The Teacher Training Resource Bank (TTRB) website aims to support the Initial Teacher Training community in its use of evidence to inform practice. It provides access to thousands of resources, such as research reports, video materials and practical - evidence informed - materials. Funded by the Training and Development Agency for Schools,based in England, (formerly the Teacher Training Agency) the project was launched in March 2006 with the following aims:
To articulate and represent the professional knowledge bases that underpin teacher education
To increase the range and quality of resources available with ITE especially video based resources.
To raise the profile of teacher training research and knowledge creation
Promote change by linking theory, debate and practice
To provide a personalised support service for teacher educators
The TTRB team manages a selection process to ensure that resources meet published inclusion criteria, are of high quality and reflect educational debates. The service provides a clear picture of the current education policy agenda and key debates are reflected and presented alongside key research evidence.
A unique feature of the TTRB is the personalised support available to users who register with the site through an e-librarian service. The e-librarian comprehensively answers individual questions from teacher trainers and trainees providing references to other online resources to help users research and inform their professional... Read More