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Can Leadership Help Teachers Deal With Change-Associated Challenges?, Andrew Matthes 2012 Avondale College

Can Leadership Help Teachers Deal With Change-Associated Challenges?, Andrew Matthes

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Boys’ Music Education: Using The Boy’S Music Ecosystem Model To Better Understand Successful Teaching Practices, Anita Collins 2012 University of Canberra

Boys’ Music Education: Using The Boy’S Music Ecosystem Model To Better Understand Successful Teaching Practices, Anita Collins

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Experienced music educators rate their senior class of musicians by often using the terms exceptional, talented, average, limited, unremarkable or apathetic. This summative evaluation considers class size, academic results, willingness to participate in extra curricula musical activities or post secondary school career choices in the music industry. Such characterisation by teachers raises the question: To what extent does this determination depend on the individual traits of the students, their musical experiences or the personal influence of their music teachers? This pilot study examined this question by comparing six cohorts of senior musicians over the six years of their secondary school ...


Exploring Worldviews: A Framework, Barbara J. Fisher 2012 Avondale College

Exploring Worldviews: A Framework, Barbara J. Fisher

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

In an educational environment where multicultural and multi-faith classrooms have become the norm, it is essential that teachers are aware of, and are knowledgeable about contemporary worldviews. This article provides a general framework for exploring a worldview—in terms of defining, analysing, developing, testing and refining it. As part of this process, several contemporary major worldviews—theism, pantheism and naturalism—are examined and compared, before some classroom implications are considered and conclusions drawn.


Using Bendable And Rigid Manipulatives In Primary Mathematics: Is One More Effective Than The Other In Conceptualising 3d Objects From Their 2d Nets?, Jacqui Scott, Anton Selvaratnam, Lynden Rogers 2012 North West Christian School, Penguin, Tasmania

Using Bendable And Rigid Manipulatives In Primary Mathematics: Is One More Effective Than The Other In Conceptualising 3d Objects From Their 2d Nets?, Jacqui Scott, Anton Selvaratnam, Lynden Rogers

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

The usefulness of manipulatives in the primary maths classroom has been frequently asserted. The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of two different types of manipulatives, bendable and rigid, as aids for the conceptualisation of 3D solids from 2D nets (fold-outs of solid geometrical shapes) within the NSW Stage 2 Mathematics Curriculum. Contrary to initial expectations, the bendable nets, although more attractive to pupils, did not prove superior to the rigid variety. In fact, the most noticeable advances in conceptualisation followed teaching experiences using the rigid nets. Although this was a preliminary study and the sample sizes ...


Exploring Teacher Professional Development Through The Lens Of Complexity Theory: The Technology Together Story, Renata Phelps, Anne Graham 2012 Southern Cross University

Exploring Teacher Professional Development Through The Lens Of Complexity Theory: The Technology Together Story, Renata Phelps, Anne Graham

Centre for Children and Young People Papers

Facilitating teacher professional development in complex and dynamic school environments continues to be a challenge for school leaders. This is particularly the case in the area of information and communication technology (ICT) integration, where a constant and rapid rate of change, expanding pedagogical possibilities, and the influence of individual teachers’ values, attitudes, beliefs and skills mean that simplistic approaches to teacher learning are unlikely to be successful. This chapter explores the potential of Complexity Theory, including notions of causality, self-organised adaptation, sensitivity to initial conditions, bifurcation and redundancy, for understanding teacher professional learning. Issues of collaboration, reflection, management and policy ...


Faculty Perceptions Of The Value Of Academic Libraries: A Mixed Method Study, Kelly Heider, Sandra Janicki, Joann Janosko, Blaine Knupp, Carl Rahkonen 2012 Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Faculty Perceptions Of The Value Of Academic Libraries: A Mixed Method Study, Kelly Heider, Sandra Janicki, Joann Janosko, Blaine Knupp, Carl Rahkonen

Library Faculty Papers

This article details the findings of a year-long study at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) Libraries which examined IUP faculty members’ perceptions of the value of library resources and services to both their research and teaching. Through a mixed-method study, which included an online survey and follow-up focus groups, the researchers found that faculty were dissatisfied with IUP Libraries’ marketing initiatives but satisfied with its small embedded librarian program. As a result, marketing and growth of the embedded librarian program became the two main focus areas for improvement in the next academic year.


Il Instruction In The Graduate Classroom, Kelly Heider 2012 Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Il Instruction In The Graduate Classroom, Kelly Heider

Library Faculty Papers

The purpose of this study was to examine a Masters in Education (MEDU) cohort at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) to measure their perceptions of the value of information literacy instruction in the graduate classroom. Findings indicate that MEDU students recognize the importance of information literacy skills and value the information literacy instruction they received in the masters program because it not only improved their information literacy skills but their overall achievement.


Ipads Versus Laptops: The Effects Of Mobile Device Interfaces On Students' Attitudes Towards Technology And Learning, Evans Lugalia Mudanya 2012 University of Northern Iowa

Ipads Versus Laptops: The Effects Of Mobile Device Interfaces On Students' Attitudes Towards Technology And Learning, Evans Lugalia Mudanya

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Although iPad and laptop interfaces look similar, users interact with them in significantly different ways. The differences in these interfaces may lead to attitudinal differences towards technology and learning. In an attitudinal survey taken by 39 UNI Malcolm Price Laboratory School (MPLS) students, possible attitudinal differences of students based upon the two interfaces were investigated. This preliminary ex-post facto study investigated whether there is any relationship between the type of mobile devices used in a ninth grade English class and the students’ attitudes towards technology and learning. The study also explored if a relationship between attitudes toward technology and learning ...


Influence Of Digital Communication On Young Adult Contemporary Fiction, Melissa J. Dagel 2012 University of Northern Iowa

Influence Of Digital Communication On Young Adult Contemporary Fiction, Melissa J. Dagel

Graduate Research Papers

Digital communications are profoundly influencing young adult communications; yet little is known about how novels that use digital communications such as text messages, e-mails, or blogs as the voice and point of view. The purpose of this qualitative content analysis was to analyze how select young adult novels portray digital communications themes using the following research questions: What digital communication themes are portrayed in young adult literature that use digital communication as the voice and point of view? In what ways are the digital communication themes developed in these young adult novels? In what ways might these themes inspire young ...


Multicultural Picture Books: Windows And Mirrors, Dawn M. Goodale 2012 University of Northern Iowa

Multicultural Picture Books: Windows And Mirrors, Dawn M. Goodale

Graduate Research Papers

Multicultural children’s picture books offer readers views into far away places that can be similar or very different from that of the reader. These picture books can be used to enhance the Social Studies curriculum by offering students new perspectives on other cultures. The researcher employed the five dimensions of global perspectives developed by Robert G. Hanvey (1976) and criteria from the Iowa Core Curriculum Social Studies Standards (grades 3-5), to determine the titles that best exemplified the criteria. Review of related literature included the topics of multicultural education, multicultural literature and reader-text-relationships. The project consists of an annotated ...


Teens Read Book Trailers, Jill Besler 2012 University of Northern Iowa

Teens Read Book Trailers, Jill Besler

Graduate Research Papers

The Teens Read website was developed as a tool for middle and high school students to use when making book selections. The website features award books from YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults, YALSA Teen’s Top Ten, Iowa Teen Award, and Iowa High School book lists. Book trailers are embedded on each page to promote the books as well as an embedded preview for students to get a sneak-peak of the book before selection.


School Library Circulation Records: What Do They Reveal About Boys' Reading Preferences?, Chelsea Sims 2012 University of Northern Iowa

School Library Circulation Records: What Do They Reveal About Boys' Reading Preferences?, Chelsea Sims

Graduate Research Papers

The purpose of this study was to examine what if any patterns emerge in the library checkout habits of elementary school age boys in consecutive grades and to compare them to common assumptions of which books boys prefer to read. A quantitative bibliometric method was used to analyze and count the circulation records of forty-four students over a three year period. The circulations to the boys in the study were compared to the circulations to the girls. Records revealed that on average, boys in third grade borrowed more books than the girls in the study, but girls selected more books ...


Give Them Some Truth, James Standish 2012 Wahroonga Adventist School

Give Them Some Truth, James Standish

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


School And Home School, Rachel Rankin 2012 Avondale High School, Cooranbong

School And Home School, Rachel Rankin

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Numbers Don't Tell The Whole Story, David Potter 2012 Avondale College of Higher Education

Numbers Don't Tell The Whole Story, David Potter

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


School Choice: What Motivates Parents, Peter Beamish, Peter Morey 2012 Avondale College

School Choice: What Motivates Parents, Peter Beamish, Peter Morey

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Connectedness, Jerry Unser 2012 Avondale College

Connectedness, Jerry Unser

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


The Role Of The Prinicipal: A Multifaceted Role, John Collier 2012 Avondale College

The Role Of The Prinicipal: A Multifaceted Role, John Collier

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Grey Matter Matters, Andrea Thompson 2012 Avondale School

Grey Matter Matters, Andrea Thompson

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Why Did My Mentor Teacher Only Give Me A Credit?, Beverly Christian, Peter Kilgour, Andrew Kilgour 2012 Avondale College

Why Did My Mentor Teacher Only Give Me A Credit?, Beverly Christian, Peter Kilgour, Andrew Kilgour

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


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