Ofsted subject conference report: modern foreign languages. Post-14 languages seminar
This report, published in December 2005, summarises the content and outcomes of a two-day conference regarding post-14 languages education. This was jointly organised by the DfES, Ofsted, the National Centre for Languages (CILT), QCA and the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. The purpose of the conference was to consider the challenges and opportunities presented by post-14 languages education, in a climate of widespread marginalisation of languages at Key Stage 4.
The role and effects of teaching assistants in English primary schools (years 4-6) 2000-2003
This is a summary of a longitudinal research investigation into the role and effectiveness of classroom assistants in Key Stage Two.
Play Primary I am about to carry out a literature review on the benefits of play and more specifically why play is not as widely used in key stage 1 and 2. I have found plenty of research on applying play but less on why. I was wondering if you could help me broaden and specify my study. Thank you.
Geography settlements I am writing my first assignment on producing an integrated plan for the effective teaching of settlements (key stage 3 year 7). I want to focus on teaching and learning objectives, strategies for meeting the needs of individual pupils, assessment and cross-curricular teaching of numercy and literacy. Do you have any links to papers which might help me with this assignment?
Autism Primary I am researching the provisions made for children with autism within the primary school as my independent study, and am finding it hard to get any useful information that is not a website. Journals and government documents would be ideal. there is not specific subject and the key stage is from one to key stage two.
Physical education Attitudes
Physical education Attitudes I am a year 3 student doing some research into children's attitudes towards particular activities in the PE national curriculum, and was wondering what research there is already in this field. I am looking to base my research in the primary school, and over all age groups from foundation to key stage 2.
School Home environment
School Home environment I am currently researching the question area of "To what extent are children's dispositions and attitudes to learning affected by the school and home environments?" I have found a some information on how school affects this but would also like to find out some more. Additionally, i have found very little information on how home affects dispositions. I was wondering whether you could help me? I have been using the British Education Index. The age range for this research i
Physical education Inclusion
I'm looking at inclusion in physical education and wondered if you could find any good websites/resources on the matter. This is at key stage 2 level.
I'm looking for some research on misconceptions relating to The Earth, sun and moon for a year 5 age range key stage 2. I found a few general items but nothing specific to what i need.
Science Primary I have been looking at teachers' and children's perceptions on science investigations. I am looking at mainly in Key Stage 2. I have found that children have less experience in investigative science as teachers feel more confident in teaching illustrative science. I need information on teachers' and children's perceptions of investigations.
Creativity Primary I'm in my 3rd year of teacher training, specialising in Key Stage 2, and for my independent study I am looking at creativity, focusing on whether a creative approach to the curriculum can enhance children's learning. I have found quite a few books on the topic, but am struggling to find any relevant journal articles. Please help, thank-you.
Reading schemes Attitudes
Reading schemes Attitudes I am about to embark on a research project in Key Stage One about the influence of reading schemes on children's attitudes and feelings towards reading and books in general. Part of my 4,000 word write-up will be about 1,200 words of literature which I will review. I have been searching Google Scholar and EBSCO for articles relating to reading schemes in particular, but do not seem to be able to find anything more relevant than discussions about the literacy hour and s
Mixed years I am a Scitt student doing a child study. I am interested in how mixed year classes affect children's learning, specifically Key Stage 2 year 3/4.
Science Mixed ability
Science Mixed ability I have a Key Stage 3 (year7) science class, which is mixed ability. Is their any research on the effects of such a diverse mix of abilities in science lessons and achievement and behaviour? Also any information on how grouping affects their learning in science would be helpful.
Design technology Gender
Design technology Gender I am looking for some research material. My assignment title is: An investigation into the learning difference between boys and girls in Design & Technology at Key Stage 3 & 4. I have found all the key stage information but need to find some data.
Geography Rivers I'm in my fourth year of university and am currently underway with my dissertation, which is looking at children's knowledge and understanding of rivers at lower and upper key stage 2, and the theorists involved. I've found some books on the subject from the university library. However, I'm struggling to find many journal articles relating to my work - I have found some but not many. Just wondering if you could point me in the right direction.
Islam Foundation stage
Islam Foundation stage Have you got any articles on teaching Islam in the Foundation Stage?
Literacy Information technology
I'm writing my dissertation on how the use of ICT can enhance and benefit the teaching of literacy in the primary school (key stage one and two) I’ve looked through your research bank and found a lot of positive journals and links that support this statement, but I need to find some contradicting arguments, can you help? I would list the journals I’ve found so far, but there are loads, these are just some that I’ve looked at and found very helpful… Net Library Developing the ICT capable
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.
Evaluation of the School Fruit and Vegetable Pilot Scheme
This resource is the summary of a longer NFER research report which evaluated the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS), piloted in 500 schools in 2000 and 2001. Since 2004, this scheme has operated throughout England. Key findings show that the pilot scheme had an impact on children’s healthy eating during Key Stage 1 when free fruit was available, but this was not sustained during Key Stage 2 when children’s participation in the scheme came to an end.