Tag Archives: education

New British Library webpages for social scientists

The British Library (BL) has recently re-designed its webpages for research support, neatly bringing together all the resources and events likely to be of interest to researchers in the social sciences. As you might expect education features as one of … Continue reading

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Memory Lane

  I’m just back from a wee trip down memory lane, thanks to a folder of correspondence between the NUWT and the International Bureau of Education.  Where did I go? Back to fond memories of childhood reading.  It was fun … Continue reading

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Saunas and education?

Now that I’ve got your attention, this picture is a Google image and, unfortunately, not me or anyone here. The sauna with a view, however, is almost identical to the one I was in this week. After a long day … Continue reading

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Finnish education soup

Perhaps this is a sign I’ve been eating too much here in Finland, but I’d like to share my recipe for a tasty education soup. Add the following: a heaping measure of teacher education (MA quality) a healthy dose of teacher … Continue reading

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IOE Digital Education Research Archive is launched

For many years now, online publishing has become more and more prevalent, and indeed the preferred mode of publishing for many organisations, including many official bodies. Publications may be freely and easily accessible at the time of publishing, but subsequently … Continue reading

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Staying on top of official publications

A recent question regarding the availability or otherwise of the Robbins Report into Higher Education from 1963 in digital form on an education librarians’ mailing list highlighted two excellent resources for finding this sort of material. In a way they … Continue reading

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OECD iLibrary

Barbara Sakarya, our International and Comparative Collections Librarian, was telling me recently about the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which had published the PISA 2009 results. These triennial surveys of key competencies of 15-year-old students in OECD member countries … 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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A mini-education library at your fingertips

We’re all used to zipping around Google and finding bits on Wikipedia, but when is the last time you’ve actually opened up a print encyclopedia? Forget the dusty old tomes of the past crammed with information A to Z and … Continue reading

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