Smart factories create competitive advantage for global manufacturers
A new model for understanding how multinationals can gain a competitive edge from their manufacturing networks has been created as a result of a recent study by Professor Arnoud De Meyer, Director of Judge Business School, and Professor Ann Vereecke and Professor Roland Van Dierdonck of the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in Belgium.
The competitive advantage and catching-up of nations
At a time when the global economic slowdown is encouraging countries and companies to introduce neo-protectionist policies - including possible moves by the new US President-elect to penalise American firms who relocate jobs outside the US - we should not ignore the efforts of smaller developing countries to catch-up, says Judge Business School's Dr Christos Pitelis.
A systematic review of the impact on students and teachers of the use of ICT for assessment of creat
This systematic review using the EPPI protocol reported on the impact of formative or summative assessment of critical thinking using ICT.
The Queen’s Beacon School Thinking Skills Project (2000)
A TTA project in 2000 to develop the school as a thinking and learning organisation, and to raise the achievement of pupils through teaching thinking and learning skills.
Raising Achievement by Teaching Thinking Skills (2001)
This TTA legacy document reports on development work undertaken on Thinking Skills and asks the question 'Can teaching Thinking Skills have a critical impact on children’s learning, leading to gains in achievement and self-esteem?'
NSEAD ITT Trainers Pack and Programme: Professional Skills Values (Secondary)
A unit from the National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD) ITE Subject Induction Pack and Programme on professional skills and values.
(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)
Futurelab Literature Review in Thinking Skills, Technology and Learning
This Futurelab Literature Review evaluates the literature related to thinking skills and the role of technology. Controversies, key questions, the value of ICT and implications for practice are considered.
The effects of an integrated, activity-based science curriculum on student achievement, science proc
This is a DfES digest from the Research Informed Practice Site (TRIPS) of a study, carried out in the United States which compared the science achievement, skills and attitudes of a large group of Year 7 students who were taught an integrated, activity-based (IS) curriculum with those of a control group taught in a traditional manner.
A meta-analysis of the impact of the implementation of thinking skills approaches on pupils
This meta-analysis is about the impact of thinking skills approaches on pupils’ attainments and attitudes in schools.
Tests Thinking skills
Tests Thinking skills I am a year 3 student researching the teaching which occurs in classrooms during the run-up to SATs. For example, are we teaching to the test? use of higher order thinking skills, critical thinking, reasoning skills etc. I have found a lot of literature and research on the actual tests, but I haven't had any luck finding literature and research concerning the learning which occurrs during the run up to the tests, the effect that has on the curriculum etc. Can you suggest
Learning to last - skills, sustainability and strategy
This publication (2002) seeks to encourage integration of sustainability principles and practices into all levels of post-16 learning. Learning to Last is a joint venture from the Learning and Skills Development Agency, Forum for the Future and the government's Sustainable Development Education Panel.
Do summative assessment and testing have a positive or negative effect on post-16 learners’ motiva
In January 2003, the Learning and Skills Research Centre commissioned a review of research to investigate the effects of summative assessment and testing on learners’ motivation in the learning and skills sector. This comprehensive review of existing evidence – 105 books articles and research reports - was intended to establish the basis for a subsequent primary research programme to collect and evaluate the quality of this evidence.
Online resource and videos - Cooking and Food Skills for Primary Schools
This new online resource provides interactive activities, step by step presentations and easy to follow recipes that would promote healthy eating in primary schools.
The impact of different modes of assessment on achievement and progress in the learning and skills s
This is a very thorough and comprehensive study into the impact of various assessment modes on achievement and progress in the learning and skills sector. Commissioned to conduct the investigation by the Learning and Skills Research Centre, City and Guilds and the University for Industry, the project team had access to a wide range of institutions in the sector in order to compare and contrast the assessment experiences of learners and to ascertain which assessment regimes work best in which con
Learning Skills and the Development of Learning Capabilities
This resource is a systematic review using the eppi protocol, which gathers together research evidence from a number of teaching approaches that aim to develop pupils’ learning capabilities. The authors’ intention is to show which of these provide evidence of improvement.
An introduction to science investigations: student teachers learning to work on process skills with
This is a paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, at the University of Warwick on the 6-9 September 2006. This paper seeks to establish if previous qualifications in science impact on student teachers’ confidence and ability to manage science investigations. It also evaluates the effects of the students’ college course on their confidence.
Thinking skills in the early years: A literature review
The focus of this resource concerns the thinking skills specific to the early years of schooling.. The resource reports on the answers to three research questions and 1. Explores the pedagogical approaches currently used to develop generic thinking skills for three to seven year old children; 2. Identifies the demonstrable generic thinking skills of three to seven year old children; 3. Examines the relationship between the thinking capacities of young children and the pedagogical approache
Can Thinking Skills Be Taught? A Discussion Paper
This is a discussion paper which was commissioned by the Scottish Executive Education Department as a starter paper for a forum held on Thinking Skills in May 2000.
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