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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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Simatele, Munacinga – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
Transferable skills are essential in allowing graduates to make the transition between the world of learning and the world of work. Teaching these skills, however, is a challenge that institutions of higher learning are still grappling with. This article describes how the transferability of skills can be encouraged using e-portfolios. It is based…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Portfolios (Background Materials), Transfer of Training, Skill Development
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Marsh, Jackie; Bishop, Julia C. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2014
This paper reports on a number of challenges faced in tracing contributors to research projects that were originally conducted many decades previously. The need to trace contributors in this way arises in projects which focus on involving research participants in previous studies who have not been maintained on a database, or with whom the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Cohort Analysis, Research
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Fowler, Zoe; Stanley, Grant; Murray, Jean; Jones, Marion; McNamara, Olwen – Professional Development in Education, 2013
This article focuses on a virtual research environment (VRE) and how it facilitated the networking of teacher educators participating in an Economic and Social Research Council-funded research capacity-building project. Using the theoretical lenses of situated learning and socio-cultural approaches to literacy, participants' ways of engaging with…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Capacity Building, Communities of Practice, Educational Environment
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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Chambers, Gary N.; Threlfall, John; Roper, Tom – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2012
This article contains important messages for all those with an interest in enhancing the effectiveness of professional development supported by websites. It is informed by the findings of a Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) funded evaluation of the use and effectiveness of three websites whose development the TDA had supported.…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Professional Development, Internet, Student Teachers
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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
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Merchant, Guy – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
Despite the widespread popularity of social networking sites (SNSs) amongst children and young people in compulsory education, relatively little scholarly work has explored the fundamental issues at stake. This paper makes an original contribution to the field by locating the study of this online activity within the broader terrain of social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education, Social Environment, Research Needs
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Childs, Ann; Sorensen, Peter; Twidle, John – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2011
This article reports on a research study that looked at the issues and challenges of training new science teachers to use the Internet in their planning and teaching. It was conducted within three university departments in England and focused on an exploration of the issues and challenges facing trainee teachers in using the Internet in their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Science Activities, Foreign Countries, Science Teachers
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Hope, Andrew – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Drawing upon the cultural risk perspective and writings on risk taking, this paper seeks to develop ideas relating to the effective use of school cyberspace. It is argued that some individuals respond to exaggerated, yet seductive, discourses of online risks by over-blocking, unreasonably restricting students' Internet activity. At the same time,…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Internet, Risk, Computer Uses in Education
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Marsh, Jackie – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2010
Virtual worlds for children are becoming increasingly popular, and yet there are few accounts of children's use of these worlds. Young children are spending increasing amounts of time online as technology continues to create significant changes in social and cultural practices in the 21st century. Some of children's online interactions can be…
Descriptors: Play, Internet, Web Sites, Information Technology
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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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Jacobson, Erik – E-Learning, 2009
This article presents a review of seven national governments' online collections of adult literacy-related research. This study explored the type of learning associated with official web spaces by asking the following research questions: (1) What kind of research do these governments present on their websites? (2) How is the presentation…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Access to Information
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Luckin, Rosemary; Clark, Wilma; Graber, Rebecca; Logan, Kit; Mee, Adrian; Oliver, Martin – Learning, Media and Technology, 2009
In this paper, we report on survey and focus group data relating to the activities and perceptions of learning with Web 2.0 technologies of students aged between 11 and 16 years in 27 UK secondary schools. The study confirms that these learners had high levels of access to Web 2.0 technologies and that Web 2.0 activities were prolific. However,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Focus Groups, Internet