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Brooker, Liz – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2011
Recent developments in early childhood research in the UK suggest there is a good deal of current knowledge as to "what works" in early education, including what helps to narrow the gap between more and less advantaged pupils. A broad consensus now exists in many parts of the English-speaking world as to the forms of provision, including…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Researchers, Child Care, Research Needs
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Haggis, Tamsin – Studies in Higher Education, 2009
This article is a response to a request to consider the following three questions in relation to the recent history of research into student learning in higher education: What do we know?, What do we need to know?, and What might we do about it? A survey of article titles reporting on research into student learning was carried out in three key…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sociolinguistics, Research Methodology, Academic Achievement
Hodgson, Ann, Ed.; Spours, Ken, Ed.; Waring, Martyn, Ed. – Institute of Education - London, 2011
Post-Compulsory Education and Lifelong Learning across the United Kingdom brings together the perspectives of researchers, policy-makers and practitioners from across England, Wales and Scotland to produce a rich, up-to-date and highly textured source of evidence about this under-researched sector. The contributors analyse how each country's…
Descriptors: Evidence, Democracy, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
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Chivers, Geoff – Journal of European Industrial Training, 2006
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to determine an effective approach to developing university vocational lifelong learning (VLL) professionals as researchers. Design/methodology/approach: Two quite different approaches to developing VLL professionals as researchers were piloted, one involving face-to-face training and the other distance…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Lifelong Learning, Training Methods, Professional Continuing Education
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Dadds, Marion – Educational Action Research, 2008
This paper examines the concept of "empathetic validity," that is, the potential of practitioner research in its processes and outcomes to transform the emotional dispositions of people towards each other, such that greater empathy and regard are created. The paper argues that practitioner research that is high in empathetic validity…
Descriptors: Audiences, Validity, Teacher Researchers, Researchers
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Grant, Richard – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1997
Outlines the basic precepts of the case method, details the sources of cases in geography and how to teach them, and evaluates the relevance of the case method in teaching and learning geography. Argues that the case method is an interactive learning approach that promotes student discussion and experiential learning. (MJP)
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Discovery Learning, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Experiential Learning
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Crooks, Beryl; Lamy, Marie-Noelle – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1995
Reports on a case study of formative evaluation of the materials and procedures used in a distance-learning French-language course. Identifies and evaluates key teaching design features of the draft audiovisual and print packages. Discusses teaching design in relation to revisions made to the course materials. (CFR)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Instruction, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development
Sage, Morley; Smith, David J. – 1983
Prepared to advise the Social Science Research Council, this report suggests funding priorities for a program of research in the field of educational applications of information technology, with special reference to the primary and secondary sectors. A discussion of the research program initiative context includes the contributions of governmental…
Descriptors: Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Information Science
Abbott, Chris – Centre for Literacy, 1998
This is the fourth paper published by The Centre for Literacy in its Working Papers in Literacy series, which present new perspectives on literacy-related issues relevant to researchers, to practitioners, and to policy-makers. This paper was written in 1998 as an advisory document to the UK Qualifications and Curriculum Agency (QCA) which manages…
Descriptors: Literacy, Information Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Computer Uses in Education