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# The booklet exemplifies opportunities presented by a consortium of organisations to support young people’s experience of out-of-classroom learning. It is the basis for developing an understanding of Real World Learning where Every Child Matters (ECM) is at the heart of learning, which is fun, motivational, inclusive and achievable. There is also invaluable guidance to support teachers and...
# The Nasen Conference: Developing Emotional Intelligence: Strategies for Managing Behavioural, Emotional & Social Difficulties will take place at One America Square, London on 8th October 2010.
# In this resource on the Music-ITE website, Gary Spruce considers what is meant by the terms ‘listening’, ‘appraising’ and ‘responding’, and explores the strengths and limitations of traditional approaches to listening and appraising. Also, a range of approaches to supporting pupils’ development as listeners and appraisers is explored, and ways of supporting student teachers in planning for a...
# This chapter is taken from "The Coaching Toolkit: A Practical Guide for Your School" (Allison & Harbour, 2009), published by Sage. It takes the form of an extended case study of coaching practice within a single secondary school, and considers the value of collaborative or 'co-coaching' (in this case, peer to peer coaching) with NQTs. It also considers the use of more general coaching...
# Sustainable development and citizenship are two educational dimensions to which science has much to contribute. This article from the Sci-tutors website provides guidance in both statutory and non-statutory aspects for provision in primary and secondary schools.
# This resource on the Music-ITE website is an attempt to begin the process of clarification as to what cross-curricular learning might look like in the context of primary music, post-Rose review.
# This unit on the Sci-tutors website extends the ideas covered in the first two ‘materials' units and is specifically aimed for teachers engaged with teaching chemistry at KS5 (A-level) although there is relevance at KS4 too (as well as for teachers' personal knowledge development). The introduction touches upon the natures of science and then focuses upon the patterns of ideas involved in...
# 'Understanding music through composing' was a workshop run for trainee music teachers and music subject mentors at Birmingham City University on 29th January 2009. As shown on the Music-ITE website, the aim of this workshop was: To identify pedagogy that will help young people to think creatively through music and to understand how composers think. The workshop was based on the findings from a...
# This article from the Sci-tutors website focuses on overcoming the barriers to teaching science to learners with special educational needs.
# This is a TTRB glossary item that introduces the process of mentoring within Initial Teacher Education and Training.
# Nasen returns to the Reebok Stadium, Bolton for NASEN (National Association for Special Educational Needs) Live 2010 on 26th & 27th May. This dedicated SEN show aims to meet the professional development needs of all those working within the special and additional educational field.
# This article is a briefing on sources available for Careers Education and Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG).
# This resource on the Music-ITE website looks at Assessment for Learning. AfL is an aspect of the work of all teachers. For trainee music teachers, AfL is a key feature of the way in which learning can be taken forwards, and should form a normal part of their everyday work in the classroom. In order to understand what assessment for learning is, Fautley begins by reflecting about the nature of...
# The BBC has archived sections from its TV programmes about the solar system and embedded them in this truly magnificent website. The site is arranged over seven sets of topics (sun and planets (9 topics); moons (19); other bodies (5); ‘highlights’ (8); space missions (37); astronauts (8); scientists (10)). Each of these 'sets' has its own page with hot links to the individual topics and a brief...
# This resource on the Music-ITE website examines some of the issues raised in the Ofsted report through key questions and tasks. Some of the key questions and tasks are supported by video of a discussion which took place at Leicester University on June 28th 2009 between a group of teacher educators in music.
# This unit on the Sci-tutors website explores the applications and implications of the ‘particulate theory of matter’ including both the kinetic theory of matter and the ways in which atoms of various elements can link together to form ‘substances’, be they elements, compounds or mixtures.
# The Islamaphobia, Islam and Education conference was jointly organised by Lynn Revell and Professor John Preston with the ‘Race, Ethnicity & Education’ and the ‘Religious Education’ special interest groups (SIGs) of BERA. The conference aim was to discuss the issue of Islamophobia within British society and explore how Islam is perceived in both society and education.
# This article on the Sci-tutors website stresses the importance of ensuring that trainees have access to appropriate ideas and resources to enable them to engage with ethnicity and gender issues. An introduction to the legal framework is provided together with examples of course related activities and resources. These have been used in both primary and secondary training programmes.
# This resource on the Music-ITE website shows a group of PGCE students from the University of Cumbria explore using simple music technology devices in small group composition and performance for mixed ensembles. This is followed by some thoughts and reflections on the place of music technology in classroom music making, and a discussion of some of the advantages and disadvantages.
# This resource on the Music-ITE website examines the potential for the B4L model to analyse what learning behaviours look like in the music classroom. It also critically reviews the music specific resources found on the website.