What Shapes Health | The Forum at HSPH
Health is more than the sum of its parts. Sometimes in surprising ways, factors such as childhood experiences, housing conditions, poor diets, and healthcare access drive who ends up sick — and who does not. This Forum event, held in connection with a new poll by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and NPR, investigated these factors from the perspective of experts and the U.S. public, as well as examined public perceptions of what impacts health a
Learning space evaluation
The subject of physical learning space has in recent years become increasingly complex This reflection examines what evidence exists in this area
Teaching Physical Education 11-18
This book provides a coherent and comprehensive guide to important themes related to teaching PE.
British Education Index
What is it? why is it useful? and how can you use it? This is a brief guide to when and how to use the British Education Index - a database of journal article references covering the whole field of education
Internet for Education Guide
Tutors and trainees will find this guide useful in developing a critical approach to searching for education-based material on the web when they want to search beyound the TTRB and before they ask the E-Librarian a question.
Navigating in Space
Getting from here to there. Voyages to other planets require enormous expenditures of energy. However, the amount of energy expended can be minimized by using the same principles that guide planets around the solar system.
Waves of Destruction
In 2004, the sudden rupture of a huge fault beneath the Indian Ocean unleashed a devastating tsunami. There had been no warning signs prior to the earthquake and the ensuing tsunami that reached the shores of the Indian Ocean and ravaged the coastal areas of Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, India, and Sri Lanka. However, many animals were able to escape the tsunami's destruction. This video segment from Nature examines the anatomy of the tsunami and the possibility that animals sensed the coming wa
The National Literacy Trust website
This is a brief guide to how to use The National Literacy Trust, an independent charity concerned with raising literacy standards for all age groups throughout the UK. It covers the following questions: what is it, why is it useful and how can you use it?
International Review of Curriculum and Assessment Frameworks Internet Archive (INCA) website
This a brief guide to using INCA, a QCA funded website providing descriptions of government policy on most aspects of education in over 20 countries. It addresses the following issues: What is it? Why is it useful? How can you use it?
This is a brief guide to using TeacherNet, a DCSF website offering access to teaching and learning resources, educational guidance and professional development. It considers the following questions: What is it? Why is it useful? How can you use it?
The Standards Site website
This is a brief guide to using the Standards Site, a UK government website disseminating educational guidance and good practice. It addresses the following questions:What is it? Why is it useful? How can you use it?
A step-by-step guide to using the "Email My Collections" facility.
A step-by-step guide to using the "Email My Collections" facility.
Teachers TV: NQT and Trainee teachers: the essential guide
Teachers TV has introduced sections on their website dedicated to trainee teachers and NQTs, which are entitled 'The essential guide'.
QCA - National Dimensions Conference - 12th March 2009
The National Conference for Cross-Curriculum Dimensions was held at the Congress Centre in London on 12th March 2009. This one day conference was jointly hosted by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and British Council to launch two new publications, 'Cross-curriculum dimensions: a planning guide for schools' and 'Sustainable development in action: a curriculum planning guide for schools', and to provide a forum to discuss the curriculum dimensions and how the seven dimensions can work
Using national data for self-evaluation and school improvement
This NFER PRE article is a guide to the complexities and potential of the range of performance and assessment data available today. It aims to explain the main concepts and mechanisms in a clear and straightforward fashion thus enabling their positive use for school improvement. The interpretative remit embraces Achievement and Attainment tables together with the RAISEonline and Ofsted websites. An exposition of the meaning of contextualised value-added (CVA) analysis together with the different
Personalised Learning – A Practical Guide
This was launched by the DCSF in October 2008 to provide school leaders, School Improvement Partners and teachers with a guide showing how to implement key aspects of personalised learning. The guide makes substantial links to The Children’s Plan (DCSF, 2007) where the vision is of 21st century schools delivering excellent, personalised learning.
Searching the TTRB
This is a video guide to searching the TTRB by our E-Librarian
A Guide to Support the Professional Development of Diploma Teachers
The resource is a guide for staff development managers and CPD leaders as to the kind of support and professional development opportunities for Diploma teachers they could provide. The guide may also be useful to individual teachers and practitioners who may use it to identify their own professional development needs. This guide replaces the 'Training and Development Guidance for Teachers of Diplomas' which was published in February 2007.
The Common Assessment Framework for children and young people: A guide for practitioners
This resource is a guide to the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) which has been designed to be used by all practitioners who work with children and young people. The CAF itself seeks to give a common approach for use by all children’s services and in all local areas to support with the identification of children’s needs. This resource offers guidance to indicate when a common assessment should be completed, and by whom, along with guidance on how a good assessment can be carried out. The do
The New Primary Curriculum live on the QCDA website
The new Primary Curriculum went live on the QCDA website on 31st January 2010. In addition to information on the components of the framework, the site includes a video tour of the website itself, plus an interactive guide to the new curriculum, and seven video case studies focusing on different aspects of curriculum provision. The curriculum design tools include the opportunity to compare up to three areas of learning, in terms of different aspects, such as key skills, curriculum progression an