Education for Sustainable Development: Appendix 5
A Needs Analysis of School Teachers
ESD Briefing Document: Chapter Two: ESD as Discourse Analysis
Education for Sustainable Development Briefing Document: Chapter Two: ESD as Discourse Analysis
Literature Review of E-assessment
This literature review of e-assessment from Futurelab, Bristol is a 50-page booklet review of research and authoritative publications that discusses aspects of e-assessment. It is divided into four sections dealing with: the role of assessment in pedagogy; policy (and political) issues related to assessment; currents developments illustrated with exemplar; and finally a more theoretical analysis of opportunities. An important element of the review is the glossary of terms and the bibliography. T
KS2 Literacy - Boys' Writing 2
This is the second of two Teachers TV programmes exploring boys’ writing at Key Stage 2. Both feature the practice of one particular school, but, whereas the first is described as “Tips on getting boys to engage with literacy lessons”, this video is presented as an analysis of practice by experts.
The Effectiveness of Problem Based Learning in Promoting Evidence Based Practice (2000-03)
One of a series of research briefings available from the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) website, this briefing provides a summary of research investigating the effectiveness of Problem Based Learning (PBL). A pilot systematic review and meta-analysis of research was undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of PBL. The research was carried out by a team of academics, project managed by Dr Mark Newman, from the Social Science Research Unit at the Institute of Education.
Tackling low educational achievement
This report by Robert Cassen and Geeta Kingdon, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, provides a wide ranging review of existing research and public documents alongside new analysis. The report examines why tens of thousands of young people leave school every year with no or very few qualifications. In 2006, nearly 5% of all pupils in state schools (28,000) received no GCSE passes and almost 25% (146,000) scored no passes above the 'D' grade
An analysis of e-learning in a flexible postgraduate initial teacher training course (R&DA 2: 04)
This project examined the advantages and disadvantages of e-learning. Trainees on a part-time flexible route for PGCE used a virtual learning environment and the researchers concluded that e-learning can offer an effective alternative for students who cannot access full time face-to-face training. The study used a multi-method approach, including analysis of materials posted on the VLE, two questionnaires and focus group interviews. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award
Local Authority Music Services Provision (2007) for Key Stages 1 and 2
A DCSF research report published in 2007 on the provision for music at KS1 and 2 by Local Authority Music Services. The report is an analysis of the data collected relating to the implementation of the Wider Opportunities (WO) initiative.
Beyond the Big Bang: Sir Isaac Newton's Law of Gravity
This four minute video is about Isaac Newton, the scientists who is said to be the smartest one to have ever lived. Learn about gravity and Newton's analysis on the moon. His laws explain almost everything and is easy for the students to fall.
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.
Raising the game: primary schools mentors’ changing expectations of student teachers’ progressio
This paper is concerned with primary school mentors’ shifting expectations and conceptions of their ITE students’ subject knowledge, specifically in English. Evidence was collated from both a preliminary study (2000-2003) of primary school mentors’ perceptions of their ITE students’ English subject knowledge and a longitudinal study (2000-2007) of written comments from primary school mentors on their student teachers’ lessons. In addition, supplementary analysis of mentors’ written c
Teach For America Teachers’ Careers: Whether, When, and Why They Leave Low-Income Schools and the
This is a research report investigating reasons behind Teach for America (TfA) teachers’ careers choices, presented at the 2008 American Education Research Association annual conference in New York. The paper presents the results of a large-scale study using discrete time survival analysis to explore turnover in a sample of 2029 TfA teachers. Drawing on the responses of TfA teachers to an on-line questionnaire, a retrospective, teacher-period data set was produced which has permitted an examin
Using national data for self-evaluation and school improvement
This NFER PRE article is a guide to the complexities and potential of the range of performance and assessment data available today. It aims to explain the main concepts and mechanisms in a clear and straightforward fashion thus enabling their positive use for school improvement. The interpretative remit embraces Achievement and Attainment tables together with the RAISEonline and Ofsted websites. An exposition of the meaning of contextualised value-added (CVA) analysis together with the different
An Investigation of Personalised Learning Approaches used by Schools
This resource is a 2007 research report, undertaken by researchers from the University of Sussex, the University of Cambridge, and the London Institute of Education. The report was commissioned by the then DfES to investigate the approaches to personalised learning used by schools in England. The resource consists of an analysis of the current literature, an introduction to the methodological process, a survey of primary, secondary and special schools and Pupil Referral Units (PRUs), an analysis
Initial Teacher Education Research Reports 2004 - 2006
This website presents a series of four research reports from the New Zealand Teachers Council and the Ministry of Education. These reports provide an evidence base for policy development in initial teacher education in New Zealand. Two of the reports can be accessed directly from the site, together with a summary of findings providing an analysis of these four research reports. The two other working papers are available on request from the Ministry of Education or the Teachers Council.
Transforming the young people's workforce: 3rd annual conference
"Aiming High for Young People", the Government's ten-year strategy for young people, emphasises the need for a young people's workforce of skilled, knowledgable and trusted adults. This conference focused on how this workforce is developing as a result of initiatives to strengthen leadership and management, developing a common platform of skills and building capacity in the third (charity and voluntary) sector. It aimed to provide commentaries and expert analysis on these changes, as well as per
Governing by Numbers? Shaping Education through Data
This resource is a CES (Centre for Educational Sociology) briefing paper sketching an analysis of the effects of European Union-sponsored collection of data on the education systems of the member states. The analysis is part of a study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), "Governing by Numbers", itself part of a larger study funded by the European Science Foundation (ESF), Fabricating Quality in European Education Systems (FabQ).
The DCSF Research Conference 2010
The DCSF Research Conference 2010, The Use of Evidence in Policy Development and Delivery, took place at the QEII Conference Centre in London on 9 February. The day consisted of a series of addresses, followed by two workshop sessions, and a panel discussion in the afternoon. Carole Willis, Director of Research and Analysis at the DCSF, welcomed delegates, and spoke of the need to make decisions to use money for the best impact in terms of delivering better outcomes, based on evidence. A central
Web Analysis and Design - Quality Planning
This reading material forms part of the "Quality Planning" topic in the Web Analysis and Design module.
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