Students' experiences of ‘researching’ in different subjects
This resource appeared in November 2006 in Practical Research for Education, the NFER publication for teachers. It is a reprint of a 2005 article from a new Zealand Journal Research Information for Teachers. This study was carried out in New Zealand with Year 11, 12 and 13 students. The aim was to collect student views of their experiences of research (identifying, interpreting and analysing information on their own or in a group) in different subjects and different types of courses.
Assessing Quality in Applied and Practice-based Educational Research
This ‘Framework for Discussion’ originated from an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded project whose remit was to examine in a critical and informed fashion the different definitions of and approaches to applied and practice-based research. The authors seek to clarify the concepts and models currently employed in order to enable a review of recent governmental and other initiatives which recognise the value of applied and practice based research. The primary motivation is to a
Botanic Gardens as Environments for Learning
This is a report for teachers from a project looking at the educational opportunities offered by Botanic gardens. The work at King’s College London was funded by the National Science Foundation. The report provides background knowledge on why plants matter, on science concepts, on the roles of botanic gardens, on research on teaching about plants, and on types of visits and possible outcomes. Case studies show the variety of learning that pupils might gain from visits. The report ends with sug
Professor Jerry Wellington provides a commentary on a sample chapter on observation from 'Research Methods in Early Childhood Education' by Mukherji and Albon. This chapter provides a helpful introduction to the use of observation, its historical background, different types of observation and some of the problematic issues involved in doing it - such as recording, reporting and the avoidance of bias.
What is the Weather Song
This simple song and video poses the question "What is the Weather Today?". The song is sung two times accompanied by images of various types of weather. It is extremely short, but could be useful in an early childhood classroom as an introduction to discussing weather each day.
Water that falls from the sky is called precipitation. As one aspect of weather, precipitation such as rain or snow can affect your daily life. However, it is also a vital step in the water cycle, returning water from the atmosphere back to Earth's surface. In this video you will observe three different types of precipitation — rain, hail, and snow. Sound but no narration. Run time 01:00.
Student experiences of enterprise education
This report outlines data collected from students across a broad range of subject areas across all Faculties of Leeds Met University. This data was generated in response to a questionnaire designed to obtain information on students experiences of enterprise education
Virtual Maths - Shapes, Space and Measure, Theodolite Survey simulation
Simulation of using a thodolite to calculate the height of a building.
INTERROGATIVI SULLA PROFESSIONALITÀ DOCENTE
Gli insegnanti e il passato che non passa : la spiaggia dei non-miracolati - - I problemi di identità del docente - Luci e ombre della scuola e ombre della politica – Il problema irrisolto della professionalità: aggiornamento e formazione senza bussola, gli ostacoli alla "ricaduta" didattica – La libertà di insegnamento nel vissuto e l'autonomia come problema - L’autonomia didattica come fatto culturale - L'enigma di Laporta - Prolegomeni ad ogni forma futura di stato giuridico - L'iso
Going Further in Discussion Workshop 3
Since discussion is so central to the growth and development of a
literary community, this program also concentrates on this activity. The teachers talk about ways to recognize good discussion, adding personal anecdotes about ways in which they participate in or step out at various points in the discussion to help students go further in their
understandings of the text. The group also looks at different stimuli
they use to provoke and maintain good discussions in their class
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"Site Investigation" by C.R.I. Clayton, M.C. Matthews and N.E. Simons
Design and Manufacturing II, Spring 2003
Integration of design, engineering, and management disciplines and practices for analysis and design of manufacturing enterprises. Emphasis is on the physics and stochastic nature of manufacturing processes and systems, and their effects on quality, rate, cost, and flexibility. Topics include process physics and control, design for manufacturing, and manufacturing systems. Group project requires design and fabrication of parts using mass-production and assembly methods to produce a product in qu
Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science: Session 5. Variation, Adaptation, and Natural Selecti
What causes variation among a population of living things? How can variation in one generation influence the next generation? In this session, variation in a population will be examined as the raw material upon which natural selection acts.,A teacher reflects on how important it is to correctly simplify difficult concepts for young children. For this you need strong background knowledge. She has a Ph.D. in cellular biology. She says that teaching 6th graders is difficult because you have
4.6 Accretion power
The field of active galaxies is recognised as one of increasing importance. But how do we know there are different kinds of galaxy? What are active galaxies? How are they powered? This unit examines the different types of active galaxy and looks at the crucial role of the active galactic nucleus and the energy source at its heart.
Fundamentals of Program Evaluation
Fundamentals of Program Evaluation familiarizes students in different types of program evaluation, including needs assessment, formative research, process evaluation, monitoring of outputs and outcomes, impact assessment, and cost analysis. Students gain practical experience through a series of exercises involving the design of a conceptual framework, development of indicators, analysis of computerized service statistics, and development of an evaluation plan to measure impact. This course cover
Global Climates and Seasons. A Look at Temperature and Precipitation
Several factors affect a region's climate and the number and types of seasons it experiences. Here students explore colorful animations of annual changes in temperature and precipitation.
Utah For Sale
In this webquest we are going to pretend that the state of Utah is for sale. It is your job to inform potential buyers of the characteristics of the different types of environments they may want to purchase. You will be learning more about Utah's wetlands, forests, and deserts. Remember, you want to convince the class that your environment is the best place to live!
What About Weather?
What would happen if you woke up this morning thinking it was going to be an ordinary day, but you looked outside and the weather was going crazy. The clouds were changing quickly and causing rain, hail, snow, and sleet. Lightning was striking all around your house. The sun was shinning one minute and the next minute it was dark as if it was the middle of the night because of the dark clouds. Hurricanes and tornadoes were being seen in places that have never seen them before. What would you do a
Information and Communication Technology
This course traces the birth of information technology and briefly describes the concepts by linking it to the development of computers beginning with the first generation of computers. It introduces the learner to the basic working processes of a computer. It demonstrates how the memory and the processor coordinate activities based on instructions received from input devices or computer programs stored on the disk drive. This course discusses the different computer components and helps the lear