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Nisbet, John – Scottish Educational Review, 2003
In 1971 the Scottish Universities Council for Studies in Education (SUCSE) was formally constituted as a representative voice of the Scottish university departments of education. One aspiration was to coordinate degree courses across the universities as a distinctive Scottish MEd degree with credit transfer to promote mobility. However, the…
Descriptors: Consortia, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Nisbet, John – Scottish Educational Review, 1991
School-based development and self-evaluation were introduced at 16 Scottish schools. After 15 months, 5 schools had made substantial progress toward their chosen priorities, whereas 2 had hardly begun. Conflicts were evident between the collegiate style of self-evaluation and the hierarchical power structure in most schools. (SV)
Descriptors: Collegiality, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Interprofessional Relationship
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Nisbet, John; Shucksmith, Janet – Scottish Educational Review, 1984
Discusses the metacognitive skill of learning to learn and explores questions related to its importance for teaching. Describes work in progress that is designed to incorporate learning to learn into the curriculum for 10-14 year olds. Presents a hierarchical model of learning skills, strategies, and approaches and a guide for teachers. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Curriculum Development, Educational Trends
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Nisbet, John – Scottish Educational Review, 1999
Traces the history of experimental educational research, based on application of the scientific method to pedagogy. Highlights the beginnings of educational research in German studies of psychology and child development; U.S. development of standardized tests and research-based administration; and European experimental studies. Discusses the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Research, Educational Testing, Experimental Psychology