1.5 How to take notes
To develop as an independent, confident learner you will need to learn the study skills involved in reading articles, taking notes and summarising the information that you have obtained from an article. The unit explores the use of the Web as a resource for keeping up to date, looking in particular at how to assess material available online.
Futurelab Literature Review in Thinking Skills, Technology and Learning
This Futurelab Literature Review evaluates the literature related to thinking skills and the role of technology. Controversies, key questions, the value of ICT and implications for practice are considered.
Fulfilling the Potential: Transforming teaching and learning through ICT in schools (2003)
This document from 2003 outlines the vision for the future direction of ICT in schools. The foreword from Charles Clark, then the Secretary of State, acknowledges progress to date, and explore the potential for further transformation. He declares a vision where schools are confidently, successfully and routinely exploiting ICT in all aspects of school life.
Shaping the Education Bill - Reaching for Consensus
Back Bench Response to the Education White Paper: this document was published on 14 December, 2005, by a number of Labour MPs, Peers and other leading Labour Party figures. It highlights their concerns regarding the 2005 Education White Paper, and puts forward a number of proposals.
Education for Sustainable Development: Briefing Document Contents Page (Preview)
ESD Briefing Document: Contents Page
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
DCSF 'In Your Area' website
The DCSF 'In Your Area' website provides interactive clickable maps leading to the presentation of the education data at Government Office Region, Local Authority, District, Parliamentary Constituency and Ward level.
Suggestions on how to make the best use of the resources on the TTRB
The attached word document is a resource for teacher educators to consider how to embed the TTRB within the working practices of their institution in order to enhance practice.
What the research says about using ICT in English
The resource (a pdf document) is a brief four-page report based on an analysis of current research about how primary and secondary teachers are using ICT in the English curriculum. It summarises the key findings and suggests resources for further reading.
The effects of an integrated, activity-based science curriculum on student achievement, science proc
This is a DfES digest from the Research Informed Practice Site (TRIPS) of a study, carried out in the United States which compared the science achievement, skills and attitudes of a large group of Year 7 students who were taught an integrated, activity-based (IS) curriculum with those of a control group taught in a traditional manner.
Literature Review in Languages, Technology and Learning
The report, published in 2002, provides a critical review of issues relating to technology in foreign language learning and teaching. It maps the relation of several learning theories to current practice and considers implications for policy, curriculum and materials design.
Widening access to educational change through teaching children how to reason together
This is a DfES TRIPS digest of a small scale research project originally published in "Westminster Studies in Education", 2004. It summarises the aims and methods of the research and provides an outline of teaching strategies and the implications of the research in terms of developing language skills and promoting social inclusion.
The effects of co-operative learning on junior high school students during small group learning
This is a DfES (TRIPS) digest of an article about an Australian study of fourteen year old students working in groups on problem-solving activities in mathematics. Students worked in either structured groups where they were taught how to communicate and co-operate or unstructured groups without such instruction. It suggests that the benefits of teaching such skills apply to both learning and the development of social skills.
Ofsted subject conference report 2004/5: history
This document is a report of a conference convened by Ofsted to gather the views of a range of delegates on the effectiveness of the current history curriculum in schools and their thoughts on how the curriculum might be improved.
General Teaching Council for England (GTC) release 2006 survey of the views and experiences of the t
The General Teaching Council for England (GTC) has published its latest survey of the views and experiences of the teaching profession. The findings are used to inform the GTC’s policy and the advice which they give to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills.
Models of research impact: a cross-sector review of literature and practice
This national study forms part of the series, Building Effective Research, edited by Andrew Murray and published by the Learning and Skills Research Centre (LSRC). This was commissioned as part of its strategy to enhance the impact of research within the post-16 (or learning and skills) sector, and was conducted by the LSRC plus a consortium of three universities: Leeds Metropolitan, St Andrew’s and Queen Mary’s, London.
1.1.2 Key Resources
This unit will help you to identify and use information in Science and Nature, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of organis
Should we be using learning styles? What research has to say to practice
Learning style instruments are widely used, particularly in Further Education, but are they reliable and valid? Do they have an impact on pedagogy? This research review from the Learning and Skills Reasearch Centre examines 13 models of learning style and concludes that it matters fundamentally which model is chosen. Positive recommendations are made for students, teachers and trainers, managers, researchers and inspectors.
ESD Briefing Document: Chapter Three: Non Governmental Organisations: Development Education Associat
Education for Sustainable Development Briefing Document: Chapter Three: Non Governmental Organisations: Development Education Association
ESD Briefing Document: References
Education for Sustainable Development Briefing Document: References