Academic research for schools
Academic subjects are usually extremely far from actual problems and questions of academic research. Material at school is often presented as a sum of fixed, immovable facts one has to learn, although in the world of research these facts may be regarded as questionable or even disproved. On the other hand, pupils rarely have an understanding of how facts are developed and understood. As it is impossible to bring a researcher to every school, we are working on the project that would help research
Vers une modélisation d'une géométrie en actes dans les activités de lecture tracé du bâtiment
La recherche présentée ici s'inscrit dans un projet national qui répond à un objectif social de transformations des formations professionnelles. L'activité professionnelle considérée requière des prises de décision dépendant d'une lecture adéquate de plans pour effectuer des tracés dans l'espace du chantier. La modélisation d'une telle activité par une géométrie en acte articule des connaissances théoriques de la géométrie euclidienne, des connaissances rendant compte des aspe
Lutilisation dun arbre des tâches pour concevoir et analyser des situations dapprentissage :
Afin de prendre en compte les difficultés que les élèves ont pour donner du sens aux activités expérimentales, ce qui leur fait perdre de vue lobjectif initial du T.P. et les connaissances visées, nous proposons de leur faire concevoir le protocole des expériences. À travers trois exemples de situations de T.P. mises au point et expérimentées dans des classes de Terminale S, nous montrons comment la structuration du protocole expérimental dans un arbre de tâche, permet d'analyser e
Autoregolazione dell'apprendimento e tecnologie didattiche
This paper introduces the concept of Self-Regulated Learning and analyses the possible support granted by Educational Technology for its practice and development.
It's About Interactive Learning
This paper draws on results of a research project InterActive Education: Teaching and Learning in the Information Age. The overall aim of the project is to examine the ways in which new technologies can be used in educational settings to enhance learning. To this end the project centres around the design and evaluation of teaching and learning initiatives for pupils from the age of eight to eighteen. Within this paper we report on our work with teachers and pupils, who have developed learning i
Changes in grouping practices over primary and secondary school
The research detailed in this paper provides a systematic description and analysis of classroomgrouping practices in primary and secondary schools in England. Practices are compared to main findings in developmental and educational literature with regard to effective contexts for learning and recent ideas about pedagogy. The research is based on an analysis of 4924 pupil groupings from672 Reception, Year 2 and Year 5 classes in 331 primary schools and 248 Year 7 and Year 10 classes in 47 seconda
Technical Paper 2 - The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) Project: Characteristics
In this paper the relationships between young children's entry assessments and various child (e.g. age, gender, ethnicity) and parent characteristics (e.g. educational and occupational background) are explored, to examine the extent to which variation between children in their cognitive and social-behavioural attainments can be accounted for by different factors. Marked differences between individual pre-school centres were identified in terms of the characteristics of children entering the EPPE
The RCBN Consultation Exercise: Stakeholder Report
One of the early objectives of the ESRC Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) Research Capacity Building Network has been to undertake an extensive consultation exercise in order to identify the priorities for research capacity-building and to generate a database of expertise from across the UK educational research community. This report provides an account of the first element of the consultation exercise, interviews with twenty-five key stakeholders each representing the major consti
This animation shows how to multiply matrices together. It shows that matrix multiplication is associative but not distributive.
Arithmetic in Java 1 (Storing numbers)
This is a simple learning object that illustrates how numbers are stored in the computer memory. It shows the effects of simple declaration and assignment statements. This object illustrates how memory is allocated and used to store numbers.
Designing a questionnaire
This RLO introduces good practice in questionnaire design, step by step.
Adding and subtracting complex numbers
This animation shows how to add or subtract complex numbers, using a simple example
An interactive tutorial on how to reference websites. It begins with an example, and interactively draws the student through the stages of accessing the relevant information.
Manipulating Logs - Practice Test
A ten question test on manipulating logs (by addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
A number of examples of mathematical treatment of strong and weak monoprotic acids and bases, as well as buffers. The site presents a brief conceptual introduction to each case and then treats mathematically the steps to solve an example problem related to the concept.
Chemical Equilibria: The Law of Mass Action
Fundamental ideas and terminology of equilibria from a general chemistry perspective. A focus on closed systems, reversible chemical reactions, the law of mass action, Q and K. Also included are several multiple-choice questions that test the theories discussed. This site provides supplementary material that could be useful to beginning students in general and analytical chemistry.
Paper Chromatography of Stains
A paper chromatography experiment separating dyes. The experiment is targeted toward 8-12 grades, but could be suited to an introductory chem laboratory section.The text of the site contains instructions for setting up and executing the experiment in a large class setting.
A site with animation that provides a very brief introduction to the idea of separation of components in a mixture and a set of instructions for students for separating colored compounds by paper chromatography (on coffee filters). The appropriate audience would be students in a high-school or introductory, non major\'s college chemistry class.
How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition (2000)
This page, in the National Academy Press website, gives the table of content of the book in the title of this site. As one of the "openbooks" from this press, the site allows one to search the book (approximately 400 pages) as well as download the complete book or selected portions of it. The site will be most useful to an analytical scientist interested in reading about current learning theories.
The Web: Design for Active Learning
This page focuses on interactivity as it applies to a cohesive design including, high interface, content, and instructional design. This page is usable in gathering strategies for applying active learning in a college environment, although none are specifically related to analytical chemistry. Unfortunately, several of the links on the page are broken, but there are a number of useful ones.