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.
Supporting learning with ICT in pre school settings (INTERPLAY project)
This Teaching & Learning Research Briefing presents the findings of a two-year study based in the Institute of Education at the University of Stirling. As part of the Interplay project, funded by the ESRC, the aims were to ‘identify ways of enhancing young children’s experiences with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) through guided interaction with practitioners’. It explores how this can fit into the ‘pre-school culture of child-initiated learning through play’.
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
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
The Annual Report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Schools 2004/05: Personal, Social and Health
This is the final report on personal, social and health education (PSHE) in secondary schools, based on whole-school inspections and surveys by Her Majesty's Inspectors (HMI). It draws on data from Ofsted inspections from September 2003 to July 2005.
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.
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.
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.
Social software and learning. An Opening Education report from Futurelab
The paper is one in a series of publications from Futurelab with the generic title of “Opening Education”. The series as a whole is designed to complement their existing resources of research-based literature reviews and practical guidance materials. These papers are designed specifically to provoke debate and challenge thinking by bringing together examples of educational practice and research and draw on the fields of creative arts, media and technical innovation.
More Than Potato Prints - making the most of the arts in early years settings
This publication, which is available as both a downloadable web based resource and a printed booklet, is an Arts Council England publication comprising a series of case studies set in Sure Start Children’s Centres. The Sure Start initiative was set up by the Government in 1999 with the stated aim to establish a Sure Start Children’s Centre within every community by 2010. These Centres form part of a national 10 year childcare strategy and offer services and information for children under fiv
References Except for third part Building ICT Capability into the Science Initial Teacher Training Partnership at Birmingham and Beyo The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) website The Annual Report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills 'Friends matter' in school moves Evaluation of Making the Difference leaflets Aims and Values in Primary Education: national and international perspectives The EPPI review ‘What characterises effective teacher initiated teacher-pupil dialogue to promote NALDIC ITTSEAL: Professional module: Working with other adults to support bilingual learners NALDIC ITTSEAL: Supporting bilingual children in the early years
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
This is a brief guide to use the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), a database of 1.2 million references to journal articles and education-related materials based in the US. It addresses the following questions: What is it? Why is it useful? How can you use it?
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
This BBC news item relates to research findings, recently released by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), based on a study of 600 pupils and 80 parents in areas where access to highly esteemed secondary schools was limited. In the competition with others for secondary school places, it would appear that friendship may not be considered as significant.
This is an evaluation report of 12 leaflets entitled “Making the Difference”, a series of leaflets and web based materials produced by the Scottish Executive. These leaflets aim to help parents become more involved to greater effect in their child’s education. The report was commissioned by the Scottish Executive. The leaflets are based on the premise that "Children do better when parents are actively involved in supporting their child’s learning. Parents who encourage their child to l
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'.
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
A short professional development module for ITE providers, institutions and school based mentors which provides tutors with resources and suggestions for building student teachers’ professional attributes, skills and knowledge in order to work effectively to support the learning of bilingual pupils with colleagues in their particular contexts. The resource provides materials for a three hour session which can be used more flexibly in shorter time slots.
A resource for initial teacher educators, school based mentors and other practitioners to introduce student practitioners to the needs of young bilingual children in the early years. This collection presents an overview of the complexities involved, examines play as a vehicle for learning in general and especially for learning a new language, and highlights the critical role of monolingual and bilingual practitioners in young children’s additional language development.
Except for third part
Building ICT Capability into the Science Initial Teacher Training Partnership at Birmingham and Beyo
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) website
The Annual Report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills
'Friends matter' in school moves
Evaluation of Making the Difference leaflets
Aims and Values in Primary Education: national and international perspectives
The EPPI review ‘What characterises effective teacher initiated teacher-pupil dialogue to promote
NALDIC ITTSEAL: Professional module: Working with other adults to support bilingual learners
NALDIC ITTSEAL: Supporting bilingual children in the early years