtual Learning Environment to facilitate this. Any suggestions? This is related to another question: how do we encourage creativity in our trainees? so maybe the question should be: what research is there into collaborative creativity amongst beginning teachers?
Information technology Creativity
Information technology Creativity I am writing around teachers developing their own ICT skills in order to use ICT to teach creatively and raise attainment. Can you make any suggestions? I have looked at BECTA. Can you suggest anything else?
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
Developing young children's creativity: What can we learn from research?
In this Topic (now PRE-Online) article, Caroline Sharp of the NFER considers evidence from research and theory as it applies to developing young children’s creativity. She explains how creativity is defined, and identifies the implications for staff working in early childhood settings. She also identifies some common myths about developing young children’s creativity.
Literature Review of E-assessment
This literature review of e-assessment from Futurelab, Bristol is a 50-page booklet review of research and authoritative publications that discusses aspects of e-assessment. It is divided into four sections dealing with: the role of assessment in pedagogy; policy (and political) issues related to assessment; currents developments illustrated with exemplar; and finally a more theoretical analysis of opportunities. An important element of the review is the glossary of terms and the bibliography. T