Resources: Subject-specific skills

13 resources found for "Subject-specific skills"
A bibliography for Global Citizenship
This is part of ESCalate Help directory for teacher educators on Global Dimension / Citizenship. It provides brief bibliographical details of books, reports and key publications from the late 1980's onwards in this area. It also features a few links to related websites
An investigation into the impact and effectiveness of beginning and early career primary teachers, trained on a work-based learning route, in the delivery of primary languages at Key Stage 2
This is an ESCalate project led by Vivienne Griffiths of Canterbury Christ Church University, looking at beginning and early career primary teachers, trained on a work-based learning route. The project will investigate the effectiveness of early career teachers trained on the Graduate Teacher Programme in delivering primary languages, and identify factors which affect language learning and teaching. Findings will help enhance primary language...
Breaking the anxiety chain : the role of ITT institutions in reducing maths anxiety in primary teacher trainees
This is an ESCalate development grant awarded to Marcus Witt of Bath Spa University in 2008. Many people entering primary teacher training do so despite the fact that they will be required to teach mathematics. A significant minority of primary teacher trainees come to their training with high levels of anxiety about maths (Unglaub, 1997). Their feelings about mathematics are often highly emotional (Hogden and Askew, 2007) and usually as a...
Developing a UK Teacher Education Network in Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 16 supporting the rise of ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) and Global Citizenship in education. The UK ITE ESD/GC Network was established in July 2007 with funding from ESCalate, WWF-UK and the TDA. Here Sally Inman, Maggie Rogers and Ros Wade talk about the importance such a network has in supporting the work of teacher educators
Developing early algebraic reasoning in primary classrooms : student and teacher perspectives
This is an ESCalate student grant awarded to Jodie Hunter of the University of Plymouth in 2009. Significant changes have been proposed for mathematics classrooms of the 21st century in order to meet the needs of a “knowledge society”. Both internationally and within the United Kingdom, the necessity to strengthen the teaching and learning of algebra has been recognised. Recent research (Kaput, 2008; Mason, 2008) advocates teaching number and...
Faciltating peer coaching
This is an ESCalate Hot Topic produced by Jane Essex of Keele University. This is 'Hot Topic' because it meets an urgent need and turns that need into an opportunity for professional development for our students. We regularly receive feedback that our trainee teachers are not confident about teaching students with Special Educational Needs so have increased the numbers of lectures and workshops. We have started to explore the possibilities of...
Fundamental Movement Skills
This is an ESCalate Hot Topic grant awarded to Rachael Jefferson-Buchanan of Bath Spa University. Fundamental Movement Skills' (STEPS PD), has helped me to find my way through the initiative maze in ITE. Accordingly, I have developed a level 6 Education Studies module entitled ‘Health and Movement in Young Children’ around this 12 hour professional development opportunity, which promotes holistic, play-based, child-centred educational values. My...
Joined up thinking needed between social work and education practitioners
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, spring 2010. At the end of last year the Social Work Taskforce published its final report "Building a safe and confident future". Jackie Rafferty writes about the importance of the reports findings for educationalists
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
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...
The advantages of bilingualism
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 15, Autumn 2009. Stephan Hurford follows Catrin Rednap's analysis of bilingualism in Welsh schools with a presentation of the advantages of going through such a system. It is available as PDF download
Welsh language use : from primary to higher education
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 15, Autumn 2009. It examines how the policy of using the Welsh language as the main medium of education has had a major influence on the broader curriculum in Wales. Catrin Rednap tells the story of how this happened
What has inquiry based learning got to do with learning and teaching in a business school and beyond?
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, autumn 2008 by Margaret Page of the University of the West of England. In June 2008 two tutors and three student researchers from Bristol Business School met at Bristol Parkway station to travel up to the LTEA conference in Sheffield. The LTEA conference was a first for us in many ways. For students this was a first academic conference. For tutors it was a first LTEA conference and a first...