Improving Teaching and Learning in Schools
This is the second commentary by the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) which describes what their researchers have found out about improving education in UK schools. The work has concentrated on issues such as solving classrooms problems; the best ways of using new technology in schools; involving pupils more successfully and the links between home and school. The resource includes evidence informed principles for teaching and learning developed as collaborative projects between s
Innovation - Extended school
A 15 minute video which outlines the variety and function of after school activities in an inner city primary school. The commentary and interviews introduce key issues in thinking about extended schools; finance, staffing, quality, accommodation and range. The clips from a wide choice of after school activities show Every Child Matters in action as well as a vision of the government expectations for all schools by 2010 as part of its extended schools policy.
Creating Effective Teaching and Learning Environments: First Results from TALIS
This report presents the first findings of an international, collaborative programme of TALIS (Teaching and Learning International Survey) reviews of education systems within OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries. Its focus is on the provision of lower secondary education in both the public and private spheres across the 23 participating countries. The initial remit embraces an investigation of the professional development of teachers, their practices, beliefs a
A briefing for trainees in initial teacher training (ITT)
These web pages from the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) website clarify the roles and responsibilities of those involved in the induction process of newly qualified teachers (NQTs). These pages form part of a larger section on this website which describes other aspects of the induction process, including the function of the Career Entry and Development Profile (CEDP).
Knowledge-based Stair Design
The application of computer--based technique to support architectural design has often concentrated on matters of representation. Typically, this means computer-aided drafting, and less frequently, computer-aided modeling and visualization. The promise of new computer-based tools to support the process of design has thus far failed to produce any significant tool that has had a widespread impact on the architectural profession. Most developments remain in university based research labs where the
The Economy: When Will Happy Days Be Here Again?
The latest economic reports show the U.S. recovery has faltered. But someday, surely, there will be a real recovery. What forces will drive that upturn? And will the healthy economy of the future look different from those of the past -- establishing a "new normal?" Two intertwined factors are critical to any rebound, according to many experts: Home prices must stop declining and begin to rise, and consumers must spend more freely.Author(s):
Themes and Concepts of Biology
By the end of this section, you will be able to:
Essential Science for Teachers: Physical Science: Session 2. The Particle Nature of Matter: Solids,
What simple idea links together all of chemistry and physics? How can a close study of the macroscopic differences among solids, liquids, and gases support a microscopic model of tiny, discrete, and constantly moving particles? In this session, participants learn how the "particle model" can be turned into a powerful tool for generating predictions about the behavior of matter under a wide range of conditions.,The segment provides examples of probing questions about phenomenon to determine what
This unit helps you understand the properties of nucleotides and how they contribute to secondary and tertiary structures of nucleic acids at the molecular level. You will learn about the different composition and roles of nucleic acids in the cell, their interactions with each other and the use of ribozymes, aptamers, antisense and hybridization as tools in molecular research. The unit covers the function of DNA packaging within the cell, the interactions between the DNA double helix and the nu
Teaching argumentative non-fiction writing to 7-14 year olds: A systematic review of the evidence of
A systematic review of studies, based largely in North America, identifying features of the conditions for successful practice and specific strategies that have contributed to successful practice in teaching and learning about argumentative writing with 7-14 year olds.
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The content acknowledged below is Proprietary and used under licence (not subject to Creative Commons licence). See Terms and Conditions.
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A Virtual Organisation for e-Learning
We present in this paper the results of an European funded project Diogene, finished in October 2004, whose aim has been the design and the development of a distributed e-learning system able to perform several automatic actions such as course customization and information retrieval on the Semantic Web. The Diogene architecture is based on a network of specialized Organizations each of which has been realized as an independent Web Service.
Learning outcomes After studying this unit you should be able to: understand what is meant by a common law system; demonstrate a good knowledge and understanding of what is meant by the common law and how its rules are made and changed; demonstrate an understanding of how the common law has developed; describe what is meant by a system of binding precedent; explain the court hierarchy; discuss how a precedent can be altere
After studying this unit you should be able to:
understand what is meant by a common law system;
demonstrate a good knowledge and understanding of what is meant by the common law and how its rules are made and changed;
demonstrate an understanding of how the common law has developed;
describe what is meant by a system of binding precedent;
explain the court hierarchy;
discuss how a precedent can be altere
Effects of drugs on pulsation rate of blackworms (Lumbriculus variegatus)
In this investigative lab, students observe blackworm pulsation rate in normal conditions and observe how pulsation rate is affected by drugs. This lab stresses the circulatory system, but can also be used for homeostasis, behavior, toxicology, and nervous system labs. Part I guides the student through blackworm handling procedures and initial observations of the blackworm's behavior and circulatory system. Part II is a student-led investigation in which the students design and run their own exp
An Introduction to Population Genetics
The evolution of populations is examined by simulations over 5 to 10 generations. Students use playing cards to simulate random mating, and then modify the mating to illustrate more natural conditions. With the addition of computer simulations, the same evolutionary principles may be applied to many generations. Discussion topics include the importance of genetic drift and mutation as the sources of raw material for evolution, the maintenance of recessive alleles in populations, and the role nat
Applying the Learning Cycle Approach to Digestive Systems and the Principles of Structure-Function a
The three parts of the learning-cycle strategy student exploration, concept formation, and concept application are the framework on which student understanding of 1 the interrelation of structure and function and 2 the coexistence of unity and the diversity among organisms are designed.
Biochemical Analysis of Vertebrate Skeletal Systems
This exercise was developed to look at the structure-function relationship in the skeletal system as it explores motion and force on evolution of the system.
Moore's Law Forever?
In 1965, Gordon Moore observed that the number of transistors on a silicon chip doubled every technology generation (12 months at that time, currently 18-24 months). He predicted that this trend would continue for a while. Forty years later, Moore's Law continues to hold. Since the number of transistors in a circuit is a measure of the circuit's computational power, the doubling of transistor counts compounded over a 40 year period has led to an enormous increase in the performance of electronic
Art and Ecology
Artists are often particularly keen observers and precise recorders of the physical conditions of the natural world. As a result, paintings can be good resources for learning about ecology. Teachers can use this lesson to examine with students the interrelationship of geography, natural resources, and climate and their effects on daily life. It also addresses the roles students can take in caring for the environment. Students will look at paintings that represent cool temperate, warm temperate,