The Gender Agenda: report from the first round of regional seminars – summer 2008
To facilitate the sharing of research and data on gender around the education system, the Department is organising a series of regional events, the first round of which took place in summer 2008 at the Universities of Leeds, Warwick and Institute of Education, London.
Workshop 6: Energy and Systems
Physicists use the concept of a system to trace and quantify the flow of energy. In this session, take a close look at a number of energy systems and see how this concept is closely linked to the Law of Conservation of Energy.
Excellence and Equity: Making England’s Schools System World Class
The resource is a four page research brief of an analysis developed by McKinsey and Company, who were commissioned by the DCSF to investigate the performance of England’s education system, along with that of high-performing systems overseas.
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.
Lost in Transition: Three Years On
The report follows up on the 2005 document on the treatment of young adult offenders in relation to the criminal justice system, 'Lost in Transition'. It details each recommendation and analyses the specific changes that have been made in actual government policies and the action that has been taken to address each issue. It relates to what extent these policies have been effective in dealing with the identified issues and what still remains to be done for some of the most vulnerable groups in s
School Report Cards: Review of the use of school report cards internationally
One of the proposals within the recent white paper, 'Your child, your schools, our future: building a 21st century schools system', is the introduction of a School Report Card to measure school progress. This resource is a report of a small research project conducted by NFER into how these are used in other countries, and is intended to complement the work already undertaken in this area by the DCSF.
Your child, your schools, our future: building a 21st century school system
This is a government white paper which outlines new policies and proposed changes to legislation relating to many aspects of the English education system. It is a report aimed at all stakeholders involved in the school system, and seems to be particularly directed towards parents.
The Building of a New Academic Field: the case of French didactiques
This journal article traces the creation and development of French disciplinary didactiques, a cultural term coined by the French educational system. It may be of interest to those who are interested in drawing comparisons between English and French education systems and pedagogy.
Music-ITE: Using Music Technology in Performance
This resource on the Music-ITE website shows a group of PGCE students from the University of Cumbria explore using simple music technology devices in small group composition and performance for mixed ensembles. This is followed by some thoughts and reflections on the place of music technology in classroom music making, and a discussion of some of the advantages and disadvantages.
Exploring the Solar System
The BBC has archived sections from its TV programmes about the solar system and embedded them in this truly magnificent website. The site is arranged over seven sets of topics (sun and planets (9 topics); moons (19); other bodies (5); ‘highlights’ (8); space missions (37); astronauts (8); scientists (10)). Each of these 'sets' has its own page with hot links to the individual topics and a brief overview with photographs (mostly from NASA). Each topic (many are double referenced so there are
The Rhetoric of ICT and the New Language of Learning: a critical analysis of the use of ICT in the c
This academic paper, published in the European Educational Research Journal, is a study of how information and communication technologies (ICT) are perceived in educational settings. It seeks to establish a critical link between the political rhetoric of ICT within the Norwegian education system and what the authors refer to as a new 'language of learning' that ICT can help to facilitate.
An illustrated guide to Armageddon: Britain's Cold War
Speaker Bob Clarke looks at the changes in the Soviet system over the last 20 years.
Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Survey
Exercises and resources for conducting a Light Intensity Survey. "To measure the levels of light in a particular area, we need to use a device called a Light Meter, which measures the intensity of light in the vicinity of the sensor and displays the reading."
Cognition and the Immune System: Mind/Body Interaction Looks at mind/body interactions and their relationships to disease and the immune system.
Looks at mind/body interactions and their relationships to disease and the immune system.
Assessment learning and teaching journal , Leeds Metropolitan University
This edition showcases key areas of work catalysed by the Institute for Enterprise and comprises a range of articles research papers, case studies and reflections by staff, students and stakeholders.
"Postwar Japan on the Brink: Militarism, Colonialism, Yasukuni Shrine"
Professor Takahashi's writings, including his 2005 bestseller, The Yasukuni Issue, make unmistakably clear that the role of the Shrine is antithetical to democratic values in Japan and to reconciliation with Asia, which requires acknowledgment of the harms inflicted through colonialism and war. The subject of his lecture is Japan at a crossroads
4.1 An overview of the UK perspective You have looked at the international scene regarding human rights but what of the position in England? You may be wondering: ‘If the common law developed over hundreds of years in this country surely the courts must at some stage have been called upon to consider the issue of human rights?’. As you might expect, the answer to this question is in the affirmative. However, over the centuries the lack of legal instruments on human rights was itself an inhibition on the development of h
You have looked at the international scene regarding human rights but what of the position in England? You may be wondering: ‘If the common law developed over hundreds of years in this country surely the courts must at some stage have been called upon to consider the issue of human rights?’. As you might expect, the answer to this question is in the affirmative.
However, over the centuries the lack of legal instruments on human rights was itself an inhibition on the development of h
University of Surrey Learning Skills portal
The University of Surrey Skills Portal is a classified collection of quality materials designed to enable students to develop information literacy, research and study skills. It has been built using Openly licensed resources including several from Leeds Metropolitan University.
Systems engineering: Challenging complexity
This unit examines system engineering and why it is important. You will learn to identify and evaluate the importance of relationships within the process and assess the relative importance of stakeholders. You will also be able to classify a systems engineering project in terms of the balance of demands, choice and constraints.