The Role of the Bible in the Emergence of Modern Science
Prof. Peter Harrison : Course
The Religious Origins of Modern Science
Prof. Peter Harrison : Course
Boys’ Performance in Modern Foreign Languages
This book is the outcome of a project on boys’ underachievement in modern foreign languages (MFL), presenting research findings as well as recommendations for practice.
(R&DA 9) From technology to professional development: How can the use of an interactive whiteboard i
A study of the training needs of teacher trainers and trainees in the use of interactive whiteboards. The study identifies a clear need for the training of trainers as well as trainees in IAW use and makes recommendations. This study was supported by TDA Research and Development Award.
(R&DA 15) Exploring the factors that impact on newly qualified teachers' use of ICT in teaching Mode
This TTA Research and Development Award set out to explore the use of ICT by newly qualified teachers of modern languages. It aimed to investigate if and how schools capitalize on their newly qualified teachers’ existing knowledge and skills in ICT, acquired during their PGCE programme, whilst providing opportunities for further development as part of their induction entitlement.
(R&DA 27) An Investigation into Whether and How Current PGCE Courses are Producing Confident Modern
This project investigated the provision of training for modern foreign language teaching in primary schools. This is of interest because of the aim to offer KS2 children MFL by 2010. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award
(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.
citizED Post-16 Strand: Citizenship and Careers Education. Case Study : Citizenship and the Real Gam
An article from the Citizenship Initial Teacher Training Professional Resource Network (citizED) on the links between Citizenship and Careers education.
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.
National Strategy - Literacy across the curriculum - for school-based use or self-study
These subject-specific documents, comprising the "Literacy in..." in series, exemplify how aspects of the Literacy across the curriculum training file relate to individual subjects.
KS3 Modern Foreign Languages - Engaging the Class 1 & 2
These two programmes explore how Horbury School has tackled the attainment gap between boys and girls in modern foreign languages (MFL), which was running at twice the national average. By experimenting with single-sex, broad-ability setting in Years 8 and 9, they have been able to cater for what are perceived as the predominant gender-based learning styles for both girls and boys.
KS3/4 Modern Foreign Languages: Assessment for Learning & Peer Assessment
These two Teachers TV programmes explore strategies for incorporating Assessment for Learning (AfL) into the Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) classroom, with a particular focus on peer assessment. The message is that, when embedded in practice, this improves pupils’ independence and confidence in knowing how to progress in MFL.
KS3 Modern Foreign Languages - ICT and MFL
The purpose of this programme is to demonstrate how ICT can be used to enhance MFL teaching and learning. The main focus is on a Year 7 lesson, where pupils are engaged in a range of activities in what is described as a “state of the art language laboratory”. This is interspersed with comment from the Language Teacher Adviser (ICT) from CILT
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.
SPEEL: Study of Pedagogical Effectiveness in Early Years Learning
This is a DfES research report produced by the School of Education Research and Development at Anglia Polytechnic University. It is based upon ethnographic research carried out in 2000-2001 in twenty-one Early Years (EY) settings in England, where the Foundation Stage (FS) curriculum was being followed.
Ofsted subject conference report: modern foreign languages. Post-14 languages seminar
This report, published in December 2005, summarises the content and outcomes of a two-day conference regarding post-14 languages education. This was jointly organised by the DfES, Ofsted, the National Centre for Languages (CILT), QCA and the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. The purpose of the conference was to consider the challenges and opportunities presented by post-14 languages education, in a climate of widespread marginalisation of languages at Key Stage 4.
KS1/2 Modern Foreign Languages: Integrating Spanish - Reception to Year 3
This programme demonstrates how one primary school in Liverpool is preparing for the KS2 entitlement to modern foreign languages (MFL), which will become a requirement by the end of the decade. Despite facing challenging circumstances, through careful implementation and planning, the school has become a Centre of Excellence in Spanish.
Handwriting policy and practice in English primary schools: An exploratory study
The aim of the study was to survey the handwriting policies and practice in English primary schools. Questionnaires, sent to a sample of 140 schools, were completed September-December 2000. The findings indicate that many teachers felt ill-prepared to teach handwriting.
Modern languages Transition
Modern languages Transition I am looking for research into transition for modern foreign languages from KS2 to KS3. Research on how other countries manage this issue would also be helpful. What have you find useful in your searching so far? I have looked at DfES reports. Have you found anything relevant in the TTRB? Connecting Key Stage 2 and Key 3 Foreign Language Provision: Developing Understanding for Initial Teacher Education – Case Studies of Current Practice.
Modern languages Primary
Modern languages Primary I am a Scitt student preparing a research assignment for my course. I have decided to research how successful two local primary schools have been in translating the 'languages for all:languages for life' policy. Unfortunately, as MFL in primary schools is a very new concept there isn't a great deal of literature out there. I have looked at CILT, several government policies and a few other articles in TES. Are there any articles or books you can suggest to help me comple