Monthly Archives: October 2010

Image problem?

Hunting around for suitable and legitimate images for a presentation can be a frustrating experience. There’s lots of stuff on the internet, but can you re-use it for your purpose? Fortunately IOE staff and students have several sources available (see … Continue reading

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Accurate portrait or thorough research?

I was chatting with one of  the Institue academics recently about the photographs in the exhibition currently in the foyer (The Outdoor Classroom, based on the photographs of the Architects & Buildings Branch). He particularly liked those that appear to document the everyday goings … Continue reading

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From McNair to Circular 7/73, teacher training at the IOE 1949-1973

In 1949 the University of London established an Area Training Organisation (ATO) in response to the recommendations of the McNair Committee, which had reported in 1944. Based at the existing Institute of Education, a University Training Department (UTD) providing teacher … Continue reading

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Launch of Geography Textbooks Collection

Wednesday 13th October saw the official launch of a new special collection. The Geography Textbooks Collection is the first of what we hope will be a series of collections of historical textbooks, fully catalogued and available to researchers. It covers … Continue reading

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A good question lives on

If you’re considering researching an education question, you may find that question has already been asked. Why not have a look at the E-librarian at the Teacher Training Resource Bank (TTRB) ? The TTRB is not only a bank of articles … Continue reading

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Mini-courses training programme

IOE Computing Services and the Library have worked together on the  new Mini Courses training programme which  offers a series of 30 minute demonstration sessions looking at a broad range of software and activities including: Blackboard, Google Docs, working with … Continue reading

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UK Government Spending Review 2010

The Chancellor set out the UK Government’s four-year public spending plans in the Spending Review 2010 at 12:30 on 20 October 2010.  Spending Review 2010 is available from TSO’s Official Documents website at: http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/cm79/7942/7942.asp and through the Library Catalogue. You … Continue reading

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