Spring 2010 Documentary Podcast: Global business, global values
Companies coming out of the recession are increasingly looking to India and China for new markets to penetrate and develop but, when they do, what lessons can they learn from other big players in the take-over business in countries like Japan and how should they manage those large "virtual teams" that criss-cross the globe? And would closer political union help the EU countries to compete in these emerging markets? Boni Sones reports in this Cambridge Judge Business School Spring 2010 documentar
Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series : Exeter.
As part of its response to the TDA's e-learning communities project, Exeter University has engaged with digital video as a way of capturing practice for modelling through a virtual learning environment (VLE).
Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series - Bristol
This project allocated funds to tutors on the PGCE course at Bristol University to facilitate the building of materials to be deployed through a virtual learning environment (VLE).
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.
Gifted Arts programmes
Gifted Arts programmes How can the preconcieved ideas of 'giftedness' be challenged through the use of 'take one picture' work in PSHE? The National Gallery is the take one picture work I am refering to and it is for Primary age children. As for the preconcieved ideas of 'giftedness', I refer to this as being the 'preordained' top 10% of pupils that are consitantly present in a classroom and whether or not the approach used by the National Gallery keeps these children in their 'niche' at the to
Study support Attainment
Study support Attainment I am currently looking into whether or not school clubs/study support raise attainment in schools. I have searched the TTRB site, but have found nothing relating to this topic. I have found a couple of articles on the TES, Guardian and BBC websties, but no references to formal journal articles, books or documents, which would back up my thinking. I am looking specifically at KS3 and KS4. I will be focusing on sport and the performing arts.
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?
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
Community, capital and calculation: secondary school choice and the middle class self
Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2006. The paper reports on the interviewing of parents and children in over 130 white middle-class households in London and two provincial cities in England. In each case, a positive choice has been made in favour of a state secondary school that is performing at or below the England average according to conventional examination league-tables.
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.
The potential of open source approaches for education
The document is the first in a series of publications from Futurelab entitled “Opening Education”. The series as a whole is designed to provoke debate and challenge thinking by bringing together examples of educational practice and research and drawing on the fields of creative arts, media and technical innovation.
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
Key Stage 3 Art – Contemporary Art
This Teachers TV video looks at the delivery of a unit of work from a media and visual arts Faculty at Wellings Specialist Arts Secondary School in Kent and analyses the reasons for using the work of contemporary artists as a starting point. The unit consists of a photography project during the course, during which the students look in some detail at the work of a contemporary photographer (Cindy Sherman) and then explore elements of photography through their own designing and making of a photog
To Read or Not to Read: A Question of National Consequence
On 19th November the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) published a report into reading patterns in the United States. The researchers gathered and then analysed data from a variety of disparate sources and found that ‘although there has been measurable progress in recent years in reading ability at the elementary school level, all progress appears to halt as children enter their teenage years. There is a general decline in reading among teenage and adult Americans’. The report suggest
NALDIC ITTSEAL: KS3/4 English Teaching Talking 1
This resource from the National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum (NALDIC) ITTSEAL features session notes for ITE educators to accompany the Teachers TV programme KS3/4 English Teaching Talking 1. The programme shows Year 7 EAL pupils practicing informal and formal types of English as they move from discussion and drafting to writing and performing. It can support secondary trainees to understand that pupils learning EAL will need specific development of their spoken languag
Teachers TV Performing Wonders Season
Teachers TV has a three week season of programmes, beginning 14 December, featuring inspirational music, dance and drama projects and initiatives in the UK and around the world that demonstrate the benefits of offering young people opportunities to get involved in and express themselves through the performing arts.
Teachers TV Art Week
Teachers TV is celebrating the arts this week, 30 June - 8 July. Programmes displaying creativity in and outside of the classroom are featured, from music, to poetry, to paintings.
White boys from low-income backgrounds: good practice in schools
This "report on a small survey of good practice" was undertaken by Ofsted in 20 schools across England, which were "identified from inspection evidence and discussion with local authorities" to be schools "where white British boys from low-income backgrounds performed better in public tests and examinations than their counterparts in other schools". These schools were mainly in areas with high levels of deprivation, although a few of them had a minority of boys from low-income families on roll,
Teachers TV Creativity Week
During the week commencing 11 May, Teachers TV has a week of programmes celebrating creativity in schools in all its forms, from teaching and learning of the expressive arts to creative approaches to a range of subjects and whole school issues.