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A systematic review of the impact of ICT on literature-related literacies in English, 5-16
A systematic review using the EPPI protocol. The impact of ICT is crucially mediated by teachers and the discourses they and their students use. Literary study continues to have a place in schools. Texts and textual practices are changing and outcomes depend on a developed view of what literature-based literacies comprise. This is one of five reviews with ICT and literacy as their focus.
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Introduction
This unit looks at two topics that are of immense worldwide social, economic, ethical, and political importance – ‘addiction’ and ‘neural ageing’. You will develop a Master's level approach to the study of specific issues within these two important subject areas.
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Geography in the News
This website enables teachers to access case study and background resources on key areas of the Geography curriculum.
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(R&DA 3) Pedagogy on ITT physical education courses to enable trainees to integrate different types
This TDA R&D award supported study of PE secondary trainees at three universities found that there was variation amongst both trainees and mentors in what they understood by 'subject knowledge'. The report concludes that concentrating on what knowledge trainees and mentors consider is needed will produce better PGCE courses.
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The effective provision of pre-school education (EPPE) project: final report
This is the final report of a major research study, funded by DfES, on the impact of pre-school provision in England on children’s intellectual, social and behavioural development at ages five and seven.
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'I didn't expect that I would get tons of friends...More each day': children's experiences of friend
This resource is a TRIPS digest from the DfES Standards website of a New Zealand study of transition into school by Peters (2003). The digest appears both as material on-screen with links to different sections and topics, and as a Word document.
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The Oxford interview – Biology
Biology tutors Martin Speight and Mike Bonsall explain the whys and wherefores of the Oxford biology interview, how candidates can best prepare, and they also have a word of advice for those who are unsuccessful. This podcast will be of particular interest to those who applied to study biology or another science subject at Oxford.
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(R&DA 33) An investigation into the effective school-based tutoring of Primary Modern Foreign Langua
This study examined some of the implications for ITT placements of introducing Modern Foreign Language teaching throughout KS2 in England. The researchers identified five issues critical in support for trainees in school. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award.
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Introduction
To develop as an independent, confident learner you will need to learn the study skills involved in reading articles, taking notes and summarising the information that you have obtained from an article. The unit explores the use of the Web as a resource for keeping up to date, looking in particular at how to assess material available online.
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References
In this unit, we study one aspect of the fluctuating nature of an organism's environment. We consider how organisms living in a temperate climate, such as that in Britain, are adapted to cope with winter. You will see that there is much diversity of adaptations among organisms, with different species coping with the demands of a fluctuating environment in quite different ways. As cyclic variations are a widespread feature of environments, the range of adaptations to them is an important source o
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1.5 How to take notes
To develop as an independent, confident learner you will need to learn the study skills involved in reading articles, taking notes and summarising the information that you have obtained from an article. The unit explores the use of the Web as a resource for keeping up to date, looking in particular at how to assess material available online.
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1.2 Response to winter: understanding at different levels
In this unit, we study one aspect of the fluctuating nature of an organism's environment. We consider how organisms living in a temperate climate, such as that in Britain, are adapted to cope with winter. You will see that there is much diversity of adaptations among organisms, with different species coping with the demands of a fluctuating environment in quite different ways. As cyclic variations are a widespread feature of environments, the range of adaptations to them is an important source o
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Raising students’ performance in relation to NFER CAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) scores
This study looks at what teachers and students might do to raise the levels of educational performance of students.
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Key Stage 3 Mathematics study modules DVD
A DVD with six video excerpts that are designed to be used alongside the relevant modules of the Key Stage 3 National Strategy Mathematics study modules.
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Poorer pupils significantly underrepresented at top state schools
Pupils from less well-off backgrounds are significantly underrepresented at the country's top 200 state secondary schools (6% of schools) according to a study by the Sutton Trust based on data provided by the National Foundation for Educational Research, published today (Monday October 10th, 2005).
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Writing in English as an Additional Language at Key Stage 2
This is a study undertaken to identify which features of written English primary aged learners of English as an additional language (EAL) may find more difficult to use well. It adds to previous evidence gathered about EAL writing at Key Stage 4 (KS4) in a project by the same author (Cameron 2003). The publication of this research was followed by a survey of the teaching of writing to advanced bilingual learners undertaken by the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED, 2005).
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Specialist schools : Rather Too Specialist?
The specialist schools policy is based on "suspect" evidence according to a study undertaken at the London University Institue of Education and funded by Research and Information on State Education Trust (Rise).
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KS3 Modern Foreign Languages - Why Learn a Language?
This Teachers TV programme explores one way of motivating pupils to choose to study MFL at Key Stage 4. Within the programme, a team from Aston University’s Languages for Life project is filmed leading a workshop with a Year 9 class.
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Inside the literacy hour
This is a research digest on the GTC Research for Teachers (formerly Research of the Month) site which examines two reports from a study about implementing the literacy hour which was undertaken across the period 2000-3 in small rural schools in the West Country. The first data-set draws on interviews, observations and analysis of the planning documents of 20 teachers, the follow-up study focused on 12 of these professionals. In addition, pupil reading and writing data was collected.
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The Identity and Learning Programme (ILP)
The Identity and Learning Programme (ILP) is a continuation of a twelve year study of the social influences on learning on two cohorts of children as they progressed through compulsory schooling in a city in southern England.
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