The Double Club Evaluation Interim Report
The Double Club (DC) initiative is aimed at raising the attainment, motivation and self esteem of underachieving young people in the school setting. It is an ‘in-school extension’ of the Playing for Success (PfS) programme and provides a ‘double experience’, linking classroom-based work (namely; literacy, numeracy, ICT) and physical activity. The report examines the effectiveness of the DC programme in different schools.
Managing Change in Small Primary Schools
This is the summary of a fuller research report on change management in small primary schools throughout Scotland. The research was funded by the Scottish Office Education and Industry Department (SOEID) and conducted in 1996/97 for the Scottish Council for Research in Education (SCRE). Evidence is drawn from two phases: a postal survey sent to all headteachers of small Scottish primary schools (those with less than 120 pupils) and subsequent case studies of 18 of these headteachers. The purpose
This module covers the history of attitudes, beliefs, and theories about the etiology of schizophrenia. While the illness was long thought to be environmentally caused, this module emphasizes the scientific evidence in support of its organic origins. Dr. Arnold Scheibel of UCLA Medical Center describes cellular pathology in the hippocampus and speculates on the possible
Learning As Synaptic Change
This module presents researchers investigating the structural changes involved in learning. Research conducted at the Pasteur Institute in Paris shows that the learning process involves the formation of new brain connections and the elimination of others. Other researchers dispel the myth of brain loss in aging, present evidence of changes at the cellular level, and revi
Frontal Lobes and Behavior: The Story of Phineas Gage
This module relates the story of Phineas Gage, whose name appears in virtually every general psychology textbook. After a heavy metal rod was blown through his temporal lobe, Phineas experienced dramatic mental change. The study of the trauma and its physiological effects provided the first documented evidence of how brain injury can affect human behavior.
Which school-based elements of partnership in initial teacher training in the UK support trainee tea
A systematic review of research evidence on effective school-based partnership in ITT using the EPPI protocol.
Many Planets, One Earth
The early Earth was a much different planet than the one we know today. Ancient rocks provide evidence of the emergence of oxygen in the atmosphere and of a frozen Snowball Earth. Scientists Paul Hoffman and Andrew Knoll look at these clues to help explain the rise of complex animal life.
Workshop 4: Inquiry
Science Education Professor Hubert Dyasi discusses inquiry-based learning in science and explains why it is essential in all subjects. In this workshop, you will see several classrooms where inquiry learning is taking place and explore numerous strategies you can use in your own classroom.
The Annual Report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Schools 2004/05: Science in Primary Schools.
This is a short report which draws on the evidence gathered during school inspections from September 2003 to July 2005.
Jason and the Argonauts
This is an animation based on the mythical tale, Jason and the Argonauts. Jason and his band of Argonaut warriors as they fight the evil skeletons.
Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series - Sunderland PDA Project
This project, based at Sunderland University, delivered PDAs to a number of trainers, trainees and school-based mentors.
Connecting With the Arts: Identifying What Students Are Learning
This program investigates ways to evaluate student learning in and through the arts. Participants will see teachers using arts-based performance tasks to assess student understanding.
The Art of Teaching the Arts: Making the Most of Community Resources
Arts teachers develop relationships with community members and organizations by bringing artists into the classroom, taking students beyond school walls, and asking students to draw inspiration from the voices of their community. In this session, participants see a guest choreographer who challenges the students with her working style and expectations. A visiting theatre artist helps playwriting students
develop monologues based on interviews with people in the neighborhood. A visual art t
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
Workshop 7: Children's Ways of Knowing
With Dr. Herbert Ginsburg. Children know a good deal of informal mathematics before they enter school. Clinical interviews help teachers understand what children know. In this session, you will see young children’s natural mathematical inclinations and watch as they construct their ideas. Observe Professor Ginsburg helping teachers of young children rethink t
Alcohol Addiction: Hereditary Factors
Deals with alcoholism, addiction, biological evidence for hereditary traits, and how science progresses through replication and the development of new technologies.
Systematic review of the effectiveness of interventions to promote mental wellbeing in primary schoo
This report is a systematic review of the published literature on the effectiveness of school based interventions that aim to promote mental wellbeing amongst children in primary education and that both take a universal approach and are primarily focussed on the prevention of violence or bullying.
Theory and Practice in Chemical Systems
This program shows how a theoretical understanding of the driving force for chemical systems can lead to further development of new technologies and to the discovery of new phenomena, in practice. In teaching, this is done through the creation of a close relationship between the science and mathematics of chemical processes, through problem-solving activities. These acti
This program deals with basic concepts that are required for the understanding of chemical design. The idea is brought about by experiences from everyday life, such as the stoichiometry of baking, the ingredients of soft drinks, the components of drugs, and the chromatography of markers. The tools of the chemical designer — the chemist — are found in the laboratory,
An evaluation of innovative approaches to teacher training on the Teach First programme
This report, commissioned by the TDA in 2003, evaluates the Teach First programme. This is an employment-based route recruiting able graduates into teaching, especially in shortage subjects, in challenging schools in London. The report evaluates whether the innovative practice within the Teach First programme could be shared with and has benefits for other ITT providers. There is a detailed outline of the data collection method followed by a focus on each aspect of innovative practice. At the en