(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.
citizED Primary Strand: 'Field'
An article from the Citizenship Initial Teacher Training Professional Resource Network (citizED) on a Citizenship project researching the theme of Community.
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
EPPI-Centre Systematic Reviews
A summary of the EPPI-Centre systematic review of research literature protocol
Strategy training in language learning - a systematic review of available research
The aims of this systematic review of research using the EPPI protocol were to identify and evaluate the primary research on strategy training for the first time, in order to comment on the strength of evidence about its effectiveness in the teaching and learning of languages
Ensuring the attainment of white working class boys in English
This small-scale school-based project focuses on possible routes to raising achievement of white working class boys.
Writing in English as an Additional Language at Key Stage 2
This is a study undertaken to identify which features of written English primary aged learners of English as an additional language (EAL) may find more difficult to use well. It adds to previous evidence gathered about EAL writing at Key Stage 4 (KS4) in a project by the same author (Cameron 2003). The publication of this research was followed by a survey of the teaching of writing to advanced bilingual learners undertaken by the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED, 2005).
Learning in and for Interagency Working (2004 - 2007)
This resource provides access to a Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) project which focuses on a very topical issue – interagency working (IW) and how professionals can learn in an interagency manner.
Using Museums: In Your School
A fourteen minute Teachers TV programme describing a museums project in South West England where primary schools can book a mobile museum (‘Museum in transit’) to come into school free of charge for a week of activities which every pupil has direct contact with.
Students' experiences of ability grouping and disaffection, polarisation and the construction of fai
This is a TRIPS digest of a journal article by Jo Boaler of Stanford University, California, and Dylan William and Margaret Brown of King's College, London. The original article is based on research examining the mathematics achievement of a cohort of approximately 1000 students in 42 classes in six secondary schools over four years, in order to draw conclusions about the effects of ability grouping. The digest on the Standards site makes use of additional information and an update to the projec
KS3 Modern Foreign Languages - Why Learn a Language?
This Teachers TV programme explores one way of motivating pupils to choose to study MFL at Key Stage 4. Within the programme, a team from Aston University’s Languages for Life project is filmed leading a workshop with a Year 9 class.
InterActive Education: Teaching and Learning in the Information Age (2000 - 2004)
This ESRC TLRP project reports on the ways in which new technologies can be used in educational settings to enhance learning. The research centres on the design and evaluation of longitudinal teaching and learning initiatives using new technologies. This includes the use of computers within the areas of English
Improving learning through cognitive intervention
This is a GTC Research of the Month digest of the CASE (Cognitive Acceleration in Science Education) project which sought, in the early 90s, to examine the value of ‘a deliberate policy of challenging learners to transcend their present level of thinking’.
Improving the Effectiveness of Pupil Groups in Classrooms
This website is the gateway to a range of presentations which all relate to an ESRC funded Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) project.
Towards Evidence-Based Practice in Science Education: (2000-03)
This ESRC-funded Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) project consists of research briefings and a research summary to report the work done by the Evidence-Based Practice in Science Education (EPSE) Research Network.
Widening access to educational change through teaching children how to reason together
This is a DfES TRIPS digest of a small scale research project originally published in "Westminster Studies in Education", 2004. It summarises the aims and methods of the research and provides an outline of teaching strategies and the implications of the research in terms of developing language skills and promoting social inclusion.
Interplay: Play, learning and ICT in pre-school education
This resource is a website relating to a project that is part of the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP). It is a major Government Funded research programme incorporating a number of different research projects. This particular project is part of Phase II of the larger ‘InterActive Education: Teaching and Learning in the Information Age’ project. The focus of this study is to look at the educational values of the encounters of very young children with ICT. The project has been ru