Category Archives: Research

Wise Up Wednesday – did you know about…?

 Tracy’s Early Years Lowe-down

This weekly blog is the place Early Years Training Manager at the Scottish Book Trust Tracy Lowe (hence the pun-tastic title) shares new resources, interesting information and research relating to the early years.http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/blog/tracys-early-years-lowedown

NHS Health Scotland

NHS Health Scotland’s 2011 publications catalogue

http://www.healthscotland.com/uploads/documents/15300-PublishingCatalogue2011

Maternal and Early Years

This website is for everyone working in the early years workforce in Scotland. It covers a wide breadth of information relevant to practitioners at all levels. It brings together a wealth of up-to-date information, key resources and support.

http://www.maternal-and-early-years.org.uk/

SSSC Workforce Solutions

Practice Simulation for Childhood Practice and Practitioner Research

http://workforcesolutions.sssc.uk.com/course/view.php?id=27

A Random Walk through Mathematics at Stirling University

A planned context for phased development within STEM Central is the “Invisible Worlds” context. Envisaged as a context exploring the Invisible World that’s going on inside our bodies, this will connect the cutting edge of modelling, measuring, investigating, diagnosing and treating in these Invisible Worlds, associated with industry and education in Scotland.

If that sounds like something which you might be interested in, then why not take a look at Stirling University’s lecture on 23rd February which looks at their interest and expertise in modelling biological systems, disease spread and control, and building simple models of population growth.

Very interesting research about parental involvement in the early years

“Children whose parents frequently read with them in their first year of school are still showing the benefit when they are 15, says an international OECD study.”

(BBC News 8 November 2011)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-15639642

New Research and Innovation Blog Page

Welcome to the brand new Research and Innovation Blog Page.

In this blog we intend to highlight educational research which may be of use to you in your role within the organisation.  

We will also promote our in-house research publication Research Round-Up which is a bi-monthly digest that collates and summarises national and international educational research and statistical reports. Summaries within Research Round-Up are organised by topic area and there are hyperlinks to the full reports.

Any feedback, suggestions or questions would be gratefully received.