Managing institutional and personal transitions – developing the work in schools
This DCSF TRIPS digest presents one of three research projects on transitions. The study proposes that motivation can be increased by schools giving clear messages about the focus of each year, by teachers recognising the value of pupils’ peer support, and by teachers supporting and encouraging pupil re-engagement.
'Sharp fall' in language GCSEs
This BBC news item reports on figures obtained by the Liberal Democrats which reveal that, for the first time, “fewer than half of pupils in England took a modern European language at GCSE this year”.
Group Work: Transition into Secondary
This report, commissioned by the Scottish Government and completed in 2007, presents the findings of a study consisting of two projects concerning primary to secondary transitions and the use of group work in science activities. It builds on an earlier project of 2004 (ScotSPRing), which found that "significant gains in science attainment and social connectedness between pupils were promoted by using collaborative learning techniques to teach science" (p1). This follow-up project aimed to esta
Poetry Archive is an on line resource which will be invaluable to English teachers across all phases. The poetry on the site would delight the very young, with poems by the like of Spike Milligan and Roald Dahl, as well as students, teachers and language enthusiasts, and is easily signposted and navigated. Poems appear from young contemporary poets (such as Andrew Fusek Peters) to historical figures such as Browning, meaning that there is something for everyone. It provides not only poems in wri
Innovation - Interlinked Learning at Frogwell Primary School
This is a 15 minute Teachers TV video clip demonstrating “how interlinked learning can be brought to life”. Set in Year 1 and Year 3 classes, it illustrates how teachers can plan and resource the curriculum to bring together different areas under a general theme. One class are shown engaged in underwater exploration, the other in space travel. In both settings, the teachers have worked to transform the classrooms into stimulating environments that reflect the theme and immerse the children i
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
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
4.1 Conic sections
Attempts to answer problems in areas as diverse as science, technology and economics involve solving simultaneous linear equations. In this unit we look at some of the equations that represent points, lines and planes in mathematics. We explore concepts such as Euclidean space, vectors, dot products and conics.
ALPS Competency in Practice Assessment (CIPA) Tool
One of the key aims of ALPS is to improve the assessment of competence in practice across 16 professions, increasing the confidence of new graduates and their employers. The CIPA tool has been developed to establish measures of new graduate confidence in their ability across a number of areas of professional competence. Initially it is being piloted as a self-rating tool with new graduates with the intention of extending its use by employers of new graduates. The tool offers a way of establishin
Bill Carson Performs "Brothers"
College of Charleston's Halsey Institute, in collaboration with the Charleston Music Hall, presented an intimate evening of music featuring Charleston's finest locally and nationally recognized musical acts on Groundhog Day. The Groundhog Day Concert featured music by The Opposite of a Train (Bill Carson, Nathan Koci, and Ron Wiltrout) with special guests Kevin Hamilton, Charlton Singleton, Wilton Elder, Clint Fore and John Cobb. This "house band" provided accompaniment to the evening's invited
Bizzgames Bedrijfsspellen (SO)
Intervenir la imagen... o el espejo m?gico (Intervene the image... or the magic mirror)
"A technology is interactive to the degree that it reflects the consequences of our actions or decisions back to us. It follows that an interactive technology is a medium through which we communicate with ourselves... a mirror" The purpose of this work is to explore the implications of interactive media through the review of "Utop?a" digital, an interactive piece that explore the implied transformation of the relationship between art and audience and new forms of perception. The artists' role is
Virtual Maths - 3D shapes, diagram, area, volume
Diagram of 3D shapes with formula for calculating area (and volume)
Armen Awards 2014 | Talsma
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Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies at California College of the Arts (CCA)
CCA's Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies aspires to create an interdisciplinary and culturally diverse framework within which to bring historical, social, and political analysis as well as formal analysis, to bear on the interpretation of the visual world. Our goal is to train students to write professionally about the visual arts and visual culture. Hear firsthand as CCA students, faculty, and alumni discuss the program's unique, collaborative, and inspiring community. Learn m
In March, the European Space Agency launches what has been dubbed 'the Formula One of spacecraft'. The Earth observation satellite's sleek design is essential because its orbit is so low it will literally skim the top of the atmosphere.
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DNA, RNA, and Protein Extraction: The Past and The Present
This is a review article that provides an overview of the molecular techniques in DNA, RNA, and protein isolation, past and present. It discusses manual procedures and the accompanying difficulties involved. It discusses the advantages of automated procedures that can signifincatly increase efficiency and accuracy while minimizing cross-contamination.
Acknowledgements Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material in this unit: The content acknowledged below is Proprietary and used under licence (not subject to Creative Commons licence). See Terms and Conditions. Figure 2.1: Ashley Jonathan C
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The content acknowledged below is Proprietary and used under licence (not subject to Creative Commons licence). See Terms and Conditions.
Figure 2.1: Ashley Jonathan C