Contemplative Dimensions of Human Experience
In a mind-stretching talk covering the history of the planet, development of higher-order consciousness, and East-West religious practices, Trappist monk Thomas Keating claims that humanity is poised to take its next evolutionary step, to the “furthest levels of human understanding.”

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Reporter’s Notebook: The U.S. in Iraq
As viewed through the eyes of two well-informed journalists and an experienced Middle East diplomat, the U.S. invasion of Iraq demonstrated a unique combination of arrogance and ignorance, and the “reconstruction” period appears a fiasco with no end in sight. Here’s a sampling of panelists’ disturbing insights and an
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Institutional Perspectives on Storage
European archivists grapple with the legal obligations, civic responsibilities and future prospects of their collections, which, thanks to the Internet and other new technologies, are increasingly awash in image and sound. As William Urichhio notes, “tradition-bound institutions know what we should be gathering: feat
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Noun Music Video
Here is a video of a  2nd grade class singing a noun Song.  The lyrics define a noun and show words and images of nouns in the slide show. 


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How is Music Learning Celebrated and Developed?
This review has been written by Professor Welch and Pauline Adams, two eminent music educationalists from the Institute of Education, University of London. It is a thorough review of a number of important challenges facing music education in the 21st century, and a useful summary of related national and international research evidence. It will be a useful source of information for those undertaking a period of initial teacher training or for those commencing a piece of music education research.
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Assessment SATs
Assessment SATs I am completing a study on SATs. I am concentrating on what TGAT intended, how these first thoughts have changed and how SATs are completed now. I have found some articles written by Paul Black but am finding it difficult to find articles written by other authors. I am concentrating on Year 2 and Year 6 SATs, however a tutor said that Year 2 SATs have now been abolished, I cannot find any evidence that this is correct.
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Sound Vibration
Sound Vibration Hi, I am a year three Primary education student and am trying to put together a science presentation for sound for a year 1 (Key stage 1). I am particularly interested in research which outlines how to teach this concept to Key stage 1 pupils to improve childrens perception's of how sound is created with particular reference to 'vibrations'. I have looked at the Primary SPACE project (1990) which outlines children's misconceptions of sound. However, as I want to incorporate the
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14-19 Education and Training: A Commentary by the Teaching and Learning Research Programme May 2006
This commentary is the product of a major Economic and Social Research Council funded project within the United Kingdom. It is the fourth in a series of TLRP commentaries and it aims to set out a vision for the future development of teaching and learning between now and 2020. The scope of the study encompasses issues across post-compulsory, school, HE, voluntary and work based contexts and as such provides material relevant to all 14-19 teachers, trainers and policy makers. The commentary draws
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What Works in Parenting Support? A Review of the International Evidence
This is a review, completed in 2004, of the international evidence regarding the effectiveness of parenting support programmes, carried out by the Policy Research Unit on behalf of the DfES.
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Government Response to Paul Roberts’ Report on Nurturing Creativity in Young People
The Government’s Response to the Roberts’ Report on Nurturing Creativity in Young People (2006) sets out the steps the government intends to take, through joint DCMS/DfES action. These two reports indicate substantial support for the creativity agenda and provide further evidence of a steady shift in government thinking towards more flexible and innovative approaches. However, they also beg significant questions about the nature and purpose of education.
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Turning the Tables: Transforming School Food
This resource is the final report of the School Meals Review Panel, who are an expert panel involving representation from schools, school caterers, public health and environmental interests considered evidence about the state of school meals and made 35 recommendations for improvement, including a set of Standards for school meals to be fully implemented in all schools by 2009. In view of current concerns about school meals, the resource will be of interest to tutors, teachers and trainees.
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Hartley, T.C. (1998) The Foundations of European Community Law, Oxford, Oxford University Press, pp. 11–13.
Tempest, M. (2004) ‘EU leaders sign constitution’, Guardian, 29 October.
Wright, G. and Jeffrey, S. (2004) ‘Q&A: the European constitution’, Guardian, 26 March.

Building ICT Capability into the Science Initial Teacher Training Partnership at Birmingham and Beyo
This project attempted to develop pedagogy appropriate to computer modelling and explored computer based modelling in science teaching with beginning teachers. Science teachers and trainees in partnership with one training provider over three years used the modelling application VnR in science lessons. There was some evidence of pupil progress but the innovation did not survive well in schools. The possible reasons why the innovation was not incorporated into continuing practice are discussed
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The Annual Report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills
The Education and Inspections Act 2006, which established the new Ofsted, set out three overriding considerations for Ofsted 1) to promote improvement in the public services they inspect or regulate 2) to ensure that these services focus on the interests of the children, parents, adult learners and employers who use them 3) to see that these services are efficient and effective This is the first annual report undertaken within Ofsted's wider remit, and is intended to establish some form of b
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Aims and Values in Primary Education: national and international perspectives
The Primary Review published its most recent research surveys on 18th January 2008. These are interim reports, part of the thirty research surveys commissioned by the Review as evidence and drawn from more than 280 published sources. They ‘offer historical, contemporary and international perspectives on the question of what in a fast-changing and uncertain world the central aims of England's system of primary education should be, and by what values that system might be underpinned'.
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The EPPI review ‘What characterises effective teacher initiated teacher-pupil dialogue to promote
March 2008 has seen the publication of two important reports concerning mathematics education. ‘What characterises effective teacher initiated teacher-pupil dialogue to promote conceptual understanding in mathematics lessons in England in Key Stages 2 and 3', is an EPPI systematic review commissioned by the DCSF. ‘Foundations for Success' the Final Report of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel for the U.S. Department of Education is a report that was complied over approximately two yea
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Play and Learning in Early Education: New Evidence
On Wednesday 12th November an event was held in the Jubilee Room of the House of Commons organised by TACTYC (Training, Advancement and Co-operation in Teaching Young Children) and the Vicky Hurst Trust, and hosted by Annette Brook MP. The purpose was to share new evidence concerning play and early education, which, as the invitation stated, is "an important aspect of children's lives which must feature substantially in the development of policy and practice".
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The Impact of Parental Involvement, Parental Support and Family Education on Pupil Achievement and A
This resource is a literature review of a wide range of reliable research evidence relating to the relationship between parenting/parents’ involvement in schools and pupil engagement and achievement. The review investigated the impact of support provided for parents, learning in the family context and parents’ level of education. The authors identified two key areas addressed by the research: how and why parents get involved with their children’s education in a spontaneous way and evaluati
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Mathematics: understanding the score
Using evidence from inspections of mathematics from April 2005 to December 2007 in 192 schools in England (84 primary and 108 secondary), Ofsted have produced this Report which summarises findings and discusses issues it considers relevant. The Williams Review of primary and early years mathematics published in June 2008 was informed by the inspection evidence discussed in this Report. It is likely that this Report also influenced the Rose Review of the Primary Curriculum (December 2008). Cas
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Launch of 'Evidence Matters: Towards informed professionalism in education'
This report, by Andrew Morris, was launched at an event in Reading Town Hall on 12 March 2009. Arguing that the ways in which knowledge about educational practice is produced and put to good use is of utmost importance, it outlines the need for evidence in education, where it comes from and how it is used. It also puts forward a compelling case for an "evidence friendly world" and highlights the changes needed to achieve this. Alongside eep (the educational evidence portal), the TTRB is included
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