(R&DA 18) Connecting Key Stage 2 and Key 3 Foreign Language Provision: Developing Understanding for
This research captures qualitative data about perceptions of current practice in Primary Modern Foreign Language (PMFL). The national policy context is that, by 2010, all primary school children in England should have an entitlement to learn a foreign language. The main issue is how to sustain current PMFL initiatives and ensure that more primary schools are enabled to offer a foreign language.
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
Creative enterprise in west Yorkshire Arts organisations
This report describes and theorises the findings of a workshop discussion, commissioned by WYLLN, into the views of arts organizations on the challenges they face in becoming more enterprising and less grant dependent.
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
Virtual Maths, Cuboid - Excavation quiz2
Interactive quiz explaining requiring the student to calculate the time required to carry out excavation work (see also quiz 1 and video).
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.
Evaluation of 'Advanced Database Management' module
This paper focuses on a discussion on the approach taken in analysing evaluation design for a specific faculty module on enterprise education
Dr. George Lee, "Human-Centered Robotics"
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2007.10.17 - Information Kiosk System (Audio)
This presentation will cover the College of Law's subscription based informational kiosk, named DAN, Display and Alert Network. DAN allows campus colleges, departments, and groups to easily manage and customize information using a web browser.
Final report: New worship complex for the Christian Church at Cogan Station
The Christian Church at Cogan Stations is a moderately sized congregation that is located ten miles northwest of Williamsport, PA. Situated on the side of a mountain, the church is located on a large terraced site with views of the surrounding mountainous terrain. The church has approached Quadra Engineering to design a new, multi-purpose facility for their growing congregation. Our team has proposed constructing a new fifty-five thousand square foot building adjacent to the existing church, and
Pigs, birds, men: how disease might spread BANGKOK AND PHNOM PENH—Protecting the planet from infections such as influenza is the mission of a dedicated team of scientists working for the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine working in Cambodia, Thailand and Indones
BANGKOK AND PHNOM PENH—Protecting the planet from infections such as influenza is the mission of a dedicated team of scientists working for the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine working in Cambodia, Thailand and Indones
Meet the Author - Write Tracks
This link takes you to a page with 8 videos of varying lengths that feature writing tips for students by students.
Four Shillings In The Pound Aid 1693/4 - The City of London, the City of Westminster, and Metropolit
The assessments raised for this tax raised by Parliament to fund King William's European warfare. It was produced by the 'Metropolitan London in the 1690s' project, based at the CMH.
Hibernation is an ingenious adaptation that some animals employ to survive difficult conditions in winter. This unit examines the differences between hibernation and torpor, and discusses the characteristic signs of hibernation behaviour. It explores the triggers that bring on hibernation, and whether internal signals or external season cues are predominant. It also examines the physiological adaptations that occur in hibernating animals. This unit builds on and develops ideas introduced in the