Issues in November 2009
01 November 2009 Articles
‘Let me edutain you...’ Moving Image Education and young people not in education, employment or training
Whilst Media Studies has been taught in Scottish Schools for several decades and film has been used as an educational medium for most of the 20th Century, Moving Image Education is a recent Scottish Screen development aimed at helping young people engage with, appreciate and create their own moving images....
The politics of reflection
The purpose of this critical research (Harvey, 2000) is to explore beneath the politics of surface appearance and attempt to provoke debate about the contingent nature of professionalism (Scottish Government, 2002), drawing upon social rather than psychological theory. My argument is that engagement with learners in post-modernity (Lyotard, 1984) necessitates...
Social studies in Scotland’s school curriculum: a case for a more integrated approach
The fragmented approach to teaching geography, history and modern studies currently employed in Scottish secondary schools prevents links being made between these disciplines and limits quality learning time. Through exploration of the concept of curriculum integration and examination of its history in secondary school education in the United Kingdom, this...
Micropolitics of desire: participant self observation, critical autoethnography and the (re)turn to the baroque
Participant self observation is a form of critical autoethnography developed as a means to theorise institutional identifications and which seeks to unravel the question posed by Gilles Deleuze, 'why do we desire what oppresses us?' PSO is located within a baroque framework drawing on the ontology of the fold which entails...
Understanding Quality and Equity of schooling in Scotland: Locating educational traditions globally
This paper provides a descriptive analysis of the OECD's (2007) national report on Scottish education, Quality and equity of schooling in Scotland, while also briefly considering the Scottish government's Diagnostic Report, prepared for the review. The national report is situated against Scottish traditions of schooling, particularly the view that access...
Reflections on being an educational researcher
Being a researcher: The return of the native
Benefits of bilingualism - Buannachdan Dà-Chànanas Agus Foghlam Tro Mheadhan Na Gàidhlig
Advice Rejected: A Case Of Official Misjudgement
Developing Restorative Justice in an SEBD school: Is a sair face really better than a red face?
Looking back in anger: What New Labour has done to gender equality in schools
Children’s Learning and the Development of Literacy Skills through a Structured Play Area
A Bright Start :The experience of an Aberdeen primary school introducing the Bright Start cognitive curriculum
Improving the education of looked after children: An Aberdeen perspective
Appreciating failure, depreciating success: an antidote to the eulogies of departure
The Autistic Spectrum: Characteristics, Causes and Practical Issues
Service Integration in Schools: Research and Policy Discourses, Practices and Future Prospects
Faith Schools in the Twenty First Century: Policy and Practice in Education 23
Doing and Writing Action Research
Introduction to Counselling Skills: Text and Activities
Effective Teaching with Internet Technologies
Practice-based Learning: Developing Excellence in Teaching. Policy and Practice in Education 24
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