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Theories of Learning
This is concerned with the theoretical basis underpinning learning and teaching.
Number of resources (13)
The Building of a New Academic Field: the case of French didactiques
This journal article traces the creation and development of French disciplinary didactiques, a cultural term coined by the French educational system. It may be of interest to those who are interested in drawing comparisons between English and French education systems and pedagogy.
Trends in Research on Teaching and Learning in Schools: didactics meets classroom studies
The resource, a journal article, is an overview of patterns of research in school teaching and learning from the 1920s to the present day. The review is conducted by examining three strands that the author terms the ‘who' (i.e. the teachers and learners), the ‘how' (i.e. pedagogical methodologies), and the ‘what' (i.e. the content taught). For each of the strands, the author discusses the...
Promoting Creativity in Initial Teacher Education; a study by tutors and students at Canterbury Christ Church University involved in the "HEARTS project"
The resource is a research paper that forms part of a much wider initiative, the Higher Education Arts and Schools (HEARTS) project, and specifically discusses the development of a collaborative project between the education faculty at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) and local schools. Entitled ‘Strangely Familiar’, the researchers aimed to demonstrate the impact of involvement in the...
New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) national surveys
This report looks at the findings the latest cycle of New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) which periodically surveys primary and secondary schools in order to assess the impact of recent educational reforms.
The Cambridge Primary Review
The Cambridge Primary Review is the most comprehensive enquiry into English primary education for 40 years. The final report and recommendations of the Cambridge Primary Review have now been published in a book entitled "Children, their World, their Education". The publication is edited by Professor Robin Alexander.
Independent Learning: Literature Review
This literature review explores definitions, models and key aspects of independent learning in order to consider its impact upon pupils. It also considers what schools, teachers and policy makers can do to promote independent learning. The review is based upon UK and international literature.
The Independent Review of the Primary Curriculum: Final Report (Rose Report) published
The DCSF requested that Sir Jim Rose carry out an independent review of the primary curriculum in January of 2008. An interim report was issued in December 2008 and this is the final report. It focuses on curriculum design and content; • Reading, writing, numeracy and information communication technology (ICT); • Personal development; • Transition and progression, including issues around...
Effective Teaching of Inference Skills for Reading
This is a literature review written by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). The review focuses on four main questions: Are there different skills within inference?; How can pupils be best taught to use inference skills?; What strategies are most effective in teaching inference skills?; and What does...
Children’s Social Development, Peer Interactions and Classroom Learning
This research survey, one of a series of 32 interim reports from the Primary Review, discusses the educational significance of classroom interaction amongst children, and considers which factors seem to be the most important for their learning and cognitive development.
Steiner Schools in England
This comprehensive report of a DfES commissioned research project into Steiner schools in England provides a systematic review of literature on Steiner education, case studies of good practice observed in Steiner schools and recommendations for ways in which Steiner schools and mainstream education could learn from each other.
School Matters - Michael Rosen on Literacy
This is a Teachers TV programme featuring Michael Rosen as he examines current trends in the teaching of reading and the potential effects on creativity in schools. Underlying it is Michael Rosen’s passionate belief that children need to experience the joy of real books and to share the pleasure of being a reader and a writer.
Informality and formality in learning
This resource offers readers an extremely valuable opportunity to reflect upon notions of formal and informal learning. It is in the form of a report for the Learning and Skills Research Centre that seeks to challenge some common conceptions relating to distinctions between these two concepts.
A systematic review of how theories explain learning behaviour in school contexts
This systematic EPPI review focused on the theoretical underpinnings of learning behaviour in school contexts (3-16 year olds) to inform initial teacher education (ITE) programmes.