To follow up from the IoE TEL SDD, here are the links to the keynote and free book offer.
Marie Stowell also circulated these links that you might like to explore:
Making Student Engagement a Reality: Turning Theory into Practice
Learning design has greatest impact on student satisfaction
Our final paper is by David Knapper who was pro-active in using the latest recording technology to investigate it’s use in facilitating reflection of teachers following Physical Education lessons.
The use of video technology as a tool for reflection
Ian Parker is a teacher with previous experience as a popular musician and song-writer. He presents a paper looking at Year 6 children’s attitudes to music lessons and to what extent these change after they are given the opportunity to write their own pop songs.
Can song-writing improve attitudes to music IP
Laura Lucy Ward is also a local teacher and avid reader, she examines the role teachers and practitioners have in promoting a love of reading amongst their pupils. The impact of a new “the book corner” in her classroom elicited some interesting responses from her young readers.
Children’s attitudes to reading LLW
In this first edition we have four papers written by newly qualified teachers.
Cath Mijovic is currently teaching science in a Worcestershire middle school. She is an ex-international athlete and reports on a small scale study she undertook last year, looking at children’s fitness. Cath was interested to find out if teaching the children the benefits of exercise through role play, would have any effect on their activity levels.
Children’s activity level study CM
Note from the Editor
This on-line space aims to act as a platform for new researchers to present their research. The emphasis is on teaching and learning strategies which can be used to inform future practice. The short papers detail the outcomes of small scale projects, which are often the practitioner’s first forays into classroom based research.
It is hoped that experienced researchers and teachers will be interested to support these emergent perspectives and comment on the papers.
Contributions to the journal are encouraged from any member of staff who would like to showcase their student’s work. The articles need to be approximately 3000 words in length and correspond to a project that has received ethical approval.
Dr Karen Blackmore