Sci-tutors: Life Processes and Living Things: Living Things and Their Environment
This Sci-tutors unit begins by examining what makes something ‘alive' and then looks at the place of living things in the environment. Useful resource material in the form of PowerPoint presentations is provided and can be adapted for particular courses. It introduces the significance of feedback and unpredictability in relation to evolving systems and, with reference to major environmental changes, recognises the role of ‘takeover bids' in establishing new and stable communities. This leads
Sci-tutors: Materials and their properties: Changing Materials
This Sci-tutors unit builds upon the particle ideas explored in Materials Unit 1. It explores the categorisation of change into ‘chemical' and ‘physical' as well as the conceptual barriers to an understanding of chemical change.
Equally prepared for life? How 15-year old boys and girls perform in school
This report uses data from the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) to explore gender differences in educational experiences. Student background, attitudes and characteristics are all seen to influence performance. Despite the fact that girls tend to outperform boys in school, boys are more likely to go on to earn more and hold positions of political and economic power. The authors argue that, if government policies are to aim for parity, education could be key. The rep
Sci-tutors: Materials and their Properties: Patterns of Behaviour
This unit on the Sci-tutors website extends the ideas covered in the first two ‘materials' units and is specifically aimed for teachers engaged with teaching chemistry at KS5 (A-level) although there is relevance at KS4 too (as well as for teachers' personal knowledge development). The introduction touches upon the natures of science and then focuses upon the patterns of ideas involved in modelling atomic structure and the Periodic Table of the elements and chemical bonding. This is followed b
Teachers TV Science and Engineering Week
During National Science and Engineering Week 2010 (w/c 15 March), Teachers TV is showing a week of programmes showing innovative practice in the teaching and learning of science including a new series featuring a whole range of science lesson ideas for primary teachers; a brand new 3-part series on urban engineering, and a whole range of new science programmes for use in primary and secondary classrooms.
Sci-tutors: Monitoring and Assessment
This article from the Sci-tutors website provides ideas relating to assessment to answer questions such as: Why do we assess? What is assessment? Who is it for? How do monitoring and assessment support teaching and learning? and How is a school assessment policy interpreted within the science department? A substantial number of downloads is provided that give access to materials used in some institutions for ITT courses.
Sci-tutors: Ethnicity and Gender Issues in Science
This article on the Sci-tutors website stresses the importance of ensuring that trainees have access to appropriate ideas and resources to enable them to engage with ethnicity and gender issues. An introduction to the legal framework is provided together with examples of course related activities and resources. These have been used in both primary and secondary training programmes.
Teachers TV History Week
Teachers TV has a week of programmes (w/c 3 May) of history lesson starters, ideas and documentaries. Featured programmes include the series 'The Witness', which looks at some of the key moments of the 20th century as seen by the ordinary people who were there.
Performance Management - In-School CPD - Secondary
This is a video produced by Teachers TV which focuses on continuing professional development activities within Blackwell School in Bristol. The video is based upon the use of a regular in-house newsletter employed by the school’s head of CPD to publicise opportunities to colleagues. Three examples of development activities resulting from the circulation of the newsletter are shown. First, a science teacher visits an interactive science museum to gain new ideas and resources for teaching at key
Teachers TV Outdoor Learning Week
Teachers TV has a week of programming focusing on teaching and learning outside the classroom, w/c 24 May. This includes a number of programmes in the "Great Lesson Ideas: Learning Outside the Classroom" series.
The Rhetoric of ICT and the New Language of Learning: a critical analysis of the use of ICT in the c
This academic paper, published in the European Educational Research Journal, is a study of how information and communication technologies (ICT) are perceived in educational settings. It seeks to establish a critical link between the political rhetoric of ICT within the Norwegian education system and what the authors refer to as a new 'language of learning' that ICT can help to facilitate.
ALPS Competency in Practice Assessment (CIPA) Tool
One of the key aims of ALPS is to improve the assessment of competence in practice across 16 professions, increasing the confidence of new graduates and their employers. The CIPA tool has been developed to establish measures of new graduate confidence in their ability across a number of areas of professional competence. Initially it is being piloted as a self-rating tool with new graduates with the intention of extending its use by employers of new graduates. The tool offers a way of establishin
The Jahiliyya Factor?: Fighting Muslims' Cultural Resistance to Nonviolence
Professor Chaiwat Satha-Anand, Political Science, Thammasat University, Thailand presents Annual Peace lecture - Overcoming cultural resistance to non-violence. Lecture given Jul 12, 2010.
China's Ascent: New Superpower or New Global System? Session 14
Dr Jian Yang, Department of Political Studies, University of Auckland presents "China and the South Pacific: A Political and Economic Analysis". 45th Otago Foreign Policy School - Salmond Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. Friday 25 June to Sunday 25 June 2010.
Typhoon Kalmaegi slams northern Philippines
A strong typhoon slams into the northern Philippines, cutting power and communications and forcing people to flee to higher ground. Michaela Cabrera reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international ne
Two Birds with One Stone: A Rabies Virus-based Vaccine against Filoviruses
The identification of vaccination strategies to combat filovirus infections remains an important pursuit. The use of an established, safe vaccine platform based on rabies virus (RABV) may simplify the development and application of a vaccine that protects against different diseases like Ebola and rabies. The presentation will give an update on the development of the RABV-EBOV vaccine but also present an overview on the importance of rabies, which is a neglected infectious disease claiming more t
Managing complexity: A systems approach – introduction
Do you need to change the way you think when faced with a complex situation? This unit examines how systemic thinking and practice enables you to cope with the connections between things, events and ideas. By taking a broader perspective complexity becomes manageable and it is easier to accept that gaps in knowledge can be acceptable.
5.1 The essays in context Owen's public career effectively began in 1812, when he started to promote his ideas about popular education. He may have been thinking about this for some time. In 1810 he had evidently contacted Lord Liverpool (1770–1828), recently home secretary and by then secretary for war, about a proposed ‘Bill for the Formation of Character among the Poor and Working Classes’, aimed at establishing a national system of education. This object was a logical extension of Owen's experience among the
Owen's public career effectively began in 1812, when he started to promote his ideas about popular education. He may have been thinking about this for some time. In 1810 he had evidently contacted Lord Liverpool (1770–1828), recently home secretary and by then secretary for war, about a proposed ‘Bill for the Formation of Character among the Poor and Working Classes’, aimed at establishing a national system of education. This object was a logical extension of Owen's experience among the
No One’s World, Everyone’s Problem: Global Power in a Shifting Global Economy [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Mick Cox, Professor Danny Quah | Editor's note: We apologise for the poor audio quality of this recording. Professor Danny Quah (LSE) and Professor Mick Cox (LSE) will debate this question in a public lecture hosted by LSE Summer School. Danny Quah is Professor of Economics and International Development, and Kuwait Professor at LSE. Professor Mick Cox is one of Europe’s leading commentators on the United States. He holds a Chair in International Relations and is also Co-D
Nippon in the world
Nippon in the World is an online exhibition of historical materials and images from the National Diet Library, Japan, accessible in largely parallel Japanese and English versions. The site is divided into three broad sections: scenic mementos of Japan (paintings, illustrations, woodblock prints and photographs covering the 17th to early 20th centuries and by Japanese and foreign artists); a virtual recreation of the Japan pavilion at the Vienna International Exposition in 1873; and modern Japane