This report aims to highlight characteristics of good practice, raise issues and suggest further ways of improving the overall performance of pupils. As well as revealing some good practice, the findings highlight a number of issues including a lack of consistency and clarity across Scotland in identifying, measuring, and tackling underachievement for the lowest-attaining pupils.
Podcast from the Connected Practice Symposium, "Human services in the network society, changes, challenges & opportunities", Institute for Advanced Studies, Glasgow, 14th/15th September 2009. Talk by Jackie Rafferty, Director of Centre for Human Service Technology, University of Southampton.
Publication containing a series of case studies designed to show organisations how investing in learning in the workplace can lead to improved services.
Handbook offering guidance to grassroots practitioners on the process of designing a project or product which uses technology-enhanced learning to encourage and promote social justice.
Paper assessing the effectiveness of the teachers continuing professional development resource, Teachers' TV, in the context of how teachers learn and the barriers to teachers' learning.
This study explores what can be learnt about education and poverty from children's own perspective when they are empowered as active researchers. It focuses on reading and writing proficiency as a potential route out of poverty and studies two schools in contrasting socio-economic areas.
Collection of case studies and papers which advocate collaboration as a new approach to running local public services. It attempts to provide answers to the questions, why work together?, where can the beginnings of new approaches be found? and what form would government take if it was redesigned for collaboration?
The Practice Learning Qualification (Social Services) is a suite of qualifications set at four different levels and aimed at supporting the learning of staff and students in the workplace.
The qualifications reflect the importance of practice learning throughout the workforce and enable those involved in supporting practice learning at all levels of their organisation to gain recognition for their knowledge and skills.
This document explains the meaning of Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and who can provide SVQs. It goes on to provide guidance to voluntary sector organisations to assist with choosing an SVQ provider, including a qualitative checklist.
The study, commissioned by the Scottish Government, was intended to inform a series of papers on ‘Building the Curriculum’ being prepared as part of the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE).