Teacher qualifications I am researching in the area of how evidence-based research in the primary classroom through action research and teachers as researchers makes for more effective practitioners. One of the problems I have discovered is that the majority of teachers feel ill-equipped to carry out such research, amongst other issues surrounding their attitudes to research. This led me to question if the qualification of BA was enough and if the route to go was to require teachers to have MAs
Primary pupils' experiences of different types of grouping in school
This research summary appears in the digest section of the DfES Standards Site (TRIPS). The paper it refers to, published in the British Educational Research Journal, 30 (4) August 2004, takes as its focus pupils’ perceptions, hitherto an uncommon perspective in researching the efficacy of different pupil groupings. Whilst the use of case study precludes widely applicable recommendations, the report does suggest some worthwhile implications which should prompt teachers and others to think abou
Religious education Hi, I am researching information for a curriculum strategy project that I am working on at university, but cannot seem to find the relevant information. The strategy is about the importance of religious education in today's society, how lessons can be made creative and interesting and why children need to learn about the subject.
EBEA on Managing Behaviour
A unit from the Economics, Business and Enterprise Association (EBEA) ITE Subject Resource Network on managing behaviour which helps why lessons could go wrong for trainee teachers and to help trainee teachers to find their own solutions to managing behaviour.
Lily Pad Escape
In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad is trying to escape from a desert island by crossing a large body of water. They find a special lily pad that was left for them by the Red Warrior. When the lily pad is put in water it doubles and the number of lily pads keeps on doubling. The CyberSquad tries to use this doubling effect to help them create a lily pad bridge to cross the water and escape. Run time 02:49.
UK ITE Network for Education Sustainable Development/Global Citizenship Conference 2008
The inaugural conference of the UK ITE Network for Education Sustainable Development/Global Citizenship took place on 10th July. The Network, launched in July 2007, is funded and supported by ESCalate, WWF and the TDA and managed by the Centre for Cross Curricular Initiatives (CCCI), London South Bank University.
Chemistry and the Environment Dump site waste management demonstrates chemistry's benefits and problems. Video discusses the challenge of getting rid of chemical waste products in a way that does not harm the environment. It also discusses the importance of chemistry in analyzing the effects on the environment and possible solutions to environmental hazards.
Dump site waste management demonstrates chemistry's benefits and problems. Video discusses the challenge of getting rid of chemical waste products in a way that does not harm the environment. It also discusses the importance of chemistry in analyzing the effects on the environment and possible solutions to environmental hazards.
Teachers TV Green Week
During the week commencing 16 February, Teachers TV has a week of programmes exploring how schools can become greener, plus a range of documentaries looking at some of the environmental problems facing the world, and some of the potential solutions.
Marc Heuer, 4th Grade
Research about water facts and the water cycle, including where the town gets and purifies its water, engages students. The students use the think-pair-share strategy as they work in their groups.
TDA Standards Case Study: The Global Dimension in Initial Teacher Education
A case study charting the experiences of trainees on initial teacher training programmes, including the ways in which the provider tailored provision to increase trainee awareness of the global dimension.
Teachers TV: Engaging the Disengaged
Teachers TV has a two-week season, starting 18 May, exploring young people's disengagement from compulsory education and how schools are coming up with creative and innovative solutions to the problem. Disengagement can manifest itself in behavioural problems, non-attendance or a failure to engage in lessons and learning in general. Scheduled programmes examine many of the factors that can contribute to young people's disengagement, as well as potential solutions.
UK ITE Network for Education Sustainable Development/Global Citizenship Annual Conference
On July 9th the UK ITE Network for Education Sustainable Development/Global Citizenship held their annual conference at the Keyworth Centre, London South Bank University. The day focused on the development of a critical perspective within ESD/GC and included speakers from all the nations of the UK as well as Professor Rauni Räsänen of Finland. Professor Räsänen considered how ESD and GC were built into education practice across Finland and identified key implications for Initial Teacher Educ
The Global Amphibian Crisis
In this video Sir David Attenborough talks about the global amphibian crisis. The Zoological Society of London is working alongside Amphibian Ark (AArk), which was founded to carry out an Amphibian Conservation Action Plan. This is a video with a terrific and very important message, although you have to listen carefully because the background music is almost overpowering the voice of Mr. Attenborough.
Around the world, frogs are declining at an alarming rate due to threats like pollution, disease and climate change. Frogs bridge the gap between water and land habitats, making them the first indicators of ecosystem changes. In this fascinating video you will meet the Bay Area researchers working to protect frogs across the state of California and across the world.
Teachers TV Go Green Week
To mark ‘Go Green Week', the annual student week of action on climate change, Teachers TV is showing a week of programmes (w/c 8 February) looking at some of the issues and potential solutions around global warming. In addition, to mark the 5th anniversary of the launch of the unique TV channel for everyone who works in schools on 8th February, Teachers TV will be showing 40 of its most memorable programmes between 4-6pm and 8-10pm every day this week.
Water that falls from the sky is called precipitation. As one aspect of weather, precipitation such as rain or snow can affect your daily life. However, it is also a vital step in the water cycle, returning water from the atmosphere back to Earth's surface. In this video you will observe three different types of precipitation — rain, hail, and snow. Sound but no narration. Run time 01:00.
Phase separation in solid solution upon cooling: laser beam projection
As video "Phase separation in solid solution upon cooling: vial projection", but filmed looking into the laser light after it has passed through the vial (i.e. the video is of the laser beam as projected onto a screen): The vial contains a mixture of cyclohexane and aniline cooling from 35º. When the critical temperature is reached and the mixture goes from a single phase to two phases, the spot of light on the screen is disrupted as the phases separate. The spot 'flickers' and then becomes tot
Distributed web systems : past exam questions : level 3
This resource (B359 Distributed Web Systems Level 3) contains past examination questions from the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Portsmouth. From mobile phones to the Internet, our lives depend increasingly on distributed systems linking computers and other devices together in a seamless and transparent way. This unit will provide the students with the basic knowledge of the principles and practice of distributed systems necessary to develop distributed
The riverOcean Foundation is a largely voluntary, non-profit environmental organisation dedicated to "increasing awareness and encouraging care for our water environments". The main aims of the organisation are to "increase awareness of all aspects of the water environment", "promote a holistic understanding of water systems" and to "make links between, and build partnerships with, other organisations and individuals working for positive environmental (including social) change". The site contain
Fair Health: Health Inequities Within and Between Countries - A Global Challenge
The 20th century has seen impressive gains in health and life expectancy in many parts of the world – but these improvements are unequally distributed. In every country, poor people and those from socially disadvantaged groups get sicker and die sooner than people in more privileged social positions. Not only is there a gap in health between the best-off and the worst-off in society, there is a gradient in health running between them. This gradient can be linked clearly to social and economic