How Does the Digital Environment Change What Architects Do in the Initial Phases of the Design Proce
Some researchers have tried to answer the question: do we need to think differently while designing in terms of the digital environment? This methodological question leads to another question: what is the range of this difference, if there is one? This research investigates the range of changes in how architects conduct and develop the initial design within the digital environment. The role offered by the digital environment in visual design thinking during conceptual designing through shaping:
Remaining innovative through good and bad times
Rajesh Chandy, Professor of Marketing and Tony and Maureen Wheeler Chair in Entrepreneurship discusses why managers need to focus on the future in order to help an organisation remain innovative through difficult and prosperous times
Shaping the Education Bill - Reaching for Consensus
Back Bench Response to the Education White Paper: this document was published on 14 December, 2005, by a number of Labour MPs, Peers and other leading Labour Party figures. It highlights their concerns regarding the 2005 Education White Paper, and puts forward a number of proposals.
To what extent are the differences between schools actually due to the head?
A speech by Maurice Smith, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Schools on Leadership is commented on and critiqued by Peter Tymms and Christine Merrell of the CEM Centre at Durham University.
The Rose Report: Independent review of the teaching of early reading
The 'Independent review of the teaching of early reading' presents an interpretation of the evidence that Sir Jim Rose and his team of five advisors collected during their review of early reading and synthetic phonics. The review addresses five aspects. The first aspect is the most significant: "what best practice should be expected in the teaching of early reading and synthetic phonics", because the other four aspects which cover the development of national curricula; children with literacy dif
Towards consensus? Citizenship in secondary schools
This Ofsted report has found that a quarter of English secondary schools have inadequate provision and weak leadership for the teaching of citizenship.
Literacy Information technology
I'm writing my dissertation on how the use of ICT can enhance and benefit the teaching of literacy in the primary school (key stage one and two) I’ve looked through your research bank and found a lot of positive journals and links that support this statement, but I need to find some contradicting arguments, can you help? I would list the journals I’ve found so far, but there are loads, these are just some that I’ve looked at and found very helpful… Net Library Developing the ICT capable
Primary Schools: the professional environment
This report is from the Primary Review, which is based at the University of Cambridge. The resource is one of three reviews within Theme 6 ‘Settings and Professionals’. The other two reviews in this theme relate to the built environment of schools and to the initial and continuing professional development of teachers. This resource focuses on two aspects, namely teacher professionalism and the leadership of primary schools. The authors review work in these areas from the time of the Plowden
Teachers TV Leadership Week
Teachers TV has a week of programmes, 16-22 March, examining the vital role that good leadership has to play in today’s schools.
The National College of School Leadership (NCSL)
The National College of School Leadership (NCSL) was launched in 2000 and aims to "to make a difference to children's lives through excellent school leadership". It is based at a purpose built learning and conference centre in Nottingham. The College is funded by the government and its work is informed by four key goals.
Leading Sustainable Schools
The research document produced for NCSL looks into sustainability in schools, how these schools are being lead in a successful sustainable manner and the barriers that can prevent success. This document attempts to consider the issue of leadership for sustainability within the context of the wide spread changes in the English education system including buildings and grounds, curriculum and assessment, the relationship between schools and their local communities, the merging of education and chi
Your child, your schools, our future: building a 21st century schools system
The latest education white paper, 'Your child, your schools, our future: building a 21st century schools system', was published on 30 June. Within this, the Government describes reforms to meet the ‘challenges and changes' facing schools, and how these build on the developments of the last 12 years; included within these are changes to the curriculum, school partnerships, leadership and responsibilities.
Physical education in schools 2005/08: Working towards 2012 and beyond
The Physical Education, School Sport and Club Links strategy (PESSCL) was the focus of an evaluation between September 2005 and July 2008 in a small sample of primary and secondary schools in England. These schools were visited by HMI and additional inspectors over the three year period to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of PESSCL in practice, in terms of achievement, provision and leadership, with a view to outlining what the focus of attention should be by 2012 and beyond.
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
BELMAS (British Educational Leadership, Management & Administration Society)
BELMAS seeks to advance the practice, teaching and study of educational management, administration and leadership in the United Kingdom, and to contribute to international development in these areas.
Transforming the young people's workforce: 3rd annual conference
"Aiming High for Young People", the Government's ten-year strategy for young people, emphasises the need for a young people's workforce of skilled, knowledgable and trusted adults. This conference focused on how this workforce is developing as a result of initiatives to strengthen leadership and management, developing a common platform of skills and building capacity in the third (charity and voluntary) sector. It aimed to provide commentaries and expert analysis on these changes, as well as per
Equally prepared for life? How 15-year old boys and girls perform in school
This report uses data from the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) to explore gender differences in educational experiences. Student background, attitudes and characteristics are all seen to influence performance. Despite the fact that girls tend to outperform boys in school, boys are more likely to go on to earn more and hold positions of political and economic power. The authors argue that, if government policies are to aim for parity, education could be key. The rep
What are extended schools and why are they needed?
This is the first chapter in a book which explores the leadership and management of extended schools. It seems apposite, therefore, that it describes and contextualises this educational development, examining its background, nature, and where it sits within the present educational landscape. Indeed, Middlewood argues that extended schools are the logical consequence of a belief that the purpose of education is to change, develop and improve the world, and the culmination of a focus on transformi
Teachers TV Early Years Week
Teachers TV has a week of programming focusing on Early Years, w/c 17 May. Included in the schedule are two new programmes: "Children's Centre Leadership - Child Poverty" explores the range of strategies employed by a Children's Centre to alleviate child poverty, and "Professional Knowledge - The Montessori Method", which looks at how a primary school has introduced Montessori methods for Early Years and Key Stage 1.
Pablo Garcia - A Brief History of Drawing Machines, Since 1425
Mechanized drawing existed long before computers. Methods for automating drawing—especially drawing from life—appeared simultaneously with the earliest descriptions of constructing linear perspective. What does this long quest for computed drawing tell us about our relationship with technology? What does this mean for the presumed novelty of the computer? What does it mean to be "virtual"? ___ Pablo Garcia is Assistant Professor in the Department of Contemporary Practices at the School of