3.9 Systems methodologies for managing change: soft systems approach
This unit examines system engineering and why it is important. You will learn to identify and evaluate the importance of relationships within the process and assess the relative importance of stakeholders. You will also be able to classify a systems engineering project in terms of the balance of demands, choice and constraints.
11.127 Computer Games and Simulations for Investigation and Education (MIT)
Project-based subject in which students from multiple disciplines are encouraged to develop and investigate systems and ideas from their fields of study as they explore the process of building and testing models and simulations. Explores various modeling software packages, criteria for developing the most appropriate simulation for a given situation, and methods for evaluating the success and utility of models. Students with an education focus consider what and how people learn from simulations
21M.606 Introduction to Stagecraft (MIT)
Introduces students to the variety and scope of stagecraft while they learn basic shop skills. Students develop shop vocabulary and learn basic skills, including the safe use of all shop machines, basic handwork skills, names and uses of tools, and an overview of the various activities that go on in each shop. In each seven-week segment, students complete a project that uses all basic skills. From the course home page: Course Description Offered annually in the spring term, Introduction to St
Managing projects through people
The importance of managing people for the success of a project cannot be underestimated. This unit identifies the groups and individuals whose appropriate involvement in a project is important for its success, and considers the ways in which their contribution might be maximised.
1.1 Formal handover
This unit will examine the particular issues that arise in bringing a project to a close, and ways of evaluating a project on its completion. The key components of project closure will be identified and discussed and their importance in ensuring that the aims and objectives of a project have been successfully attained will be explored. After studying this unit, you will be able to plan an effective project closure.
Exploring Science Teachers' Perceptions of Teaching and Learning
This is a preliminary research report, presented at BERA 2009, on one component of the ESRC-funded “Talking to Learn, Learning to Talk in Science” project. The focus of this resource is on research methodology and results. The researchers adopted a narrative approach to interviews where the teachers were asked to tell the story of their own experience of a lesson which they regarded as 'good'. The report also documents the findings from initial interviews with eight teachers revealing their
The effect of grammar teaching (sentence combining) in English on 5 to 16 year olds’ accuracy and
The second of two reviews of research evidence using the EPPI review protocol that consider the relationship between grammar teaching and written composition concludes that sentence-combining is one effective way of improving the syntactic maturity of 5 – 16 year olds.
(R&DA 20) The use of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to support individualised learning in Init
This project funded by a TDA Research & Development Award examined the use of Virtual Learning Environment to support individualisation of teacher training. Investigated experience of 102 trainees with one ITT provider.
Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series: Supporting school-based trainees through e-learning
This report describes three subsets of work within the TDA E-Learning Communities Project and grant funding, involving use of a VLE, laptop provision, and video-conferencing.
Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series: Isle of Wight
This TDA-funded 'Supporting E-learning Communities' project was submitted by an island-wide consortium of teacher educators who have worked in a tight geographical location.
Labelling I am completing a research project on the effect of labelling children and what this does to their self esteem and attainment. It is based around the primary aged child but not a specific key stage. Any information you could give me would be great. I have looked at a few journals on the effect of informal and formal labelling.
Market research I'm required to design a self-study resource which could be used to support low attaining (below grade C) pupils when completing individual GCSE project work for Design & Technology. the resource should enable them to effectively present market research of their products. Please could you suggest any websites that may have some good examples?
Successful teachers in schools in challenging circumstances.
The research sought to illuminate notions of ‘successful teachers’ by examining those factors contributing to the success of teachers working in schools in challenging circumstances. It also sought to contribute to debates over what ‘challenging circumstances’ might be. This was a joint research project between Lancashire LEA and St Martin’s College.
The role of teachers in the assessment of learning
This is a pamphlet from the Assessment Reform Group that resulted from the Assessment Systems for the Future project funded by the Nuffield Foundation, published in 2003. The assertion is that assessment focused on testing will divert teaching and learning, and ultimately have a negative impact on children and schools. Evidence demonstrates that in England the current testing regime results in a curriculum that is narrowed, pupils at the borders of levels are focused upon at the expense of other
Hidden curriculum, hidden feelings; emotions, relationships and learning with ICT and the whole chil
A research paper presented to the BERA conference in 2002, now available through Education-line. The paper describes early findings from a two year project entitled ‘ICT and the whole child’ and examining the impact of the provision of enhanced ICT resources on a Year 2 class in a UK primary school.
Learning Through Play - Mathematical Development
This resource is a 15 minute Teachers TV programme which reports on one example from a 2004 project involving over 40 schools in Wales that piloted a play based curriculum for 3 – 7 year olds. The programme gives examples of the practices in mathematics of one school’s work with a Nursery and Foundation Stage unit.
Whole Class Teaching Strategies and Interactive Technology: towards a connectionist classroom
An online research paper describing a small scale research project exploring the use of Interactive Whiteboard technology in a primary school over the period of a week.
Who Stays in Teaching and Why: A Review of the Literature on Teacher Retention
This is a literature review on teacher retention in US public schools. The publication incorporates a range of empirical work on the career decisions made by teachers, drawing on a wealth of factors which impact on teacher retention. The research is provided as part of The Project on the Next Generation of Teachers, based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the United States.
Teaching using digital video in secondary schools
This unit explores the role of digital media as a teaching tool, focussing on video in particular. we will examine the process of how you can start to use digital video in the classroom, and how to manage your project from objective setting, through story boards and filming, to assesing the success of your project.