Marie Curie - Biography
Marie Curie was one of the first well known female scientists in the modern world and was a pioneer in the research of radioactivity. This video gives the life of the two time Nobel Prize winner, Marie Curie. Run time 04:12.
Safer Children in a Digital World: the report of the Byron Review
The Byron Review (under the Chairmanship of Dr. Tanya Byron) is an independent review supported by officials from the Department for Children, Schools and Families and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The review carried out an assessment of the internet and video games, and informs children, adults and policy makers how they might affect young people. The report describes how the evidence was collected, what it revealed, the effectiveness of existing measures, and includes recommenda
Obituary: Douglas Keen
The former Editorial Director of Ladybird books has died aged 95. The series developed after the second world war as affordable books for all children to own and their price remained the same (two shillings and six pence) for nearly thirty years.
Future of Chemical Research
Interviews with leaders from academia and industry explore the frontiers of chemical research. Chemistry is changing our lives through medical advances, new resources, and new molecules. Chemists come from a variety of backgrounds and share a curiosity about the world. Chemistry will be essential to the solution to the problems that face our world today, and new technolo
Teachers TV Green Week
During the week commencing 16 February, Teachers TV has a week of programmes exploring how schools can become greener, plus a range of documentaries looking at some of the environmental problems facing the world, and some of the potential solutions.
Report on Learning and Technology World Forum
The first ever Learning and Technology World Forum, 12-14 January 2009, was organised by Becta (the UK government's lead agency on supporting technology in education) on behalf of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) and the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF).
Transforming Teacher Education: Redefined Professionals for 21st Century Schools
This report focuses on teacher education and was commissioned by ‘The International Alliance of Leading Education Institutes’, which is made up of nine leading institutions from around the world. The report suggests ways to improve the preparation and quality of teachers for the economic and social changes taking place in the world by pooling the experience of the institutes in the Alliance and examining the literature available.
Teachers Matter: Attracting, Developing and Retaining Effective Teachers: Overview
This resource is a report published by the OECD focusing on the preparation, recruitment, work and careers of teachers. It is an overview document based on a major study of teacher policy carried out between 2002-4 involving responses from 25 countries around the world, including the UK. It would be of interest to ITE tutors and student teachers as it raises a number of important issues that are of international concern, but which can also be directly linked to current educational policy initiat
Crossing Views on the First World War
Crossing Views on the First World War is a project website. The partners in the project include educational associations and teaching bodies and are carrying out research in schools in France, Belgium, Romania, Austria, Italy, Poland and Germany.
World War II Mini–Theme Week on Teachers TV
Teachers TV has a World War II Mini-Theme Week w/c September 7th.
The Cambridge Primary Review
The Cambridge Primary Review is the most comprehensive enquiry into English primary education for 40 years. The final report and recommendations of the Cambridge Primary Review have now been published in a book entitled "Children, their World, their Education". The publication is edited by Professor Robin Alexander.
Around the world, frogs are declining at an alarming rate due to threats like pollution, disease and climate change. Frogs bridge the gap between water and land habitats, making them the first indicators of ecosystem changes. In this fascinating video you will meet the Bay Area researchers working to protect frogs across the state of California and across the world.
What are extended schools and why are they needed?
This is the first chapter in a book which explores the leadership and management of extended schools. It seems apposite, therefore, that it describes and contextualises this educational development, examining its background, nature, and where it sits within the present educational landscape. Indeed, Middlewood argues that extended schools are the logical consequence of a belief that the purpose of education is to change, develop and improve the world, and the culmination of a focus on transformi
How They Train: Skeleton Racing
TIME's Sean Gregory (tries) to follow World Champion skeleton racer Noelle Pikus-Pace as she trains for the 2010 winter Olympics.
Out-of-Classroom Learning: Practical information and guidance for schools and teachers
The booklet exemplifies opportunities presented by a consortium of organisations to support young people’s experience of out-of-classroom learning. It is the basis for developing an understanding of Real World Learning where Every Child Matters (ECM) is at the heart of learning, which is fun, motivational, inclusive and achievable. There is also invaluable guidance to support teachers and organisers of these learning and teaching experiences.
Parliament in the UK
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn Semester 2010/2011. The module identifies and evaluates the role that Parliament plays in the political system. The module is both descriptive and analytical, comprising an introduction to Parliament (such as its place in the political process, and the impact of party) and an investigation into the effectiveness or otherwise of its scrutiny and influence of selected sectors of government responsi
The Sound of Jelly Wobbling
The sound of a jelly wobbling has been recorded for the first time ever in a soundproof chamber at UCL. The recording is being turned into a soundtrack for an architectural jelly banquet to be hosted at UCL at 8pm on 4 July 2008. The event, run by Bompas and Parr as part of the London Festival of Architecture, will see a troupe of dancers deliver a spoon-based performance to the soundtrack sampled from wobbling jellies and a delicious aroma of strawberries, and will feature jelly wrestling and
Why Psychiatry has to be Social - Video
Professor Bebbington explores the idea that psychiatry has an essentially social component because the phenomenon it seeks to explain have inherently social attributes. Psychiatric symptoms relate to our internal experience of external reality, and therefore comprise elements of both the internal and external world. A full account of psychiatric disorder must invoke the interaction of biological and social factors, acknowledging that the balance between these factors will vary between individual
The Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Agreement: Law, Science and Globalising Markets
The SPS Agreement is one of the most innovative and controversial aspects of the World Trade Organization (WTO). This agreement uses science as a benchmark for assessing the legality of Member State regulation and has, in high profile cases such as EC Hormones and EC Biotech, been used to condemn regulatory measures as unlawful. The agreement, and the institutions which develop and apply it, walk a precarious middle line between trade and public health/environmental protection. This lecture will
Fair Health: Health Inequities Within and Between Countries - A Global Challenge
The 20th century has seen impressive gains in health and life expectancy in many parts of the world – but these improvements are unequally distributed. In every country, poor people and those from socially disadvantaged groups get sicker and die sooner than people in more privileged social positions. Not only is there a gap in health between the best-off and the worst-off in society, there is a gradient in health running between them. This gradient can be linked clearly to social and economic