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Series: Study Skills


A Growth Mindset

A Growth Mindset

A growth mindset is associated with positive thinking. It embraces challenges and seeks opportunities to learn and grow. Rather than backing down and avoiding possible failure, a growth mindset acknowledges that success comes from practice and...Show More
Aspiration and Ambition

Aspiration and Ambition

Where do you see yourself ten years from now? What do you want to do and who do you want to be? For young people, ten years away might sound impossibly distant, yet it’s these questions that can shape their actions today. This video helps...Show More
Assumptions

Assumptions

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...Show More
Avoiding Plagiarism: Bibliographies

Avoiding Plagiarism: Bibliographies

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...Show More
Book Report Basics

Book Report Basics

The most common challenge associated with book reports is not generating the report; it's actually reading and understanding the book. Recognising this fact, Book Report Basics reveals methods that will make the creation of book reports easier...Show More
Copying and Creativity

Copying and Creativity

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...Show More
Copyright and Creativity

Copyright and Creativity

Short animated video exploring the relationship between copyright, creativity and technology.
Copyright in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Copyright in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

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...Show More
Copyright: Creative Commons and Attribution

Copyright: Creative Commons and Attribution

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...Show More
Credibility

Credibility

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...Show More
Critical Listening

Critical Listening

Listening critically means being able to put yourself in the speaker's shoes, to find out the intention, attitude or purpose of the speaker. This programme is the ideal introduction to the concepts of critical listening. Using dramatised...Show More
Debating Skills

Debating Skills

Starring two young and impressive debaters 'strutting their stuff' in front of an audience, this classic programme is not only a step by step guide on the structure of an organised debate but also features tips and tricks by the proposition and...Show More
Defuse the Situation: Online Search and Review

Defuse the Situation: Online Search and Review

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...Show More
Developing Emotional Intelligence

Developing Emotional Intelligence

There has long been talk about intelligence quotients, but emotional intelligence has recently emerged as an equally powerful predictor of success and satisfaction in life. This video introduces the concept of emotional intelligence and considers...Show More
Developing Grit

Developing Grit

As the saying goes, genius is one part inspiration and 99 parts perspiration. Without grit and tenacity, natural talent can tragically be left undeveloped and unfulfilled. It’s only by putting in the hours and overcoming setbacks that long-term...Show More
Evidence in Argument

Evidence in Argument

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...Show More
Filmmakers Talk About Copyright

Filmmakers Talk About Copyright

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

Going for a Song

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.
Homework Handbook

Homework Handbook

Homework Handbook presents the positive nature of homework as an extension of the best part of school based learning. Communication with the teacher, the understanding of essentials, establishing a positive home environment, time management and...Show More
Info Seeker: Methods for Successful Research

Info Seeker: Methods for Successful Research

The programme covers five sections - deciding on a topic, breaking down the elephant (narrowing down a broad topic), collecting data, analysing data and writing a report.
Locked in the Vault: Memory Tips and Tricks

Locked in the Vault: Memory Tips and Tricks

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...Show More
Musicians Talk About Copyright

Musicians Talk About Copyright

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.
My Future Self

My Future Self

If you met your future self, what would you want to ask them? Just as importantly, what would you hope they could tell you? Knowing your future self involves understanding your present strengths and interests, and considering how they will change...Show More
Online Databases

Online Databases

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...Show More
Online Research Skills

Online Research Skills

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...Show More