Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series: Institute of Education, University of London
An e-learning report from the Institute of Education, University of London.
Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series: Billericay Educational Consortium
An e-learning report from the Billericay Educational Consortium.
Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series: Gateshead 3-7 SCITT
An e-learning report from Gateshead 3-7 SCITT
14-19 and Digital Technologies: A review of research and projects
This is a Futurelab review of research and projects that is readily and freely available as a PDF file and currently in print (12/06). It uses four cases studies to illustrate and inform its conclusions. It identifies that digital technologies has a broad and pervasive impact upon the 14-19 agenda through an approach that particularly concentrates upon learning theory including constructivist, cognitivist and socio approaches. The key findings, that have the most impact upon teacher training, ar
Personalised Learning and Pupil Voice: The East Sussex Project
This booklet is a 2006 report of Personalised Learning: The East Sussex project, funded jointly by the Centre for British Teachers (CfBT) and the DfES Innovation Unit.
Personalised Learning at GCSE: Whole School Issues
This Teachers TV programme looks at a number of strategies for personalising learning which one comprehensive school in London has put into place, particularly for Years 10 and 11, with apparent success.
Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series: Roehampton University: Creative Teaching Network
An e-learning report from Roehampton University
The impact of teacher-directed and child-directed pretend play on cognitive competence in kindergart
This is a research digest from the DfES Research Informed Practice Site (TRIPS) that deals with a project looking at the impact of pretend play on young children's cognitive development. The researchers find that both teacher-directed and child-directed play have positive effects and also argue for mixed age classes to enhance children's learning.
What role does communication play in co-operative learning?
This is a research digest from the DfES Research Informed Practice Site (TRIPS). The Australian project explored the impact of 'co-operative learning' on primary aged pupils. The study provides examples of communication and dialogue skills teachers can use to expand pupil learning.
The Effectiveness of Problem Based Learning in Promoting Evidence Based Practice (2000-03)
One of a series of research briefings available from the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) website, this briefing provides a summary of research investigating the effectiveness of Problem Based Learning (PBL). A pilot systematic review and meta-analysis of research was undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of PBL. The research was carried out by a team of academics, project managed by Dr Mark Newman, from the Social Science Research Unit at the Institute of Education.
Learning Skills and the Development of Learning Capabilities
This resource is a systematic review using the eppi protocol, which gathers together research evidence from a number of teaching approaches that aim to develop pupils’ learning capabilities. The authors’ intention is to show which of these provide evidence of improvement.
Primary Management: Creativity in Action
Subtitled ‘Helping teachers deliver creative learning’, this Teachers TV resource is a 15 minute video clip in which an ex HMI, a Creative Director from Creative Partnerships, a group of Primary school teachers and a QCA Programme Leader separately discuss their understanding of creativity and the help that is available from the QCA to support creative teaching and learning. It aims to provide a clear definition of creativity, and in particular ’new creativity’.
Resource Review – Primary Mathematics 1 – ICT Special
A Teachers TV programme lasting 13 min 41 sec which reviews three items of computer software designed to support the teaching and learning of primary mathematics. The software covered includes: Interactive Maths (ATM), Maths Circus Act 4 (4Mation) and Teaching Time (Primary Games)
ICT in Pre-School: A 'Benign Addition'?: A review of Literature on ICT in Pre-school settings.
This literature review was commissioned to inform the development of a national strategy for the provision and use of ICT in pre-school education in collaboration with the Scottish Executive Education Department. The review was first published in 2002 by Learning and Teaching Scotland.
2.2 Pressure in the atmosphere
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.
Language learning strategies across the curriculum: government policy and school practice
This is a paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2006. Forming part of a project funded by the Society for Educational Studies, it explores the impact of strategy instruction (SI) directed towards the transferability of learning strategies across English and French.
Using ‘Learning Study’ as a model of collaborative practice (R&DA 2: 8)
This project investigated whether the strategy of ‘Learning Study’ can be used as an effective model for collaborative practice within initial teacher training. The project was focused on teaching in the 11-19 age range of Business Education, Economics and Design and Technology however the critical points of the project lay not in the curriculum areas but in the exploration with trainees of a conceptualisation of learning. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award
Informality and formality in learning
This resource offers readers an extremely valuable opportunity to reflect upon notions of formal and informal learning. It is in the form of a report for the Learning and Skills Research Centre that seeks to challenge some common conceptions relating to distinctions between these two concepts.
Science Subject Knowledge for Trainee Primary Teachers - The delivery of multimedia content via a Vi
This project examined how a virtual learning environment could be used to enhance science subject knowledge for trainee primary teachers. Diagnostic quizzes, specially designed and created materials using still and moving images, and extra sessions were used successfully to enhance subject knowledge competence and confidence in ‘difficult concepts’ in science. These materials were used with primary PGCE trainees and are available for examination. Supported by a TDA Research and Developmen
A systematic review of the impact of citizenship education on student learning and achievement
Following a previous research review (Deakin Crick et al 2004) which took as its focus international evidence relating to the provision of citizenship in schools, this review is an in-depth synthesis of thirteen studies which address a range of types of citizenship education and learning processes. While explicitly aware of the complexities of the relationship between one subject and general measures of pupil progress, the authors clearly conclude that the research evidence demonstrates that Cit