General science : Scholarly Societies Project
Based at the University of Waterloo Library, the Scholarly Societies Project provides access to information about a significant number of important scholarly societies across the globe. This section facilitates access to websites of scholarly societies relevant to general science. The sites are listed in alphabetical order with a URL stability rank and the organisation's abbreviation alongside. Additional notes include the language of the website, if not English, and information about organisati
Society for Science and the Public
The Society for Science and the Public is an US-based, non-profit membership organisation founded in 1921 (as Science Service) which aims to "promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate and inspire". The Society's website provides details of its work including the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the Intel Science Talent Search (STS), fellowship and middle school programmes, and the full text o
The website for this course (18.098 Street-Fighting Mathematics, January (IAP) 2008) has been made available by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Mathematics as part of the MIT OpenCourseWare project. "This course teaches the art of guessing results and solving problems without doing a proof or an exact calculation. Techniques include extreme-cases reasoning, dimensional analysis, successive approximation, discretization, generalization, and pictorial analysis. Applic
Global assessment of nuclear data requirements : the GANDR project
This website provides the full text of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report into the feasibility of creating a tool for the Global Assessment of Nuclear Data Requirements (GANDR) based on sensitivity and uncertainty analysis together with the software for a prototype of the GANDR system. The report is available as a series of Word files.
Who murdered MG Rover?
Recent research by Judge Business School's Dr Matthias Holweg and Professor Nick Oliver, based on interviews with former CEOs, top managers, government and trade union officials showed that the British car company MG Rover finally ceased production in 2005 because of historic management failings that had never been properly addressed.
The winning edge for professional service firms
Rob Lees, co-author of When Professionals Have to Lead and a member of the School's "Programme for Excellence" faculty, describes the background to the launch of two new open programmes, The Law Firm Partner and The Professional Service Firm Partner. He highlights the programmes' distinguishing features, in particular their unique blend of academic and practically based sessions which provide partners not only with an in-depth understanding of the concepts of PSF management and the partner role,
Dr Chris Tyler is the new Executive Director of CSaP (Centre for Science and Policy) based at Cambridge Judge Business School. Their seminars, policy placements, fellows and workshops will bring together leading academic strategists and those charged with taking policy into government at the highest level.
What world do you see?
James Alexander, the co-founder of Zopa, gives an insight from his business experience, having developed a profitable internet-based business and also a new way of borrowing and lending money.
A systematic review of the characteristics of effective foreign language teaching to pupils between
A systematic review of research evidence using the EPPI protocol addressing the teacher competences required to teach foreign languages effectively in the later primary phase and the conditions which impact on effective teaching.
What is known about successful models of formative assessment for trainee teachers during school exp
A systematic review using the EPPI protocol of research evidence on formative assessment of trainee teachers
A systematic review of classroom strategies for reducing stereotypical gender constructions among gi
This systematic EPPI review reported evidence of strategies to reduce stereotypical representations of gender in primary school classrooms.
A systematic review of the impact of ICT on literature-related literacies in English, 5-16
A systematic review using the EPPI protocol. The impact of ICT is crucially mediated by teachers and the discourses they and their students use. Literary study continues to have a place in schools. Texts and textual practices are changing and outcomes depend on a developed view of what literature-based literacies comprise. This is one of five reviews with ICT and literacy as their focus.
What strategies can be used by initial teacher training providers, trainees and newly qualified teac
A systematic review using the EPPI protocol of research evidence aiming to highlight the nature of diversity in the classroom with particular reference to EAL and ethnic minority pupils, and strategies for supporting pupils.
Research in practice: supporting evidence-informed practice with children and families
This is a large website focusing on evidence-informed practice with children and families.
(R&DA 30) The subject tutor’s role in supporting trainee teachers through lesson observation and f
This project, based in one institution, examined: levels of consistency between tutors; correspondence with an independent definition of good practice and satisfaction, and makes recommendations are made to further enhance this practice. Supported by TDA Research and Development Award.
Neuroeducational Research Network (NEnet)
This is a network based at Bristol University which is researching the implications of neuroscience for education.
William James (1899) Talks to Teachers on Psychology and some of life's ideals
The full text of the first book on the role of psychology in education based on James' lectures to education students.
Poorer pupils significantly underrepresented at top state schools
Pupils from less well-off backgrounds are significantly underrepresented at the country's top 200 state secondary schools (6% of schools) according to a study by the Sutton Trust based on data provided by the National Foundation for Educational Research, published today (Monday October 10th, 2005).
Strategy training in language learning - a systematic review of available research
The aims of this systematic review of research using the EPPI protocol were to identify and evaluate the primary research on strategy training for the first time, in order to comment on the strength of evidence about its effectiveness in the teaching and learning of languages
KS3 Modern Foreign Languages - Engaging the Class 1 & 2
These two programmes explore how Horbury School has tackled the attainment gap between boys and girls in modern foreign languages (MFL), which was running at twice the national average. By experimenting with single-sex, broad-ability setting in Years 8 and 9, they have been able to cater for what are perceived as the predominant gender-based learning styles for both girls and boys.