(R&DA 25) The Development of Professional Knowledge for Teaching Historical Enquiry and Historical I
This project in the Oxford Internship Scheme investigated trainee teachers’ professional knowledge for teaching historical enquiry and historical interpretation. The study found that discovering students’ preconceptions of enquiry and interpretation was essential. The partnership generated a list of shared objectives. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award.
(R&DA 26) The Development of Professional Knowledge in ITE for Teaching Sustainable Development thro
This study investigated subject knowledge for teaching in Geography and also dealt with training for teaching controversial issues. Teaching Sustainable Development provides challenges for students because it is contested, value laden and provisional. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award.
Plants and Seasons
Join several Journey North classrooms as they become engaged in the study of tulip bulbs, and track their growth from fall to spring. In this large experiment students across the Northern Hemisphere track the growth of the same plant
Workshop 8: The International Picture
This workshop offers an opportunity to investigate various aspects of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), other than the test scores themselves. Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology William Schmidt presents differences in curricula, textbooks, and teaching practices around the world, and a group of community members discuss how the
I am looking for any infomation I can to help with my special study at university around the issue of an open ended approach to the teaching of writing, and the effect it will have, e.g. positive or negative. I have looked for what makes 'good writing' and 'children's writing'. Basically my study surrounds: does allowing children to write about their own interests/imagination in English have a positive/negative effect on the work that is produced? So what makes a good piece of writing then? Who
Speaking/listening Primary Where can I find research into speaking and listening skills for KS2 children? I am doing a child study as part of my PGCE and need some research into improving speaking and listening skills.
Parental Involvement in raising the Achievement of Primary School Pupils: why bother?
This is a digest, on the DCSF Standards website, of an evaluation of research concerning parental involvement in raising literacy and numeracy standards in Primary schools. The original research study, sponsored by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, was carried out at Oxford University between 1992 and 1997. Researchers Edwards and Warin evaluated some of the findings and published a paper in 1999.
Studying the Effects of Subliminal Stimulation on the Mind
Explores perception, the study of unconscious processes, and research methodologies. Provides a good example of the impact Freud has had on psychology and how it is possible to test some of his hypotheses in the laboratory.
Mood Disorders: Hereditary Factors
Illustrates the findings of a 10-year study that involved 12,000 volunteers in an Amish community and represents careful analysis of genetic factors related to manic-depressive disorders.
The Effect of Aging on Cognitive Function: Nature/Nurture
Explores how the study of identical twins can help determine how factors such as lifestyle and diet may contribute to individual differences in the aging process.
Research into the role of CPD leadership in schools
This study was conducted by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), Northern Office. It was commissioned by the Training Development Agency for Schools (TDA) to investigate how continuing professional development for all staff is led in schools today, how it is supported and the barriers and challenges it poses for CPD leaders
England’s Achievement in TIMSS 2007: National Report for England
News reports on December 9th pointed to the high standing of English pupils in recent international mathematics and science tests, with one headline announcing "English children 'best at maths in Europe'". Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS) international tests were first carried out in 1995 with pupils of aged ten and fourteen tested in mathematics and science. Tests have been carried out at four year intervals since then, with the previous results stemming from those taken in 20
HIV and AIDS
Studying individuals with natural resistance to HIV has led to insights into the infection process and may produce new treatments or a vaccine. This session explores recent developments in the study of HIV and AIDS, the future global impact of the current infection levels, and the ethical issues surrounding current research and treatments.
TDA Standards case study: Thinking & Learning across the Curriculum: addressing new pedagogical appr
A case study charting the experiences of a trainee on a primary PGCE programme, including the ways in which in the provider tailored provision to focus trainees on thinking and learning across the curriculum.
Homeschooling Information : Earning a GED at Home
Earning a GED at home requires using computer programs and textbooks as study materials, and signing up to take the exam. Get a graduate equivalency diploma at home with advice from a homeschool specialist. Linda Wooldridge has been homeschooling since 1998, and she has been on the PPEA board for three years as the orientation coordinator for Pinellas County.
Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz
Trigonometry - Pythagorean Theorem
Remember the Pythagorean Theorem you learned in Geometry? It's a vital tool in Trigonometry as well, as we study relationships between the angles and sides of a triangle (01:21)
This video about the causes of the war of 1812 is accompanied by text. "Thomas Jefferson envisioned a peaceful, agrarian society that used diplomacy, rather than military might, to execute America’s foreign policy. Jefferson believed that a large standing army was an invitation to dictatorship, and he drastically reduced the size of both the American Army and Navy. However, events in the Mediterranean quickly challenged Jefferson’s decision and forced him to re-evaluate his philosophy about
Plant Life Cycles
Which life forms reproduce at a distance, give rise to offspring miles away and even after death, trick other living things into helping them reproduce, and encourage predators to eat their young as part of their life cycle? Plants! During Session 4, we’ll continue our study of life cycles by focusing on the Plant kingdom, using flowering plants as our examples. During this
"Under Milkwood" by Dylan Thomas
The great Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas, reads his famous poem about his homeland, while photographs of Thomas are displayed, tightshot to wideshot or vice versa, throughout the video. The voice is urgent, youthful, articulate: "Listen!" "Look!" "Only you can see...." (4:05)
"In My Craft Or Sullen Art" Poem by Dylan Thomas
A poem written and read, darkly, by Dylan Thomas, illustrated with photos of the poet during his lifetime. (1:04)