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Design
This unit looks at the process of design – from assessing the complexity of design as an activity, to exposing the difficulty in making general conclusions about how designers work. You will be able to identify innovation in a wide variety of designed objects and evaluate the impact of this innovation.
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Developing Children’s Skills in Mathematical Explanation
This is an article, written in 2001, which explores the extent to which it may be possible to teach, explicitly, the skills of explanation to primary pupils. It considers the impact of direct teaching on the pupils’ written mathematical work.
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The Impact of Parental Involvement, Parental Support and Family Education on Pupil Achievement and A
This resource is a literature review of a wide range of reliable research evidence relating to the relationship between parenting/parents’ involvement in schools and pupil engagement and achievement. The review investigated the impact of support provided for parents, learning in the family context and parents’ level of education. The authors identified two key areas addressed by the research: how and why parents get involved with their children’s education in a spontaneous way and evaluati
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The Impact of ITE Partnerships on Teachers' Professional Learning and Development: A Selection of Ca
Following the results of an initial study into the impact of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) on schools, this follow up study focuses in more detail on the contribution of mentoring to the professional learning of teachers and the reciprocal learning and development benefits of working with trainee teachers. Findings from a qualitative interview study with people involved with ITE in a range of different roles are presented as ‘case stories’ of good practice.
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Valuing Primary Students’ Perspectives
This resource is a transcript of a paper, presented at the European Conference on Educational Research 2001. It will be of interest to teachers, Initial Teacher Education (ITE) students, and ITE tutors who are concerned for the pupil’s voice in education, and students who are interested in the impact of a market economy on education.
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Getting Out of the Classroom - Outdoor Learning with Forest School
In a short 15 minute film, this Teachers TV programme demonstrates the impact of Forest School on a group of Reception and Year 1 children from Charlbury School Oxfordshire. We see children experiencing outdoor learning in wet and dry weather and hear their views of the activities. We also gain an understanding of how the activities have changed children, from the perspectives of both teachers and parents. Of the greatest benefit to trainee teachers and teachers, we hear how the featured teacher
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Teachers TV: Improving Schools Week
Teachers TV has a week of programmes (w/c 12 October) focusing on school improvement with new programmes exploring how two schools have managed to succeed against the odds; how one head is attempting to turn round an “under-performing” school; how schools can save money; and introducing “Heads Greatest Hour” where head teachers select Teachers TV programmes that have had a real impact on them and their schools.
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Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11): Influences on children's cognit
This a DCSF Research Brief which builds upon the original Effective and Pre-school Primary Project (EPPE) 3-11, which investigated children’s intellectual and social/behavioural development between the ages of 3-7 years (Sylva et al, 2004). The EPPE 3-11 extension follows up the sample to the end of primary school (age 11 years, the end of Key Stage 2). This Research Brief provides an overview of the latest findings. It reports on the long term impact of the Home Learning Environment (HLE) an
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Analysis of factors influencing the contribution of talk to learning during collaborative group work
This is a paper presented at the 2009 BERA Conference. The report considers the factors that affect pupil contributions during collaborative work in science. It reviews approaches to analysing the cognitive demand of talk in groups, the rules and roles in group talk and the nature of group tasks. The paper presents evidence from primary school classrooms to show their possible impact on cognitive level of group talk as a way for practitioners to improve the quality of talk in their classroom.
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Romani Mobilities in Europe: Plenary 1: The Europeanisation of the Roma issue
This podcast was recorded at the first plenary session of the Romani Mobilities in Europe: multidisciplinary perspectives conference. This podcast was recorded at the first plenary session of the Romani Mobilities in Europe: multidisciplinary perspectives conference, which was held by the Refugee Studies Centre (made possible by a grant from the John Fell Oxford University Press Fund and the generous support of ERSTE Foundation) on Thursday 14th January 2010 at Harris Manchester College, Univers
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Rights not set

Cash strapped
 Can the government's latest budget offset the damage caused by the recession or offer any idea as to when the recovery will begin.

Economist Dr Wyn Morgan talks you through the main points of Budget 2009 and offers his view on the current state of play and where we go from here.

Dr Morgan is Associate Professor in the Centre for Research in Development and International Trade (CREDIT) and the Centre for
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Eboo Patel leaves Elon graduates a closing piece of advice
Eboo Patel, the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, makes a return visit to Elon University with words of wisdom for graduating seniors and their parents during the Commencement week Baccalaureate program. Read more: http://bit.ly/1kxyXXC
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Ukraine readies plan against rebels
The Ukrainian military says it has a plan to deliver a "nasty surprise" to separatists dug in in Donetsk. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has
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1.5.1 A ‘two currency’ world?

The introduction of the Euro threatens to have a significant impact on the international monetary economy as well as on the economies of the EU countries themselves. As yet this impact is not altogether clear since the Euro has only been operating for a few years. But certain trends are emerging and the possibilities are opening up. It is the main features of these trends that we concentrate upon in this section.

A preliminary point here is that the Euro exchange rate is not a policy va
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4.2 Questions for review and discussion
The new ‘service economy’, is it a direct result of globalisation? This unit examines the switch from manufacturing to services and looks at the impact of information and communication technologies on the economy as a whole. The ‘new economy’ has many benefits, but at what cost?
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1 What is the ‘new economy’
The new ‘service economy’, is it a direct result of globalisation? This unit examines the switch from manufacturing to services and looks at the impact of information and communication technologies on the economy as a whole. The ‘new economy’ has many benefits, but at what cost?
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9.1 The psychological arena
How do we become individuals? This unit looks at how genes and the environment interact making each of us unique. Looking at the period between conception and birth you will examine the issues of nature or nurture to see which has the greatest impact.
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7.1 Neuron proliferation
How do we become individuals? This unit looks at how genes and the environment interact making each of us unique. Looking at the period between conception and birth you will examine the issues of nature or nurture to see which has the greatest impact.
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6.4 Crossing the midline: a case study
How do we become individuals? This unit looks at how genes and the environment interact making each of us unique. Looking at the period between conception and birth you will examine the issues of nature or nurture to see which has the greatest impact.
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5.3 Transcription factors
How do we become individuals? This unit looks at how genes and the environment interact making each of us unique. Looking at the period between conception and birth you will examine the issues of nature or nurture to see which has the greatest impact.
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