Futurelab Literature Review in Creativity, New Technologies and Learning (2002)
The review examines perspectives on creativity, summarises recent thinking, and includes examples of the supportive use of ICT. It highlights key questions concerning assessment and creativity.
Mass-media Behaviour I am writing a dissertation on what effects the mass media (including film, TV, computer games etc) has on children, and whether this causes behaviour changes. I have been unable to find any journal articles on this topic area. I am looking at children in general, not a specific age range or key stage.
Using Data to Support Learning in Schools
This review is linked to major themes considered at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) 2005 Research Conference, ‘Using data to support learning’. The review accommodates a range of perspectives on data which is intended to appeal to a range of readers.
The potential of open source approaches for education
The document is the first in a series of publications from Futurelab entitled “Opening Education”. The series as a whole is designed to provoke debate and challenge thinking by bringing together examples of educational practice and research and drawing on the fields of creative arts, media and technical innovation.
Pupils’ experiences and perspectives of the National Curriculum and assessment
This is the final report for the research review on pupils’ experiences and perspectives of the National Curriculum, carried out by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) on behalf of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority(QCA). It draws together the work from the six years of the project, the first report for this project being produced in February 2000. A series of annual updating reports were supplied by the NFER to the QCA from 2001–2005 inclusive and this overview
Key Stage 3 Art – Contemporary Art
This Teachers TV video looks at the delivery of a unit of work from a media and visual arts Faculty at Wellings Specialist Arts Secondary School in Kent and analyses the reasons for using the work of contemporary artists as a starting point. The unit consists of a photography project during the course, during which the students look in some detail at the work of a contemporary photographer (Cindy Sherman) and then explore elements of photography through their own designing and making of a photog
Taking Part: England's survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport - Headline findings from the child surve
This resource presents the headline findings from the child survey 2007, part of the ‘Taking Part: England’s Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport’ commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). The child survey looks at how children spend their ‘out-of-school’ time to ascertain the types of cultural, leisure and sporting activities undertaken by young people.
The Structure and Content of English Primary Education: international perspectives
Three further research surveys from the Primary Review were published on 8th February 2008. The reports, entitled ‘The Structure and Content of English Primary Education: international perspectives', focus on international comparison in order "to consider the structure of the national primary system and the content of the primary school curriculum".
2010 Game Based Learning Conference in London March 29 & 30 I would love to say I'll be there but unfortunately I won't.
March 29 & 30 I would love to say I'll be there but unfortunately I won't.
Researching young researchers in primary schools: responding to children’s evaluations of a partic
The Children’s Research Centre of the Open University supports children being active researchers in their schools. This paper presents the views of 10 and 11 year-old researchers about an evaluation of their involvement in research projects. The children valued their unique perspective as well as group perspectives of the process. The paper considers the implications of a participatory technique as a way of representing their views. The author shows the value of listening carefully to children
Teachers TV Media Literacy Week
This week (14 - 20 July), Teachers TV delves into the world of media literacy and explores its different aspects, looking at both how to teach it, and how children use media.
Safer Children in a Digital World: the report of the Byron Review
The Byron Review (under the Chairmanship of Dr. Tanya Byron) is an independent review supported by officials from the Department for Children, Schools and Families and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The review carried out an assessment of the internet and video games, and informs children, adults and policy makers how they might affect young people. The report describes how the evidence was collected, what it revealed, the effectiveness of existing measures, and includes recommenda
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
Future of Chemical Research
Interviews with leaders from academia and industry explore the frontiers of chemical research. Chemistry is changing our lives through medical advances, new resources, and new molecules. Chemists come from a variety of backgrounds and share a curiosity about the world. Chemistry will be essential to the solution to the problems that face our world today, and new technolo
Survey of Musical Futures
Musical Futures was a three year project, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, which explored different ways in which informal learning practices and pedagogies could be applied within music education. The project built on the work on Professor Lucy Green in her recent publications (Green 2001, 2008). This survey establishes analyses the impact of the project across secondary schools from teachers’ and pupils’ perspectives. The survey provides an informative insight into the success and fai
Every Child Matters - Newdale Campus
This is a 15 minute Teachers TV film showing how Newdale school has affiliated with a children’s centre and engaged the community in learning and development. The film is set in the school campus, and profiles a range of extended services from the perspectives of the service leaders and parents of children at the school.
UCET 2009 Annual Conference
A report of the UCET Annual Conference 2009, with the theme "New and continuing perspectives in teacher education", which was held in Hinckley, Leicestershire on 9th and 10th November.
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
Sci-tutors: History and Philosophy of Science and Science Education
This paper from the Sci-tutors website explores the nature of science as perceived from different perspectives: as 'bodies of facts', as 'theories', 'creative interpretation', 'investigation' and 'application'. It also reviews the rationales for, and the importance of, science education.
Sci-tutors: Materials and their Properties: Patterns of Behaviour
This unit on the Sci-tutors website extends the ideas covered in the first two ‘materials' units and is specifically aimed for teachers engaged with teaching chemistry at KS5 (A-level) although there is relevance at KS4 too (as well as for teachers' personal knowledge development). The introduction touches upon the natures of science and then focuses upon the patterns of ideas involved in modelling atomic structure and the Periodic Table of the elements and chemical bonding. This is followed b