National Mental Health Development Unit
The National Mental Health Development Unit (NMHDU) was launched in April 2009 and it took over some of the national activities previously carried out by the National Institute for Mental Health in England (NIMHE). Funded by the Department of Health and the NHS, NMHDU provides national support for implementing mental health policy by advising on national and international best practice to improve mental health and mental health services. The website provides: information on NMHDU and its program
Visualizations of quantum chromodynamics
The Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter (CSSM) and the Department of Physics at the University of Adelaide provide a collection of visualisations of quantum chromodynamics (QCD), the underlying theory of strong interactions. The site was last updated in 2004.
Microeconomic theory III
The website for this course (14.123 Microeconomic Theory III, Spring 2009) has been made available by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Economics as part of the MIT OpenCourseWare project. This course discusses decision theory and topics in game theory including models of individual decision-making under certainty and uncertainty. Topics covered include preference orderings, expected utility, risk, stochastic dominance, supermodularity, monotone comparative statics, b
NGfL Cymru GCaD
NGfL Cymru GCaD is a teaching and learning resource for GCSE students in Wales but the site is also suitable for A-level students. Teaching resources can be browsed by selecting a Key Stage (age range) and then a subject. The site provides a comprehensive guide for students to relevant web resources, including computer skills and best practice for online research. Useful software and other freely available teaching resources are also listed.
Journal of economics and business
This journal has been published by the Faculty of Economics, University of Rijeka, Croatia, since 1971. Articles deal mainly with economic theory and economic policies. There are also book reviews, conference announcements and invitations to tender. The journal is issued twice a year and contributions are welcomed from any country. Contents lists and full text articles are freely available in PDF (requiring Adobe Acrobat Reader). Articles are in English, with abstracts in Croatian.
These podcasts are produced by CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development ) and offer a new way to keep updated with the latest thinking in people management and development. Subjects include preparing for the economic upturn, a career in HR, employment law and managing redundancy. There is one per month and they can be downloaded for free. There are interviews with top speakers and this could be a good alternative way for students to research human resource developments and theor
Journal of public economics
The Journal of Public Economics is a peer reviewed academic journal in the field of economics. It aims to encourage original scientific contributions on the problems of public economics, with particular emphasis on the application of modern economic theory and methods of quantitative analysis. It provides a forum for discussion of public policy of interest to an international readership. Users should check to see whether their institution has a subscription to the journal.
Glossary of some terms used in the objective science of behavior
This site provides a concise glossary of terms used in psychology, with an emphasis on behaviourist method and theory. The glossary was compiled by William S. Verplanck, Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Each term is classified according to a key, and some examples of use are provided. The resource will be most useful to students and teachers.
Assuming Gender is an electronic, international, peer-reviewed academic journal produced from the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University that features cutting-edge research in feminist theories, queer theories, critical and cultural theory, literature, film studies, sociology and other relevant fields.
Methods for research synthesis
Organised by University of London, Institute of Education, Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre), to be held at Institute of Education London United Kingdom from 2009-05-01 to 2009-06-10
Rural schools Inclusion
Rural schools Inclusion I was hoping you might be able to help me - I am beginning to collect literature to write a comparative study of inclusive practice in rural and urban primary schools (primarily in the UK). However, I am really struggling to find any relevant literature - particularly relating to rural schools. I am hoping to visit both types of school to conduct my own research but need some research to help me plan my study. If you do find any resources I would be extremely grateful. T
Social software and learning. An Opening Education report from Futurelab
The paper is one in a series of publications from Futurelab with the generic title of “Opening Education”. The series as a whole is designed to complement their existing resources of research-based literature reviews and practical guidance materials. These papers are designed specifically to provoke debate and challenge thinking by bringing together examples of educational practice and research and draw on the fields of creative arts, media and technical innovation.
Creativity in Secondary Education
This book is one in a series intended to support trainee teachers in achieving QTS. It aims to help secondary trainee teachers to understand what creativity is through exploring current concepts of creativity, both within specialist subjects and within the National Curriculum. The book’s focus on secondary education means that it complements the wide range of current literature concerning creativity in primary education and in education in general. Throughout the book, trainee teachers are enc
Evidence of depth and subtlety in the representations of science in primary teachers’ practice
This paper shows how primary teachers’ views about the nature of science relate to their classroom practice. The author argues that such views form part of the hidden curriculum, which can frame the way that children view science. He identifies six factors that describe the variance in teachers’ responses to views about the nature of science. Five teacher case studies show the richness of primary teachers’ representations and of their thinking in the classroom, and the interactions of thes
Parental involvement in the development of children's reading skill: a five-year longitudinal study
This is a research digest from the DfES Research Informed Practice Site (TRIPS). The research took place in Canada and involved 168 children and their parents. It followed the children’s progress in reading from the age of four until age nine years and examined both their home literacy experiences and their performance in reading as measured by standard school tests.
Steiner Schools in England
This comprehensive report of a DfES commissioned research project into Steiner schools in England provides a systematic review of literature on Steiner education, case studies of good practice observed in Steiner schools and recommendations for ways in which Steiner schools and mainstream education could learn from each other.
Group Seating in Primary Schools: an indefensible strategy?
This paper is concerned with classroom organisation in primary education in the UK, with a particular focus on the widespread use of group seating. It highlights the fact that the rationale underpinning this practice is inadequately reflected in primary teachers’ approach to classroom organisation and questions the appropriateness of group seating as a standard approach.
Secondary Science Technicians - Practical and Career Issues
This is a twenty-seven minute Teachers TV clip focusing on the professional development of two science technicians from a school in York. The programme is split into three sections, the first focusing on the role of the science technician, the second relates to training out of school and the final section returns to the school to see the impact of this training on practice. The senior technician from the National Science Centre, Simon Quinnell, provides tailored support for these vitally importa
The use of ICT in Physical Education in the Exeter Initial Teacher Training Partnership (R&DA 2: 13)
This project investigated the way ICT is used In Physical Education (PE) and the opportunities for enhancing its use. Trainees and tutors from one provider took part in the research. The researchers found that practice and the provision of resources were ad-hoc but that the potential for the use of a rich variety of ICT in PE was not realised. In particular ICT applications in PE such as digital video cameras and video analysis software, heart rate monitors were quite distinct from the contrib
How can video web-cam technologies be used to promote the development of evidence-based practice by
This project explored the potential of webcam recordings to enhance professional development and mentoring of trainees’ classroom practice. The report provides detail on the practicalities of implementing two systems (Ondev and Gemin-i Observation Tool GOTv2) and findings are reported in four areas: Technical, Legal, Ethical and Educational. When classroom web-cam recordings were made trainees found these valuable as a tool for reviewing their practice. Recordings helped trainees and mentors