Series: Study Skills
This programme starts with a number of accessible examples to illustrate what we mean by assumptions, how we find them and use the negative test, and how finding them can help to illuminate arguments. Students are then asked to test their critical thinking skills by looking for the assumptions in a location based film and studio discussion on the rise in binge drinking amongst girls. Finally, Dr. Roy van den Brink Budgen gives his analysis of the case study and provides follow up support material. Show Less
Most of us always try to abide by the law. But did you know that just by submitting a research report, you could be committing a crime? That is, if you have used the work or intellectual property of others without acknowledging it. Plagiarism is theft and it has serious consequences in schools and workplaces alike. The good news is that it’s not hard to research ethically and compile a bibliography that cites the work of others and strengthens your own! Show Less
Copying plays a crucial role at all stages of our development as human beings, from DNA replication to the way in which physical synchronicity helps us establish connections and relationships with friends and family, and beyond. Copying can also facilitate freedom of expression and political engagement, by enabling people and communities across the globe come together and speak with one voice. But what about copying when creating new works of literature, drama, music or art? The video explores the complex relationship between copying and creativity through the eyes of a young art student. Show Less
Short animated video exploring the relationship between copyright, creativity and technology.
Copyright Duration considers how long copyright lasts and what it means to say that a work is protected by copyright or in the public domain.
This video explores the use of public domain and licensed copyright materials as inputs to commercial innovation. Interviews with successful UK media firms reveal how the availability of certain expressions, such as open source software and out of copyright artistic works, can be combined with new artistic inputs to generate commercial products. Show Less
A person’s intellectual property does not just refer to their ideas or words. It also means any images, music and videos that they have created. These types of works are protected online by a licence that tells us if and how we can use or modify them. Understanding these licences is important not only for accessing great media for your research projects, but for making sure you're a respectful digital citizen. Show Less
This programme begins with an exploration of the concept of credibility and illustrates the key criteria of motive, bias, vested interest, neutrality, ability to perceive and expertise. A reconstruction of a famous murder case from the 1920's is then used to provide the material for students to evaluate the credibility of the evidence that was used. Finally, critical thinking author Dr. Roy van den Brink Budgen provides his analysis of the case study and follow up support material. Show Less
It’s high drama – police have identified a time-bomb in a car boot. Brave Constable Taviner decides to defuse it herself – brave because she has no idea what she’s doing. In a flash, skills coach Ray Roundtree appears to save the day with sure and savvy tips about online research – using search engines effectively, identifying reliable information sources and skim-reading. Show Less
This programme begins by illustrating the meaning and significance of evidence and the presentation of evidence in numbers, percentages, rates and over time. The case against zoo's is used to give students the opportunity to evaluate and question how evidence is being used to support the arguments being made. Dr. Roy van den Brink Budgen then provides his analysis of the case study. Show Less
Filmmakers discuss what motivates the to create, how they use other people's work, and the difference between copying and being inspired by copyrighted material.
Going for a Song tells the story of Tina and Ben, a music composer and a lyricist who create an original song and discuss how to market it.
This engaging clip provides clear and precise instructions to students who wish to develop fluency and neatness in their handwriting. A difficult skill to master, handwriting requires practice of simple, repeatable exercises such as those presented in this program. Left-handed writing is also addressed, with useful tips accompanied by graphic demonstrations. Show Less
Idea and Expression explores how copyright protects only the expression of ideas and not ideas themselves. The texts below help you understand a fundamental principle of copyright law: the idea-expression dichotomy.
Wikis and blogs are becoming increasingly available on the Internet for anyone to read or create their own. They are also increasingly being used as teaching tools in the classroom. In this programme, we discuss what wikis and blogs are and the differences between them. Students and teachers alike will see how these tools can be used in education, through various examples of use in the classroom. Viewers also meet the CEO and founder of edublogs.com, John Farmer, who demonstrates how easy it is to create your very own wikis and blogs. This is a fascinating look at how incorporating these online tools teaching and learning can enhance and encourage participation in any classroom. Show Less
It’s the day of the bank raid. Underworld lynchpin Black Cat isn’t impressed that Bugsy’s forgotten how to crack a safe. A knock at the door…it’s skills coach Ray Roundtree who loads them up with guidelines for digesting and remembering information. But Black Cat doesn’t buy it…big mistake! The cops busted them and they’re in for a long stretch. Show Less
Musicians discuss how copyright impacts their work, how they can use copyrighted material, and the difference between copying and being inspired by a piece of music.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed when we perform a search online. Often, we get millions of results, only a fraction of which will be appropriate for our research. Enter: databases, and using them is simpler than you might think. This programme explains how you can save time, frustration and level up your research skills by making the most of databases. Show Less
Search engines are a useful tool, but how can students get the best results from them? Join the fictional Professor Doogle as she looks at skills including: selecting and searching search engines and databases; using precise keywords; predicting expected results to assess credibility of the information, and assessing website credibility. This programme helps students develop a critical approach to conducting online research. Show Less
The advantage and benefits of effective communication skills in general are highlighted as a foundation on which to build confidence in Oral Presentation. Proper breathing, posture and concentration skills are demonstrated. The importance of topic knowledge is stressed and tips and tricks from professionals are introduced. Show Less
Two performers talk about how copyright affects their work, discuss how and when they use other people's work.
Permission or Permitted? considers how you can lawfully make use of, or borrow from, works that are still in copyright, but without having to ask for permission or make payment to the copyright owner.
Following a review of a selection of successful and less successful projects, the Science Fair provides strategies for topic selection, timeline management and the creation of a project and materials checklist. Also, educators discuss the value and acceptable extent of parental participation in terms that both the student and parent can understand. Show Less
Designed to help students get organised, this programme helps set goals and priorities, and allows students to stay in charge of their school work. The programme identifies the three main obstacles to effective study - disorganisation, procrastination and distraction - and demonstrates tips and strategies to allow students to develop their own unique style of overcoming these obstacles. Includes reproducible worksheets and information handouts to implement the strategies in the programme. Show Less
Jim is a student who is struggling to improve his study skills. As he does so, the viewer is transported into his mind, where the characters of Left Jim and Right Jim, bicker over the best way to proceed. Viewers will gain an understanding of left brain/right brain theory and good learning skills, including motivation, study schedules, reducing tension, taking notes, and much more. An entertaining video that captures a perfect balance between fun and instruction. Show Less