E-Learning Today for the Teachers of Tomorrow (2004)
Interim case studies outlining work done in TTA-funded projects in the use of e-learning to support teacher training.
Parental involvement in education (1997)
This case study used video to improve the learning interaction between parents and children in an early years setting, through better dialogue between practitioners and parents.
Improving teaching and learning with mentorship (1997)
This research looks at ways to improve teaching and learning through regular mentoring interviews between pupils and teachers.
HITT Unit 10: The Role of New Technology in the Teaching and Learning of History
A unit from the History ITE Subject Induction Pack on the role of new technology in the teaching and learning of History.
HITT Unit 9: Teaching and Learning
A unit from the History ITE Subject Induction Pack on teaching and learning.
(R&DA 2) Discussion skills: The relationship between college course and school practice
The TDA Research and Development Award examined learning to teach discussion. Investigating the practice of six primary trainees showed differences according to the subject specialisms examined (Geography and English)
Reasoning as a scientist: ways of helping children to use language to learn science
This DfES TRIPS digest is of a project reported in 2004. The pupils were actively taught ways of using language and skills for team work and to apply these skills in learning science.
(R&DA 16) Supporting Pupils' Learning: Developing the role and effectiveness of teacher support staf
A one year of a fully on-line degree programme for teaching and learning assistants in schools has effects on support staff’s roles and the quality of pupils' learning. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award
citizED Secondary Strand: Citizenship, Lifelong Learning and Assessment
An article from the Citizenship Initial Teacher Training Professional Resource Network (citizED) on Citizenship, Lifelong Learning and Assessment.
Futurelab Literature Review in Informal Learning with Technology Outside School
This Futurelab Literature Review considers the impact of technologies on children’s informal learning outside of school. The report highlights new thinking about learning in any setting and the possible impact.
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 Primary Science and ICT
This report summarises research in primary science and ICT, including a focus on scientific literacy and children’s learning. The contribution and potential of ICT in primary science is evaluated.
An evaluation of a high intensity saturation placement for primary postgraduate teacher education st
This TTA funded partnership project evaluates a “high intensity" five day placement. This provided opportunities for primary postgraduate students to strengthen links between their learning at school and college. In this way it was hoped that they would be able to combine theory and practice by working in a non-assessed, team teaching context. The ‘theory’ and ‘rationale’ was driven by the Government’s Primary Strategy ‘Excellence and Enjoyment’ with a focus on meeting individu
National Strategy - Learning and teaching in the primary years: Professional development resources
These six units and video are professional development resources on improving learning and teaching across the primary curriculum.
National Strategy - Preparing teachers new to Year 9 core subjects and ICT
This pack is designed to support teachers who are new to teaching Year 9 pupils in the core subjects and ICT, including GTP trainees. It focuses on how teachers can plan for effective teaching, enhance learning, promote engagement and raise pupil achievement in Year 9.
Strategy training in language learning - a systematic review of available research
The aims of this systematic review of research using the EPPI protocol were to identify and evaluate the primary research on strategy training for the first time, in order to comment on the strength of evidence about its effectiveness in the teaching and learning of languages
KS3 Modern Foreign Languages - Engaging the Class 1 & 2
These two programmes explore how Horbury School has tackled the attainment gap between boys and girls in modern foreign languages (MFL), which was running at twice the national average. By experimenting with single-sex, broad-ability setting in Years 8 and 9, they have been able to cater for what are perceived as the predominant gender-based learning styles for both girls and boys.
Home access to ICT
This DfES publication seeks to help parents and teachers make the most of all the learning and teaching possibilities that the internet provides. It also contains a list of further reading and useful websites.
DfES Practical Support Pack: Learning and Teaching Using ICT
This is an online collection of lesson plans, extension activities, pupils’ work, video case studies, multimedia resources, support materials and skills guidance, web links, and practical advice written by subject experts, to demonstrate ways in which ICT can be used to enhance learning and teaching. There are separate areas devoted to Primary literacy and mathematics, and to 12 Secondary subjects. Within these, the materials to teach particular topics have been organised into modules, which
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.