Education update

This week the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) held a major conference to present their major conclusions from the past nine years of research. Day 1 focussed on Schools, 14-19 and Further Education, while the second day looked at Higher and adult education, workplace and lifelong learning. The TLRP publications page contains links to a full set of research briefings, commentaries and other resources.

You may well have noticed that there have been some changes over at the British Education Index – if you haven’t been over there for a while, it’s worth taking another look. There’s more integration of the various services that the BEI offers and a new search interface that gives up-to-date access to records that the BEI elects to make freely available.

While over at ERIC nearly 60,000 additional full-text electronic documents have been added to the service as part of the continuing effort underway within the ERIC Microfiche Digitization Project. To date, more than 170,000 documents scanned from microfiche are now available in full text. The majority of the documents in the current release were published prior to 1978.

ESCalate, the HEA Subject Centre for Education, have just published their latest newsletter which includes articles on inquiry based learning, student experiences of learning in a culturally diverse Higher Education environment and education and training for the integrated children’s workforce – the subject of a major collaboration on Integrated Children’s Services in Higher Education by a number of subject centres.

… and finally over here at Intute: Social Sciences you may have noticed that there’s been a bit of blitz of new resources in the Education section recently. If you have any suggestions for sites (as opposed to individual papers) that would be worth adding to the Intute: Education section then do get in touch.