Results for "earth and atmosphere" (205)

An integrated approach to science and literary

This research article published in 2012 in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching investigates the effectiveness of an integrated science and literacy approach at primary school level. Teachers in 94 fourth-grade (Year 5) classrooms in one US Southern state participated.

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Recruiting and Retaining Qualified and Motivated Mathematics Teachers

The shortage of specialist teachers of mathematics has been a concern for many years and this resource, from the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), is designed to help organisations focus upon a plan of action, which will lead to better recruitment and retention of mathematics teachers.

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Educational practices - parents and learning

This booklet concerns what parents can do to help their children do well in school.  As schools have been pressed to be more effective and more productive, out-of-school influences on academic learning have escalated in importance. Even where the school day and school year have been lengthened, the amount of time...

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Educational practices -emotions and learning

In this booklet, Reinhard Pekrun draw upon empirical evidence to address the emotions experienced by students at school. He discusses the nature and diversity of these emotions, their function on student’s learning, their individual antecedents, ways to regulate these emotions, and the influence on teachers,...

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Understanding Design and Technology 1982

Produced in 1982, this Assessment of Performance Unit discussion document was based on a report prepared by a special working group of the APU which was submitted to the Unit in the Summer of 1980. The group was asked:

* to identify those aspects of an understanding of both design and technology most likely...

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1980 - 1989

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Pedagogy and Practice: Teaching and Learning in Secondary Schools Unit 18 - Improving the Climate for Learning

This study unit offers some practical strategies that teachers use to improve the climate for learning. The techniques suggested are tried and tested; they draw on both academic research and the experience of practising teachers.

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*Classroom routines
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2000 - 2009

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Attitudes of Children and Parents to Key Stage Two Science Testing and Assessment

Published in 2010 by the Wellcome Trust, this report considers students’ and parents’ views of testing and assessment in science at Key Stage Two in England and Wales. The research was carried out by the School of Education at Queen’s University Belfast over a period in which the Key Stage Two science SAT was...

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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...

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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...

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Educational practices - academic and social emotional learning

This booklet is about the social-emotional skills students need for success in school and in life.  Social-emotional skills, or emotional intelligence, is the name given to the set of abilities that allows students to work with others, learn effectively, and serve essential roles in their families, communities and...

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