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McNicol, Sarah – Computers in the Schools, 2016
This article discusses the two main strategies commonly used to safeguard children and young people online; namely, Internet filtering and digital literacy education. In recent U.K. government guidance, both are identified as means to prevent online radicalization in schools. However, despite the inadequacies of filtering, more attention is…
Descriptors: Internet, Antisocial Behavior, Critical Literacy, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Barker, James; Pope, Deborah – Primary Science, 2016
The "working scientifically" strand of the new primary science curriculum for England has re-emphasised the importance of children having opportunities to carry out different types of enquiries to answer their scientific questions. To promote this as an ongoing aim of primary science education, it is equally important for trainee primary…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Science Curriculum, Inquiry
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Kinchin, Gary D.; Bryant, Lance G. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2015
This article reports on a project investigating the use of social media within physical education teacher education (PETE). It specifically describes how a professional Facebook group was set up and used by PETE students in one university in England and another in the United States. The article outlines some of the professional topics the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education
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Wood, Phil – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2014
The past 30 years have seen a series of major shifts in English education. Central to these changes has been the growth of data systems which now measure and control the work of teachers to a huge degree. This form of data-led surveillance was predicted in the work of Gilles Deleuze, a totalising process where data become more important than the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Data, Teachers
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Alvarez, Inma – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013
During 2012, the Dance Department at the University of Surrey developed a set of Open Educational Resources with a Creative Commons license (Attribution, Non- Commercial, Share Alike) for dance studies as part of the JISC-funded project Contexts, Culture and Creativity: Enriching E-learning in Dance (CCC:EED) see…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Internet, Dance
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Sutton, Paul – Research in Drama Education, 2012
Since 2006 the UK based applied theatre company C&T has been using its experience and expertise in mixing drama, learning and digital media to create a new online utility for shaping collaborative educational drama experiences. C&T describes this practice as "Networked Theatre". This article describes both the motivations for…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Foreign Countries, Expertise, Drama
Allen, Elizabeth – CURRENTS, 2012
Alumni relations professionals need a method of measuring alumni engagement, including giving, that goes beyond counting event attendees and the number of Twitter followers. Social media are changing the way things have been done within the alumni relations profession, but that does not mean that people throw out everything they have done in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Advancement, Influence of Technology
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Turner, Jane – Education in Science, 2011
Liz Lawrence has recently finished her term as Chair of Primary Science Committee (PSC). She is one of the 41 hub leaders who have led and mentored 192 schools across England and British Forces' schools in Germany, to achieve the first ever nationally recognised awards to celebrate excellence in primary science. In this article, the author writes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction
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Wheeler, Steve; Lambert-Heggs, Wendy – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2009
In this article we describe the MentorBlog project, which facilitated the mentoring of trainee teachers in the postcompulsory education sector through the use of blogs. In an experimental design, the study compared their experiences with students who received traditional mentoring. Blogs were used by the trainees to communicate with their mentors…
Descriptors: Research Design, Mentors, Preservice Teacher Education, Barriers
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Ray, Andrew; McCormack, Tanya; Evans, Helen – Education Finance and Policy, 2009
Value-added indicators are now a central part of school accountability in England, and value-added information is routinely used in school improvement at both the national and the local levels. This article describes the value-added models that are being used in the academic year 2007-8 by schools, parents, school inspectors, and other…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Accountability, Computer Uses in Education