Debating Privatisation in Education
This video examines the growing trend of privatisation of education globally through the voices of participants of a summer school on regionalisation, globalisation and privatisation of education.
Private Tutoring in Cambodia
This video examines the widespread phenomenon of private tutoring or 'extra classes' in Cambodia. It explores some of the underlying reasons for as well as the social equity implications of this trend.
Privatised Education in Chile: Legacy and Protest
This case study outlines some of the causes and consequences of marketisation of education through school vouchers in Chile.
Made for the PERI Global website, to stimulate discussion around the issue of privatisation in education.
Education in a Globalised World
Education in a Globablised World shows the emergence of the clash between education as a human right, and education as a globally traded commodity.
For Profit Schools in South Africa
For Profit Schools in South Africa showcases a for-profit education company that recieved a loan from the World Bank via its International Financial Corporation (IFC). It questions the World Bank's and South Africa's commitment to development and equity by permitting financing of education for the privileged.
Low Fee Private Schools in Pakistan
Low Fee Private Schools in Pakistan shows two schools in Lahore struggling with the problematic reality of inadequate state education. The low fee private school offers some education but with untrained and poorly paid teachers, while the state school struggles with fewer resources but better trained teachers.
Sponsored Academies in the UK
Sponsored Academies in the UK focuses on education public private partnerships (ePPPs). It critically examines three weaknesses of ePPPs: learning results, governance and accountability.
Connecting Classrooms - What is a Joint Curriculum Program?
Made for the British Council as a CPD tool for teachers.
Connecting Classrooms - What Are the Benefits of Working in Clusters?
Made for the British Council as a CPD tool for teachers.
Post 16 - Making a Difference
After working with the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation to produce 4 programmes for Teachers TV, the MBF invited us to produce a new programme on post-16 peer mentoring.
This was filmed across three locations in the UK and features mentors and mentees in University, at an FE college and in a youth project. It explores common themes and issues in setting up and supporting a peer mentoring project and is being used by the MBF in its training programme and for wider dissemination.
In this section of the site you can view our free video tips, find out more about our UGC projects, and download research papers and project application paperwork.
Action! Teacher Video
The Action! Teacher Video project was created by Cornucopia to allow teachers themselves to make videos for CPD and have them shown and debated on Teachers TV.
This ongoing series has become a flagship of user generated content on the channel and continues to promote a research based approach to improvement in schools.
Now in its third year and 5th series, over 50 programmes have been screened and dozens of teachers have contributed to the project including internationally.
We are now developing links to a Masters level qualification allied to video based action research.
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Early Reading - Teacher Video
In this project we follow two pupils age four and five in separate primary schools as they learn to read. The video is captured in the classroom by the teachers and they also record video diaries.
A key component was to upload the videos onto a secure area of our website, so that progress could be shared with the teachers, parents and pupils over the 12 week project.
The process was also recorded for two 30 minute
Teachers TV programmes and is both a linear and non-linear case study into Early Years education and reading.
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Find out more and view video 2 (opens in new window)
We invited Teaching Assistants to make short pieces to camera and record their work on video in a wide variety of contexts.
These were collected together for Teachers TV to be featured on their 'TA Hub' website.
The result is a presentation of thoughts, and glimpses into practice that reveals how the role of the TA brings with it both immense satisfaction and unique challenges.
Here you can download Research Papers and Case Studies of further interest:
Action Teacher Video Position Paper
This short paper provides an introduction to the Action! Teacher Video project. It contains the basic rationale and future direction of the project. The images show various contexts and ways in which the camera is employed in the classroom. One or two images show the wrap around Teachers TV programme including the studio based debates.
Action! Teacher Video Position Paper (PDF 68Kb)
ATV Images (PDF 424Kb)
Action! Teacher Video Case Studies
These are two short papers that describe the processes followed by two teachers when they made videos for the Action! Teacher Video series. The subjects in the video in Case Study 1 are two pupils in a secondary school where the teacher is focussing on Personalised Learning. Case Study 2 explores issues of Pupil Voice and Performance Management in a primary school where the teacher allows her pupils to record her practice on video.
ATV Case Study 1 (PDF 90Kb)
ATV Case Study 2 (PDF 46Kb)
Teacher Reflection on Video Action Research
This longer piece by the teacher featured in the first case study gives a deeper insight into the background to the Action Research carried out, the planning and the evaluation.
Reflection on Video Action Research (PDF 60Kb)
Action! Teacher Video Academic Review
This review by Dr Simon Sandberg was carried out in March and April 2008 as part of an on-going assessment of the Action! Teacher Video project. It positions the project within the larger debate about learner centred pedagogies, use of technology in education and continuing professional development. It then critiques the videos made up to that point and looks at various ways to strengthen the intellectual framework around the project.
Action! Teacher Video Academic Review (PDF 169Kb)
Academic Review References (PDF 11Kb)
Here you can download Action! Teacher Video application forms and guidance notes:
Action! Teacher Video Application Form
This document provides more information about the Action! Teacher Video project, and invites you to submit a proposal for consideration.
ATVApplicationForm (PDF 20Kb)
Action! Teacher Video Guidance Notes
This pack contains all the necessary documents you will need to complete the Action! Teacher Video project, from Pupil Release forms to required Technical Specification.
ATVGuidanceNotes (PDF 199Kb)