Document setting out the duties placed on education authorities and other agencies to support children and young people's learning under the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004, which created a new framework for ensuring children and young people who need additional help with learning are catered for.
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?
This DVD asks viewers to consider their physical health, mental health and aspects of their life style that contribute in good or bad ways to both of these. It advocates regular physical health checks and the creation of a personal health action plan as part of a personalised and joined up service. It also describes the role of 'health facilitators', who can be friends, relatives or another trusted individual, to act as a broker between health services and a person with learning disabilities.
Report assessing the threats and opportunities technology holds for universities. It argues that technology is making universities just one source among many of knowledge and ideas but that, through their institutional capital, universities can also harness technology to offer more flexible provision and open up more avenues into higher education.
The Practice Learning Qualification (Social Services) is a new suite of qualifications set at four different levels and aimed at supporting the learning of staff and students in the workplace. Once developed, they will be approved by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), validated by an awarding body and are likely to be delivered through the Learning Centre Networks. This resource contains four documents which explain and support the learner, mentor and assessor through the credit transfer and RPL process.
This resource is part of the University of Surrey's website. It provides information on learning styles, time management, written communication, oral presentations, grammar and offers downloadable exercises and checklists.
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).
The second programme in the series looks at the work of child psychologist Jean Piaget who believed children learned through play. Subsequent experiments allowing children to imagine different social, rather than spatial, situations have had very different results. Claudia Hammond asks how far we should rely on Piaget's findings today.
Paper providing an overview of examples of effective and innovative practice in provision for disabled students at various higher education institutions. The purpose is to help other institutions develop their policies and practice in relation to disabled students.