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Author(s): Llewelyn Richards
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Author(s): Graham Nuthall and Adrienne Alton-Lee

Many years of patient research have discovered how new ideas get formed, embedded, and remembered at the 8- to 12-year-old level. The conclusions are vital for all teaching.

Author(s): Yvonne Burgess

Asking very young children to draw can reveal a great deal about how they are coping with school, what they are learning and what they regard as important. Better teaching can follow.

Author(s): Liz Gordon

The effects of school administrative reforms in New Zealand have not been to promote equity but to promote inequity. Facts, figures and observations are linked to policy decisions.

Author(s): Gregory Yates and Margaret Chandler

A review of the many research projects on how prior knowledge affects learning. Generally, having old knowledge to which new knowledge may be attached greatly assists learning the new.

Author(s): Anne Poole and Vince Ham

School computers can now provide very versatile and exciting ways for children to present cross-subject 'projects'. The learning, and what the teachers learnt too, was researched.

Author(s): Lisa Bird and Deborah Willis

At a typical secondary school the researchers discovered how successful the presentation of the science curriculum in discrete separately assessed units of work is. And discovered the (unhappy)...

Author(s): Andrew Tolmie and Christine Howe

The researchers had good reason to believe that teaching physics to young children would work best if children could rub their ideas against others. However, the ideas they are asked to...

Author(s): Nerida Ellerton and Ken Clements

In four different countries, including our own, the same problems keep cropping up - children do not connect simple tasks, such as sharing, with the written fractions they meet in class. Research...

Author(s): Stephen J. Ceci, Tina Rosenblum, and Eddy de Bruyn

In 'A Day at the Races' in set No. 1 this year, it was shown that our ability to do complex mental tasks in real life does not depend on our IQ. But such knowledge does not transfer to strange...

Author(s): Paul Nation

Research discoveries by experts in teaching English as a second language can be transferred to the teaching of any second language. Practical examples and teaching programmes at different levels...

Author(s): Neil Pateman

In the 'salad bowl' of ethnic and cultural diversity of Hawai'i, there are attempts to make school work more relevant to all cultures, including involuntary minorities such as the indigenous...

Author(s): Stuart McNaughton

There has been a lot of propaganda in favour of reading to children. All cultural and socio-economic groups studied in this research read a great deal with their children, but with different...