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Interplay: play, learning and ict in pre-school education

Professor Lydia Plowman | Education | 01 September 2003

The purpose of interplay was to identify ways of enhancing young children’s experiences with ict through guided interaction. Although there are many manifestations of ict in nurseries and playgroups, the focus hitherto has been mainly on desktop comp ...

Educational research and the design of interactive media

Professor Lydia Plowman | Education | 01 June 2003

The aim of this seminar series was to provide a structured forum to determine a) how research on teaching and learning can inform the design of educational interactive media and b) how dialogue with designers, policymakers and teachers can inform the ...

Children's eye gaze: benefits of averting gaze and cues to comprehension

Professor Gwyneth Doherty-Sneddon | Psychology | 01 November 2002

This project investigates whether naturalistic patterns of childrens gaze aversion can be used to facilitate performance of cognitive tasks and whether teachers use gaze aversion as a cue to childrens understanding. In addition it investiga ...

Changing principles in european social security

Professor Jochen Clasen | Social Policy | 01 September 2002

Entitlement to social security benefits is based on criteria or conditions as expressions of certain principles such as need (e. G. Within means-tested programmes), reciprocity (e. G between contributions and benefits within social insurance schemes ...

The participation of members in the governance of mutual businesses

Professor Johnston Birchall | Sociology | 01 May 2002

In many areas of public life there is a well recognised gap between the rhetoric and the reality of citizen participation. People are being asked to participate in all sorts of ways to the benefit of the community or of a particular type of person wh ...

War and pay

Professor Robert Hart | Economics | 01 November 2003

Detailed and comprehensive data collected systematically by the engineering employers federation from its member companies payrolls offer the opportunity to gain invaluable insights into the labour market impact of the second world war. Engineering w ...

Code acts in education: learning through code, learning to code

Dr Ben Williamson | 04 November 2013

Computer software is interwoven with contemporary collective life. The significance of computer software, and the codes and algorithmic processes in which it is written and programmed to act, is particularly vivid from an educational perspective. Tec ...

Action on neglect: noticing and helping the neglected child

Professor Brigid Daniel | 01 April 2012

Neglect is extremely damaging to children in the short and long term. All too often children have to endure chronic lack of physical and emotional care over long periods of time before they receive help. And all too often that help is too little, too ...

Market mechanisms for the control of water pollution

Professor Nick Hanley | Economics | 01 August 1993

Application abstract: for some twenty years now, environmental economists have argued that the most efficient way for society to control pollution is through the use of market mechanisms. These mechanisms include pollution taxes and tradeable polluti ...

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