TDA Standards case study: Exemplifying QTS standard Q17
A case study charting the experiences of a trainee on a secondary PGCE programme in geography, including the ways in which the provider tailored provision to develop the trainee’s understanding of the use of ICT to support teaching and learning.
Report on Learning and Technology World Forum
The first ever Learning and Technology World Forum, 12-14 January 2009, was organised by Becta (the UK government's lead agency on supporting technology in education) on behalf of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) and the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF).
Enhancing the communication learning environment of an early years unit
This research paper, presented at BERA 2001, reports on an action research project in which a group of teachers, nursery nurses and teaching assistants worked with an Open University consultant, Melanie Nind, to improve the language and communication provision in an early years unit. The project took an inclusive approach, rather than starting with a deficit model, through which the learning environment was enriched for all children. The development and evaluation of changes was guided by the co
NALDIC ITTSEAL: Making Maths curriculum more accessible: Strategies for children learning EAL
There are certain activities especially those relating to vocabulary associated with abstract concepts (e.g. problem solving) that some pupils learning EAL find challenging. We also know that all children develop their mathematical skills more when involved in inclusive collaborative activities, especially those that invite active participation. The key aim in this short guidance is to explore the role of children’s first languages in developing their understanding of abstract mathematical con
The National College of School Leadership (NCSL)
The National College of School Leadership (NCSL) was launched in 2000 and aims to "to make a difference to children's lives through excellent school leadership". It is based at a purpose built learning and conference centre in Nottingham. The College is funded by the government and its work is informed by four key goals.
Survey of Musical Futures
Musical Futures was a three year project, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, which explored different ways in which informal learning practices and pedagogies could be applied within music education. The project built on the work on Professor Lucy Green in her recent publications (Green 2001, 2008). This survey establishes analyses the impact of the project across secondary schools from teachers’ and pupils’ perspectives. The survey provides an informative insight into the success and fai
TDA E-Learning Grant Reports Round Two: Cornwall SCITT
This is a report for a TDA funded project, based at the Cornwall SCITT, focusing on the development and impact of e-learning on ITE provision. This project focused on enhancing the routine use of school-centred ICT learning tools.
Learn French - L'école (School)
Learn French by learning the words associated with a school setting. Although many students of French will understand this video this video would be better served if the words and the translation appeared on the screen. A French teacher could stop the video at key points and ask what is being said. For beginning to intermediate learners.
Teachers TV Creativity Week
During the week commencing 11 May, Teachers TV has a week of programmes celebrating creativity in schools in all its forms, from teaching and learning of the expressive arts to creative approaches to a range of subjects and whole school issues.
Assessment for Learning: 10 principles
This leaflet/poster, produced by the Assessment Reform Group (ARG) in 2002, summarises the key features which have resulted from extensive research into Assessment for Learning (AfL). It outlines ten principles towards changing assessment practice in the classroom, whilst at the same time maintaining the quality of learning experiences.
TDA Standards case study: Teaching Science Outdoors
A case study charting the experiences of trainees on a secondary PGCE programme in science, including the ways in which the provider tailored provision to support trainees in identifying and implementing opportunities for out-of-school learning.
Teachers TV: Engaging the Disengaged
Teachers TV has a two-week season, starting 18 May, exploring young people's disengagement from compulsory education and how schools are coming up with creative and innovative solutions to the problem. Disengagement can manifest itself in behavioural problems, non-attendance or a failure to engage in lessons and learning in general. Scheduled programmes examine many of the factors that can contribute to young people's disengagement, as well as potential solutions.
NALDIC: EAL and ICT vodcasts
In a new initiative, NALDIC has commissioned a series of vodcasts which demonstrate how teachers can use ICT to support the learning and teaching of EAL. Each week a new vodcast is released in the series and hosted on NALDIC’s YouTube channel with links on the NALDIC website The first vodcast outlines the topics to come in the series which are: 1. Using Google Earth to support new arrivals 2. Digital storytelling Part 1 3. Digital Story telling Part 2 4. Sourcing and making multilingual ta
Influences and leverages on low levels of attainment: a review of literature and policy initiatives
This report from the Centre for Research on the Wider Benefits of Learning (WBL), based at the Institute of Education, London, is a review of a wide range of literature and policy initiatives considering the influences and leverages on low attainment in schools. In the context of this report a leverage is an initiative, intervention or strategy which seeks to tackle low attainment. It looks at the influence on progression and attainment in early and mid childhood, adolescence and early adulthoo
TDA E-Learning Grant Reports Round Two: University of Winchester: Videoconferencing
This is a report for a TDA funded project focusing on the development and impact of e-learning on ITE provision. This project was based at the University of Winchester and focused on the use of videoconferencing in supporting teacher education and training. This extensive report provides an account of how videoconferencing was undertaken.
Teachers TV Making Learning Fun Week
As the end of the school year approaches, Teachers TV has a week of programmes (w/c 06 July) providing fun ideas to make learning enjoyable and rewarding – including ideas for lessons, outdoor learning, school clubs and whole-school projects.
TDA E-Learning Grant Reports Round Two: Billericay Educational Consortium
This is a report for a TDA funded project focusing on the development and impact of e-learning on ITE provision. Based at the Billericay Educational Consortium, it focused on the development of an e-learning platform to replace paper based information and assessment systems.
The changing landscape of languages
This is a report on the state of modern languages teaching and learning in England and Wales. It has been synthesised from a number of sources, including Ofsted departmental and school inspections between 2004 and 2007, existing published reports and other specifically focused interviews either by visit or telephone. It examines the strengths and weaknesses across all sectors, reporting on findings from primary and secondary schools, initial teacher education and adult education. In Part A, it r
Innovation - Interlinked Learning at Frogwell Primary School
This is a 15 minute Teachers TV video clip demonstrating “how interlinked learning can be brought to life”. Set in Year 1 and Year 3 classes, it illustrates how teachers can plan and resource the curriculum to bring together different areas under a general theme. One class are shown engaged in underwater exploration, the other in space travel. In both settings, the teachers have worked to transform the classrooms into stimulating environments that reflect the theme and immerse the children i
Neuroscience and Education: What can brain science contribute to teaching and learning?
This PRE-Online resource is an article based on a review of the literature on brain-based learning research undertaken by the Scottish Centre for Research in Education (SCRE) at the University of Glasgow. It was commissioned by the Education Department of the Scottish Executive in 2004, and published in 2005. It gives a brief overview of the different disciplines involved in what Prof. Susan Greenfield has called ‘the new science of learning’ and discusses how they inter-relate. The article