ITE English: English and Behaviour for Learning
Materials from the Subject Resource Network for English on English and Behaviour for Learning. ‘Behaviour for Learning’ emerged from a review of theories of effective behaviour management which suggested that poor behaviour in schools does not occur in isolation. Student teachers at the beginning of their courses frequently express acute anxiety about whether they will be able to teach pupils anything, or whether they will simply spend the whole time controlling pupils’ behaviour. This res
Literature at Key Stages 1 and 2
Materials from the Subject Resource Network for English (www.ite.org.uk) on Literature at Key Stages 1 and 2.
Curee/TLRP Research Tasters
This part of the CUREE website hosts a number of ‘research tasters’, which are short articles encouraging practitioners to engage in evidence-based enquiry in their own educational setting through collecting evidence available to them and using it to reflect upon, inform and enhance their own practice. Here, a variety of materials have been produced by TLRP in collaboration with CUREE, in order for the findings of the TLRP and other relevant research to be disseminated to those with an inter
Free TTRB Leaflets
You can obtain these highly desirable promotional materials to increase awareness of the TTRB.
ITE English - Assessment
Materials from the Subject Resource Network for English (www.ite.org.uk) on Assessment. Assessment is one of the things that student teachers find hardest to grapple with, but there are certain procedures that student teachers might adopt to help them on their way.
British Red Cross First Aid Campaign - Life. Live It
This is the supporting website from the British Red Cross campaign “Life. Live It”, which aims to support educationalists in teaching First Aid within the curriculum. The site also seeks to expand the focus from the teaching of First Aid to Humanitarian Aid concerns internationally. The site acts as both a free resource and, in effect, an advert for the British Red Cross’ First Aid Education Kit available to teachers for £120. This review is concerned solely with the free to access websit
ITE English - Literature at Key Stages 3 and 4
Materials from the Subject Resource Network for English on Literature in Key Stages 3 and 4. These web materials offer Initial Teacher Education (ITE) tutors ideas for working with student teachers on literature teaching at key stages 3 and 4.
TDA E-Learning Grant Reports Round Two: Billericay Educational Consortium
This is a report for a TDA funded project focusing on the development and impact of e-learning on ITE provision. Based at the Billericay Educational Consortium, it focused on the development of an e-learning platform to replace paper based information and assessment systems.
Web 2.0 technologies for learning at KS3 and KS4 - Project overview
This resource presents the outcomes of a review of the place of Web 2.0 technologies in Key Stages 3 and 4. The review was carried out for Becta (the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency) by the University of Nottingham in conjunction with London Knowledge Lab and Manchester Metropolitan University. In addition to outlines of the issues on the website, there are five downloadable reports plus two summaries and a set of supplementary materials:
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.
Sci-tutors: Life Processes and Living Things: Humans and Other Animals
This article from the Sci-tutors website tries to emphasise the 'big picture' relating to human biology. It provides access to learning materials and to questions that can help elicit alternative conceptions held by learners on this topic.
Sci-tutors: Materials and their Properties: Patterns of Behaviour
This unit on the Sci-tutors website extends the ideas covered in the first two ‘materials' units and is specifically aimed for teachers engaged with teaching chemistry at KS5 (A-level) although there is relevance at KS4 too (as well as for teachers' personal knowledge development). The introduction touches upon the natures of science and then focuses upon the patterns of ideas involved in modelling atomic structure and the Periodic Table of the elements and chemical bonding. This is followed b
Sci-tutors: Monitoring and Assessment
This article from the Sci-tutors website provides ideas relating to assessment to answer questions such as: Why do we assess? What is assessment? Who is it for? How do monitoring and assessment support teaching and learning? and How is a school assessment policy interpreted within the science department? A substantial number of downloads is provided that give access to materials used in some institutions for ITT courses.
Squash ball bounce
Video of squash ball showing ball compression (using a high speed camera from EPSRC). Courtesy of Prof Claire Davis and Dr Martin Strangwood, School of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham. Released under Creative Commons Attribution licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/uk/
Changes in microstructure of a shape memory alloy (CuAlNi single crystal)
Changes in microstructure of a shape memory alloy being heat treated and also mechanically deformed. A CuAlNi single crystal (2H orthorhombic phase ) is compressed (vertical axis) at room temperature, causing activation of two sequential twinning deformations. As austenite, the crystal is cube-shaped, whereas in the martensite form it is sheared. Six different sheared martensite crystals, having well - defined prism shapes (three of which appear in this video), can be created by pressing on 3 di
Changes in microstructure of a shape memory alloy (bi-crystal of austenitic CuAlNi )
Changes in microstructure of a shape memory alloy being heat treated and also mechanically deformed. A bi-crystal of austenitic CuAlNi is cooled, causing transformation to the martensitic (2H orthorhombic) phase. The process is reversed in the second half of the video, as the specimen is heated again. The rate at which transformation occurs is controlled by heat flow effects. (The shear process itself tends to take place very rapidly.) The martensitic phase is internally twinned. This is very cl
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Killing two birds with one stone
Tough cutbacks in public spending could be mitigated by a new Climate Change Tax says Dr Chris Hope. A Climate Change Tax of £75 per tonne of carbon dioxide would allow a drop in income tax and replace the need for a hike in VAT; infact it could lead to VAT being reduced back down to 15 per cent.
What is myeloma, and how is it treated? (Audio)
Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells in the bone marrow. Dr. Guido Tricot, the director of the Utah Blood and Marrow Transplant and Myeloma Program, explains what myeloma is and how it is treated.