The psychology of habit - Bas Verplanken
Professor Bas Verplanken from the University of Bath talks about the psychology of habit and how much of what we do is done at the same time in the same location.
A fun and descriptive way of describing the different gases in chemistry and how they interact with the environment where they are contained.
Stem Cells in Cancer: Do they matter? John Dick, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
John Dick, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Crohns Disease Module 5: Medical Follow-Up
Questions addressed in this module include: Why do we need follow-up appointments with clinicians? What kind of routine should we develop? Should we discuss vaccinations, flu shots, or screenings?
Coastal Walk - Stop 11
The stretch of coastline between Slapton Sands and Start Point lighthouse is one of the most beautiful and interesting in the UK. In this podcast, we take you along the way, combining fascinating snippets of information about the natural history, geography, geology and history of the area. Presented by Dr Phil Bradfield, Open University tutor, this walk has something for everyone. This is the eleventh stop on the walk.
Purdue's Black Voices of Inspirational gospel choir joined forces with the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra to present a unique concert on April 5, 2014. This is one song from that performance featuring BVOI.
How The Eye Functions: Part I -
Video which identifies the main structures of the eye and how they function. Although this is an old video in black and white, the information in good. Grades 7-12. 4:55 min.
(R&DA 30) The subject tutor’s role in supporting trainee teachers through lesson observation and f
This project, based in one institution, examined: levels of consistency between tutors; correspondence with an independent definition of good practice and satisfaction, and makes recommendations are made to further enhance this practice. Supported by TDA Research and Development Award.
Raising students’ performance in relation to NFER CAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) scores
This study looks at what teachers and students might do to raise the levels of educational performance of students.
Physical education Heart rate
I am looking for information about children's heart rate and levels of physical activity in PE lesson. Also children's perception of physical activity levels. The focus level is KS 1 and 2.
Pupil Grouping Strategies and Practices at Key Stage 2 and 3: Case Studies of 24 Schools in England
This DfES report is the long-awaited “independent research into current best practice” referred to in the White Paper, Higher Standards, Better Schools for All, which was to be published at the start of 2006. It comprises 24 case studies of 12 primary and 12 secondary schools from across the country. The findings echo those of previous research with regard to setting, although they suggest positive ways forward through flexible ‘within-class’ grouping according to varying criteria (e.g.
Parental Involvement in Children’s Education
This survey (2004) was commissioned by the DfES, following an earlier survey in 2001. The purpose was to assess the impact of measures taken to increase parental involvement in education and to identify an evidence base for future policy development. It is a very detailed investigation of levels of parental involvement in their children’s education, based on a telephone survey of over 2,000 parents and carers of children between the ages of 5-16, conducted in early 2004.
GTIP: Assessing the Impact of Subject-Focused CPD
This resource on the GTIP website is a report of the findings of a survey carried out to assess the impact of various levels of participation in CPD offered by the Geographical Association.
P Scales: Glossary Item
The P scales are descriptions of attainment levels below level 1 of the National Curriculum. They were first published in 1998 by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) and the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA).
Comparison of Literacy Progress of Young Children in London Schools. A Reading Recovery Follow up St
This evaluation report follows up a Reading Recovery (RR) intervention programme that had initially been carried out on children aged around 6 years in 42 London schools. In the initial study (2005-6), these children, then in year 1, were all reading at a level below age 5. This report makes comparisons between the original study and the follow up assessment that took place at the end of Key Stage 1 (July 2007) when the children were 7+ years old. This follow up study was designed to assess the
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,
Rising to the Challenge: a review of the Teach First ITT programme
This is an Ofsted inspection report of the Teach First initial teacher training provision, an employment-based route into teaching based in London and managed jointly by Teach First and Canterbury Christ Church University. This two year programme places graduate student teachers in schools in challenging circumstances with the objective of raising achievement in the schools and providing a high quality training experience. Although the trainees found the school-based experience extremely challen
Influences and leverages on low levels of attainment: a review of literature and policy initiatives
This report from the Centre for Research on the Wider Benefits of Learning (WBL), based at the Institute of Education, London, is a review of a wide range of literature and policy initiatives considering the influences and leverages on low attainment in schools. In the context of this report a leverage is an initiative, intervention or strategy which seeks to tackle low attainment. It looks at the influence on progression and attainment in early and mid childhood, adolescence and early adulthoo
Technology and school improvement: reducing social inequity with technology?
This resource is a 124-page description of a survey of schools to investigate the degree to which technology enhances social equality and school improvement. The schools selected are those being removed from special measures or are under notice to improve (following Ofsted inspection). The Becta funded project was conducted by the Institute for Policy Studies in Education (IPSE) at London Metropolitan University. The conclusions are clearly stated over three pages. The research “found no direc
Telling Time -- Time Flashcards
This is a child-narrated video that shows how to tell time to the hour and half-hour. (04:59)