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Introduction

This unit will introduce you to the law making process in Scotland. It is drawn from the Open University course W150 An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland. The Scottish legal system and many aspects of the law in Scotland are different from those in England and Wales. Like the law of England and Wales, Scots law today represents centuries of development and growth. Its evolution has been influenced by many factors, social and economic, the effects of war and religious change,
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The impact of different modes of assessment on achievement and progress in the learning and skills s
This is a very thorough and comprehensive study into the impact of various assessment modes on achievement and progress in the learning and skills sector. Commissioned to conduct the investigation by the Learning and Skills Research Centre, City and Guilds and the University for Industry, the project team had access to a wide range of institutions in the sector in order to compare and contrast the assessment experiences of learners and to ascertain which assessment regimes work best in which con
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An evaluation of performance of schools before and after moving into new buildings or significantly
This is a document published by Estyn, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales. It reports the findings of a research study which documents the changes in performance grades obtained by a sample of schools in statutory inspections during the period 2003-2005 which had moved to new buildings or undergone major refurbishment
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Primary Community's Sharing Success e-Magazine
Primary Community's Sharing Success is an e-magazine from NAACE; the first edition published in January 2007. Each edition has case-study articles, tips for using ICT effectively in primary education, website recommendations and a variety of teaching plans and other resources. The publication editor is Heather Govier.
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Transferring a model for improving the ability of design & technology PGCE trainee teachers to teach
This project concerned trainees’ ability to teach designing. An earlier study fully reported elsewhere found that a curriculum intervention in the training programme enhanced PGCE students’ ability to teach designing. The earlier study also revealed that the enhancement was less effective for those students specialising in food technology or electronic and communication technology (ECT). The current project investigated the issue of designing within food technology and transfer of a curric
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Introduction

This unit considers the growth of human rights and humanitarian law before looking at the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in detail. It will also look at the position of human rights in the UK and the effect of the Human Rights Act 1998.

This unit is an adapted extract from the course Rules, rights and justice: an introduction to law (W100)

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1.1.2 Quiz: Getting started
Learning online is one of the great advantages of information technology. This unit will help you establish a safe and comfortable working environment to ensure that your study time at the computer screen does not impact on your health. It also looks at the basic skills for online study, such as file management and installing software.
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Problem-solving in school chemistry: an exploratory study
This NFER PRE article presents the background, the findings and the classroom implications of a study on how small groups of secondary pupils solve open chemistry problems. The authors show the importance of understanding concepts in order to be able to solve open problems. They also suggest that pupil working memory capacity is significant and that teachers need to make links between key concepts for pupils. Solving open problems in groups is welcomed by pupils and increases pupil confidence. L
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Secondary ICT - Personalised Learning with ICT 1: Managing Information and Content
A Teachers TV video lasting 15 minutes which examines two schools’ approaches to making use of ICT resources to support personalised learning. The first case study (Seven Kings High School) explores the school’s use of management data (attendance, records and reports) to track pupils’ progress and to support focused target setting. The second (Coopers Technology College) concentrates on the school’s use of its virtual learning environment (VLE) to provide detailed and personalised online
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This unit considers the way that judges make law, how the common law system works and the advantages and disadvantages of a system like the British one that relies heavily on such rules and rule making. The unit will set out the basic differences between ‘civil code’ systems and ‘common law’ systems, and consider the relationship between judge-made law and statutory law.

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'Friends matter' in school moves
This BBC news item relates to research findings, recently released by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), based on a study of 600 pupils and 80 parents in areas where access to highly esteemed secondary schools was limited. In the competition with others for secondary school places, it would appear that friendship may not be considered as significant.
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8.4 Carrying out research
This unit is essential reading if you want to look at, and think about, people's ideas, practices and products to try to understand what they mean. Developing your skill in analysis–interpretation–evaluation and communication is a good and worthwhile investment. Aimed at learners of arts and humanities subjects, you will find this unit invaluable whether you are new to study or more experienced.
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5.2 The value of the text
This unit is essential reading if you want to look at, and think about, people's ideas, practices and products to try to understand what they mean. Developing your skill in analysis–interpretation–evaluation and communication is a good and worthwhile investment. Aimed at learners of arts and humanities subjects, you will find this unit invaluable whether you are new to study or more experienced.
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5.1 The values represented by the text
This unit is essential reading if you want to look at, and think about, people's ideas, practices and products to try to understand what they mean. Developing your skill in analysis–interpretation–evaluation and communication is a good and worthwhile investment. Aimed at learners of arts and humanities subjects, you will find this unit invaluable whether you are new to study or more experienced.
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Classroom Practice: New Approaches Supported by ICT
This resource is a 6-page NFER PRE article of two case studies, one primary phase and one secondary phase, of the use of ICT that changes the way in which children learn. It outlines the use of email supporting “writing for a purpose” and the use of online teaching resources enabling pupils to gain level 2 national qualifications. It provides a good example of how a case study should paint a rich picture of the context and describe outcomes that have implications for others. The report shows
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Extended School – A Day in the Life
This 30 minute Teachers TV programme is a case study of George Green Secondary School, an inner city secondary school in the East End of London. It gives a clear and focussed example of how the extended schools programme, promoted through the Every Child Matters agenda, is realised in this school.
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Perceptions of Masters level PGCE
This research paper was presented at the 2008 British Educational Research Association (BERA) annual conference. It reports the initial findings of a pilot research study funded by the Education Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy (ESCalate) which sought to track the progress and effect of PGCE/M level provision in England, through investigating the opinions of a range of stakeholders in relation to the perceived benefits of the Masters level component of this qualification.
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TDA Standards case study: Promoting awareness of the opportunities for out-of-school learning
A case study charting the experiences of trainees on a secondary PGCE programme in information and communications technology, including the ways in which the provider tailored provision to promote awareness of the opportunities for out-of-school learning.
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Assessment of performance in practical science and pupils’ attributes
This resource is a paper, presented at BERA in 2003, which describes the findings of a small scale research study into validity and reliability of various approaches to ‘measure’ the ability of pupils to know and understand and be able to ‘do’ science, the intended outcome of GCSE Science assessment. The paper informs the reader of the concepts involved in problem solving in science, presents the findings of their research into the attributes of the pupils in the study and the correlatio
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The Impact of ITE Partnerships on Teachers' Professional Learning and Development: A Selection of Ca
Following the results of an initial study into the impact of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) on schools, this follow up study focuses in more detail on the contribution of mentoring to the professional learning of teachers and the reciprocal learning and development benefits of working with trainee teachers. Findings from a qualitative interview study with people involved with ITE in a range of different roles are presented as ‘case stories’ of good practice.
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