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Research for Learning, Dragonfly UK, June – July 2015

Dragonfly UK Courses – Summer 2015 UK

R4L: Research for Learning
TURNING EVIDENCE-BASED RESEARCH INTO REALISTIC CLASSROOM PRACTICE
SUMMER TERM:London West 8 June | London East 16 June | Manchester 23 June / Cardiff 25 June | Birmingham 3 July
COURSE TRAINER: STEVE GARNETT, ALAN JERVIS

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Top article from September’s magazine

We have 65 different magazines in the library , because these are a really important way to support students’ learning and other interests.  Here are some of the highlights from the magazines in September 2014.

 

PSY oct 14

 

Just Say It

There are plenty of healthy, strategic reasons we veer away from talking about serious subjects with our loved ones. But avoidance has its limits, and broaching tough issues – from sex to death- may be a safer and more productive than we imagine, if it’s done right.

Psychology Today. October 2014 p.52

 

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Pilgrims in a Strange Land

Mathew Lyons wonders whether the medieval world was as strange to those who lived in it as it is to us.

History Today. September 2014 p.55

 

 

NAT sep 14

 

The Evolution of Diet

Would eating like our Stone Age ancestors make us healthier ? Some  experts say modern humans should eat from a Stone Age menu. What’s on it may surprise you !

National Geographic. September 2014 p.30

 

 

HIG sep 14

 

Salted Lemon in Great Demand

Shio Lemon or Salted lemon has been introduced on many TV shows. The advantages include : It helps against summer fatigue, good for dieting etc.

Hiragana Times. September 2014 p.9

 

 

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Which Type of Designer are You ?

Studio Dumbar’s Lisa Enebeis offers up the results of her anthropological research on the designer species.

Computer Arts. September 2014 p.24

 

Top article from June’s magazine

We have 65 different magazines in the library , because these are a really important way to support students’ learning and other interests.  Here are some of the highlights from the magazines in May 2014.

NAT GEO jun 14

 

The dogs of war

Out in front of america’s troops, combat canines lead the way onto the most dangerous battlefields on earth.

National Geographic. June 2014 p.26

 

 

Reinvent YourselfPSY jun 14

If it were easy to achieve our dreams. Everyone would do it. But deep flaws in the way we perceive both our futures and our values hold us back. Now experts in reinvention share the steps that can take you from a frustrating today to a fulfilling tomorrow.

Psychology Today. June 2014 p.54

 

 

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Ready for your close up?

TV commercials, internet soap and video games are a world of opportunity for the working actor, so how can students prepare for a profession going digital?

Teaching drama. Summer term2 2013/2014 p.18

 

 

World cup 2014WOR SOC summer 14

World soccer’s guide to the 32 finalists, with opinions and predictions from our global network of correspondents, plus detailed squad lists and tactics.

World soccer. Summer 2014 p.20

Top article from May’s magazine

We have 65 different magazines in the library , because these are a really important way to support students’ learning and other interests.  Here are some of the highlights from the magazines in May 2014.

NAT GEO may 14

 

The Future of Food

By 2050 we’ll need to feed two billion more people. This special eight-month series explores how we can do that without overwhelming the planet.

National Geographic. May 2014 p.26

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Special Report : Stem cell medicine

A revived cloning method has turned human adult cells into stem cells that can become anything you need, from neurons to cartilage.

New Scientist. May 2014 p.6

WOR SOC may 14

 

All 32 world cup coaches interviewed

Face to face with football’s crucial decision-makers.

World soccer. May 2014 p.52

 

 

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Top ten keyboard shortcuts in iPhoto

Send your productivity into overdrive with these great time-saving keyboard commands.

iCreat. Issue 133 p.26

 

 

NEW INT may 14

 

Organ trafficking

Secretive and ruthless, the human traffickers controlling the kidney trade thrive on the desperation of the poor and the sick.

New Internationalist. May 2014 p.12

Top article from April’s magazine

We have 65 different magazines in the library , because these are a really important way to support students’ learning and other interests.  Here are some of the highlights from the magazines in April 2014.

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Put the highlighter down : The smart way to learn

Revising doesn’t need to be a hard slog. Jamie Davies discusses revision strategies based on good psychological evidence.

Psychology Review. April 2014 p.6

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Students often ask ‘What can I do with a chemistry degree?’ The answer almost anything you set your heart on.

Chemistry Review. April 2014 p. 14

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Black Magic

Coal : It’s  Dangerous, It’s Dirty, and It’s the Future of Clean Energy.

Wired. April 2014 p.77

 

The race to be readyWOR SOC apr 14

Brazil’s stadium preparations continue to be beast with problems. But for the moment the 32 finalists are more concerned with fine-tuning their squads.

World soccer. April 2014 p.24

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Why study literature?

Students of the arts and humanities sometimes face challenges about their choice of study. The poet John Birtwhistle explores how you might shape your response.

The English Review. April 2014 p.2

 

Top article from February’s magazine

We have 65 different magazines in the library , because these are a really important way to support students’ learning and other interests.  Here are some of the highlights from the magazines in February 2014.

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Dance opportunities

A look at two organizations offering dance workshops for young people.

Teaching Drama. Issue 52 p.21

 

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How do specific amino acid changes alter the function of proteins and cause disease when the protein is secreted from the cell? The author’s studies of human collagen mutations are helping us understand this complex structure-function relationship.

Biological Sciences review. February 2014 p.22

 

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Red dread : The chemistry of a clean-up

Mark Hodson explains how chemistry was partly responsible for Hungary’s 2010 ‘red mud’ incident and how is was vital to the clean-up efforts.

Chemistry review. February 2014 p.16

 

 

img081Solar farms : Why do we need them?

Solar power has advantages for developed countries trying to source more electricity from renewable supplies, and for developing countries that lack a proper national grid and can use it locally. This article looks at large-scale harvesting of solar power – Where it is happening, how it works and its costs and benefits.

Geography review. February 2014 p.17

 

BBC MUC mar 14

 

How to write a tune

It may be one of music’s fundamental properties, but the art of  penning a memorable melody has long proved a notoriously elusive one. Stephen Johnson reveals the story and the secrets behind the humble tune.

BBC Music. March 2014 p.46

Top articles from January’s Magazine

We have 65 different magazines in the library , because these are a really important way to support students’ learning and other interests.  Here are some of the highlights from the magazines in January 2014.

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Robotics NAO!

Etone College students engage with the innovative ‘NAO’ humanoid robot developed by Aldebaran Robotics.

D&T practice. Issue1/2014 p.11

 

What wearable tech is right for me?WIR jan 14

Google glass was just the beginning. A new generation of wearable tech is coming and it will transform the way you experience the world.

WIRED. January 2014 p.90

 

TEA 51 spring 1314

 

Shakespeare week

New initiatives and activities to connect your students with Shakespeare.

Teaching drama. Spring 2013/2014 p.17

 

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John Ireland explains how skills in sport are learned and controlled and shows you how to evaluate theories of learning to get top exam grades.

PE review. January 2014 p.8

 

ICR 129

 

Learning guitar with a GarageBand tutor

Make full use of GarageBand’s free tutorials and take the first steps to learning to strum.

iCreate. Issue 129 p.32

 

Brain power

Brain power

Can neuroscience help us improve teaching and learning?

The wonderful Education Endowment Foundation – they of the marvellous EEF toolkit – have just published a review of Neuroscience research relating to learning in the classroom. As ever the emphasis on what particular Neuroscience-related strategies have the evidence that they improve student progress. Some of the strongest candidates include reducing anxiety, the impact of exercise, spaced learning and the role of testing on memory. However, there are also a number of more left-field approaches they evaluate such as neurofeedback (monitoring your own brain activity with a view to influencing it) and transcranial electrical stimulation!

Top article’s from November’s Magazine

We have 65 different magazines in the library , because these are a really important way to support students’ learning and other interests.  Here are some of the highlights from the magazines in November 2013.

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The power of NO!

How setting limits sets you free.

Psychology today. December 2013 p.53

 

An imaginative performanceBBC MUC dec 13

Are musicians at their most creative without instruments?

BBC Music. December 2013 p.22

 

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Using statistics and graphs

Statistics and graphs are not just for mathematicians. Geographers use data a lot, so expect questions based on data to appear in examinations.

WIDEWORLD. November 2013 p.1

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While the life of an actor may involve some use of make believe. When it comes to building a stable career, actors need to have a strong sense of reality. Letty Barber reveals the ins and outs of day-to-day life in the performance industry.

Teaching Drama. Issue 50 p.17

PHY REV vol23 no2 nov 13

 

How do microphones work?

How do microphones differ? How do they pick up sound from difference dirictions? Jez Wells provides a physicist’s guide to microphones technologies and techniques.

Physics review. November 2013 p.12