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.
English as an additional language
Can you find examples of the use of children's first language (EAL) in the mainstream subject classroom for teaching and learning from KS1 to KS4? I might add that I am aware of DfES/National Strategies documents/policies on this. I am looking for actual examples perhaps from local authority projects, HE action research projects – with evidence of effectiveness, etc.
Yes he can: Schools where boys write well (HMI 505)
This is a report from her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools (HMI) into the factors which contribute to boys’ success in writing. Seven primary and eight secondary schools, identified as achieving good results overall and demonstrating success in closing the gender ‘gap’ in performance, were visited between April 2002 and March 2003. A literature search and an analysis of existing inspection evidence were used to identify factors to be evaluated on these inspection visits. As is perhaps to
ESD Briefing Document: Chapter Three: Regional And Local Government
Education for Sustainable Development Briefing Document: Chapter Three: Regional And Local Government
Internet for Education Guide
Tutors and trainees will find this guide useful in developing a critical approach to searching for education-based material on the web when they want to search beyound the TTRB and before they ask the E-Librarian a question.
Home Schooling I'm looking into the area of Home Schooling (sometimes called Home Educating) and am sure that you'll have articles relating to this area, but I could not find them. Some articles write Home Schooling as one word, which confuses a lot of search engines, so I hope you have better luck. Thank you very much.
Primary Extended Schools – Whole-Community Outreach
A 15 minute television programme looking at how, since 1990, a primary school has widened its support and has been active in the community to help counter the lack of local amenities and facilities. These initiatives, involving developing its extended role in the community and reaching out to both parents and children, contribute to the school meeting the requirements of Every Child Matters.
Looked After Children - Out-of-School-Hours Learning
This is a documentary and supporting resources on Teachers TV examining the importance of out-of-hours learning for Looked After Children, and the work of one local authority in improving the access of Looked After Children to such activities.
The Language of Mathematics (37): Update for Series II
[NOTE: I will not post session 36 as the music included with the video is too explicit for the WatchKnow community.)
The instructor has been inspired to do this series because, in his own words:
"During the last few years the education systems in Canada and the United States has been eroding. Students have been crammed into larger class sizes while the quality of teaching has deteriorated, in large part due to a lack of funding from local and federal governments."
NALDIC ITTSEAL: Local authority EAL and EMA Services
An article from the National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum (NALDIC) ITTSEAL providing a listing of more than 70 local authority language and achievement services. These teams may be able to offer advice and guidance or provide specialist support for initial teacher education programmes. They are often involved in working with newly qualified teachers recruited to schools in their local authorities. Links to service information and contacts for are listed.
Ofsted TellUs2 Survey Summary and Technical Manual
This resource comprises the summarised results of the TellUs2 survey and its associated technical report giving the full background details to the survey. TellUs2 was a survey of children and young people in England in 2007 which asked about their experiences and views of their life, their school and their local area. The online questionnaire was developed jointly by Ofsted, the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and Ipsos MORI as a qualitative user perception survey to gather
Local Authority Music Services Provision (2007) for Key Stages 1 and 2
A DCSF research report published in 2007 on the provision for music at KS1 and 2 by Local Authority Music Services. The report is an analysis of the data collected relating to the implementation of the Wider Opportunities (WO) initiative.
Latest and emerging evidence on pedagogical approaches to tackling gender-related underperformance
This research seminar, which took place at the DCSF on 8 April, forms part of the Department's 2008 themed series of events on tackling the 'gender agenda': “an 18 month themed series of activities working with schools, universities and local authorities and others to identify, develop, and share evidence and good practice in improving the educational outcomes and life chances for specific groups of underperforming boys and girls”.
Evaluation of the Childcare Taster Pilot and Extended Schools Childcare Pilot programmes: final repo
This is a report of research commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families and the Department for Work and Pensions to critically assess the impact and outcomes of the implementation of Extended Schools Childcare Pilots (ESCP) and Childcare Taster Pilots (CTPs). The qualitative research took place in a total of 11 Local authorities in England and Wales in 6 phases from June 2004 until June 2006. The overall evaluation ran from April 2004-March 2007.
Evaluation of the Young Apprenticeships programme
This report, published by Ofsted, evaluates the effectiveness of the Young Apprenticeships programme from its introduction in September 2004 to 2006/07. The programme was launched by the then Department for Education and Skills (DfES) in September 2004, in order to allow school-based students of average or above average ability at Key Stage 4 to study for nationally recognised vocational qualifications two days per week, delivered by their local Young Apprenticeships partnership.
Teachers TV Kids and Crime Week
This week (2 - 8 June), Teachers TV features programmes exploring what schools and local communities are doing to raise awareness about gang culture, and focus on measures to help make young people safer.
The value of social care professionals working in extended schools
The resource is a report based upon research conducted by the National Foundation for Educational Research into multi-agency working within extended schools, considering the impact of social care professionals in particular. It is therefore strongly linked to the roll out of Every Child Matters (ECM) and bound up in the new multi-disciplinary environment in such schools. It is based upon case studies, an audit of local authority practice, and interviews with relevant individuals and agencies wor
White boys from low-income backgrounds: good practice in schools
This "report on a small survey of good practice" was undertaken by Ofsted in 20 schools across England, which were "identified from inspection evidence and discussion with local authorities" to be schools "where white British boys from low-income backgrounds performed better in public tests and examinations than their counterparts in other schools". These schools were mainly in areas with high levels of deprivation, although a few of them had a minority of boys from low-income families on roll,
Reframing Literacy: A United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) conference about moving image medi
The UKLA conference was held at the British Film Institute (BFI) on 13th and 14th November 2008 and attended by teachers, teacher educators and representatives from the local authority and the film industry. The conference proposed that ‘media literacy’ be recognised and taught within the wider context of literacy rather than as a separate subject and offered three perspectives: • Leading learning in moving image media education – aimed at local authority literacy advisors • Developi
14 – 19 Diploma Initial Teacher Training: Strand 2 regional network meetings
Regional network meetings were held in London, Birmingham and Leeds on 27th, 29th and 30th April 2009 for ITT sector colleagues involved in the planning and delivery of Strand 2 Diploma experience for trainees. The Strand 2 programme enables some initial teacher trainees to obtain two weeks’ experience of Diploma teaching and learning which is additional to the route to Qualified Teacher Status which the trainee is undertaking. The meetings - which were attended by provider, school and Local A