Developing Little Linguists - Final Evaluation of the Foundation Stage Primary Languages Pilot: Augu
This is the final evaluation report of the Foundation Stage Primary Languages Pilot 2007 by the Northern Irish Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CEA).
Flexible Assessment: English tasks for children working below the levels of the National Curriculum
The 2003 article from NFER PRE summarises the development stages that occurred in order to create optional English tasks. The final versions were intended to support National Curriculum assessments at the end of year 6. These tasks were aimed at the 5% of children who come to the end of year 6, but are not entered into the National Curriculum assessments for a variety of reasons.
Causes and consequences of test anxiety in Key Stage 2 pupils: The mediational role of emotional res
The resource is a conference paper, presented at BERA 2009, that attempts to define and quantify potential deleterious effects of English Key Stage 2 SATs on the wellbeing, educational experiences and outcomes of primary school pupils in England. The paper also seeks to establish if certain qualities amongst children mediate the effects of any test anxiety caused by the SATs.
Teachers TV Performing Wonders Season
Teachers TV has a three week season of programmes, beginning 14 December, featuring inspirational music, dance and drama projects and initiatives in the UK and around the world that demonstrate the benefits of offering young people opportunities to get involved in and express themselves through the performing arts.
Boys who dare don't care: unwanted men, the performing arts and perplexing disruptions to the male t
This paper, presented at BERA 2009, focuses upon boys’ perceptions of male teachers as role models to encourage greater participation in the arts. It is highlighted from the evidence, however, that male role models are not required and that “the wrong kind of man will not do”. What is underlined is a set of key characteristics for the teacher who is ‘better than good’.
Key Stage 2 Science - Engaging Girls with Practical Science
The resource is a short video in the now familiar Teachers TV format. It focuses on an English primary school which had identified that girls were less motivated and enthusiastic than boys regarding their learning in science. The video examines what the causes of this may have been and follows the school’s attempts to rectify matters.
Planning for change: the impact of the new Key Stage 3 curriculum
This is an Ofsted report which evaluates the progress of the implementation of the new Key Stage 3 curriculum. The report draws on visits to 37 schools between May 2008 and March 2009. The new National Curriculum for Key Stage 3 came into effect for Year 7 pupils from September 2008, and carried with it a clear expectation that schools develop a more integrated approach to curriculum planning and delivery. The report suggests that the schools in the survey had made progress in introducing more v
Language Learning at Key Stage 3: The impact of the Key Stage 3 Modern Foreign Language Framework an
This resource is a report on a two year study into language learning at Key Stage 3 in England, carried out at Cambridge University at the behest of the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). The study was commissioned to investigate both provision and practice, and was to look particularly at the impact of the Key Stage 3 Framework for Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) and other recent initiatives with respect to languages, such as the impact of language entitlement in Key Stage 2 a
Creative teaching and learning in Foundation Stage and Year 1: indications from observations inside
The resource is a draft research paper, presented at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) annual conference 2009. The paper discusses the findings of a small-scale research project that investigated the potential of using the outdoor environment as a catalyst for encouraging motivation, social interaction and creative curriculum planning. Early in the paper, the comment is made that, "current educational policy in the UK appears to be shifting from an emphasis on teaching to learn
Lecture 13 - Movie Example (Video)
Lecture 13 - Movie Example (Audio)
Center Stage: A Peek at Upcoming Kingsbury Hall Performances
Kingsbury Hall Director Greg Geilmann offers a sneak peek at Kingsbury's '06-'07 season and beyond, describing how and why the venue assembles its slate of performances.
Documentary Film: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Process
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Retooling Early Stage Development - Steve Blank (Serial Entrepreneur)
Ninety-percent of Silicon Valley's start-ups fail not because of faulty product, but because they don't tap the right market and they don't know their customer. Well-seasoned serial entrepreneur Steve Blank drafts a new model for plotting the path between good idea and market success.