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.
citizED Post-16 Strand: 16-19 Citizenship: A Literature And Information Review
An article from the Citizenship Initial Teacher Training Professional Resource Network (citizED) providing a literature and information review.
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.
Futurelab Literature Review in Games and Learning
The report reviews current research about the nature and characteristics of computer games, considers their relationship with learning inside and outside school, and explores their possible contribution to the design of school-based learning resources.
Literature Review in Languages, Technology and Learning
The report, published in 2002, provides a critical review of issues relating to technology in foreign language learning and teaching. It maps the relation of several learning theories to current practice and considers implications for policy, curriculum and materials design.
Models of research impact: a cross-sector review of literature and practice
This national study forms part of the series, Building Effective Research, edited by Andrew Murray and published by the Learning and Skills Research Centre (LSRC). This was commissioned as part of its strategy to enhance the impact of research within the post-16 (or learning and skills) sector, and was conducted by the LSRC plus a consortium of three universities: Leeds Metropolitan, St Andrew’s and Queen Mary’s, London.
Futures Forum on ICT and Creativity
This is a report on the forum which focused on the use of ICT as a resource for creativity in education.
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.
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?
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.
A review of the research literature on barriers to the uptake of ICT by teachers
The report is a review of a large number of research surveys on the actual and perceived barriers to the uptake of ICT by teachers, undertaken by Becta.
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
Designing Technologies to Support Creativity and Collaboration: A Handbook from Futurelab 2004
The report summarises two prototypes developed in partnership with Futurelab: Virtual Puppeteers with squidsoup (a digital arts company) and MediaStage with Immersive Education (an educational software company). The two prototypes were designed specifically to support collaborative approaches to creative story-telling and to explore the potential of rich multimodal (sound, image, movement, colour, text etc) environments within children’s creative practices.
Government Response to Paul Roberts’ Report on Nurturing Creativity in Young People
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.
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.
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
Feeling the Strain: An overview of the literature on teachers’ stress
‘Feeling the Strain’ is a review of published literature on stress in teaching, its impact, and its comparison with other professions.