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The Implications of Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright for the Development and use of Resources (Case Studies)

Copyright and intellectual property rights is an important aspect within my area of expertise, it is something that I am passionate about as a software developer, having my work pirated is extremely frustrating and being able to educate from personal experience is very effective, for example, when I hear a student discussing software they have […]

Social, political and economic factors influence education policy

A wide variety of factors will influence educational policy, these include social, political and economic. A social factor influences a considerable number of individuals within society, a political factor relates to government policy and practices, and finally, economic factors include aspects that affect the economy, specifically financial matters. “Just 17% of those working in Technology […]

Policies, codes of practice and guidelines of an organisation

Policies within teaching establishments are created based upon legislation, government policy, experience and historical policies. Legislation is very broad and applies to a variety of situations and organisations, policies are based on elements of these laws but focused specifically for teaching establishments requirements. The location, demographic and sector will have an influence of the policies, […]

Theories of Behaviours Management

Avoiding disruptive behaviour before it occurs while teaching is far more effective than managing poor behaviour once it has occurred. Making effective use of positive reinforcement and negative reinforcement will reduce the need for punishments and sanctions, (Skinner, 1974) developed the theory that behaviour is the result of consequences, both positive and negative. Positive Reinforcement […]

Theories, principles and models of assessment

Introduction It is essential that learning has taking place, as a result it is important to check that learning has occurred; this is completed in the form of assessment. Assessment ranges from a quick and simple learning check in the form of student questioning, up to a final exam which could form the entirety of […]

The purpose of action research

The purpose of action research is to gather information in an attempt to solve a problem or make an improvement, which may have been highlighted as a result of self-evaluation or student feedback. While this is the core purpose, the motivations may be different, the motivation may be sincere and the goal to be improvement […]

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