Excellence in Cities: Learning Mentor Strand – Survey Findings
This DfES publication is part of the Excellence in Cities Evaluation and it focuses on the introduction of Learning Mentors into Secondary schools, by looking at the experiences of teachers and pupils.
Home-School Knowledge Exchange and Transformation in Primary Education (2001 - 2004)
This is a website resource which is intended to provide access to a project based at the University of Bristol. The project is part of the ESRC’s TLRP (Teaching and Learning Research Programme). The project sought to enhance children’s learning in literacy and numeracy and to facilitate transfer between primary and secondary school through improving knowledge exchange between the home and school.
Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series: SCITT in Outstanding Primary Schools: ITT Enhanceme
E-learning report for the "Outstanding Primary Schools" SCITT with the School of Education, University of Nottingham
The motivational effect of ICT on pupils
The motivational effect of ICT on pupils reports upon the recent research relating to motivational effects upon learning, and the related teaching strategies. A sample of 17 schools and PRUs from across England were surveyed. The review, commissioned by the DfES, includes diverse aspects of ICT including pupils’ engagement, independence and behaviour. It covers issues relating to gender, out-of-school activities and teacher expectations. It provides a wealth of information to support trainee t
Geography in schools
A recently published Ofsted report evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Geography teaching and learning in schools has attracted a lot of media attention.
Introduction to Exponents
This video goes through the vocabulary in exponents and how it is said. This video shows the difference between 5 x 2 and 5 raised to the second power. They show many different examples. Then they show how to write the exponent problem as a word statement. They also discuss a number raised to the zero power. It is introduced by looking at the pattern of numbers. They show that any number, except 0, raised to the zero power is equal to one. Then they go to more complicated problems where two numb
Teaching Outside the Classroom
Creative Partnerships is working with CapeUK, the Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto partnership, MLA and the TDA to develop a Teaching Outside the Classroom programme. This will offer advice and guidance for settings who want to work with Initial Teacher Training providers and offer high quality placements to trainee teachers in settings other than schools.
Multiplication with Negative Numbers
This video starts with a note that the student should watch the video on absolute numbers. The meaning of multiplication is reviewed, it is repeated addtion. Using a number line they explain how positive and negative numbers impact the equation. 3 x 1 = 1 + 1 + 1 = 3, -1 x 3 = -1 + -1 + -3. They show it this way to show that a positive times a positive is always a positive and a negative times a positive will always be negative. By the commutative property then a positive times a negative is neg
Learn French - Les Endroits (Places)
Learn French by learning the names for French places. The images and words appear on the screen as they are being said. For beginning French learners.
Teaching English Language Learners Workshop 6
Changing classroom demographics call for a range or teaching strategies. In this session, literacy expert Robert Jiménez discusses strategies teachers can use to create a successful learning environment for all students, while supporting English language learners. Classroom examples illustrate the research.
Learning As Synaptic Change
This module presents researchers investigating the structural changes involved in learning. Research conducted at the Pasteur Institute in Paris shows that the learning process involves the formation of new brain connections and the elimination of others. Other researchers dispel the myth of brain loss in aging, present evidence of changes at the cellular level, and revi
Patricia—Grade 1 Patricia, a first-grade teacher, wants to increase her students' role in their learning.
Patricia, a first-grade teacher, wants to increase her students' role in their learning.
Ingrid—Grade 1 Ingrid, a first-grade teacher, works with students' ideas while focusing on specific learning goals.
Ingrid, a first-grade teacher, works with students' ideas while focusing on specific learning goals.
Erien, Year One—Grade 5 Erien, a fifth-grade teacher in her first year, strives to include and manage class discussions in science learning.
Erien, a fifth-grade teacher in her first year, strives to include and manage class discussions in science learning.
Jeff—Grade 6 Jeff, a sixth-grade student teacher, is exploring problem-centered learning with his students.
Jeff, a sixth-grade student teacher, is exploring problem-centered learning with his students.
Teachers Working with Video to Improve Their Practice and Enhance Pupil Learning (March 2001)
A report on a study to show how videos of teachers' practice can promote and sustain the process of critical reflection to improve their practice and enhance pupil learning.
Workshop 1: The Many Faces of Learning
In this introductory workshop, you will meet the guest educators featured in the series and hear why they think it is important to continually examine the learning process. You will also have an opportunity to reflect on your own personal beliefs about learning and see clips of classrooms that will be presented in more detail in later workshops.
Workshop 4: Inquiry
Science Education Professor Hubert Dyasi discusses inquiry-based learning in science and explains why it is essential in all subjects. In this workshop, you will see several classrooms where inquiry learning is taking place and explore numerous strategies you can use in your own classroom.
Workshop 5: Idea-Making
Student idea-making in mathematics is the subject of this workshop. Professor Constance Kamii, who studied under Jean Piaget for 12 years, explains how you can adapt your teaching to help students construct their own mathematical ideas. You will see video of students engaged in “mind mathematics” articulate and defend their strategies to classmates, and you will cons
Workshop 6: The Mind's Intelligences
This workshop considers Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences and shows his theory being applied in a range of classrooms. As Gardner shares his thoughts on educational reform, you will learn how to create learning environments that support the full spectrum of students’ abilities.