Global warming: are we responsible? Is our environmental impact damaging the planet? This unit examines the use of ozone depleting technology, the impact of fossil fuel use and explores how the development of technology can influence the direction of a society. From the Industrial Revolution to the present day find out how we have changed the planet.
A systematic review of the impact on students and teachers of the use of ICT for assessment of creat
This systematic review using the EPPI protocol reported on the impact of formative or summative assessment of critical thinking using ICT.
A systematic review of the characteristics of effective foreign language teaching to pupils between
A systematic review of research evidence using the EPPI protocol addressing the teacher competences required to teach foreign languages effectively in the later primary phase and the conditions which impact on effective teaching.
A systematic review of the impact of ICT on literature-related literacies in English, 5-16
A systematic review using the EPPI protocol. The impact of ICT is crucially mediated by teachers and the discourses they and their students use. Literary study continues to have a place in schools. Texts and textual practices are changing and outcomes depend on a developed view of what literature-based literacies comprise. This is one of five reviews with ICT and literacy as their focus.
An ‘Extra Pair of Hands’? Managing Classroom Assistants in Scottish Primary Schools.
This is a DfES TRIPS digest of a large scale research investigation carried out in Scotland between 2000 and 2002 to evaluate the increasing use of classroom assistants (CAs) and their impact on pupils and teachers.
The effective provision of pre-school education (EPPE) project: final report
This is the final report of a major research study, funded by DfES, on the impact of pre-school provision in England on children’s intellectual, social and behavioural development at ages five and seven.
Futurelab Literature Review in Informal Learning with Technology Outside School
This Futurelab Literature Review considers the impact of technologies on children’s informal learning outside of school. The report highlights new thinking about learning in any setting and the possible impact.
National Strategies Evaluations 2005
The Office for Standards in Education published two reports on 14 December 2005: "The Secondary National Strategy: an evaluation of the fifth year", and "Primary National Strategy: an evaluation of its impact in primary schools 2004/05". They found that the Strategies are having a positive impact in schools, although “more needs to be done if real gains are to be made in raising standards further”.
Towards Extended Schools: A Literature Review
This DfES 2003 review of research and literature focuses on the development of extended schools within the UK, drawing also on international evidence. The remit was to portray the potential/actual impact of extended schooling on professional practice and pupil outcomes, as well as challenges to its development.
Models of research impact: a cross-sector review of literature and practice
This national study forms part of the series, Building Effective Research, edited by Andrew Murray and published by the Learning and Skills Research Centre (LSRC). This was commissioned as part of its strategy to enhance the impact of research within the post-16 (or learning and skills) sector, and was conducted by the LSRC plus a consortium of three universities: Leeds Metropolitan, St Andrew’s and Queen Mary’s, London.
Should we be using learning styles? What research has to say to practice
Learning style instruments are widely used, particularly in Further Education, but are they reliable and valid? Do they have an impact on pedagogy? This research review from the Learning and Skills Reasearch Centre examines 13 models of learning style and concludes that it matters fundamentally which model is chosen. Positive recommendations are made for students, teachers and trainers, managers, researchers and inspectors.
A systematic review of the nature of small-group discussions aimed at improving students’ understa
The third of three reviews focusing on aspects of small-group discussion work in science lessons; this systematic review, adopting EPPI protocols, focused on the impact of small group discussion on students’ understanding of evidence in science.
Religion Science Can you help me with information about the impact of religion and culture on primary science teaching? I would prefer it to be on primary science teaching but any other information would also be useful (ks3). I've already looked in my university library and on websites such as science and religion.com and the science and religion forum. Thanks
Inclusion Special needs
Inclusion Special needs I am researching the impact of inclusion of children with SEN on mainstream children in primary school. I would like to find evidence that suggests that children's social and academic achievement is affected. I have found a lot of support for the inclusion of children with SEN but none that criticises it. I have found articles on bullying due to inclusion but my focus is on the mainstream children.
Privacy rights and the law
Privacy has long been recognised as an important human right – but how does society balance this right with the protection of others, such as the right to freedom of expression? This unit will examine how privacy is protected in UK law and the impact on this of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Compensatory schemes Could you give me any information on findings from other countries on the impact on achievement and well-being of schemes similar to Every Child Matters?
Effective teaching to raise boys’ literacy learning and achievement
This short research report provides an account of a two-term literacy intervention project supported by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), and funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, amongst others. For a full appreciation of its scope and impact, this should be viewed alongside the project's final report.
Multiple intelligences Religious education
Multiple intelligences Religious education I am writing an extended essay about the theory of multiple intelligences and the impact this theory has on the teaching of religious education in the primary school. I am also going to discuss the mind-friendly framework for R.E. and the relevance of this to MFL. I am having difficulty in finding relevant research. Please can you help?
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