Bamboo Mountain
Fewer than 1,000 pandas remain in the wild in the mountains of China due to the enormous demands China’s human population puts on the land. Farming and logging are robbing pandas of the forests where they once lived. However, reserves have been set aside by the Chinese government to save land for the pandas and for centers such as the Wolong Conservation Center for Giant Pandas where they have succeeded in breeding cubs in captivity. This video segment features scientists in China who are
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Leading through Change
In the 19th century, Baron de Reuter sent carrier pigeons with scrolls bearing the latest news and stock quotes to remote destinations in Europe, a canny strategy for beating the horseback-based competition. Since those days, Tom Glocer relates, the financial information company Thomson Reuters has been determined to deploy the lat
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The end of the road for Gordon Brown?
 Dr Steven Fielding

Has Gordon Brown's reputation suffered irreversible damage?

In this Podcast Dr Steven Fielding, Director of the Centre for British Politics, looks at recent events and puts in perspective the concerns about the Prime Minister's leadership.

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From Space to Energy: Changing the World. For Good.
What does it take to achieve the impossible? The lure of a lucrative payoff or of worldwide fame, and a talented team who simply say, “Enough is enough, we’re going to change things.” That’s the perspective of Diamandis and the X Prize Foundation, whose original $10-million award went to Bert Rutan’s SpaceSh
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The Role of Information Technology in Improving Transit Systems
“Punch brothers! Punch with care! Punch in the presence of the passenjare!...”

This ditty about tram car ticketing made famous by Mark Twain might spring to mind during Nigel Wilson’s talk. Technology unimaginable in Twain’s day is spurring a global shift in urban transit, Wilson says, from manual to au

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Esmond Harmsworth Lecture 2010: C.K. Williams
The Annual Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters, given by Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner C.K. Williams on 'A Life in Poems' at the Rothermere American Institute on 24th May 2010. C.K. Williams reads some of his poems about his life from childhood to recent years, and what inspired them.
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Sport is Big Business for University of Warwick
First-class sporting facilities and award-winning conference venues are making the University of Warwick the preferred option for top-flight sports clubs.
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KS3/4 Modern Foreign Languages: Assessment for Learning & Peer Assessment
These two Teachers TV programmes explore strategies for incorporating Assessment for Learning (AfL) into the Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) classroom, with a particular focus on peer assessment. The message is that, when embedded in practice, this improves pupils’ independence and confidence in knowing how to progress in MFL.
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(R&DA 24) Training Teachers To Work In Urban Schools
An urban education questionnaire survey of 198 trainees, around half of whom would have their first posts in urban schools, and case studies of eight trainees moving towards careers together with analysis examining Urban Education afresh. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award.
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(R&DA 22) Enhancing the Quality of Trainee’s Reflection
This study found the quality of reflection on classroom could be raised with distance learning and face to face trainees. Used a four level framework of analysis for reflection with 165 students in one institution. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award.
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(R&DA 21) Developing Trainee Teachers’ Understanding of Pupils with Special Educational Needs
This TDA Research and Development Award considered how the sensitivity of trainees to special educational needs may be refined by writing from the point of view of pupils with special educational needs. A trial with 230 trainees with one provider was undertaken and changes in perception recorded. The project was supported by a TDA Research and Development Award
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(R&DA 15) Exploring the factors that impact on newly qualified teachers' use of ICT in teaching Mode
This TTA Research and Development Award set out to explore the use of ICT by newly qualified teachers of modern languages. It aimed to investigate if and how schools capitalize on their newly qualified teachers’ existing knowledge and skills in ICT, acquired during their PGCE programme, whilst providing opportunities for further development as part of their induction entitlement.
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(R&DA 13) Does school-based initial teacher training affect secondary school performance?
This project uses existing data on school and pupil performance to detect whether the numbers of teachers in training affects pupil performance. It concludes that there is ‘no effect’ with fewer than 10 trainees and positive effects in the 5% of schools with more than 20 trainees. The project was supported by a TDA Research and Development Award.
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(R&DA 11) E-Learning and Communication on a Flexible PGCE
This research and development project report finds that data from one PGCE course indicates a great potential in electronic communication to deliver a flexible PGCE route but that it is expensive to deliver. Integration of full time and flexible routes is suggested as a cost effective solution. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award (R&DA).
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(R&DA 9) From technology to professional development: How can the use of an interactive whiteboard i
A study of the training needs of teacher trainers and trainees in the use of interactive whiteboards. The study identifies a clear need for the training of trainers as well as trainees in IAW use and makes recommendations. This study was supported by TDA Research and Development Award.
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(R&DA 8) The development of English teachers’ professional knowledge in the early years of teachin
This TDA Research & Development Award traced the processes involved in developing English teachers’ professional knowledge through analysis of case studies of six beginning teachers.
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