Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series - Gloucestershire
The report describes how the partnership deployed the virtual learning environment (VLE) WebCT to support teacher education.
Physical education Attitudes
Physical education Attitudes I am a year 3 student doing some research into children's attitudes towards particular activities in the PE national curriculum, and was wondering what research there is already in this field. I am looking to base my research in the primary school, and over all age groups from foundation to key stage 2.
Geography Field work
Geography Field work I'm thinking about my extended study topic. I think I'd like to look at doing GCSE field work in geography and safety. There doesn't seem to be anything on the site about it.
Teacher placement Collaboration
Teacher placement Collaboration I am interested in learning more about research into how trainee teachers collaborate with each other whilst on placement in different schools. It may be that some teacher educators have used a Virtual Learning Environment to facilitate this. Any suggestions? This is related to another question: how do we encourage creativity in our trainees? so maybe the question should be: what research is there into collaborative creativity amongst beginning teachers?
ESD Briefing Document: Chapter Three: Non Governmental Organisations: Field Studies Council:
Education for Sustainable Development Briefing Document: Chapter Three: Non Governmental Organisations: Field Studies Council
IT for Education Research: using new technology: Teaching and Learning Research Briefing No. 16 (TLR
This briefing paper is number 16 in a series, which are available from the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) website (www.tlrp.org). It provides an account of the information technology infrastructure which supports the research community served by the TLRP. The paper discusses the rationale and benefits of three types of online tools; a Digital Repository for project publications and other resources, a collaborative Virtual Research Environment (VRE), and Dissemination Tools for t
Designing Technologies to Support Creativity and Collaboration: A Handbook from Futurelab 2004
The report summarises two prototypes developed in partnership with Futurelab: Virtual Puppeteers with squidsoup (a digital arts company) and MediaStage with Immersive Education (an educational software company). The two prototypes were designed specifically to support collaborative approaches to creative story-telling and to explore the potential of rich multimodal (sound, image, movement, colour, text etc) environments within children’s creative practices.
Science Subject Knowledge for Trainee Primary Teachers - The delivery of multimedia content via a Vi
This project examined how a virtual learning environment could be used to enhance science subject knowledge for trainee primary teachers. Diagnostic quizzes, specially designed and created materials using still and moving images, and extra sessions were used successfully to enhance subject knowledge competence and confidence in ‘difficult concepts’ in science. These materials were used with primary PGCE trainees and are available for examination. Supported by a TDA Research and Developmen
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
Count Us In
The 37 page report defines the field of inclusion. It then goes on to describe the legislative and social background to inclusion. Characteristics of effective inclusive schools are identified, indicators of outcomes are described, and seven key messages present the findings of the report. The report combines formal text with case study materials and quotes from the schools studied. The report aims to build understanding of inclusion and to identify best practice in schools on the subject of inc
Evidence: What counts as evidence in Education?
This glossary article by Professor Richard Andrews explores what counts as evidence in Education and in the research field of Educational Studies.
NALDIC ITTSEAL: Making Maths curriculum more accessible: Strategies for children learning EAL
There are certain activities especially those relating to vocabulary associated with abstract concepts (e.g. problem solving) that some pupils learning EAL find challenging. We also know that all children develop their mathematical skills more when involved in inclusive collaborative activities, especially those that invite active participation. The key aim in this short guidance is to explore the role of children’s first languages in developing their understanding of abstract mathematical con
Winners of BERA/SAGE Practitioner Research Awards 2009 Announced
'Guidelines for new lecturers in Teacher Education' and 'A Virtual Learning Environment for Supporting Reading and Poetry' are the winning entries in the 2009 BERA/SAGE Practitioner Research Awards, which were announced at the annual British Educational Research Association (BERA) conference in Manchester on 5th September 2009. The awards recognise practitioners who have demonstrated excellence in the application of research in practice, both in a school setting and in a 16+ learning environment
Teacher Evaluation: Current Practices in OECD Countries and a Literature Review
This resource is one of a series of OECD Education Working papers disseminating the results of studies to a wider readership. Here the focus is on analysing current practices regarding teacher evaluation together with a review of recent literature. The field examined covers both primary and secondary sectors. The study begins with a survey of the key features of teacher evaluation schemes in use and then proceeds to a more discursive and comparative approach looking at the challenges, advantages
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
Phase transition in superconductors
The superconducting material heats up through its transition temperature. The field from the magnetic track begins to penetrate and the material ceases to levitate. From TLP: Superconductivity, http://www.doitpoms.ac.uk/tlplib-dev2008/superconductivity/discovery.php Courtesy of DoITPoMS, The University of Cambridge. Released under Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/
Topological Defects in Soft Matter: Simulation Models and Applications, IV
By: icamvid Topological Defects in Soft Matter: Simulation Models and Applications, IV Robin Selinger, Kent State University
The Digestive System Structure and Function
This lecture covers the main functions of the digestive system and the various structures that the digestive system comprises of.
Organizational Behavior Version 1.1
Two leading researchers in Management, Talya Bauer and Berrin Erdogan, bring you a new Organizational Behavior textbook that bridges the gap between theory and practice with a distinct “experiential” approach. On average, a worker in the USA will change jobs 10 times in 20 years. In order to succeed in this type of career situation, individuals need to be armed with the tools necessary to be life-long learners. To that end, this book is not be about giving students all the answers to every