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  1. Child Initiated Play Observation. My observation of Child M took place in play area during their outdoor and indoor activity time .

    Context: Child 'M' was observed on Friday 4th November 2011 at 9:20 am. She was indoor playing in the sand pit with 3 other children, socks and spoons to play with. She also went to play outside with another child, running around. Observation: Time : from 9:20am - 10:20 am Observed for an hour Level of Play/ Type of play Method: The method I have use to observe child's initiated play is the time sample method. 9:20am Child 'M' is playing indoor in the sand pit with 3 other children. The play area is safe and comfortable for children to play around.

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  2. The humanities subjects all play an important role in the overall curriculum for primary schools and in inter-curriculum skills. If well instructed, they can teach children vocabulary, creative, literacy, spiritual, social and even nationalistic skills (

    They should also have the ability to distinguish between the way they are living now, and the way people in the past lived, children are expected to realise that elements of the past were clearly represented in certain ways, stimulating a sense of curiosity in them so they ask questions concerning those past events (Carson, 1984). When teaching KS1 children, teachers need to realise that they learn best in a practical environment (Kyriacou, 1997). As practice demonstrates learning can be enhanced through out of school visits, for example museums can provide affluent resources for demonstrating historical events.

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  3. Equal opportunities in English. I am to explore equal opportunities within the English department within my setting. As a micro study I will use baseline data of Gifted and Talented (G and T) students including: whether they are in receipt of free school

    One aspect that I am now coordinating involves mentoring students within the 'Reach for the Stars' group which raises aspirations of first generation potential university students. Most students within this group are in receipt of Free School Meals (fsm) and or on the Special Educational Needs Register (SEN Reg) (Appendix 1). Therefore, by providing mentoring, university visits and other interventions the aim is to ensure that each student feels they are equal to their non fsm counterparts. At the onset of this intervention students were asked to write a letter about 'Where do you see yourself going after Year 11?'

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  4. Free essay

    Who is responsible for learning? Macleod believes that in adult education the onus of is on the learner to learn, but the instructor/facilitator also has a role to play; both the learner and the instructor have key roles to play to ensure a meaningful lea

    wrote Macleod (2006). Macleod believes that in adult education the onus of is on the learner to learn, but the instructor/facilitator also has a role to play; both the learner and the instructor have key roles to play to ensure a meaningful learning experience. Adults learn in a different ways as opposed to children. This is so for a number of reasons; adults are independent and self-directed, adults are goal oriented, adults are relevancy oriented, adults are practical problem-solvers and adults have already built up life experiences.

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    The aim is for all the children to be directly affected by the activity as, in supporting practitioners in thinking about how to create a more stimulating environment, this will benefit children directly. Practitioners should feel more positive and enthusiastic about their work if their environment is more stimulating and that should also impact on children and be beneficial to their learning. 2.3: What you planned to do and why Std I plan to work with practitioners to improve their motivation for improving the children's learning environment.

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  6. Safeguarding: The Impact on Childrens Learning and Development Through the Perception of the Practitioner.

    and is written in line with the Every Child Matters Agenda (2003) which was a result of the inquiry into the Victoria Climbie case (2001). Within the Statutory Framework there is very specific language used. The term 'must' is used throughout and it is very clear about the duty of safeguarding, "The provider 'must' take necessary steps to safeguard and promote the welfare of children." (EYFS Statutory Framework, p.22 DCSF 2008). The Principles into Practice supports the statement in the 'Unique Child' section by stating that children are 'vulnerable' and that their 'physical and psychological well being needs to be protected by adults, (Keeping Safe, EYFS Principles into Practice card 1.3 DCSF 2008)

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  7. Thailand tourism

    How likely are you to do the activity portrayed in the advertisement? For the interviewees who are youth, they are more likely to do the activities, because of the youth are energetic, they would like to do the activities like water sport, boxing. For the interviewees who are at the middle age, they are trend to do some less active and energetic, like trying the cuisine and doing the massage. 5. If you do intend to do the activity, which destination would you most likely go to in order to do the activity?

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  8. Group teaching at Key stage 2 National curriculum was performed over a four week period consisting of two hours per week of teaching and observation. Over the four weeks we covered; Agility Balance Co-ordination The fourth week involved inc

    Were the lessons National Curriculum appropriate? All lesson plans were devised considering the national curriculum. The basis for deciding what to include in lessons were based on whether the activity would enable individual and group participation, whether individuals would have the opportunity to experience leadership, develop confidence, build on existing skills and have the chance to make their own decisions on correcting and improving physical performance. The work placement allowed me to gain experience and learn skills in class-management and communication.

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  9. The aim of this assignment is to provide a rational for a scheme of work which I have prepared in order for a group of new fire fighter recruits to gain the basic core skills to be able to work safely and effectively as a crew member.

    Within the fire service the learners are selected prior to the course commencing this allows the teaching strategy to be pre planned which aids the smooth running of the course where planning and organisation of the course can take place. The teaching strategy is focused more towards the cognitive domain where within the lesson plans the learner would be required to take part in lectures, demonstrations and simulations where debate and discussions would be welcomed from the teacher. (see Lesson Plan Week 5 & 10)

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  10. This report evaluates the differences and similarities between EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) and KS1 (Key Stage One). It analyses the need to support children through the transition from one stage to another. The main source used is the government

    It incorporates three influential government agendas: 'Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage (2000)', the 'Birth to Three Matters (2002)' and the 'National Standards for Under 8s Daycare and Childminding (2003)'. The EYFS is based around four themes and accompanying principles: (1) 'A Unique Child' - every child has the capacity to be a confident learner; (2) 'Positive Relationships' - children gain strength from 'loving and secure' relationships; (3)'Enabling Environments' - a supportive environment increases the possibility to develop; (4)'Learning and Development' - children all learn in different ways and all areas of the EYFS curriculum are interconnected. The main purpose of EYFS is for the child to be 'equipped' with founding skills and abilities to enter Key Stage 1 (Primary Education Year 1)

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  11. Free essay

    The lumber room

    He was punished. The setting doesn't occupy any special part of the story - it is scattered throughout. However the lumber-room is of greatest importance - it combines both pleasant and unpleasant things: dust, dust and dump, plain black cover and objects of delight, a living breathing story, a hanging glowing in wonderful colours, the colouring of a mandarin duck. That just means that to some people one and the same thing or object may seem ugly, for others - beautiful. Nicholas is able to see the lumber-room's treasure. That's why the function of the setting is to characterize the protagonist.

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  12. Child Protection

    The school decides to call the mother to come in, after this there is only a small improvement. This may be due to their stepfather, who is aggressive and encourages the mother to ignore the school. When Amy draws inappropriate things, it is discovered that the stepfather has been s******y abusing her. Both Amy and Sophie are fostered after this. Amy suffered s****l abuse by her stepfather. Corby (2002) defines s****l abuse as where a child or young person is forced to take part in s****l activities, weather or not the child is aware of what is happening.

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  13. I am going to explore the personal and organisational factors that influence my teaching practice .I intend to do this by examining any factors I have picked up on that affect my planning and delivery and any challenges that may arise when referring stud

    Organisational cultures are a collection of beliefs and attitudes shared by an organisation or group. In my case I work in a small organisation which is governed by the college which in turn is part of a North East college. This can lead to many different group attitudes and beliefs. The immediate culture in which I work is I believe a power culture as described by Roger Harrison. Roger Harrison believed organisational culture could be separated into four types, thus being, a power culture, which concentrates power among a few. A role culture, people having clearly delegated authorities within a highly defined structure.

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  14. Diversity and Language. In my 3rd year of QTS, we were asked as a group to produce a book or text which can be used in a primary setting to meet the learning and language needs of all pupils, including learners of EAL. After a lot of thought we decided to

    Coming from an Asian background, the different meanings regarding literacy is something which I can understand and relate to. I came to Britain at the age of 5, I had no knowledge of the English language but was unconsciously aware that it was important to learn and understand the English language if I was to accepted by the wider British society. To become fluent in English I had to do what the Bullock report condemns, and that is to leave my home language and at the threshold because the teachers were all predominantly white and could not understand what I was saying when tried to communicate in my home language.

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  15. Understanding Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

    Mental Retardation According to the Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders, mental retardation is defined as a, "Level of intellectual functioning that is well below average and results in significant limitations in the person's daily living skills" (Mental Retardation, 2011, p. 1). It can also be said to be an intellectual disability, caused by a birth defect that gives the carrier of the defect lifelong problems. Some of these birth defects can affect the nervous system, the brain, and spinal cord. Examples of these defects include Down syndrome and fragile X syndrome.

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  16. Learning Disabilities, Communication Disorders, and Giftedness

    Middle school students will respond to routines and will behave more appropriately when they know what is expected" (Davis, 2010, p. 1). The downfalls of this strategy are that it focuses on the success and behavior of the teacher rather than the specific needs of the students. It fosters discipline and order, predictability, and regularity, but it isn't flexible for unexpected events or students needs or differences. Wong's classroom management strategy promotes a classroom environment where the students feel comfortable, safe, and open to share their opinions, make mistakes and explore their interests.

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  17. The Value of stories for Children

    origins to develop their understanding of word meanings; * Identify and comment on the structure and organisation of texts; * Explain and comment on writers' use of language, including vocabulary grammatical and literary features" (DfES, 2006:52). Strand 8 also states that most children learn to: * "Read independently for purpose, pleasure and learning; * Respond imaginatively, using different strategies to engage with texts; * Evaluate writers' purposes and viewpoints, and the overall effect of the text on the reader" (DfES, 2006:54).

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  18. Explain how the history of education has been a process of continual change. You must refer to key theories of education in your answer.

    Everyone holds '... their own views of the purpose of education...' (Bartlett, S. Burton, D and Peim, N. 2001: 34). However there is one universal meaning for education, it is a process which teaches life lessons and gives knowledge to those who enter this field. Education was not always a highly prioritised aspect in society, schools, colleges and universities were very uncommon as they were not available to the general public. During the sixteenth and seventeenth century, many people did not have the privilege to attend school. Many did not see the point in learning how to read and write, when they were '...eking out a living to worry about such niceties...'

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  19. Many Children Left Behind

    With its efficacy and desirability still in question, No Child Left Behind will be reassessed when the act goes up for possible reauthorization in 2007 (Lemann, 2002). One of the primary provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act states that in order for a school to receive federal funding, all of its teachers must be "highly-qualified" as defined by the law. A highly qualified teacher is defined as someone who meets the following requirements: fulfillment of the states individual requirements for licensing and certification, attainment of at least a bachelor's degree, and the demonstration of exceptional proficiency in their given subject matter (Spellings 2002).

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  20. Theoretical Analysis of migration

    Diaspora identity is that of a hybridity, which learns and takes from whichever culture that it comes into contact with. As agreed by Stuart Hall (Cohen, 2008, p.125) 'Diaspora identities are those which are constantly producing and reproducing themselves anew, through transformation and difference'. In the Narrative of Migration it was stated that Selena's family wanted to move from the Caribbean with the intension of having a higher standards of life and to increase their employment opportunities. As referred to by Cantle (2008, p.2)

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  21. Educational Aatainment

    Functionalist would argue that education is there to better the whole society. They would also argue that we can't all be brain surgeons, because if we were, who would be there to clean up the blood after or nurse the patients back to good health. In order to fully account for the differences in educational attainment it is of course important to firstly discuss how educational attainment is measured in the UK. 'State education began in Britain in 1870 with the Foster Education Act by which the state assumed responsibility for elementary education' Haralambos (1998, p. 26). Although education only began bout 139 years ago it has changed a lot over time.

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  22. English Literature

    They were: The House Where Wombats Live and Dreadful David. Everyday either my grandmother or mother would sit with me and read one of these books first, followed by a new book. Rita Van Haren demonstrates the importance of reading aloud to children, in her case study of teaching Year Eight boys Shakespeare in an English class. She states (2002, p.1) "...by the end of the story some students were so involved in listening that they had given up on rearranging the words." Thus, reading aloud to students allows them to develop their listening skills, which can help them to both understand and enjoy the text.

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  23. Social Diversity

    In 1999 the Ministerial Council designed a national policy for anti-r****m and to an extent it was introduced in all of the states and territories. (http://racismnoway.com.au/library/legislation/index-Commonwe.html#Heading60) In addition to the legislation, the Federal Government has established a website for teachers and schools entitled 'r****m- No Way!'(http://racismnoway.com.au/) The website provides teachers with resources, lesson plans, competitions for students, and information on how other countries are dealing with r****m in schools. Students can even post or discuss issues surrounding r****m online through an interactive blog.

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  24. A comparision of educare systems in India and the UK

    With democracy prevailing within this republic state, a universal method for delivering educare has been affected by its history and is reflected within schooling - with strong emphasis on citizenship. The UK also place emphasis on this area, however it was observed that children celebrate their diversity and share their experiences together through assemblies and family events. Children are able to recognise their uniqueness, without feeling The colonial period, 1851 the introduction of English and British institutionalised system as reflected by the philosophy of Froebel was offered by Scottish Missionaries, replacing Sanskrit/Arabic methods of teaching.

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  25. This essay was written following a SP1 placement at Moseley Sixth Form Language College, in which I taught metals, acids and bases at KS3. The essay is intended to highlight the difficulties and misconceptions pupils encounter during the teaching and lea

    Another issue raised from this interview with JOR is that pupils have the misconception that as car batteries contain acid, hydraulic acid is the correct pronunciation of hydrochloric acid. Ross, B. and Munby, H. (1991), also raise a similar issue in their study, that as the acidity of a solution is measured by the dissociation of hydrogen ions (H+) and as acid is found within a car battery, pupils believe that these H+ ions, carry the current from the battery to the engine.

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"They who educate children well are more to be honoured than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well."


If you love empowering others and you have an insatiable appetite for learning, then a university degree in education or teaching could be your best next step. The Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree focuses on educational techniques, while a BA or BSc degree paired with qualified teacher status (QTS) training will put emphasis on the subject that youd like to teach.

Writing will be important in this field, both for your degree and for your career afterwards. Simply put: if you go on to teach, you will probably be required to mark essays. Study Marked by Teachers' collection of worked examples, and not only will you improve your own writing, you'll learn what teachers and professors should look for in a good essay.

Both of these degree routes will prepare students to embark upon careers within education and teaching, but some graduates may opt to pursue careers related to their specialised subject instead, or depart to enter jobs in areas like consulting, management, and HR.


Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • Review and Evaluate your Recent Interaction with a Learner/Group of Learners with Reference to Theories of Teaching, Learning and Assessment

    "I am also aware that assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning. On reflecting on this lesson, I feel to progress in my teaching and to enhance the learning to take place I need to be asking more questions, continuously through the lesson (formative assessment). Since this lesson, I write notes on the learners work in forms of praise, I find this encourages them. I have since taken note of my learner's reactions and have noticed they are quite proud when reading positive comments. I do this even when noticing a slight improvement in their work. "Even if his or her work has not, as a whole, met the required criteria, it will be possible to identify relevant strengths. It is important for learners' motivation that they should be made aware of their strengths and successes, even if there only relative." Wallace (2007, PG 177) I feel that every lesson I gain more knowledge on how to become a good teacher. I realise that I am only at the beginning and I am only scratching the surface and still have a lot to learn. However, if I continue to reflect on my lessons and adjust them to suit my learners, I believe this will help me improve and enable me to be an effective teacher."

  • "Bad grades equals bad parents". Discuss this statement with reference to your own personal experience.

    "In my opinion, parents might have an effect on the grades of their children only in the very early stages of life. However, since examinations are done by the children and not by the parents their role is minimal. Later, especially from the secondary school onwards it depends upon the students themselves whether they want to study or not. Renzo Cordina Commerce 1a"

  • 1: Will give a brief introduction to Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.Section 2: Will highlight the common characteristics of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.Section 3: Will discuss ways how to deal with

    "Conclusion In general, one can say that emotional and behavioral problems need to be taken very seriously. As prospective teachers we need to be familiar with the above characteristics since it is very likely that we will be teaching students with emotional and behavioral problems. Most importantly, we need to make sure that we focus on the students' educational needs rather than on correcting inappropriate behavior. As teachers we must remember that our first concern is the students' educational growth. Researching this topic has helped me to become familiar with the characteristics of EBD. Presently, I am working as a supply teacher and one of my students has behavioral problems. Consequently, I hope that by applying what I have learned during this assignment will help me to better accommodate this particular student's needs."

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