Assessing Quality in Applied and Practice-based Educational Research
This ‘Framework for Discussion’ originated from an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded project whose remit was to examine in a critical and informed fashion the different definitions of and approaches to applied and practice-based research. The authors seek to clarify the concepts and models currently employed in order to enable a review of recent governmental and other initiatives which recognise the value of applied and practice based research. The primary motivation is to a
Sci-tutors: Physical Processes - Light and Sound
This article on the Sci-tutors website explores some of the more important conceptual barriers to understanding about 'light', including light as a form of energy, seeing, shadows and reflections, sources of light, refraction and dispersion (colour).
Sci-tutors: Physical Processes: Electricity and Magnetism
This article covers basic aspects of electricity including conductors, insulators and magnetic materials, electrical circuits and energy. Electrical calculations are included (for secondary). Emphasis is given to barriers to understanding and to alternative conceptions, and some useful models for current flow and energy transfer in an electrical circuit are explored.
Sci-tutors: Materials and their properties: Changing Materials
This Sci-tutors unit builds upon the particle ideas explored in Materials Unit 1. It explores the categorisation of change into ‘chemical' and ‘physical' as well as the conceptual barriers to an understanding of chemical change.
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
Sci-tutors: Scientific Enquiry: Ideas and Evidence
This article on the Sci-tutors website explores the conceptual barriers to understanding the nature of science or 'how science works'. In general many scientists and science educators do not have a clearly articulated view on the subject and it remains a disputed field. It seems clear that 'doing science' is an activity that all humans engage in to some extent and that it requires curiosity, intellectual honesty and a search for understanding, explanation and application in the contexts of obser
A Phenomenographic Investigation of Teacher Conceptions of Student Engagement in Learning
This journal article explores the meaning of the term ‘student engagement’ in learning. The article draws attention to disagreements about what counts as student engagement and contends that it means different things to different people. It highlights the fact that certain conceptions of engagement (for example, students physically participating in class activities) may not be educationally fruitful. This is because mere participation is not a guarantee that students are cognitively engaged
National Survey of Parents and Children: Family Life, Aspirations and Engagement with Learning 2008
This research report presents the findings of a national survey of a representative sample of 2572 parents with resident children aged 0-19 and 1154 children aged 10-19 in relation to providing “insights into family attitudes and dynamics...so that the relationships within the family could be explored in depth”. The report aims to aid understanding of the complex relationships between parents and their children in relation to many different views which they hold on family, education, identit
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.
Distributed web systems : past exam questions : level 3
This resource (B359 Distributed Web Systems Level 3) contains past examination questions from the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Portsmouth. From mobile phones to the Internet, our lives depend increasingly on distributed systems linking computers and other devices together in a seamless and transparent way. This unit will provide the students with the basic knowledge of the principles and practice of distributed systems necessary to develop distributed
Virtual Maths - 3D shapes, area of cylinder
Interactive simulation demonstrating the formula and calculation of the area of a cylinder
Malaria Antigen Rapid Test
Malaria is a disease caused by four identified spicies of Plasmodia, namely Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium malariae. It is transmitted by the female anopheles mosquito. It is a disease that can be treated in just 48hrs, yet it can cause fatal complications if the diagnosis and treatment are delayed. It is re-emerging as the the number one infectious killer and it is the number on priority tropical disease of the World Health Organization.
Urbamedia - Development of an urban database of fragments of some Argentinian and Latin-American cit
The proposal of "Urbamedia" is to undertake the development of 3D virtual and interactive models of historical areas of Latin-American cities. The selected zone is the "Mayo Avenue" including the "Mayo Square", an historical place of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina; this project is financed by the National Agency of Scientific and Technological Development of Argentina and the University of Buenos Aires.We are presenting the first experimental model of the "Mayo Square" that has been dev
Maps and plans, architects and engineers, drawings, graphs and tables: all are models we use in everyday life. This unit will introduce you to the modelling process enabling you to recognise that systems models may be used in different ways as part of a process for: improving understanding of a situation; identifying problems or formulating opportunities and supporting decision making.
Au bureau de vente de billets
This unit helps you to acquire the basic language to find your way around a French town. You will learn how to understand and give directions, ask about accommodation, book a hotel room at the tourist information office and get information about what to see and do in the local area. You will visit some museums in Avignon and buy a film for your camera. This unit also deals with telling the time and making liaisons in speech. By the end of the unit, you will feel more confident understanding and
Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Survey, Worksheet for Bigger Room
Light Intensity Survey worksheet, activity including resources, for bigger room
22.A09 Career Options for Biomedical Research (MIT)
This course has been designed as a seminar to give students an understanding of how scientists with medical or scientific degrees conduct research in both hospital and academic settings. There will be interactive discussions with research clinicians and scientists about the career opportunities and research challenges in the biomedical field, which an MIT student might prepare for by obtaining an MD, PhD, or combined degrees. The seminar will be held in a case presentation format, with topics ch
TALAT Lecture 1202: Metallography of Aluminium Alloys
This lecture aims at providing a survey of the metallographic techniques available for the examination of aluminium and its alloys. The information must be sufficient to be sure that the students and the users are able to choose the most suitable technique to solve their problems in the examination of samples. The lecture should contain a direct understanding of the main problems in the metallography of the different classes of aluminium materials.
Collection of Women's History Anthology, 1826-1974
This collection concerns the historical role of the woman in the United States from Colonial to present time. The materials include photocopied manuscripts and articles from books, pamphlets, periodicals, and newspapers, together with photocopied oral interview transcripts, fables, poems, and songs.
Satellites and acid oceans
With climate change and the talks in Copenhagen dominating the news right now, we find out how satellites have revolutionised our understanding of climate change.