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Coates, Janine K.; Pimlott-Wilson, Helena – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
Children's outdoor play is declining, despite clear links between play, learning and development. Alternative learning initiatives which provide children with a diversity of play opportunities, including the chance to play outdoors, are therefore needed. One such programme, Forest School, is increasing in popularity in the UK and internationally,…
Descriptors: Play, Forestry, Outdoor Education, Phenomenology
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Trotman, Dave; Enow, Linda; Tucker, Stan – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
This article reports the findings of four separately commissioned evaluations of alternative provision (AP) undertaken in three local authorities in the UK. The evaluations were specifically predicated on the principles of children's rights and used a combination of qualitative research methods and documentary analysis to elicit the experiences of…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, School Districts, Foreign Countries, Referral
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Archer, Louise; Francis, Becky; Miller, Sarah; Taylor, Becky; Tereshchenko, Antonina; Mazenod, Anna; Pepper, David; Travers, Mary-Claire – British Educational Research Journal, 2018
"Setting" is a widespread practice in the UK, despite little evidence of its efficacy and substantial evidence of its detrimental impact on those allocated to the lowest sets. Taking a Bourdieusian approach, we propose that setting can be understood as a practice through which the social and cultural reproduction of dominant power…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Mixed Methods Research
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Joseph-Richard, Paul; Jessop, Tansy; Okafor, Godwin; Almpanis, Timos; Price, Daran – British Educational Research Journal, 2018
Lecture capture is used increasingly in the UK, and has become a normal feature of higher education. Most studies on the impact of lecture capture have focused on benefits to student learning, the flipped classroom or student non-attendance at lectures following its introduction. It is less clear how the use of lecture capture has impacted on…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Best Practices, Mixed Methods Research, Educational Quality