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Thinking like an engineer: report

This report, commissioned by the Royal Academy of Engineering, offers fresh insights into the ways engineers think. It goes on to suggest ways in which the education system might be redesigned to develop engineers more effectively. The report also makes suggestions as to how the wider public might become engaged...

Learning to be an engineer: report

This report, commissioned by the Royal Academy of Engineering (the Academy), explores the ways schools can create better and more engaging learning opportunities for would-be engineers.

This report identifies four principles that underpin the kinds of teaching that are most...

Catch Up Numeracy: Evaluation Report and Executive Summary

The Catch Up Numeracy project is a one to one intervention for learners who are struggling with numeracy. It consists of two 15-minute sessions per week, delivered  by Teaching Assistants (TAs). The approach is based on research indicating that numeracy is not a single skill, but a composite of several component...

Ready to grow: business priorities for education and skills

This is the third education and skills survey published by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). The survey provides an authoritative barometer of business opinion on key education and skills issues. It was conducted in February 2010, with responses received from 694 employers, collectively employing over 2....

Learning to grow: what employers need from education and skills

This Education and Skills survey was published by the CBI in June 2012 and highlights the need for education to develop to meet the needs of employers. The survey measured the scale of employers’ activity on training and development, their involvement in the education system and the actions businesses need to be...

Changing the pace

The CBI education and skills survey for 2013 presents the findings of research into trends in education and skills in the workplace. The report focuses on aspects of economic growth, students' academic attainment, the need for good careers advice, transitions from school to the workplace and youth unemployment. The...

Building for growth: business priorities for education and skills

This education and skills survey by the CBI was published in 2011. The survey looks at the "skills base of the nation" and whether the vocational skills needed by business and industry are being offered by students progressing from compulsory education. This survey records a significant response from employers and...

Educational practices - effective pedagogy in mathematics

This UNESCO publication draws on a wide range of research into pedagogical approaches that aim to engage learners and lead to desirable outcomes in mathematics. The report looks to deepen the understanding of educational practices that optimise opportunities for mathematics learners.

The report aims to...

Educational practices - improving achievement in mathematics

This UNESCO booklet summarizes the mathematics chapter from the 'Handbook of research on improving student achievement', published by the Educational Research Service.

The handbook highlights research on effective teaching and learning practices. The practices included reflect both emerging strategies and...

Educational practices - teaching science

What is science? Science is a way of knowing, a method of learning about nature. Rooted in common sense, its formal, systematic method is called scientific inquiry. In doing scientific inquiry, scientists use a variety of empirical approaches, techniques, and procedures to collect data from nature, examine and...

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