An employment-based route into teaching 2004/05
This is a report compiled by the office for standards in education (Ofsted) into employment-based routes into teaching for 2004/05. It is an overview, from an Ofsted perspective, of the second year of inspections of the designated recommending bodies (DRBs) for the graduate teacher programme (GTP).
A systematic review of the effects of context-based and Science-Technology-Society (STS) approaches
A systematic review that adopts EPPI protocols and focuses on the critical analysis of 61 identified research reports, this review summarises the available research into the effects of context-based approaches which purport to promote links between science, technology and society (STS) in the teaching of secondary science.
A systematic review of the nature of small-group discussions aimed at improving students’ understa
The third of three reviews focusing on aspects of small-group discussion work in science lessons; this systematic review, adopting EPPI protocols, focused on the impact of small group discussion on students’ understanding of evidence in science.
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A Values-based Approach to Teacher Education (2005 – 2007)
This is a website resource promoting and enabling access to an ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) funded project at the University of Ulster. The project is part of the ESRC’s TLRP (Teaching and Learning Research Programme).
ESD Briefing Document: Chapter Two: ESD As Subject Based Or Integrated Curriculum
Education for Sustainable Development: Briefing Document: Chapter 2: ESD As Subject Based Or Integrated Curriculum
The role of the Initial Teacher Training Coordinator in the school based element of partnership. To
Paper presented at the Association of Teacher Education Europe conference in Slovenia 2006.
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.
Peer Effects and Pupil Attainment: Evidence from Secondary School Transition
The research reported upon in this resource takes as its starting point the commonly held perception that the background and abilities of a child’s school friends are an important influence on his or her achievements at school. This issue is examined within the context of secondary school transition.
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.
Evidence of depth and subtlety in the representations of science in primary teachers’ practice
This paper shows how primary teachers’ views about the nature of science relate to their classroom practice. The author argues that such views form part of the hidden curriculum, which can frame the way that children view science. He identifies six factors that describe the variance in teachers’ responses to views about the nature of science. Five teacher case studies show the richness of primary teachers’ representations and of their thinking in the classroom, and the interactions of thes
Teaching argumentative non-fiction writing to 7-14 year olds: A systematic review of the evidence of
A systematic review of studies, based largely in North America, identifying features of the conditions for successful practice and specific strategies that have contributed to successful practice in teaching and learning about argumentative writing with 7-14 year olds.
How can video web-cam technologies be used to promote the development of evidence-based practice by
This project explored the potential of webcam recordings to enhance professional development and mentoring of trainees’ classroom practice. The report provides detail on the practicalities of implementing two systems (Ondev and Gemin-i Observation Tool GOTv2) and findings are reported in four areas: Technical, Legal, Ethical and Educational. When classroom web-cam recordings were made trainees found these valuable as a tool for reviewing their practice. Recordings helped trainees and mentors
Exploring the evidence base for integrated children’s services
This is a document produced by the Scottish Executive which considers a number of published reports relating to the evaluation of integrated children’s services, and highlights emerging issues.
Gender and education: the evidence on pupils in England
Described as a ‘topic paper’, this 2007 document draws together a range of evidence on gender differences of pupils from the Reception Year to the Sixth Form, including current statistics, international performance data, as well as research reports.
What do specialists do in CPD programmes for which there is evidence of positive outcomes for pupils
EPPI-Centre have released a review titled "What do specialists do in CPD programmes for which there is evidence of positive outcomes for pupils and teachers?" It investigates the role and work of specialists in CPD for which there is evidence of positive outcomes for pupils.
EBEA: Working with school-based colleagues
A unit from the Economics, Business and Enterprise Association (EBEA) ITE Subject Resource Network on working with school-based colleagues.
Primary Review Research Report 4/1 Standards and Quality in English Primary Schools Over Time: the n
This Primary Review Research Report by Peter Tymms and Christine Merrell considered representative published data and research on standards in primary education over time. This report concentrates on three of seven possible areas that could be considered. These are Affective, Cognitive, and Flow, because that is where the research has been focussed. The other areas (Behavioural, Demographic descriptors, Expenditures and Growth) are also regarded as important.
The Effective Administration of School Based Initial Teacher Training
This is a new handbook for EBITT (Employment Based Initial Teacher Training) & SCITT (School-Centred Initial Teacher Training) providers. The handbook details the range of administrative functions that underpin the smooth running of SCITTs and EBITTs. It was developed in response to requests for support from administrators.
Science Education in School Issues, Evidence and Proposals
This report advocates the need for significant change in secondary science education to provide ‘science education for citizenship’ rather than an elitist education for a few. The belief is that significant change in practice could bring about an increase in the scientific literacy of the whole population whilst simultaneously producing enough highly qualified scientists and technicians to meet the future needs of the UK in a global economy. The report advocates change so that it becomes ‘