Category Archives: Library

Hesse’s romantic and sinister tale of boarding school life

Merciless cramming according to an obsolete curriculum… constant fighting and bullying at a boys’ boarding school… pressure from peers and pressure from parents… vast social differences and social mobility through achievement… ardent friendship and careless betrayal… overpowering desire and fear … Continue reading

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Focus on Special Collections: Jerome Bruner’s MACOS Curriculum Project

I consider myself very fortunate to be able to collaborate with some of the most wonderful people in the world – not just researchers who I work with regularly but also the librarians who I work with everyday. My most … Continue reading

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A glimpse into The Historical Textbooks Collection

One of the largest of the Special Collections at the UCL Institute of Education’s Newsam Library is the Historical Textbooks Collection. It has approximately 88,000 textbooks and classroom teaching resources dating from the 1890s onwards, when state-funded education was introduced … Continue reading

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Ch-ch-ch-changes

Changes to accessing information –whether it be your bank or a library database—can be downright annoying, especially when you’ve just acclimatised yourself to the old access route. Post-merger with UCL, we are in a phase of changes. While a great … Continue reading

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Information Literacy Training from the Newsam Library

In 2005, UNESCO proclaimed,  Information literacy and lifelong learning are the beacons of the Information Society, illuminating the courses to development, prosperity and freedom.Information Literacy lies at the core of lifelong learning. It empowers people in all walks of life … Continue reading

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BBC archives for teaching and research

The British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) is currently working with Jisc and the BBC to establish which programmes and other items (e.g. documentation, photographs and sheet music) from the BBC archives would be of greatest value for the … Continue reading

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Stories of conflict: Curriculum Resources display

Whilst selecting books to include in the current Conflict in Children’s Literature display I was struck by the prevalence of works by one author. The writer in question is Michael Morpurgo and I could find books by him to cover … Continue reading

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BBC’s Knowledge & Learning website

Arriving over the coming months is a new website from the BBC to support learning and teaching. Building on the already invaluable material available for classroom use, the refreshed site, currently in beta, will bring together factual and learning content … Continue reading

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U.S. Government Shutdown affects ERIC

If you’re searching on ERIC (the American database published by ‘Education Research Information Centre’, a U.S. government funded initiative), you may notice that your search results are smaller in number than on previous occasions.  This is because of the current … Continue reading

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European Day of Languages, Thursday 26th September

You might have seen an enticing array of language resources on the display shelves near the Level Four Library stairs. They include student textbooks, teacher’s books, audio CDs, DVDs and dual-language picture books. These are to give a flavour of … Continue reading

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