Early Career Learning - the LiNEA project. Interim report for Accountancy
This report on the learning and development of trainee accountants covers the first two years of a four-year project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council’s Teaching and Learning Research Programme. Its findings are based on evidence collected from fourteen trainee accountants in their first year of training and from some of their mentors and managers. The main themes have been selected in order to facilitate discussions about the progress of the research with our employer partner
Informal learning in the workplace
This paper focuses mainly on theoretical frameworks for understanding and investigating informal learning in the workplace, which have been developed through a series of large and small scale projects. The main conclusions are included but readers are referred to other publications for more detailed accounts of individual projects. Two types of framework are discussed. The first group seek to deconstruct the “key concepts” of informal learning, learning from experience, tacit knowledge, tran
Changes in grouping practices over primary and secondary school
The research detailed in this paper provides a systematic description and analysis of classroomgrouping practices in primary and secondary schools in England. Practices are compared to main findings in developmental and educational literature with regard to effective contexts for learning and recent ideas about pedagogy. The research is based on an analysis of 4924 pupil groupings from672 Reception, Year 2 and Year 5 classes in 331 primary schools and 248 Year 7 and Year 10 classes in 47 seconda
Teaching and learning with ICT: new technology, new pedagogy
This paper has two broad aims: first, to provide a brief introduction to the InterActive Education Project from which the papers in this special edition derive; and second, to draw out some of the overarching themes and threads that have emerged from the set of articles presented. The evidence suggests that a number of tensions surface when subject teachers engage with information communication technology (ICT) in their classrooms, for instance, the tension between teaching about and teach
Integrating conceptions of learning for advancing educational practices
Introduction: I have argued elsewhere (Desforges, 2000b) that the core function of educational research is to make a contribution to the educational enterprise. Education is society's commitment to enhancing the human condition through capitalising on human potential for learning. There are many factors involved in such a mission. Better education entails better resourcing, creativity, will, energy and resourcefulness. Researchers must make their contribution by adding to the base of knowledge a
Technical Paper 4 - The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) Project: Parent, Family a
Information on the characteristics of the parents, families, and children was collected by parental interview at the start of the study. This information was used to describe the sample in terms of the parents (labour market participation, socio-economic characteristics, qualifications, marital status and age), the family (composition, ethnicity and language), the child’s health, development and behaviour, the child’s activities in the home, the use of pre-school provision and childcare hist
JISC Information Environment Portal Activity. Supporting the Needs of e-Research: brief survey of po
This is a brief survey of portals in the UK from the final report of the JISC Information Environment Portal Activity: supporting the needs of e-Research. The aims and objectives of this study were: To scope the requirements of e-Research within the area of resource discovery with reference to...
Earth Science Today
This laboratory exercise, designed for an introductory Earth Science course, examines stratigraphy and plate tectonics while considering predictions as a way to test theories. The laboratory focuses on the reconstruction of Pangaea and evidence for geologic events in rock layers. Users can also link to the course homepage and other activities related to Earth Science Today.
French Intermediate RLO 17 - naming bicycle parts
This RLO is composed of 2 parts. Part 1 contains a listening comprehension activity and introduces vocabulary relating to bicycle parts. Part 2 provides more listening practice, with the focus on understanding instructions.
French Intermediate RLO 14 - writing household chores
This RLO focuses on reading skills and vocabulary describing household chores, using video clips and follow up activity.
French Intermediate RLO 11 - expressions of frequency
This RLO uses a game-based translation activity to practise vocabulary expressing frequency; including adverbs such as sometimes, often rarely, etc.
Integration of Environmental Analytical Chemistry with Environmental Law: The Development of a Probl
This JCE paper is well written, generous referenced and will serve as an excellent reference for anyone interested in adapting and implementing this problem-based approach to an upper-level environmental analysis laboratory that emphasis QC/QA and performance-based analytical methods.
RPKP Experiments: Probability and Statistics
This site provides a basic introduction to probability and statistics. There is a detailed explanation of the normal distribution, with associated mathematics, as well as a treatment of the standard deviation, and the Chi Square test.
Tissues of Life
This Web site from the Science Museum of Minnesota offers a fun and interactive way to learn about the structure and function of the body's tissues. While some activities provided are designed to complement an on-site visit to the Tissues of Life exhibit, the Web site also includes many stand-alone Web-based features. For example, with Explore Body Tissues, students can take a look at cross-sections of actual human bodies, browse through a gallery of scar photos (and perhaps add a photo of their
This extensive collection of activities from the American Museum of Natural History offers middle school students an exciting and creative context for involving students in the scientific process while introducing them to the rich diversity and beauty of their local ecosystem. Lesson plans, Web-based interactive activities, useful Web links, profiles of AMNH scientists and staff, and other features help students inventory and analyze the plants and arthropods found in their own neighborhoods. Al
Breaking away from the math book : creative projects for K-8
This site, developed by two university instructors, offers 37 lesson plans for hands-on learning activities for grades K-8 to reinforce or introduce concepts. Lessons cover a multitude of topics. Several involve constructing containers; these require students to look at the connection between dimensions and volume. For example, the lesson on Capacity has students make several boxes of different dimensions and calculate the capacity of each box. The boxes are then used to measure dry rice. Other
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Compendium of web resources for faculty interested in incorporating problem-based learning and case studies in their courses. Case teaching notes, problem based learning. Article designed for faculty interested in incorportating case discussion in introductory and more advanced courses.
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
An algebra-based overview of elementary and pre-telescope astronomy. Topics covered include sundials, seasons, calendars, precession, shape and rotation of Earth, Greek astronomy, the path to heliocentric theory and extensive sections on Kepler's laws. It also has sections on the Moon and how its distance was found. Many historical details, stories, and applications are included. This is part of a wider site From Stargazers to Starships which has related lesson plans, glossary, timeline, problem
Japanese Kanji and Kana
Game-based e-learning course in Japanese vocabulary. Learn Kanji and Kana and words made from those Kanji and Kana in a logical cumulative manner. Uses matching and spelling game software and cloze exercises. 500 Kanji and 3,000 compounds. Site is still under development, (content is frequently added).
Foundry Lane junction with Harehills Lane
26th September 1935 Number 371 Leslie Thompson, baker. Number 373 Harry Smith, grocer. Number 369 British and Argentine Meat Co. Ltd, butcher. Number 3 Thrift Stores Ltd. grocers. Goods visible in the shop windows.