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Colds and Flu: Sheer Poetry

In this Planet Science resource, students are given a collection of limericks which contain some facts about colds and flu. Each limerick has a question attached to it which students have to answer. This could be used to assess how much students have learned about viruses or as a research exercise using the answer...
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Improving Teaching and Learning in Schools

Produced by the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP), this report is based on 20 TLRP projects run in 2000. These investigated aspects of teaching and learning in formal and informal educational settings in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The report offers a summary of the 2006 ‘stock-take’...
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The Future of Education and Training for 14-19 Year Olds

Produced by the Nuffield Foundation, this report is a summary of the main findings and recommendations of the Nuffield Review of 14-19 Education and Training in England and Wales. Beginning in October 2003, this six-year long review was the largest review of this phase of education since the Crowther Report in 1959....
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The Logical Chain: Continuing Professional Development in Effective Schools

This report from Ofsted is based on a survey into the impact in schools of the government’s strategy for continuing professional development (CPD). The strategy was introduced in 2001 and subsequently relaunched in 2005. It aims to promote the benefits of CPD, help teachers make the most of the choices available, and...
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Pod 2: Waste

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2010 to date

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Introduction

This Nuffield Foundation resource opens with a team game that demonstrates the need for careful planning and collaboration. Students use their findings to construct a standard operating procedure that enables them to improve their performance through better collaboration. They are also introduced to their games...
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2010 to date

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Pod 1: Up to the Mark

In this Nuffield Foundation activity students carry out an investigation into some sporting techniques to establish whether practice improves performance. They conduct research into the rationale for training schedules for different sports. Students then investigate target games to explore whether scoring systems...
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2010 to date

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Pod 2: In Top Gear

In this Nuffield Foundation activity students use secondary data to investigate how changes in technology have led to improved performance in cycling. They research footwear to see how materials of different properties can be combined for specific purposes and carry out a practical investigation to define the optimum...
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Pod 3: Game On

In this Nuffield Foundation activity students use the learning skills they have acquired in earlier pods to invent a new game of their own. They need to design and test equipment as well as establish effective rules and a fair scoring system. Groups then present and explain their new game at a sports fair where it is...
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Pod 1: Introduction

In this Nuffield Foundation resource, students explore the how humans have sought and used materials and energy throughout history. They learn that the current manufacturing system extracts raw materials, makes something useful and then disposes of it afterwards as waste. This take-make-dump model is not...
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2010 to date

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