(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.
(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.
Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire: volume 2 - Republished with large additions by John Throsby
The second volume covers the city of Nottingham, Sherwood forest, and the parishes of Broxtowe hundred.
Office for contemporary art Norway
This is the website for Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), a private foundation founded by Norway's Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2001 that aims to "develop collaborations in contemporary art between Norway and the international art scene." OCA has various functions: organising residency programmes for international artists in Norway; providing support for Norwegian artists abroad; and producing and promoting seminars, exhibitions, and publications. OCA award fund
History of mathematics and X
The History of Mathematics and X "is an initiative that aims to offer mathematical histories for various topics, x. Each topic is covered in a talk at the University of Nottingham that is available to view online, in an article for iSquared Magazine and is accompanied by a companion podcast released by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications through the Travels in a Mathematical World podcast." Two topics are currently (May 2010) available - cryptography and gravity. These resources ha
"This module introduces mathematical analysis building upon the experience of limits of sequences and properties of real numbers and on calculus. It includes limits and continuity of functions between Euclidean spaces, differentiation and integration." It is part of the University of Nottingham open courseware initiative (U-NOW) and was written by Dr Joel Feinstein from the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Nottingham. The resource is available under a Creative Commons England
Discover maths for chemists
Discover Maths for Chemists is a service from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) which aims to improve the mathematical skills of chemistry graduates by providing a single point of access for UK resources designed to assist students to combine mathematics with chemistry.
Learning through Enquiry Alliance (LTEA) Conference 2009
Organised by CETL-Applied Undergraduate Research Skills, to be held at University of Reading Reading United Kingdom from 2009-07-14 to 2009-07-15
Performance through character development
Students will use the creative elements of character analysis and improvisation to develop a character for performance. While this unit's theme is the development of characters for performance, its overarching goal is to provide French immersion students with the opportunity to extend their discourse and further develop their speaking skills. This unit does not cover articulation or pronunciation exercises. For this reason these elements of performance are not being evaluated in the unit assessm
The winning edge for professional service firms
Rob Lees, co-author of When Professionals Have to Lead and a member of the School's "Programme for Excellence" faculty, describes the background to the launch of two new open programmes, The Law Firm Partner and The Professional Service Firm Partner. He highlights the programmes' distinguishing features, in particular their unique blend of academic and practically based sessions which provide partners not only with an in-depth understanding of the concepts of PSF management and the partner role,
The logic of luck
Today's ICT revolution is changing the way corporations, governments and non-profits are organised. The pyramid hierarchy is being replaced by a complex network of nodes where command and control has little leverage. Successful leaders will now be those who can demonstrate collaborative skills, achieving results by working with their peers; influencing, seducing and convincing them. They also need to have a friend in Lady Luck. Professor Arnoud De Meyer explains the role business schools need to
The emerging SSME agenda
Services science has become one of the major areas of research into the nature of innovation within organisations and within national economies. Judge Business School, in conjunction with IBM, a leading organisation at the vanguard of services science research, recently designed an elective on services sciences for its current MBA class. Key speakers Kevin Bishop, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Northeast Europe, IBM, Michael Lyons, Manager, BT Group Chief Technology Office, and Da
Women in leadership: clarion call to action for women
It was billed as the Cambridge Chapter launch of '85 Broads', a global network of trailblazing, visionary women who aspire to use their talent and leadership savvy to affect change for all women globally. The speakers at the day-long conference offered advice on how to overcome adversity, how to make the recession an advantage, why it's good not to fear failure and how to find the resources to keep digging deep. It clearly 'inspired', 'connected' and 'transformed' the many women who attended it.
Change and renewal
Jeremy Darroch, CEO of BSkyB, explains why renewal and change are the key to success at all levels of business: "If you stop changing, you stop improving and then someone else will step in and be successful where you once were". The need to orientate oneself around one's customers is vital and will provide a commercial advantage.
Two different approaches to teaching within PE (1997)
This research compares the effectiveness of two approaches to teaching games in Physical Education: the Skills Approach and the Games for Understanding Approach.
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)
(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.