Survey of Musical Futures
Musical Futures was a three year project, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, which explored different ways in which informal learning practices and pedagogies could be applied within music education. The project built on the work on Professor Lucy Green in her recent publications (Green 2001, 2008). This survey establishes analyses the impact of the project across secondary schools from teachers’ and pupils’ perspectives. The survey provides an informative insight into the success and fai
The Rose Report and Phonics: A Teacher Education Perspective
This is the report of a UCET seminar called to discuss the implications for ITE of Jim Rose’s Independent review of the teaching of reading. The UCET executive committee wished to provide the membership with the opportunity to discuss, in particular, the research base for the newly recommended emphasis on synthetic phonics. Two keynotes speakers, Professor Kathy Hall and Professor Morag Stuart, contributed to the seminar and were joined by Professor Rhona Stainthorpe, Professor Peter Bryant an
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 "Oh, nothing much" report: The value of the after-school conversation
This report, commissioned by Becta to support its Next Generation Learning Campaign, is written by Professor Tanya Byron, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist specialising in child and adolescent mental health. It reports on an investigation into the role that successful communication between parent and child can have on raising attainment. It also considers the impact that technology can have in improving parent-child communication. The research surveyed 1000 children aged 7-14 years of age prima
The Cambridge Primary Review
The Cambridge Primary Review is the most comprehensive enquiry into English primary education for 40 years. The final report and recommendations of the Cambridge Primary Review have now been published in a book entitled "Children, their World, their Education". The publication is edited by Professor Robin Alexander.
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.
Professor Jerry Wellington provides a commentary on a sample chapter on observation from 'Research Methods in Early Childhood Education' by Mukherji and Albon. This chapter provides a helpful introduction to the use of observation, its historical background, different types of observation and some of the problematic issues involved in doing it - such as recording, reporting and the avoidance of bias.
Professor Jerry Wellington provides a commentary on a sample chapter on data gathering from 'Action Research for Improving Educational Practice' by Valsa Koshy. When it comes to data, should we talk about gathering, collecting, creating, acquiring, harvesting or nurturing? Koshy uses the term ‘gathering' data is if it were unproblematic. This is one of the weaknesses of this chapter, but it has many strengths and will be valuable for anyone embarking on a research project in their own setting,
Whose data are they? Ethics in case study research
Professor Jerry Wellington provides a commentary on a sample chapter on ethical issues from 'Case Study Research In Practice' by Helen Simons. Most people undertaking research in their own school or college will be involved in some form of ‘case study research', for example by investigating their own classroom practice or teaching methods. Few will have the time or resources to conduct a large scale, ‘randomised' investigation - hence this chapter on the ethics of conducting case study work
Mixed Methods Research
Professor Jerry Wellington provides a commentary on a sample chapter on mixed methods research from 'Introduction to Research Methods in Education' by Keith Punch. Most research projects into an aspect of teaching and learning (i.e. educational research) will quite rightly employ a mixture of methods. Indeed, the very nature of most important research questions in education (usually what, how or why questions when it comes down to it) actually demands that a range of methodologies and methods wi
‘Islamaphobia, Islam and Education’- British Educational Research Association (BERA) SIG Confere
The Islamaphobia, Islam and Education conference was jointly organised by Lynn Revell and Professor John Preston with the ‘Race, Ethnicity & Education’ and the ‘Religious Education’ special interest groups (SIGs) of BERA. The conference aim was to discuss the issue of Islamophobia within British society and explore how Islam is perceived in both society and education.
Nuclear explosives: the technology of destruction
Lecturer, writer and editor, Rick Marshall talks about how explosives are made and what to do if they're detonated.
Climate change: challenge or swindle?
Reverend Professor Ian James questions whether climate change is a challenge or a swindle and presents some of the certainties, complexities and controversies from the science of climate change.
ALPS Competency in Practice Assessment (CIPA) Tool
One of the key aims of ALPS is to improve the assessment of competence in practice across 16 professions, increasing the confidence of new graduates and their employers. The CIPA tool has been developed to establish measures of new graduate confidence in their ability across a number of areas of professional competence. Initially it is being piloted as a self-rating tool with new graduates with the intention of extending its use by employers of new graduates. The tool offers a way of establishin
Des biopuces et des hommes (audio)
Conférence du docteur Xavier Gidrol sur l'impact des nanotechnologies en médecine.
La conférence a été donnée à l'Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 dans le cadre du cycle de conférences "L'invité du Mercredi" / Saison 2005-2006 sur le thème "L'espoir". Service culturel Université Victor Segalen de Bordeaux 2 / DCAM / Author(s):
Conférence du docteur Xavier Gidrol sur l'impact des nanotechnologies en médecine.
Professor Stanley Wells, Chairman of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, talks to Warwick student Harriet Birchall about the discovery of a portrait of William Shakespeare, believed to be the only authentic image of Shakespeare made from life.
An interactive graphic that describes the extent of income inequality in the U.S., how it got so unequal, and offers tangible suggestions about what ordinary people can do to diminish it. It also allows users to estimate the amount of actual income inequality and place their own earnings in the context of demographically similar populations. Animated videos narrated by former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, describe why such inequality has increased in recent decades.
Interfaith Dialogue with the Dalai Lama: Welcome
On Tuesday 12 June 2007, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and representatives of the Christian, Islamic and Jewish faiths met in a symposium exploring the role of religion in war and conflict. Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black, Most Reverend Bishop Christopher Prowse and Professor Abdullah Saeed joined His Holiness the Dalai Lama in a dialogue that addressed the pervasive view that religion is necessarily a cause of violent dissention and conflict. This dialogue encompassed the fundamental me
How to Draw Lips - Step by Step
Learn how to draw the lips step by step: lay-in, two value, dark accents, halftones / highlights, and details. Start with the 5 squishy little pillows of the lips and render 3-dimensional form using tone. (8:32)
"Manifest Destiny" Educational Rap by MC LaLa
The rap starts like this: "Here's a little story I'd like to tell about the land that we love and know so well it started small, not much to boast, just thirteen colonies on the east coast..." (03:24)