NALDIC ITTSEAL: Teacher Knowledge & Understanding
A unit from the National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum (NALDIC) ITE Subject Induction Pack and Programme for English as an Additional Language (EAL) on teacher knowledge and understanding.
(R&DA 18) Connecting Key Stage 2 and Key 3 Foreign Language Provision: Developing Understanding for
This research captures qualitative data about perceptions of current practice in Primary Modern Foreign Language (PMFL). The national policy context is that, by 2010, all primary school children in England should have an entitlement to learn a foreign language. The main issue is how to sustain current PMFL initiatives and ensure that more primary schools are enabled to offer a foreign language.
(R&DA 21) Developing Trainee Teachersâ€™ Understanding of Pupils with Special Educational Needs
This TDA Research and Development Award considered how the sensitivity of trainees to special educational needs may be refined by writing from the point of view of pupils with special educational needs. A trial with 230 trainees with one provider was undertaken and changes in perception recorded. The project was supported by a TDA Research and Development Award
(R&DA 29) Developing Understanding and Knowledge of the use of Effective and Innovative Electronic Â
This project found that e-communications were not well developed in initial teacher training and recommends that partnerships should devise an implementation strategy including a protocol for e-mail use. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award.
citizED Primary Strand: Providing a global dimension to Citizenship Education: a collaborative appro
An article from the Citizenship Initial Teacher Training Professional Resource Network (citizED) on a year-long project undertaken at University College Worcester (UCW).
citizED Primary Strand: Using school linking as a context for developing students' understanding of
An article from the Citizenship Initial Teacher Training Professional Resource Network (citizED) on using school linking as a context for developing students' understanding of global citizenship.
citizED Tutor Induction: Global Conflict
An article from the Citizenship Initial Teacher Training Professional Resource Network (citizED) on global conflict.
Global Development Policies and Social Injustice
The Sixth Goal of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) is: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases such as tuberculosis. In Bolivia, a country with a population of over 8,000,000 people, it was claimed in 2006 that there were 2366 confirmed cases of HIV. According to the World Health Organization, Bolivia is considered to be a country with a low incidence of the virus affecting 0.10% of the adult population. In contrast, it has been estimated that 50% of the population is infected
A systematic review of the nature of small-group discussions aimed at improving studentsâ€™ understa
The third of three reviews focusing on aspects of small-group discussion work in science lessons; this systematic review, adopting EPPI protocols, focused on the impact of small group discussion on studentsâ€™ understanding of evidence in science.
ESD Briefing Document: Chapter Three: University Sector: Global Teacher Project
Education for Sustainable Development Briefing Document: Chapter Three: University Sector: Global Teacher Project
The effect of ICT teaching activities in science lessons on studentsâ€™ understanding of science ide
This is the second of three research reviews using on the effectiveness of information and communications technology (ICT) in teaching and learning the core curriculum. The review provides insights for science teachers, teacher trainers, continuing professional development (CPD) providers and policy makers. This review adopted the EPPI protocols. In this small sample, ICT simulations improved studentsâ€™ basic understanding of science ideas and scientific approach. There was no significant impa
The EPPI review â€˜What characterises effective teacher initiated teacher-pupil dialogue to promote
March 2008 has seen the publication of two important reports concerning mathematics education. â€˜What characterises effective teacher initiated teacher-pupil dialogue to promote conceptual understanding in mathematics lessons in England in Key Stages 2 and 3', is an EPPI systematic review commissioned by the DCSF. â€˜Foundations for Success' the Final Report of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel for the U.S. Department of Education is a report that was complied over approximately two yea
DEEP IMPACT: an investigation of the use of information and communication technologies for teacher e
This resource from the Digital Education Enhancement Project is an extensive description (over 200 pages) of UK-based research of the affordances of ICT in teacher education in Egypt and South Africa conducted from 2001 up to 2004. There is a focus on literacy, numeracy and science through ICT. There is a good description of the research methods and well illustrated case studies.
UK ITE Network for Education Sustainable Development/Global Citizenship Conference 2008
The inaugural conference of the UK ITE Network for Education Sustainable Development/Global Citizenship took place on 10th July. The Network, launched in July 2007, is funded and supported by ESCalate, WWF and the TDA and managed by the Centre for Cross Curricular Initiatives (CCCI), London South Bank University.
Mathematics: understanding the score
The Ofsted report â€˜Mathematics: understanding the score' was published on 19th September, spearing news headlines which emphasise one of the findings, that too much mathematics is "taught to the test". The report is drawn from evidence garnered chiefly during inspections between April 2005 and December 2007 from 192 schools. This evidence, as the report clearly states, played a part in the findings of the Primary Review of Mathematics, published last Summer.
Mathematics: understanding the score
Using evidence from inspections of mathematics from April 2005 to December 2007 in 192 schools in England (84 primary and 108 secondary), Ofsted have produced this Report which summarises findings and discusses issues it considers relevant. The Williams Review of primary and early years mathematics published in June 2008 was informed by the inspection evidence discussed in this Report. It is likely that this Report also influenced the Rose Review of the Primary Curriculum (December 2008). Cas
TDA Standards Case Study: The Global Dimension in Initial Teacher Education
A case study charting the experiences of trainees on initial teacher training programmes, including the ways in which the provider tailored provision to increase trainee awareness of the global dimension.
UK ITE Network for Education Sustainable Development/Global Citizenship Annual Conference
On July 9th the UK ITE Network for Education Sustainable Development/Global Citizenship held their annual conference at the Keyworth Centre, London South Bank University. The day focused on the development of a critical perspective within ESD/GC and included speakers from all the nations of the UK as well as Professor Rauni RÃ¤sÃ¤nen of Finland. Professor RÃ¤sÃ¤nen considered how ESD and GC were built into education practice across Finland and identified key implications for Initial Teacher Educ
Uncut classrooms: Knowledge and Understanding of the World
The resource is a 45 minute video located on Teachers TV, made in August 2008. The video is of an uncut, unedited lesson on mini beasts with a mixed ability reception class. It is part of a series of uncut lessons which focuses on the pupil and teacher roles in teaching and learning.
GTIP: Global Citizenship Education
Extracts from a GA 'Theory into Practice' publication, which demonstrates that geography and citizenship have complementary aims. It looks in detail at the classroom strategies used by teachers who have successfully taught citizenship through geography: most significantly through participatory, enquiry based approaches.