Geography settlements I am writing my first assignment on producing an integrated plan for the effective teaching of settlements (key stage 3 year 7). I want to focus on teaching and learning objectives, strategies for meeting the needs of individual pupils, assessment and cross-curricular teaching of numercy and literacy. Do you have any links to papers which might help me with this assignment?
Physical education I am researching different theories of learning, and different teaching styles in PE in the primary school and would like to know about any journals or articles that there are on this topic please.
Design and technology
Design and technology Can you help? I have to write a personal rationale that sets out a coherent philosophy for the learning and teaching of design and technology (textiles and food) in the secondary school. I must refer to the work of prominent and recent D&T (food and textiles) educators and practitioners, and was hoping you could recommend a good place to start.
School Home environment
School Home environment I am currently researching the question area of "To what extent are children's dispositions and attitudes to learning affected by the school and home environments?" I have found a some information on how school affects this but would also like to find out some more. Additionally, i have found very little information on how home affects dispositions. I was wondering whether you could help me? I have been using the British Education Index. The age range for this research i
Science Communication I am researching the importance and use of language and communication in primary science. My main question is: does communication in science go beyond words and why is language and communication important to the teaching and learning of science? I would be grateful if you could point out some useful sources to help me answer this question.
A Values-based Approach to Teacher Education (2005 – 2007)
This is a website resource promoting and enabling access to an ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) funded project at the University of Ulster. The project is part of the ESRC’s TLRP (Teaching and Learning Research Programme).
Gymnastics Primary I am a year 3 student doing a research project in Physical Education for primary age children, on teaching styles in gymnastics. I was wondering if you could help with this. I havent really looked at much research as of yet as I've only just started. The question is 'How do teaching styles in gymnastics affect children learning?'
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.
Pupil Grouping Strategies and Practices at Key Stage 2 and 3: Case Studies of 24 Schools in England
This DfES report is the long-awaited “independent research into current best practice” referred to in the White Paper, Higher Standards, Better Schools for All, which was to be published at the start of 2006. It comprises 24 case studies of 12 primary and 12 secondary schools from across the country. The findings echo those of previous research with regard to setting, although they suggest positive ways forward through flexible ‘within-class’ grouping according to varying criteria (e.g.
Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series: Titan Partnership Report
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Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series: Development of an e-learning community for Chiltern
TDA funded Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series Projects: Report from Chiltern Training Group (CTG)
Physical education Primary
I am a year three student, specialising in (KS2) PE and am researching the effect of different teaching styles on pupils' learning. I have read Mosston and Ashworth's work and also a few journal articles. However, I was wondering if you could find some research into learning styles in primary PE lessons.
Mixed years I am a Scitt student doing a child study. I am interested in how mixed year classes affect children's learning, specifically Key Stage 2 year 3/4.
Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series: Enhancing Science through ICT in the Primary School
TDA funded Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series Projects: Report from Brunel University
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?
English as an additional language
Can you find examples of the use of children's first language (EAL) in the mainstream subject classroom for teaching and learning from KS1 to KS4? I might add that I am aware of DfES/National Strategies documents/policies on this. I am looking for actual examples perhaps from local authority projects, HE action research projects – with evidence of effectiveness, etc.
Science Mixed ability
Science Mixed ability I have a Key Stage 3 (year7) science class, which is mixed ability. Is their any research on the effects of such a diverse mix of abilities in science lessons and achievement and behaviour? Also any information on how grouping affects their learning in science would be helpful.
Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series: MLE (Mediated Learning Environments) in Partnership
TDA Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series Project Report from Nottingham Trent University
ESD briefing Document: Chapter 2: Teaching and Learning in ESD
Education for Sustainable Development briefing Document: Chapter 2: Teaching and Learning in ESD