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Blown to Bits

Casting a critical eye of the wider computing landscape, this book examines the impact of computing technology on society. From a viewpoint based on personal liberty and its loss as ideas of privacy and information are radically transformed, this engaging book serves to fill in the ethical issues behind the...

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...

Educational practices -professional learning and development

This booklet looks at the research and evidence around effective CPD for teachers.   The focus is on the interrelated conditions for professional learning and development that mpact positively on valued student outcomes.

It looks at subjects like: focusing on valued student outcomes, worthwhile content, and...

Educational practices - principles of instruction

This booklet is about the most effective methods of teaching and presents ten research-based principles of instruction. These principles come from three sources:


(a) research on how the brain acquires and uses new information;
(b) research on the classroom practices of those teachers whose...

Educational practices -tutoring

This booklet is about tutoring. Tutoring can be defined as people who are not professional teachers helping and supporting the learning of others in an interactive, purposeful and systematic way.  

Research shows tutoring can be highly effective. This is good news, since in some places in some countries...

Educational practices - preventing behaviour problems

This booklet explains principles for preventing a large variety of youth problems ranging from discourtesy to serious life-threatening behaviour such as smoking, alcohol abuse and violence. Parents, educators and their professional colleagues and others face these problems within and outside schools. Although...

Educational practices -teaching speaking listening and writing

This booklet draws on educational research and extensive experience with classroom practices to explain important principles for increasing literacy.

Writing, speaking and listening are communication skills that are important in all subject areas in the curriculum. Hence, literacy should have a central...

Educational practices -how children learn

The psychological principles described in this booklet summarize some of the important results of recent research on learning that is relevant for education. They attempt to integrate research coming from diverse areas of psychology, including educational, developmental, cognitive, social and clinical psychology....

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