Using mentors’ metacognitive skills to increase the knowledge base in teacher training of how teac
This project explored the strategy of adding voice files to word documents - primarily lesson plans and schemes of work - in an initial teacher training context. The technique is called Voice over Text (VoT). The purpose was to reveal the thinking behind teaching processes; in this case there was an emphasis on planning. The use of Voice over Text delivered promising early results in that trainees were able to access the thinking of experienced practitioners which previously had been invisible
Urban ITT: Working with urban schools in challenging contexts (R&DA 2: 17)
The purpose of this project was to contribute to the training of teachers for work in urban schools facing a range of disadvantages. The research was conducted in Manchester and London and undertaken with teachers at the beginning of their careers and the mentors who supported them. 162 trainees were surveyed and eight case studies investigated issues in more depth. The project found that many trainees started and ended their training wanting to teach in challenging urban settings but that th
Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) and Handheld PCs: Identifying their Potential to Support Initial
This project explored the potential for Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) to support trainees in school. 14 PGCE science students were given either a Windows Pocket PC or a Palm OS based handheld. Useful technical detail underlying the decisions to use these two is reported. Trainees received four hours of training in 10 aspects of potential support from their PDAS and also in their use. It was intended that the trainees used the PDAs on their school experiences. Some but not all were able
An analysis of e-learning in a flexible postgraduate initial teacher training course (R&DA 2: 04)
This project examined the advantages and disadvantages of e-learning. Trainees on a part-time flexible route for PGCE used a virtual learning environment and the researchers concluded that e-learning can offer an effective alternative for students who cannot access full time face-to-face training. The study used a multi-method approach, including analysis of materials posted on the VLE, two questionnaires and focus group interviews. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award
Managing institutional and personal transitions – developing the work in schools
This DCSF TRIPS digest presents one of three research projects on transitions. The study proposes that motivation can be increased by schools giving clear messages about the focus of each year, by teachers recognising the value of pupils’ peer support, and by teachers supporting and encouraging pupil re-engagement.
CPD for Teachers – Mentoring and Coaching
This Teachers TV video is concerned with mentoring and coaching with a particular focus on peer-to-peer learning to be employed as an effective tool for staff development. Located within the wider context of continuing professional development, this resource provides examples of how teachers can learn from and with one another in the early and more advanced stages of their career.
NALDIC ITTSEAL: Managing EAL Secondary - Strategies around the Clock
This resource from the National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum (NALDIC) ITTSEAL features session notes for ITE educators to accompany the Teachers TV programme Managing EAL Secondary - Strategies around the Clock. The programme shows a multilingual high school in Redbridge where 69% of pupils are learning EAL. The programme looks at two newly arrived pupils. Ibrahim struggles to read and write in his first language, Turkish, while Theebika has already got an A grade in GC
Masters in Teaching and Learning: Making it work
This paper is the response from the Universities’ Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) to the government announcement of the new Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL) award for teachers. The MTL is be run for teachers in their first 5 years of service and later expanded to include all serving teachers. The paper shares publicly the UCET advice given to the Training and Development Agency (TDA) and the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF).
Influences on Children’s Development and Progress in Key Stage 2: Social/behavioural Outcomes in Y
The resource is a DCSF research report. It is linked to the Effective Pre-school Provision Evaluation conducted jointly by researchers from University of Nottingham, Oxford, University of London and the Institute of Education (University of London). The findings of the report focus on the social and behavioural outcomes for children in year 5.
The National College of School Leadership (NCSL)
The National College of School Leadership (NCSL) was launched in 2000 and aims to "to make a difference to children's lives through excellent school leadership". It is based at a purpose built learning and conference centre in Nottingham. The College is funded by the government and its work is informed by four key goals.
Extended Schools – Jesse Boot Primary School
This Teachers TV video provides a 15 minute introduction to the work of one extended school, Jesse Boot Primary School in Nottingham. It reflects on the contributions that extended school provision can make to the emotional and physical well being of pupils and also for the wider community.
Web 2.0 technologies for learning at KS3 and KS4 - Project overview
This resource presents the outcomes of a review of the place of Web 2.0 technologies in Key Stages 3 and 4. The review was carried out for Becta (the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency) by the University of Nottingham in conjunction with London Knowledge Lab and Manchester Metropolitan University. In addition to outlines of the issues on the website, there are five downloadable reports plus two summaries and a set of supplementary materials:
Lessons From The Front 2009
Lessons From The Front is a policy-focused report based on the views and recommendations of 500 Teach First teachers reflecting on their experiences in urban complex schools in the UK in a national survey, focus groups and discussions. The principle findings of the report are addressed in two chapters: the first focuses on developing teachers and teaching though improved CPD, promoting both teacher inquisitiveness and professional collaboration; the second focuses on some wider issues facing sch
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
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
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Theory and Practice of Sports Development: A European Perspective
Organised by PE and Sports Development Research Unit, to be held at Nottingham Trent University, School of Arts, Humanities and Education Nottingham United Kingdom from 2009-09-03 to 2009-09-04
Is Black and Red dead?
Organised by PSA Anarchist Studies Network, the PSA Marxism Specialist Group, to be held at University of Nottingham Nottingham United Kingdom from 2009-09-07 to 2009-09-08
Ocean Acidification Symposium - Iron and Bacteria
The Ocean Acidification Symposium was presented by the Centre for Chemical and Physical Oceanography, in November of 2012. The day-long symposium featured brief presentations from a wide range of researchers, of which this is one: Els Maas explains the vital role bacteria play in breaking down larger molecules and releasing nutrients. Bacteria are part of the microbial foodweb in the oceans.
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009 The 'Health Promotion' module is one of the core modules taught on the Masters in Public Health which is offered by the Division of Epidemiology and Public Health at The University of Nottingham. Suitable for study at: Masters level Dr Puja R Myles, School of Community Health Sciences - Epidemiology and Public Health Dr. Puja Myles is an Associate Professor of Health Protect