Factors Influencing the Transfer of Good Practice
Researchers from the University of Sussex and Demos present their findings on how teachers involved in innovative practice may learn from each other. These are based upon qualitative research including a review of research literature, telephone interviews, school visits and in-depth case studies. 120 practitioners were included in the study from a range of schools in England that have tried to transfer good practice within current government programmes.
The effect of grammar teaching (syntax) in English on 5 to 16 year olds’ accuracy and quality in w
One of two systematic reviews of research evidence using the EPPI protocol that consider the relationship between grammar teaching and written composition. It concludes that there is insufficient evidence to justify teaching syntax to improve writing.
3.4 What has any of this to do with computers?
Ever wondered how a computer processes data into information? This unit will help you to understand the distinction between the two and examines how a computer-based society impacts on daily life. You will learn what computers can do with data to produce information and how computers can be used to work with data and search for it, control machines, and support commercial operations.
(R&DA 5) How do mentors know what they know? An investigation into mentors’ professional knowledge
Evidence from 102 mentors suggests that in addition to knowledge acquired through experience, mentors need to develop additional understandings. A TDA Research and Development Award.
(R&DA 1) Creative Teachers for Creative Learners
This research and development award aimed to support the development of primary trainees teachers’ understanding of – and teaching for - children’s creativity by producing an interactive bank of teaching and learning materials set within a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It was found that, at the beginning of their programme, primary teacher trainees had a narrow, arts-based view of creativity. This could be challenged by focussed observation of classroom practice using a framework ada
What do you think being creative means? This unit engages with the debates surrounding the term ‘creativity’ and explores ways in which ICT creates new opportunities for creativity and collaborative working. The unit would be of interest to teachers, parents and carers, and can be studied on an individual basis or as part of a school-based training session.
Is initial teacher training failing to meet the needs of all our young people?
This report offers a critique of the current secondary teacher training model in England by suggesting that it should adopt a framework of teacher education based on social pedagogy, similar to that of Sweden, rather than that which the author describes as the utilitarian, competency-based training operating today. The author, James Wetz, is writing on behalf of the CfBT Education Trust, a charity providing education services for public benefit, most notably for those who are marginalised educat
VUCast Newscast: Cool cap saves baby
This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast highlighting research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: How Cool Cap saves babies’ lives ESPN College GameDay visits Memorial Gym Why storyline wins over sensationalism in commercials Two Vandy students become TV stars!
Music Video: Veronica Jackson: Bossy -r-
Listen to how Bossy -r- changes the sounds of vowels. The goal for this segment is r-controlled vowels. (3min)
BBC Nature: Mega Tsunami - Hawaii - The Tsunami Creator?
Scientists discuss how the repeated landslides on the volcanic island of Hawaii may be evidence that the land itself is a Mega Tsunami creator.
Extraneous Solutions to Radical Equations
In this video, the instructor discusses extraneous solutions to radical equations. Mr. Khan uses computer software (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education. The viewer may want to open the video to 'full screen' as the instructor fits a lot of information on a dark screen
Expeditie België In deze werkbundel worden de diverse aspecten van België belicht. De leerlingen reizen doorheen België en leren de geschiedenis, de steden, de geografie,... van ons land kennen. Heel wat werkblaadjes kunnen ze zelfstandig oplossen. De …
In deze werkbundel worden de diverse aspecten van België belicht. De leerlingen reizen doorheen België en leren de geschiedenis, de steden, de geografie,... van ons land kennen. Heel wat werkblaadjes kunnen ze zelfstandig oplossen. De …
Are you getting enough sleep?
Our lives are getting busier and busier and it can often seem that there is not enough time in the day to get everything done. For many of us this means we are cutting down on the amount of time we are asleep. There is plenty of evidence, however, that in doing so we are increasing the risk of serious health problems, such as obesity and heart disease, as well as the problems associated with daytime sleepiness. Professor Franco Cappuccio, Chair of Warwick Medical School's sleep research group
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.