(R&DA 5) How do mentors know what they know? An investigation into mentors’ professional knowledge
Evidence from 102 mentors suggests that in addition to knowledge acquired through experience, mentors need to develop additional understandings. A TDA Research and Development Award.
(R&DA 1) Creative Teachers for Creative Learners
This research and development award aimed to support the development of primary trainees teachers’ understanding of – and teaching for - children’s creativity by producing an interactive bank of teaching and learning materials set within a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It was found that, at the beginning of their programme, primary teacher trainees had a narrow, arts-based view of creativity. This could be challenged by focussed observation of classroom practice using a framework ada
Introduction to Lattice Multiplication
In this video, Sal Khan, offers an introduction to Lattice Multiplication. Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education.
iCube Week 5: September 27, 2012
Discussion about domestication and brain-behavior influences.
Last chance - Behind the scenes at the Vanier Cup
The McMaster Daily News sits down with wide receiver Matt Peressini, who is about to play his last game with the Marauders.
Evaluation of 'Business Enterprise' Module
This report outlines a process of evaluation for a business enterprise module. This exploratory research investigates the impact of 'contextual' based evaluation of enterprise education curricula
The 50 States Song !!!
This video uses colorful pictures and song to teach the 50 states. Each state is labeled as the song says its name (Running Time 2:11).
Improving teaching and learning with mentorship (1997)
This research looks at ways to improve teaching and learning through regular mentoring interviews between pupils and teachers.
(R&DA 2) Discussion skills: The relationship between college course and school practice
The TDA Research and Development Award examined learning to teach discussion. Investigating the practice of six primary trainees showed differences according to the subject specialisms examined (Geography and English)
(R&DA 3) Pedagogy on ITT physical education courses to enable trainees to integrate different types
This TDA R&D award supported study of PE secondary trainees at three universities found that there was variation amongst both trainees and mentors in what they understood by 'subject knowledge'. The report concludes that concentrating on what knowledge trainees and mentors consider is needed will produce better PGCE courses.
(R&DA 16) Supporting Pupils' Learning: Developing the role and effectiveness of teacher support staf
A one year of a fully on-line degree programme for teaching and learning assistants in schools has effects on support staff’s roles and the quality of pupils' learning. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award
(R&DA 19) Poetry as sound across KS2 and KS3: Investigating Innovative English Pedagogy with ICT
A report of a TDA Research and Development Award funded research partnership that developed and investigated innovative English pedagogy. Teaching of listening, talking and poetry were examined using video and sound recordings from three schools. The progression from KS2 to KS3 was explored.
(R&DA 23) The Training and Induction of Teaching Assistants Who Wish to Become Qualified Teachers
This small scale survey concludes from interviews of 34 participants that people with a history of previous school employment who subsequently train as teachers have distinct training and induction needs. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award.
(R&DA 33) An investigation into the effective school-based tutoring of Primary Modern Foreign Langua
This study examined some of the implications for ITT placements of introducing Modern Foreign Language teaching throughout KS2 in England. The researchers identified five issues critical in support for trainees in school. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award.
(R&DA 27) An Investigation into Whether and How Current PGCE Courses are Producing Confident Modern
This project investigated the provision of training for modern foreign language teaching in primary schools. This is of interest because of the aim to offer KS2 children MFL by 2010. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award
(R&DA 28) Knowledge domains and teacher effectiveness in mathematics
This project aimed to identify how trainee teachers use their mathematics subject knowledge to underpin their teaching, and examined the geometric and probability knowledge that trainees identify and use. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award.
(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.
(R&DA 32) The Role of Human Rights-Focused NGOs in ITT Citizenship
This project examined the relationship between HEI providers of citizenship ITT and non governmental organisations (NGOs) with particular reference to the construction of curricula concerning human rights. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award.
How mentoring can raise standards of achievement
This research looked into ways to increase the level of achievement among Year 7 and Year 12 pupils in a girls’ comprehensive school through regular mentoring interviews between pupils and teachers.
An evaluation of a high intensity saturation placement for primary postgraduate teacher education st
This TTA funded partnership project evaluates a “high intensity" five day placement. This provided opportunities for primary postgraduate students to strengthen links between their learning at school and college. In this way it was hoped that they would be able to combine theory and practice by working in a non-assessed, team teaching context. The ‘theory’ and ‘rationale’ was driven by the Government’s Primary Strategy ‘Excellence and Enjoyment’ with a focus on meeting individu