Evaluation of Making the Difference leaflets
This is an evaluation report of 12 leaflets entitled “Making the Difference”, a series of leaflets and web based materials produced by the Scottish Executive. These leaflets aim to help parents become more involved to greater effect in their child’s education. The report was commissioned by the Scottish Executive. The leaflets are based on the premise that "Children do better when parents are actively involved in supporting their child’s learning. Parents who encourage their child to l
NALDIC ITTSEAL: KS1/2 English The Multilingual Classroom
This resource from the National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum (NALDIC) ITTSEAL features session notes for ITE educators to accompany the Teachers TV programme KS1/2 English The Multilingual Classroom. The programme shows teachers using a range of classroom techniques to teach the curriculum to EAL learners from Y2-Y6. Teaching strategies useful for pupils learning EAL include teacher modelling of oral and written English, peer modelling and the use of key visuals. Sessi
NALDIC ITTSEAL: Managing EAL Secondary - Plotting Progress
This National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum (NALDIC) ITTSEAL resource features session notes for ITE educators to accompany the Teachers TV programme Managing EAL Secondary - Plotting Progress. The programme shows a multilingual high school in Redbridge where 69% of pupils are learning EAL.
NALDIC ITTSEAL: Professional module: Working with other adults to support bilingual learners
A short professional development module for ITE providers, institutions and school based mentors which provides tutors with resources and suggestions for building student teachers’ professional attributes, skills and knowledge in order to work effectively to support the learning of bilingual pupils with colleagues in their particular contexts. The resource provides materials for a three hour session which can be used more flexibly in shorter time slots.
NALDIC ITTSEAL: Supporting bilingual children in the early years
A resource for initial teacher educators, school based mentors and other practitioners to introduce student practitioners to the needs of young bilingual children in the early years. This collection presents an overview of the complexities involved, examines play as a vehicle for learning in general and especially for learning a new language, and highlights the critical role of monolingual and bilingual practitioners in young children’s additional language development.
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
Challenge and change in further education: A Commentary by the Teaching and Learning Research Progra
This is a commentary focusing on a variety of research projects carried out within the Further Education (FE) sector. It is based on eighteen Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) investments in FE, and on the wide-ranging expertise of many well known practitioners and researchers.
TDA Standards case study: Promoting awareness of the opportunities for out-of-school learning
A case study charting the experiences of trainees on a secondary PGCE programme in information and communications technology, including the ways in which the provider tailored provision to promote awareness of the opportunities for out-of-school learning.
KS1/2 Maths - Making Maths Real
This 15 minute Teachers TV video clip shows the Headteacher and teachers at Weeke Primary School in Winchester, sharing their enthusiastic approach to the teaching of mathematics. The school was identified by Sir Peter Williams, when conducting his review of Primary Schools and Early Years Settings, as one that demonstrates good practice in mathematics learning and teaching. The video clip explores, through a series of short interviews with the Headteacher and class teachers in both Key Stages,
GTIP: Webquests in Geography
Extracts from a GA 'Theory into Practice' publication, which explores the relationship between ICT and pupil learning in geography. In particular it proposes the use of WebQuests as flexible, constructivist learning activities in the geography curriculum.
The Impact of ITE Partnerships on Teachers' Professional Learning and Development: A Selection of Ca
Following the results of an initial study into the impact of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) on schools, this follow up study focuses in more detail on the contribution of mentoring to the professional learning of teachers and the reciprocal learning and development benefits of working with trainee teachers. Findings from a qualitative interview study with people involved with ITE in a range of different roles are presented as ‘case stories’ of good practice.
TDA E-Learning Grant Reports Round Two: University of Winchester: E-Learning Platform
As part of the successful TDA bid the Faculty of Education at the University of Winchester extended the use of the e-learning platform to over one hundred and sixty students on final placement on the primary phase, four year undergraduate programme.
Excellence in Supporting Applied Learning
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
Getting Out of the Classroom - Outdoor Learning with Forest School
In a short 15 minute film, this Teachers TV programme demonstrates the impact of Forest School on a group of Reception and Year 1 children from Charlbury School Oxfordshire. We see children experiencing outdoor learning in wet and dry weather and hear their views of the activities. We also gain an understanding of how the activities have changed children, from the perspectives of both teachers and parents. Of the greatest benefit to trainee teachers and teachers, we hear how the featured teacher
This ITTE resource looks at the issue of personalisation in education in the context of ICT teaching. It looks at four key questions: 1. What is personalisation? The nature of educational provision for personalised learning and an introduction to the main issues. 2. What is a personalised curriculum? The curriculum as experienced by teachers and learners and some consideration of the content of the curriculum. 3. What is personalised learning? When and where personalised learning takes place
Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11): Influences on children's cognit
This a DCSF Research Brief which builds upon the original Effective and Pre-school Primary Project (EPPE) 3-11, which investigated children’s intellectual and social/behavioural development between the ages of 3-7 years (Sylva et al, 2004). The EPPE 3-11 extension follows up the sample to the end of primary school (age 11 years, the end of Key Stage 2). This Research Brief provides an overview of the latest findings. It reports on the long term impact of the Home Learning Environment (HLE) an
Planning for change: the impact of the new Key Stage 3 curriculum
This is an Ofsted report which evaluates the progress of the implementation of the new Key Stage 3 curriculum. The report draws on visits to 37 schools between May 2008 and March 2009. The new National Curriculum for Key Stage 3 came into effect for Year 7 pupils from September 2008, and carried with it a clear expectation that schools develop a more integrated approach to curriculum planning and delivery. The report suggests that the schools in the survey had made progress in introducing more v
The Open Movement and Libraries
"Openness" which has become a hallmark of the new Web has long been a mission in libraries. The philosophy of free and open access to information and technology has become a critical subject for information and technology leaders and practitioners. This course will explore the role and participation of library science and librarians in this movement. This course will give an overview of open-source technologies (such as content management systems and ILS programs) which are being used by librari
Trends in Research on Teaching and Learning in Schools: didactics meets classroom studies
The resource, a journal article, is an overview of patterns of research in school teaching and learning from the 1920s to the present day. The review is conducted by examining three strands that the author terms the ‘who' (i.e. the teachers and learners), the ‘how' (i.e. pedagogical methodologies), and the ‘what' (i.e. the content taught). For each of the strands, the author discusses the historical patterns of Nordic and Anglo-American research, and highlights what she regards as particul
10.2 Adding decibels
Whether you're a professional musician, play music with your friends on the weekends or just like to listen to CDs, music technology affects your life. In this unit, you will learn some of the basics of music technology, starting with what sound is, how it is created and how it travels.