Resources: Educational research

65 resources found for "Educational research"
A beginner's guide to using video in a research context
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 14, summer 2009 by Fiona Hyland and Anne Anderson of ESCalate. The article looks at how video can provide numerous opportunities for enriching data collection, analyses and dissemination of outputs. It looks at possible uses for video in research, looks at some of practical considerations (including hardware / software issues), includes examples of ways to publish video findings and...
Action research within east London post-compulsory provision
This is an attempt to disseminate the methodologies and outcomes of a piece of practitioner-based action research which was conducted at Newham Sixth Form College (‘NewVIc’) in the Plaistow area of east London. It was written by Warren Kidd and published by ESCalate. In order to best advance levels of teaching and learning, and to encourage innovation in the classroom, the college launched a peer-led coaching project. The action research...
British Education Studies Association (BESA) Annual Conference 2006: Moving Forward
This link provides details of the upcoming British Education Studies Association (BESA) Annual Conference 2006. Bishop Grosseteste College is delighted to be hosting BESA 2006 and staff and students look forward to meeting with you at this prestigious gathering of friends and colleagues. Bishop Grosseteste College is situated in the City of Lincoln. For more information on the BESA 2006 Annual Conference, how to register and how to submit a...
Busy teacher educator guide to getting your conference paper accepted / writing an abstract for an education conference
The Busy teacher educator guide to getting your conference paper accepted / writing an abstract for an education conference is written by Sue Bloxham and Alison Jackson, of ESCalate at the University of Cumbria. It forms part of the ESCalate Hep Directory for Teacher Educators. It has been developed out of workshops that have run for several years on writing abstracts for conferences. It covers targeting conferences, advice on structure, writing...
Conference impressions from 2nd annual ESCalate student conference : Students as stakeholders : take an active part in your own learning
Short video of conference impressions from 2nd annual ESCalate student conference : Students as stakeholders : take an active part in your own learning, 16 April 2010
Conference report from the Teacher Training Resource Bank
This is a review of the 5th ESCalate ITE conference - Initial Teacher Education - Towards a new era, held at Glyndwr University, Wrexham on May 15th 2009. This review has been written by the TTRB (Teacher Training Resource Bank). It includes brief overviews of some of the sessions, as well as details the TTRB presentation on Using research and evidence to improve teaching and learning
Continuum : Listening to learners : student voice
The one day conference formed part of a piece of ESCalate commissioned work led by Professor John Storan, Dr. Petula Peters and Kathy Wright of the University of East London. Listening to Learners: Partnerships in Action and aimed to disseminate innovative work in progress as well as good practice from other projects and initiatives. These collated resources from the day feature a number of presentations, case studies and reports about the...
Editorial : summer newsletter June 2010
David Sadler, Director of Networks for the Higher Education Academy writes the editorial for the ESCalate summer newsletter for 2010 and outlines the involvement he has had with ESCalate, the Subject Centre for Education over the years. It is available as a PDF download of some 3 pages
Editorial for ESCalate news no.15
This is the Editorial for the ESCalate newsletter no.15, autumn 2009, written by Tony Brown, Director of ESCalate. ESCalate is a small but important part of the HE Academy and as such, is part of an institution with UK wide responsibilities. This edition (ESCalate News No. 15) seeks to underline our commitment to maintaining a UK perspective by inviting pieces from writers working in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It is available as a PDf...
eep : the educational evidence portal
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 18, autumn 2010 by Andrew Morris. It details the Educational Evidence Portal, an online tool for getting hold of research evidence for those working in education
Embedding employability in education : conference resources
Employability has acquired a central role within policy, strategy and the student curriculum in HE. Education Studies is often automatically with linked with specific vocations such as a career in teaching or with the social care profession but are there wider employability messages we could be emphasising? Should Education Studies embed the wider aspects of employability in their curriculum? This one-day conference in June 2009 explored how...
Enhancing the student learning experience in HE education programmes across the UK
Jocelyn Wishart of ESCalate prepared a poster presentation of ESCalate's work for the August 2010 European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) in Helsinki. It details the process and findings of a recent evaluation of ESCalate, looking at the impact of grants and events, as well as the degree of engagement with institutions
ESCalate - an important commmunity of practice
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, summer 2010. Sheena Banks praises the way in which ESCalate allows education professionals to share effective practice, new ideas, knowledge and resources. It is available as a PDF download of 2 pages
ESCalate and the changing world of HE
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, summer 2010. Tony Brown, Director of ESCalate, explains the scope of ESCalate’s work and the diversity of its reach while anticipating possible changes to come. It is available as a PDF file of some 2 pages
ESCalate newsletter issue 12, autumn 2008
This is the autumn 2008 newsletter from ESCalate, the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Education. In this edition articles include - What has Inquiry Based Learning got to do with Learning and Teaching in a Business School and beyond? Work-Based Learning within an Extended Learning Environment (ELE) – promoting Higher Education opportunity with communications technologies - How do students feel about studying in a culturally diverse...
ESCalate newsletter, autumn 2010, issue 18
This is the ESCalate newsletter, issue 18, autumn 2010. It contains a collection of varied stories from across the education research community. Articles range from developments involving students directly in research, to project updates from various teams and details of innovations using online resource databases
ESCalate newsletter, issue 14, summer 2009
This is the ESCalate newsletter, issue 14, summer 2009 which focusses on research in education - sharing stories, sharing expertise. It was edited by Fiona Hyland (ESCalate Researcher) and Rachel Segal (Assistant Director - Research and Evaluation, Higher Education Academy). This collection of articles takes the reader through the research process, from getting your work published, to the 'researcher experience', and what ESCalate can offer in...
ESCalate newsletter, issue 16, spring 2010
This is the ESCalate newsletter, issue 16, spring 2010 with contributions from across the education sector, this edition seeks to show ESCalate's involvement with a range of different organisations and people
ESCalate newsletter, issue 17, summer 2010
This edition of the ESCalate newsletter celebrates 10 years of the subject centre and contains a collection of articles from our community - from past and present staff, award holders and outside agencies, all of whom have been involved with ESCalate and its range of activity in the last ten years
Face-zine the future
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 18, autumn 2010 by Pamela Cowan of Queen's University Belfast. It details an ESCalate funded project that is aimed at looking at the some of the issues that surround online teaching and its delivery by tutors
Identifying good pedagogical practices in Doctorates of Education
This PowerPoint presentation gives an overview of an ESCalate grant funded project carried out by Dr Alexis Taylor of Brunel Univesity. It reviews Doctorate of Education programmes to exemplify good practice by looking at the literature (and the gaps in it), the UK educational context and conducting interviews to seek out examples of good practice
In conversation with ... Andrew Pollard
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 14, summer 2009 featuring an interview with Professor Andrew Pollard, the outgoing Director of the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP). He answers questions from Fiona Hyland of ESCalate about the state of Education research today and developments for the future
In conversation with ... Jocelyn Wishart
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 18, autumn 2010. Here Jocelyn Wishart, ESCalate's Acting Director, talks about some of the issues surrounding Higher Education today and about her "other" job and how this supports the work she does for the Subject Centre
In conversation with ... Rosemary Deem and Julie Anderson
In conversation is a regular feature in the ESCalate newsletter. The summer 2010 edition features Rosemary Deem and Julie Anderson as two past members of the ESCalate team. Here they talk about the things they enjoyed and the things they didn't and what they are doing now
In conversation with Fiona Hyland
This is an article from the ESCalate Newsletter, Autumn 2008 - an interview with Dr. Fiona Hyland of the ESCalate Bristol team on her work with regard to internationalisation, assessment for learning and educational research
In the beginning .
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, summer 2010 by Roger Murphy of the University of Nottingham. Roger was ESCalate’s first Director and has always kept a keen eye on developments both within the Subject Centre and in the wider Education community. The article is available as a 2 page PDF download
Keeping you informed ..
This is the editorial from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 18, autumn 2010. Fiona Hyland gives a flavour of what readers can see in this edition of the newsletter
Learning from the Research Successful
This is a piece of ESCalate commissioned work for 2010/11 led by Professor Jean Murray (Cass School of Education, University of East London). It is a questionnaire and interview-based study of the learning life histories of a purposive sample of established researchers in teacher education. Its aims are: to explore the experiences of established researchers and the socio-cultural factors which support their development in the professional field...
Lifelong Education Research Networking (LERN) Phase Two
The Lifelong Education Research Networking (LERN) Project Phase Two is the second stage of a project to develop and pilot workshops and materials aimed at supporting lifelong learning practitioners in higher education in their efforts to take forward research in this important field
Making room for scholarly activity and research within HE in FE
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 18, autumn 2010 by Steve Rose. For a long time there has been support for the Further Education sector in delivering Higher Education courses. The article calls for continued support of scholarly activity within colleges
Memories of the early years of ESCalate ..
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, summer 2010, celebrating 10 years of the subject centre for education. Arlene Gilpin the first ESCalate manager, talks about a role she describes as encompassing ‘associate directorship with executive manager, academic manager and any other job that needed doing!’
Mental Health in Higher Education
Mental Health in Higher Education (mhhe) is a project of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). It is a collaboration between the HEA subject centres for Education (ESCalate), Health Sciences and Practice (HSaP), Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine (MEDEV), Psychology and Social Policy and Social Work (SWAP). mhhe aims to increase networking and the sharing of approaches to learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines in...
Neuroscience and Education: Issues and Opportunities
This publication unites two of the Economic and Social Research Council’s principal concerns. It promotes discussion of the link between education and neuroscience. The brain is the principal organ involved in learning. It is natural that our increased knowledge of its working can inform educational practice. But as they also make clear, attempts to introduce neuroscience approaches into the classroom have to date been of mixed quality
New horizons: ESCalate and the Mental Health in Higher Education project
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, summer 2010, celebrating 10 years of the subject centre. Jill Anderson writes about what happens when a well-established subject centre supports the work of an interdisciplinary project to achieve remarkable results. It details the work of ESCalate in supporting the Mental Health in Higher Education project
Offering support from the beginning
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 18, autumn 2010 by Emma Jackson, of the University of Worcester. Emma is a doctoral student who received an ESCalate bursary to attend the Forum for Access and Continuing Education (FACE) 2010 conference. This account tells about how she felt and how this type of support is so valuable for early researchers
Pitching it right
Angela Jaap writes for the ESCalate newsletter, summer 2010 on how she managed to secure funding from ESCalate for research into the influences that shape musical development in children
Pupil anxiety when answering questions - powerpoint slides
An account of research into the anxiety pupils and students may experience when answering questions and presenting in whole class contexts, with a focus on the coping strategies the learners may employ Presentation given at European Educational Research Association Conference Ghent September 2007
Reflections on Teacher Education in the Four Nations of the United Kingdom
[A]ny education system, at any given point in time, is a combination of the past, the present and the future. The past is represented through aims and values, and the mode of working and expectations of the teaching force. For many teachers, the defining years are those in which they are trained and first enter the profession. (Le Métais, 1997:4)The aim of this ESCalate funded research was to collect some commentary on the ‘defining years’,...
Reflective teaching : the past, present and future of a textbook
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 16, spring 2010. Andrew Pollard writes about how the established textbook - Reflective Teaching - for teachers first started and how he sees it moving forward ... with a little help from the education community
Research informed pedagogy for the 21st century teacher
This is an ESCalate Developing Pedagogy and Practice grant awarded to Simon Hoult of Canterbury Christ Church University. We wish to develop our pedagogic and curriculum approaches to our initial teacher education programmes in order to develop student learning that is underpinned by research informed teaching and learning. This will enable us to initially respond (by modelling) and then provide a scholarly critical underpinning to a range of...
Researching beginning science, maths and English teachers' pedagogies. Applying learning theory to inform enriched planning and practice
This is an ESCalate Developing Pedagogy and Practice grant awarded to Debra McGregor of the University of Wolverhampton in 2009. How do beginning science, maths and English trainees conceptualise their pedagogy? The researchers will apply learning theory lenses to analyze planning intentions and actual practice. The project explores contrasting ways novice teachers understand teaching and organise for learning in their particular subject...
Resources from 1st TEAN annual conference : The importance of education
Resources from the ESCalate event 1st TEAN (Teacher Education Advancement Network) annual conference : The importance of education, 21 May 2010. Includes a link to the conference website, the Teacher Training Resource Bank conference website and conference resources / abstracts
Resources from ESCalate at UCET 2010 : Teacher education futures across the four nations of the UK : perspectives from policy, research and practice
Resources from ESCalate at UCET 2010 : Teacher education futures across the four nations of the UK : perspectives from policy, research and practice 11-12 November 2010. Includes a presentation on learning from the research successful
Resources from University of Northampton Learning and Teaching Conference
Resources from the ESCalate event University of Northampton Learning and Teaching Conference, 13 May 2010 on the theme of learning dialogues. Better understanding of learning dialogues is an important element in the scholarship of Learning and Teaching. The conference was designed to provide a forum in which effective, evidence-informed practice can be shared and debated. The learning dialogues conference was organised around four themes:...
Responding to the needs of the teaching community
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, summer 2010, celebrating 10 years of the subject centre. Alison Jackson offers a personal perspective on how her role contributed to ESCalate's work in the areas of pedagogy, curriculum improvement and staff development for teacher educators. She then tells us about how she has developed this role in her work with TEAN (Teacher Education Advancement Network) at the University of Cumbria
Science Shops Wales
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 15, autumn 2009. Kim Treasure of the University of Glamorgan introduces Science Shops Wales. Science Shops Wales offers an example of the way in which the greater ease and speed of movement from idea to action in the devolved nations can not only connect academia to the so-called ‘real-world’ in a way which is all too rare but also provide a model for similar projects throughout the UK. It...
Students as researchers : novice to expert
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, autumn 2008 giving notice of the first annual ESCalate conference for students. Organised by the Higher Education Subject Centre for Education ESCalate Monday 20th April Aston Conference Centre – Aston University In April 2009, ESCalate will be hosting its first major conference specifically aimed at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students in education. The event will provide an...
Students as researchers : novice to expert
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 14, summer 2009 reporting on the first ESCalate student conference - Students as researchers : novice to expert - held on Monday 20th April 2009, at the Lakeside Centre, Birmingham. The article gives a flavour of the day and what was covered in the different sessions
Teacher education across the four nations
This is an article from the ESClate newsletter, issue 15, autumn 2009. Ian Menter continues his discussion (begun in ESCalate newsletter, issue 11) of teacher education research across the four nations. He reminds us of the TEG (Teacher Education Group) database of annotated research abstracts that support teacher educators engaged in research. Analysis of the TEG resource itself indicates that teacher education research is very much alive in the...
Teacher Education Group (TEG)
The TEG project team includes: Dr Moira Hulme, University of Glasgow; Professor Marion Jones, Liverpool John Moores University; Professor Pat Mahony, Roehampton University; Professor Jean Murray, (University of east London; Dr Karl Wall, Institute of Education, University of London; Research Support: Ian Hextall Between 2007 and 2009 the Teacher Education Group (TEG) worked under the auspices of the Teaching and Learning Research Programme...
Teacher Education Research Network (TERN)
The Project team: Professor Marion Jones, Liverpool John Moores University Professor Pat Mahony, Roehampton University Professor Olwen McNamara, University of Manchester Professor Ian Menter, University of Glasgow Professor Jean Murray, University of East London Dr Grant Stanley, Liverpool John Moores University The Teacher Education Research Network (TERN 2008-09) was a year-long project funded by the ESRC which ran from November 2008 to July...
Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) publications
This part of the ESRC Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) website, which lists their publications. Users can browse publications by type, such as commentaries, research briefings, press releases, newsletters etc. TLRP covers the whole range of educational research topics, with current subjects of interest including neuroscience, disability issues, widening participation and technology enhanced learning. The landing page lists the most...
Teaching international students
Introducing the 'Teaching International Students' initiative. The aims of the initiative are to: 1) raise the profile of teaching and learning for international students; 2) establish a repository of resources and research on teaching and learning for international students; 3) identify and disseminate information and guidance; 4) provide guidance on staff development strategies; 5) establish a network of interested people. The TIS website...
The Higher Education Academy: EvidenceNet
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter issue 14, summer 2009 by Heather Fotheringham and Rachel Segal. This article talks about the launch of EvidenceNet: a Higher Education Academy initiative. The authors write about the need to promote evidence based practice for Teaching and Learning. How this new resource from the Academy will give colleagues access to the evidence base and to have the space and opportunity to discuss and explore how...
The Leverhulme Trust
The Trust, established at the wish of William Hesketh Lever, the first Viscount Leverhulme, makes awards for the support of research and education. The Trust emphasises individuals and encompasses all subject areas. The Trustees place special weight on: the originality of the projects put to them; the significance of the proposed work; the ability to judge and take appropriate risk in the project; the removal of barriers between traditional...
The power of the written word
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, summer 2010, a celebration of 10 years of the education subject centre. Jenny Moon explains how she was able to develop her research skills and publish her findings through ESCalate support and encouragement
The work of teacher education
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 18, autumn 2010 by Viv Ellis of the University of Oxford. It is an interim update of an ESCalate funded project looking at how Teacher Education is being delivered in both England and Scotland
Touching hearts and minds
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, summer 2010, celebrating 10 years of the education subject centre. Bart McGettrick outlines the support that ESCalate has provided to those involved in academic research and the way it has helped them to make their work known to a wider audience
Trainee teachers' physical and mental wellbeing: a study of university and school experience provision
This is an ESCalate themed funding grant in the area of student well-being awarded to Jan Huyton of the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. This study focuses on wellbeing of PGCE / PGDE students, the provision of support and the impact of Fitness to Teach guidelines. It involves three cases studies, exploring institutional policy and the perceptions of staff and students to elicit key issues, and exploits Web 2.0 technologies to stimulate...
Troublesome encounters : strategies for managing the wellbeing of postgraduate education students during their learning processes
This is an ESCalate themed funding project in the area of student well-being, led by Gina Wisker of the University of Brighton. This project investigates factors which impact on the wellbeing of masters and doctoral students in Education. Postgraduate learning often involves transformation, yet encounters with new concepts and ways of being can trigger anxiety and uncertainty. Exploring these troublesome encounters, we aim to identify...
UCET and the influencing of policy
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 16, spring 2010. James Noble-Rogers writes about the remit and work of UCET (Universities Council for the Education of Teachers) and its input into national policy for Initial Teacher Education
Understanding Education: back to basics
I was a failure at school but retook A-levels in my forties and achieved a good degree. Later, I found myself wanting to understand my own education and, as a Placements Tutor, that of my students. I was also fascinated by my grandchildren’s learning. Learning became the subject of my PhD thesis (Turner 2005); my research involved dialogue with students about their experiences of education,focussing on what helped and what hindered their learning
Videopapers and teacher education
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, summer 2010, celebrating 10 years of the education subject centre. Elisabeth Lazarus explains how an ESCalate grant was the catalyst for her research into the potential use of videopapers with PGCE students
Working with NTF's, Senior Fellows, CETLs
This is a piece of ESCalate commissioned work, awarded to Tony Brown of the University of Bristol. The purpose of NTF Scheme and the HEA Senior Fellowship is to establish a recognition and reward process for high achieving colleagues in the HE sector. This project aims to publicise the work of NT Fellows in the ESCalate newsletter and the web site. This will be done through selected telephone interviews with NT Fellows working within the...
‘…it really feels like I have finished my studies now.’ An online exploration of learning biographies
My ESCalate funded research explored the opportunities for personal and professional reflection by engaging in a narrative enquiry in the form of learning biographies (see Domincé, 2000 and Kridel, 1998), in an online environment. The central feature was to create a temporal and physical space in a virtual environment to facilitate reflexivity. The focus on past learning experiences provides anideal opportunity to engage in reflection that...