The Death of Mixed Methods: Research Labels and their Casualties
This paper was presented at the British Educational Research Association conference in 2008. It examines the labels attached to particular research paradigms, and examines the historical development, construct and concept validity and potential tendency towards bias of ‘mixed method’ research.
TDA Standards case study: Planning for Creativity in the Curriculum of Initial Teacher Education Pro
A case study charting the experiences of trainees on initial teacher training programmes, including the ways in which the provider tailored provision to support trainees in developing creative lesson planning skills.
Leading Sustainable Schools
The research document produced for NCSL looks into sustainability in schools, how these schools are being lead in a successful sustainable manner and the barriers that can prevent success. This document attempts to consider the issue of leadership for sustainability within the context of the wide spread changes in the English education system including buildings and grounds, curriculum and assessment, the relationship between schools and their local communities, the merging of education and chi
Your course might not include any maths or technical content but, at some point during your studies, it’s likely that you’ll come across information represented in charts, graphs and tables. You’ll be expected to know how to interpret this information, and possibly encouraged to present your own findings in this way. This unit will help you to develop the skills you need to do this, and gain the confidence to use them. This unit can be used in conjunction with, and builds on the ‘Working
ESOL in the post-compulsory learning and skills sector: an evaluation
This Ofsted survey evaluates the quality of provision of English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) offered in the post-compulsory learning and skills sector and reports on the programmes available to learners. It is the outcome of visits between September 2007 and March 2008 to 14 further education (FE) colleges, eight adult and community learning providers, five independent work-based learning providers, and one learndirect provider. In addition, the survey draws on the results of a survey
Transforming the young people's workforce: 3rd annual conference
"Aiming High for Young People", the Government's ten-year strategy for young people, emphasises the need for a young people's workforce of skilled, knowledgable and trusted adults. This conference focused on how this workforce is developing as a result of initiatives to strengthen leadership and management, developing a common platform of skills and building capacity in the third (charity and voluntary) sector. It aimed to provide commentaries and expert analysis on these changes, as well as per
The New Primary Curriculum live on the QCDA website
The new Primary Curriculum went live on the QCDA website on 31st January 2010. In addition to information on the components of the framework, the site includes a video tour of the website itself, plus an interactive guide to the new curriculum, and seven video case studies focusing on different aspects of curriculum provision. The curriculum design tools include the opportunity to compare up to three areas of learning, in terms of different aspects, such as key skills, curriculum progression an
Mapping Education Research in the United Kingdom/The Social Organisation of Education Research in En
These two articles are from a European peer-reviewed education journal, European Educational Research Journal (2007). This particular issue maps education research in the UK. The first, Mapping Education Research in the United Kingdom, provides an introduction to the issue, relating the educational research in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The second, The Social Organisation of Educational Research in England, considers the “structural, historical and educational factors” wh
Professor Jerry Wellington provides a commentary on a sample chapter on observation from 'Research Methods in Early Childhood Education' by Mukherji and Albon. This chapter provides a helpful introduction to the use of observation, its historical background, different types of observation and some of the problematic issues involved in doing it - such as recording, reporting and the avoidance of bias.
The Team Around the Child (TAC) and the lead professional: A guide for practitioners
This resource is a practitioner guide for anyone adopting the role of a lead professional for a child or young person, or anyone working in a team around a child or family. The guide sets out to describe the role, its functions, the skills and knowledge required, line management responsibilities, and gives examples of practice throughout.
Music-ITE: The role of talk in the music classroom: a resource for teacher education
This resource on the Music-ITE website suggests that while all discussion is a valuable part of learning in lessons, the quality of pupil responses are also important. Carefully steered, the teacher could develop pupils' critical thinking skills and prevent pupils in giving stereotypical answers which they think the teacher wants to hear!
Peer- and Parent-Assisted Learning: in Reading, Writing, Spelling and Thinking Skills & in Maths, Sc
These articles were originally published as part of the Spotlights series of publications for practitioners by the Scottish Council for Research in Education (SCRE). They are provided as free downloads, by Practical Research for Education (PRE), the practitioner journal of the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). The articles offer an overview of evidence on the effectiveness of parent- or peer-assisted learning (PAL), focusing on the areas of literacy and related thinking skills
Harry Truman: Advancing the Revolution [Excerpted from "Harry S. Truman: Advancing the Revolution," in Reassessing the Presidency: The Rise of the Executive State and the Decline of Freedom] When Harry Truman left office in January 1953, he was intensely unpopular, even widely despised. Many
[Excerpted from "Harry S. Truman: Advancing the Revolution," in Reassessing the Presidency: The Rise of the Executive State and the Decline of Freedom]
When Harry Truman left office in January 1953, he was intensely unpopular, even widely despised. Many
The Historical Roots of Scientific Reductionism
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"All the places I have lived have produced the writer that I am." Mario Vargas Llosa
Mario Vargas Llosa, 2010 Nobel Laureate in Literature, speaks about how his writing is influenced by his Peruvian roots and his experiences living in Spain, France, England, and the United States. This interview was conducted at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm in May 2014, produced by Nobel Media for Nobelprize.org.
Industrial utilization of medicinal and aromatic plants
Medicinal aromatic plants belong to a big plant group with a great interest due to its pharmaceutical, cosmetic and nutritional application. In addition, they are also an alternative to traditional crop with species in high demand at the current international market. It is expected to provide basic knowledge and skills related to production and chemical features of essences and extracts from local plants in Iberian Peninsula. The main purpose of this course is that students have an approach to
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Organizational Behavior Version 1.1
Two leading researchers in Management, Talya Bauer and Berrin Erdogan, bring you a new Organizational Behavior textbook that bridges the gap between theory and practice with a distinct “experiential” approach. On average, a worker in the USA will change jobs 10 times in 20 years. In order to succeed in this type of career situation, individuals need to be armed with the tools necessary to be life-long learners. To that end, this book is not be about giving students all the answers to every
What is a fire resistance rating?
The term "fire-resistance" designates the ability of a laboratory-constructed assembly to contain a fire in a carefully controlled test setting for a specified period of time. This is a paper that discussed the implications and meaning of the tern for walls and builing membranes made with gypsum.
Virtual Maths - 3D shapes, diagram, area, volume
Diagram of 3D shapes with formula for calculating area (and volume)