Smoking still kills: what next for tobacco control?
Professor Linda Bauld, Head of the University's Department of Social & Policy Sciences and member of the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, outlines the extent of the tobacco epidemic and what can be done to reduce smoking rates further.
Obituary Eric Lunzer 20th May 2005
Professor Colin Harrison's obituary of Eric Lunzer, the developmental psychologist and educationalist who was a firm friend of Piaget as well as a pioneer of the Directed Activities Related to Texts (DARTs) arising from his work with Keith Gardner on "The Effective Use of Reading".
Homework: Its uses and abuses
This glossary article by Professor Susan Hallam considers the purposes, benefits and disadvantages of homework.
Sheila Wolfendale: Advocate for the Role of Parents
Obituary for Professor Sheila Wolfendale, Educational Psychologist. Monday February 27, 2006
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Neuro-psychological perspectives on science education
Review of a presentation by Professor Christine Howe, University of Strathclyde, at the ESRC and TLRP funded seminar series: ‘Collaborative Frameworks for Neuroscience and Education’.
Howard Gardner: The Myth of Multiple Intelligence
This is a paper by Professor John White in the viewpoint series published by the Institute of Education University of London. It aims to provide a critique of the multiple intelligence theory of Howard Gardner.
Buying Old Silver Coins
An antique store owner talks about silver and how it was used to make coins prior to 1964, but its increasing value forced American currency to be made with other elements and alloys. He explains how to buy old silver coins that have the highest level of purity. (2:01)
Buying Gold Coins
An owner of an antique store talks about buying gold coins. In the clip he explains how to determine which style and country of origin
is preferred. He talks about how to make sure to purchase the coins from a reputable dealer. Rare and valuable gold coins can be purchased from France, Belgium, Germany or Italy. (1:20)
Pupil voice is here to stay!
This is a short paper written by Professor Jean Ruddock and issued by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) to stimulate debate on the issue of pupil voice.
Spring Flower Seed Planting Guide
A gardener talks about then to plant spring flower seeds. She explains to wait until two weeks after the last frost to plant them in the ground, or start them inside and move them outdoors when the weather warms up. The gardener shows a variety of spring flowers that are good to enjoy all year long.
Becoming a Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education: an ESCalate workshop
This ESCalate workshop took place at the University of Birmingham Conference Park on 22 November. Led by Professor Jean Murray, Dr Pete Boyd and Kim Harris, the authors of Becoming a Teacher Educator, it was attended by forty new teacher educators (NTEs) from HEIs and SCITTS across England and Wales. Consisting of four workshop sessions, the day also offered opportunities for NTEs (in their first three years in the role) to network and to share experiences and concerns. In each of the workshop s
Governance, Funding, Reform and Quality Assurance: policy frameworks for English primary education
On February 29th the Cambridge based Primary Review, which is supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and directed by Professor Robin Alexander, published its four most recent interim reports. The review has commissioned thirty research surveys to be used as evidence and these four reports surveyed more than 200 sources whilst focusing on three from the ten Primary Review themes: Curriculum and Assessment Quality and Standards Funding and Governance
2008 ESCalate conference: Innovation and Development in Initial Teacher Education
The 4th annual ESCalate conference, Innovation and Development in Initial Teacher Education, took place on 16 May. The keynote address, "Teacher Education in the UK: the peculiarities of the English - and of the Welsh, Northern Irish and Scottish!", was given by Professor Ian Menter. The rest of the day consisted of a series of symposia, workshops and round table discussions.
Evidence: What counts as evidence in Education?
This glossary article by Professor Richard Andrews explores what counts as evidence in Education and in the research field of Educational Studies.
Evidence Based Education: Keynote at the TTRB Seminar in Redworth Hall, Darlington
At our recent refresh seminar at Redworth Hall in Darlington, Professor Peter Tymms presented a keynote address on 'Evidence Based Education'. Attached to this article is the presentation used and an audio recording of Peter's talk.
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